Posts Categorized: Job Seekers

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Everyone knows that, in normal times, networking is the key to any comprehensive job search. Of course, these aren’t exactly normal times. With the coronavirus outbreak, tens of millions of workers have seen their career trajectories fly off course. How does this impact the networking process? How can you reconnect with your network in a time of… Read more »

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our relationship with your boss becomes instrumental in every aspect of your performance. When they’re happy, you’re happy. Well, maybe not always happy – but your chances of career advancement and good performance reports increase dramatically.  This is true even in the most bureaucratic organizations. Thanks to detailed job descriptions, which itemize the responsibilities and the qualifications necessary for each position, day-to-day operations at most… Read more »

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Our conception of the word “job” can get rigid. However, it doesn’t just refer to a 40-hour-a-week, nine-to-five experience. Rather, a professional position can take many forms. Finding the one that suits your lifestyle often represents a significant challenge.   That’s what makes temp jobs such a useful option. These positions stretch out the narrow definition of what’s possible for your career-building needs. Working… Read more »

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  Light industrial work is more complicated than many people realize. It involves more than the specific task at hand. Workers need to show a number of soft skills as well, in order to push productivity and efficiency to the highest levels.   But what traits to target? What soft skills make the most difference in a light industrial… Read more »

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Early in the job-search process, getting an interview prompts real excitement. Like champagne popping-level excitement. However, as the interviews continue to roll in, but the offers most definitely don’t, that level of enthusiasm starts to fade. What once seemed like the last step before landing a job has become a frustrating purgatory.  But why is… Read more »

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You’re trying to get back into the workforce after a long absence. However, you face a challenge, a kind of prejudice. People are reluctant to hire you. The gaps in your resume are scaring away prospective employers.  It can feel like you are back in your early days, just getting started. All the hard work you put… Read more »

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Some people like the night shift. Others take what they can get. Whatever your motivation, switching to an overnight schedule can have significant consequences. But by taking the appropriate steps, you can optimize your ability to make the transition.  Changing from a day shift to an overnight one can play havoc with the rest of… Read more »

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Despite rumblings about the potential for an economic slowdown, the labor market has remained extremely tight lately. That’s good news for workers, who should be able to take advantage of the situation to push their careers forward. The unemployment rate is sitting at 3.7%, hovering above multi-decade lows. That figure means that most people who… Read more »

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Despite rumblings about the potential for an economic slowdown, the labor market has remained extremely tight lately. That’s good news for workers, who should be able to take advantage of the situation to push their careers forward. The unemployment rate is sitting at 3.7%, hovering above multi-decade lows. That figure means that most people who… Read more »