Posts Categorized: Job Seekers

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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 »

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Advances in technology and communication have made the job search seem like an ever-widening horizon. You can apply to any job, located in any city, purportedly with just the click of a button. Of course, the reality isn’t quite that utopian. That “one-click” application can sometimes turn into a tedious slog of repeating the same… Read more »

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Getting a full-time job is like entering a long-term monogamous relationship. You now have a lot of responsibility…and a big demand on your time and loyalty. Of course, you might already have a real long-term relationship (like with an actual person). Or you might have kids. Or pets. Or time-consuming hobbies (hey, your book club… Read more »