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Are your skills sufficient for the jobs you’re pursuing?

Are your skills sufficient for the jobs you’re pursuing?
One of the biggest obstacles employers are facing today is not a lack of job requisitions, but a lack of sufficiently skilled candidates to meet job requirements. The result: Many jobs go unfilled. As someone who has worked in the recruiting and ...
Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 0 comment(s)
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Virtual interviewing: Prepare to make a great impression!

Virtual interviewing: Prepare to make a great impression!
Technology has reinvented the way companies interview. It is estimated that more than one billion people connect to the Internet via their mobile device. With easy access to video conferencing apps, an interview can take place just about anywhere ...
Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 0 comment(s)
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Is your boss pushing you out the door?

Is your boss pushing you out the door?
Your job plays a big part in your personal happiness. That’s why many people spend years of their lives pursuing degrees and mastering skills that will enable them to live out their dreams. But, what happens when your dream job comes with a ...
Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 1 comment(s)
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Polishing your professional communication skills

Polishing your professional communication skills
Your communication skills will either help you or hinder you in your career. As regional vice president of one of America’s largest employers, I can attest to this. In fact, good communication is one of the leading skills we look for in the ...
Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Patti Dunning | 0 comment(s)
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Why job hunt through the holidays?

Why job hunt through the holidays?
Let’s be real, there are plenty of good reasons to flake on your job search during the holidays, but there are even better reasons to take it up a notch! Whether you’re unemployed or just ready for a change, the holidays offer some ...
Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Kathy George | 0 comment(s)
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Take advantage of company training programs

Take advantage of company training programs
Looking for a creative angle on career advancement? Training is a great way to expand your skills and make yourself attractive for promotion. Did you know many companies offer free training, education and professional development to their employees? ...
Posted: Friday, November 15, 2013 9:00:00 AM by Nanci Schulman | 1 comment(s)
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Need training? A staffing firm may be the solution.

Need training? A staffing firm may be the solution.
Whether you’re fresh out of school or changing careers, it’s crucial that you have the right skills and training for the jobs you are pursuing. But, how do you get the experience you need if no one will let you through the door? The ...
Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 9:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 0 comment(s)
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The secret to a successful job transition

The secret to a successful job transition
The job market is starting to show signs of recovery and given the opportunity, many workers are intent to make a change. According to the latest Emerging Workforce® Study, 29 percent of all workers say they are likely to look for a new job in ...
Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Kathy George | 0 comment(s)
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The substance of a standout resume

The substance of a standout resume
You may have all the qualifications to succeed in a job, but if your resume doesn’t showcase them, it may never make it to the interview pile. If you want your resume to stand out of the stack, here are some pointers that will help you capture ...
Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Nanci Schulman | 1 comment(s)
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Telecommuting: If given the privilege, prove yourself worthy

Telecommuting: If given the privilege, prove yourself worthy
Working from home can be a wonderful thing, especially for employees with long commutes and high gas bills. But, that’s not all. According to a recent Staples Advantage survey, telecommuters said it helps them maintain better work-life ...
Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:15:00 PM by Sandy Mazur | 0 comment(s)
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Never stop building your resume

Never stop building your resume
A resume is meant to be an up-to-date, professional reflection of you. Is it? If we’re honest, most of us have our resume stored on a computer that is updated once a year, at best. But, if you want a resume that represents you well, you must ...
Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 1 comment(s)
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Become a student of your career

Become a student of your career
What word best describes the experience of a student? Learning! While your days in the classroom may be over, the drive to learn, understand, discover and achieve is a lifelong quest! Ben Franklin grasped the concept well when he said, “An ...
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2013 9:00:00 AM by Patti Dunning | 1 comment(s)
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Never underestimate the value of experience.

Never underestimate the value of experience.
Whether you’re a student preparing for the future or a recent grad eager to land your first job, experience is essential to your success. While good grades reveal you have the discipline to study and understand the subjects relevant to your ...
Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Kathy George | 0 comment(s)
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Changing jobs: Does it hold the key to career advancement?

Changing jobs: Does it hold the key to career advancement?
For many of today’s top performers, the answer is a resounding yes. But, there are many other factors to consider before you make the jump. Job longevity & value Have you put in enough time at your current employer to make a valuable ...
Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Vicki Spencer | 0 comment(s)
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Burning bridges is never beneficial

Burning bridges is never beneficial
Leaving your job is a big decision. Whether it’s due to dissatisfaction or the desire for greater career opportunities, how you leave will have a lasting impact on your future prospects. If you are leaving for negative reasons, don’t ...
Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Nanci Schulman | 1 comment(s)
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There is no “i” in teamwork!

There is no “i” in teamwork!
We’ve all heard it’s important to be a team player, but what does it really mean? Foremost, it means working for the good of the team, rather than your own individual goals. And, that means dropping the personal pronouns—because as ...
Posted: Monday, October 07, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 0 comment(s)
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Using mobile technology to enhance your job search

Using mobile technology to enhance your job search
If you’re in the market for a job, you’ll soon discover your mobile device is one of your best job search tools. A recent survey revealed 77 percent of job seekers use mobile apps to enhance their job search results. It makes sense, ...
Posted: Friday, September 27, 2013 9:00:00 AM by Patti Dunning | 0 comment(s)
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Prepare to succeed in your interview

Prepare to succeed in your interview
How well you do in an interview has everything to do with how well you prepared for it. If you take the time to prepare well, you will perform well—it’s as simple as that! Essentially, there are three facets of the interview that merit ...
Posted: Friday, September 27, 2013 9:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 0 comment(s)
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A little confidence will take you a long way!

A little confidence will take you a long way!
We all know people at work who just seem to have it all together. It’s as though nothing can make them flinch or falter. They know what they want and they go after it. What makes them so successful? In a word: confidence. Confidence is a ...
Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 10:45:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 1 comment(s)
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LinkedIn: A networking goldmine

LinkedIn: A networking goldmine
If you are in the market for a job and you have yet to join LinkedIn, you are missing an incredible networking opportunity. The world’s largest Internet-based professional network, LinkedIn has more than 150 million members spanning more than ...
Posted: Friday, July 26, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Patti Dunning | 1 comment(s)
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