Seven Tips to a Job-Winning Interview

These days, interviews don't come easily. When you get The Call, make the most of your time -- and go for it!1. Investigate the company's culture, markets, and finances. But resist the temptation to show off what you've researched: "I just read that you're about to embark on a new... Read More

10 Steps to Getting the Most Out of Job Fairs

Many job seekers tend to overlook job fairs. They can be crowded, busy, competitive and confusing events. But they offer you the opportunity to contact many potential employers all within one place, and they can help you land a job. Here's what you need to do to get the... Read More

Hot Business Trends for 2004? And Beyond: Maybe One Will Turn Into a Creative Business Idea for You

I always look forward to the December issue of Entrepreneur magazine. That's the issue that features the publisher's annual pick of hot businesses, markets, and trends for smart entrepreneurs ? or those who aspire to be. Some of the high tech businesses cited like mobile gaming or... Read More

10 Steps to Escape the Job World and Create the Life You Really Want

1. GET THE POINT ? OF LIFE, THAT IS. How many of us will look back in our old age and wish we'd gone to more meetings or put in more overtime. The point? Despite pressure to "play it safe" by sticking with your day job ("...but dear, you... Read More

Stacking The Deck In Your Favor

Many people do not bother to look at their own magnificence and without that view it is not likely that we will recognize the need for strategies to maximize our strengths. When we buy an outfit for a special affair, we automatically try to coordinate each piece so that they... Read More

Your Goals Must Be Within Your Reach

FIRST STEP -- Set short-term, incremental goals. Work up to larger plans later. Never put yourself under the gun right from the get-go. If you do... discouragement will be right at your doorstep. You'll quit! Remember your New Year's resolutions? Set incremental time frames. Short-range goals are... Read More

Defining Success Your Way!

In my career advising practice, I often find that my clients are not clear about what success means for them. Our society defines success primarily around three elements: power, money and fame. Many of you reading this may be saying, "wait a minute ?those elements are not the most important... Read More

What Turns Potential Employers ON; What Turns Them OFF?

According to an annual survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, these are the most important qualities that employers are looking for in a job candidate, in priority order: (1) Communication skills; (2) Honesty/integrity; (3) Teamwork skills; (4) Interpersonal skills; (5) A... Read More

Six Factors That Can Cost You the Interview/Job

Most job seekers know that an unprofessional appearance will count against them at an interview. Here are six MORE factors that can help you remain in the unemployment line: (1) Being unprepared for the interview. Prepare, plan, and practice! In today's tough job market, you MUST do everything... Read More

Job Interviews & the Magic of Music

Can music help you with your next job interview? It just might! Here's how. First, it can help you during your research, preparation and practice. While it doesn't appear to work for everyone, some studies suggest that having classical music playing softly in the background as you study... Read More

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The Importance Of Promoting Employment Through Manufacturing Career Pathways (blog)
This so-called language barrier makes it hard to develop work-based learning programs that unite community colleges and employers under the same common cause — getting students/job seekers the education and experience they need to succeed in the ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Must attend: Metro Atlanta job and careers in October
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Will be recruiting applicants for food line workers (GDOL job number GA8331169), food processors (GDOL job number GA8331218), forklift drivers (GDOL job number GA8331391), material handlers (GDOL job number GA8338373) and production workers ...

The Herald

Job hunting? Check it out: Libraries offer Fast Track to Employment system
The Herald
MERCER COUNTY – Add job searches to the list of free services available at your local library. Fast Track to Employment, an initiative of six public libraries in Mercer County to provide resources for people who are looking for work, is ready for ...

Snyder talks job creation, STEM and auto careers at Michigan Works conference
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI — In the past four years, 420,000 private sector jobs have been created in Michigan. Michigan is No. 1 in manufacturing jobs and No. 5 in total private sector job creation, according to Gov. Rick Snyder. And the state's unemployment ...

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Help Wanted: Personal appearance is fair game in job review, lawyer says
Albuquerque Journal
DEAR CARRIE: My husband recently had his annual review. His company rates employees on a scale of 1 to 4, with 4 being the highest. He received a 2 for “appearance.” I am convinced it's because the boss doesn't like my husband's beard. My husband ...

Arizona companies hiring 100 or more in October
... recruiting and staffing agency. More info: Albertsons, hiring 400. The grocer is adding positions from accountants to clerks in the Phoenix area. More info:

Gloucester County job fair will feature 71 employers
DEPTFORD TWP. — A job fair at Rowan College at Gloucester County will feature 71 employers, county officials announced. The Friday, Oct. 16, event runs from 9 a.m. to noon in the RCGC gym and will include employers with openings in law enforcement, ...

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Fresno Bee (blog)

Diane Stafford: How not to apply for a job
Fresno Bee (blog)
The job hunter represents millions of young Americans whose education and career timelines were interrupted by the past recession. Countless millennials have been unable to pursue degrees and get started in targeted careers because of the economy.

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Eric Eversole: Workshop, job fair aim to help veterans
Knoxville News Sentinel
Tennessee's veteran unemployment rate dropped below 5 percent in 2015, yet the demand for job fairs, employment workshops and other training opportunities remains high. In the first week of October alone, veterans, transitioning service members and ...

Quad-Cities Interfaith plans job workshop
Quad City Times
Quad-Cities Interfaith will sponsor a job preparedness workshop Saturday at Second Baptist Church, 919 6th Ave., Rock Island. The workshop is for job seekers who want to improve resume writing and interviewing skills and “soft skills,” such as ...

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