New Year’s Resolutions and Your Job Search

New Year’s Resolutions can be applied to all aspects of our lives. A job search is no exception and may be the most important!  What we do is so much a part of who we are in our culture that landing and keeping a job can be the most significant activity of our lives in a single year.  The usual first question asked when meeting someone new is ‘What do you do?’  If you answer, ‘I am not
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The Relevance of Social Media to Your Job Search

Social Media is a powerful tool, one that can catapult an individual from obscurity to national and even international recognition with only the stroke of a key. The pen is mightier than the sword! How Is Social Media Relevant to Your Job Search? Social mediums such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter allow us to reach-out far beyond our normal sphere of social influence to CEOs and decision makers.  Job seekers are able to present themselves in a more relaxed forum than
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‘Tis The Season! To Land a Job!

The holiday season is one of the best times of the year to look for a job. Between now and the middle of January, competition is at its lowest making hiring managers and recruiters more accessible to job applicants. Many companies will post job openings during the holiday season anticipating fewer applicants in a time with an over-abundance of job seekers. Fewer applicants translate into more time to consider each person and evaluate their skills in relationship to company needs.  A ‘Getting-to-Know-You’ time so
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The Jobs Report!

Friday’s Jobs Report may discourage you as a job seeker from remaining ‘active’ in your job search.  It is disheartening to learn that overall nationwide hiring fell far short of expectations.  You feel defeated before you even begin your job search! But while you read or hear about the statistics on job growth for June, keep in mind that hiring within most organizations is cyclical and increases or decreases depending where on the fiscal calendar jobs are created.
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