Archive for 2012

2013 Job Outlook

2013 Job Outlook
Where is the job growth going to be in 2013? What areas should you focus on? And what job sectors are poised for growth? 2012 has been a challenging year for many who have been displaced from their job and are trying to get back into the job market. Many remain “underemployed” while attempting to... Read more »

2013 Job Resolutions!

2013 Job Resolutions!
With 2012 quickly coming to an end, leaving so many still unemployed and wondering what 2013 will bring, what can you do differently to get a job this upcoming year? Employers continue to look for people that fill their immediate needs and are mostly not interested in training. It is still an “employer-driven” job market,... Read more »

A Merry Christmas Filled with Hope!

A Merry Christmas Filled with Hope!
  It was the night before Christmas and workers at Jewel and Starbucks were busy at their jobs. Not a day off for them as they waited on customers. Many were tired, but needed a job while their families waited for them to end their day. Once off the clock, they rushed to the stores... Read more »
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Should You List Your College Graduation Year on Your Resume?

Should You List Your College Graduation Year on Your Resume?
Many job candidates who are unemployed or thinking of changing jobs is faced with creating a strong résumé that will resonate with a hiring manager and make it through an automated program to a recruiter’s desk. With still many more people looking for work than there are available jobs, having a strong résumé is essential.... Read more »

Essential Tips for Networking at Holiday Parties

Essential Tips for Networking at Holiday Parties
This time of year is cause for celebration. With many companies hosting parties for friends, employees and guests, it is an opportune time to meet new people. These parties often have guests from all walks of life, who you never would have met if not for the holiday party. So, go to as many of... Read more »

What Makes a Blog Post Great?

What Makes a Blog Post Great?
Everyone is writing blogs these days. With so many blogs to choose from and all of us tight on time, we don’t want to waste our precious moments on blogs that don’t deliver. So, what makes for a great blog? Why are some posts amazing and others down right boring? What makes some much better... Read more »
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Bragging & Bitching on Facebook: Our Addiction

Bragging & Bitching on Facebook: Our Addiction
It has occurred to me after reading a number of Facebook posts (which I do every day after I check my e-mail) that many of us are either looking for recognition on a victory we have won or are bitching about something or someone. Facebook has become a highway for unloading whatever is on our... Read more »

Time for An Alternative to Starbucks for Your Virtual Office?

Time for An Alternative to Starbucks for Your Virtual Office?
Many of us these days are working virtual equipped with our smart phones and Ipad, running from appointments to the closest Starbucks, where we set up shop to do our business. Wedged in the corner of our favorite café with babies, loud talkers and the general commotion of being in a public place, it is... Read more »

Do You Know WHY People Follow You on Facebook?

Do You Know WHY People Follow You on Facebook?
Social media has taken over our lives in a way we never imagined when the internet became mainstream in 1998. I remember people asking me what they should do with the internet beside use it for searching for information on site like “Ask Jeeves”. This site is long gone and has been replaced by Google,... Read more »
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All I Want for Christmas is a Job!: Tips for Job Hunting During the Holidays

All I Want for Christmas is a Job!: Tips for Job Hunting During the Holidays
With the Holiday season in full gear and year end accounting for most firms; it is a busy time for companies. When you are looking for a job this time of year it can either work against you or in your favor, depending on how you handle the job seeking process. You can count on... Read more »