Business News to Turbocharge Your Job Search

Importance of Reading Business News for Job Search

Hot off the press! The latest set of news reports to turbocharge your career change or job search… Positive corporate news is a clue of future hiring. Companies can’t grow significantly without hiring people. And often, the news breaks BEFORE a job posting. So jump on these news reports, activate your network, and get your…

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Career Transition Tip – How to Work with Recruiting Agencies

Agency Recruiter and Candidate

Companies recruit with internal recruiters or with an external recruiting agency. Sometimes companies use both methods at the same time. As a recruiter, I started at a recruiting agency and then later moved to be an internal corporate recruiter. Understanding how a company works with an external recruiting agency is crucial for candidates. Why Companies…

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Happy 2021! Welcome to a Better Job Market

Start Job Search in 2021

Encouraging News Hooray! 2020 is over and 2021 is looking better for finding and changing job. Here are the signs and how to use this information in your job search. Microsoft is forecasting a 5X increase in “technology-oriented” jobs by 2025. From 41 million in 2020 to 190 million in 2025. They are also launching…

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Job Search Tips – Do This Today:

Improving Job Search

Rarely do people enjoy looking for a job. Now in this time of unprecedented change, unpredictability and stress, dental surgery is more welcome than a job search.  And to all of you who are unexpectedly unemployed, I KNOW the feeling. I have been laid-off three times in my career. Feeling scared while selling myself in…

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Benefits & Limitations of College Career Centers

Career Centers

You’ve invested years and countless thousands of dollars supporting your child to adulthood. My husband and I did the same. Yet few graduates are prepared to face the job market even with the help from college career centers.  Graduates often lack practiced skills to build a professional network or identify jobs that establish a strategic foundation…

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Best Website for Jobs Postings?

job search

I did a test to determine which job portal had the best results for full-time employee positions. I compared Google, LinkedIn and Indeed. I found significantly more job postings on LinkedIn. And I am not surprised. Why? Because most corporations use LinkedIn’s product “LinkedIn Recruiter” to post job listings and search for candidates. It is…

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Find Industries and Companies that INSPIRE You

Job Search Strategy

“I have one word for you… Plastics!” In this scene from The Graduate , Dustin Hoffman’s character, Benjamin Braddock, is being advised to start his career in the plastics industry. Clearly from Benjamin’s body language, he has absolutely no interest in working in the plastics industry! Success Comes from Finding Companies that Match Your Values You will…

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What Questions to Ask in an Interview?

Interview Questions

How you interview companies makes a huge impact on the impression made to interviewers. Interviews are your time to learn information not found on the internet. As a result, every conversation is an opportunity to ask your questions.  Here are examples: Questions about the Position: Who will be my direct supervisor? What are the three…

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