Author Archive | boblarson

Making Yourself Indispensable

Bob Larson, CPC April  2020 – Career Report –  Issue 241 Making Yourself Indispensable During and After the Shut-Down Your company, like most others, will go through many transitions during this pandemic shut-down.  If you have managed to survive or have been furlough until the isolation is lifted; your company viewed you as a well-regarded […]

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February 2020 Career Report Issue 239

February 2020 Career Report Issue 239 FOLLOWING UP AFTER AN INTERVIEW Comparisons between job hunting and dating are common, and never are they truer than when it comes to the follow-up after the initial interview or first date, according to an article from CareerBuilder.com.  After either meeting, if you’re interested you want to let the […]

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Career Report December 2019 Issue 237

Career Report, December  2018 Issue 237 TIS’ THE SEASON FOR JOB SEARCHING Many job seekers are tempted to slow down their search for a new position (or pause it altogether) during the winter holiday season. But according to an article published by Monster.com, career experts say that taking a break from your holiday job search […]

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Turning a Temp Job Into a Permanent Position

Career Report October 2019 – Issue 236 Turning a Temp Job Into a Permanent Position For workers interested in making a temporary job permanent, here are some tips from author Karen Burns from an article published by U.S. News & World Report: Treat the temp job like a long job interview. Do your best work. Always […]

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Recharge Your Batteries and Love Your Job

Career Report September 2019 – Issue 235 RECHARGE YOUR BATTERIES AND LOVE YOUR JOB Burnout is one of the biggest problems in the workplace, especially for older workers, and is a major reason many people retire earlier than they projected, according to an article in AARP The Magazine. But for people in their mid-to-late 50s and into their […]

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In Interviews Ask Questions

Career Report August, 2019 — Issue 234   In Interviews, Ask Enough Questions When interviewing, many job candidates don’t realize that the questions they ask are just as important as how they present themselves and the answers they give. According to an article published by CareerBuilder.com, failing to ask questions shows a lack of genuine […]

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Tips for Telephone Interviews

Career Report July 2019 – Issue 233 Tips for Telephone Interviews A telephone interview is usually short — allowing just enough time for a recruiter to form a general impression of a job candidate — so the focus is on questions that help to evaluate someone quickly. The candidate’s goal is to turn the phone […]

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