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Pandemic Unemployment and Thanksgiving

We must be grateful for our health, family and our jobs as unemployment continues to rise in numerous sectors of our economy. During this Thanksgiving Holiday let us remember the millions of good folks who are adversely affected by our unemployment numbers as this pandemic spreads wildly across our country and the world. Over the […]

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Bob Larson, CPC

Four must-have job skills that workers should aim to possess during and post-pandemic

July-September Career Report Issue # 242 Clear Communications – Whatever their level, communication is key for workers to advance. “This is really the ability to clearly articulate your point of view and the ability to create a connection through communication,” said Holly Paul, U.S. recruiting leader. For job seekers in particular, clear communication can provide a […]

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Make the Best of Every Zoom Meeting

Bob Larson, CPC July-September Career Report Issue # 242 If you don’t like attending Zoom meetings, you’re not alone. Most workers feel there are simply too many on-line meetings to attend on a daily and weekly basis, and that many of them are entirely unnecessary. But virtual meetings don’t have to be that way here […]

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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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