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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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Stephen Covey Wonderful 2019 Principles

Career Report January, 2019 — Issue 227 Stephen Covey Wonderful 2019 Principles  Author and self-help pioneer Stephen Covey left us with a wealth of ideas and resources for changing and improving behaviors. As we begin a new year and look forward to the days and months ahead, we would be wise to regularly keep in […]

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Request Your Unemployment Assistance @ Thanksgiving

We are so grateful that unemployment continues to diminish hitting record lows. However; during this Thanksgiving Holiday let us remember the millions of good folks who continue to be adversely affected by our unemployment numbers. Over the past decades the personal painful histories that I have witnessed, due to no job or meaningful work, continues […]

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Four Must-Have Job Skills

Career Repot November 2018 Issue 225 Four must-have job skills that workers should aim to possess:   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 […]

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Background-Check  a Potential Employer

Career Report October 2018 Issue – 224 Background-Check  a Potential Employer Job seekers aren’t the only ones who should undergo a lengthy background check. According to an article by CareerBuilder.com, it’s important that candidates research a prospective employer too. Anything from pending lawsuits, bankruptcies or layoffs can be enough to raise a red flag. Doing […]

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The Problem with Pointing Fingers

Career Report September 2018 Issue – 223 The Problem with Pointing Fingers When things go wrong at work and mistakes result in a problem or even the loss of business, employees often get annoyed and want to place the blame on someone. But before pointing a finger at a follow employee, it’s important to take […]

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Hiring a Resume Writer

Career Report August 2018 Issue – 222 Hiring a Resume Writer As job seekers find it tougher to compete for the attention of hiring managers, more of them have turned to résumé-writing services to help give them an edge, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal. But before you pay for someone to re-do […]

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Five Ways to Derail an Interview

Career Report July  2018— Issue 221   Five Ways to Derail an Interview An interview is one of the hardest things to obtain as a job seeker – and unfortunately, it’s also one of the easiest ways by which you can lose a job opportunity. Indeed, interview mishaps happen to everyone, but by being well-prepared […]

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