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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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Interpreting Job Postings

Career Report June 2018— Issue 220 Guidance for Interpreting Job Postings Trying to figure out the language of job postings is one of the biggest challenges that job seekers face. That’s because job postings are presented in many different formats. If you’re not careful how you interpret them, you may easily eliminate yourself as a […]

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Turning Downtime Into Job Offers

Career Report May 2018— Issue 219 Turning Downtime Into Job Offers If there’s one thing that most unemployed job seekers have in abundance, it is time. And yet many of them misuse it. According to an article in The New York Times, that’s because in the post-layoff life it can be easy to put off […]

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Building Trust with your Boss

Career Report April, 2018 — Issue 218 Building Trust with your Boss Maintaining a trusting relationship with your boss can be a definite plus for your career but, according to an article from CareerBuilder.com, establishing that rapport can be difficult and may take a significant amount of time. Still, in the end, the article pointed […]

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Messy Desk Will Cost You Dollars (Reprinted Popular Demand from 2014)

Career Report March , 2018 — Issue 217  Messy Desk Will Cost You Dollars (Reprinted Popular Demand from 2014) If your desk is a mess, it’s time to start thinking about getting organized. According to an article in USA Today, not only can messy desks lead to lost documents and lost time, there’s also a […]

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