Posts Tagged 'job seekers'

Who Cares about NDEAM?

CorneliusNDEAM stands for National Disability Employment Awareness month. Held each October, NDEAM is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The theme for 2014 is Expect. Employ. Empower.
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Turning a Temporary Assignment into a Permanent Job

JoAnn Kawamoto“It takes a job to get a job.” This is an old adage with truth behind it.

Joyce Russell, President of Adecco Staffing US, has said that now is a great time to take on a temporary position, and many hiring agencies are in agreement.
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Successful Interviewing

Photo 57 (2)Identifying Employer Wants and Needs
Congratulations, job seeker! You attended several resume seminars and had your resume proofed by eight different counselors that were all in agreement; you are a genius with a targeted resume for every occasion. Your confidence is at an all-time high as requests for interviews explode. You gave the employer what they needed to determine you deserved an interview. Now give the employer what they want to determine if you’re right for the job.
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What’s In Your Closet Now?

Photo 57 (2)In a previous blog, What’s in Your Closet?, I discussed the importance of company culture and “fit.” Have you taken inventory of your closet since then? If not, I encourage you to do so! As you do, keep these tips in mind for cost effective ways to stretch your wardrobe while creating your own personal brand: Continue reading ‘What’s In Your Closet Now?’

Redefining Success

Educating with Common Sense
As a parent of teenagers, I have bought into the mindset that my children MUST go to college in order to be “successful” and get a good job. As a well educated professional that is up to my eyeballs in student loan debt, I am not so sure that mindset is valid. And as a workforce development professional that understands the overwhelming need for technical skills in today’s business world, I know it is time for my “mom mindset” to catch up with the times. :)
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Long-Term Unemployment

Not too long ago, I had an in-depth conversation with an HR professional who volunteers at BJM (Between Jobs Ministry) helping job seekers who are long-term unemployed. Labor analysts define long-term unemployment as those who have been looking for work for more than a year. This HR professional emphasized the importance of networking, utilizing social networking tools and keeping skills current when searching for a job. Let me elaborate.
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How to Pick the Top Workplaces

””There are many top ranked locally headquartered companies in Houston; according to Workforce Dynamics, a Pennsylvania-based research firm, some are even ranked among the nation’s ten best places to work.

Before pursuing employment with any corporation, I encourage all job seekers to investigate and discover as much as possible about companies that interest them. The facts gathered can be invaluable when deciding on the best places to work. Continue reading ‘How to Pick the Top Workplaces’



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