Posts Tagged 'Career Fair'

Happy St. Paddy’s Day

cherylSt. Patrick’s Day always reminds me of one of the most hospitable places I have ever visited, Ireland. She captured me at her first greeting; the way she extended her hand, so to speak, in friendship.

I am going to talk about our hand extension, the hand shake, which we use so often in interviews, networking and daily living. I will start with the lighter side of the handshake, what does not impress the folks and then explain how to get it right.
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Hiring Our Heroes

Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide grassroots campaign that was launched to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses, find meaningful employment. So far this initiative has helped more than 20,000 men and women find employment.
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Knowledge is Power

One of my favorite sayings is, “Knowledge is Power”. Often times at the end of an information packed workshop, I will ask participants if they believe this saying. Ninety nine percent of the time the answer is, “Yes” – which is just what I am hoping to hear! Continue reading ‘Knowledge is Power’

Desperately Seeking a New (Job Fair Recruiting) Lifestyle:

Delving into different ways of discovering new talent pools at job fairs.

I had the pleasure of attending a job fair for Veterans yesterday. There were nearly 90 eager employers ready to talk to the hundreds of military veterans on hand looking for new work. As I walked around the job fair, I noticed some consistencies that were not necessarily good things. Rather than point them out, I decided I would write a blog on different ways to change your recruiting approach (especially if it is not yielding great results). Here we go! Continue reading ‘Desperately Seeking a New (Job Fair Recruiting) Lifestyle:’

Hiring a Vet Can Work for You

I frequently hear from employers who say, “Just send me people who are responsible and hard-working – who come to work every day, on time, and will contribute to my company team. I need individuals who learn fast and stay smart in changing situations. I’ll teach them the job.”
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That App Ain’t Right

Applying to jobs in non-traditional ways
I have dealt with hundreds of employers over the many years I have been with Workforce Solutions and each employer has their own “perfect way” of sourcing and recruiting candidates. *sigh* Applications . . . They come in many forms. There’s the dreaded online application that asks you to upload your resume then puts everything in the wrong place. There’s the paper application that is too long for its own good. Then we have the request to “please send a resume and cover letter” – to whom? where? why? how?

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Fair Time

Fall has always been one of my favorite seasons. The leaves are changing colors, cooler weather is blowing in, football games are being played, the holidays are on their way, and it’s FAIR time! It’s almost like you can feel the excitement in the air. Continue reading ‘Fair Time’