The Do’s and Don’ts of Difficult Interview Questions

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Interviewing: arguably the most impending fear of any job seeker. Whether looking to enter the workforce or in search of a new career opportunity, an interview is almost certain to happen. Yet two things remain true for job seekers: 1. Most don’t prepare effectively for an interview and 2. Most don’t prepare because they are unsure how to approach the “difficult questions” of interviewing – which all affects confidence. Continue reading “The Do’s and Don’ts of Difficult Interview Questions”

Hiring Events vs. Job Fairs

Cornelius BookerWhen searching for a job, people usually try to get as many contacts as possible. Workforce Solutions staff often discuss in detail the importance of networking and building relationships with employers. It’s stressed so much that part of our training and development includes a networking segment devoted to its effectiveness. One section discussed during the training is hiring events and job fairs. Many of us know that hiring events and job fairs are where people go to speak with employers about jobs offered. Continue reading “Hiring Events vs. Job Fairs”

Making the Most of a Job Fair

Thelisa LavergneA job fair, also referred to as a career fair or career expo, is an event in which employers and recruiters present company information and job openings for potential job candidates on the spot. Employers maximize the advantage of a job fair to increase the company’s brand awareness and also to save time in the screening process. Employers who attend a job fair have an idea of what qualifications they are looking for in a candidate. Continue reading “Making the Most of a Job Fair”

Success on the Job

Velta WorleyThis summer I have been privileged to work with groups of young people with disabilities who are looking for summer employment. I have met so many nice young adults who are motivated not only to find employment, but they are also looking forward to college and future careers. I am reminded that for a variety of reasons not everyone who goes to work stays employed for the long term. So I wanted to share some scenarios with you and ideas that may be helpful for being successful at work. Continue reading “Success on the Job”