With the rapid change of the current job market and the heightened unemployment rate, it is crucial to be adaptable. My background consists of music performance and education, and within the last two years, I developed skills in recruiting, social services, case management, and public training. Many people are required to look for employment outside their previous career paths due to recent events, and there are some things to consider if you are a part of this group.Continue reading “Shifting Gears”
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Falling in Love with Your Job
In tribute to Valentine’s Day and Cupid’s arrow, I’d like to share with you my “first job after college” story.
After graduating, too exhausted to find work, I took three weeks off to sleep and travel!
It was the early 80’s, and many of my friends moved to other cities for work. Houston’s labor market was over-saturated at the time and offered few Graphic Design opportunities. Stubbornly I decided to stay put and make it work.
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Diving into the Talent Pool
An Employer’s Guide to Finding the Right Candidates in Today’s Job Market
Current figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that nationwide we are averaging an unemployment rate of about 7.3%. Based on these figures, employers should expect to get a good number of candidates applying for any opening they post. As an employer, you might be wondering why you are either not getting enough candidates or not getting the right candidates.
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I Have Skills… Transferable Skills
Today, many job seekers define themselves by their job title and may not take into account their specific transferable skills. This could limit their range at the time of job transition due to a lay-off, career change, or disability. How do you know which skills can transfer to another job? How do you identify them and sell them to employers? Continue reading “I Have Skills… Transferable Skills”