Posts Tagged 'Unemployment'



Resume Series: Part 3 – Summary

This is day three of a week long blog series that provides tips on how to develop each section of your resume. Previously, the focus was on the heading and objective. Today will focus on the summary. This series is to help prepare for the kick-off of our “Getting People to Work” series. As part of this project we will focus our efforts to bring together community resources, provide workshops in our offices and in our communities and plan hiring events in targeted geographic locations. We hope that you find this series helpful and that you will join us at one or more of our events!

In-Office Workshops
Community-Based Workshops
Hiring Events
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Resume Series: Part 2 – Objective

This is day two of a week long blog series that provides tips on how to develop each section of your resume. Yesterday the focus was on the heading and today will focus on the objective. This series is to help prepare for the kick-off of our “Getting People to Work” series. As part of this project we will focus our efforts to bring together community resources, provide workshops in our offices and in our communities and plan hiring events in targeted geographic locations. We hope that you find this series helpful and that you will join us at one or more of our events!

In-Office Workshops
Community-Based Workshops
Hiring Events
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Resume Series: Part 1 – Heading

This week we will be posting a daily blog that provides tips on how to develop each section of your resume. This series is to help prepare for the kick-off of our “Getting People to Work” series. As part of this project we will focus our efforts to bring together community resources, provide workshops in our offices and in our communities and plan hiring events in targeted geographic locations. We hope that you find this series helpful and that you will join us at one or more of our events!

In-Office Workshops
Community-Based Workshops
Hiring Events
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Resolutions (Revisited)

Photo 57 (2)The New Year is a time when people look back and assess or “recap” their past experiences. We look at accomplishments and our lifestyle, but we also look at our past/current employment status.

In the past, I have lived through periods of end-of-year and New Year’s unemployment. During that stage of unemployment, I was filled with unnecessary anxiety and fear. Trying to achieve all of my goals simultaneously was overwhelming, and as a result I approached everything incorrectly! If I knew then what I know now, my New Year resolutions would have been much more strategic. Let me explain.
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Happy Holidays!

It’s December, that time of year when bells are ringing, homes and businesses are festively decorated, people are bustling to finish their shopping, family and community events are happening all around and the sounds of holiday music float through the air everywhere you go. It’s a magical time!

I am well aware that not everyone agrees with me, especially individuals who find themselves looking for employment at this time of year. So, to help ease the minds of people who are not quite so jolly about the holidays, let’s revisit a few tips from Christmases past:
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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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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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