Restarting the Job Search

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When the recession hit, many companies began shedding jobs, and the unemployment rate shot up. As a result, many people gave up any thought of searching for a new job because they were concerned about keeping the one they had. But now that the economy is improving, the unemployment rate is slowly beginning to decrease,… Read more »

Reevaluating the Cover Letter

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During the job application process, the usual procedure for candidates is to submit a cover letter and resume to the company they want to work for. And, many still believe this to be a good idea. There are some career advisors, however, who are beginning to rethink the role of the cover letter, and are… Read more »

Hidden Pitfalls in the Job Search

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It’s no secret that the job search process is arduous. It takes a lot of time and energy. So, it’s especially important to watch out for things that, routine for the most part, could sabotage your job search effort if not done right. These are things that are easily avoidable, yet they have tripped up… Read more »

The Rise of the Contingent Workforce

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The sector of the job market experiencing  the most rapid increase is  temporary and part-time work. Nothing else comes close. The number of these workers now stands at 28 million, the most ever. Because of the tremendous growth in this area, some business experts are saying that the change is not just the result of… Read more »

Punching Up Productivity

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For businesses, the bottom line is all about productivity, getting the most from their employees. Companies spend a lot of money trying to learn how to do this. And employees themselves are concerned about productivity because performance reviews, raises and promotions hang in the balance. There are a number of things that can interfere with… Read more »

How to Really Get Motivated

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There is no lack of advice out there on how to achieve success, whether it be getting the job you want, or getting ahead in your career. But, unfortunately, much of the most common advice is useless at best. It really does nothing to help you achieve your goals, according to research psychologist Heidi Grant… Read more »

Time for a New Career?

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Tired of the job you have now? Not getting any satisfaction or fulfillment from your work ? Thinking about making a change? Some people see a career change as just the thing they need to get them engaged and excited about their work.  You hear stories about people who have made the transition from one… Read more »

Stress — It’s Not What You Think

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Stress is something we all have to deal with, whether looking for a job or at work. We have to deal with deadlines, workload, coworkers and bosses. But recent research has revealed something interesting about the nature of stress. It turns out that the impact of stress, whether bad or good, may depend to a… Read more »

Why Unemployment Is Still High

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While the economy appears to be recovering, and the stock market has hit new highs, there is still one area of the economy that has not improved much since the recession, and that is unemployment. The number of unemployed still remains stubbornly high. It is a marked difference from other recoveries, when economic recovery also… Read more »

Using a Video Resume

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The job recruiting process is changing rapidly, influenced by social media. And technology is having an impact in another area as well with video resumes.   Many employers seem to be receptive to the idea. Almost 90 percent of them said they would watch a video resume. They like the idea because it allows them… Read more »