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5 Reasons Why Every #Jobseeker Would Benefit From Having a Portfolio

If it’s true that a picture is worth 1,000 words, why don’t jobseekers come to job interviews prepared to show and tell? One of the best ways to do this is with a portfolio, leave-behind, or interview presentation binder.While portfolios are expected in certain “creative” professions, jobseekers in many more “traditional” fields could benefit from [...]

5 Tips to use LinkedIn to get more interviews and job offers

It is common knowledge that recruiters and hiring managers use LinkedIn to find candidates for their job openings. Last year alone there were billions of searches to find people to fill their jobs. Here are a few tips to help you expedite being found on LinkedIn. 1.         How recruiters search for you. They start with [...]

By | July 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Tips to use LinkedIn to get more interviews and job offers

The “Positives” of Being Fired

While it may be difficult to find the silver lining in being fired, there can be some positives. 1.         One of the best things about searching for a new job while you’re unemployed is you can be open about your search. You don’t have to worry about your current employer finding out that you’re looking [...]

By | July 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The “Positives” of Being Fired

LinkedIn’s New Features Help Job Seekers

LinkedIn recently released three new features that all job seekers should know about. These features aid in enhancing profiles and developing a stronger professional network. With more than 70% of jobs being unadvertised, a job seeker needs to take advantage of every networking opportunity they can to augment their job search. LinkedIn ContactsBoost your network! [...]

By | July 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on LinkedIn’s New Features Help Job Seekers

Unemployment Insurance Benefits: Tips & Information for Fired or Laid off Jobseekers – Part 2 of a 2 Part Series

The shock of losing your job can be overwhelming. However, the decisions you make during this time are crucial to making a successful transition to a new position. In Part 1 of this series, I provided information about checking into eligibility for unemployment insurance. Clickhere to read. 1.   File your claim for unemployment benefits as soon [...]

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Unemployment Insurance Benefits: Tips & Information for Fired or Laid off Jobseekers – Part 2 of a 2 Part Series

The shock of losing your job can be overwhelming. However, the decisions you make during this time are crucial to making a successful transition to a new position. In Part 1 of this series, I provided information about checking into eligibility for unemployment insurance. Clickhere to read. 1.   File your claim for unemployment benefits as soon [...]

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Unemployment Insurance Benefits: Tips & Information for Fired or Laid off Jobseekers – Part 1 of a 2 Part Series

One of the first things to do after being fired is to check into unemployment insurance benefits. If you are fired from a job, you may be eligible for unemployment compensation unless your employer proves you left your job voluntarily (you quit or resigned), or you were discharged for misconduct. (And there is an appeals [...]

By | June 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Unemployment Insurance Benefits: Tips & Information for Fired or Laid off Jobseekers – Part 1 of a 2 Part Series

Unemployment Insurance Benefits: Tips & Information for Fired or Laid off Jobseekers – Part 1 of a 2 Part Series

One of the first things to do after being fired is to check into unemployment insurance benefits. If you are fired from a job, you may be eligible for unemployment compensation unless your employer proves you left your job voluntarily (you quit or resigned), or you were discharged for misconduct. (And there is an appeals [...]

By | June 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Unemployment Insurance Benefits: Tips & Information for Fired or Laid off Jobseekers – Part 1 of a 2 Part Series

“You’re Fired” – Now What?

You’re not a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice, this is your life. When the words “You’re Fired” are directed to you, you may be shocked, even if you may have been expecting to hear them. What you do next can make the difference in the length of time you’re unemployed, and how you fare financially.In your [...]

By | June 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on “You’re Fired” – Now What?

Are companies interviewing but not hiring?

Despite an upturn in a slow moving economy, many employers are still reluctant to hire even though they have job vacancies, financial resources, and an abundance of well-qualified candidates. Some are calling this a hiring paralysis.According to the Labor Department, statistics show employers are not filling job vacancies as quickly as they were before the [...]

By | June 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are companies interviewing but not hiring?
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