17Mar 2019

The job search process can be stressful and time consuming for job seekers. While searching for the perfect job opportunities, it is important to be mindful that not all job postings are legitimate job openings.  Scammers have come up with ways to attract vulnerable job seekers by requiring upfront fees to secure employment.  You should never be required to pay to apply for a job or wonder what company you are applying to.  Legitimate companies with actual job openings are transparent.  Have you ever questioned whether or not you should apply for a job because the ad seems shady or too good to be true?  You probably should not apply if you have doubt. Always follow your instincts.  Here are some red flags to pay attention to.

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13Jan 2019

Happy New Year to you! The time has come for you to enhance and execute you career search plan for the new year. Now that we have made it through the busy holiday season, employers will ramp up their recruiting plan as they seek the best candidates in a competitive job market. To help you fine-tune your 2019 career search plan, I have listed  a few pointers below to help you successfully navigate your job search:

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16Dec 2018

December is one of the busiest months of the year, whether you are preparing for the holidays, hosting family, or trying to find a new job.  We often hear of recruiters and hiring managers taking vacation time in December instead of working on the recruiting process.  While that may be true for some, many are still busy filling positions so they can have key positions staffed at the beginning of the new year.  As a former recruiter, I can personally confirm that December was often just as busy for me, as I took that time to screen candidates and schedule interviews for the first week of the new year.  December was also a great time for me to stay busy recruiting candidates in order to start the new year off right.

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11Nov 2018

Age discrimination is prevalent throughout the job search process, yet very difficult to prove. Some companies promote a culture of discriminating against older workers, making it difficult for older workers throughout the job search process. AARP and the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics have reported on this topic which has done very little, if anything, to deter companies from practicing this form of discrimination. With the baby boomers aging better than generations before, there is no slowing down older workers. As such, many older job seekers still desire to put their skills, reliability, and maturity to work beyond the typical retirement age.   Continue reading

16Sep 2018

Are you stuck in a rut at work? Is your career going nowhere?  Are you thinking about going back to school in order to improve your chances of success? Well you are not alone.  Many professionals get to this same position at some point in their lives.  You may hesitate to go back to school because of the fear of taking on more debt to finance your career or you may just be scared of the time commitment.  Whatever the reasons are for your fears or concerns, you should at last think it through so you can make the best long-term decision for you.  Here are a few ways that returning to school can help you in the long run. Returning to school can help you: Continue reading