Never Stop Learning: Tips for Going Back to School As An Adult

Never Stop Learning: Tips for Going Back to School As An Adult

If you are currently unemployed, chances are you have thought about returning to school to further your existing education since studies show it can increase your likelihood of receiving a better-paying job and moving up in your career.  However, going back to school as an adult can be incredibly difficult, and we understand that family obligations, financial restraints, and more…

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Don’t Put A Bad Taste in Your Boss’s Mouth: When to Leave The Gum at Home

There’s a little habit that doesn’t seem like a big deal.  Many of us do it, every day in fact, and we probably don’t think twice about what we’re actually doing.  It’s easy just to slip one out of our wallet or pocket or purse and enjoy it with no one noticing. What are we talking about? GUM. Chewing gum…

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The Break Is Over: Picking Up Your Job Hunt After Spring Break

Here in Polk County, schools are back in session today after a week-long spring break.  While the kids are coming back rested and refreshed, and many parents are glad to be back in a routine, you might be less-than-thrilled to be back to your own personal reality if you are currently unemployed.  Having your kids on break means you probably…

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Working Out for Work: How Exercise Can Help You on The Job

Being fit is a hugely popular topic in our modern society, and every other advertisement on television or online seems to promote weight loss shakes, health supplements, or a brand new exercise routine that is “sure” to change your life.  While we don’t necessarily believe in any magic solution to go from inactive to fit, we do believe that healthy…

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Make The Most of Your Break: Tips for Utilizing Your Breaks at Work

Regardless of whether you work a salaried position, or make hourly pay, you likely have a set number of “breaks” allowed to you each day, and those can range anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes each.  Often, businesses offer employees a lunch break of approximately 30-60 minutes, and then a morning and afternoon break of a shorter amount of time….

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Flying High: 3 Things to Remember When Traveling by Air

Whether you’re hitting the skies for a Spring Break trip with your family, or boarding a plane for a job interview, traveling by air can be stressful if you don’t prepare properly.  Between baggage weight limits, security checkpoints, and a tight schedule, it can be easy to get overwhelmed and frustrated.  If you fail to pack properly for your time…

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Going Green: Making Your (Work) Life More Eco-Friendly

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!  Today’s holiday has us seeing green, and that made us think about going green.  Plenty of people talk about “going green” in today’s society, but often these discussions revolve around eco-friendly practices in and around your home.  While this is great, botanical detergents and chemical free cleaners aren’t going to help you make a positive impact…

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The Good, The Bad, And The “Not-So-Pretty” of Job Hunting

Job hunting is a (usually) stressful and anxious time, especially if you are under financial burden while waiting to find another source of income.  The time spent looking for openings in your area, filling out applications, putting together a professional resume and attending job fairs, interviews, and expos can be tiring and overwhelming, especially if you’re doing it on your…

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After The Interview: Make A Great Impression, No Matter The Result

An interview might seem like “the end of the line” if you have been job hunting for a long period of time, but it really is just the beginning of making a good impression on potential, and hopefully future, employers.  Of course, getting to the interview takes plenty of preparation, not the least of which is analyzing and re-analyzing your…

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Is Your Resume Spring Break Ready? Tips for Successful Job Hunting While You’re Traveling

Spring Break is right around the corner here in Polk County, and families are gearing up to enjoy vacations both near and far.  These vacations though can be hard for those who are unemployed, especially if their vacation involves traveling.  While the financial strain alone is difficult to handle, the idea of leaving town in the middle of a job…

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