Should You Take a Break from Your Job Search for The Holidays?

Should You Take a Break from Your Job Search for The Holidays?

The holidays are here, and with Christmas quickly approaching, those who are wading through a job search could be tempted to throw in the towel until after the New Year. We understand that it’s easy to burn out when you’re looking for employment, especially around the Christmas season when it might feel as if nothing is working out. However, we…

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Time for Change: Why Age Should Not Be A Factor for Your Career

How often have you heard, “When you have a career you love, work never actually feels like work” and felt discouraged because your job does indeed feel like work and you dread it each day? If you’re like many Americans, it’s probably a pretty regular occurrence. For those who are in their middle or “golden” years though, it can feel…

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New Year, New Career? What Back to School Means for Your Job Hunt

Students are gearing up to head back into the classroom in Polk County, and for unemployed parents, the days will suddenly seem a lot freer (and quieter!). While it can be nice to have a breather every now and then, unemployment when you need a job for income (or simply desire to have something to fill your time) is glaringly obvious…

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Personal Devices in the Office and Why They Can Be Bad for Your Business

In today’s technology-rich era, personal devices are practically a way of life. You will find it difficult to locate individuals who don’t own a smart phone, personal computer, tablet, or any combination of these items. Because so many employees are bringing these devices into the workplace, business owners and/or managers might notice it affecting their staff, and those effects aren’t…

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Does Maintaining Your Resume Makes You Marketable?

If you’ve been hired and are currently employed in a job you love, your resume has probably fallen by the wayside and been placed in a back drawer (or a long-lost folder on your computer) until the next time you’re up for a promotion or kicking off a new job search. While your resume doesn’t necessarily “go bad” over time,…

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Think Forward: How Ambition Propels Your Career

Job interviews are notorious for including several “standard” questions, such as inquiries about your education, your preferred work environment (flying solo or team effort), and, the age old, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” When it comes to that last question, many applicants struggle. Whether it’s because they literally haven’t thought that far ahead in their career, or…

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Spring Break Is Over…Now What? 1-2-3

Now that Spring Break has ended and your kids are back in school, you might be looking at hitting the job hunt hard over the next few weeks. That is a great plan, but if you aren’t sure where to start, you can be left frustrated, and end up wasting time by running in circles and making no actual headway…

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Kids Get Spring Break, You Get…Nothing? Tips for Finding Childcare During School Vacations

Spring break is just a week away, and that means kids are counting down to 5 days of no school, and free time to enjoy some rest, some fun, and time away from the books. Some families use Spring Break to take vacations, travel, or even stay home and enjoy time together, but if your budget doesn’t allow for that…

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What’s Your Choice? Tips for Answering One Common Question in Your Next Interview

While job interviews vary greatly from position to position, you can almost always count on a least a few standard questions that will likely be included by your potential employer and/or HR staff. One of these questions (in at least some form) is: “Would you prefer to work in a small or large company?”  Truthfully, there is no right or…

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What’s New in The Working World? An Employment Trend to Watch for in 2018

2018 is still pretty fresh, but we are already seeing trends take shape for this coming year, specifically in the world of employment and those who are hiring new staff in the coming months. There are, of course, many recruiting tools and ideas that continually morph and weave themselves into, and out of, the best practices of hiring agencies and…

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