Posts Categorized: Job Seeker

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In our modern working world, the best way to maintain job security and keep your career on track is to become comfortable with insecurity. Where previous generations could focus their energy on impressing their managers and not concern themselves too much with the careers of their coworkers, the modern workplace just doesn’t work this way…. Read more »

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A little bit of practice can help you control your nervous jitters during the interview process and give each of your most relevant credentials a chance to reach the ears of your potential employer. But just running through a list of standard questions (what are your greatest strengths, etc) in a quiet room by yourself… Read more »

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A generation ago, job interviews were loaded with traditional and essentially meaningless questions like “What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?” These questions provided almost no real information about a candidate’s readiness for a position, especially when candidates could provide stock answers that were neither useful nor especially honest. But over the years, employers have… Read more »

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No matter how impressive your resume may be, or how active and engaged you stay during the networking process, you won’t get past the finish line without a powerful in-person interview. Many managers rate the interview process as the most important step for a potential candidate, meaning that even with a great application, a weak… Read more »

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While the rest of the economy stagnates, hiring trends among HVAC, carpentry, plumbing, automotive and electrical technicians have rarely been stronger than they are right now.  So if you’re looking for work in these fields, what steps should you be taking to find the job you need? And if you’re considering stepping into a skilled… Read more »

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Your resume accomplishes a number of very clear goals: It lets employers know that you’re familiar with standard professional communication, it showcases your writing and presentation skill, and it tells employers where you’ve been so far on your professional journey and where you’ll be heading in the future. Job seekers use resumes to tell employers… Read more »

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The nuts and bolts and basic framework of a professional resume tend to look the same, regardless of the specific industry or the level of the job seeker’s intended position. So a resume for a skilled trade position (like plumbing, carpentry, beauty and styling, or HVAC maintenance) will look similar in structure to a resume… Read more »

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After submitting your resume and application materials, you receive a call from your potential employer—you’ve landed an interview. Congratulations! There’s only one concern; the interview will be taking place online and it’s scheduled for tomorrow morning. Most companies give applicants a little more time to prepare than a single day, and even with the rise… Read more »

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In a crowded job market, you know you need to find ways edge ahead of your competition and set yourself apart from the crowd. But “standing out” might not be as easy and straightforward as you imagine, especially when you haven’t met most of your competitors and you don’t know what they have to offer… Read more »

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Two or three generations ago, skilled trades like the ones below were accessible and popular alternatives to careers that required a four years degree. As a result, the marketplace offered plenty of employees with these skills, so the salaries they could command were reasonable, but not necessarily high. During the intervening decades, the nature of… Read more »