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Making the Most of the August Slowdown

Tweet Many job seekers notice a slowdown in openings, interviews, and hires during the warm weeks of August. Hiring managers and recruiters may be on vacation and it can feel like not much is happening. If you’ve noticed this, don’t let it discourage you and do not put your job search on hold.

Making the Most of the Temp Trend

Tweet As the economy slowly recovers, companies are adding temps rather than full time employees, while they wait for things to stabilize. A Wall Street Journal article hints this may be a long term trend.  Job seekers should be very open to temp or contract work and  make the most of it, viewing it as [...]

Little Ways for Jobseekers to Communicate Professionally

Tweet For job seekers, every communication counts. Recruiters and hiring managers are measuring you every time you interact and small details matter. Today, some tips on making each communication shine.

When the Ad Says “Unemployed Need Not Apply”

Tweet Here’s a trend we all hope will not catch on: Hiring managers refusing to consider unemployed people for an open position.  In other words “Only currently employed need apply.” For the unemployed, this is a disturbing development. Perhaps negative media attention will keep this trend from spreading. But it raises a great issue: What [...]

Facebook and the Job Search: Personal, Professional, or Both?

Tweet For many, Facebook is a social Mecca. It’s a fun, easy way to share photos, news, party invitations and birthday greetings. And it certainly has no place in a professional job search, right? Yet with the job market tight, job seekers can’t afford to ignore the world’s most trafficked website as a road to [...]

Optimizing the Jobless Interval in Your Life

Tweet Jobseekers sometimes worry they may be passed over for a job because they’ve been unemployed “too long”.  A six month job search is not uncommon yet that gap may create a negative image for some hiring managers.  To strengthen your resume and your position with the interviewer you will need a viable story that [...]

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