6 New Hiring Trends Every Job Searcher Should Know

No matter where you are in your professional career, now may be the time to consider a job change. The economy is rolling along and impacting job hiring trends. There are currently more open positions than applicants to fill the available jobs! Here are a few current trends impacting job opportunities that you may be faced with in your job search.

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6 Job Search Tips for College Seniors

The senior year of college is ripe with anticipation for the future. The completion of three years of coursework is an achievement in itself. Before you land that desired job, consider how you can source the “job-help” available to you right now in order to get a head start!

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Here's What You Need to Know About the Gig Economy

It seems to be in the news a lot lately. I hear strangers talking about it as I’m working in the local Starbucks. It’s been around for a long time, but in the past few years , it’s received a catchy new name. The “gig economy” is growing and breaking records around the world while providing flexible scheduling for all who care to join in! Could it help grow your career?

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TMI in a Job Interview Gets Icky!

In recent conversations with hiring managers, I’ve heard some nightmare stories regarding personal issues job candidates have shared during the job interview. These epic, very entertaining stories of candidate’s confessions are broadcast among hiring managers far and wide. Below are some simple tips to prevent you from becoming one of these legendary stories!

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Next Chapter, New Game

Transitioning from high level athletics, be it the NFL, NBA, or other professional sports is a major turning point in an athlete’s life. You have devoted your entire life to perfecting your game and now it’s over. It’s time to turn the page on a new chapter and find a new “game”!

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How to Survive Working for a Toxic Boss

We’ve all had one. The toxic boss. Whether belittling colleagues in front of the group, giving the evil-eye when time-off requests are submitted, or nit-picking every submitted report, this boss can have a profoundly negative impact on an employee’s work life that eventually bleeds over into all aspects of life!

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Are you and your student ready for the college acceptance and scholarship interview marathon?

Is your child preparing for college and scholarship interviews? The ability to clearly and concisely articulate who they are as well skillfully verbalizing their wants and needs are skills that will serve your student well beyond them simply interviewing for college. I can help prepare your student to project confidence and boldness and be highly prepared for the questions they will receive during these college interviews!

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Yikes, I've Been Placed on a P.I.P.! What Now?

Have you ever been placed on a Performance Improvement Plan? A Performance Improvement Plan (P.I.P.) is a formal company document stating performance or behavioral issues that an employee has exhibited. It also contains goals the employee must achieve in a specified time period to remain employed with the company. If you’ve been placed on a P.I.P., here are some valuable tips to follow!

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Minimizing Language Undermines Communication. Avoid It!

Today, minimizing language is quite prevalent. Minimizing language includes words or phrases that weaken a speaker’s message. It entails the use of marginalizing and passive phrases like “actually”, “I’m sorry”, or “just”. Used inappropriately, this type of language undermines communication. At your next job interview, avoid it at all costs!

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5 Tips to Reduce Nerves in a Job Interview

In circumstances where we do not have control over the situation, like job interviews, nerves can kick in and alter our breathing patterns. This is a normal stress response. Learning how to breathe properly can help you reduce your nerves! Here are 5 great tips to practice before your next big job interview.

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Job Interview Tip for New Grads: Focus on Your Transferable Skills

For many new graduates, the thought of that first “real” post graduation job interview is terrifying. Some new grads have never had a job, much less a job interview. New grads often wonder how they are to get that first job when they’re told they must first have relevant experience. Never fear, new graduate, you possess a VAST quantity of skills!

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You Have Been Fired

Being terminated from a job is an emotional jolt to your self-esteem. Moving through the sense of failure and disappointment takes time. As you begin your preparation for job interviewing again, consider these tips on how to handle the awkward “Why did you leave your last job?” question.

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10 Things Hiring Managers Think During Job Interviews

During a job interview, telepathy would definitely be considered a benefit in gaging how the hiring manager is receiving you personally along with the information you are imparting to him/her. It would be great to know if we are giving the correct responses and details the hiring manager requires in order to make the offer!

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It's a Good Time to Get Back on the Job Interview Horse

The U.S. economy is doing well and the good news for job seekers is that there are many jobs to be found. Unemployment stood at 3.7% in September 2018 which is the lowest level since 1969. With over 7 million job openings, there are not enough applicants to fill open positions! This is a great time for mid-career employees to step out and explore new opportunities.

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