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  • Top Paying Jobs For Women
    by Katie Saba - September 15, 2020
    Women are using their skills and abilities in many industries to maximize their career and annual pay. They have to. The female presence in the workforce has grown to 47 percent, according to the Department of Labor Women’s Bureau. In fact, the Bureau also reports that young women are more likely than men to have a college degree. Unfortunately, gains in workforce participation and education have not translated into e...
  • Nursing Skills For Registered Nurses
    by Katie Saba - September 11, 2020
    Possessing strong nursing skills obviously is vitally important, but RNs seeking to advance and succeed in nursing must also demonstrate qualities valued in just about every profession. The following six skills help set apart the run-of-the-mill RN from the RN with the best chances for career advancement. Communication. This is the most important skill needed for any job, but especially for nurses, who must communicat...
  • How to Job Search During and After a Pandemic
    by Stacey Lane - September 9, 2020
    I will be the first to admit that there wasn’t a pandemic portion of my career coach training way back when. We’re all in new territory, and anyone who says they know exactly what to do right now is a liar. Now that we got that out of the way! What Other People Think As I said in my previous blog post, there is no such thing as job security. That also implies that there are no recession-proof jobs. Nothing...
  • Best Industries to Work In
    by Andy Rasico - September 1, 2020
    Whether you are a recent college graduate or someone who’s been in the workforce for several years, it’s always a good practice to stay abreast of the top industries. Although there is no definitive way to know what industries and jobs will be most available and most lucrative in a few years, projections are available everywhere, notably the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Using this and other tools to determi...
  • COVID-19 Recession Resume Update
    by Mary Jeanne Vincent - August 24, 2020
    Because of the rapid downshift in the economy, a lot of people are feeling pressured to get their resumé in order. For many, complicating the challenge of creating or updating their resumé is the additional pressure to translate their experience for a different industry. Whether you are fortunate enough to be looking in the same industry or venturing into something new, communicating your value in language...
  • College Grad Job Search Strategies
    by Andy Rasico - August 23, 2020
    Entry-level job seekers find themselves in a unique position. While they may have the education that a job requires, they lack the all important on-the-job experience. From college students about to enter the labor force, stay-at-home moms who want to work outside the home, to any number of job seekers, there are strategies you can employ to land an entry-level job. 1. First step, do the research. As with any job search...
  • Job Seekers: Stop Apologizing
    by Debra Wheatman - August 21, 2020
    It is ingrained in us that the employer/employee relationship is inherently unequal, founded on uneven footing, in which the employer holds the cards. This is inaccurate. The employer may be writing the checks, but that doesn’t put them in the driver’s seat. Think about the last time you needed work done on your house or car. You were the one paying. Did you feel like you called all the shots? Of course not....
  • Career Recovery: Be Resilient After a COVID-19 Job Loss
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - August 20, 2020
    The global pandemic has forced millions into unemployment with business closings and an economic downturn that beat the Great Recession. A common denominator for both tumultuous job markets is the necessity for job seekers to showcase resiliency and recovery as they navigate their career future. Here are some essential tips to help you deal with the present and prepare for what’s next. Filing for Unemployment...
  • Right Job Fit
    by Andy Rasico - August 11, 2020
    What is the 'perfect job?' Unfortunately, it doesn't exist. This is not an alarmingly pessimistic point of view, but rather a real one. Every man and woman in the work force has different strengths, weaknesses, opinions, personalities, and an unfathomable amount of other characteristics that, when combined and utilized, can help in the search for a position that is a good fit. When you focus on finding your job fit, suc...
  • Finding A Job In A Recession
    by Katie Saba - July 18, 2020
    By the time you read this, even the optimists will probably admit we're in a recession. Even if it's not an official recession, it sure feels like one compared to last year. The real estate market has slowed to a sick-dog crawl, hiring is off, and prices are rising. If you're looking for work right now, you have permission to worry. Worry if you need to, but don't panic. For most people, a slow economy ju...