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Build Your Work Portfolio With Entrepreneurial Adventures

  Living the contracting life can be a high speed roller coaster in one moment and a veritable snore fest the next. You can make the most out of the lulls in your work to develop yourself and become a more attractive candidate for your next period of work. Additionally, making money while you have some [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:42+00:00October 26th, 2015|Career Development, Job Hunting|Comments Off on Build Your Work Portfolio With Entrepreneurial Adventures

Hit the Ground Running When Your Parenting Leave Expires

There is no perfect time to go back to work after you’ve taken maternity or paternity leave. Your employer may decide it’s time to return, or your pocketbook might dictate that you get back to the office. Whether you have a job waiting for you or you plan to look for a new one, we [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:43+00:00August 27th, 2015|Career Development, CV Writing Tips|Comments Off on Hit the Ground Running When Your Parenting Leave Expires

How to Get Hired Outside Your Major

In our society, it has been assumed that kids go to college after they graduate from high school. Then, once you graduate from college, you assume you will go out into the world and get a job. But, there was one thing that nobody told you, and that is how hard it was going to [...]

By |2015-12-05T17:29:31+00:00August 14th, 2015|Career Development, Job Hunting|Comments Off on How to Get Hired Outside Your Major

6 Ways to Ease the Transition From a Small Business to the Corporate World

Making the transition from the small business world to the corporate world can be intimidating, but the opportunities for personal and professional growth are vast. There are many resources available to help make your move to a larger company a smooth one. Here's are some tried-and-true tips to make the most of your transition: Nail your [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:44+00:00May 26th, 2015|Career Development, Interview Advice|Comments Off on 6 Ways to Ease the Transition From a Small Business to the Corporate World

Career Coaching Questions

Questions of the Week from Career Directors International: Is a Job Objective really necessary on a CV? Coach's Answer: There are several types of generic job objectives that are simply a waste of precious review time. However, providing key direction to a reviewer about why the CV has been presented (beyond the fact that the [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:46+00:00April 14th, 2015|Career Development, CV Writing Tips, Interview Advice, Resume Writing|Comments Off on Career Coaching Questions

Make your business card work for you

Ways to Make Your Business Card Bring You More Business The best business cards tell people four essential facts: who you are, what you do, what you can do for them and how to reach you. Every element of your card should support one those four things. Because business card printing is inexpensive and quick [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:46+00:00January 5th, 2015|Career Development|Comments Off on Make your business card work for you

Tables, graphs and numbers: Just how much fun can a Market Research job be?

Myth or fact: Market researchers are number crunchers, stat stooges, and questionnaire boffins. Market researchers obsessively pore over data that any sane human being would view as tangled errata. Certainly the question lingers in the minds of many when the term ‘market research’ is heard. It is a question that has blunted the appeal of [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:46+00:00January 5th, 2015|Career Development, Job Hunting|Comments Off on Tables, graphs and numbers: Just how much fun can a Market Research job be?

X-Military Veterans and Technology for Job Hunting

Veterans can overcome barriers to employment through diligence and a few modern tools. While the unemployment rate among veterans from 2001 through 2011 was significantly higher than that for non-veterans, the good news is that veterans' unemployment rate has been dropping since then, a sign that initiatives for helping veterans find employment are working. The [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:46+00:00January 5th, 2015|Career Development, Job Hunting|Comments Off on X-Military Veterans and Technology for Job Hunting

Environment jobs – a natural choice

Not many years ago, working for the care of the environment was the domain of a few crackpots and assorted boffins. Perceptions have changed and there exist a multitude of recognised qualifications and different kinds of environment jobs – in fact so many that the field has split into a host of sub-disciplines. With global [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:47+00:00January 5th, 2015|Career Development, Job Hunting|Comments Off on Environment jobs – a natural choice

How to Successfully Negotiate With Your Job to Work Overseas

A 2011 America Wave survey found that 2.5 per cent of Americans (or 6 million people) planned to relocate to another country for more than two years, and 10 per cent of those planned to leave the country for good. This was the largest number ever reported, and it represents the shifting attitude of Americans [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:47+00:00January 5th, 2015|Career Development, Job Hunting|Comments Off on How to Successfully Negotiate With Your Job to Work Overseas

Today’s online employment and jobs market in the UK

Today’s jobs market: an overview of the current UK employment sector. Recent government figures in October 2010 put the unemployment rate of those aged 16+ at 29.3%. Couple this with the lack of vacancies reported available by job boards, recruitment agencies and employers and what quickly becomes evident is that today’s job market is saturated [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:48+00:00January 5th, 2015|Career Development, Job Hunting, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Today’s online employment and jobs market in the UK

Know Your Rights as an Employee

It is crucial for everyone to fully understand the rights you have as an employee. It is easy for employers to take advantage, to give less holiday then you are entitled to or attempt to pay you below the legal recommendations. Not only is this incredibly unfair and can make you, as an employee unhappy [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:48+00:00January 5th, 2015|Career Development, Job Hunting|Comments Off on Know Your Rights as an Employee

Graduate Jobs Advice

Alongside the headlines desponding of the economic slump and the diminishing number of graduate jobs, job-seeking graduates are bombarded by job-hunting clichés in the press. These include the importance of relevant work experience and transferable skills to complement academic achievements and the need to seek jobs from a wide range of sources. There is, however, [...]

By |2015-01-05T17:42:45+00:00January 5th, 2015|Career Development, Job Hunting|Comments Off on Graduate Jobs Advice

Tips For Achieving Career Advancement

We've all heard the old adage 'smile and the world smiles back at you' and it's quite true. I once knew of a man who went to a job interview and from the moment he got out of the car in the large parking lot in front of a multi-story large building, he had a [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:49+00:00January 5th, 2015|Career Development, Job Hunting|Comments Off on Tips For Achieving Career Advancement

3 In-Demand Careers that Require a Two-Year Degree

Total student loan debt in the United States now exceeds $1.2 trillion, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The Institute of College Access and Success estimates that one in 10 graduates has $40,000 or more in student loan debt, while the average borrower carries about $26,000. Numbers like these can cause any rational person [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:49+00:00January 5th, 2015|Career Development, Job Hunting|Comments Off on 3 In-Demand Careers that Require a Two-Year Degree