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How to choose employment agency

How to choose employment agency

Career
When job seekers are looking for a new employment opportunity, it is important to utilize all their resources. And that just may include working with an employment agency. Now there are two types of agencies: temporary employment and regular placement. Temporary services are a good way to try out short- and long-term temporary positions in a variety of organizations in the job seeker’s area. However, temp work is not a guarantee of finding a full-time position. With a regular employment agency, the staffing representative or headhunter is focused on identifying each candidate’s skill sets with the hope of matching him with a current employer looking to fill a regular full-time vacancy. Candidates who have never used the services of a headhunter may not be familiar with how one wo...
How to recession-proof career with education

How to recession-proof career with education

Career
Wondering how to recession-proof a career is on many minds today. This is a result of the current state of the economy and the high unemployment rate in this country. Fortunately, some employment has bright areas, while others are searching for the light at the end of the tunnel – a recovering economy. As a result, many people are exploring continuing education opportunities for improving their job skills. Enrolling in continuing education programs provides the best opportunity to learn the latest trends in a career field, along with improving on the foundation of current employment skills. This is important regardless of trying to recession-proof a job or not. Employers retain employees who are aware of the latest industry trends which facilitate increased productivity and improve ...
Proven strategies to cope layoff

Proven strategies to cope layoff

Career
In the months, weeks, and days leading up to a "restructuring", the stress levels within the company escalate as rumors spread and tensions build. When the day finally arrives, many people are actually relieved to be laid off. If they are lucky, they receive a severance package that will give them some breathing space while they refocus and look for another job. They often qualify for employment insurance benefits, and they have the sympathy and support of their friends and family. After the initial period of shock, grief, sadness, and anger, most people recover from being laid off and move on to more satisfying employment opportunities. The Effects of Downsizing on Layoff Survivors But what about those they leave behind? Beyond the pep talk they receive on the day many of their ...
Pros, cons and loans in self employment

Pros, cons and loans in self employment

Business
The pros and cons of self employment are actually pretty great in number, and they might not even be the same for every professional who’s ever dabbled with work at home. For some, hours of working alone can be refreshing, invigorating and the perfect environment for finishing projects. For others, the sheer loneliness of self employment is a deal-breaker. What does it take to work at home? Self Employment: The Pros Who doesn’t want to call the shots, be the boss and make all the decisions? Sure, self employment is great for independence. But at the same time, even that could be considered a con. What are the pros of self employment, and do these positives make up for the negatives that might come with working on one’s own? Flexible Hours. Need to be three hours late next Wedn...
Learn using keywords in your resume

Learn using keywords in your resume

Career
Keywords are specific words or phrases used to describe an applicant’s skills or experience. They are often specific buzzwords that are used in a particular industry. For example, someone looking for a job in a writing field might use specific words like “copywriter” or “business writer.” A person looking for a management position might use words like “change management,” or “organizational leadership.” Why Should Applicants Use Keywords In a Resume? A resume is a marketing tool and is used to convince the recruiter or hiring manager that the applicant is a good bet and should be brought in for an interview. Considering that many recruiters spend 10 seconds or less reviewing resumes, that marketing message has to be powerful and quick. Keywords put an applicant’s skills into focu...
How to tell it is time to change careers

How to tell it is time to change careers

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If the thought of returning to work in the New Year 2021, post-COVID pandemic, gives anyone the dry heaves or shakes, without the benefit of the night before, it's probably time to consider options for a new career path. Burn out and boredom from the present workload are both stress inducing; at least considering and researching other options gives a sense of doing something and taking control. Is it Burn Out, Boredom, or Something Else The first step is to decide if it is the job, the employee, or something else that is causing those knots in the stomach and that panic feeling upon arriving at work. Is the work situation and/or environment a healthy one or one filled with put downs and anxiety? Is the job challenging or just stress inducing? Is the workload OK but the co-workers...