Posts Tagged 'employment'

11 Tips If You’re Working in a Declining Industry

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What happens when your job performance is outstanding, but your field is on life support? If you’re a print journalist or a telephone operator you may feel uncertain about your future. Working in a declining industry can make it difficult to earn a living and limit your opportunities. 

While different kinds of businesses have come and gone throughout history, the pace is picking up. A recent study by the employment website CareerBuilder found that 121 occupations in ...

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A 10 Minute Guide to Brushing Up Your Management Skills

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Maybe you dream about moving up into a management position. However, you’ll soon find that many employers are seeking all the traditional hard skills along with more intangible qualities. The good news is that most of these capabilities are things you can learn with practice. 

Take a look at what qualifications you need to advance to the C-suite and how to develop those skills. 

Hard Skills for Management Positions 

  1. Understand finance. You’ll need to be able to use accounting information to guide ...
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Think Twice Before Exaggerating on Your Resume

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There’s a lot of pressure to embellish your resume but lying about your qualifications could be disastrous. You may be confused about where to draw the line, especially if you’re new to the job market or returning after some time off. 

If so, you have plenty of company. About 46% of adults know someone who has included false information on a resume, according to a survey by the staffing firm OfficeTeam. 

It’s a disturbing situation because the risks and consequences of getting ...

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Master the Art of Weekend Job Hunting with These 3 Expert Strategies

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There’s some truth to the adage that the more time you spend looking for work, the shorter your job search will be. With that in mind, you might want to avoid taking 2 days off each week while you’re waiting for business to resume on Monday morning. 

Fortunately, there are worthwhile things you can do on the weekend that will help you land your next position sooner. Start with these 3 strategies suitable for Saturdays and Sundays. 

Networking on Weekends: 

Networking is one ...

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How to Cope With Changes in Careers While Parenting

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Parenting and working can be highly challenging, especially when dealing with a career change. However, it’s important to remember that you are not alone on this journey. Without a doubt, there are plenty of people who want to see you succeed. 

Here are some tips to help you cope with changes in your career while parenting: 

  1. Do not be afraid to ask for help. There are many resources available to help you transition into a new career. Ask your family and ...
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12 Ways To Create An Attractive Resume

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According to the employment website Glassdoor, the average corporate job opening attracts 250 resumes. With that kind of volume, it’s little wonder that most resumes get looked at for 7 seconds or less.  

If you are looking for a new position, how can you increase the odds that a hiring manager will pay attention to your application long enough to appreciate your offer? Fortunately, there are many things you can ...

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Pros and Cons to Disclosing a Disability to an Employer

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One of the hardest things about having a disability is disclosing it. Some individuals with disabilities can go about each day without having to disclose it in a typical social setting. Aside from worrying about the apparent signs of a disability, some manage most of their symptoms privately. However, getting and maintaining a job is a challenge for most individuals with disabilities.  

Should you disclose your disability, and if so, when is the right time to tell an employer about your ...

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Forget Social Media and Get Social Again

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Everyone carries around a secret weapon, yet we are unaware that we do most of the time. For many, this secret weapon is known as conversation, or better yet, “The Art of Conversation.” Our daily lives as citizens enable us to come in contact with other people regularly. Whether at the grocery store, waiting on a bus, walking to an appointment, or simply hanging out at a local eatery or mall, potential contact is all around us. Often, we are ...

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Comparing TTW and Regional Center Services

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Polishing the Professional offers several different services to help our clients land gainful employment. Two of these services are at no cost to you. These are our Regional Center and Ticket to Work services.

Regional Center

Regional center clients receive work readiness training, job placement support, and long-term support through vocational services.

Work readiness training consists of our pre-employment training program. We make sure our regional center clients know how to answer interview questions and conduct themselves in an interview. If they need ...

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Focus on Career Development

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Our work is not merely about finding our clients a job; we help our clients take steps toward finding and establishing a career.

While many come to us to help them find a job to fill an immediate need, we are strongly committed to helping our clients take steps to establish long-term success and self-sufficiency.

Anyone can help our clients find a job, but we want to make sure that that job will lead to a future career. To achieve this, during ...

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