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  • Most common interview mistakes
    CareerBuilder survey highlights the most common interview mistakes
    Asking for hugs, pantomiming Star Trek episodes, and setting fires: All among the “most memorable interview mistakes” employers reported in a recent survey conducted by CareerBuilder. Hopefully, you already know not to arrive to an...
  • You have rights as a job candidate
    Know your rights: the job interview edition
    There is a lot of focus on candidates when it comes to the interview process, so much so that the candidate experience is often left by the wayside. For job seekers, going into an interview can be a little nerve wracking. Many spend hours...
  • Driving range
    This is where the jobs are
    Compared to exactly this time a year ago Arizona only has 2 percent more jobs overall. Does that sound like a sound recovery to you? The question is what sectors saw the most improvement this year? Healthcare of course leads the charge with more...
  • 12 Days of a Job Hunt - Holiday Gifts for the Job seekers
    12 Days of a Job Hunt - Holiday Gifts for the Job seekers
    Radio Q&A : What are the 12 days of Christmas?It is the festive Christmas period that starts on Dec 25th and ends 12 days later on Jan 5th some celebrate until Jan 6th. Many give gifts each day and some celebrate through the entire period.The...
  • Job growth
    Good news in the October 2014 jobs report
    Right on time, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued the monthly Employment Situation Report for October 2014 (better known as the Jobs Report). With the tumultuous stock market environment of late, many economists are keeping a close eye on the...
  • CFEC Governor's Job Fair September 3, 2014
    CFEC Job Fair September 3, 2014
    The Central Florida Employment Council (CFEC) will be hosting the Governor's a Job Fair on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at the Central Florida Fair Exposition Park, 4603 W Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL. The CFEC Job Fair begins at 12 noon and...
  • Create resumes that can be easily scanned
    Create resumes that can be easily scanned
    Because of this unfortunate job market, employers can be overwhelmed by hundreds of resumes for each job opening. To make resume screening more manageable, more and more employers are electronically scanning resumes to find the most promising...
  • Today every firm has a different culture - you may fit in one firm and not in another firm.
    Employed for Life Q&A with Dr. Tracey Wilen and Grace Trafton KMVT TV, Part IV
    We’re living longer these days, which is a good thing. With added longevity, we may be working longer by choice or necessity. So, what does it take to be “employed for life”? The following is the final part of the Q&A from my...
  • How can you conduct a good job interview during a meal?
    How can you conduct a good job interview during a meal?
    Employers might choose to interview job candidates over restaurant meals because the positions for which job candidates are interviewing might involve frequent social interactions with clients. The interviews over meals will give employers an...
  • The rapid acceleration of technology has changed the way we find work
    Employed for Life Q&A with Dr. Tracey Wilen and Grace Trafton KMVT TV, Part III
    We’re living longer these days, which is a good thing. With added longevity, we may be working longer by choice or necessity. So, what does it take to be “employed for life”? In this series Q&A from my interview with Grace...
  • Looking to the future
    Employed for Life Q&A with Dr. Tracey Wilen and Grace Trafton KMVT TV, Part II
    We’re living longer these days, which is a good thing. With added longevity, we may be working longer by choice or necessity. So, what does it take to be “employed for life”? The following Part II of the Q&A from my interview...
  • Virtual job fairs have many advantages for job seekers
    Virtual job fairs have many advantages for job seekers
    Virtual job fairs are similar to traditional job fairs, but there are differences. For example:No matter what geographical areas the jobs are located in, travel is not required to to interview for them, and thus, there are no travel costs.There...
  • Digital Globalization of Jobs
    Employed for Life Q&A with Dr. Tracey Wilen and Grace Trafton KMVT TV, Part I
    We’re living longer these days, which is a good thing. With added longevity, we may be working longer by choice or necessity. So, what does it take to be “employed for life”? The following Q&A from my interview with Grace...
  • Slow growth in the July jobs report
    Slow and steady: July 2014 jobs report
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the monthly Employment Situation Report – better known as the jobs report – earlier today. The numbers for July appear to be following the overall trend of the last several months, with change...
  • Robots giving employers the last word
    Robots giving employers the last word
    Because of fast moving technology the balance of power will soon shift from unions to employers who will replace human workers with robots in repetitive jobs. At a cost of $50,000 a small robot can work day and night just needing a battery charge...