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  • To save the economy, we must save ourselves by helping each other
    To save the economy, we must save ourselves by helping each other
    The economy is the responsibility of us all to ensure that America and its people thrive and prosper overall for now and generations to come. We must all think on the part that we each can play daily as a “scratch my back and I will scratch...
  • Transitioning veterans should keep their security clearances active
    Transitioning veterans should keep their security clearances active
    Veterans transitioning to civilian jobs have a big advantage with employers when these veterans have active security clearances. Thousands of employers, especially defense contractors and government agencies, are eager to find and hire applicants...
  • Career Pathway
    WA State WorkSource to hire new Career Pathway Navigators
    The Employment Security Department announced on February 12 a new initiative from WorkSource that aims to pair college graduates and mid-level career folks with jobs. Along with this initiative brings 12 new roles for our state to help roll out...
  • January 2015 Jobs Report
    January 2015 jobs report: Unemployment holding steady
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (or BLS) has issued its monthly Employment Situation Report for the first month in 2015. Better known as the jobs report, this monthly publication highlights the statistical data surrounding the US unemployment rate,...
  • Employers use social media to research applicants and employees
    Employers use social media to research applicants and employees
    Most job applicants know by now that they have to be aware of the impressions they make on social media sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.That’s because 92% of companies use social media sites to form impressions of job...
  • 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...
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