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  • Unemployment numbers remain low
    Unemployment: what the numbers don’t show
    We have heard plenty of news stories in the past few years about the unemployment numbers and strength of the job market. Every quarter, or every three months, the government publishes the latest employment figures, taking into account state and...
  • Employee Interview
    Interview anxiety: the dos and don’ts
    Interviewing is nerve-wracking for many job applicants, even more so if the applicant has neglected to prepare for interview process. Interview questions are asked in order to gain specific information that the interviewer is looking for, as well...
  • Mastering the push-pull and taming the perturbation: An on-boarders guide
    Mastering the push-pull and taming the perturbation: An on-boarders guide
    Here ‘tis: the core communication strategy for on-boarders in the first 90 days of employment.Become aware of and understand the choices that are yours to make (and those that aren’t), the changes you need to make (and those you don...
  • Sophia L. Marshall, MHR, facilitating on September 19, 2014 during the Fort Belvoir Job Hunter Resource Group meeting at Army Community Services (ACS).
    Job hunter resource group
    On Friday, September 19th, I was invited to speak to job seekers taking part in the Fort Belvoir Job Hunter Resource Group (JHRG) at Army Community Services (ACS). During this weekly meeting, job hunters discuss career search strategies within the...
  • Rocky Mountain Young Professionals Summit 2014
    Don't miss the Rocky Mountain Young Professionals Summit: register now
    Join the Mile High Young Professionalsfor a full-dayconference with high-caliber keynote presenters, breakout sessions, a trade show, and the opportunity to network with top young professionals in Colorado and beyond.It’s the 4th Annual...
  • Pittsburgh from PNC Park
    Pittsburgh: a great place to work and play
    Let's face it; the economy has been suffering far too long, and the national unemployment rate is still very high. The job market is flooded with talented, qualified workers, but they are faced with stiff competition. Because of this, many job...
  • Be careful regarding what you put in your resume
    Be careful regarding what you put in your resume
    It is important that job applicants customize their resumes for each job for which they apply. In many cases, employers first machine scan resumes to look for specific verbs. In customizing their resumes, however, job applicants must make sure...
  • Thousands of lives changed  at Hope's Front  Door
    Thousands of lives changed at Hope's Front Door
    Hope’s Front Door changes lives for approximately 4000 residents every year from Downers Grove, Lisle, Westmont, Darien, Willowbrook, Woodridge and the homeless as they come through the doors; a non profit organization that serves over 300...
  • Affirm to Success
    AFFIRM Your Way to Employment Success
    When I was contracted to do training work with Asher College, I came across a program called "Thought Patterns For a Successful Career" by Lou Tice. I was fortunate enough to become certified to teach this wonderful program to hundreds...
  • Employment for clericals
    Employment for clericals
    The New City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has five openings for a Community Associate. The Community Associates will work in various units in the agency as part of its' mission "Build for New York". These are entry...
  • Poor
    Call it progress: Child poverty at 20% in U.S.
    An abhorrent statistic is that child poverty in the U.S. is 19.9% as reported by Bloomberg News. Don’t you believe that most Americans expect there to be zero poverty in America at this point? Why is poverty present in America, beginning...
  • Career Fair Attendees
    Are job fairs really worth it? 4 reasons why you should attend
    At last, the fall job fair season is finally here for many anxious job seekers that are unemployed, or wanting to make a career move or change. Company representatives, like Human Resources (HR) personnel and hiring managers who sign-up as career...
  • Be truthful on your resume
    7 sins: Do you lie on your resume?
    Do you lie on your resume? Chances are, you have not volunteered everything about yourself that is relevant to the job for which you are applying. A recent CareerBuilder surveyprovides some very helpful information on which facts you need to get...
  • Job seekers are wanting employment
    Information technology job industry continues
    August job numbers just came out and they were not impressive as the amount this time was actually 142,000. What’s more depressing small business owners of many genres are seeking to find qualified employees but there has been quite the...
  • 142,000 jobs created in August lowest number since January
    142,000 jobs created in August the lowest number since January
    The official jobs report was released today showing that 142,000 jobs were created in August. This is the first time since January that the job numbers were below 200,000. The unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent. The Bureau of Labor Statistics ...