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  • Telephone Interviews
    Phone interview: How to ace the interview
    Everyone gets nervous when it comes to interviewing for a new job or promotion. But sometimes that interview isn’t a face-to-face interview; it’s over the phone. Job seekers spend hours preparing to meet a potential employer in their...
  • Public attention for veteran employment begins to wane
    Public attention for veteran employment begins to wane
    The United States Armed Forces and U. S. businesses need to reexamine their practices involved with hiring veterans that have retired from military service. A Nov. 10, 2014, report from the RAND Corporation details the present efforts and the...
  • Structured Settlement Press Conference
    What is a Structured Settlement?
    What exactly is a structured settlement?A structured settlement is just like a job you can not be fired from. For those who qualify for a structured settlement, there are tons of "employers" and plenty of "jobs". To be eligible...
  • Job Action Day:  Advance, enhance & re-evaluate your career
    Job Action Day: Advance, enhance & re-evaluate your career
    Have you heard the news? According to The Chronicle report published on Nov.1, a very special day of the year is almost here and Americans are ready to celebrate. Nov. 3, 2014, is Job Action Day in the U.S.A, an annual event that empowers people...
  • Tips on offer letters
    Tips on offer letters
    After months of searching for the job of your dreams, you receive an offer letter. Many do not take the time to critically examine this document and you need to do this before you consider employment.If your offer letter says that you are an at...
  • Oso slide devastation picture
    WA State gets more than $600,000 additional funds from National Emergency Grant
    It’s been about seven months since the devastation from the Oso landslide occurred, but people and businesses are still recovering and any bit of help is not only welcome, but still very much needed. Good news comes as the United States...
  • Hope's Front Door; Stars of Hope
    Hope's Front Door; Stars of Hope
    Along with community fire, police and emergency personnel, Hope's Front Door in Downers Grove plays an integral part in ensuring the well-being of individuals, families who need urgent care. The immediate assistance program provides food, in...
  • President Barack Obama: the first go-green President
    President Barack Obama: the first go-green President
    EVANSTON - President Barack Obama on Thursday pats himself on the back for the growth of the economy during his speech at Northwestern University. Could it be possible that President Obama will partially go down in history as the, “go-green...
  • Employment up September 2014
    Unemployment drops in slow recovery September 2014
    Nonfarm workers increased by 248,000 in September dropping the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, says U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today. The good news is that two million more people are working now compared to the same month of a year ago....
  • The unemployment rate drops to 5.9 percent in September
    The unemployment rate drops to 5.9 percent in September
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the official September jobs report today and the nation’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.9% the lowest since before the recession and the fastest rate of decline in 30 years. The number of...
  • 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...