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  • Job seekers and hiring companies are equal players
    by Debra Wheatman - November 5, 2020
    An unspoken truth in the job search process is that candidates and hiring companies are on equal footing. I know you may feel like the hiring companies hold all the cards, but the reality is that it is exceptionally difficult for them to recruit and retain good people. Now, I will concede that “good people” is a subjective term, and that this problem of talent acquisition is often because of ridiculous arbit...
  • What Employers Want
    by Andy Rasico - October 13, 2020
    What makes a good employee? While the response may differ from manager to manager and company, one constant holds true – employers want employees who are dependable, trustworthy, and good at their jobs. Great employees share certain characteristics and these are the ones that employers seek above and beyond the ability to fill a job description. If you are looking to position yourself as a great employee, make sure...
  • Job Search Support Groups
    by Andy Rasico - October 5, 2020
    To enhance their job search and make it more effective, many people are turning to the encouragement found in Job Clubs-groups for support, networking, and sharing tips on job hunting, resume writing, and interviewing. Many people find job clubs energizing and genuinely helpful in moving their job search forward. I spoke about job clubs with Jolene Varley Handy, the Director of Career Services at Grace Institute. Jolene...
  • Top Paying Career With Aa Associates Degrees
    by Maxim Abdusselimov - September 21, 2020
    While many assume high-paying jobs require a bachelor's or graduate degree, there are a number of excellent career options available to associate's degree holders. The healthcare field, in particular, offers a number of rewarding careers with good income potential to professionals with associate's degrees.When considering your options for associate's degrees, consider these top five high-paying healthcare ca...
  • Value Internship Versus Job
    by Andy Rasico - September 18, 2020
    When you’re faced with the decision of taking a paying job over an unpaid internship in your field, it is worth considering whether the short–term paycheck will be more important than the long–term investment that interning can provide. While some internships are paid, many are not, which might lead a person into feeling as if the internship would be of no value because they would have nothing in their ban...
  • 10 Questions To Help You Know If Your Leader Or Manager Is Someone You Should Be Supporting
    by Kathy Caprino - September 17, 2020
    For 15 years, I’ve been coaching mid- to high-level professionals and leaders in achieving their highest and most rewarding goals. This involves helping them embrace new strategies and approaches that allow them to make the positive impact they long for and become the kind of leaders they want to be. Throughout the process, they’ve told me that in overcoming their own power gaps, they’ve expanded their abi...
  • Older Workers Jobs
    by Maxim Abdusselimov - September 17, 2020
    Of people age 55 and older, over 40 percent remain in the workforce. Many factors contribute to older workers remaining in the labor market longer, some of which include the economic downturn, increases in health costs and an aging population. As more and more older Americans look to pursue different careers or take on part-time employment to subsidize their income, there are several occupations that are growing particul...
  • Top Paying Jobs For Women
    by Maxim Abdusselimov - September 15, 2020
    Women are using their skills and abilities in many industries to maximize their career and annual pay. They have to. The female presence in the workforce has grown to 47 percent, according to the Department of Labor Women’s Bureau. In fact, the Bureau also reports that young women are more likely than men to have a college degree. Unfortunately, gains in workforce participation and education have not translated into e...
  • Nursing Skills For Registered Nurses
    by Maxim Abdusselimov - September 11, 2020
    Possessing strong nursing skills obviously is vitally important, but RNs seeking to advance and succeed in nursing must also demonstrate qualities valued in just about every profession. The following six skills help set apart the run-of-the-mill RN from the RN with the best chances for career advancement. Communication. This is the most important skill needed for any job, but especially for nurses, who must communicat...
  • How to Job Search During and After a Pandemic
    by Stacey Lane - September 9, 2020
    I will be the first to admit that there wasn’t a pandemic portion of my career coach training way back when. We’re all in new territory, and anyone who says they know exactly what to do right now is a liar. Now that we got that out of the way! What Other People Think As I said in my previous blog post, there is no such thing as job security. That also implies that there are no recession-proof jobs. Nothing...