Tag: job search

Bounce back from getting fired

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Although getting fired from a job may feel like a disaster at the time, it can ultimately improve your focus, confidence, and overall career resilience.

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Finding a way through career barriers

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For any job seeker who faces obstacles and frustration on their way to landing a good job, it’s worth knowing that you’re far from alone.

Find information, resources, and in-person help to overcome job search barriers.

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Job search checklist

Planning a job search? 

Improve your chance of success with this checklist to plan your own personalized job search.

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The strongest job markets for Teachers

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Have a brand new shiny teaching credential, and looking for a place to put it to work?

If you are a recently— or about-to-be—graduated teacher, there are excellent resources to help you identify strong potential job markets.

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Conquer the emotional downfalls of a job search

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A job search can feel like an emotional roller coaster.

Read up on some of the most common emotional downfalls that may occur in a job search and how to avoid them or work your way through them.

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5 not-so-true job search myths

Job searching is hard work. It can be complicated, it can feel mysterious—and it can sometimes seem like you’re the only person out there who doesn’t know the secrets to success.

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Happy holiday job searching

There are two big indicators that it’s going to be a bright holiday for those seeking seasonal jobs: the unemployment rate is lower than it’s been in decades, and consumer confidence is at an all-time high.

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Make a big impression with a portfolio

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Want to wow an employer with your skills, and create a memorable impression of the quality of work you’ve done?

Consider building a portfolio—a collection of your past work samples— to bring to interviews, send to prospective employers, or even post online.

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Over 50 and overqualified?

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The job market is improving for older workers, but many still deal with the concern that they may appear overqualified to a prospective employer.

Mount a defensive against this assumption by putting yourself in the employer’s shoes.

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Make your next cover letter a great one!

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Your cover letter is often your best opportunity to sell your skills and show your interest in a position.

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