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Category Archives: Employment Trends

25 Twitter Pages Diverse Students Should Follow

When the Twitter social media platform began a few years ago, people couldn’t imagine how relevant 140 characters could be.  Many thought it wouldn’t last. Well it has.   Twitter has grown to be a favorite for millions sharing and communicating about every possible … Read More…

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Put your Best Foot Forward in Temp Jobs

The National Employment Law Project reports that temporary workers fill 2.5% of all jobs in the US.  Millions of new college grads, people reentering the workforce or those making career transitions will often have to spend some time in temp jobs.  No matter … Read More…

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Vanishing Jobs and Disappearing Companies

If you think today’s college students are too young to know about vanishing jobs and disappearing companies; think again.  Consider companies like Blockbuster and West Coast Videos, both former game and video rental stores. Even my 23 year-old son remembers our Friday evening … Read More…

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Online Behavior can Kill your Future Career

Companies recruiting on college campuses are definitely evaluating online behavior of potential candidates on networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and video sites like YouTube.  Currently, 48.5% of respondents who recruit on college campuses said that they are using more social networks to connect … Read More…

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Explore Niche Job Boards

The US economy is in recovery and employers are increasing the number of new job openings every month.  Niche job boards are an excellent way to find job openings from employers looking specifically for groups of interested applicants. What is a Niche Job Board Niche job boards … Read More…

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Combat Job Search Age Discrimination

I spoke with a colleague recently who had lost a spouse and was looking to reenter the workplace.  It was pretty clear that his biggest concern was the job search age discrimination he felt he would face. He was worried about his chances of finding, … Read More…

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