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Planning a Career Change at 50 in California

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2017 2:43:52 PM / by Michelle Dell posted in Changing Careers, Getting A Job, Interviewing

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Evaluating a Career Change at 50

Making a career change at 50 years or older can be a daunting decision because many people feel that it is a time-barred decision. This is despite a 2014 study by The Conference Board, which indicated that over half of American employees are unsatisfied with their current jobs. Although younger employees may easily make a career transition, staying at your current workplace until retirement may seem a better option if you are 50 years or older.

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Why Redding? - Community & Culture

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 28, 2017 7:15:00 PM / by Michelle Dell posted in Changing Careers, Getting A Job, Company Culture

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Redding, California - Community, Culture, Schooling & Family

The hustle and bustle and fast-pace of city life can be alluring. For a while. Smaller towns are a great place to raise a family, retire and enjoy a slower pace of life. They are normally safer, have better school systems and higher community engagement. Redding is no different.

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Why Redding? - Real Estate Market

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 28, 2017 4:16:00 PM / by Michelle Dell posted in Changing Careers, Getting A Job, Company Culture

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Real Estate Opportunities at the Right Price

Ah, the American Dream. Owning a home. If you live in California it indeed feels more like a dream than a reality. Californian cities are filled with small homes with large price tags. Unless, of course, you are looking for your American Dream in the hidden gem of the North State, Redding California.

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Why Redding? - Parks, Sports & Recreation

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 28, 2017 3:16:00 PM / by Michelle Dell posted in Getting A Job, Hiring the Best People, Company Culture

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Redding, California - Parks, Sports & Recreation

Ask anyone who lives or works in Redding, California what their favorite thing is about living in Northern California is and you will hear recreation, recreation, recreation. Located at the top of the state, Redding is known for its ample outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking, biking, kayaking, boating, paddle boarding, skiing, snowboarding, sailing, caving and so much more. The second sunniest city in the U.S. with more than 300 sunny days per year, you will never be bored exploring and adventuring.  

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How To Decide if You Should Quit Your Job Before Finding Another

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 22, 2017 6:00:00 AM / by Michelle Dell posted in Changing Careers, Getting A Job

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How to Decide if Quitting a Job Before Getting Another is a Good Idea for You

"Take This Job and Shove It" says the old song by Johnny Paycheck. Anyone who has been in the workforce for any length of time has considered saying this at least once over the years. Half of those you ask say you should keep your current job while looking for another one. The other half says to quit and take a chance. What is the correct action? You may be surprised to hear that there is no one correct answer. It is a decision you need to think about, consider all factors and then decide what is best for you personally. Let's take a look at the things to consider before making your decision.

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5 Tips to Seem Less Nervous in your Shasta County Interview

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 8, 2016 11:27:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Getting A Job

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There’s no doubt about it, heading into an interview is an intimidating process.

Luckily, there are things you can do to make your next Shasta County interview just a bit less nerve-wracking. From deep breathing to speaking slowly, these five tips can help you mask your nerves and land the job of your dreams.

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How Can A Millennial Fix Employment Gaps On Their Resume?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 26, 2016 11:26:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Getting A Job

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The employment gap.

Most resumes have them, especially with the job market the way it is in Northern California.

Yet, any time you have an employment gap on your resume, a prospective employer is going to ask you what you were doing and why you weren’t working.

Whether it is because your past job closed down, you changed jobs, or you were fired, they want an explanation.

As a Millennial job seeker, you’re already fighting against the common misconceptions (i.e. Millennials lack focus), and you don’t need an employment gap solidifying those misconceptions.

To fix employment gaps, you need to be savvy, something Millennials naturally come equipped with these days.

Also, you don’t need to dwell on those holes or worry that you have a few. As long as you can show professionalism and explain those job hopping moments, you can stay ahead of the competition.

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How To Land A New Career When You’re Past 50

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 21, 2016 11:25:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Changing Careers, Getting A Job

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Welcome back to the job board Generation X.

You’ve been working hard tirelessly for several decades now.

But, you’re ready for something new, fresh, and exciting.

You’re competing against the millennials, and all of their tech-savvy skills for the latest jobs in Northern California, and that can certainly hold you back from trying to explore new career opportunities.

California’s economy is still recovering too, which means the competition is fierce for open positions.

None of these reasons have to hold you back, though.

If you are ready to take the leap and make a dramatic career change in your 50s, you can do it painlessly.

After all, the idea of retiring in the next decade isn’t anything crossing your mind. Instead, you’re ready to tackle the workforce and show those millennials what you got.

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Essential Skills Every Millennial Needs To Develop

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 4, 2016 12:00:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Getting A Job

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As a Millennial seeking a job in today’s market, you need to remain competitive.

You have multiple generations vying for the same position, and some with extraordinary skills.

Regardless if you have past work experience or even a college degree, there are personal and professional skills you need to perfect if you want to have an edge up on the competition.

Governing.com estimates 29 percent of California’s population consists of Millennials. Considering the sheer size of the state and its own total population, that is a big number of competing job seekers.

It also doesn’t help that several Northern California cities ranked in the Top 25 best cities for Millennials by Forbes ; attracting even more competition over the past few years.
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How To Find A Job That Is Actually Hiring In Redding, CA

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Getting A Job

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If you have been looking for a job in Redding, CA, you likely have come across your fair share of scams. People use to browse the want ads in the local newspaper to find a job. Now the Internet is the primary resource for job-hunting. You can still use such a resource to find a job, but caution needs to be exercised. 

The unfortunate reality is, however, job scams are everywhere and falling for them could cost you big time. Not only may it result in loss of money or identity theft, you may even be unwittingly cooperating in a crime in some cases. 

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