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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 beenlooking 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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The Do’s and Don’ts of Job Interview Follow Up

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 29, 2016 10:43:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Getting A Job

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You've made it through the job interview process and now you're breathing a big sigh of relief. Although it certainly is true that the bulk of the work is done, if you really want to land the job, it is all about the follow-up from this point forward.

Far too many people go on the interview and then just sit back and wait for the job to come for them. Keep in mind that you may not be the only person that interviewed. You may be considered, but along with a list of others. With the proper strategies in place, you can follow up and land the job you want.

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How to Find a Job in a Small Town

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 29, 2016 9:18:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Getting A Job

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Many jobseekers tend to focus on the basics when it comes to finding a job, regardless of the situation. They may check online job boards and other obvious places where jobs are listed. Although this may work out if everything is on an even playing field, it rarely goes that way. At times, you may even find it is difficult to find a career, simply because the choices are few and far between. This can often happen when you are trying to find a job in a small town like those in Northern California.

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Worst Resume Example

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 21, 2016 12:43:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Getting A Job

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Resumes represent who you are on 1 sheet of paper. Good or bad, you will be judged based off of the layout, overall flow, and the information you choose to put on your resume. Choose wisely what facts to include as well as what to purposefully exclude. Pay attention to detail. Spelling errors and grammar mistakes are the easiest to spot and get your resume either pushed to the bottom of the pile or worse, thrown out.

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How To Find Temporary Work In The Summer

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 15, 2016 2:09:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Getting A Job

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Having a permanent job can certainly go a long way in helping to care for your needs or the needs of your family. At times, however, full-time employment on a permanent basis is not needed, but a temporary summer job can help to fill in the gaps during this time of year.

Finding temporary work in the summer does not need to be difficult. In fact, there are numerous benefits to doing so, as it provides you with some extra money in your pocket and at the same time, gives you the opportunity to build your skill set or perhaps even to gain new skills.

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Best Summer Jobs

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Getting A Job

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As the weather turns warmer across the country and summer is on the horizon, millennials everywhere begin to turn their attention to what takes place during the summer months. For many, it will mean graduating and doing some traveling or perhaps entering right into the workforce. For others, it is finding a summer job that will help to fill their financial needs during this time.

If you are considering finding a summer job, this is the year to do it. The job prospects for those in their late teens and 20s entering the workforce are certainly positive. In fact, teens have been dropping out of the workforce for decades, according to theUS Bureau of Labor Statistics. This simple fact presents options that are certainly to your benefit. Choosing the type of work, however, is another story.

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How To Write An Interview Follow-Up Email

[fa icon="calendar'] May 12, 2016 10:47:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Getting A Job

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A follow up email? Is that really a thing? If this is the first you’ve heard of a follow up thank you email to an interview, you may be behind the times.Just because you nailed the interview questions, doesn't mean your work is done.It is now becoming common practice to send a follow up email to the hiring manager that interviewed you within 24 hours after the interview.  If you are going to write one, and you should, there are a few things you need to know.

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Worst Job Interviews

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 15, 2016 1:12:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Getting A Job

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We’ve all heard the horror stories. Some of us may have first hand experience with them. Interviews bring up self-doubt, anxiety, pressure and also some funny moments.  It''s important to learn what not to do in an interview so you can avoid interview mistakes. We’ve scoured the Internet for some hilarious stories for your enjoyment. Hopefully it will help you realize what not to do in your next interview! Enjoy!

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Top Interview Questions and Answers: Getting The Job

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 14, 2016 11:02:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Getting A Job

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Job Interview Questions and Answers: Ace The Job Application

Wow! Your resume was one of the few that impressed the hiring manager enough to call you for an interview. Congratulations! Just to show you how hard it is to get that interview you just landed, take a look at these stats from Talent Function Group LLC:

“For the specific case of an online job posting, on average, 1,000 individuals will see a job post, 200 will begin the application process, 100 will complete the application, 75 of those 100 resumes will be screened out by either the ATS or a recruiter, 25 resumes will be seen by the hiring manager, 4 to 6 will be invited for an interview, 1 to 3 of them will be invited back for final interview, 1 will be offered that job and 80 percent of those receiving an offer will accept it (Talent Function Group LLC).”

That was just the first step. Now you have to live up to what you wrote on your resume. More importantly, it’s time to prepare for that interview. There are several different types of interviews, and if you are lucky they may let you know if it’s a group or panel interview ahead of time. Most of the time however, you aren’t really sure what you are walking into so it’s best to be prepared for any and every situation.

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How To Write A Resume

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 5, 2016 12:14:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Getting A Job

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The facts don’t lie. In 2014, there were 11.8 million unemployed people and 3 million open jobs. What’s the disconnect? The problem starts with your resume. Recruiters only spend 5 - 7 seconds glancing over a resume. So you have very little time to convince them to put you in their “yes” or “maybe” pile and stay out of the “no” pile. Have an unprofessional email address? 76% of resumes are thrown out because of that alone!

Knowing how to write a convincing resume is crucial to you getting in the door for an interview. It’s more than knowing how to write one and what is included in a resume. There’s a skill involved in putting you on one piece of paper, and it isn’t easy. It’s your elevator pitch without them getting to see you, hear your voice, your tone, or see your body language.

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