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Author: careers Created: 3/20/2009 11:59 AM
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By careers on 5/25/2011 4:27 AM

By Greg Shinbur

Technology is advancing at a fast pace, and with increasing competition for creative jobs, everyone in the industry has to work constantly to advance their skills and to keep pace with the evolving marketplace.While designers might be comfortable designing for print, they will need to upgrade their skills to include HTML, CSS and PHP programming and perhaps more advanced courses in content management systems, such as Wordpress, to fit the needs of most agencies. A good foundation in the theories of online design and user experience are also a necessity in many work environments.

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By careers on 5/19/2011 9:29 AM

 

By Eileen Kessler

Your resume and shoes are polished. You’ve read your prospective boss’ blogs, reviewed her LinkedIn page and scoured the company’s website.  You’re thinking the interview should be a piece of cake. You’re confident you have the skills and talent required to land the job. But ...

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By careers on 5/19/2011 5:30 AM

 

By Mike Gardner

As an executive recruiter, I get to interview lots of really talented people. In the past few years alone, we’ve received thousands of resumes from hopeful job seekers and there are a few observations about certain approaches that I’d like to share with you that might help you succeed if you are currently in the job market.

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By careers on 5/12/2011 6:25 AM

Capitol Communicator will be running a series of podcasts in the coming weeks produced by career coach Marshall Brown. "Take Charge of Your Career"  empowers candidates to drive their own career progression within the new world of work today.  Each podcast is approximately 2 - 6 minutes in length and provides timely and relevant career advice. This week's podcasts are:

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By careers on 5/6/2011 12:01 PM

By Peter Weddle

You see, that’s what’s different about today’s job market.  Come as you are has been replaced by come as you need to be.  The good old days of searching for employment with stand pat qualifications are gone.  If you’re out of work, your career needs resuscitation.

It doesn’t matter that you got superior ratings on performance appraisals in your last job.  It makes no difference that you have a track record of being loyal, dependable, and hard working.

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By careers on 4/20/2011 8:41 AM

By Peter Weddle

There are over 100,000 job boards now operating on the Web. Collectively, they post over two million job openings each and every day. That’s a lot of opportunity, but it can also be a bit overwhelming. How do you figure out which job boards will work best for you?

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By careers on 4/13/2011 4:36 PM

By Peter Weddle

The prevailing definition of talent, at least for the moment, seems to be that it denotes a rare skill.  We use the word as a catchphrase for those hard-to-find Python programmers, clinical scientists and mechanical engineers whom hiring managers seem most to crave.  Winning the War for Talent, therefore, is simply a matter of filling open positions with those who have such skills.  The faster and cheaper that’s done, the greater our victory. Or is it?

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By careers on 4/6/2011 4:29 PM

By Peter Weddle

While the wimpy kid faces cafeteria bullies and hallway brickbats, the wimpy job seeker is confronted with indifferent employers and recruiters and unanswered applications. The net result, however, is exactly the same. Both the adolescent and the adult feel as if they’re being shoved around by forces they cannot control and humbled if not humiliated by their inability to defend themselves.

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By careers on 3/24/2011 2:21 AM

By Mike Gardner 

Did you ever notice that in an interview, you are not the only one who looks nervous?

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By careers on 3/21/2011 2:20 AM

By Peter Weddle


Ironically, a large number of organizations already tacitly recognize the existence of this cross generational slice of the population. Indeed, data collected by SHRM indicate that even at the height of the last recession – when recruiters’ emailboxes were filled to overflowing with resumes – seventy percent of employers were paying hiring bonuses for top talent. They didn’t selectively choose to make such payments to one generation or another, but were instead doing so to the best talent, regardless of whether they were Baby Boomers, Gen Xers or Millennials.

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