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By careers on 7/15/2011 4:27 AM

By Greg Shinbur, OmniCreative Staffing

If a job candidate and interviewer can’t meet at the same location for an interview, video chatting is becoming a great alternative to the on-site interview as a way to get that important face-to-face connection that in-person interviews provide. And unless you’ve been on vacation for the past month, you’ve probably heard of Google+.

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By careers on 7/13/2011 6:10 AM

By Peter Weddle

Historically, we’ve been able to invest episodically in our occupational education and training. We could do it every now and then because the pace of change in the workplace was relatively slow. Today’s it’s not. Workplace change is now occurring at warp speed.

How fast is warp speed?

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By careers on 6/22/2011 4:01 PM

By Eileen Kessler

Interviewees often worry about the questions they’ll be asked during the first interview. Will they have the level of experience their future boss is looking for? Will they be able to field every technical question?

But prospective employers are equally impressed by the questions an interviewee asks them when they meet.

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By careers on 6/22/2011 9:10 AM

 By Peter Weddle

As I explain in my book, The Career Activist Republic, the Great Recession changed everything in the world of work.  It put a punctuation mark on trends that had been developing for at least a decade and, in the process, it forged an entirely new kind of workplace in the United States of America.

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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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