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Occupation Employment Statistics Help Target Your Job Search

By Frances Chaves Data from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics can help you to target your job search more effectively. OES data shows the areas and industries with the highest employment for … Continue reading

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Communication Skills Are Critical to Your Successful Job Search

By Frances Chaves Good communication skills are critical for job-seekers. According to research, 85 percent of financial success is based on your personality and ability to communicate, negotiate and lead. Only 15 percent is due to technical knowledge. People overwhelmingly … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Acing Your Online Interview

By Frances Chaves Online interviews are on the rise. OfficeTeam surveyed more than 500 hiring managers at companies with more than 20 employees. They found that 63 percent often use videoconferencing for job interviews. There are two kinds of online … Continue reading

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Tips: Best Books for Jobseekers

By Frances Chaves You can learn just about anything from a book — whether it is in print or digital format. Job seeking is no exception. However, there are millions of job searc books out there. Searching online or at … Continue reading

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Facebook Faux Pas: How the World’s Most Popular Social Media Works For or Against Your Job Search

By Frances Chaves “Faux pas” — French for false step — is used to describe an embarrassing social mistake. While social media has become an important weapon in the job searcher’s arsenal, using Facebook in the wrong way can cost … Continue reading

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Keep Current by Staying Abreast of Job-Search Trends

By Rita Williams Job seekers need to keep their resumes current, of course, and they also need to make sure their CAR (challenge-action-result) stories are up-to-date. However, savvy people in transition also need to pull back and look at the … Continue reading

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PARR: Gateway for Your Career Search

Assessing your skills before you write your resume By Dominic J. Frúges In today’s turbulent work environment people can find themselves in a few status stages: • Recent college grad or 20-Something Gen Y • Returning to Work after Child … Continue reading

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