Job Seekers Archive
So, you’re a recent graduate? Recently unemployed? Looking for work? You’re like thousands of others. Unless, you’ve been living in a hole….under a rock….or on another planet, you know that the job market is ultra-competitive thanks to the worst financial crisis in 80 years and a 9.5 percent unemployment rate. Job hunting is a full-time
As this challenging year comes to a close, are you looking ahead with hopes of what the New Year will bring? It’s easy to get caught up in media sound-bites that give cause for concern, so I thought we should look at some recent news reports that give us hope - and hopefully peace -
With the advent of modern communication modes such as text messages, instant messages, Twitter updates, and a myriad of others I may not have even heard of yet, it seems that with every gigabyte of data we get further and further away from the basics of communication and further from truly understanding each other.
Did you ever stop and think that every time you pick up the phone to call a potential employer that the first person who answers the phone could possibly have a major part in all hiring decisions? First impressions are lasting impressions. Most callers view the gatekeeper as just as the receptionist and act as
Employee recognition. Many companies realize that its true value rests in the people they hire and how they reward employee service. Recognizing a job well done can often be a determining factor in the longevity of staff and can have benefits far beyond tenure. Improved quality of work, reduced absenteeism, interaction with co-workers and overall
Running a front desk can be challenging! If you work for a company that has a lot of interpersonal interaction over the phone and in person, it can be a constant exercise in patience, attitude, prioritizing, and time management. It seems that everything happens at once at a busy front desk and that you rarely
Celebrity Staff recently honored administrative professionals and those working in the legal field during Administrative Professional’s Day on April 22 and Law Day on May 1. Admin Day, formerly known as Professional Secretaries Day, was created by The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), formally called the National Secretaries Association, as an event to recognize
As a job seeker in a tough job market, it can be tempting, if not necessary, to take a job that is below your skill level in order to keep working. In these situations, the fear of hearing, “You’re overqualified for the position” can be a concern. The key to overcoming this hurdle is to
A new study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) shows that for new college graduates in this tight economy, becoming the perfect job candidate is a tall order.