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U.S. Manufacturing Sees Growth in 2012

February 29th, 2012

Earlier this year we wrote about the potential job market for the Inland Empire in 2012. San Bernardino and Riverside counties are full of distribution centers and manufacturers, so we thought it would be interesting to see where manufacturing in the country as a whole is headed. Bloomberg.com reported Dec. 6 that a survey by… Read More »

Finding Work in a Tough Job Market

January 11th, 2012

Although we talked last week and the week before about how the Inland Empire job market is slowly improving and is expected to do so throughout this year and next, we know how tough it is out there for our candidates to find work. After all, combined, Riverside and San Bernardino counties have one of… Read More »

How to Find a Job FAST!

December 15th, 2011

It IS possible to find a full-time position quickly. As in one or two months But it will take exceptional focus, determination and very hard work on your part. Are your ready for the steps it will take to get yourself a new job in a month or two? Are you ready to work harder… Read More »

Proper Etiquette for Declining a Job Offer

November 23rd, 2011

If you find yourself in the – let’s face it – enviable position of choosing to turn down a job offer, there is a right and a wrong way to do so. The wrong way (oh, let us just count the ways): Accept it and then just don’t show up when expected. You don’t call,… Read More »

Is it OK to Ask if You Got the Job?

September 28th, 2011

Short answer: You bet! But…there’s an art to it. First of all, you always, always, always should tell the hiring manager near the end of your interview that you would like to be hired for the position. Simply state, perhaps while you’re shaking hands goodbye, something along the lines of the following: “Ms. Smith, I’m… Read More »

Creating an Employee Referral Program

September 7th, 2011

Even as the unemployment rate nationally continues to hover around 9 percent – and the rate for the Inland Empire area remains a stubborn 14.7 percent (as of July 2011) – great employees still are hard to find. And, as many of the best jobs are part of the “hidden” job market, so are the… Read More »

Preparing for an Internal Job Interview

August 17th, 2011

Have you seen a job posted internally at your company that you feel is right up your alley? Go for it! But before you go to the interview thinking you have the position simply because you’re already a known and proven entity, think again: it may be harder for you to win the position. Why?… Read More »

What to Include in New-Hire Packets

August 3rd, 2011

Bringing on new employees? Looking to update the information/paperwork packets you give during the onboarding process? Here are some items you should always include in your new-hire packets. Welcome your new employee with a letter from the head of your company. If a large company, include a letter from the new worker’s department head. Place… Read More »

Creative Ways to Hire in the New Economy

April 5th, 2011

Using a Help Wanted ad is good for letting your competitors know what you are up to, but is not always the best the way to hire great new employees. Here are some non-traditional ways that may help you find the perfect candidate: Start with your employees – Ask them (and reward them) for referrals,… Read More »

Get Motivated

March 22nd, 2011

I don’t know about you, but quite frankly I’m sick of hearing about the tough economy. So today, we’re going to focus on 5 ways to turn negative thoughts into positive action. You have a lot of potential – start recognizing it! You may not be built like Arnold Schwarzenegger or be mistaken for a… Read More »