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Inland Empire 2012 Job Outlook

December 28th, 2011

Finally, some good news! As you well know, the Inland Empire area of Southern California (Riverside and San Bernardino counties, including the communities of Ontario, San Bernardino, Redlands, Palm Springs, Temecula, Riverside and Moreno Valley) were exceptionally hard hit by the Great Recession, with unemployment remaining in the low double digits for months (and only… Read More »

How to Fix a Spotty Work History

December 21st, 2011

The recession has hit many people very hard, especially those of us who live in the Inland Empire. With unemployment still at a very high rate – 13.3 percent in October, according to a December 7 article in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin – many residents of Riverside and San Bernardino counties may have some… 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 Ever OK to Quit Without Giving a Reason?

October 26th, 2011

Let’s say you’re in the enviable position of having to quit a current job in order to take another, perhaps with a competitor. Or you need to quit in order to take care of an ill family member. Or your side business has grown to the point where it will support you and so you… 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 »

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 »