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How to Make Managing Millennials Easier

August 12th, 2015

Workers of different generations have their own goals and lifestyles to go along with different values and attitudes. Millennials are no exception. These younger workers came of age in a time of technological innovation, where information technology spawned new ways of thinking and working. In managing these younger workers, it is important to keep in mind their… Read More »

Six Tips for Updating Your LinkedIn Profile

June 17th, 2015

Has it been a while since you edited your LinkedIn profile? If it has, it’s time to get to work and make a few updates to keep your profile interesting and engaging. Keeping the content fresh will help in the future when you’re getting ready to look for jobs. Adding the information when it’s fresh will… Read More »

Risk Management: Social Media

December 5th, 2012

To repurpose a famous quote from A Tale of Two Cities: Social media has brought both the best and the worst of times for your company. The best? Social media can improve your marketing efforts while allowing you to communicate almost instantly with your prospects, clients, employees, and job candidates. The worst? Social media also… Read More »

Do “Over the Top” Job Search Tactics Work?

February 15th, 2012

If you’ve done any reading about “how to find a job” lately, you’ve undoubtedly heard about job candidates who try job search tactics that are a bit out of the ordinary. The candidate who sends her dream employer a shoe with a note “Just hoping to get a foot in the door with you.” Or… Read More »

After the Interview: Now What?

February 8th, 2012

You’ve just returned home from a job interview. You think you did pretty well. You know you’re a good fit for the job. Now what? Now for the follow up. Yes, it’s time for more work. You didn’t think you could just do a great job at an interview and leave it at that, did… Read More »

Doing What Needs to be Done: Finding Willpower for the Job Search

January 25th, 2012

Looking for work is, to put it lightly, not pleasant. The inherent rejection (you’ll hear “no” more often than “yes”). The constant applying for positions. The resume and cover letter writing. The networking. The skils testing. The interviewing. The writing thank you letters. Looking for work is work and it’s easy to get started but… 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 »

Inland Empire 2012 Job Outlook, Part 2

January 4th, 2012

We talked in last week’s post a bit about the job outlook for the Inland Empire in 2012. Let’s talk some more, because the news is getting better. Here’s a sampling of some recent news reports on the subject of employment in San Bernardino and Riverside counties this year. A December 20 report on InlandNewsToday.com… 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 »