Using LinkedIn: Start Connecting Now!

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Connections and networking have always been key elements of successful job hunt strategies. In today’s increasingly competitive market, maintaining a profile on the social/business site LinkedIn should be a key element in your successful career path plan. LinkedIn is not just another Facebook – so don’t confuse the two. Think of LinkedIn as Facebook’s more… Read more »

Employment in Fresno, CA

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The economic hub of the San Joaquin Valley, the Fresno metropolitan area is home to more than one million people. Its leading employers encompass a variety of industries and predominant among them are agriculture, manufacturing and health care. Here’s a snapshot: Talking Turkey – And Then Some One of Fresno’s employment success stories is Foster… Read more »

What Not to Do When Searching for a Job

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Searching for a new job can be a stressful, demanding and sometimes disappointing process. Even though there’s usually a light at the end of the tunnel i.e. the hope that you’ll land a great interview, the experience itself is emotionally draining and often discouraging. But it certainly doesn’t have to be. By taking measures to… Read more »

Employment in Fresno, California

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Fresno is a medium-sized city in Central California. With a population of just over 500,000 people, Fresno is the fifth largest city in California (and the largest inland city in the state). It’s known as the financial, industrial, trade, and commercial capital of the Central San Joaquin Valley. Fresno is located approximately 200 miles north… Read more »

Making the Best Out of a First Impression

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A recent article in Forbes Magazine reported that it takes approximately 7 seconds for someone to develop a first impression. For job seekers, this means that prospective employers are making assessments about you based on your appearance, body language and behavior as soon as you walk through the door. Here are the top 5 ways… Read more »

How to Use Social Media Networking to your Advantage

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Networking is a polarizing topic. Some professionals swear by it for career advancement and important employment leads. Others only associate it with cold calls and awkward social events. But regardless of which side you’re on, we can all pretty much agree that networking is an important and unavoidable part of a professional life. Particularly in… Read more »

How to Fight the Midday Slump!

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Does this sound familiar? At work, you’re going full steam ahead all morning, crossing things off your to-do list and feeling productive. You take a quick break for lunch and figure you’ll dive right back into your work and power through the afternoon. But somewhere between 2 and 3 p.m. you find your attention wandering… Read more »

Etiquette for Using Personal Technology at Work

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Most companies allow their employees to bring their own smartphones and even their tablets to the office. But does that mean you can–and should–use them whenever you like? Obviously, each office should have its own policy for appropriate use, but there are several simple rules that all users should follow. Mobile devices should be used… Read more »

Setting Career Goals

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Whether you’re happily employed or searching for a job, the new year is an ideal time to set or reset your career goals. The holidays provide some much needed time off to rejuvenate, refresh, and refocus, which can help you to hit the ground running, professionally, come the new year. Reflecting on 2012 Carve out… Read more »