[Career Coach 101] Soft Skills: Crucial to Landing a New Job!

Recent research reveals that soft skills are crucial to landing a new job. In a world of technology and automation, this can sound counter intuitive. But soft skills have become a competitive advantage for people in the job search. The reason: as organizations become leaner, effective interactions among employees have become a critical success factor. This may come as a…

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[Career Coach 101] Silo Mentality: It can frustrate your job search!

Silo mentality is a mind-set present in some companies when certain departments or sectors do not wish to share information with others in the same company. This type of mentality will reduce the efficiency of the overall operation, reduce morale, and may contribute to the demise of a productive company culture. Also, it can frustrate your job search! Your Professional Experience:…

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[Career Coach 101] Resources for 50+ Workers

If you are 50+ and looking for a new job, chances are that your search will be uphill. The unemployment rate for 50+ workers has been estimated between 8.7 and 12 percent according to the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA, 2016). There were 2.5 million older Americans who wanted a job but did not have one. The main reason: age…

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[RECRUITMENT 101] Age Discrimination: How to work around it!

 According to the most recent statistics from the EEOC, age discrimination complaints have risen from 15,785 in 1997 to 21,396 in 2013. In spite of all enacted legislation to avoid it! In addition to other factors, age discrimination seems to be one of the greatest difficulties for many job candidates in transition. So if you are over 40 and in the…

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As you move forward with your job search, beware of RECRUITMENT SCAMS: people posing as recruiters or company officials with the intention of getting your personal information such as Social Security, Credit Card, and/or Bank Account numbers. This appears to be a new type of trick on the Internet targeting job candidates and it can be very difficult to distinguish legitimate opportunities from scams. Getting a job offer and then finding that it was a scam can be an extremely difficult experience from an online security as well as emotional perspective.

To better understand and avoid online recruitment scams, you can access the following LinkedIn post for details on a recent situation where a job candidate was tricked into providing personal information for a fake employment opportunity.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/scam-alert-geoffrey-wiese/

[INTERVIEW 101] Are you asking about the “Love Contract”?

 Recent surveys show that workplace romances are at a 10 year high. And even though most cases don’t make the headlines, sexual harassment has become a major concern for employers and job candidates across many industries. Many employers are choosing to implement “Love Contracts” to protect themselves from lawsuits and workplace scandals. Related: What is a “Love Contract“? But do “Love…

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