[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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[RECRUITMENT 101] 2018 Top Jobs: Are you qualified?

According to Indeed’s 2018 report for best paid jobs, Commercial Project Manager claimed the top spot with an average base salary of $81,023, The Construction Industry saw the fastest job growth year over year. It included other top ranked jobs such as Preconstruction Manager (No. 5), Construction Estimator (No. 12) and Construction Manager (No. 19). The growth in Construction and other sectors has…

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[LINKEDIN 101] LinkedIn for students!

LinkedIn is a Social Media platform for professional networking and connecting job candidates with recruiters and hiring managers. According to the Pew Research Center, 50% of online adults with college degrees are on LinkedIn. Similarly, 45% of online adults with an annual household income of $75,000 or more use LinkedIn. And according to recent surveys, the overwhelming majority (87%) of recruiters…

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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.