Remote Workforce Continues to Grow: What Positions Work Well Remotely?

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The number of folks seeking remote work opportunities has been on the rise in recent years. And with good reason. The list of perks enjoyed by remote employment affords the flexibility many long for in these days of complex lives, hectic schedules, and family responsibilities. For a host of individuals and families, remote work translates […]

The Realities of Long-Term unemployment

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The good news: fewer Americans are unemployed now than at any time since the COVID-19 pandemic threatened to shut down the U.S. economy. The bad news: The 6.7% unemployment rate in December is nearly twice that of the pre-pandemic rate of 3.5%. More bad news: The ranks of America’s long-term unemployed continue to swell. Although […]

A Look at the 2021 Connecticut Job Market

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With a ‘good riddance’ to 2020 and a hopeful eye toward 2021, Connecticuters are forging ahead. While the road back to a pre-pandemic economy promises to be challenging, predictors see great strides being made by the end of 2021. Pete Gioia, economic advisor to the Connecticut Business & Industry Association, states, “The data points to […]

How to Be a Standout Employee    

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“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”    — Aristotle You’re the new guy or gal on the payroll. Of course, you want to perform your tasks and responsibilities well—that’s a given. But what you really want is to get noticed, to stand out, in a positive […]

Staying Focused on the Job

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Whether it’s the telephone ringing non-stop across the hall, the commotion of new construction next door, or the ping, ping of message notifications, staying focused on your job responsibilities can be challenging. Add worry about keeping the family healthy, the time constraints of juggling hectic schedules, and the always-present concerns about finances, and the amount […]

Starting 2021 with a Bang

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Without a doubt, 2020 tested us. Our resourcefulness and determination, our resilience and perseverance. Chances are both short-term, and long-term goals look different than what you had mapped out before the pandemic’s unprecedented entrance. Yes, while we are happy to have closed the book on 2020 and ushered in a new year, much uncertainty remains. […]

5 Tips to Strategize Your Job Search

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Are you one of the millions on the prowl for a job due to COVID-19’s impact on the economic landscape? The good news: many industries find themselves with job openings. The bad news: the current hiring situation’s frenzied pace often translates into a challenging scenario for those needing to land a good job. The job […]

The Top 5 Ways to Go from Temp to Permanent Hire

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It is becoming increasingly popular for companies to offer temporary roles (sometimes called temp-to-hire jobs) that might become a permanent place. A temp-to-hire job may be officially assigned for 3 to 6 months, after which management may or may not decide to keep you. Which means you don’t have a whole lot of time to […]

Leadership that Makes A Difference

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“Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” John C. Maxwell  Challenging. Fulfilling. Stressful. Essential. Responsible. Trusted. What does each of these adjectives have in common? Each relates to an aspect of leadership and the key role men and women in leadership positions play as the guiding force […]

5 Lessons Learned from Interview Blunders

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Calling all job seekers! In today’s competitive job market, you already know you cannot afford to mess up any job opportunity that comes your way. And you are well aware of the need to make the absolute best possible first impression should your job-search efforts land you an interview. So, pore over these interview blunders […]