Make Your CT Resume "Screening Software Friendly"

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When you apply for a job, is your resume reviewed by a human – or a machine? Honestly, it could be either – or both! For this reason, you need to make sure that your resume “makes the cut” with both recruiters and Applicant Tracking Systems. What, exactly, is an Applicant Tracking System? An Applicant […]


Will the New Year be Great for Your CT Career?

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An unsuspecting employee walks into work one morning, seemingly happy and secure in his job, only to be handed a pink slip. He’s blindsided. And devastated. He thinks to himself: “How did I not see this coming?” At one point or another, you’ve probably heard a story like this. You may have even experienced something […]


New Year's Eve 2014 Office Party Ideas

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From Westbrook to Wallingford, Middletown to Meriden, Connecticut businesses will be ringing in the New Year in style. How is your company planning to celebrate? If you’ve ever planned a New Year’s office party, then you know how challenging it can be to find activities that are both fun and “office appropriate.” We’re here to […]


Maximize Networking Opportunities During the Holidays

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Thinking of skipping that acquaintance’s holiday party? Not up to attending the last networking mixer of the year? You may be missing out on a huge career opportunity. Admittedly, this is a hectic time of year. Piling networking activities onto your already busy schedule is stressful. Plus, it’s the holidays – nobody’s recruiting this time […]


60 Seconds to Career Success (or Failure!)

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You’ve spent countless hours perfecting your resume: choosing the right format researching employer needs to customize content selecting relevant keywords honing your summary A recruiter or hiring manager, on the other hand, may spend less than 60 seconds scanning your resume.  In this time, he’ll decide your fate within his organization – namely, whether or […]


How to Thrive as the "New Guy"

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What will the work environment be like? How will I mesh with my new team mates? What will my supervisor think of me? How will I fit in? Whether you’re starting a new assignment or full-time job, it’s tough being the “new kid on the block.” You obviously want to succeed in your new role, […]


Show You Have the "Soft Skills" Today's CT Employers Want

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You have the right experience.  You have the right skills.  And you performed really well in your interview. So why didn’t you get the job? It may be because you didn’t adequately sell your “soft skills.” Believe it or not, cultural (or “soft skills”) fit is an important factor when it comes to landing a […]


Celebrating Labor Day 2013 in Connecticut

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Happy Labor Day! Dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers, Labor Day honors the contributions employees of all sorts have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. It’s a holiday we at A.R. Mazzotta hold near and dear. So today, we’re taking a break from our normal post format […]


Looking for a New Job in CT? Job search tactics to help you find it

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To land a great job, you need more than great job skills – you need a great job search strategy! It takes much more than hitting the “Apply Now” button on your favorite job site to move your career forward.  To cast the widest net possible, you should develop a multi-faceted approach that leverages the […]


Take the Next Step in Your CT Administrative Career

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Everybody has to start somewhere. For many people, a career as an administrative assistant can be rewarding in itself; but if your goal is to climb the corporate ladder, working as an administrative assistant is a great “somewhere” to start.  Today’s administrative positions are typically much more comprehensive than the title would lead you to […]