How to Stay Productive During a Slow-Moving Job Search

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Kicking off a job search can be a very exciting time in your life, whether you just graduated from college or you’re just ready for a career change. Depending how fruitful your search is, however, it can also be a frustrating time. If your job search turns out to be a long and slow-moving one, […]

Finding Purpose with a Meaningful Career

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You’re likely familiar with this famous phrase: Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life. Some people might not agree with this sentiment, but others wholeheartedly do – especially those who find themselves in a meaningful career that gives them a sense of purpose. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Who doesn’t […]

CT Workplace Privacy – Knowing Employer/Employee Rights

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With the topic of online privacy so hot in the news these days, it’s a good time to talk about it from an employer/employee standpoint. What rights do Connecticut employers and employees have when it comes to workplace privacy? Let’s look at two Connecticut Department of Labor workplace laws which relate to employer surveillance and […]

7 Questions to Ask Your Job Interviewer

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If you’ve landed a job interview, congrats. There are certain things you can do to prepare for the big event. And hopefully, your prep work will help squash any nerves you have about interviewing with a potential employer. A recent article from The Balance shares some helpful tips for interview preparation. Here are their top […]

10 Emerging Jobs for College Grads

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Another year, another round of college graduates who will soon be seeking employment. The University of California San Diego Extension has released their annual list of the top 10 emerging jobs in the U.S. for college grads. Using employment projection data from labor-market data company Emsi, the short list was compiled by combining the highest […]

Closing the Skills Gap with Apprenticeship Programs

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As more Baby Boomers retire, the skills gap continues to plague many states across the country. Some employers are looking to apprenticeship programs as one way to secure their next generation of employees. According to the National Skills Coalition, close to half of all jobs in the state of Connecticut are considered ‘middle skill’ – […]

5 Myths Job Seekers Have About Staffing Agencies

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  Searching for a job is a daunting task for many. But if you’ve recently found yourself out of work, or you’re yearning for a new opportunity with a different employer, the only way to land a new job is to look for one. This takes effort and a certain level of skill. When the […]

#JOBGOALS: How to Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet

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  According to the Statistic Brain Institute (yes, that’s a real thing), the top 10 New Year’s resolutions for 2017 were the following: Lose weight/healthier eating Life/self-improvements Better financial decisions Quit smoking Do more exciting things Spend more time with family/close friends Work out more often Learn something new on my own Do more good […]

How Robotics Employment is Impacting the Job Market

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Have you ever worried that one day, robots will take over the world? Sounds like a crazy thought. But as companies in some industries begin to replace human jobs with robots, some people fear that it’s just a matter of time until bots are ruling the entire galaxy. The good news is that robots taking […]

How to Get Out of Your Job Rut

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Not digging your job these days? Think you might be in a job rut? Most everyone has experienced the feeling at least once or twice in their career. Sometimes it’s a temporary thing, but sometimes it’s serious enough to take an earnest look at your situation and see what you can do to make it […]