Keep Your Job Search Organized

In my first post on writing a great cover letter, I promised to share with you how I keep my job search organized.  First, you can probably tell that I do not like a lot of paper so I started out using an Excel spreadsheet which I created.  It became too time-consuming to maintain so …

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Six Steps to Writing a Great Cover Letter

Hello everyone. Today’s post continues our journey to career search success…writing a great cover letter. While some may advise that this step to landing your dream job is unnecessary, I emphatically suggest that it is absolutely essential. As a Human Resources professional, I compare submitting your resume in response to a vacancy announcement without an …

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Work Breaks and Meal Periods

I cannot tell you the number of times that an employee has approached me and threatened to go to the Department of Labor because they were not allowed to take their fifteen (15) minute snack or smoke break and/or their meal period.  They are surprised when I tell them that the Fair Labor Standards Act …

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Career Fairs

Following are three (3) upcoming hiring events across the US.  Go get your new job! December 5 – 9, 2016 Massachussetts & New Hampshire Broadcasters Virtual Job Fair To participate, visit www.nahb .org. December 7, 2016 Joyce Brooks Center Enter at Door 36Mahoning County Regional Substitute Teacher Job Fair in Canfield, OH REGISTER | bit.ly… …

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Fair Labor Standards Act’s Revised Overtime Regulations Now on Hold

My last post provided a simplified explanation of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) revised regulations which were set to take effect on December 1, 2016.  Well, what a difference a couple of weeks make.  On November 22, 2016, a Federal Judge in Texas ruled in favor of twenty-one states, the US Chamber of Commerce …

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