Mastering the Art of Quitting Your Job

June 20, 2017 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Career Change

  Quitting your job can be a very uncomfortable thing to do. However, the days of holding onto a job for many years—even decades—are long gone. In fact, The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that people, on average, change jobs an average of approximately 12 times during their careers with millennials doing so at a […]

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How to Proactively Research Potential Employers

June 16, 2017 Nicole Slaughter-Graham Job Search Strategies

  One of the main ways you learn about whether or not a company is right for you is through research. Typically, you look at their website, check out reviews on Glassdoor, or ask friends what they think about the company. You typically research salary information, take a look at their mission or vision statements, […]

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5 Questions Candidates Need to Ask during a Job Interview

June 13, 2017 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Interviewing

A lot of attention is paid to the importance of being prepared for the questions asked of you during a job interview. And for good reason because the way you respond to these questions can make a huge difference in your ability to land the job. An aspect of the job interview that is not […]

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The Many Resources Provided by CareerSource Tampa Bay and Pinellas for Job Seekers

June 9, 2017 Nicole Slaughter-Graham Job Search Strategies

  The job hunt can feel daunting and sometimes lonely, but it doesn’t have to. In Florida’s Tampa Bay Area, we’re afforded many resources and opportunities, one of which is CareerSource. With offices across the Tampa Bay Area, CareerSource Tampa Bay and Pinellas arm job seekers with a diverse toolbox. Here are some of the […]

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Navigate a Successful Career Change through Careful Management

June 6, 2017 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Career Change

  The decision to make a career change can be simultaneously scary and exhilarating. In most cases, careers and jobs make up an important part of people’s identify and self-worth, not to mention their ability to produce a living wage. So taking the plunge into a career change is not a decision to take lightly. […]

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Finding Consistent Work as a Freelancer

June 2, 2017 Nicole Slaughter-Graham Job Search Strategies

  The freelance life looks like the perfect balance of work and freedom. Freelancers can make their own schedules, determine how many hours they want to work, and they can work from just about anywhere, thanks to modern technology. The lifestyle isn’t all glitz and glamour though. Freelancers can have a hard time transitioning out […]

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Managing Your Money during a Job Search Campaign

May 30, 2017 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Career Change

  There are few things more stressful than a job search when you are unemployed. While unemployment compensation can help, it rarely—if ever—covers the full range of living expenses faced by people looking for work opportunities. We live in a society where most people do not necessarily have large revenue reserves to fall back on […]

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An Unconventional Approach to the Job Search: Sending Letters of Introduction (LOI)

May 26, 2017 Nicole Slaughter-Graham Job Search Strategies

  It’s happened to all of us. We spend hours on the web applying to jobs, day in and day out, and receive no response. At some point, we start to feel like we’ll never get anywhere and long for the days of face-to-face interaction. The digital world can make looking for a job a […]

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Tame the Résumé Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Tiger and Boost Your Job Interview Chances

May 23, 2017 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Job Search Strategies

  Have you ever found that perfect job opportunity and then uploaded your résumé to the employer’s website, fully expecting to achieve a job interview? Well, who hasn’t, right? While it is possible that other applicants were more qualified than you for the job, it is also likely that the employer scanned your resume into […]

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The Skype Interview: Treat this 21st Century Interview Technique with a Little Old School Savvy

May 19, 2017 Nicole Slaughter-Graham Interviewing

  The digital world is changing everything from how we communicate to how we consume news, and it is even changing how we interview. The job world is becoming more and more comfortable with adopting virtual tools to vet candidates, conduct interviews, have meetings, and share information. The digital age can make communication a little […]

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