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Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:04 am
If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a million times: networking is essential for any job search. More essential than the perfect resume, more essential than hours spent poring over listings, pe...
Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:03 am

Win a state interview with a complete, correct, relevant application

 Embarking on the circuitous path to employment with two of Springfield’s largest employers, the state of Illinois and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, is a challenge even in ye...
Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:02 am

Minding the gaps

 When you are attempting to reenter the workforce after an extended absence, it can be daunting to submit your resume with pride and confidence. You need not be deceptive about your work history ...
Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:01 am

Employment after graduation

 Graduation is an exciting time in the lives of students. After years in the classroom preparing for life after school, graduation marks a time when students are finally ready to enter the real w...
Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 12:06 am
 Can you tell me a little about yourself?(Make a concise pitch with 2-3 accomplishments that shows why you’re right for the job.)How did you hear about the position?(Name drop now if you have a...
Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 12:05 am
Job fairs can be great places to make connections and get leads on potential employers that may be a good fit for you. If you don’t stand out from the crowd on paper, making an in-person introductio...
Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 12:03 am

Tips on keeping your balance

 With the prevalence of smartphones (and incoming texts and email from work) on bedside tables and at Little League games throughout the world, people have to be more diligent than ever about kee...
Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 12:02 am
 Job stress is enough — but job-hunting stress? That alone can be intimidating and emotionally taxing to your psyche, especially if you’ve graduated or been laid off and months later, you sti...
Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 12:01 am
 Social media has become an integral part of modern society. Millions of people around the world use social media to connect with one another. But this valuable tool also can be a detriment, part...


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