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If you’re tired of talking about getting a new job, but never actually taking the initiative to get started, it’s time to set some goals to help you get moving. Goal setting is actually a very important part of the job search process, as it motivates you to get started, helps you to focus and… Read more »

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When searching for a new job, most people update their resume and get their interview suit ready, but many forget one essential step ─ selecting professional references. It’s very important to have a list of references on hand, ready to provide to potential employers. However, before doing this you must identify the best possible people… Read more »

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Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community and work with a cause you really care about. Not only does it offer the chance to help others in need, the experience can also be used to boost your resume. Whether you’re just starting out in the workforce, planning a career change, or… Read more »

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Finding work isn’t always easy. Whether you’ve been unemployed for a while now or aren’t satisfied with your current position, the job search process can be trying. The stress of looking for work can take a toll on even the most talented employees, causing them to act a bit desperate, which never impresses a hiring… Read more »

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If you’re working at a contract job that you really enjoy, don’t automatically assume the position has an expiration date. Many companies take on contract workers to test them out before making a full-time hiring decision. It’s important to make a great impression on the hiring manager, so they can’t imagine having you leave the… Read more »

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An informational interview is one of the most powerful tools you can use as you explore your future career options. Often, the best information regarding companies or industries is not available online or in print. Rather, it comes from veterans already working in the field. Don’t confuse an informational interview with an actual job interview… Read more »

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Many people mistakenly assume the term “boss” and “leader” are interchangeable. However, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Anyone can be granted a management position, but not everyone has what it takes to be a successful leader. A boss merely focuses on getting the job done, while a leader works to inspire everyone around… Read more »

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North Carolina has one of the highest levels of employment for customer service representatives in the country. In May 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics compiled a list of the top five non-metropolitan areas with the highest number of customer services representatives and North Carolina placed twice. The “other North Carolina non-metropolitan area” ─… Read more »

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Unemployment rates in North Carolina are dropping at lightning-fast rates. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the area’s unemployment rate was at 9.2 percent in July 2013 and fell to a low of 6.9 percent in November 2013. The North Carolina state unemployment rate was at 7.4 percent in November 2013 and the… Read more »

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Results of a recent survey suggest the new year may bring the promise of employment for many temporary employees. CareerBuilder’s 2014 job forecast found that more U.S. companies plan to hire temporary and contract workers this year than last. The survey, conducted online by Harris Interactive, polled 2,201 hiring managers and human resource professionals from… Read more »