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The Employment Expert blog

A Well-Rounded Experience: Patrick Maercklein Reflects on His Internship

on Aug 8, 2019 10:04:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Candidate Experience Internship
At Employment Enterprises, Inc. (EEI), we are constantly on the lookout for fresh faces to intern at local companies - including our own. Our internship programs have given many students the real-world career experience they need while providing employers with eager, educated, and professional employees. Our own intern, Patrick Maercklein, attends James Madison University (JMU) in Harrisonburg, Virginia. We asked him to provide some insight into his experiences as an intern and to reflect on his time with Employment Enterprises.  
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Are You Often Absent From Work? Part 2: Why You Should Care

on Aug 1, 2019 10:01:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Employees Attendance
This is part 2 of 2 blogs discussing work absences. Read part 1 here.
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Are You Often Absent From Work? Part 1: How to Improve Your Attendance

on Jul 25, 2019 10:16:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Employees Absenteeism Attendance
If you're often absent from work, you're missing out on money. Your employer is affected by lost productivity, and your coworkers experience the frustration of picking up your slack. We all have things happen sometimes that are out of our control. However, there are situations that we can - and should - plan for. Remember, your boss can find plenty of other people who would make it to work under the same circumstances.
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Top Five Rules of Using Professional References

on Jul 11, 2019 11:01:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Job Seekers Job Search Networking References
It is common for employers in many industries to ask for professional references to learn more about you as a person and as an employee. If several candidates are neck-and-neck for the position, the reference checks can make or break who ends up with the job.
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How NOT To Write a Cover Letter

on Jul 5, 2019 10:44:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Job Seekers Job Search Resume Cover Letter
A recent poll says 90% of executive level hiring managers find cover letters important for evaluating candidates. Another survey shows 40% of HR managers believe that a good cover letter would help an applicant stand out. Even if a cover letter isn't required, you should always include one with your resume unless specifically asked not to. Here are some "don'ts" to watch out for when drafting your letter.
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Finding Work When You're Over 55

on Jun 20, 2019 10:04:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Discrimination Job Search Senior Job Seekers
In an era where job seekers are facing blatant age discrimination, it seems pretty safe to say that we will all face it at some point in our careers. Since more than half of workers over 50 lose their jobs before they are ready for retirement, getting hired is a real issue.
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Automatic Network: Your Alumni Association

on Jun 13, 2019 4:27:07 PM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Job Search Networking Graduate
Some experts say that 70 percent of people ended up in their current position thanks to networking. Others say it’s more like 80 percent or even 85 percent.
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Build a Tailored Resume in 8 Steps

on Jun 6, 2019 2:56:55 PM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Job Seekers Recruitment Job Search Resume
A recent study shows that recruiters spend just over three minutes reading a candidate’s resume. On average, they've made up their mind about the candidate within the first minute. So how can you stand out from the crowd? You might think it's best to be eye-catching, with unique fonts or lots of design, but that's not the case. The most effective way to get placed into the "yes" pile is by tailoring your resume to each position you're applying for.
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Online Portfolios for Creators of All Kinds

on May 30, 2019 10:22:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Job Search Portfolio Niche Industry
Showing is always better than telling. If you're in a specialized industry based on creative production, you need a portfolio to show examples of your work. This allows recruiters and hiring managers to evaluate your style, attention to detail, and of course your overall creativity.
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Face It: Recruiters Are Watching You on Facebook

on May 23, 2019 10:25:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Job Seekers Social Media Job Search Networking
Facebook probably needs no introduction. After all, 85% of internet users have a Facebook account - that's more than 1 billion users worldwide. Even those who choose not to have an account have heard of the world's most popular social media site, which was originally created in 2004 for college students. In 2006, the site was opened to anyone over 13 with a valid email address, and the rest is history.
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