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The Employment Expert blog

Job Seekers: Market Yourself on LinkedIn

on Aug 6, 2020 12:18:17 PM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Marketing Job Seekers Social Media Personal Brand
Whether you're an intern or a CEO, LinkedIn is the best tool for professional networking in the digital age. You network with people by adding them as "connections," just as you'd make a friend request on Facebook. You can contact them in a private message or by the contact information they've provided. On your profile, all your experience, education, and achievements are presented for others to view.
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3 Reasons to Take a Job You're Less Than Passionate About

on Jul 30, 2020 10:05:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Job Seekers Job Flexibility Graduate
My niece, Vivienne, wants to be a graphic designer. Specifically, she wants to work for herself and have her own firm. She even planned to pursue this dream right out of college, but—given the current economy—she had to put that dream on hold. Now she feels like she is stuck taking a job she doesn't love just to pay her bills.
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YOU Could Save Lives as a Contact Tracer

on Jul 24, 2020 10:00:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Job Seekers Senior Job Seekers
Are you interested in the medical field? Do you have experience counseling people through a crisis? The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is looking for you to join their team of contact tracers!
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A Case for Diversity

on Jul 9, 2020 9:15:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Diversity
As a small, woman-owned business, of course we are champions of diversity in the workforce. We encourage others to utilize diverse companies and strive to foster diversity in our interactions. But what is the business case for prioritizing a diverse workplace?
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3 Reasons To Find a Job NOW

on Apr 30, 2020 9:30:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Unemployment Job Search Coronavirus
Many essential jobs are offering reduced hours and pay that dips below the current unemployment rate. So why should someone who is unemployed take a job that pays less than their available unemployment benefits?
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5 Job Prep Tips for May 2020 Graduates

on Apr 16, 2020 9:30:00 AM By | Brianne Tomko | 0 Comments | Job Seekers Graduate
When college graduation is over, a flood of new talent enters the workforce. In the past, these recent grads have often had a job lined up pending graduation. But with the current state of the workforce in Spring 2020, that is less likely. Now is the time to remind your grads of valuable lessons and have them recommit to their most ambitious goals. Here are four tips for seniors looking to enter the workforce soon.
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Don’t Rely on Luck to Find Your Next Job

on Mar 17, 2020 9:45:00 AM By | Brianne Tomko | 0 Comments | Job Seekers Job Search Student
Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of First Bank of Nigeria once said, “Always remember that those who create the future do not surrender to luck or circumstance; planning the future is the first step in defining it.” Don't rely on luck or fate in your career. Professional success is about putting yourself in a position to create opportunities. Here are some techniques that can help you find your next job.
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An Interview with Lovey Hammel

on Mar 12, 2020 9:45:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Anniversaries Interview
We're celebrating our 40th anniversary all year, but this week we are feeling especially nostalgic. On March 10, 1980, Temporary Solutions was founded by Jana Yeates and Lovey Hammel, and began serving the Prince William County area of metropolitan Washington, D.C. Lovey Hammel agreed to an interview to allow us some insight into the foundation of the company and where we are headed next.
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What NOT To Ask During a Job Interview

on Mar 5, 2020 9:45:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Job Seekers Interviews Job Description
What Does Your Company Do? Asking this, or "What does this job entail?" shows that you have not committed to learning about the company and the position. If you are unclear about something you've researched, phrase your question differently. Example: "I saw in the job description that this position is responsible for [X]. Could you tell me what that looks like on a typical day?"
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4 Benefits of Getting an Internship

on Feb 27, 2020 9:45:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Job Seekers Internship Student
When I was in college, my department required each student to complete two internships to graduate with our major's degree. There were prerequisite courses that had to be taken before each internship. And to top it off, one of the internships had to be completed during a semester (so you couldn't do two summer internships).
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