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The Employment Expert blog

Finding Fairness in Your Employment Experience

on Dec 12, 2019 10:31:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Job Seekers Employee Engagement Job Search Appreciation
A Google search for "what employees value most" turns up around 333 million results. It's been asked, analyzed, and talked about a lot in the past few years as employee engagement has become a hot topic in human resources. Employers know that employee engagement is important because happy employees means happy customers. But what impact does this engagement trend have on employees?
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Tailor Your Career Path with Continuing Education

on Dec 5, 2019 10:21:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Education skills gap Soft Skills Technical skills
It's well known that there is a skills shortage among job candidates in the United States. According to SHRM's 2019 State of the Workforce report, 83% of respondents have had trouble recruiting qualified candidates in the last year. If you're looking for a job, this might sound like a discouraging implication that you aren't skilled enough. However, a look at the specific skills employers are missing will show how you can tailor your career path and prioritize growth to better your chances of finding a position.
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4 Job Prep Tips for December Graduates

on Dec 3, 2019 9:00:00 AM By | Brianne Tomko | 0 Comments | Workforce Work Ethic Graduate
When college graduation is over, a flood of new talent enters the workforce. Ideally, these recent grads have a job lined up pending graduation. But even if they are still searching, 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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Year-Round Gratitude in the Workplace

on Nov 28, 2019 10:45:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Appreciation Gratitude
According to Psychology Today, gratitude is “an emotion expressing appreciation for what one has. It is a recognition of value independent of monetary worth. Spontaneously generated from within, it is an affirmation of goodness.”
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7 Tips for Interviewing After Being Fired

on Nov 7, 2019 9:15:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Performance Interviews Fired
Getting fired is awful, but once you have a plan in place, things start looking up again. Then you're hit with a realization: you're going to have to talk about it with prospective employers.
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7 Spooky Job Mistakes New Grads Make

on Oct 31, 2019 9:30:00 AM By | Brianne Tomko | 0 Comments | Workforce Work Ethic Graduate
Today’s talent market is flooded with new graduates just starting out in their first jobs. These graduates have a huge opportunity in front of them—as well as some challenges. Here are the six most common mistakes new grads make when looking for or working in their first full-time position.
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“You’re Fired!” Now What Do I Do?

on Oct 24, 2019 9:00:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Job Search Work Ethic Mental Health Networking Fired
Getting fired is awful. Even if you were struggling at work or already looking for your next job, getting fired can feel like a personal failure.
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Psychology Majors Needed to Help At-Risk Youth

on Aug 29, 2019 11:17:35 AM By | Patrick Maercklein | 0 Comments | Job Seekers Job Search Psychology Service
How do you help the daughter of a single, drug-addicted parent who also happens to be a teenage mother? Jamie is the 17-year-old mother of a newborn child and daughter of a methamphetamine addict. Growing up, Jamie was exposed to an unforgiving environment: drugs and alcohol flooded their small apartment. By 13, Jamie had tried meth and was addicted to alcohol, and things escalated quickly. She began to skip school and became sexually active, leading to her pregnancy at age 16. Without a caring family or a role model, Jamie is lost.
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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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