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Do you feel a little lost when it comes to looking for work, or maybe you know what you want but don't know where to beg...
12/18/2020
How to Find the Right Company to Apply For

Do you feel a little lost when it comes to looking for work, or maybe you know what you want but don't know where to begin. The attached article gives you 4 tasks you can give yourself to hone in on exactly what companies you want to, and should, apply for.

Because applying to 20 companies at once is just a horrible idea.

Our current global healthcare crisis has changed almost every aspect of our lives. It stands to reason that the process ...
12/17/2020
7 super smooth job hunting habits that will help you stand out in a pandemic

Our current global healthcare crisis has changed almost every aspect of our lives. It stands to reason that the process of looking for work has experienced some changes as a result, too. The attached article provides some tips for adjusting your job search to the new status quo that's come about since COVID-19.

Are you job hunting right now? Adopt these 7 super smooth habits that will help you stand out among a sea of applicants during the pandemic.

Do you want to be one of those people that can roll with the punches, that can be knocked down but get right back up aga...
12/16/2020
Why Resilient People Are Happier—and How to Be More Like Them

Do you want to be one of those people that can roll with the punches, that can be knocked down but get right back up again? The attached article goes over a few tips on how to be more resilient when things seem to be a bit tougher than usual, and how changing just a few things can help make you overall happier in life.

Eight habits of highly resilient—and successful—people.

Should you follow up with an employer after applying? After interviewing? How long should you wait? Who should you follo...
12/15/2020
How to Follow Up on Job Applications (Phone/Email Samples) | FlexJobs

Should you follow up with an employer after applying? After interviewing? How long should you wait? Who should you follow up with? These questions, and more, are answered in the attached article that goes over tips to following up with an employer to ensure you're kept in the loop, and to also keep them aware of your interest in their open position.

Applied or a job but haven't heard a peep since? Here are tips on how to follow up on job applications—and when to move on.

Did you take a sabbatical from the world of work to raise a miniature version of yourself? Although this is a fairly com...
12/12/2020
Returning to Work after Raising Children - How to Find a Job

Did you take a sabbatical from the world of work to raise a miniature version of yourself? Although this is a fairly common reason for taking time away from traditional work, the gap in employment can cause employers to wonder what you were up to. You can prepare to answer these questions in a number of different ways, some of which are discussed in the attached article.

How to find a job and return to work after raising children. 7 tips to get job offers FAST and successfully return to work after raising children spending time with family.

Job search has changed a lot in recent decades. Mostly due to the breakneck pace at which technology has advanced in tha...
12/09/2020
ATS & Resumes | How to Keep Your Resume Out of the Black Hole

Job search has changed a lot in recent decades. Mostly due to the breakneck pace at which technology has advanced in that time. Today, many applications and resumes must pass through a program before an actual person sees it. These programs are called Application Tracking Systems, or ATS for short. The attached article has some tips that can help keep you out of ATS purgatory.

ATS (Applicant Tracking System) - How job seekers can create resumes that will work with the ATS instead of working against it.

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12/08/2020
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Do you practice resiliency? Watch this TedTalk by Lucy Hone to see if you know the three secrets of resilient people!

Did you know that there a number of common traits and habits of successful people? The attached article goes over 12 of ...
12/08/2020
12 Habits of People Who Always Fulfill Their Dreams

Did you know that there a number of common traits and habits of successful people? The attached article goes over 12 of these examples, and explains how they relate to a success mindset for both work, and in your personal life.

Motivation, courage, and the right people are your keys to success.

Looking for work is an ever evolving process where change is not just likely, it's guaranteed. As such, it's important t...
12/05/2020
7 outdated job hunting tips that are (seriously) hurting your chances

Looking for work is an ever evolving process where change is not just likely, it's guaranteed. As such, it's important to stay up to date on your information, and not just assume your job search strategy from 10 years ago can be applied to your job search today. The attached article goes over common job search tips that are out of date and could be hurting you more than helping.

If you want to get a job in today’s economy, you have to be willing to get a little creative. The days of paying a writer to polish your resume are over.

There are countless occupations and careers that all seem to require completely different skillsets. But, did you know, ...
12/04/2020
15 Transferable Skills Companies Want: Examples & Definitions | FlexJobs

There are countless occupations and careers that all seem to require completely different skillsets. But, did you know, there are actually skills that are fairly universal to a large percentage of jobs? These are called transferrable skills, and if you hone in on cultivating these, you can use them to market yourself to a wide variety of employers and the jobs they're hiring for.

Transferable skills can help you land a new job, even without the "right" experience. Here are the 15 most important transferable skills.

A little ways back we shared an article about getting a job after long-term unemployment. If you find yourself in this s...
12/03/2020
Getting Back into Work After Long-Term Unemployment: 6 Tips

A little ways back we shared an article about getting a job after long-term unemployment. If you find yourself in this sort of situation, the attached article has some additional tips for getting back into the world of work after a extended hiatus.

Going back to work after being unemployed for a lengthy stretch of time can be a bit terrifying. Read our tips on how to successfully ease into your new role at a new company.

What do you think of when you hear "Taste the rainbow", "I'm loving it", or "They're Grrrreat!"? I'd be willing to bet e...
12/02/2020
Personal Brand | How to Reinforce Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn

What do you think of when you hear "Taste the rainbow", "I'm loving it", or "They're Grrrreat!"? I'd be willing to bet each one of those quotes brought to mind a specific brand. This is because those companies have marketing teams that set out to create, manage, and maintain that brand. So, too, can you ensure your brand is being maintained with LinkedIn.

What can you do on LinkedIn to build a network, following, and strengthen your personal brand beyond just setting up your account? Here are 3 ways...

Are you prone to a fair bit of anxiety or nerves when going into an interview? If so, you are absolutely not alone. The ...
12/01/2020
8 Genius Ways to Hide the Fact That You're Nervous

Are you prone to a fair bit of anxiety or nerves when going into an interview? If so, you are absolutely not alone. The vast majority of us have felt this at one time or another. The attached article has a number of great tips that may help you navigate those tense moments while keeping a calm exterior.

You may be shaking in your boots, but no one will have any idea.

The December 2020 Virtual Workshop Schedule is in!
11/30/2020

The December 2020 Virtual Workshop Schedule is in!

We've all been there. You're at an interview, it's going great, and then you hear it... "What would you say is your grea...
11/26/2020
Never name 1 of these 7 things as your weakness in a job interview

We've all been there. You're at an interview, it's going great, and then you hear it... "What would you say is your greatest weakness?" You can find a number of resources that tell you how to respond to this question. But, what about the things you absolutely, under no circumstances, should say in response to this question? Check out the attached article to find out what they are.

It’s a question many people dread, but it is a quick and easy way for the hiring manager to discover flaws. How do you answer such a question?

Looking for work can feel like a job in and of itself, and you'd be correct in thinking so. When you're looking for work...
11/25/2020
Marketing Yourself for a Job: 6 Tips for Success | FlexJobs

Looking for work can feel like a job in and of itself, and you'd be correct in thinking so. When you're looking for work you become a one person marketing and sales team with a particularly unique product. Yourself! The attached article goes over some tips to boost your self-promotion and marketing so you can show potential employers why you're the best fit for their open position.

As a job seeker, there's a fine line between promoting yourself and bragging. Check out these tips on how to market yourself for a job!

If you've been unemployed for a minute you may find it a little more challenging to secure a job. The attached article g...
11/24/2020
How to Get a Job After Long-Term Unemployment

If you've been unemployed for a minute you may find it a little more challenging to secure a job. The attached article goes over tips for your cover letter, your resume, and answering interview questions that can help you explain this gap in employment, and keep it from holding you back from obtaining future jobs.

Finding a job after long-term unemployment isn't easy. Whether you took time off to raise a child, continue your education, or anything else, there are some employers who are going to have some questions about

Are you preparing to start or restart an Unemployment Insurance claim, but have some questions about the process? The at...
11/24/2020
Frequently Asked Questions

Are you preparing to start or restart an Unemployment Insurance claim, but have some questions about the process? The attached FAQ was created to answer the most commonly asked questions.

You’re considered unemployed any week you work fewer than 40 hours and earn less than your weekly benefit amount. Your weekly benefit amount is 1.25% of your base year* total earnings. For example, if you earned $20,000 in your base year, your weekly benefit amount would be $250. For claims filed ...

The world of work is ever changing, and unfortunately it's not showing signs of slowing down any time soon. So, too, do ...
11/21/2020
Pivot Your Career | You Determine What Success Looks Like

The world of work is ever changing, and unfortunately it's not showing signs of slowing down any time soon. So, too, do we need to be ready to change in kind. If you've found yourself out of a job recently, and looking for new work, consider how you may take this opportunity to pivot your previous, and current, career goals to point you in a more successful or beneficial direction.

To pivot your career, you shift in a new direction. You direct your career track, and determine what success and happiness looks like.

Searching for a job can be an arduous process, and even the best of us can succumb to discouragement. The attached artic...
11/20/2020
The Simple Trick That Will Make Your Job Search Way Less Painful

Searching for a job can be an arduous process, and even the best of us can succumb to discouragement. The attached article can give you a particular tool that, when used regularly, can help keep you on track, and keep you thinking more positively about your job search.

Turns out, a tiny dose of optimism can have a big impact on your job hunt.

Previously we shared an article on how to make a positive first impression. So, what about after you've made that good f...
11/19/2020
I've interviewed hundreds of people — These are the 7 things that impress me the most

Previously we shared an article on how to make a positive first impression. So, what about after you've made that good first impression? How do you continue to build on that foundation to show the employer you're the best candidate for the job? The attached article provides 7 things, from a recruiter, that you can work on to help impress potential employers.

There are certain habits and actions that impress interviewers. Use these tips to help make a positive impression on the panel during your next interview.

There's so much information out there these days for making your job search the most effective it can be. It can be a bi...
11/18/2020
Common Job Search Questions (and Answers): Tips | FlexJobs

There's so much information out there these days for making your job search the most effective it can be. It can be a bit daunting to sift through and process it all. The attached article is an endeavor to consolidate the most commonly requested job search advice on one page. Check it out and see if there's an answer you've been looking for.

At FlexJobs, we often get asked great questions about finding remote or flexible jobs. Check out our answers to common job search questions!

Jobs end for a variety of reasons. However, different terminology used denotes different circumstances. Prepare yourself...
11/14/2020
Difference Between Laid Off, Fired, and Terminated (And What To Say)

Jobs end for a variety of reasons. However, different terminology used denotes different circumstances. Prepare yourself for the inevitable "Why did you leave your last job?" question that is bound to come up in your future interviews, and ensure you're answering the question correctly, and in a way that can help you get the job, even if you were fired previously.

The differences between laid off vs. terminated vs. fired, and what to say to employers in your next job search. Plus mistakes to avoid and what NOT to say if you want to find a job.

Friendly reminder that our Digital Inclusion Project, which aims to help people who don't have access to a computer and/...
11/13/2020

Friendly reminder that our Digital Inclusion Project, which aims to help people who don't have access to a computer and/or internet service, has been extended to Monday 11/30/20. If you're a SNAP recipient and you don't have access to a computer, or don't have internet service, please reach out to us today!

Recordatorio amistoso que nuestro Proyecto de Inclusión Digital, que tiene como objetivo ayudar a las personas que no tienen acceso a una computadora y / o servicio de Internet, se extendió hasta el lunes 30/11/20. Si es beneficiario de SNAP y no tiene acceso a una computadora o no tiene servicio de Internet, comuníquese con nosotros hoy mismo.

Do you use a general resume to apply for jobs? Do you have a resume that you've used to apply for two, or more, differen...
11/13/2020
Job Description | How to Match Your Resume to the Job Description

Do you use a general resume to apply for jobs? Do you have a resume that you've used to apply for two, or more, different employers? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you're missing out on an opportunity to make your resume really stand out. The attached article goes over a few tips to tailor your resume for each job you apply for, and why it's super important.

A job description is a resource that can be used to ensure that your resume provides info recruiters and employers are looking for in a qualified candidate.

Has your job search been going on longer than you originally thought? Have you found yourself thinking things like "I gu...
11/11/2020
4 Ways to Defeat Job Search Desperation

Has your job search been going on longer than you originally thought? Have you found yourself thinking things like "I guess I could do that, if I have to."? If so, the attached article may be able to help you refocus yourself for your job search, and keep you from succumbing to Job Search Desperation.

Have you found yourself on the couch in your pajamas, day after day, endlessly searching for a job—any job? If you’ve found yourself in job search desperation, here are a few ways to ease your anxiety, take back your sanity, and even score a new gig.

Our Digital Inclusion Project has been extended to the end of the month (Monday, 11/30/20). If you're in need of reliabl...
11/10/2020

Our Digital Inclusion Project has been extended to the end of the month (Monday, 11/30/20). If you're in need of reliable access to a computer and/or internet, give us a call today!

Nuestro Proyecto de Inclusión Digital se ha extendido hasta fin de mes (lunes 30/11/200). Si necesita un acceso confiable a una computadora y / o Internet, ¡llámenos hoy!

Are you a SNAP recipient in need of reliable access to a computer and/or the internet? See the attached image to find out if you may be a candidate for our Digital Inclusion Pilot.

¿Es usted un beneficiario de SNAP que necesita un acceso confiable a una computadora y / o Internet? Vea la imagen adjunta para saber si puede ser candidato para nuestro piloto de Inclusión Digital.

Do you feel as if your applications or resumes may be getting overlooked due to age bias? There are ways keep your resum...
11/10/2020
Age & Your Resume - 5 Tips to Minimize Age Bias on a Resume

Do you feel as if your applications or resumes may be getting overlooked due to age bias? There are ways keep your resume, and the content you include on applications, from giving away your age. Check out the attached article to find out what updates you may be able to incorporate in your resume.

Age bias is currently of concern for many as the pandemic has caused layoffs that may be affecting more tenured individuals.

How's your résumé working for you?  Just one common mistake can prevent your résumé from getting serious consideration.I...
11/09/2020

How's your résumé working for you? Just one common mistake can prevent your résumé from getting serious consideration.
If you reside in Douglas County and would like a FREE résumé review, call Brian at WorkSource Douglas: 541-464-2343

It's happened to the best of us. Whether it was through no fault of our own, or some other reason. The attached article ...
11/07/2020
How to Get a Job After Being Fired

It's happened to the best of us. Whether it was through no fault of our own, or some other reason. The attached article comes in two parts that provides tips on how to both look for work after being fired, and also how to answer questions in an interview about being fired.

Sometimes things don’t go quite as planned. Perhaps your last job was going along smoothly (or so you thought)—and then—you were fired. While you can certainly mourn the job loss and examine why it happened,

We've posted a number of articles in the past about how to explain gaps in employment to potential employers. But, you k...
11/06/2020
The Career Benefits of Volunteering During Your Job Search | FlexJobs

We've posted a number of articles in the past about how to explain gaps in employment to potential employers. But, you know what's even better than knowing how to explain gaps? Not having gaps to begin with. You may not be able to control when you get your next job, however there are things you can do to fill in those gaps with activities which you can put on your resume.

Volunteering during your job search can bring a host of benefits, both personal and professional. Learn why you should add volunteering to your to-do list.

As the late Will Rogers once said, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression." With that in mind, what f...
11/05/2020
5 things a recruiter thinks in the first seconds of meeting you

As the late Will Rogers once said, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression." With that in mind, what first impression do you think you're giving off to potential employers? The attached article goes over the things recruiters will primarily notice within those crucial first seconds of meeting you, and what you can do to sway that in your favor.

This article will give you insight into things a recruiter thinks in the first seconds of meeting you and how you can take advantage of this.

Some of the most seemingly confident and self-assured people will admit that they've fallen victim to anxiety before. Jo...
11/04/2020
9 Tips to Help Reduce Job Search Anxiety | FlexJobs

Some of the most seemingly confident and self-assured people will admit that they've fallen victim to anxiety before. Job search anxiety being a very common, and natural, occurrence with all the uncertainty involved in looking for your next job. The attached article goes over 9 tips for reducing that anxiety to help you conduct your most effective job search.

Searching for a job can feel stressful at times. Learn how to reduce job search anxiety with these 9 tips.

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any soft skills classes for teens?