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15 02, 2016

Job Search Trifecta – Love, Skill, Money

2016-02-15T22:04:50-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|0 Comments

Still trying to find that ideal job? Do not get caught up in a world of doubt, there is a place out there for you. It may take some work to get there (it is highly unlikely to just fall into your lap), but we all have to start somewhere. The first thing is to develop an understanding of yourself, what you want, and what you need to do to get there. In many cases, it will be a series of jobs that bring full understanding of these, as time changes so will you. […]

11 02, 2016

The Pros and Cons of Remote Employment

2016-02-11T20:38:57-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5'|0 Comments

A trend worth some discussing in the changing career landscape, is the increasing amount of remote work as a flexible work option. The remote worker also known as a telecommuter has been around for quite a while now, however, its usage is increasing rapidly as both employees and employers are being swayed by its accessibility and the advantages it can offer them. Like many job trends (contingent workers), this is still not an option for everyone in the workforce, but thanks to evolving technology and increased connectivity, it is becoming more prevalent. Workers can often accomplish their daily tasks from anywhere, [...]

5 02, 2016

The Rise of the Contingent Workforce

2016-02-05T21:13:52-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|0 Comments

The workforce and the job market is constantly changing the way we work and the needs that employers have. Consider the start-up boom, on demand jobs (gig economy), and the multitude of technology platforms being utilized to connect with potential employers or clients. One recurring trend in today’s workforce is in regard to the term “business-of-one” and the contingent workforce. Many people in the workforce have taken a liking to the term and are utilizing that mantra to take steps to truly take control of their career trajectory. Now, it is more common to see contingent workers (contractors, freelancers, and [...]

2 02, 2016

8 Ways To Learn New Job Skills

2016-02-02T13:38:20-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers|0 Comments

Are you a “jack of all trades”? A “renaissance man”? Someone of many talents, but an expert in none? The job market that we are seeing today has been and will continue to be shaped by changing technology. Look at the skills gap that we currently have. Yes, it might be greater in some areas and less in others, but regardless of the industry, we are seeing knowledge gaps being created due to the need for specific and changing skill sets. There are many opinions on the ways that our society as a whole can work together to close these [...]

21 01, 2016

Hiring Challenges – The Job Hopper

2016-01-21T18:12:45-04:00Categories: All About Recruiters|0 Comments

Job Hopping has been getting a lot of attention lately; recently an article noted that job hopping was becoming a thing of the past. The article discussed various professionals who believe that it is not detrimental to a career and that it is good for professional development. There is proof that job hopping has led to greater financial gains in a shorter period of time, and that the “stigma” of the job hopper as a red flag, disloyal or uncommitted is changing some.   However, this is something that has been a topic of debate by people in the recruiting and [...]

15 01, 2016

3 Ways To Manage Time Like A Pro

2016-01-15T21:52:33-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5'|1 Comment

Time, it’s one of those things that we are never truly happy with, unless we are making the best of it. We need to do our best to manage time to make the most of it; to efficiently and effectively complete our work. Sometimes the stress we feel from being overburdened is not a result of having too much work or not enough time to complete it all, but rather from our inefficient use of the time we do have. We all get busy, overwhelmed and distracted at times, but with a little effort, we can overcome these issues to [...]

12 01, 2016

8 Habits You Can Change to Help Your Career!

2016-01-12T15:33:49-04:00Categories: How to Survive the '9-5'|0 Comments

We talk a lot about continuous self-improvement in relation to our careers, with good reason, we are recruiters here! Any improvements you make which can lead to career progress are good for both you and for us. Not to mention that you feel accomplished, more self-assured and confident in the activities that you participate in throughout your daily life. What are you doing on a daily basis that helps you improve for the future and assist in your career progress? Are there things that you are doing that inhibit self-improvement? We are often doing little things that can benefit or inhibit [...]

5 01, 2016

What Job Seekers & Employers Can Expect in 2016

2016-01-05T21:52:34-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|0 Comments

With each passing year the job market landscape continues to change thanks to the changing economy, technology and consumer needs. With 2016 here and underway we cannot help but wonder what this year will have in store for us, especially when it comes to the job market and hiring trends. Right now, it seems as though the job market will continue to improve throughout next year as it did in 2015. Ziprecruiter.com has ranked the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area as number 4 in its list of top job markets for 2016 with its top 5 industries being Healthcare, Insurance, Retail, Events and Hospitality/Restaurant. [...]

18 12, 2015

The Importance of Being Open to Inspiration

2015-12-18T21:52:28-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|0 Comments

Beyond the hustle and bustle of the holidays and busy work schedules this time of year presents many of us with the opportunity to think of the different things and people that we appreciate and are thankful for. This is great, as it helps to close out the year on a high note and can help to inspire us. Sometimes, it’s not even the big things that people do, but the small things that can truly inspire us and encourage us to be our best selves. We just have to be open to these experiences and allow them to stimulate [...]

11 12, 2015

How to Prepare for Career Obstacles

2015-12-11T22:04:28-04:00Categories: How to Survive the '9-5'|0 Comments

The New Year is around the corner which means it’s time to start thinking about what changes you want to make next year. Of all the things you can think about that shape your life your career is more than likely one of the “bigger” contributors. Think about it, if employed full-time, you are probably spending about 40 hours of your week at work. That is a lot of time, time which affects the quality of your life. You may be perfectly happy where you are, love your employer and what you are doing, and wouldn’t want to change a [...]