Google For Jobs Will Change Your Job Search Experience—For the Better

This week, Google officially launched its newest feature, which allows job seekers across all skill levels and industries to connect with jobs and employers. The goal of the platform is to bridge the gap between jobs seekers and employers. As stated in the article put out by Google regarding the platform, job seekers often have …

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Mastering the Art of Quitting Your Job

Quitting your job can be a very uncomfortable thing to do. However, the days of holding onto a job for many years—even decades—are long gone. In fact, The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that people, on average, change jobs an average of approximately 12 times during their careers with millennials doing so at a greater …

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How to Proactively Research Potential Employers

  One of the main ways you learn about whether or not a company is right for you is through research. Typically, you look at their website, check out reviews on Glassdoor, or ask friends what they think about the company. You typically research salary information, take a look at their mission or vision statements, …

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The Many Resources Provided by CareerSource Tampa Bay and Pinellas for Job Seekers

  The job hunt can feel daunting and sometimes lonely, but it doesn’t have to. In Florida’s Tampa Bay Area, we’re afforded many resources and opportunities, one of which is CareerSource. With offices across the Tampa Bay Area, CareerSource Tampa Bay and Pinellas arm job seekers with a diverse toolbox. Here are some of the …

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Navigate a Successful Career Change through Careful Management

  The decision to make a career change can be simultaneously scary and exhilarating. In most cases, careers and jobs make up an important part of people’s identify and self-worth, not to mention their ability to produce a living wage. So taking the plunge into a career change is not a decision to take lightly. …

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Finding Consistent Work as a Freelancer

  The freelance life looks like the perfect balance of work and freedom. Freelancers can make their own schedules, determine how many hours they want to work, and they can work from just about anywhere, thanks to modern technology. The lifestyle isn’t all glitz and glamour though. Freelancers can have a hard time transitioning out …

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Managing Your Money during a Job Search Campaign

There are few things more stressful than a job search when you are unemployed. While unemployment compensation can help, it rarely—if ever—covers the full range of living expenses faced by people looking for work opportunities. We live in a society where most people do not necessarily have large revenue reserves to fall back on and …

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An Unconventional Approach to the Job Search: Sending Letters of Introduction (LOI)

  It’s happened to all of us. We spend hours on the web applying to jobs, day in and day out, and receive no response. At some point, we start to feel like we’ll never get anywhere and long for the days of face-to-face interaction. The digital world can make looking for a job a …

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Tame the Résumé Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Tiger and Boost Your Job Interview Chances

Have you ever found that perfect job opportunity and then uploaded your résumé to the employer’s website, fully expecting to achieve a job interview? Well, who hasn’t, right? While it is possible that other applicants were more qualified than you for the job, it is also likely that the employer scanned your resume into their …

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Boost Your Job Search Networking Prowess with a Personal Marketing Plan

There has been a lot written online and elsewhere about the importance of networking in creating a successful job search campaign that lays the groundwork for finding a great job. This blog has touched on the issue in the past with several posts. When attending a job search networking opportunity or just speaking individually with …

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