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Samantha Greenfield

New workshop format

In an effort to provide job seekers with the most information in the most convenient way possible, we have re-arranged our monthly workshop schedule. You will notice we have "clustered" seminars that have a common theme to be facilitated back to back on the same day.
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Samantha Greenfield

Help for the technically challenged

While many of us take for granted our ability to zip around the Internet, fly through an online job application and send e-mails with attachments, there are lots of folks in our community who have very little, if any, experience with computers. This creates a huge problem when an employer says, "You have fill out an online application."
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It's good manners to say thank you!

In this competitive job market, you need to leverage every opportunity to stand out. One great way to accomplish this is to send a thank you note after an interview. Fewer than 5 percent of candidates send thank you notes! Take a few extra minutes to compose a thank you and put yourself back on the radar and ahead of the pack.
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Samantha Greenfield

Labor market trends

The following statistics may be of help to you if you are considering a career change or have children in high school trying to decide what to do after graduation.
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Samantha Greenfield

Goal setting & New Year's resolutions, Part 3

We are ready to move on to Step 3 in our goal setting and New Year's resolutions efforts to create an effective Job Search Action Plan (JSAP).
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Samantha Greenfield

The 80 & 100 percent rule of thumb

When reading job descriptions (particularly federal government job postings) you will often see required skills, preferred skills and desired skills. What does this mean?
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Samantha Greenfield

It's a whole new game in a brand new ballpark!

It's a whole new ballgame when it comes to job hunting. If you are unaware of what has changed and the new rules of the game, you will lose! Let's break down some of the more obvious changes:
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Samantha Greenfield

What goes around, comes around!

One of the facets about my job that I love most is when I am able to pass a job lead on to an individual I have worked with. I guess you could call me a matchmaker; in my position I see lots of job postings, hear of job leads and I meet with lots of people. Being able to match someone to a job opening is extremely rewarding because not only do you inform someone of a job opportunity, you also fill them with hope.
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Samantha Greenfield

Organizing your job contacts

I know from personal experience what a pain in the neck it can be to keep up with all the details of your job contacts.
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Samantha Greenfield

Green training orientation

Today's posting is not a job tip, but information that could change your life none-the-less! We have heard a lot in the news about "Green Jobs" or "Green Collar Jobs," but do you really know what this means?

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