The Importance of Sending Follow-Up Email Post-Interview

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There’s a highly important step to the interview process that 3 out of 4 job seekers routinely forget: the follow-up email. Within 24 hours after your interview, it’s essential to email the individual who interviewed you to increase your chances of staying top of mind and relevant in the company’s job search. A short, polite… Read more »

Maximize Hiring Potential Through a Detailed Cover Letter

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Far too many job seekers rely on generic cover letters when applying for positions. Using a standard letter and simply tweaking details for each company says one thing and one thing only to prospective employers: I don’t really care about this job. It’s always obvious when someone hasn’t made a real effort to write a… Read more »

Modesto, California Employment Analysis

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Modesto is the 18th largest city in the state of California. With a population of approximately 200,000, Modesto is home to a diverse business and employment market, particularly in the agricultural and manufacturing sector. Labor ForceThe civilian labor force in Modesto has remained fairly steady over the past year. That said, we have seen an… Read more »

How to Fight the Midday Slump!

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Does this sound familiar? At work, you’re going full steam ahead all morning, crossing things off your to-do list and feeling productive. You take a quick break for lunch and figure you’ll dive right back into your work and power through the afternoon. But somewhere between 2 and 3 p.m. you find your attention wandering… Read more »

Etiquette for Using Personal Technology at Work

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Most companies allow their employees to bring their own smartphones and even their tablets to the office. But does that mean you can–and should–use them whenever you like? Obviously, each office should have its own policy for appropriate use, but there are several simple rules that all users should follow. Mobile devices should be used… Read more »

Setting Career Goals

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Whether you’re happily employed or searching for a job, the new year is an ideal time to set or reset your career goals. The holidays provide some much needed time off to rejuvenate, refresh, and refocus, which can help you to hit the ground running, professionally, come the new year. Reflecting on 2012 Carve out… Read more »