Thursday, November 29, 2007

Virtual Job Fairs...Are they for me?

Oh, how employers are making looking for a new job or career so easy for us!!!

Everywhere you look you see advertisements for job fairs telling you to show up at a specific location and at a specific time and date. Oh and do not forget to make sure that you are dress in your best and bring lots of resumes!!

Sure if you have time to take off work to drive to where they tell you to be on that specific time and date you will definitely be there, BUT what if you don’t have the time to appear in person at the specific location and specific time and date? What are your options?

VIRTUAL JOB FAIRS – The latest and greatest way to find your next job or career!

The virtual job fairs (VJFs) are great since the majority of us have jobs currently and don’t have the time to appear in person. These VJFs are great because you can sit back at home (or at your desk at work) and search for jobs that fit your criteria! You can do research on companies that you are interested in before actually apply to them or even just look to see what positions companies are hiring for. How great is that…. I can sit in front of my computer and I can find jobs that apply to me instead of having to drive across town to only find a couple of companies that might be a potential fit for me!

Check out some virtual job fairs that are going on now or in the near future!

Click here to view current and upcoming Virtual Job Fairs

Friday, November 9, 2007

AARP Job Fair


That is what I can say about the job fair we held with AARP yesterday! We had a fantastic turn-out from all levels of ages. Even though we had a small location the jobseekers kept on coming!

We had people looking for executive level positions, IT positions, Manufacturing, Retail, Customer Service you name it we had the jobseekers!

I walked around to each table and spoke with every company about the types of candidates that they spoke with and they were so pleased at the turn-out we had. Everyone was getting great leads for future employment! Isn’t that what a job fair is all about?

So the next time you get an opportunity to attend one, dress your best and come with lots of resumes because companies are looking for you!

To see a full list of Job Fairs is holding
click here.

If you do not see your location get comment me or email me with your location and I will be happy to find out when the nextjob fair is coming to your town!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Are you being productive in your work environment?

Are you being productive in your work environment?

You ask anybody in your office just one question, “were you able to complete all of your tasks for the day?”

What do you think theirs or you’re answer would be, NO! This is very common among offices now days, but we ask ourselves what truly motives us to work? There are many offices that look at specific incentives that they can handout to make the employee work harder to increase their productivity, however, this is a short term solution to a long term issue.

According to, “Creating a work environment in which employees are productive is essential to increased profits for your organization, corporation or small business. Principles of management that dictate how, exactly, to maximize employee productivity center around two major areas of focus: personal motivation and the infrastructure of the work environment.” To read the full story on click here.

With that being said can we actual give incentives to push an employee to produce more? Or is it just the environment that an employee is in? There are many other ways we can work with an individual to produce more; however, everyone is different so not one solution is going to make everyone motivated. So what motivated you everyday?

Friday, October 26, 2007

Changing Careers...

There is a time in everyone life when they feel like they need to stop in their tracks and think if the job that they have been doing for years is still for them.

How do we actually know if your job is the right one for you?

According to Diana Ransom who writes for The Wallstreet Journal Online, "While sticking to one career demonstrates focus and dedication, changing course shows a degree of risk taking and self-awareness, which can be attractive qualities to some employers, says Joseph McCabe, a vice chairman for CTPartners, an executive search firm in Boston." To Read full article

Many people wish they can make a career change but the longer you are in your job position people might feel they are at a point where they can not make this change due to financial reason, or just the fact of not knowing what happens next.

Click here if you are ready for your next change

Friday, October 19, 2007

Employ the Older Workers.....

According to the Alliance for an Experienced Workforce, "by 2010 nearly 1 in every 3 hourly workers in the United States will be over the age of 50.” So why are employers in a panic???

The baby boomer is one on the largest generation that has molded the workforce to be what it is today. Employers now are worried that if they lose their mature workers who's going to take their place. Will this candidate have the same skill level as the employee they are about to lose? So many questions, but not a lot of answers, so what should the employer do?

Start attracting the mature jobseeker now to start a new career within your organization or entice the currently employed mature workers to stay longer providing them with better incentives to retire at another time.

If you plan on looking to attract mature workers to your organization here are some tips you can use:
    1. Network – A referral is a wonderful thing
    2. Use Internet Job boards such as:
    3. Partner with organizations such as: AARP or any other baby boomer website
For more useful information about the mature worker check out the following link by clicking here.

Friday, October 12, 2007

How Much Should We Be Networking?

It's not what you know, but who you know!

How many times do you actually hear that saying? A lot, especially if you are in the market for a new position within your company or just a new job or career. So you ask yourself the question, "how much should I be networking?"

According to, “At least 60% - some report even higher statistics - of all jobs are found by networking.” But then we ask ourselves how do we network? Here are a couple of tips you can use to start creating that network:
  • Develop contacts with family, friends, Co-workers, everyone that you know.
  • Join networking sites online
  • Go to local networking events

Attending events and joining networking sites are just a couple of options you can use to get started, however, there are so much more you can do. We just need to ask ourselves how much should we be doing to add to our network.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Holiday Seasonal Jobs....

Tis the season.....

For all of us to reach into our hard earned saving accounts and spend it all on family and friends! The Holidays are just not the same anymore. Remember, when you were a kid and had no money and you created a homemade gift with whatever was laying around the house, or better yet the Christmas ornament you made in grade school. Well that time has changed and gifts got a little pricier! Video game systems, MP3, and more is what the kids are asking for today. But how are you going to afford all the new trends this holiday season?

There are a lot of options, but the first one that comes to my head in finding a seasonal full or part-time job. A lot of retailer have additional opening to fill during this time. According to, "Christmas is the busiest retail season of the year. Between 25% and 50% of total annual retail sales take place during the holidays and retail employers usually increase their workforce by at least 4% just for the holiday gift-buying rush."

Besides just the retail section of our economy there are other occupations that are seasonal as well. Living in the high country of Colorado we also have the benefits of working on the slopes for the winter.

So the next time you stop by a department store or purchase a lift ticket, you may want to learn how you can expand your wallet this holiday season!