Posts Tagged: employment agencies in Portland

The Skills You REALLY Need to Stand Out in the Job Hunt

It’s somewhat popular today to discuss – when the topic of long-term unemployment comes up – that the people who can’t find jobs lack the types of “hard” skills employers demand today. Those types of hard skills actually are more technical in nature, such as those for skilled labor machinists, engineers, and those skilled in… Read More »

One-Third of Us Work for Someone Younger

If you work for someone who was born the year you graduated high school, you’re not alone: A recent CareerBuilder.com survey found that one-third of U.S. workers reported that their manager was younger than they are. The survey of 3,800 people who work full time and 2,200 hiring managers found that 34 percent of those… Read More »

Great Reasons to Look for a New Job

Let’s say that your job is OK. Maybe even better than OK. But it’s not great. In fact, there are a few things that make it less than great, things that could mean you should look for another job. Read below for four reasons it’s wise to look for a new position. 1) A long… Read More »

Identifying the Bad Boss

In the workplace today, there are many managers and bosses who, to put it bluntly, aren’t very nice people. In fact, the word jerk could certainly be used to describe them. The question is, if you are applying for a job, how can you be sure your boss won’t turn out to be a jerk?… Read More »

Maintaining Self-Confidence During the Job Search

It’s pretty much stating the obvious to say that job hunting can be stressful. And one of the biggest reasons for that is the rejection you have to deal with. It can be a blow to the ego, and it can deflate self-confidence. The question is then how to maintain your confidence during this trying… Read More »

Common Job Search Mistakes: Have You Made Them?

When you are conducting your job hunt, you need to be on the lookout for simple mistakes that could raise a red flag to the employer. If you are a job hunter, take note and correct them immediately if you notice that you have made any of these mistakes. And if you are an employer,… Read More »

Looking for Work and Covering Your Tracks

Let’s say you’re employed. Let’s also say you want to find another employer. How can you look for work without tipping off your current employer so that you don’t become a – suddenly – unemployed job seeker? Read below for some tips: You’re going to have to plan your interview opportunities a bit more carefully.… Read More »

Manufacturing Jobs Going Unfilled

Conventional wisdom has it that manufacturing in the United States is on the decline, that all of the manufacturing jobs have been shipped overseas. But that is not the case. Jobs have not been shipped out nearly as much as people assume they have. The jobs have just changed a lot to keep up with… Read More »

Growing Your Willpower Bit by Bit

It’s a struggle for all who work in human resources or anywhere else for that matter. Having willpower is more than just resisting the temptation to do the things we shouldn’t, it’s also about establishing good habits and getting a handle on our behavior so that we can be more effective at work and in… Read More »

The Importance of Finding the Right Fit in Your Job Search

Career specialists generally counsel job hunters that finding the right fit with a company is important. You do not just want to grab a job simply because it is available, without first doing some research on the company, and how it conforms to your work style and ambitions. A poor fit between a company and… Read More »