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No Longer Blue or White: New-Collar Jobs Offer New Opportunity

A record 6.2 million jobs are currently open, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So why are 7 million people in America unemployed? Traditionally in the United States there have been blue-collar jobs and white-collar jobs. However, technology has changed many aspects of work, and today things aren’t so blue and white. Many people are out…

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Making the Most Out of a Job Seeker’s Market

If you have any doubt it’s a job seeker’s market out there, the latest data from the number crunchers at the Bureau of Labor Statistics will put that to rest for you. In November, 3.4 million people in the U.S. quit their jobs. That’s a lot of people packing up their cubicles. Job openings for…

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A New Perspective on Work and Careers

Many baby boomers adhere to the old adage, “Don’t leave one job until you have another.” But this isn’t always true with the younger generation of workers. Many millennials and Gen Xers leave one job and pursue another because of long-term career goals, even if this means they must move home on an interim basis…

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Find the Work-Life Culture of Your Dreams

You’ve snagged an interview for a new position you think you might like. The job description seems like it was written just for you, and you can also see new challenges and opportunities for growth ahead. As a bonus, the commute won’t be too bad. Congratulations! Those are all important factors in whether you’ll ultimately be satisfied in a new position. But something crucial is left out: culture fit. People are talking a lot about culture these days, and with good reason. Whether your potential new workplace is a good fit for you is vital to your day-to-day well-being, happiness, and life balance…

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Member Success: Members Make Rewarding Career Transitions

Those who have lost positions in now-dwindling industries must reinvent themselves. As such, they face some of the greatest difficulties when it comes to finding a new career. Here’s where GetFive members have the advantage and can make use of dependable resources and invaluable support. Take, for example, Nancy. For 24 years Nancy worked in…

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A Fortunate Dilemma: Choosing Between Multiple Job Offers

Congratulations! While many job searchers may worry about securing one job offer, you ran an effective search and wound up with multiple. One of the biggest mistakes made by job searchers today is to go after only one opportunity, according to career experts at GetFive. But with many prospects in front of you, you’re more likely to find the right fit.

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Benefits of Working With a Recruiter

When job searching, it’s tempting to go it alone. However, it also can be a lonely journey with numerous roadblocks. You apply at many positions and you may interview at a few. If you don’t get a second interview or even an offer, you’re typically left with questions on top of frustration. And this frustration…

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3 Tips to Deal With Gender Bias During Interviews

When you interview for a job, you assume the hiring company will select the best candidate for the position. This could mean a combination of factors like skill set, education, work ethic, and cultural fit. What it shouldn’t include is your gender. But unfortunately there often is a gender bias during interviews, and it’s a bias held by both females and males…

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6 Proven Methods to Help You Land a Job

Maybe you live in a region where hiring appears to have plateaued. Maybe you’re in an industry where growth is slow. Maybe it just feels like you’re unlucky. No matter the cards stacked against you, a new job can be part of your future when you follow these six methods for finding employment. 1.Have a…

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Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Networking

Effective networking is a powerful tool for making valuable business connections and increasing your likelihood of finding your next great career move — whether a move is imminent or down the road. However, poor networking can be every bit as harmful to your career as good networking is beneficial. As you’re planning your next networking…

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