March 27, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center It’s important to use this time of isolation to your benefit. One way is to spend time on LinkedIn, researching companies and building your network. This professional social media platform is now an essential part of your job search. If you haven’t already set up your LinkedIn profile, now is the time to get started.
April 10, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center Thanks to the amazing expansion of technology and the Internet, there is a wealth of online learning opportunities at your fingertips. To support those of us forced to join the workplace exodus and stay at home except for essential needs, many universities and distance learning organizations are offering free access to an unprecedented array of courses. This could be the perfect opportunity for you to take advantage of access to the world’s best knowledge bases.
April 30, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center Job searching online can b a laborious task if you are scrolling all the jobs available. It is far more efficient to pare down your search to jobs that fit your goals, your targeted job titles or companies, even locations. Hashtags are a great way of filtering what you see and the most recently posted opportunities.
April 30, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center Self-promotion is both strategy and art. It requires self-awareness as well as knowledge of your environment. The failure to master this skill can have dire consequences in the workplace in the form of missing out on promotions and better assignments.
April 17, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center The number of people filing for unemployment in California and across the country is at a historic high point. We can’t guarantee that we have all the answers, as we are not the Employment Development Department (EDD). However, we hope to answer what we do know below and point you in the direction of more information when we don’t have the answers.
April 23, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on companies, but even as employers are downsizing their workforces, many companies are also continuing their recruiting and hiring process. If you have been fortunate enough to land one or more interviews during this uncertain time, it’s important to follow up, but how do you approach hiring managers who are likely stressed and overwhelmed?
February 12, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center Have you experienced the feeling that you don’t stack up to your coworkers and job competitors, that you landed in your position through pure luck or that you just don’t belong? Do you worry that others could find out that you’re a fraud? If this pattern sounds familiar, you may be experiencing imposter syndrome.
February 12, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center How many times have you have submitted a job application or sent your resume to a company you'd love to work for, and then never heard back? Unfortunately, this can (and does) happen all too frequently during your job search.
February 12, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center Open-ended questions like “Tell me about yourself” are frequently asked at the beginning of interviews to get the conversation started. It’s natural to be thrown by these kinds of questions, according to the Indeed Career Guide.
January 14, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center We would like to introduce our newest staff member, Amy Miller. Amy will be sharing the role of Employer Liaison with Sharon Schuyler this year. Together, they will create a dynamic team working with more employers in the region.