Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

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.

2020-05-11T13:05:04-07:00February 12, 2020|Hiring, Job Fairs, Job Seekers, Networking|0 Comments

How to Follow Up After Submitting an Application

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.

2020-05-11T13:06:22-07:00February 12, 2020|Job Fairs, Job Seekers, Networking, Resume|0 Comments

Accelerating Competition for Workers in the Bay Area Puts Upward Pressure on Wages

January 14, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center
As an employer, you are continuously faced with the challenge of balancing your payroll costs with the need for qualified workers who are reliable, hardworking and loyal. As an employer in the San Francisco Bay Area, you must also contend with the rising cost of living and a low unemployment rate.

How to Organize Your Job Search for Better Results

December 9, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
As you move through your job search process, you are likely applying for many opportunities at the same time. Multiple applications often mean various versions of your resume and cover letters and many different deadlines to track. With so many moving parts, it’s easy to get lost in the details, but a disorganized job search can lead to embarrassing mistakes, such as lost phone numbers, confused deadlines and missed interviews.

2020-05-11T13:09:48-07:00December 9, 2019|Hiring, Job Fairs, Job Seekers, Networking|0 Comments

Don’t Put the Brakes on Your Job Search during the Holidays

December 9, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Many job seekers take a break from their job search during the holiday season, but experienced career counselors suggest that you keep your foot on the job search pedal instead. The month of December can be a great time to stay focused on your job search because managers are often pushing to fill jobs before their current budget year ends.

Focus Your New Year’s Resolutions on Landing a Job in 2020

December 9, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
If you want to land a new job in 2020, now is the perfect time to commit to actions that will move you forward on your career path. While you can look for a new job or take the next step in your career at any time, there’s something about a new year that can inspire us to make positive changes. As 2019 draws to a close, try focusing your New Year’s resolutions on steps you can take to bring you closer to a new job in 2020.

Let Go of the Myth of the ‘Perfect Hire’ to find the Right Hire

November 12, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Hiring the right candidates for any organization is a challenge. While most companies are in search of the ‘perfect hire’ for their open roles, the notion that a candidate can be perfect is a myth. The perfect hire doesn’t exist, says Senior Recruiting Manager Jan Tegze.

Ghosting Candidates Could Adversely Affect Your Future Recruiting

November 12, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
If your hiring managers and recruiters are not following up with interviewed candidates who are not hired, your company is ghosting those candidates. There are a variety of reasons why companies ghost job candidates. Having the time and personnel to follow up with each candidate can be challenging.

2020-05-12T20:56:49-07:00November 12, 2019|Employers, Hiring, Interviewing, Job Fairs|0 Comments

Apprenticeship Programs Move Beyond the Traditional Trades

September 17, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
The US Department of Labor created registered apprenticeship nearly 100 years ago, and it has proven to be a successful approach to preparing workers for jobs while meeting the needs of business for a highly skilled workforce. Registered apprenticeship is an employer-driven, “learn while you earn” model that combines on-the-job training, provided by the employer that hires the apprentice, with job-related instruction in curricula tied to the attainment of national skills standards. With training and support from their employer, apprentices gain the skills they need to ensure success in their new careers.

2020-05-12T17:43:04-07:00September 17, 2019|Employers, Hiring, Job Fairs, Job Seekers|0 Comments

Tap into the Hidden Job Market to Boost Your Job Search

August 12, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
If you have responded to numerous online job postings and are still not hearing back from companies, consider getting out from behind the computer and tap into the hidden job market. The term hidden job market refers to open positions that aren't advertised or posted online. Many employers try to reduce the time and expense of an online application process by hiring internally, working with recruiting firms and headhunters and requesting referrals from their current employees.

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