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Joining a Job Club Can Provide Valuable Support and Boost Your Job Search

September 4, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Research has shown that many successful job seekers join a job club to help boost their job search skills as well as get essential social support. Joining a job club can help you overcome the fears and emotional challenges of unemployment that everyone experiences and build the skills you need to find a job.

2020-09-03T09:14:10-07:00September 3, 2020|Job Seekers, Networking|0 Comments

How to Pivot Your Career in a New and Successful Direction

July 23, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Whether you are choosing to make a change or are driven by the current workplace volatility, making a career pivot now could be a smart strategy to improve your career prospects going forward. If you’re thinking about a career pivot, approaching it carefully and thoughtfully can help you transition into a new direction more effectively.

How To Stay Motivated During Your Job Search

May 22, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center
A job search can be challenging under the best of circumstances. Searching for a job is a process that takes time and effort, and sometimes you may lose your way, get discouraged and be tempted to give up. COVID-19 and shelter-in-place orders bring additional challenges that may seem too difficult to overcome. However, the key to any successful job search is to keep going and never give up because that's how you'll reap the rewards.

2020-05-21T15:54:07-07:00May 21, 2020|Job Seekers, Networking|0 Comments

Who’s Hiring? They’re Hiring.

May 15, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center
While some positions and industries are indeed suffering, there are also many companies hiring right now, according to career advice writer Elvira Veksler (Who’s hiring and how to get hired during the Coronavirus pandemic). Veksler says that government-related, customer service and warehouse workers, package handlers, accountants, and healthcare workers are all still very much in demand in terms of coronavirus jobs hiring.

Keep Your Job Search Going During This Time of Change and Challenge

May 15, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Have you put your job search on hold due to the dire health and economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic? The Tri-Valley Career Center is engaged in ongoing research to uncover information about industries and companies who are still hiring and expert advice on how to approach your job search during these challenging times.

2020-05-14T18:27:06-07:00May 14, 2020|Job Seekers, Networking, Resume|0 Comments

Use LinkedIn to Network Your Way to Your Next Job Now

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.

Self-Promotion Without Guilt

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.

2020-05-11T13:02:13-07:00May 1, 2020|Job Seekers, Networking|0 Comments

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

How to Respond to “Tell Me About Yourself” in a Job Interview

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.

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