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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

Take Advantage of Your Time at Home to Add to Your Toolbox of Skills

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.

2020-05-11T13:00:10-07:00May 1, 2020|Assessments, Job Seekers, Resume|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 Explain Employment Gaps on Your Resume

October 15, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Gaps in employment history can be one of the most challenging issues a job seeker faces. Gaps in employment history can be one of the most challenging issues a job seeker faces. A recent study showed that job applicants who gave a reason for their employment gap received close to 60% more interviews than those who did not, and among applicants who provided a reason for their work gap, those who said they received additional training or education ended up with the highest callback rate.

2020-05-11T13:13:08-07:00October 15, 2019|Hiring, Interviewing, Job Seekers, Resume|0 Comments

How to Reinvigorate a Job Search that’s Losing Steam

October 14, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Is your job search beginning to lose a little steam? You may have started out with energy and optimism, but if it’s taking more time than you expected to get a positive employer response, your attitude and motivation may start to lag. However, as job search blogger Susan Pines points out (Losing Steam in Your Job Search?), it’s important to regain and maintain your job search momentum if you really want to find your next job opportunity.

2020-05-12T17:10:06-07:00October 14, 2019|Job Seekers, LinkedIn, Networking, Resume|0 Comments

Do Your Job Announcements Reflect Unconscious Gender Bias?

September 17, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Your company, like most organizations, is no doubt compliant with federal and state legislation that prohibits discrimination against applicants and employees based on gender. Several studies have shown that many common words used in job descriptions have male or female associations. Professors from the University of Waterloo and Duke conducted extensive research examining how male gendered words in job descriptions impact the willingness of females to apply.

2020-05-12T17:27:10-07:00September 17, 2019|Employers, Hiring, Job Seekers, Networking, Resume|0 Comments

Target Companies to Find the Right Fit for You

August 12, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Targeting companies that seem like a good match for your skills and experience and align with your values and goals could be an important step in your job search process. Identifying and researching organizations that feel like the right fit for you can be an effective and possibly more productive approach than applying for every job opening you see.

Jumpstart Your Job Search with Inspirational TED Talks

July 11, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
A TED talk is a video created from a presentation at the main TED (technology, entertainment, design) Conference or one of its many satellite events around the world. TED Conferences posts TED talks online for free distribution under the slogan “ideas worth spreading.”

Get Organized to Keep Your Job Search on Track

June 11, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
When looking for a job, it’s not uncommon to be applying for numerous opportunities at once. Multiple applications mean different versions of your resume, various cover letters and many different deadlines to keep track of. 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.