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What Makes a Job Search So Difficult?

If you think that a Job Search should be a “piece of cake” these days with low unemployment and so much available with the internet, THINK AGAIN!!! First of all, there are LOTS of competition.  In the Charlotte Metro, we have 60+ people moving here each day!  Therefore, any position posted on the internet can draw …

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INSIGHT FOR JOB SEARCH CANDIDATES

With Charlotte continuing to be such a draw for many people moving, some say we have approximately 60+ people moving to the Metro each day.  Imagine that in just 10 days, 600 people could be looking for a job.  In 30 days that would be 1800 people in a job search.  Obviously, not all of …

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What if You Are the One Released From a Job?

Being “downsized, released, restructured” from a job is nothing new, and yet when it is YOU, it can be different than expected. Some go into shock – you might feel numb, never believing it would happen to you! Others become angry and resentful! (How dare they do this to me!) While others go into a …

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What Lines of Work Have Lowest Unemployment

Many college graduates are finding themselves having degrees in areas where there are few or no open positions. Selecting a career path for our new adult generation is becoming more challenging than ever. College students have been told for decades not to worry about selecting their college majors right away, as they have time to …

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Where Do You Stand on Accountability?

An area of concern being relayed by many employers and even college professors is the attitude and reduced commitment by employees and students when it comes to their reduced value of being accountable for their work and tasks. This is being reflected in their reduced interest for doing a good job with their classwork or …

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Don’t Overlook a Critical Tip to Grow Your Business

THE VALUE OF PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING Before anyone came up with the phrase “networking”, it was considered an expected part of doing and growing business to mingle and converse with fellow business associates, where each could 1) learn more from each other, as well as 2) build stronger business relationships – and even 3) gain business …

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Addressing the Many Scenarios of Change

When Compass Career Management Solutions began in 1994, most businesses and employers considered displacement, downsizings, facility closures as the definition of “Change in Business”.  However, over time the “Faces of Change” have taken many different images. Examples may include 1) Increased Diverse Workforces; 2) Generation and Cultural Factors affecting Workplace Behavior; 3) Attitudes, Ethics, and …

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Key Issues that Employers are Encouraged to Address

Company Leaders are aware of many issues that face businesses, that can cause negative consequences as well as cost large amounts of expenses.  An employer has many balls in the air, and often it is a matter of which ones require more immediate attention or could cause bigger risks.  They gather the facts and research …

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How Honest Are People Really?

In daily conversations, people will often say, “trust me”, but do you?  Do people even realize what they are asking?  Sometimes including the word, “honestly”, is used when you know that person is far from “honest”. Trust is a trait or character trait that was expected in most people, but more people are demonstrating that …

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Be Proactive Re: Violence in the Workplace

As violence continues to escalate in every setting imaginable across the United States, employers need to give more serious attention to this growing concern.  Schools and colleges, manufacturing firms, movie theaters, offices, hotels, etc. are all vulnerable, and it is doubtful that many employers have a solid understanding of how to handle volatile or sensitive …

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