Job Tips - Posts By Dan Holterhaus

Part-Time Work in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City

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Looking for part-time work in Cedar Rapids or Iowa City?  You may have found a sweet spot because there are a lot of opportunities for job seekers looking for part-time work.  Maybe you are unsure if part-time work is right for you, or you really aren’t sure of the opportunities out there.  First let’s take […]

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Wondering How to Change Careers?

Looking to change careers? Focus on what you do like.

Struggling in your current job? Looking to change careers? I get it, trust me, I’ve been there.  You take a job because you think it’ll be great, or you convince yourself that you need to make a little more money – that’s usually how it happens.  Then you end up working just for a paycheck […]

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How to Achieve Work-Life Balance During COVID-19

Achieving work life balance during Covid-19

Whether you are working from home or working at your physical working location, we’ve got some strategies to help you get through with a bit of balance. First, you must define what work-life balance means to you. If you asked two others what work-life balance means to them, you would get two completely separate answers.  Perhaps self-care and making plenty of time to cook healthy meals is very important.  Or maybe having a job you enjoy and feel motivated to do can help achieve the balance you are looking for too. 

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Corridor Cost of Living Calculator

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Good day Eastern Iowa.  Today we want to bring to light one of our additional tools on CorridorCareers.com that has been available for job seekers for awhile, but you may not know about it.  It’s a simple Cost of Living Calculator. If you are planning to re-locate to Eastern Iowa, or you want to compare […]

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Salary Calculator Tool

Corridor Careers Salary Calculator

Hi friends in Eastern Iowa and visiting from afar.  We are back today with another resource tool that you can use on CorridorCareers.com.  It is our……..drumroll please…………… Salary Calculator!  This tool is especially helpful for those who may be switching from part-time hourly work to a full-time salaried position, or vice versa. To find our […]

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Making Your Company’s Virtual Career Fair Great

Virtual Job Fair scheduled for September 17th

If you are looking for some virtual career fair best practices, we’ve got a few to help your company make their next virtual career fair a success! COVID-19 has forced us to re-think a lot of normal business operations, and public hesitation to refrain from attending large-scale gatherings puts virtual career fair options at the top of mind for many businesses and recruiters.

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This thing has sucked

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But it’s not all doom and gloom. Our data analyst, Dan Holterhaus offers a personal look at how the Corridor Careers team has responded (and embraced the suck) and offers job seeker resources to cope.

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CARES Act Resources and Information

COVID-19 Unemployment Resources Care act Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Please note: The CARES Act program has ended. If you have been unemployed due to the Iowa derecho, please read our other post. The CARES Act signed into law by the President is the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.  There are two parts of the CARES Act that could be important for you. […]

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Job Search Crisis, or Opportunity?

Get outside and exercise during COVID-19

We are in the middle of Coronavirus COVID-19 creating a crisis for many people in many industries.  Travel, tourism, and restaurants are arguably the hardest hit by the pandemic.  When times are tough, we all grow as a society and as humans.  If you are part of a large community of people who lost their […]

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Unemployment Benefits for Iowa Workers

Update to iowa workers on Coronavirus unemployment

UPDATE: The CARES Act program has ended. Other pandemic-related unemployment programs have also ended. If you have been unemployed due to the Iowa derecho, please read our other post. Do you have questions regarding your employment and potential layoffs due to the Coronavirus?  Please read below for updates from the Iowa Workforce Development Office for […]

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Job Search 101: How to Network and Gain References

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In this article we are going to explain how to network and gain valuable references as you move throughout your career. Let’s face it, networking events that turn into friendly chatter over drinks are a little over-rated for the average job-seeker looking to connect with others in their community.  Networking events have gotten a bad […]

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Job Search 101: Winning the Phone or Video Screen

Win the phone screen in your next interview - Corridor Careers

Hiring Screens.  Those annoying but all too necessary steps that a human resources department has to go through to make sure they are putting quality candidates in front of their hiring managers for face to face interviews.  In this post, we want to give you some strategies for making it through the phone screen process […]

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Customer Service Jobs in the Corridor

Customer Service Jobs in Cedar Rapids Iowa City

Interested in Customer Service jobs in the Corridor? Let’s face it.  To be in business, you have to sell something.  To sell something, you have to have someone to take care of your customers.  Your ability to serve your customers and keep them coming back is the most important part of your business model, yet […]

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Hey Alexa, Search Jobs on Corridor Careers!

Corridor Careers Alexa Skill available on smart devices

Have you enabled the Corridor Careers skill on your Alexa device? Last year, we unveiled our Corridor Careers skill on Alexa and have seen more and more job seekers using it to aid in their job search.  Today, we are refreshing our old post about adding Corridor Careers on your Amazon Alexa enabled device! Adding […]

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Sign up for Local Job Alerts

Sign up for job alerts by category in cedar rapids or iowa city

In this video, we explain how to sign up for local Job Alerts on Corridor Careers. Pick 1 or more categories and get alerted at the frequency you like. You control how often you get notified – sign up today and unsubscribe when you get that perfect job! Studies show applicants who apply on the […]

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How to Save a Job on Corridor Careers

save a job on corridor careers with one click - no login required

Quickly organize your job search by using our ‘save a job’ feature. You don’t need to login, just click the heart next to the job while browsing so you can come back to it later.  Here’s a quick video showing you how! 1) Find the jobs you are interested in viewing in the future and […]

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Tis The Season to Find That Job

Tis the Season for Job Hunting

A frustrating job search during the holidays can lead us to wonder why a company is not giving the gift of “job” this holiday season.  Questions begin to arise.  Is there something wrong with me?  Am I not qualified for the job?  What is it about me that people don’t like? Job searching during the […]

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How To Find a Job You Want To Do

how to find a job you actually want to do

From a survey done by Corridor Careers, many job seekers reported having a tough time knowing how to find a job that they actually want to do.  There are multiple reasons that you may be having a tough time finding a job you love, and here are some of the most common: Unsure of what […]

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How To Stay Motivated In Your Job Search

How to stay motivated in your job search by using gamification

Being on the job hunt for weeks can be frustrating, and it’s hard to know how to stay motivated in your job search. Looking for prospective employers and potential job fits, and waiting in vain for a response are common complaints of job seekers.  After several job application submissions and little to no response later, […]

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Mental Health and Your Job Search

Man struggling with job search Corridor Careers

Job Search and Depression Extensive job search has been known to lead to depression, but often the struggle with mental health during a job search is ignored. Research studies have shown that initially after losing a job, the experience can be quite unsettling.  After the initial shock wears off, people can find a sense of […]

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Cover Letter Elements

cover letter tips and tricks

What makes an effective cover letter? Do I still need one? Many online applications for jobs don’t require a cover letter any longer like they used to.  And I’m sure you are thinking, “Great, one less thing I have to do to apply for this job!”  But are you really doing yourself a favor by […]

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Manufacturing and Industrial Opportunities

manufacturing jobs cedar rapids

Cedar Rapids and Iowa City have a long history of manufacturing and industrial jobs energized by a strong base of employers in the manufacturing sector. Currently, the industry is poised to transform into a technology-enabled, 4.0 revolution. Manufacturing Employers Near Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids has lots of manufacturing jobs in the area with many large […]

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