Job Tips - Category: Job Search

I feel lost in my job search

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Let’s face it – Looking for a job isn’t always that fun and can be intimidating if you don’t exactly know what you are looking for.  Perhaps you have viewed hundreds of job openings and you still...

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Not in love with your new job?

So you took a new job.  Congrats!  Except the new job isn’t exactly what you thought it was and now you desperately want out.  Or perhaps want your old job again.  What should you do? This happens...

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Summer Job Opportunities

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Like working outside?  Looking for some decent side money from a part-time gig?  There are plenty of opportunities in our area for finding work this Summer!  In this episode of Careers & Coffee...

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Introducing Careers & Coffee

Careers and Coffee

Careers and Coffee is about all things careers. From finding that perfect job, to learning from our mistakes. Dan Holterhaus, Liz Kennedy and guests will keep things moving in these quick weekly...

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Technology jobs in the Corridor

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Technology is part of many roles from Healthcare to Manufacturing, and the job titles for technology professionals vary accordingly. Here are some job titles the federal Occupational Information...

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5 LinkedIn Tips for Job Seekers

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Professionals in nearly every industry are using LinkedIn – 87 percent of recruiters use it to recruit new hires. As a job seeker or recent college grad, it’s important to have a strong profile...

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Who’s hiring in December?

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Wondering who’s hiring in December? It’s often assumed that hiring slows near the end of the year as employers postpone hiring decisions until January. However, employers are still hiring great...

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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...

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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...

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This thing has sucked

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Over the past 3 months, the novel coronavirus has paid its toll on Eastern Iowa and the number of jobs available for skilled workers.  But there is some good hope coming as Iowa opens back up as a...

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Phone Interview Tips and Tricks

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Even before the coronavirus, companies used phone interviews to start the recruiting process. These tips are specifically for phone screens. See this resource for Zoom interviews (video calls)....

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Sign up for Local Job Alerts

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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...

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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? ...

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How To Find a Job You Want To Do

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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...

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Cover Letter Elements

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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...

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Lessons in Moving and Relocation

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After bouncing around a few different cities in the Midwest over the last couple years, I made the challenging, yet right decision to move back to my hometown of Cedar Rapids in January of 2018. ...

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How to Get Internships That Work

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Ask college students about past internships and you’ll get a wide range of answers. Some students found they were a stepping stone to their first jobs and others just felt like coffee jockeys for...

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SEO for Resumes

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5 Tips for Getting Your Online Job Application Noticed Back in the day, job hunters and their advisors spent a ridiculous amount of time determining what kind of paper, envelopes and type style a...

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