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Iowa City Jobs: Healthcare

According to US News and World Reports, Iowa ranks highly for its superior Infrastructure (#1), excellent Education (#5), and world-class Healthcare (#3) . As a result, Iowa claimed the top spot in their “Best States” rankings for 2018. Iowa City stands out as a state leader in healthcare. Consequently there are always healthcare jobs in […]

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How to Get the Most Out of a Job Fair

Plenty of people think job fairs are a thing of the past in the digital age. Don’t believe them. Job fairs can be a treasure chest of opportunity if you know how to work them. We decided to break it down into 4-areas:  Research, Planning, The Day-Of, and Follow-up. Research Employers One of the best […]

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Let’s Talk about Money

In a recent survey with Iowa job seekers, we heard a common theme: “We wish employers would post salary information in job listings.” “It’s frustrating to not be able to see how much a position pays before applying for a job.” Why don’t all employers post their salaries? Sometimes sharing a salary puts employers in […]

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Lessons in Moving and Relocation

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.  Most recently I had been in Chicago, and while Chicago offered much in the way of dining, nightlife, and entertainment […]

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Hiring is hard. We make it easy.

Hiring is hard.  With an unemployment rate of around 2.7% in Eastern Iowa1, you know you’ll be competing with other employers for candidate attention, let alone finalizing the job offer and attracting top talent.  And with so many points of entry for candidates to conduct their job search, posting your job online can feel like […]

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Resume Best Practices That Will Help You Land the Job

When searching for a new job, updating your resume can seem like a big task. Between summarizing your previous experience down to a few sentences and trying to squeeze everything onto one page, there’s a lot to consider. However, it’s best to make sure the basics are covered: Make sure it’s up to date with […]

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Job Interviewing Tips for Admin and Clerical Jobs

One of the advantages of interviewing for an administrative or clerical job is the large number of sample interview questions on the internet. You only need to search “preparing for an administrative or clerical job” and you’ll find several pages of sites offering ideas. We’ll share the most pertinent questions and help you make sure […]

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Average Wages: What Could I Be Making? – Iowa Edition

If you read the headlines, you know wages are flat. While unemployment is low, employers may not be using higher wages as incentives to bring on new employees. And you could look at that number positively if you understand that wages, while not growing dramatically, are not going down. Most people wish they could make […]

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