Job Tips

How to compete for top hires

What’s really going on with recruiting in Eastern Iowa? It’s hard to say. The Gazette has been following reports of increasing numbers and previously unreported numbers of Iowans seeking jobless benefits. What we do know is that Iowa Workforce Development will stop issuing the additional Federal Pandemic benefits June 12. So after that, things should be gravy, right? […]

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Careers and Coffee #8: Questions to ask during an interview

In this episode of Careers & Coffee, Liz and Dan discuss topics such as questions to ask an employer during an interview, when to talk about salary, and what if you don’t have any questions?   Full Transcript Dan Holterhaus 0:01 Morning, Liz, Liz Kennedy 0:02 morning careers and coffee. Dan Holterhaus 0:05 Number eight. […]

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Relocating to Cedar Rapids? Fear Not.

Originally published June 2017 With its low cost of living, good schools, multitude of job openings, and recreation options, it’s no wonder more people are relocating to Cedar Rapids. Yet, if your spouse or partner is the one with the job move, you may be understandably apprehensive.  Sure, the homes are affordable, and it seems […]

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What to Do After College: Tips on Finding Your First Job

So you did it. You survived all of those tiring all-nighters, grueling end-of-term finals and (somewhat) balanced keg stands and you’re ready for next phase of your life. Graduating from college is a huge feat that calls for celebration. But when the party is over, it’s time to find a job and knowing how and […]

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Careers and Coffee #7: Job search tips for recent grads

In this episode of Careers and Coffee, Liz and Dan discuss communication with hiring managers, and some things to think about when first applying out of high school or college. LinkedIn Tips for recent grads Finding your first job post-college       Full Transcript: Dan Holterhaus 0:00 All right. Good morning, Liz. We’re back. […]

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Unemployment Benefits for Iowa Workers

UPDATED 5/11/21: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced that Iowans will no longer be able to seek Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, effectively ending this program early. The federal program is set to expire in September. The governor cited hiring needs of employers as the reason to eliminate the extra $300 per week in benefits. Read full story […]

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Careers and Coffee #6: Dealing with overwhelm in your job search

In this episode of Careers and Coffee, Liz and Dan discuss strategies for dealing with overwhelm while job searching.  What about transitioning between jobs?  Tune in for helpful hints to overcome these stressors and move forward with your life. Listen Full Transcript Dan Holterhaus 0:02 Okay, good morning, Liz. How are you? Happy Friday. Liz […]

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