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Iowa City Jobs: Healthcare

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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 Iowa City that need skilled workers. However, you don’t have to be a doctor or a nurse to work in this industry! With a growing need for other skilled and labor positions, finding employment in Iowa City is as easy as finding the right employer. Here are a handful of the industry leaders for employment in the Iowa City metro area: Quality Hospitals in Iowa City University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics...

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Phone Interview Tips and Tricks

Phone Interview Tips Corridor Careers Iowa City Cedar Rapids

In Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, companies are turning to phone interviews to start the recruiting process. Phone screens or initial interviews are your first chance to make an impression on a potential employer.  So it’s important to treat them just as seriously as you would an in-person interview.  Especially because they determine whether the HR professional will advance you on to the next round. Below are some tips to help perfect your phone interview skills and help you land that job. Prepare for a Phone Interview Just like with a face-to-face interview, it’s imperative to be as prepared as possible for a phone interview. Schedule your phone interview when you know you’ll be free and able to take the call in a quiet space. This needs...

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How to Get the Most Out of a Career Fair

Prep for the Spring Corridor Career Fair

Plenty of people think career fairs are a thing of the past in the digital age. Don’t believe them. Career 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 uses of your time before heading to a career fair is to learn about the companies that will be there. Even if you’re sure you don’t want to work for some of them, do your homework anyway. After all, you never know what opportunities might come from any potential employer. Make sure you know what the business does and whether they might have current or future openings that relate to your skill set. Find out if you can pre-register for the...

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Let’s Talk about Money

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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 a bind due to the fact that salary is only one component of wages. Benefits and what is known as ‘Total Compensation’ are what employees cost their employer, not just that number on the paycheck. Posting the range may turn off candidates from even considering that position versus a competitor.  Plus, Iowa employers might not appeal to candidates from other states if the salary range isn’t what they are used to, even though our...

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