Job Tips

Need to find GED Classes in the Corridor? Level Up Your Qualifications.

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Tired of having limited employment options due to a lack of a GED or High School Diploma?  The Corridor workforce is highly educated1, and not having this credential can hurt your chances moving up.  That said, there are some options – and it’s not too late to get started.   It will take some courage and dedication, and a real commitment.  Ready for a change?  Here are local resources that can help you fit your schooling into your schedule.   Kirkwood Community College offers adults a few ways to get their high school diploma.  We spoke with Marcel Kielkucki at the Kirkwood Center for Lifelong Learning to get more details.   What’s the difference between a GED® and an adult high school diploma? The GED® is an assessment and up until...

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Entry Level Job Fair in Iowa City – September 12, 2017

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Corridor Careers is happy to share about an upcoming job fair by our friends at the City of Iowa City. Our team will be there to help get job seekers signed up for job alerts from Corridor Careers and offer tips on resumes, trends in the job market and job categories. Unemployed or underemployed? One way is to test the job market by meeting hiring managers face to face without the commitment of an application. Not sure if you have the qualifications you need? Talk with employers about what types of candidates (aka job seekers) they are looking for and what they will consider as minimum qualifications. Want to put your best foot forward? Check out this post on getting the most out of a career fair.   How to attend People seeking...

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Relocation Logistics for Moving to the Cedar Rapids Area

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So you’re considering relocating to Cedar Rapids, IA or Iowa City, IA?  Good choice!  Once the dust has settled on your idea, it’s time to start thinking beyond all the homemade pie you’re going to eat once you get here and plan for your move. See How Far Your Potential Salary Will Go Knowing the cost of living can impact where you land in the corridor, whether it be Cedar Rapids, Iowa City or smaller communities like Marion, Robins, Hiawatha, North Liberty or Coralville. Iowa City’s quality of life for young professionals and academics is one reason its cost of living is a bit higher than the Corridor’s other metro areas, and its only one factor in considering what community you should call home.  To compare communities, try this cost...

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Relocating to Cedar Rapids? Fear Not.

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With its low cost of living, good schools, 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 like the schools are pretty good – but it’s in the middle of the Midwest! And you’re wondering what you’re getting yourself into. Relax – this community has a ton to offer beyond what’s on all those top 10 sites. Relocating to Cedar Rapids Resources One resource for spouses is the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance. They offer assistance to trailing spouses and partners following a loved one to the community. In addition, those looking for stats on our community and...

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