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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 trying to hit a moving target. Never fear—we’ve got you covered.  By posting your job to Corridor Careers, you can stand out in the crowd, find quality candidates, and maximize your exposure to a wider number of niche job boards… all with just a few clicks! Your posting, Your way. Corridor Careers offers a variety of online posting packages tailored to your needs.  With our Network Reach offering, you get the best...

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Resume Best Practices That Will Help You Land the Job

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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 current contact info (and if your old email looks funky, get a new one) No typos, please.  Use spell-check, grammar check and your Mom to proof-read it. Update your resume for your career stage. If you’ve got experience, note an objective that speaks to what you want to do next. Don’t bury the lead. Focus on your core skills and list them first. Sifting through dozens of resumes is a reality for employers so when a particularly good...

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Job Interviewing Tips for Admin and Clerical Jobs

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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 you’re not caught off-guard in the interview. Just preparing answers for likely questions can help you better present yourself to a prospective employer. Sample Questions How does your past work experience relate to this job? This can be a bit challenging if you’re making a career shift. But try to isolate skills from the previous job that could apply to clerical or administrative work. In other words, a...

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

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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 more money, but aren’t ready to have the conversation with their employer about why they deserve more. This occasionally leads to employee turnover as employees seek greener pastures. What Does “Median Salary” Even Mean? Dust off your thinking cap and remember these concepts: Median, Mean & Average. Median = the middle value of the range Mean = the average salary (add up all the salaries and divide by the number of...

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