Job Tips

Gazette offering marketing grant to local businesses

The Gazette, an employee-owned local media company, has launched a community grant program to help Eastern Iowa businesses continue marketing during the coronavirus pandemic. The program allocates up to $100,000 in matching advertising dollars to assist local businesses during the impact of the coronavirus mediation restrictions. Funding for General Business Promotion and Employment Marketing Employment […]

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CARES Act Resources and Information

Please note: The CARES Act program has ended. If you have been unemployed due to the Iowa derecho, please read our other post. The CARES Act signed into law by the President is the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.  There are two parts of the CARES Act that could be important for you. […]

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Job Search Crisis, or Opportunity?

We are in the middle of Coronavirus COVID-19 creating a crisis for many people in many industries.  Travel, tourism, and restaurants are arguably the hardest hit by the pandemic.  When times are tough, we all grow as a society and as humans.  If you are part of a large community of people who lost their […]

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Job Search 101: How Volunteering Can Help You Land Your Next Job

Other than the warm feeling of charity, volunteering can yield many benefits that can give you a leg up when trying to land your next job.  According to a LinkedIn survey, one in five hiring managers said they have hired someone because of their charitable work.  Volunteer opportunities can open doors to new connections and […]

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Job Search 101: How to Network and Gain References

In this article we are going to explain how to network and gain valuable references as you move throughout your career. Let’s face it, networking events that turn into friendly chatter over drinks are a little over-rated for the average job-seeker looking to connect with others in their community.  Networking events have gotten a bad […]

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How to Fill Out Online Job Applications

Filling out online job applications can be a long process and seem never-ending when you are going through your job search.  If you need some online apply tips, we’re here to help. Each application may ask similar questions, yet it is important to tailor your answers to the job you are applying for. Remember these online apply tips to make your online job application process go as smoothly as possible.

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Job Search 101: Winning the Phone or Video Screen

Hiring Screens.  Those annoying but all too necessary steps that a human resources department has to go through to make sure they are putting quality candidates in front of their hiring managers for face to face interviews.  In this post, we want to give you some strategies for making it through the phone screen process […]

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