Monday, June 4, 2012

Bachelors Degree vs. Military Experience – Why Do Employers View One as Less Valuable?

 Bachelors Degree vs. Military Experience – Why Do Employers View One as Less Valuable?

Dressing in Summer Heat

Dressing in Summer HeatSummer temperatures present dilemmas for workers who need to maintain professionalism, yet remain cool.by Rita Gworek

Monday, May 21, 2012

8 Common Interview Questions

8 Common Interview QuestionsAnswering them is easier than you think when you know the interviewer’s intentions.  By Shane Christopher 

Don't be That guy!

Don’t be THAT guy!6 blunders to avoid on your first civilian job.By Gale Kennedy

Monday, April 23, 2012

The 14 Ways to Look for a Job

The 14 Ways to Look for a Job


Not many people realize it, but the job-hunt is one of the most studied phenomena of our time. It is amazing what we know about it.
Acquainting yourself with this research can pay rich dividends to any job-hunter, and especially if your job-hunt is running into trouble. Let me illustrate what I mean.
Most job-hunters think there are basically only three ways to go about their job-hunt: resumes, ads, and agencies. Actually, there are fourteen:

Sunday, March 25, 2012

3 Tips for Improving Youth Employee Loyalty

3 Tips for Improving Youth Employee Loyalty ( Surveymethods.com)

Employee loyalty in the younger population is shockingly poor. Young employees tend to jump around from job to job at the start of their career as they learn what they like, what they don’t like, and the ins and outs of the business world. Sometimes they leave for just reasons – for example, not being treated with respect or given the right compensation because they are a younger employee. Other times they leave for the wrong reasons, such as not respecting management’s superiority.

How to Prepare for an Internal Interview

How to Prepare for an Internal Interview (ashleyellis.com)
Most of the literature out there regarding interviews concerns external interviews; that is, interviews with companies for which you’ve never been an employee. And while that information is valuable to a good number of job seekers around the world, it just doesn’t cut it when you’re faced with an internal interview for a position within your own company.

The Truth About Counteroffers

The Truth About Counteroffers ( ashleyellis.com)

Congratulations! You just received an offer for an exciting new opportunity! But wait, now that it’s a reality, what’s next? You put in your notice with your current employer and you’re all ready and excited to start your new career. Imagine your surprise when suddenly your current employer gives you a counteroffer. Bet you never expected that one!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Proof Reading

Employment Tip- Proof Reading (ashleyellis.com)

The debate’s still out there on how much spelling or grammatical errors matter on a résumé or cover letter. Some hiring authorities say that unless you’re applying to be an editor or something similar, a couple of errors don’t make a difference to your ability to do a great job. But the truth is, you never know if the person you’re sending your résumé to agrees with this or not. And so, the simple solution is to always proof read every word you write on an application.

Achievements Vs. Responsibilities

Employment Tip- Achievements Vs. Responsibilities (ashleyellis.com)

It’s typical on a resume to make a series of bullet points that list your responsibilities in previous positions. However, what many people don’t realize is how little this can sometimes mean. Why? Because anyone with the same basic skills could probably have taken on the exact same responsibilities, setting you apart from no one. The real question is, were you successful at those responsibilities? What did you achieve through those responsibilities?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Top 10 IT Certifications

Top 10 IT Certifications  (Ashleyellis.com)


In the technological community, the value of IT Certifications has long been a topic of debate. In an effort to resolve the question of whether certifications play an integral role in career advancement or if they are of limited value, the job search website Dice, which services only the IT field, conducted a survey.

Should You Take A Lower Paying Job?

Should You Take A Lower Paying Job? (Ashleyellis.com)

When faced with unemployment or a less than satisfactory job, many professionals are pained with the question of whether to take a lower paying position. It’s a tough decision to make, and one which depends on many factors for each unique situation. However, no matter what the scenario, there are a few constants you should keep in mind: Here are a few things to consider if you have to answer that question yourself.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sharpen Your Leadership Sessions

Sharpen Your Leadership

For Immediate Release         For Further Information Contact: Rick Heine, 262-741-5194

Brush up your leadership skills and share thoughts and ideas with fellow supervisors from throughout Walworth County at one of these “no cost” workshops for supervisors and team leads.

Presented by the Walworth County Job Center’s Business Services team, workshops will be held Thursdays at the Job Center, 1000 E. Centralia St. in Elkhorn, just west of Hwy. H and Gateway Technical College’s South Building. Sessions are 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. except the last one, which is 10 a.m. - noon.


You may sign up for as many as sessions as you like but we are limited to two attendees from a company at each one. To register contact Rick Heine, (262) 741-5194 or email rheine@dwfs.us

The next group of sessions includes:

Leadership for Supervisors and Team Leads
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Thursday, March 22, 2012
Leadership skills needed to inspire “followers” will be presented to help you improve your own skills as well as groom fellow employees for leadership positions.

CSM Virgil R. Williams Scholarship (Deadline:1 June 12)

CSM Virgil R. Williams Scholarship

Staying relevant and competitive in today’s workforce requires education
and professional development, which is why EANGUS is pleased to

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Weekly Tip

5 Things You Should Do Before an Interview (Ashleyellis.com)

You’ve probably spent plenty of time preparing for what to do during an interview, such as rehearsing answers to common interview questions; but are you actually 100% ready? Don’t forget to take care of these 5 things before you leave for the office.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Weekly Tip

Keeping a Spotless Digital Image (Ashleyellis.com)

According to a survey conducted by careerbuilder.com, more than one in five employers search social media networking sites for candidate screening purposes. Although lawyers advise against it, as it could open doors to discrimination lawsuits, the proof is the pudding. Employers are doing it anyway, and the question is: What are you doing to ensure a positive impression?
Career Builder also asked employers which internet behaviors took the most potential candidates out of the running.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Veterans in Piping

A 20-week Training Program in Welding & Rigging

Following successful VIP graduation, which includes welding certifications and rigging, you will become a 2nd year registered apprentice. Successfully complete your apprenticeship training and, as a journeyman pipefitter, your salary and benefits will likely equal $50.00+per hour!

For more information:
visit: www.wisconsinapprenticeship.org or www.uavip.org/index.asp

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