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3 Ways Displaced Employees can Maximize Group Career Counseling

Rafael, 37, was a laid off IT Network Manager for a small company. Like many of his colleagues, he was entitled to outplacement services and group career counseling.

But he was bitter, confused and panicky. Understandably so, considering the bad news he received. 

On the day of the counseling session, Rafael felt the unwelcome change in his morning routine. He was supposed to be getting ready for work. Instead, he’s on his way to a ‘woo-woo’ AA type therapy…

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Added by Michelle Riklan on July 3, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments

4 Quick and Easy Tips to Avoid a Company Restructuring Disaster

Layoffs or restructuring, whatever you want to call it, is a last resort move for small and medium companies. Unlike companies with 500 or more employees and multinationals, employees in SMBs quickly feel the restructuring’s effect because the organization is already small. It can also impede
ability to bounce back production once demand rises again.…


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Added by Michelle Riklan on April 21, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Uncovering the Hidden Obstacles Tripping Your Job Search

If you’ve been passed over for a job, interviewed and never contacted again, or submitted a resume without getting so much as an automatic reply, join the club. Even skilled, highly-employable and hardworking people hit a career rut now and then.

Is it your fault that you’re not getting a job offer?

The Game Being Played Around You

Before, recruiters go through resumes to look for applicants who fit their checklist.

Now, due to the onslaught of applicants,…

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Added by Michelle Riklan on February 23, 2015 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

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