The Battle of Aptitude vs Personality - Choosing the Right Test for Your Career

September 13, 2023 by localclassifieds-online

Are you stuck in a job that kills your vibe? Or are you beginning your career but uncertain of what suits you? It is normal to face these questions at some point in your professional life. However, the answers could be lurking within you, buried deep down and waiting to be discovered. The question is, which test do you take to unlock your potential; the career aptitude test or the personality test? Let's delve into the battle of aptitude vs. personality tests and find out which one is worth your time and investment. Continue

Fall into Your Dream Job - Get for the New Season

August 17, 2023 by localclassifieds-online

As the leaves start to change, so does the job market. Fall often brings about a new wave of job openings and opportunities, making it the perfect time to brush up your resume, expand your network, and gear up for your job search. Whether you are a recent college graduate, a seasoned professional, or someone looking to switch careers, there are several steps you can take to make the most of the job market this fall. In this blog, we’ll provide you with tips and strategies to help you get your job search ready for the new season. Continue

So You Want to Be a Content Creator? Here's What You Need to Know

July 20, 2023 by localclassifieds-online

Content creation has become an important part of the modern digital marketing landscape. Companies need quality content to entice potential customers and retain existing ones. This is where content creators come in. They are responsible for creating written, visual, and audio content that resonates with the audience and promotes the company's identity. Sounds easy, right? Think again. Content creation can be a demanding job that requires a unique skill set. In this blog, we'll explore what it takes to be a content creator and how you can determine if this is the right career path for you. Continue

Branding Yourself to Stand Out From the Crowd

June 19, 2023 by localclassifieds-online

Job hunting can be an arduous task, especially in a competitive market. It’s important to put your best foot forward and market yourself in the most effective way possible. This means stepping up your branding game, folks! Here are some tips on how to brand yourself and increase your chances of landing your dream job. Continue

Navigating the Healthcare Insurance Maze - Jobs that Provide Health Insurance

May 9, 2023 by localclassifieds-online

It’s no secret that healthcare is a hot-button issue in the United States. With the ever-rising cost of medical care and uncertain policies surrounding insurance coverage, it’s more important now than ever to have a job that provides health insurance. But how do you find such a job? Fear not, dear reader! We’ve compiled a list of jobs that typically offer health insurance, so you can focus on finding a job that you love without worrying about how to pay for your next visit to the doctor. Continue

How to Find Jobs Working at Events

April 11, 2023 by localclassifieds-online

Are you looking for a job that involves being around people and making sure an event goes off without a hitch? Have you ever considered working at events? The event staff is the backbone of any successful gathering, and there are plenty of jobs to go around! Here’s the lowdown on how to get your foot in the door. Continue

Five Creative Careers That Might Be For You

March 15, 2023 by localclassifieds-online

We all have that one friend who is "so creative." You know the one - they're always redecorating their apartment, they have an amazing sense of style, they're always coming up with new ideas for businesses. And you can't help but wonder - how do they make a career out of being creative? Continue

A Beginner’s Guide to Becoming a Truck Driver

February 16, 2023 by localclassifieds-online

Ever dreamed of cruising down the highway, windows down, and country music playing in the background? Becoming a truck driver is one way to make that dream come true. It’s not an easy road, but it can be gratifying – if you know what steps to take. Read on for a beginner’s guide to becoming a truck driver. Continue

Are You Ready to Make the Leap into Customer Service?

January 11, 2023 by localclassifieds-online

When it comes to customer service, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. It takes a special kind of person to have the necessary skills, attitude and temperament to make sure customers get the best possible experience. Whether you’re currently in a customer service job or considering a role in this field, here are some key traits that will help you succeed. Continue

A Simple Guide to Understanding Employer Background Checks

December 5, 2022 by localclassifieds-online

If you've ever been through the job application process, chances are you've had to undergo a background check. But what exactly is an employer background check? What kind of information do they look for? How long does it take? This guide will answer all your questions and help you feel more confident when applying for jobs! Continue

Black Friday - To Work or Not to Work?

November 9, 2022 by localclassifieds-online

It's that time of year again! The leaves have turned, the pumpkin spice lattes are flowing, and retailers are gearing up for the biggest shopping day of the year - Black Friday. For many people, working on Black Friday is an annual tradition. But for others, the thought of dealing with hordes of angry shoppers is enough to make them want to curl up in a ball and hide until Boxing Day. So, what's it really like working retail on Black Friday? Let's find out. Continue

Guide to Appropriate Halloween Costumes in the Workplace

October 11, 2022 by localclassifieds-online

One subject that continues to stump even the savviest career expert is what, if any, role Halloween costumes should play in the workplace. Should you wear one at all? Is there a limit to how much skin should be shown? Do certain types of costumes come across as more offensive than others? To help clear things up, we've put together a quick guide to appropriate workplace Halloween costumes. Read on for everything you need to know! Continue

Can You Survive in a Negative Workplace?

September 8, 2022 by localclassifieds-online

You are not alone if you're currently trying to swim in a sea of workplace negativity. A survey conducted by Gallop Poll concluded that about 70 percent of workers dislike their jobs because of negative factors. You can try some tactics if you believe that your environment is primarily hostile, and these are three of them: Continue

What To Do When Emergencies Happen and You Can't Get To Work

August 9, 2022 by localclassifieds-online

Not being able to get to work can be devastating, especially when trying to make a good impression. However, emergencies often come around during the worst possible times. These are some tips for what to do if you have an emergency, such as a vehicular breakdown, debilitating illness, or something else. Continue

How Long To Wait and What To Write in a Resume Submission Follow-Up

July 7, 2022 by localclassifieds-online

Resume submission follow-ups are a fairly new practice in the job search realm. Prospective employees take the initiative to reach out to companies they apply for jobs with. It's said that the practice helps potential workers get an edge in snagging interviews. These are some tips for when and what to say if you want to reach out to a prospective employer after sending your resume: Continue

Are Hiring Events Good or Bad?

June 3, 2022 by localclassifieds-online

Hiring events are the new craze in the employment realm. They consist of almost fully automatic hiring processes that bridge the gap between applying and onboarding. These occasions were few and far between, but more employers are jumping on the bandwagon and holding such events. Are they good or bad? That depends. Continue

3 Surefire Ways To Tell You Bombed Your Interview

May 9, 2022 by localclassifieds-online

It happens. You walk into a job interview dressed for success. You take the most personable attitude with you, answer all questions perfectly, and smile from one end of the room to the other. However, no one has contacted you with a job offer. These are 3 signs your interview didn't go as well as you thought: Continue

How To Ask Your Boss for a Promotion

April 7, 2022 by localclassifieds-online

Everyone experiences a sense of excitement when first starting a job. However, things may become a little stagnant eventually, and you might feel ready to advance. These are some tips for approaching your boss about a promotion: Continue

Tips for Working Days When You're Just not a Morning Person

March 8, 2022 by localclassifieds-online

Many people in the world don't consider themselves "morning people." These individuals may be groggy, cranky, and demotivated early in the day. You'll have to find a way to adjust if that's you, and your job requires you to come in early. These are some tips for handling it better: Continue

Why Your Application May Have Been Rejected Right Away

February 7, 2022 by localclassifieds-online

Almost everyone knows that not all their job searches will end in hiring. However, sometimes it seems like the rejection comes a little too quickly. It can be devastating to get a rejection letter less than 24 hours after you submit your application. These are some of the reasons it may have happened to you: Continue

Are You a Business-Minded Person?

January 10, 2022 by localclassifieds-online

You might be a business-minded person if you've clashed with the workforce for many years. Not all people are meant to fit the 9-to-5 mold that most people fit into. That doesn't make them misfits or rebellious souls. Sometimes, it means they're designed for entrepreneurship. These are three signs that you might be better off as an entrepreneur or business owner: Continue

Getting a Job Off the Grid - Is It Possible?

December 7, 2021 by localclassifieds-online

Nowadays, most job searches are conducted online, and applicants have to enter their personal information into databases. The online option was implemented into the application process for cost-cutting purposes and convenience. What if you don't want to apply for your next job online, though? Is there a way to avoid it? Continue

What to Do When a Job Search Drought Hits

November 8, 2021 by localclassifieds-online

There may be a time in your employment journey when you hit a complete job search drought. You may have over a decade of experience and an excellent reputation with most previous employers, and it can still happen. Don't be discouraged about that, as it can happen to anyone. Consider trying these strategies to see if they help: Continue

Is Job Security Better as a Contractor or Employee?

October 11, 2021 by localclassifieds-online

As you navigate the employment and business world, you may wonder how you can get the highest level of job security. You might be considering working as a contractor or an employee. Here's some information about both arrangements and which one is more secure. Continue

Three Bridge Jobs That Might Help You Get by in Between Jobs

September 7, 2021 by localclassifieds-online

No one ever expects to lose a job abruptly. It can happen when you least expect it, however. In that case, grabbing a bridge job can help you get through the ordeal. Here's some information on bridge jobs: Continue

The Benefits of Choosing an Overnight Job Position

August 9, 2021 by localclassifieds-online

Many employers have jobs available on the shift that people refer to as the graveyard shift. Graveyard jobs generally start at 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., and they're usually eight hours long. Some warehouse jobs may be 10-hour shifts. As a person looking for work, you may want to consider taking such a job. These are some benefits it can offer you: Continue

How to Know if You Should Retire With a Company

July 8, 2021 by localclassifieds-online

Sometimes people work jobs, and other times they work careers. A career place of employment is a place where someone knows they want to stay until retirement. The following are three indications that you plan to retire at your current place of employment: Continue

3 Qualities of a Crisis Intake Specialist

June 7, 2021 by localclassifieds-online

Many opportunities are available for you to work as an intake specialist. An intake specialist answers incoming calls for various crises, such as domestic violence, medical emergencies, and the like. The following are a few qualities you'll need to possess to be successful as an intake specialist: Continue

How to Decide if You Should Return to a Former Employer

May 10, 2021 by localclassifieds-online

At some point, you might get the opportunity to return to an employer for which you once worked. You may be on the fence about whether you should do it or not. The following are some things to consider before you make that decision: Continue

Are Job Offers Set in Stone?

Apr 13, 2021 by localclassifieds-online

You're probably one of many people who are currently trying to find the perfect job for themselves. In the process, you may have wondered if job offers are set in stone. The short answer is no. Most employers have a bottom line, and a top line that they're willing to explore if pressed. Here's how you can negotiate a pay rate: Continue

How to Decide if Entrepreneurship Is for You

Mar 8, 2021 by localclassifieds-online

You have a choice in this life of whether to work for a business or to go into business for yourself. In some cases, you can choose to do a mixture of both. These are some questions that you need to ask yourself to decide whether you're more suitable for an entrepreneurship or regular work: Continue

Understanding Soft Skills

Feb 9, 2021 by localclassifieds-online

If you have been in the job market very long, you have probably heard the term "soft skills." This is more than just a catchphrase that employers like to include in a job description. In fact, soft skills are a very important skill set that can make or break your success in just about any job role. Keep reading to polish up your understanding of soft skills. Continue

Three Benefits of At-Will Employment

January 11, 2021 by localclassifieds-online

Many people dread at-will employment because of what its name implies of the employer. However, there are some benefits to working in an at-will situation. These are three of them. Continue

What Kind of Retail Job Benefits Are There?

December 7, 2020 by localclassifieds-online

When you consider which job to accept, you should also remember that some jobs come with extra benefits. Sometimes these benefits can be so worth it to you that it may be more valuable to take a job that pays less so that you can reap these benefits. So, what kind of benefits can you expect from a retail job? Continue

Healthcare Help Wanted – Everywhere!

November 12, 2020 by localclassifieds-online

The pandemic has created a situation in which healthcare workers are in high demand. Early in the pandemic, when the nation was staying home to flatten the curve, many hospitals and healthcare facilities faced the idea of looming layoffs as operating rooms and various departments sat empty in anticipation of large crowds of COVID-19 patients. Continue

High-Paying Jobs that Do Not Require Four-Year Degrees

October 15, 2020 by localclassifieds-online

Far too often, we’ve been led to believe that a four-year degree is necessary to have successful careers with great earning potential. That is hardly the case. These are a few high-paying jobs that do not require bachelor’s degrees to obtain. Continue

3 Reasons to Consider Manual Labor Jobs

September 11, 2020 by localclassifieds-online

When setting out on a career journey, it is important to take time to consider different types of careers and industries. Manual labor, although often looked down upon, can be a very profitable type of work. Manual labor is any kind of work that requires physical labor. Keep reading to learn 3 reasons to consider manual labor jobs. Continue

How to Overcome the Challenges of a Pandemic Job Search

August 17, 2020 by localclassifieds-online

With unemployment at a recent historic high, job seekers are wanting to know how to get back to work quickly. Being unemployed during a pandemic, though, carries with it its own particular challenges. Keep reading to find out how you can overcome the special challenges of conducting a job search during a pandemic. Continue

How to Identify Toxic Co-workers

July 13, 2020 by localclassifieds-online

Every workplace has them - toxic co-workers. The problem with toxic co-workers is that sometimes you can't really identify them until it is too late. You only really know you're dealing with a toxic co-worker after they drag you into their drama and causing trouble. Identifying toxic co-workers earlier can help you maintain your distance and your sanity. Keep reading to learn how to identify a toxic co-worker. Continue

How To Make a Good Impression During a Virtual Interview

June 16, 2020 by localclassifieds-online

In the last few months, most of the world has moved business, education, and even socializing to online platforms. It comes as no surprise, that job interviews are now conducted online as well. If you have never had an online interview, you might be feeling a little nervous. There are actually a lot of perks to the online interview, and making a good impression is even easier from the comfort of your home. Keep reading to learn how you can make a good impression during a virtual interview.  Continue

Resumes for Work at Home Positions

May 14, 2020 by localclassifieds-online

Not everyone thrives in work at home environments. Some find there is too much independence while others find the lack of socialization to be a distraction from actual work. Continue

How to Set Up a Home Office

April 23, 2020 by localclassifieds-online

Are you working from home for the first time? You’ll need to set up a home office where you can work undisturbed. Here are some tips for setting up a home office that will work with any budget. Continue

What to do When You Don't Have Enough to do at Work

March 9, 2020 by localclassifieds-online

Do you often find yourself with not enough to do at work? For some, this may be great, but for those who like to be busy, it’s not enjoyable. In fact, if you’re the kind of person who is trying to build a career, it can be downright frustrating. Here’s what to do if you have too much time on your hands at work. Continue

What to Include in a Cover Letter

February 10, 2020 by localclassifieds-online

If writing is not really your thing, then writing a cover letter for your job application might feel a bit overwhelming. The good news is that writing a cover letter is really not that hard. Once you know what to include in your letter, the rest will come naturally.  Continue

Three Healthcare Careers You Can Obtain Easily

January 9, 2020 by localclassifieds-online

The healthcare industry is constantly booming. It will continue to grow as long as people need medical care. You can take advantage of its growth potential by applying for jobs within the field. These are three jobs that are always available in the healthcare field that you may be interested in.  Continue

2020 Job Search Trends You Need to Know

December 13, 2019 by localclassifieds-online

It's the beginning of a new decade. That means things are changing. In order to make the most of your 2020 job search, you need to be up to date on job search trends that could affect you.  Continue

This is the Most Important Interview Skill You Need

November 12, 2019 by localclassifieds-online

Do interviews freak you out? You are not alone. Most people find the interview to be the most stressful part of a job search. You are so close to your goal, but you know the chance of blowing it is still very real. You will get lots of advice on how to master the job interview, but there is really only one skill you need to master.  Continue

3 Signs That You Should Start Your Own Business

October 8, 2019 by localclassifieds-online

Some people are employees and some people are not. Do you ever get the feeling that you were meant to be running a company rather than working for one? For many people heading off to work every day to follow someone else's instructions is nearly torture. If you feel that you fall into this category, perhaps you are meant for something different. There are certain indicators that will tell you if you should start  your own business.  Continue

What Is a Virtual Career Fair?

September 11, 2019 by localclassifieds-online

Do you ever wish you could do all the networking you needed from the comfort of home? Do you hate the awkward small talk and handshaking at traditional career fairs? You are in luck. Today, more and more organizations are launching virtual career fairs. These events bring the best of both worlds to your job search. Continue

How to Use the Open Door Policy

August 12, 2019 by localclassifieds-online

The open-door policy is something that every employer is supposed to offer its employees. It's a policy that lets employees know that they can come to them and discuss a variety of topics without judgment, retaliation, or reprimand. Continue

What Are The Most Relevant Degree Programs Today?

July 9, 2019 by localclassifieds-online

Deciding whether to apply for a part-time or full-time job is a crucial decision you'll have to make during your search. These are some of the benefits you can get from each option. Continue

The Benefits of Part-Time vs. Full-Time Jobs

June 7, 2019 by localclassifieds-online

Deciding whether to apply for a part-time or full-time job is a crucial decision you'll have to make during your search. These are some of the benefits you can get from each option. Continue

Job Seeking Over 40

April 11, 2019 by localclassifieds-online

If you are over 40 and seeking a job, you should be aware that special rules apply. Understanding the best way to go about your job search can mean the difference between months of dead ends and quickly landing a great job Continue

Three Entry Level Jobs That have Excellent Pay Rates

March 11, 2019 by localclassifieds-online

Entry-level jobs get their name from the minimum requirements that one has to meet to obtain them. You may be able to get an entry-level job with no experience, but that doesn't mean your wages won't be good. The following are three entry-level jobs that have amazing pay rates. Continue

How to Ask For a Job Transfer

February 8, 2019 by localclassifieds-online

Sometimes you want a job transfer because you’re unhappy in your current location. Other times you might want one because you need to relocate your family and you want to stay with the same company. Another reason is that there might be greater opportunities at a different branch of the company. Depending on the reason, here’s how to ask for a job transfer. Continue

3 Careers With High Job Security

January 8, 2019 by localclassifieds-online

Finding a great job with a good salary is one thing, but today what people are most concerned with is the security of knowing they will be able to hold on to that job for a while. Job security is just as important to many people as the paycheck and benefits. Continue

Was Your Termination An Act of Discrimination?

December 7, 2018 by localclassifieds-online

A job termination can be a terribly stressful time in your life. However, if you believe you were terminated as an act of discrimination, then you should realize that you have options available to you. Continue

7 Ways For Job Seekers To Pick Up Extra Cash This Holiday Season

November 11, 2018 by localclassifieds-online

Most people could use some extra cash during the holidays, and if you're a job seeker, you may find yourself stressed about the prospect of holiday expenses. Here are some ways to get some cash into your pocket quickly. Continue

How to Find a Job After Doing Jail Time

October 9, 2018 by localclassifieds-online

Finding a new job is hard enough, but throw in a few obstacles, such as an arrest record, and you can really start to get discouraged. The good news is that even those with a record of arrest and even jail time can still find a job and move on with their life. Here are a few things to keep in mind during your job search if you have and arrest record or have done jail time. Continue

4 New Employment Background Screening Trends

September 13, 2018 by localclassifieds-online

An increasing number of companies are creating formalized background screening processes for their businesses to ensure the best hiring decisions are made. Awareness of these protocols can allow you to prepare for interviews and stand out from the pack. Continue

Sexual Harassment Red Flags During a Job Search

August 13, 2018 by localclassifieds-online

The time during a job search can be a very challenging for anyone. For many individuals, feelings of desperation and even depression can creep in while looking for a new job. These types of feelings can make individuals especially vulnerable. Here are a few red flags you can be on the look out for to make sure you do not become a victim of sexual harassment during a job search. Continue

Is Your Family Slowing Down Your Job Search?

July 23, 2018 by localclassifieds-online

Being in between jobs can be a stressful time for you and your whole family. How you and your family react to this stress and the stress of your job search is critical to whether or not you will quickly and successfully land your next great job. If you feel your family may actually be slowing down your job search, try these helpful tips to get back on track and speed your job search along. Continue

How to Survive a Company Merger

June 11, 2018 by localclassifieds-online

Company mergers can be an exciting but confusing time. After all, you’re still an employee of the company you’ve always worked for, but now you might be working under different management, too. It’s almost like getting a new job without leaving the one you’re at. Continue

Three Qualities of the Best Managerial Candidates

May 14, 2018 by localclassifieds-online

Employers are seeking specific skills sets when they scan the managerial candidates. These skills sets are often more valuable to the employer than experience and tenure are. Here are three of those qualities that can make a person more desirable to potential employers for a managerial role. Continue

How To Know When to Move On To A New Job

April 17, 2018 by localclassifieds-online

No one wants to hate their job. Many career coaches claim that if you do what you love, it won’t feel like work at all. But what if you truly loathe your job? You still need a paycheck. Is happiness worth throwing a good paying job away? Continue

Quick tips to getting the job you want quickly

March 15, 2018 by localclassifieds-online

It's not always easy to find a job that fits your exact background. You may not have the education for a job you want or might be lacking in the requirements listed. Continue

Skills You Will Need to Get a Job with a Tech Giant

February 12, 2018 by localclassifieds-online

If you want a job with a tech giant such as Google, Amazon, Apple or Facebook, consider the following skills. Having the right knowledge can increase your odds of getting hired by the employer of your dreams. Continue

Tips for Securing a Career In the Marketing Industry

January 15, 2018 by localclassifieds-online

Today more than ever, marketing is essential to the success of businesses. With advances in marketing taking place on such a rapid basis, it comes as no surprise that there is a huge need for those who enter this profession. Continue

The Best States to Find a Good Job In

December 13, 2017 by localclassifieds-online

While you can find good jobs in just about any state, there are some that stand out for having a number of cities that offer great job opportunities and a reasonable cost of living. Here is an overview of some of the best states to find a good job in. Continue

Is The Teaching Field Very Competitive?

November 13, 2017 by localclassifieds-online

If you are going to college and want to enter into the field of teaching, there are several things you should know. First and foremost, you should look at the competition in this field. As you probably know, a lot of people go to college to become a teacher. Continue

4 Jobs That Offer Free Room and Board

October 12, 2017 by localclassifieds-online

Living expenses like room and board comprise a vast majority of the cost of everyday life. In fact, most people spend the most money on rent and mortgage payments than they do anything else. Second to that comes food and a car payment... Continue

How to Get Over Your Fear of Interviews

September 15, 2017 by localclassifieds-online

If you're afraid of interviews, you're not alone. Apparently, over 92% of people in the U.S. have interview anxiety. But you don't have to let a racing heart... Continue

The Best Jobs and Career Areas for Right-Brained People

August 11, 2017 by localclassifieds-online

Persons with right brain dominance tend to be artistic, creative and intuitive. They are fond of letting things unfold organically, and they can also be emotional or even mercurial. Continue

How to Follow-Up After Applying or Interviewing for a Job

July 13, 2017 by localclassifieds-online

It can be hard to have patience after you have applied or been interviewed for a job. Here are some guidelines for the follow-up process that can help you know when and how to get in touch with a potential employer. Continue

How to Prepare for a Job Interview

June 13, 2017 by localclassifieds-online

A job interview can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if it is your first interview and/or you are already feeling stressed out about getting the job in question. Continue

Good Summer Jobs for Teens

May 13, 2017 by localclassifieds-online

Summer can be a good time to work and save money for college and/or other expenses and there are plenty of employers who are willing to hire teen applicants who have no prior work experience. Continue

Using Job Fairs Effectively

April 14, 2017 by localclassifieds-online

Jobs fairs are an important tool that you can use to help you find your next great job. Job or career fairs are organized events in which many companies will converge at once to screen many potential candidates at once. Continue

Is Becoming a Scrum Master a Good Idea?

March 15, 2017 by localclassifieds-online

If you have leadership skills, a talent for solving problems in an efficient manner and good communication skills, you may want to consider becoming a scrum master. Continue

How to Create Your Own Position in a Company

February 16, 2017 by localclassifieds-online

Sometimes you’re the perfect fit for a job. The title matches your experience and skills and everything works out beautifully. Continue

Growing Manufacturing Job Openings in the United States

January 11, 2017 by localclassifieds-online

Contrary to popular opinion, not all companies are shipping manufacturing jobs to other countries. Continue