Re-Entering the Workforce

The decision to re-enter the workforce is a big one.  Whether you took time off to raise a family, care for an elderly family member, battle an illness, or other personal reasons, it’s equally exciting and intimidating to head back to work. It’s only natural to start looking for jobs like the one you had […]

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Be Ready For These Interviewer Techniques

Interviewers may use different techniques in order to gain the information that they want to know about you. The question and answer method is the typical interview format. The questions the interviewer asks may be straightforward or they may be tricky. In any event, the interviewer directs the interview, but you can answer these questions […]

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Interview Tips for Ex-Offenders

Interviews are high-pressure situations for many job seekers, and even more so if you have to answer tough questions about your past criminal record.  Here are tips to help increase your chances of getting hired if you are an ex-offender. Never lie to an interviewer or put false information on your resume or application.  This […]

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Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Job Search

Welcome to Work Watch.  Here are several interesting facts that you should be aware of in your job search: 1.  Employers spend on average six seconds looking at your resume before they make the initial “fit or not fit” decision on applicants, and only 20% of applicants get an interview, which means making your resume stand out […]

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Identifying Skills

If you are in the process of looking for a job it is important to remember that employers want to know what you can do.  They need to know why they should hire you.  Therefore, during a job search you must be able to identify and talk about your skills to a prospective employer. Everyone […]

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Identifying Income Needs

If you are in the process of looking for a job, it is essential that you know your financial needs.  It is important that you realize: The income you need may be different from the income you want The income you need is often different from the wage or salary offered by the employer The income […]

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How Do I Dress for My Interview?

Interviewing for a job is stressful enough without having to worry about your clothing and appearance.  A clean and neat professional appearance is an important step in making a good first impression.  You want the interviewer to focus on you and your skills, not your clothes.  Make no mistake, you are being judged as soon […]

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First Impressions

You only have one chance to make a good first impression!  A person will size you up in a matter of 15 seconds as you walk into the room.  What you wear says a whole lot about who you are, or at least who you are presenting yourself to be.  That’s why what you wear […]

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Evaluating Your Cover Letter

Let’s talk about what you should do before sending your cover letter to a prospective employer.  Remember a cover letter indicates your interest in a job to an employer. It introduces your resume, and it allows you the opportunity to ask for an interview. Even though you have completed writing the cover letter, you are […]

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Ending the Interview

At the end of the interview, you’ll want to make certain that you will be remembered. State your interest in the position, and summarize how you would be a “good match” for this position.  Do this by summarizing your top three skills, based on the skills the interviewer seems to place in high value. Be […]

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