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Colorado Small Business Sees Growth

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From one Colorado small business to our clients, many of whom are small businesses, we thought you may be interested in the small business outlook lately. Employment by Colorado small businesses rose in August at a modest 0.06% over July. The gain in small-business employment in Colorado followed July’s net 0.02 % rise, no change in… Read more »

Improved Veteran Hiring

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In late August, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) – in an effort to improve initiatives aimed toward hiring veterans and individuals with disabilities – announced a “Final Rule” that makes changes to the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 This… Read more »

4 Ways to Make your Resume Get a Second Look

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To have a recruiter give your résumé a second look, you need to make it compelling and persuasive.  This means that you will need to create it with the intent to persuade.  Remember, you want to induce the hiring manager / recruiter to call you in for an interview. If you write with that goal… Read more »

Creating a Career Development Plan – How- To’s

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If you’re pondering how to get where you want to be – career-wise- you need a career development plan.  Many people do not put this plan together because it requires some thinking and some self-analysis. So, to make this process as easy and painless as possible, follow these three steps: Step 1: Figure Out Your Goal… Read more »

2013 Colorado Job Growth Forecast

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As a Colorado based company, we are happy to see continued growth in our state. Colorado continues to add a variety of jobs in 2013 across all business sectors, following an extremely positive years in 2011 and 2012.  In December, a forecast conducted by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business called for… Read more »

Ways to Build Your Reputation Online

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We have all seen them – those social media stars who have a huge number of fans/followers.  They are influential, authentic, consistent, engaging and create useful content; their online reputation is stellar.  When they tweet or post, people listen – and respond.  They are seen as the “go-to” experts in their field. They have successfully… Read more »

How to Tell Your LinkedIn Job Search is Working

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It’s easy to invest a lot of time and effort into online networking.  Literally hours of your day can be spent trolling through LinkedIn for contacts and fine-tuning your profile. But, like everything life, this time spent comes with a cost.  Is the time you are spending on LinkedIn worth it?  How can you tell if… Read more »

Engage Your Colorado Workforce and Improve Productivity

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According to a study by Towers Watson, it is likely that only about 35% of your employees are highly engaged in their work roles.  Twenty two percent feel unsupported by management, and 43% were either disengaged or fully detached from their company and/or job. However, employee engagement is of paramount importance a company’s success. Towers… Read more »

Colorado Politics: Denver Leaders Pushing For Job Growth

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Denver is growing!  It is not only Denver that is primed for growth, but all of the municipalities that make up the Denver metropolitan area.  In January of this year, local mayors met up and decided on some key areas they planned to focus on in 2013. These ranged from economic development initiatives that can… Read more »