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How to Use LinkedIn Groups to Land Your Next Job

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When you are looking for your next IT opportunity, you do need to visit all the relevant job search websites, such as Dice, CareerBuilder and Indeed.  While these sites all provides viable job posts, using them exclusively is akin to throwing spaghetti against a wall.  You are simply throwing your resume at the site and… Read more »

Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce (SBIEC) Award

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Job Store receives 2013 Colorado Excellence Award October 7th 2013 – Job Store Staffing has been selected for the 2013 Colorado Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce (SBIEC). Each year the SBIEC conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable… Read more »

Using LinkedIn to Screen Top Talent

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Can a candidate’s profile on LinkedIn be effectively utilized to screen top talent?  That question is being asked by hiring managers all over the country, and the answer is definitely “yes”. Facebook and Twitter have always played a minor role in the search and screening process; most recruiters do check a candidate’s Facebook profile and… Read more »

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 »