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Job Search Seminar

January 8, 2015 by

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Looking for help to jump start your job search this year? The Plano Public Libraries have tips and resources available to you! Come to Harrington Public Library, 1501 18th St. in Plano on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 10am-12pm to get tips on creating your resume and preparing for a successful interview. Learn about our online Job Center that can help you research businesses, find a job online, improve your e-skills, and more!



New Year, New Job?

January 4, 2015 by

Companies are hiring, and in some fields the number of open jobs exceeds the number of qualified or available workers—big opportunities for someone willing to switch careers or acquire new skills.

The Wall Street Journal predicts a happier year for job hunters in 2015.  Companies are hiring and in some fields job opportunities outnumber applicants.  And there are some new tech-savvy ways to capitalize on the improving outlook, particularly if you have a job already, don’t want your employer to know you are looking, and are squeezed on time.  “Let the job find you” is the advice.

There are several new apps which pull info from your LinkedIn file (you all have one, right?).  These apps use your information combined with questionnaires and algorithms to match workers with companies.  When a company is interested in what they see, the app notifies you.  Some of these apps work like the online dating app Tinder.  The worker remains anonymous and can swipe different job choices, right if interested, left if not.   Only when both the worker and company indicate mutual interest does the app then reveal the worker’s name and contact info.

Switch, Jobr, Poachable, and Poacht are some of the apps mentioned in the article, entitled New Year, New Job?  Read This First.

Good luck in 2015!