Tips To Maintain Job Skills While Unemployed

Work hiatuses happen for a number of reasons during a career, but how do you keep your skills up-to-date when you’re on a break? Whether you’re a stay at home parent or have been laid off, there are tips and tricks to maintain job skills while unemployed.

Tips to maintain job skills while unemployed

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Updating Your Digital Presence to Include Work Experience

It wasn’t too long ago that all you needed to worry about was how you looked on a resume and in an interview, but now with technology expanding quickly, more and more thought needs to be put into your digital presence and how you showcase yourself online.

Adecco recently did an article on how to present yourself online and what needs to be included to show off your talents/ backup your resume.

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Getting Your Resume Noticed By Applicant Tracking Systems

Applying for a job can be really nerve wracking, and when you don’t hear back it can be even harder to handle. When you’re on the job hunt, sending resumes out is a must but when you don’t hear anything back it can be a real blow to self-confidence.

According to The Wall Street Job Report, recruiters say we’re sending out too many resumes. Some HR professionals receive over a thousand resumes for one posting so they’ve turned to applicant tracking systems, a way to help filter resumes electronically. To land an interview, use these helpful tips for an ATS friendly resume.

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Hiring a Veteran Could Be Your Best Business Move

Hiring a veteran makes so much sense. These professionals have all the qualified skills, training, education, and leadership but there is a disconnect with hiring managers.

According to armytimes.com, post 9/11 vet unemployment jumped to 9.2 percent, matching the highest monthly record this year. As a  whole, there are over 600,000 veterans who are unemployed.The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the unemployment rate for the country was at 6.2 percent as the nation added over 200,000 jobs in July. What does that say about out vets? There’s a disconnect with HR managers and these professionals, and it goes both ways. HR managers don’t know how to recruit veterans while veterans transition into civilian life without being prepared for those companies.

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92% of candidates are willing to move for the right job…and other staffing headlines for 8/11 to 8/15

 

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68% of candidates say they will accept less money…and other staffing headlines for 8/4 to 8/8

 

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Why STEM grads aren’t using their degrees…and other staffing headlines for 7/28 to 8/1

 

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Pinball parties, souped-up referral programs and paid internships are helping companies win the “war on talent…” and other staffing headlines for 7/21 to 7/25

 

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Employee tenure trends that will surprise you…and other staffing headlines for 7/14 to 7/18

 

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Is “job sharing” the solution…and other staffing headlines for 7/7 to 7/11

 

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