Val Matta

October 15, 2018

How to Take Advantage of Low Unemployment as a Job Seeker

It’s an exciting time to be a job seeker. The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found the unemployment rate stands at just 3.9 […]
October 1, 2018

3 Steps to Determining if a Job Seeker Is Truly Interested in Their Career

As a career counselor, there’s nothing better than seeing one of your job seekers find a job in a field that excites them. After helping them […]
September 17, 2018

4 Things to Consider Before Switching College Majors

Within three years of initial enrollment, about 30 percent of undergraduates in associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs who declared a major had changed it at least […]
September 3, 2018

Facing Unemployment: Managing a Full-Time Job Search With a Full-Time Career

Search for the perfect job, write application materials, attach resume, network, and repeat. The job search process is long and tedious. To do it well, one […]
August 20, 2018

3 Pieces of Career Advice to Turn Students Into Self-Marketers

Recruiters don’t type keywords into a job search engine and cross their fingers hoping top candidates pop up. In today’s recruiting world, social media, effective job […]
August 6, 2018

Ladies, Your Letter of Recommendation Is Hurting Your Job Search

More bad news for female job seekers: even letters of recommendation are biased against you. New research published in the Journal of Business and Psychology found […]
July 23, 2018

Social Media 101: How Career Counselors Can Better Reach Students

There’s no denying the powerful part social media plays in young people’s lives. For the majority of college students, these platforms are their main source of […]
July 9, 2018

Generation Z: How to Show Older Employees There’s Nothing to Fear

When millennials entered the workforce, they rocked the foundations of most organizations. The generation was so unlike those before that it took leaders and HR professionals […]
June 25, 2018
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What Every College Graduate Needs to Know to Get a Job

Congratulations! You’ve graduated. While you deserve to celebrate your accomplishment, it’s also time to face the fact that you still haven’t landed a job. Don’t worry, […]
June 11, 2018

How to Get Job Seekers on Board with Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence often gets a bad rap. Employees worry that this technology will one day replace them in the workplace. Customers are underwhelmed by the service […]
May 28, 2018
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The Do’s and Don’ts to a Great Summer Paid Time Off Policy

Travel to the beach. Attend family reunion barbeques. Go camping in the mountains. Chain yourself to your desk at work. When you think of summertime, one […]
May 14, 2018
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Struggling to Find Clients The Perfect Job? 5 Quick Tips to Help

Success is measured in various ways, and for many people, the greatest achievement is landing a perfect career. The job market is wide-open, so it’s no […]