Val Matta

December 10, 2018

How to Keep Jobs Seekers Focused During the Holidays

You see it every year. Students are right on track with their job search, but then they go home for the holidays. They’re torn between family […]
November 26, 2018

Breaking Into a Competitive Industry: What Job Seekers Need to Know

Healthcare. Technology. Startups, in general. There are some industries where the competition to be the top company is insanely high. These organizations move at an exciting […]
November 12, 2018
hiring trends

3 Hiring Trends that Prove It’s a Great Time to Be a Job Seeker

Every year, the hiring process evolves. Organizations prioritize finding different traits and skills in candidates. There are new technologies that job seekers need to be familiar […]
October 29, 2018
employee retention

3 Ways to Improve Employee Retention in the Age of Passive Job Seekers

Let’s be honest: this is not a good time for employee retention. In fact, a report from the Labor Department found that 3.3 million people willingly […]
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 […]