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John F. O'Hara
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4 Tips for Millennial Job Seekers

March 4, 2016 12:09 am

Unemployment claims have remained consistently low, signaling a robust recovery in the job market. This trend is encouraging, particularly for millennials who bore the brunt of the recession—but with employment on the upswing, they now face competition for the best roles, says Kyle Kensing, online content editor of CareerCast.com.

“As the unemployment rate drops and more people find jobs, there is still competition for the best positions,” Kensing explains. “Even with a rosier employment outlook, applicants need to be prepared for job market competition, particularly for the high-paying positions with a positive outlook that everyone wants.”

Kensing offers job-seeking millennials the following tips:

1. Network – The most common source for new hires is employee referrals. Professional groups and industry meet-ups are ideal for networking, but don’t neglect other outlets for connectivity, like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and even Snapchat. Twitter's hash-tagged chats, for example, are a simple way to “get your foot in the door” with like-minded professionals.

2. Go Outside the Norm – A graphical resume can grab a prospective employer's attention aesthetically and demonstrate your skills and experience.  A personal website functioning as a resume can also give hirers an example of your abilities.

3. Know Your Worth – Research what comparably-skilled employees make at your experience level and in your region. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, PayScale.com and job postings, such as those on CareerCast.com, can assist you in your search.

4. Stay Positive – Attitude still goes a long way in the job search. You may be looking to leave one employer for another, but focus on the positives of your current and past employers when interviewing for new positions.

Source: CareerCast.com

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A Step-by-Step Moving Checklist

March 4, 2016 12:09 am

Made the decision to move? Congratulations! You’re one step closer to living in the home of your dreams. Make your move go as smoothly as possible by following this checklist, mapped out in timeline format by the experts at Roadway Moving.

60 Days Before You Move…

• Start strategically planning your move, step-by-step, to alleviate the stress of last-minute packing and planning.

• Think about holding a garage sale before your move to help reduce the amount of stuff you bring into your new home.

30 Days Before You Move…

• Check-in with your mover regarding details for move-in day.

• Confirm with your moving company that they will be able to connect or disconnect cable, Internet, electric and any additional services you're using.

• Begin packing and develop an unpacking plan for move-in day.

2 Weeks Before You Move…

• Clear out any rooms in your house that haven't been emptied yet.

• Collect all of your most valuable belongings, such as jewelry, and keep them separate from the rest of your packed items.

On Move-In Day…

• Compile a list of items you’ll need for your first night in your new home, such as bottled water, snacks, towels and toilet paper.

• Take inventory of all boxes that were picked up and delivered to your new home, making sure everything is there before the movers leave.

Source: Roadway Moving

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