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Should You Accept a “Dry” Promotion?

For most organizations, one of the largest sources of expense is related to labor costs. Companies are constantly trying to figure out how to get more productivity from fewer labor resources. A relatively new phenomenon is the concept of the “dry” promotion. This type...

Warming Up Your “Cold Feet”

With the winters we have here in Western New York, we are all familiar with having “cold feet”. The subject of today’s Job Search Tips, however, is not that physical malady we feel after walking in the snow. We will instead focus on the “cold feet” being when a person...

Actively Managing Your Career

It wasn’t that long ago that a worker generally stayed with one company their entire lifetime. Their career progression generally consisted of patiently waiting for senior leadership to identify them for an internal promotion. Today’s world has changed, and a savvy...

Evaluating a Career in Home Healthcare

You may have seen the advertisements in WNYJOBS.com for Home Healthcare professionals and wondered if this career is right for you. Whether you are currently in the healthcare field or someone who is thinking about joining, it takes a special person to do this type of...

Promoting Your Own Career

If you are like most, you probably find it uncomfortable talking about yourself and any achievements that have occurred. The reality is that a very important career skill that a person can have is the ability to self-promote themselves while not appearing to brag....

Landing a Skilled Trade Position

Over the years in this column we have reviewed many professional-level positions and the job search techniques needed to land those jobs. One of the areas not discussed as often are the Skilled Trades. These positions require unique skills and are considered among the...

A Career in the Skilled Trades

There are many positions that can be filed under the umbrella of the skilled trades. Among the positions are those in automotive, manufacturing (ex. a machinist), HVAC, building trades, and welding. These types of positions can also be referred to as “blue collar”,...

Benefits to Staying with a Company Long-Term

The subject of this week’s article will be a bit different than most that have been written. Typically, the focus of our column is slanted towards those individuals who are either trying to decide whether to seek new employment, or are in the job search process. This...

Take Advantage When in the Office

There has been so much written and discussed, over the last few years, regarding the benefits of remote working, especially when it is done from home. There is no denying that there is an opportunity to improve work-life-balance while saving money on incidentals such...

Culture Fit is Critical

Job Seekers focus on a number of items when evaluating opportunities during his/her job search. It is easy to focus on the most obvious tangible items such as pay, benefits, schedule, and commute. Some Job Seekers will even take their evaluation a step further, by...

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