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Once maligned by employers, job-hopping, has become the norm, and perhaps even the expectation, for a generation who shrugs it off as no big deal. Results of a recent national survey of millennials by RecruitiFi, indicated that 86% would have no problem leaving a position for another that seemed to be more aligned with their interests or …

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As colleges and universities across the country attempt to compete for the billions of U.S dollars provided by the post-9/11 GI Bill, many are declaring themselves “veteran friendly” with programs, classes, and centers aimed at attracting veterans to their campus. According to the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics, approximately 4 percent of undergraduate students in the country are veterans, …

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As one of the founding member-companies of the 100,00 Jobs Mission, JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leader in the effort to connect veterans with jobs. In 2011, the country’s largest bank joined forces with ten other companies to form a coalition of employers dedicated to hiring 100,000 vets by the year 2020. Since then, the …

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If you are a veteran trying to acclimate to civilian life and find employment, this post is for you.  We appreciate the sacrifices you have made in service to this country!  Thank you.

Over the last several years, the federal government and the private sector have come together to address veteran’s unemployment. Many new online tools and resources have made …

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Sometimes we are our own worst enemy.

Even when it concerns things we know are in our own best interest, we ignore or procrastinate doing them because it’s just plain easier.

Searching for a job can be soul crushing stuff, especially when you hit one of the inevitable dry spells, where you are getting zero calls from employers. These …

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Where have all the workers gone? As we approach the federal holiday established 121 years ago by President Grover Cleveland, it is a question worth asking. Labor Day is meant to recognize the social and economic achievements of the American worker, but given the shrinking labor participation rates, how many will feel like celebrating?

The labor participation rate, which measures the …

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“I’ve been on several interviews, and I haven’t landed a job yet. What’s going on?”

As much as an accomplishment as it is, and despite the fact we should feel good to be securing interviews, if they don’t lead to an offer, our self-esteem can take a big hit.

There are any number of reasons why you may not receive …

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For the long-term unemployed, remaining upbeat in the job search can seem like a super human feat. Five years after the Great Recession ended, the number of long-term unemployed still make up a larger share (25.8 percent of unemployed persons as of June 2015) of unemployment than during the recovery period after any previous recession.

Long-Term Unemployment Statistics

According …

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In an attempt to highlight the efforts and positive strides being made by the private sector to reduce veteran unemployment, this post is the first in a series dedicated to shining a spotlight on companies who have made a commitment to supporting veterans and their families.

Starbucks Military Family Stores

Starbucks has long prided itself as being a hub in each community …

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Have traditional job fairs become obsolete?

Ask most people when they last printed paper copies of their resume and waited in line to hand it to a person at career fair, and it may take a while before they remember. With recruiters now sourcing candidates through social media and online applications, and the rise of virtual career fairs, it can be easy …

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