West Michigan Post

Make a Great First Impression at In-Person Job Fairs It’s no secret that employers are hiring right now. And this means in-person job fairs are popping up all over. Hiring events are great opportunities to get in front of a hiring manager and make a lasting impression. If it’s been ...
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Details are the Key to Answering Behavioral Interview Questions During a job interview, employers ask different types of questions to determine if you have the knowledge and skills needed for their open position. Behavioral questions are often used by interviewers to gain helpful information about candidates.  A behavioral interview asks questions about how you have handled situations in the workplace. It is a good way to evaluate certain skills, including time management, adaptability, overcoming challenges, communication styles, conflict ...
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Community Colleges Provide the Skills Needed for High-Demand Careers Community colleges offer many short-term training programs that can lead to a stable career in a high-demand industry. Working in one of our region’s high-demand industries (agribusiness, construction, health care, information technology, manufacturing) can mean high growth potential, job security and higher wages.   ...
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West Michigan's Job Market is HOT! It’s summertime, and it’s not just the weather that’s hot—so is the job market! West Michigan employers need to fill jobs now, and they are offering some great perks to attract talent.   COVID has changed how companies recruit, hire, and retain staff. Job seekers can expect to participate ...
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Show Your Value as an Experienced Worker Age discrimination is something many people will deal with at some point while looking for employment. Age discrimination affects both the young and old, but one age bracket is being hit the hardest now — the experienced worker (40+ years old).  “Job search ...
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Discover the Leader in You! Leadership ability is one of the top soft skills that employers want in their staff (soft skills are non-technical skills that allow you to succeed in the workplace). Even if you aren’t applying for a management level position, a proven ability to lead is appealing to hiring managers. To build your leadership skills, you must ...
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Ace Your Phone Screen You applied for a job and the employer now wants to schedule a phone screen or a “short phone call.” That’s great news! But what is a phone screen? Is it an interview? How long will it be?   A phone screening is not the same as an interview. It’s a short conversation, ...
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There's an App for That: Free Training for Job Seekers West Michigan Works! and partners, Michigan Works! Southwest and Michigan Works! Berrien-Cass-Van Buren, have been selected to participate in a national initiative, The Future of Work Grand Challenge. The goal of The Future of Work is to help put more ...
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Three Tips to Make Your Cover Letter Stand Out With today’s online and automated application processes, you might think that a cover letter is no longer necessary. However, a strong cover letter may be even more important in this digital world. Use your cover letter as a tool to help you stand out from applicants who don’t submit ...
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