Job Tips

Tips for Filling Out Online Job Applications

Filling out job applications can be a long process and seem never-ending when you are going through your job search.  Each application may ask the same questions but it is important to tailor your answer to the job you are applying for. Remember these tips to make your online job application process go smoothly. 1. Fill out the entire job application Don’t let your application be skipped over because you chose to only fill out part of the job application.

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How to Get the Most Out of a Career Fair

Career Fair October 25th, 2018 Cedar Rapids Marriott - 3:30-6:30 pm Corridor Career Fair

Plenty of people think career fairs are a thing of the past in the digital age. Don’t believe them. Career fairs can be a treasure chest of opportunity if you know how to work them. We decided to break it down into 4-areas:  Research, Planning, The Day Of and Follow-up. Research Employers One of the best uses of your time before heading to a career fair is to learn about the companies that will be there. Even if you’re sure you don’t want to work for some of them, do your homework anyway.

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Let’s Talk about Money

dude looking at wall of money with question marks

In a recent survey with Iowa job seekers, we heard a common theme: "We wish employers would post salary information in job listings." "It's frustrating to not be able to see how much a position pays before applying for a job." Why don't all employers post their salaries? Sometimes sharing a salary puts employers in a bind due to the fact that salary is only one component of wages. Benefits and what is known as 'Total Compensation' are what employees cost their employer, not just that number on the paycheck.

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Lessons in moving and relocation

Cedar Rapids Boomerang - Relocating to Cedar Rapids

After bouncing around a few different cities in the Midwest over the last couple years, I made the challenging, yet right decision to move back to my hometown of Cedar Rapids in January of 2018.  Most recently I had been in Chicago, and while Chicago offered much in the way of dining, nightlife, and entertainment that the Corridor may not, ultimately the lifestyle, traffic, and living expenses were too much for me to justify hanging around.

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Hiring is hard. We make it easy.

Corridor traffic on 380 - hiring in the corridor

Hiring is hard.  With an unemployment rate of around 2.7% in Eastern Iowa1, you know you’ll be competing with other employers for candidate attention, let alone finalizing the job offer and attracting top talent.  And with so many points of entry for candidates to conduct their job search, posting your job online can feel like trying to hit a moving target.

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