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Careers and Coffee #10: Combining Your Skills and Personality to Find a Job

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In this episode of Careers and Coffee, Liz and Dan discuss how to use your skills, personality tendencies, and passions to find a job that is going to suit you.  We published a worksheet during Career Week back in March which you can find here. Liz shows the Future Ready Iowa Career Assessment which is a great resource for job seekers. The book Dan mentions at the beginning is No More Dreaded Mondays by Dan Miller. Check out this TEDx talk by Adam Leipzig, How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes on YouTube.

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How to compete for top hires

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What's really going on with recruiting in Eastern Iowa? It's hard to say. The Gazette has been following reports of increasing numbers and previously unreported numbers of Iowans seeking jobless benefits. What we do know is that Iowa Workforce Development will stop issuing the additional Federal Pandemic benefits June 12. So after that, things should be gravy, right? How can companies really compete for top hires? Hiring in our market has always been complex due to our low population - most working-age adults are working. And since we aren't growing in population, we have to work with what we can get.

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Careers and Coffee #9: Job Opportunities Trending in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City

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This week we wanted to touch base on the massive amount of job opportunities in our area as we hit Summer 2021.  Liz gives some good insight into career path and a good strategy for creating transferable skills between jobs.   Dan Holterhaus 0:01 Good morning, Liz. How are you? Liz Kennedy 0:03 Morning, Dan? Dan Holterhaus 0:05 Hey, we made it to June 1, Tuesday, June 1 today. What do you think? Liz Kennedy 0:09 Yeah. 2021? It's come at us. June 1 here.

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Careers and Coffee #8: Questions to ask during an interview

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In this episode of Careers & Coffee, Liz and Dan discuss topics such as questions to ask an employer during an interview, when to talk about salary, and what if you don't have any questions?   Full Transcript Dan Holterhaus 0:01 Morning, Liz, Liz Kennedy 0:02 morning careers and coffee. Dan Holterhaus 0:05 Number eight. I got some coffee going. Liz Kennedy 0:08 I have a smoothie. But creason smoothie sounds weird. Dan Holterhaus 0:17 I'll be only on coffee during our careers and coffee chat.

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