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. With an unemployment rate of around 3.2% in Eastern Iowa1, you know you’ll be competing with other employers for candidate eyeballs, 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.
When searching for a new job, updating your resume can seem like a big task. Between summarizing your previous experience down to a few sentences and trying to squeeze everything onto one page, there’s a lot to consider. However, it's best to make sure the basics are covered: Make sure it's up to date with current contact info (and if your old email looks funky, get a new one) No typos, please. Use spell-check, grammar check and your Mom to proof-read it. Update your resume for your career stage.
We've updated our take on career fairs. You know, the thing some hiring pros think are a waste of time? Here at Corridor Careers, our team still feel that job fairs are a valuable way for job seekers and hiring professionals to interact - especially if the job seeker does some prep-work first. Whether you're actively seeking employment or just starting to think about switching jobs, time spent at a local career fair can be worth it. Check out our upcoming career fair in Cedar Rapids October 12th, 2017.