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Updated: Entry Level Job Fair in Iowa City – September 12, 2017

Corridor Careers is happy to share about an upcoming job fair by our friends at the City of Iowa City. Our team will be there to help get job seekers signed up for job alerts from Corridor Careers and offer tips on resumes, trends in the job market and job categories. Unemployed or underemployed? One way is to test the job market by meeting hiring managers face to face without the commitment of an application. Not sure if you have the qualifications you need?

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Updated: Average Wages: What Could I Be Making? – Iowa Edition

If you read the headlines, you know wages are flat. While unemployment is low, employers may not be using higher wages as incentives to bring on new employees. And you could look at that number positively if you understand that wages, while not growing dramatically, are not going down. Most people wish they could make more money, but aren't ready to have the conversation with their employer about why they deserve more. This occasionally leads to employee turnover as employees seek greener pastures. What Does "Median Salary" Even Mean?

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Updated: Career Fairs Are Worth It. Benefits of Attending a Local Job Fair

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.

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Updated: 4 Things To Do Before You Apply for a Job

According to Gallup, roughly half (51%) of employees are actively looking for a new job or watching for job openings—and there are plenty of jobs to be had in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Whether you’re employed and testing the waters or unemployed and looking more actively, here are a few steps you can take before you apply for a job.  Get ready to dive in to your next job search with both feet. Evaluate Your Career Goals Are you looking to move up into management, or an executive position?

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