Monthly Archives: July 2015

Monthly Archives: July 2015

29/07

The Most (and Least) Meaningful Jobs of 2015

More and more, employees want to work in jobs that make the world a better place. Employees feel no jobs do that more than working as a clergy, as a post-secondary English teacher, as a director of religious activities, and as a surgeon, according to new research from PayScale, a provider of on-demand compensation data…
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28/07

Find your career direction

Dazed and confused about where you’re headed? You should be! Many students moving onto a post-secondary path have chosen wrongly and will graduate not knowing what they want to do. Others will major in tracks not relevant to their career path. “The most important concept for students to keep in mind is we can’t be…
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26/07

15 Tips for Improving Your Skills Interviewing Job Candidates

There have been a tremendous number of articles written for job seekers about how to do well in an interview -- appropriate dress, conducting background research on the company, questions to ask the interviewer, etc. -- but an interview is a two-way conversation. A skilled interviewer who makes the candidate comfortable will gain valuable information about the…
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22/07

Oregon’s job market is improving — but more people are leaving the labor pool

Nearly 40 percent of Oregon adults neither work nor look for jobs. They are students, retirees, stay-at-home parents and discouraged workers. And they represent a historic share of the adult population, according to a report released Tuesday by the Oregon Employment Department. The state's labor force participation rate dropped from 60.6 percent to 60.3 percent…
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