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Stock Traders Conducting Interview

Stock Traders Conducting Interview

If the job you’re interviewing for requires skills in bookkeeping, accounts payable and corporate communications, it is best not to list one of these as a weakness.

May 25, 2014 3:12 pm

Indiana University Northwest to host career fair

GARY | Looking for work?

March 18, 2014 1:30 pm
Job seekers flock to Times job fair

Job seekers flock to Times job fair

MERRILLVILLE| Valparaiso resident Michael Rider worked for the fire protection equipment company McDaniel Fire Systems for 33 years until the company suddenly shut down in October.

June 26, 2013 1:32 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Porter County needs to hire HR pro

The Porter County Council's quest to hire a budget and finance specialist is misguided. If the council is looking to add to the payroll, though, there's a more pressing need.

March 14, 2013 12:00 am
Confident job seekers aplenty at Times job fair

Confident job seekers aplenty at Times job fair

GARY | Despite being laid off from his job last year, Alex Chirambo, of Portage, said Friday he is confident he will be able to find work soon.

June 08, 2012 5:00 pm Related

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The Times to host diversity symposium, job fair

The Times Media Co. will again host a full-day event in Northwest Indiana focused on workforce diversity on June 8.

June 02, 2012 10:30 am

Preemptive bargaining

Q: I'm employed in a privately held traffic engineering firm in Dallas. The owner was chairman, became chairman emeritus and has appointed his wife as chairman. His son is the chief marketing officer. His other son just graduated from engineering school and has no job. I'm the last hired. Wi…

August 21, 2011 12:00 am

Not just another statistic

Q: Employers seem to think that your skills aren't current and that something must be wrong with you if you've been out of full-time work for six months or more. How should I approach these problems?

August 14, 2011 12:00 am
Job candidates need to persevere through job rejections

Job candidates need to persevere through job rejections

While the economy has improved, the job market still is tilted in favor of companies. There are many more job candidates than there are job offerings.

August 07, 2011 12:00 am

Don't waste time; keep it moving

Q: On the day of a scheduled interview, I received a voice message that it was canceled because of budget changes. I contacted human resources two and three weeks later. The first time a rep said, "The position still has not been filled"; the second, "The position has been filled."

August 07, 2011 12:00 am
Services to Help Your Business

Services to Help Your Business

Each year millions of Americans receive career guidance, job placement, and business services from our nation's One Stop Career Centers. Here in Indiana those are known as WorkOne.

July 31, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Challenging job hunts for moms

Q: I'm at home with an 18-month-old toddler. We can't afford babysitters. My husband works 60-plus hours a week and is largely unavailable to help without risking his job. I find it very difficult to get out to network, use social media to get in front of multiple audiences multiple times an…

July 31, 2011 12:00 am

Digging up connections for the job search

Q: The anonymous hiring manager is hurting my job hunt. Since most positions are posted online and you're required to submit a resume and fill out applications online, it's difficult, if not impossible, to follow up. No name is posted along with the job description and rarely is a phone numb…

July 24, 2011 12:00 am

The art of selling yourself

Q: I'm an apparel designer who hasn't found full-time employment for more than three years, although I've freelanced. I'm middle-aged (41), black and overweight.

July 17, 2011 12:00 am

Focus on connections

Q: I live in a highly competitive market, where there seems to be an endless supply of top-rated talent competing for good jobs. My background is in finance and real estate. I'm finding that if you don't have the exact experience for the position you're applying for, you aren't even considered.

July 10, 2011 12:00 am

Standing on your feet, financially

Q: I'm 53, and I was a trailing spouse. While raising our four children, I often took positions within my degree field, accounting/finance, to increase our income and help make ends meet but was never able to stay at a job long, even though I was always considered a valued employee.

July 03, 2011 12:00 am

The Art of Freelancing

Q: I'm a writer with 20 years of experience varying from freelance to full-time gigs. When I look for a job, people immediately see "freelance" and roll their eyes.

June 19, 2011 12:00 am

Fame or fortune?

Q: I write marketing/technical material and books. After more than five years of self-employment, I'd like to merge back into corporate life. I have degrees and have been in management. In my self-employed setting, I have been on television and was interviewed on radio three times. I've also…

June 11, 2011 12:00 am
Competition for jobs is fierce these days.  Why not get a leg up?

Competition for jobs is fierce these days. Why not get a leg up?

Competition for jobs is fierce these days. Why not get a leg up?

June 05, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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The Times to host diversity symposium, job fair

The Times Media Co. will again host Northwest Indiana's only full-day event focused on work force diversity on June 15.

June 05, 2011 12:00 am
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