The Reasons to Hire YOU as a Firefighter

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The Reasons to Hire YOU as a Firefighter

Posted on July 14th, by Bob Atlas in on the job. No Comments

This is a noble goal to have and an exciting journey that you will remember for the rest of your life. If you have not totally embraced this fact yet, you will, as soon as you make the total commitment to the ultimate goal of becoming a professional firefighter. After many years of observing entry-level … Read More »


How to turn a ‘NO’ into a ‘Yes’!

Posted on July 14th, by Oscar Pearson in on the job. No Comments

The only way to get anybody to do anything is by making them want to do it.

It’s as simple as that. Of course, it’s entirely possible to intimidate, threaten or plead; but to what avail? One might reach his intended (if diluted) result, yet in doing so will have sacrificed his dignity and will heedlessly … Read More »


Drug Use: How Can Alcohol and Drugs Destroy Your Career Silently

Posted on July 14th, by Saint Jude Retreats in on the job. No Comments

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD), “24% of workers report drinking during the workday at least once in the past year.” The costs of alcohol use to the US economy annually top $223.5 billion dollars or $746 for every man, woman, and child. The cost of illicit drug use … Read More »


10 Things That Must Be Said in Every Job Interview

Posted on July 11th, by Mark Babbitt in networking/interviewing. No Comments

While a lot advice will tell you what not to say in a job interview (don’t badmouth your boss, don’t ask about salary in the first five minutes, etc.), there isn’t much advice on what you really should say during those precious 45 minutes. What can you say to a recruiter so that when you … Read More »


Video Conferencing for Job Interviews

Posted on July 11th, by Erin Kennedy in networking/interviewing. No Comments

The use of video conferencing for job interviews is not going to stop. It’s an efficient way to screen applicants for the first round of interviews, and the technology is there to make it happen from your laptop or smartphone, so you should be ready for this to happen sometime soon.

Everything makes a difference when … Read More »


What does your resume say about you?

Posted on July 10th, by Pete Radloff in networking/interviewing. No Comments

I get to look through a lot of resumes in my line of work. I know, I know, you are jealous. Who wouldn’t want to look through thousands of resumes every day? Especially when they are filled with people who are qualified, or those who couldn’t hold a job for more than 6 seconds (they … Read More »


The Interview: Practice Prepare Repeat

Posted on July 10th, by David Unmacht in networking/interviewing. No Comments

My career spans three decades in local government with wide-ranging administrative experiences in small cities, large counties and now with five years of private sector experience working in public sector recruitment, strategic planning and organizational management. My current position offers me unique opportunities to work with public agencies as small as 1,000 and as large … Read More »


Resume Silence: Why Am I Not Hearing Back From Anyone?

Posted on July 9th, by Mike Bruni in resumes/cover letters. No Comments

Do you find yourself saying this?  Do you send out multiple resumes and applications only to receive back, via email, an automated response saying, “Thank You for your interest in yadayadayada……”?  Do you feel like your resume goes into the infamous “Black Hole”???   Of course you do.

Unfortunately it’s the nature of the job seeking market … Read More »


Resume Spelling and Grammar Mistakes

Posted on July 9th, by Gavin Redelman in networking/interviewing. No Comments

It’s common knowledge that spelling and grammar mistakes can be extremely damaging to your resume’s chances of landing you a job interview. Everyone needs to be aware of this fact, and this is why they are constantly reminded to check and then recheck their resumes.

So then why are these mistakes found in so many resumes? … Read More »


Resume Achievements: Don’t Leave Them Out

Posted on July 9th, by Juliana Weiss-Roessler in resumes/cover letters. No Comments

One of the best ways to show a potential employer that you will exceed their expectations is to share examples of how you went above and beyond in your previous positions.

This is something many people forget to do when writing their resumes. They simply list the duties they fulfilled in a particular position, and even … Read More »