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Val Matta
Val Matta is the vice president of business development at CareerShift, a comprehensive job hunting and career management solution for corporations seeking to offer outplacement assistance to former employees that gives job seekers complete control over their job search. Connect with Val and CareerShift on LinkedIn.

Entries by Val Matta

This Is How To Prepare Generation Z For The Job Market

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2016 | 5:01 PM

Generation Z is now entering college, which means it's time to start preparing them for what they'll face in the job market. They were born into a world of smartphones and advanced technology, which has informed their perspective in a unique way, that introduces a lot of interesting considerations for...

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This is Why You're a Negative Nancy and Didn't Know It

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2016 | 12:10 PM

We've all worked with a Negative Nancy. She walks in the front door and happiness runs out the back. Everyone dreads having to collaborate with a Negative Nancy because that work attitude is so terrible. And you'd rather skip lunch than have to sit next to Nancy in the breakroom,...

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How to Improve the Quality of Your Resume Tips

(0) Comments | Posted March 1, 2016 | 11:32 AM

As a career advisor, job seekers turn to you for resume tips that will help them stand out to employers. The challenge comes in staying ahead of the resume trends so your advice isn't the same thing every other young professional is being told. That'll just lead to your job...

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Right Now This Is the No. 1 Priority for Job Seekers

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 5:31 PM

Game rooms and sleeping pods don't top the priority list for job seekers anymore. New talent just about to enter the workforce desires something beyond all the fancy perks and creative passion, reveals new research released in March by Adecco Staffing USA.

For 70 percent of students,...

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How to Be an Indispensable Force in the Workplace

(1) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 2:59 PM

In 2014 Mike Rowe, Dirty Jobs host and founder of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, shared some valuable career advice with a fan via Facebook. The fan was concerned with finding the "right" career, and Rowe gave the sort of advice that anyone can learn from. "Stop looking...

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Work-Life Balance: How to Deliver What Your Employees Want

(3) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 5:19 PM

You might think employees are getting the work-life balance they need, but a new study shows that's not the case.

There was a major disconnect between employer and employee perspectives of work-life balance revealed in the results of a Workplace Trends survey. The survey, released this month, was...

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The New Year's Guide to Improving Your Job Search

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 4:51 PM

The celebration of a new year is one of the most widely recognized holidays across various cultures worldwide. Although the traditions vary, and the holiday is celebrated at different times throughout the year, most celebrations acknowledge the new year as a time to reflect on the past and welcome the...

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Why Students Must Use Online Job Search Courses and Tools

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 8:38 AM

Are your students feeling lost in their job search?

According to the AfterCollege Career Insights survey, 83 percent of college seniors don't have a job lined up before graduation. Although 35 percent of Millennials are more optimistic about their job search, they're still struggling to...

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3 Benefits of Continuous Recruitment

(1) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 3:18 PM

If your company doesn't have any open positions, what's the point of recruiting?

It's a question worth considering, and most companies seem to agree with the sentiment: there is no point in recruiting when there aren't any open positions. In fact, a recent study by CareerBuilder found only...

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Beziehungstipps für den Ex-Arbeitgeber

(0) Comments | Posted September 7, 2014 | 10:05 AM

Denken Sie darüber nach, in Ihren alten Job zurückzukehren? Da sind Sie nicht der Einzige.

Die Zahl der Arbeitnehmer, die zu ihren alten Arbeitgebern zurückkehren, ist in den letzten Jahren stark gestiegen. Einer Studie des Magazins Personnel Psychology (zu Deutsch "Personalpsychologie") zu Folge, kehrten 20 Prozent der 15.000 Befragten schon...

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4 Tips for Attending Job Interviews Without Your Boss Knowing

(2) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 9:33 PM

Searching for a job while you're currently employed can be tricky, especially if you don't want your current employer to know you're looking for a job.

You need to be particularly careful when scheduling job interviews. It's hard to navigate around your job's schedule when another company...

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6 Ways to Make Summer Count For Your Job Search

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 2:39 PM

After a long and brutal winter, summer is finally here. It's officially time for fireworks, barbecues, bonfires and whatever else makes your summer special.

It's also a great time for a job search revamp. The truth is, all of those barbecues and bonfires can be the ultimate networking events...

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How to Get Your Recruitment Process Ready for Summer

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2014 | 2:04 PM

Looking to hire a new flock of employees this summer? You better listen up!

According to the 2014 Recruitment Technology Trends, there are several new and improved hiring avenues of which employers need to be aware. While you may have some standby recruitment strategies, such as social recruiting...

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The Real Cure for Employee Engagement May Surprise You

(6) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 5:23 PM

Employee engagement may seem like a huge mystery, but the cure actually lies in the little things you do that accumulate to larger results.

There's a common misconception employers share about the solution to employee disengagement. Many employers believe if they provide more catered lunches, higher salaries and even cool...

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Can't Afford a Severance Package? 5 Alternatives to Consider

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 12:04 PM

One of the hardest parts about being a manager, HR leader or decision maker is having to let an employee go. Dismissals are never really personal -- usually you need to cut costs, are going in a different direction, or just need a better fit. While benefits like severance packages...

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You're Fired! 4 Optimal Ways to Let Employees Go

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 9:11 PM

By all accounts, you may be a great employer who just wants what's best for your workforce. But when tides change, revenues fall, and things look bleak, it may be time to let some employees go.

Firing dedicated workers isn't easy -- but many have had to do it. According...

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How to Be the Perfect Hiring Manager in 4 Easy Steps

(1) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 5:59 PM

Hiring managers, I know you've got a tough gig. I know you have to go through tons of resumes, cover letters and application materials in order to find the perfect fit. I know the headache of trying to acquire someone who'll stick around for the long run. These notions aside,...

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The Reverse Interview: How to Attract the Very Best Candidates

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2013 | 2:03 PM

As a recruiter or employer, typically you're the one holding all the cards in the hiring process. You scan the resumes, call up prospective candidates and make final decisions. But have you ever thought of your organization as the one in the hot seat?

Recent studies have indicated that candidates...

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They're Just Not That Into You: Why Your Recruiting Strategy Isn't Working

(1) Comments | Posted September 19, 2013 | 6:13 PM

Hiring managers, listen up: Your recruiting strategy may not be working as well as you think, and everyone knows it but you. For example, ever find yourself interviewing the same candidate over and over? What about hiring someone you think is qualified, only to discover they aren't so great after...

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Fight Unemployment by Spicing up Your Outplacement Services

(2) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 1:44 PM

Compensating discharged employees can be a fine line to walk. Employers and HR managers want to ensure discharged workers receive compensation fitting to their financial needs, but too often, employers skip out on other necessary components of employee outplacement services -- especially when it comes to helping workers fight unemployment.

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