Wednesday, November 30, 2016

After the Interview--Your Next Step

By Richard Kent Matthews - Ebook Author - Career Coach - Speaker

You had the interview. Now what? 

Sue Shellenbarger at the Wall Street Journal has some good advice.

Click Here for full article: How to Score the Post-Job Interview

Your chances improve when you know how to follow up. Most won't. You will. 


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Can Large Job Numbers Actually Return to America's Rust Belt?

President Elect Donald Trump campaigned on the promise of returning major job numbers to America's heartland, including the states of West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana.

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Comments welcome.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Social Media Can Help You Find the Right Job...but You Must BE There!

Are you present, socially speaking?

It's surprising how many job seekers are still not online these day. 

Most employers now have online presence and expect you to have the same. Do you have a LinkedIn account with completed profile? How about Facebook? Instagram? Twitter?

That's where a growing number of prospective employers are searching for you. If you're not there, they can't find you.

Here's a short and telling article from The Collegian that can help get you started if you're not already up and speaking.

Click Here: Social media presence seen as tool to gain employment

By Dylan Venglar

From the article: NW Campus students learned ways to use social media to improve chances for employment in Get the Job: Social Media & Interview Skills Nov. 9.
Becky Herrera, a NW student development coordinator, covered the ways social media could be used to reinforce a resume or help get a job.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Warning: Job Scammers on the Rise and They Want Your Money!

You may be an innocent target!

The word is out... There are millions of jobs available in the US. But the scammers know that you will be searching for them. Online.

Big job sites are warning you to be on the look-out for any job offer that involves money in any way. Don't cash any checks your new 'boss' may tell you to, and then tell you to send them the cash.

Just don't do it. Stick to the well known sites.,, and more. Check them out. Be especially careful on Craigslist.

You can also get more info on the scammers by visiting the Federal Trade Commission at: Job Scams

NO MONEY TO ANYONE FOR ANY REASON! Got it? Good. Now, on with the hunt!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Latest Jobs Report and You

By Richard Kent Matthews

If you're looking for a job, now is a great time!

The latest US jobs report for October 2016 are out and things are looking good.

Check out the stats and see yourself in that prize position now.

Only thing that may be holding you back is, well, you!

Here: Business Insider Jobs Report Oct 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Be Sure Your Interview Sins Will Find You Out!

Not sure you're fully qualified for that great job you're about to interview for? 

No matter what, do not stretch the truth!

Lying to get the job can only hurt you in the long run. And when you're found out, it can follow you the rest of your professional life.

Here's a great article on why it's not cool to lie during your job interview.

Click here: 11 things that make your job interviewer think you're a liar - by Jacquelyn Smith and Aine Cain

From the article: 
'Liars never prosper. Lying gets you nowhere, especially during job interviews.

Some people get so caught up in the pursuit of a certain job, they're willing to stretch, bend, and even break the truth in order to sound like an ideal candidate...'