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December 05, 2011

Acing the Interview - How to Ace a Job Interview

Alison Doyle, About.com Guide

You have just landed an interview for a seemingly wonderful job! Now what? Successful interviewing will be essential in order for you to lock in an offer.

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December 05, 2011

WorkTree.com - 13 Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid

Nathan Newberger, WorkTree.com

The wrong move can cost you the job! You have worked hard to get to the interview stage. You passed the cover letter and resume screening process...maybe even a few telephone interviews. Now it is time for the face-to-face interview with the employer itself.

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December 05, 2011

Job Interview Tips - Interview Tips and Advice

Alison Doyle, About.com Guide

Job Interview Tips: Interview tips and suggestions to help ensure job interview success.

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December 05, 2011

The Ultimate Guide to Job Interview Preparation

Louise Giordano, QuintCareers.com

Want to have more success with job interviews? This guide to job interviewing is must-read material for all job-seekers looking for interview help.

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November 16, 2011

How to Dress for a Job Interview

Lindsay Olson

Dressing the part for a job interview can be as important as what your resume says about you. Underdress, and you may not be taken seriously for the job you want. Overdress, and you may be seen as not “getting” the corporate culture of the company. Here’s some advice from industry experts to help you look your best on your next job interview:

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November 15, 2011

Strategy pays off, officials say, with 4,166 jobs in Hillsborough

St. Petersburg Times, Richard Danielson

TAMPA — A two-year overhaul of local corporate recruitment efforts is paying off this year with a record number of new jobs announced, officials said Monday. So far this year, 27 companies have committed to relocations or expansions that eventually will create 4,116 new jobs in Hillsborough County.

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November 14, 2011

Announced jobs rose in Hillsborough this year

The Tampa Tribune, Michael Sasso

OneTouch Direct is looking for hundreds of workers in Tampa.

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November 14, 2011

4 Interview Prep Tips You Can’t Afford to Skip

Careerealism

Interviews are extremely nerve-racking, you’re simply being judged. The fate of your future relies on how you come across to an employer/interviewee. You may have spent months on your job search to get an interview so it’s important you don’t mess up by not preparing enough. There are so many interview tips out there; let's cover the most important four.

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November 14, 2011

Make phone interview work

JOYCE E.A. RUSSELL, Special to The Washington Post

In today's job market, applicants can expect to undergo numerous interviews for jobs. While applicants often spend hours practicing face-to-face interview skills, many pay less attention to their phone skills, despite the fact that many interviews start with a call.

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November 14, 2011

How to answer common interview questions effectively

Careerbuilder.com

Every hiring manager has a different set of go-to interview questions. In a recent survey by our company, we asked more than 650 managers in the United States and Canada to name the single question they ask that provides the most insight about a job applicant. Responses ranged from classic queries ("Where do you see yourself in five years?") to less-traditional ones ("How would you describe yourself in five words?"). While there's not always one right way to answer an interview question, some approaches are better than others. Here are some questions from the survey that you may face in your next interview, along with tips on how -- and how not -- to answer them:

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November 11, 2011

Enable America Honors Military Veterans with Job Opportunity Programs

PR.com

Tampa, FL, November 11, 2011 --(PR.com)-- In conjunction with Veteran’s Day, Enable America, a non-profit organization devoted to improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities, has launched its third annual series of programs devoted to disabled veterans and wounded warriors. The programs are part of the group’s month long observance of “Disabled Veterans Employment Mentoring Month.”

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November 09, 2011

STEM grads help bring new business to Florida

The Tampa Tribune, Ed H. Moore

Gov. Rick Scott's 2012 Job Creation and Economic Growth agenda includes an encouraging focus on Florida's STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. Florida's higher education graduates have a huge effect on the state's business community, and these programs are important to bolster a work force that attracts new businesses to the state.

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November 06, 2011

Creative techniques and resume writing can help job candidates shine in their search

nwitimes.com, Bob Moulesong

While the overall economy has improved somewhat, jobs are still tough to find. The unemployment numbers in Indiana have steadily increased over the past few months. The lack of job growth has resulted in a new jobs package being introduced to Congress by President Barack Obama. While the federal initiative may help job candidates down the road, there are a few things that can be done to help immediately. Job candidates can make some subtle changes in the way they approach the job search that can bring instant gratification.

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October 18, 2011

Scott dings anthropology, showcases local manufacturing

The Tampa Tribune, Richard Mullins & Yolanda Fernandez

Gov. Rick Scott says he loves anthropology majors. He just wants them to know there may be no jobs for them when they graduate. Science and technology majors, on the other hand, are the ones who will boost the Florida economy, he said.

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October 15, 2011

Florida's Minimum Wage

Department of Economic Opportunity

The Florida minimum wage is $7.67 per hour, effective January 1, 2012.

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October 12, 2011

Obama jobs bill killed in Senate

The Associated Press, Reporters: Andrew Taylor, Ben Feller

WASHINGTON -- United against President Barack Obama, Senate Republicans voted Tuesday night to kill the jobs package he had spent weeks campaigning for across the country, a stinging loss at the hands of lawmakers opposed to stimulus-style spending and a tax increase on the very wealthy.

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October 11, 2011

Scott: Jobs key to recovery

Gulf Coast Business Review

Florida Gov. Rick Scott believes the state’s road to economic recovery depends upon the jobs he believes can be created the quickest — those in the hospitality and agriculture industries.

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August 01, 2011

Changes to unemployment benefits start today

Bay News 9, Reporter: Trevor Pettiford

Kelly Allen, Business Services Director, speaks about the work search reform, which took effect on Monday, August 1st. This new reform, and others, affected unemployment compensation claimants.

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August 01, 2011

New rules in effect for unemployment benefits

ABC Action News, Reporter: Ashley Glass

Kelly Allen, Business Services Director, and UC claimant, Jennifer Ritenour, speaks with ABC Action News reporter, Ashley Glass, about the changes to filing for unemployment compensation.

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June 29, 2011

Panorama Laboral Preocupante

CentroTampa.com, Reporter: Myriam Silva-Warren

Ed Peachey discusses the calculation of the unemployment rate, TBWA training dollars and submitting new applications for unemployment assistance with CentroTampa.com.

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