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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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June 10, 2011

No more cuts! Tampa Bay area Manufacturers adding jobs

ABC Action News, Reporter: Ashley Glass

ABC Action News reported on the Mobile Outreach Skills Training (MOST) Program being offered by Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance.

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May 12, 2011

Virtual job fair planned for young workers

10 News, Reporter: Bob Shackelford

10 News picked up on our online efforts to get out-of-school youth trained with work-readiness skills and employed for summer work. Read the article on the 2011 Youth Virtual Job Fair.

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April 21, 2011

McDonald's 1st Annual National Hiring Day

Bay News 9, Reporter: Dalia Dangerfield

TBWA Career Manager, Dayle Greene, spoke to Bay News 9 regarding the positive outlook a hiring event like McDonald's 1st Annual National Hiring Day can create. Additionally, Dayle touched on the wage sacrifices that many job candidates are making in order to become employed.

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