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Fred Goff
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
over 6 months ago

I am so excited to be heading to West Virginia tonight. Anyone who has visited there knows it is a beautiful state (as John Denver knew in his famous song). But did you know that there are some great things happening economically? That the government, with leadership such as with Senator Manchin's office, is working really hard to promote thousands of open jobs there, recruit new industry and businesses and put Government, non-profits and for-profits together to help West Virginia working families? It's true and it's pretty exciting to see commitment like this that crosses boundaries. If you haven't checked out jobs in WV, I suggest you do.
We will be rolling out a section of Jobcase just for WV this week (and already plans under way to keep improving it as we roll into September). I'll post more about it later. But first a question:

What's your favorite thing bout West Virginia? Hopefully some West Virginians can offer some thoughts, but I welcome anyone who has visited there to share as well... #AlmostHeaven #WestVirginia #WV #share #opportunity #StrongerTogether

https://youtu.be/HQicl2mOPpI?t=22

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Fred Goff
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
over 6 months ago

I am being asked for easy link for our friends at NewForce in WV. Here it is... :o) https://newforce.co

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Angela Bray
over 6 months ago

hello everyone is there anyone to help me find a nice job around west virginia ?

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over 6 months ago

I've been looking for work about a year now. I'm in the Huntington, WV area. There has been a couple of promising interviews to only be ghosted. I didn't expect this as I do have quite a bit of experience and a college degree in banking & finance. That is probably 70% of my background. I've also worked in retail, wholesale, government, tourism, and medical (pharmacy). I imagine it's my age, 51, and the fact I've been out of the workforce for 10 years now. I've explained the gaps in any interview and the resume. I took time out to care for my aging parents. I still have my dad. My husband is able to help now that he was laid off, is attending college full-time and working part-time. So I've attempted to look for work to help financially. I'm not sure how to go about this. I've tried the WV job service. That is a total waste of time. I've attempted temp agencies. And I've tried sites for older adults as mentioned earlier. I've noticed it seems I'm in that hole. Too old at 51 as no one really is interested. Though they won't admit it. But a lot of the of the resourses I've come across is for the 55+ crowd. Anyone have any ideas? I really need something with benefits for the both of us. I never dreamed at my age that I would be having this hard of a time looking for work. Especially when they keep telling everyone things are good in the market right now. I also didn't expect to being offered or applying for jobs that are paying as much or less than I was making 20 years ago! Again, if anyone has any thoughts. What is ironic is the fact my husband was laid off I believe due to ageism too. We can't prove it though. We were told he made too much money. SMH

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Mara Boggs
over 6 months ago

And many are looking to hire! Come on by. If this is your first job fair, we will help you navigate it!

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Matt Bornhorst
over 6 months ago

Check out this great video on how to prepare and excel at a job fair.

Make the best impression, and get the job!

Do you think these Ps and Qs are helpful? Let us know in the comments!

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Ashley Wilson
over 6 months ago

One of the most common questions asked during an interview or at a job fair is…

Can you tell me about yourself?

Other variations could include... -Why should we hire you? -Why do you want to work here? -What is it about us that makes you want to work here?

Answer these 5 questions to help you plan what to say and impress employers!

1- What are the three strongest reasons I am a great fit for this job?

2- What are some positive things I can say about the company, and how can I connect what they do with what I can bring to them?

3- Why do I really want this job beyond having a steady paycheck and perks?

4- What are three AWESOME things I did in my previous position that I can also offer in this new role?

5- What is the EXACT job description (make sure to write it down) and how do MY skills match up with it? Be as specific as possible.

Answering these questions will help you feel prepared to go in with some great things to say which will also boost your confidence!

Have a question?

Please comment and ask! : )

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Zied Jemai
over 6 months ago

Your brain is actually able to adjust itself to what you direct The concept of paying attention to a specific piece of information Focus on highlighting important information Suppress background noise surrounding important information Focus on what you want to highlight Practicing paying attention to focus It prevents your brain from showing any interest in it - and in the absence of attention, there is no attention and beyond focus as well. The work of the brain trying to tune in to what it needs attention and attention to what it learns. The ability to focus his attention and attention towards what he wants. The brain is able to adjust what it takes to learn any new skill through some exercises Attention test. Richard Feynman (Chief Interpreter)] (Communication Sites) Great ability to clarify and explain complex topics such as quantum physics to almost anyone. The problem is connecting an important concept Efficiency in knowing the limits of your abilities Do you know where you encountered a problem? Knowing the limits of your understanding limits the errors you may make, and increases your chances of success in practice. If you get stuck at some point and feel like it needs more effort, don't be stingy #hiringevents #application #employershoutout #motivation #workfromhome #jobsearch

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Roberto Esposito
over 6 months ago

i live in bajacalifornia, i would like to work in san diego, is someone looking for a reliable person?

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Ashley Wilson
over 6 months ago

Check out these tips to help you feel prepared, confident, and land the job after your next interview!

1- Are you dressed to impress? Check out this [great post] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/60d77b2f-6640-5331-8816-dca310ec58bf?from=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.jobcase.com%252Fcommunity) on what to wear during your next interview! Make sure to lay your clean clothes out the night before and check for wrinkles.

2- What to bring? Write down 3-5 questions you want to ask the employer during the interview in a notebook and pack it with your things, along with a few copies of your resume (just in case). Not sure what to ask? Check [these] (https://www.themuse.com/advice/51-interview-questions-you-should-be-asking) 50 questions out! Want to know more about the job’s culture? Then [these] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/d98a6946-b042-5278-8899-45b1326fd186) are the questions for you!

3- What will you say? Use these [conversation starters tricks] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/6d46f61d-c53b-5ec5-9d7c-69cc61713f6a) to help you break the ice and fight those potentially awkward silent moments.

4- Did you do your research? Make sure you spend a little time going on the company’s website. Find the specifics of the position you are applying to. Make a list of the skills, knowledge, and professional and personal qualities that are required by the employer and those that are critical for success in the job. Then make another and list all of YOUR qualifications. Draw a line connecting the two that match up. Make it a point to casually highlight these things during the interview. Prove that you are a great fit for them! Also, be sure to check out the company’s mission and anything important about them make a note of it. This will help you prepare to answer interview questions about the company should they come up.

5- Did you practice? A few days before, make sure to practice answering some interview questions [such as these] (https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-answer-the-31-most-common-interview-questions). This will help give you a chance to prepare and practice answering, and will also help boost your confidence.

What helps you prep for an interview?

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