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By buffalojobfinder » Monday, December 18, 2017

 This article comes during a special time of the year, with a unique backstory. My typical practice when creating this blog is to look at the current trends, comb through my in-house data, and deliver the most impactful career advice to the masses. However, this time I decided to

By buffalojobfinder » Friday, September 8, 2017

For job seekers, today’s new normal economy calls for a strategic, multifaceted approach. Whether you are a janitor, administrative assistant, general laborer, accountant, or sales representative, taking your career to the next level begins with you. Employers don’t want do-it-all generalists; they want top performers who specialize in one field and have systematically built in-demand skill sets that make them masters of their craft. And they’re no longer looking for bodies to fill a seat and perform a function. They want an innovative, forward-thinking person they can call their partner. By being proactive and taking the initiative to speak up for your professional future, you are giving potential employers exactly what they are looking for: accountability. Read more

By buffalojobfinder » Friday, March 17, 2017

Your guide to a successful job interview. Read more

By buffalojobfinder » Tuesday, January 3, 2017

It’s time to get out of your head and be able to speak about yourself in a positive, confident way. Our in house research validates the value of self-awareness, and the ability to speak to your worth in a genuine and true manner. It’s a game changer for every single working human being, and powerfully resonates with employers. Read more

By buffalojobfinder » Friday, October 28, 2016

Scary Ways That Candidates Blow a Phone Interview   I’m consistently amazed by how unaware the average job seeker is of how to establish a positive first impression on a phone interview. I hear the same frustrated complaints from employers of all industries and sizes – that candidates who

By buffalojobfinder » Thursday, September 1, 2016

You recently accepted a new job. Now what? Most of you are probably thinking, absolutely nothing. You got the gig, which means you’ve crossed the finish line, right? More often than you1 think, that assumption has killed new careers before they even began… Read more

By buffalojobfinder » Friday, July 22, 2016

Stuck in Career Purgatory?   Every day when I get off the thruway exit towards home, dread fills my gut as I’m reminded by one thought: why haven’t I gotten that darn E-ZPass yet? It’s my only ticket out of my daily encounter with Miserable Mary, the only Toll Collector available

By buffalojobfinder » Thursday, June 23, 2016

Here are some tips for starting your career that they didn’t teach you in school! Read more

By buffalojobfinder » Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Spring has arrived signaling the start of a new season, and if you’re on the lookout for a job, it‘s a great time to clean up your job search. Read more

By buffalojobfinder » Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Spring is in the air! In Buffalo, that still means an unfortunate amount of snow remains, but nonetheless, calls are flooding into our Career Reform office due to imminent graduations and a desperate need to secure that first job. Parents, I know it’s natural to put on your career-counseling hats, but I strongly suggest you resist that urge. Although well intentioned, most parents unknowingly spout bad, outdated advice that no longer works in our new normal economy. I even wrote a book about it… Read more

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