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Don’t Get Fooled by the Job Description

April Fools! You are 6 weeks into your new job, and it is NOT the role you signed up for. This is far from an ideal situation, but it happens to individuals more often than you would expect. In fact, the results from a Monster poll showed that 85 percent of people have felt “fooled by a job description.” The truth is, job descriptions are tricky to write for hiring managers and can be misleading to the job seeker.

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By itacareers
March 26, 2019

How to Create Your Own Luck in Your Job Search

When the job search isn’t going your way, you may feel that you’re just unlucky. The jobs you’re seeing just aren’t the perfect fit. Your skills and experience aren’t what employers seem to be looking for in a candidate. A traffic jam made you late to an interview. Whatever your unfortunate circumstances may be, a lucky charm, four-leaf clover or dressing in green on St. Patrick’s are not going to do the trick.

 

 

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By itacareers
March 5, 2019

Tips for Escaping a “Resume Black Hole”

A black hole is defined by Wikipedia as a “region of spacetime exhibiting such strong gravitational effects that nothing – not even particles and electromagnetic radiation such as light – can escape from inside it.” A “resume black hole” is similar except that you can replace “gravitational effects” with something more like “laziness” or “lack of common courtesy.”

 

 

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By itacareers
February 12, 2019

2019 Job Seeker Outlook

Is a new job on your list of new year’s resolutions? If so, this is your year! According to Forbes, the “outlook has never been so bright” for those seeking employment in 2019. From a historically-tight labor market to an increase in employer hiring intentions, here’s what 2019 has in store for job seekers:

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By itacareers
January 15, 2019

Career Resolutions for 2019

New Year, new you? Whether you’re searching for a job, contemplating a career change or hoping for a promotion, a new year gives you an opportunity to reflect and make resolutions for the year ahead. Consider your accomplishments and failures, strengths and weaknesses, skills and what you could work on, and use those to establish goals for 2019.

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By itacareers
January 2, 2019

10 Scarce Job Skills in Nashville

Despite being one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. and experiencing an influx of new residents from across the country, Nashville is still suffering from a skills gap.  A skills gap occurs when employer demand for a certain skill exceeds worker supply of that skill in a certain area. For instance, while Nashville has an abundance of individuals specialized in music production and healthcare management, it is lacking tech-savvy individuals.

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By itacareers
June 5, 2018

It’s Nice to do Business in Birmingham

Just a few years ago, Birminghamians envied the growth and revival of other cities. Today, we have collectively established Birmingham as a breeding ground for success and are beginning to brag on our own city’s accomplishments. For instance, start-up stories, like Shipt, are making headlines and proving success is possible; companies, like Stewart Industries and Autocar, are choosing to relocate or expand to Birmingham; and small businesses are quickly growing into medium- and large-sized businesses.

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By itacareers
May 15, 2018

There’s Momentum in Mobile

From its family-friendly nature to its annual Mardi Gras festivities, living in Mobile has unique perks. This coastal town not only offers a low cost of living, but its small-town atmosphere and proximity to the beaches also generate a higher standard of living. Mobile may be a smaller town than any other ITAC market, but the momentum of the city rivals that of Nashville, Huntsville and Birmingham.

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By itacareers
March 13, 2018
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