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Job Spotlight: Pick-and-Pack

Sort your career future with a pick-and-pack position! Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer that age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Our Job Spotlight monthly blog series is designed to help you answer that question. In this series, we review all […]

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Poll Results: Answering the Hardest Interview Questions

Here’s what you had to say. Recently we asked our Movin’ On Up readers the interview questions they need help with. The top choice was “What are your top five strengths and weaknesses,” with more than 32% of the vote. “Why are you leaving (or want to leave) your current job/company” came in second with […]

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Poll: Which Interview Questions Do You Need Help With?

Poll: Which Interview Questions Do You Need Help With?

Interviews can be tough. When you sit down with someone you’ve never met before, answering personal questions about your work history and experience can be awkward. The key to acing an interview? Being prepared for those rough questions. We want to write articles perfectly matched to your interview question concerns. So take our poll and […]

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The Movin’ On Up Blog is Getting a New Name!

We’re proud to introduce Job Journey For more than a decade, Movin’ On Up has offered career advice and job search help for job seekers of all ages. But the Movin’ On Up name doesn’t really fit our mission. We’re about so much more than climbing the corporate ladder. Not everyone wants to be a manager, vice-president, […]

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Talking About Your Experience in an Interview

So, tell me a bit about your experience. “Tell me about yourself.” “Could you speak about your previous work experience and how it’s shaped you as an employee?” “Oh, this job on your resume sounds interesting. Could you tell me more about it?” These phrases are all essentially alternate ways of asking you about your […]

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College Isn’t for Everyone; So, Consider These Options As Well

College is expensive. According to U.S. News, the average tuition and fees at an in-state public college comes out to $9,716, compared with $35,676 for private colleges per year. Public, out-of-state schools cost about $21,629 on average per year. Despite these high sticker prices, survey results from Movin’ On Up, the Express Employment Professionals blog […]

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Why the Job Search is Like a Turkey

Yup, you read that right. Today is Thanksgiving. A day to eat, spend time with friends, eat more, be thankful for life’s blessings, and, finally, eat again. In summary, there’s a lot of food. And the main course on practically everyone’s table? Turkey. But what is a turkey? As defined by Merriam-Webster, the top three […]

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Nervous in an Interview? Get Rid of the Butterflies with These Three Tips

Job interview anxiety got you down? We’re here to help. Being nervous isn’t a bad thing. It’s your body’s fight-or-flight response trying to protect you. But sometimes that normal response can be overpowering, causing you to doubt yourself and flub questions. Luckily, it’s possible to reduce those nervous feelings with a few techniques. Prepare The […]

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Answering the Interview Question: Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?

Ideal responses for one of the trickiest interview questions. This one is right up there with “tell me your top five strengths and weaknesses.” In an ideal world, prospective employers would only ask about your workplace experiences (teamwork, job responsibilities, how you handled projects, etc.) and draw their own conclusions about you as an employee […]

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Poll Results: The Most Popular Employee Training Programs

Is your company offering the training you want? Getting to know the ins and outs of a new company can be complicated. You’re juggling learning about the company history and culture with remembering your new co-workers’ names and getting familiar with the responsibilities specific to your position. That’s where employee training comes in. A great […]

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