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How to standout from the crowd

Finding a new job is never an easy task. That task grew even more difficult over the last half decade, when a struggling economy forced many companies to lay off workers and institute hiring freezes. As a result, unemployment numbers rose, and many out-of-work men and women found themselves searching for ways to stand out among a crowded pool of applicants.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles

Give your resume a face lift

The process of finding a new job has changed dramatically over the last decade-plus. Whereas professionals once printed their resumes and mailed them to hiring managers in response to job postings, nowadays resumes and cover letters are largely uploaded via the Internet or emailed directly to a company's human resources department.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles

Jobs change with times: What's hot now

It has been a stressful couple of years for college students. An unstable economy has led many students to second-guess their investments in higher education, and fear regarding employment prospects after graduation are common among today's students.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles

How to ask for a raise

As the economy has struggled over the last several years, many employees have felt happy to have a job, no matter what it pays. However, for those who feel they have been doing an exemplary job at work, they shouldn't let the economy prevent them from asking for a raise they deserve.

November 20, 2013 | Staff Report | Job articles

More school not always the answer for jobless

A struggling economy has left many people wondering when the job market will rebound. With an unpredictable job market, some out-of-work professionals and current students are wondering if obtaining an advanced degree is their best chance to stand out in a crowded job market.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles

Over 50? Here are tips for job hunting

Though the job market has improved in recent years, many men and women are still out of work. Perhaps most troubling, many of those people are age 55 and older who are fearful of an uncertain future and a job market where they are seemingly overlooked. According to a 2012 study from the Government Accountability Office, the number of long-term unemployed people age 55 and older has more than doubled since the onset of the recession.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles

Writing an effective cover letter

A strong cover letter may not guarantee you land a good job, but a poor cover letter may guarantee you won't. On its own, an effective cover letter can catch the eye of hiring managers tasked with finding worthy candidates among stacks of applications, while a poor cover letter may ensure hiring managers never even glance at an applicant's resume.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles

Considering changing careers?

When men and women find themselves out of work or dissatisfied with their employment, changing careers represents greener pastures and a new beginning. Many people who have successfully changed careers admit the change did them good. But individuals considering a career change should consider a variety of factors before making such a significant decision.

October 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles

Job tips for recent graduates

Though many college students dream of the day they will walk across the stage and receive their bachelor's degree, the reality that awaits many after the last note of "Pomp and Circumstance" has been played may not be what is expected because job availability remains bleak.

October 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles

Building a business wardrobe

The transition from college student or stay-at-home mom to full-time professional requires a number of changes. Those changes include updating your wardrobe to give it a more professional feel. Clothing that's acceptable for a jaunt to the store or a night out may not be appropriate for the office.

October 29, 2013 | Staff report | Job articles

Career pointers for women starting careers

While the job market appears to be on the mend, recent college graduates know they need to go the extra mile in order to get a foot in the door of their desired profession. And according to a Legal Momentum analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, young women with college degrees may face an even more difficult battle than their male counterparts.

October 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles

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Work program subject to Twitter chat

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor's GeorgiaBEST program will be featured in a live Twitter chat from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday.

October 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business

Halloween 5K, fun run in Pembroke

Pembroke and the Downtown Development Authority will host the annual 5K/10K and Spooktacular festival Saturday in the city.

October 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports

Army's 'Idol' starts Thursday

Operation Rising Star

October 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

New RH industry recruiting in Savannah

Caesarstone Technology is having a job fair for management positions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the Georgia Department of Labor's Savannah Career Center at 5520 White Bluff Road.

October 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business

Congressional debate streamed online tonight

A debate between the candidates for Georgia's Congressional District 12 will be online this evening.

October 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News

RSVP to take Midway Cemetery tour

The Midway Museum will host tours of the Midway Cemetery on Oct. 25. Tours will start promptly at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.

October 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Storm watch in effect until midnight

A severe thunderstorm watch issued for the area is to be in effect until midnight.

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | News

'App-tastic' App of Month offered

The Liberty County School System Technology Department is offering an "App-tastic" App of the Month to all teachers.

October 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education

RH run targets eradicating polio

RICHMOND HILL - The Richmond Hill Rotary Club and Georgia Game Changers raised over $2,500 on Saturday to help eradicate polio during the Pacing for Polio 5K fundraiser at J.F. Gregory Park.

October 08, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Lifestyle

UGA is home of top college mascot

If I die anytime soon - and I have no plans to do so at the moment - please see that the first paragraph of my obituary reads, "He was past president of the University of Georgia National Alumni Association." You can save for later paragraphs the part about my being often mistaken for Brad Pitt and my uncanny ability to put commas where they don't belong.

October 08, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Sound Off for Oct. 8

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can neither verify sources nor their motives. Call 876-3733 to leave a message.

October 08, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off

Floquip expanding Midway operation

SNF Floquip has announced it will double its Midway Industrial Park plant, investing about $7 million in the expansion.

October 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business

Local veterans share, compare stories

Three local veterans representing three different wars sat down together to talk about their recent trip to Washington, D.C., with the Honor Flight Savannah but also to share and compare war stories from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

October 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news

Long Wildlife Festival is Saturday

The 33rd annual Long County Wildlife Festival is from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at the festival site adjacent to Darwell Long Road. The event will feature arts and crafts, a petting zoo, a kid's playland, an archery range, a turkey shoot, karaoke, a catfish pond, a shotgun raffle, a pig chase and other exhibits and demonstrations. Food also will be available. Becky Fowler said the Long County Wildlife Festival committee supports local schools, businesses and other ventures, including Relay for Life and the Smiley Elementary Trunk-or-Treat. For information, call Fowler at 545-2167 or 610-5784, or Beverly ...

October 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle

Stabbing victim doesn't press charges

Reports recently filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

October 08, 2014 | Staff Report | News

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