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How to get noticed in crowded job market

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

Weigh your options for changing careers

The days when men and women would work for the same company for decades are largely in the past. Though some professionals still remain loyal to a single firm for the duration of their careers, such instances are now the aberration as opposed to the norm.

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

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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Revolutionary War re-enactment Saturday

Fort Morris will host its annual "Come and Take It!" on Saturday.

November 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Plan for Midway area topic of meeting

The fifth of 12 community-planning meetings, hosted by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, will be 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex, 9397 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway.

November 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News

Turkey 'egg' hunt coming to post

Help find the eggs left by turkeys around Cypress Creek Adventure Golf on Dec. 1.

November 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Restaurant offers free meals for soldiers, vets

RALEIGH, N.C. - Golden Corral will thank thousands of active duty and retired United States military personnel for their service with a free dinner buffet , while raising donations for Disabled American Veterans, during Military Appreciation Monday on Nov. 17.

November 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military

FPCA wins big in season opener

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team made a statement about the upcoming season Friday against Appling Christian Academy by beating the Eagles, 80-28, in Baxley.

November 15, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports

Bradwell girls, Liberty boys start season strong

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers staged a second-half comeback to beat Liberty County, 52-41, in Friday's basketball season opener in the Tigers' home gym.

November 15, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports

Diabetes Awareness Day Saturday

Diabetes is a disease that easily can be overlooked. In the United States alone, though, there are over 26 million people living with it and another 79 million who are at risk of being diagnosed.

November 05, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle

Ricefest features parade, cook-off, music

The eighth annual Ricefest starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 in downtown Riceboro.

November 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Basketball bouncing into Stewart, Hunter

Turkey Trot

November 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Live life with a pure heart

We live in a world that is fueled by agendas. Man, by nature, tends to look out for himself. Occasionally, (it is one of the rarest occurrences) you come across a person who's only true agenda is the success and betterment of those to whom he or she is related. There is a person who is never quite understood. There is a person who is often rejected on the basis of trust. A pure heart often leads the bearer to be alone, even among thousands.

November 03, 2014 | By Pastor Dr. Tim Byler Columnist | Faith

Sound off for Nov. 3

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.

November 03, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off

Retired commander donates to vets memorial

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Glenn Webster, a former 3rd Infantry Division commander, recently donated $10,000 to Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas, center, and George Holtzman, chairman of HMAC's Veterans Memorial Walk committee. Holtzman said he expects to receive several sizable donations in the coming weeks to help pay for the memorial to be built at Bryant Commons.

November 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

3rd Class Citizens play at festival

Liberty County band 3rd Class Citizens opened for the LACs at LACtober Fest last month at the Big Nasty ATV Park in Bloomingdale. The band, which now has a cellphone app available at www.reverbnation.com/3rdclasscitizens/app, also is in the running to open for Thomas Rhett and Dierks Bentley. Fans and supporters can find the Wainwright Family Foundation's page on Facebook and vote for 3rd Class Citizens to play at the concert. For more information, go to www.3rdclasscitizens.com or find the band on Facebook.

November 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

SPLOST yes vote in county's best interest

Liberty County voters once again will have the option Tuesday to vote to extend the current Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for an additional six years. SPLOST has been around awhile and enables local governments to finance specific capital projects, such as courthouses, roads, bridges, libraries and highways. SPLOST is a 1 percent sales tax that is paid on purchases made in Liberty County.

November 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion

Tax is a tax, whether SPLOST, LOST or property tax

Editor, I just read Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown's column. Maybe, if government wasn't so secretive, Liberty County citizens would be able to get all of the proper information that Mr. Brown has at his fingertips. I know firsthand how difficult it is to get the government to make records public.

November 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion

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