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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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Circus and carnival coming to Stewart

Military families' kids (15 and younger) are invited to a fishing event from 7-10 a.m. Saturday at Halstrom Lake on Hunter. Participants can register at the site.

September 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Movie fundraiser fights Parkinson's

The Holiday Inn Express, 4601 Highway 17 in Richmond Hill, will host a two-day screening of Robin Williams movies Friday and Saturday.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

GSU festival focuses on sciences

Georgia Southern University is gearing up for its second annual science, technology, engineering and mathematics festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, 847 Plant Drive in Statesboro, according to georgiasouthern.edu.

September 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education

Flash flood warning in effect today

Our area is under a flash flood watch through this evening.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Rash of bike thefts reported in Ludowici

A bicycle thief or thieves hit Ludowici last week, allegedly stealing four bicycles within six days.

September 08, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Machines, meds keeping toddler alive

Six weeks ago, the Courier introduced readers to 2-year-old Brynslet Sellers, whose heart is failing.

September 08, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Lifestyle

City recommends trick-or-treat hours

Thursday's council meeting City Manager Billy Edwards said Fort Stewart will observe Halloween on the same day, during the same hours. He said the annual Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night downtown is set for Oct. 24.

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

Senator opposes troop cuts

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., told Hinesville residents he opposes troop cuts at Fort Stewart at a town hall meeting Friday.

September 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military

Highlanders count on renewal

First Presbyterian Christian Academy didn't play football Friday. The team entered its bye-week looking at a 0-2 start. But the Highlanders have an opportunity to turn things around Friday.

September 08, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports

Lady Panthers win nail-biter over R. Hill

With the game tied 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh, Lady Panther Cassidy Collum displayed her patience and pitching savvy. The Lady Panthers had bases loaded but two outs. Focused and knowing she was ahead in the count with three balls and one strike, Collum waited as the pitch came her way and saw that it was high and outside.

September 08, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports

Lady Tigers fall to Statesboro Blue Devils

Lady Tiger Mackenzie Stewart tossed five strikeouts and was three for three at bat but it wasn't enough to hold off the Statesboro Blue Devils on the softball field Thursday. The Statesboro girls beat Bradwell, 8-1, in a Region 3-AAAAA contest on the Lady Tigers' field.

September 08, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports

Volunteers sought for state parks day

Free admission, dozens of volunteer projects and family-friendly events await Georgia State Park and Historic Site visitors on Your State Parks Day, set for Saturday, Sept. 27.

September 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Mottled ducks subject of new research project

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Have satellite, will travel and, luckily, will provide data.

September 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Emerging disease confirmed in wild Ga. snake

A disease that some scientists have compared to the illness killing bats by the millions has been documented in a wild snake in Georgia.

September 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Allenhurst woman, daughter killed in Effingham wreck

An Allenhurst woman and her daughter were killed Sunday afternoon in a vehicle accident in Effingham County.

September 08, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety

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