Posts Categorized: Job Seekers

What Should You Say When Asking for a Promotion?

  You show up on time, work hard, and go above and beyond each day. Clearly, you deserve a promotion. But how do you ask for one? It’s not as simple as you might think. In fact, there’s some homework you’ll have to do ahead of time to make the case to your boss. Here’s… Read More »

9 Skills You Need to Join the Marketing World

  Marketing is a competitive industry. To break into it and get a job in Kansas City, you need to have the right skills. And that goes beyond being a prolific poster to your Facebook feed. Instead, you need to acquire a few of the following 9 skills to give yourself the best chance of… Read More »

Kansas City Makes it Illegal for Employers to Ask About Salary History

  Later this year, it will be illegal for employers in Kansas City, Missouri to ask job candidates about their salary histories. The new ordinance, effective Oct. 31, aims to eliminate the gender pay gap. Proponents of the new measure say that when employers rely on salary histories to set salaries for new employees, it… Read More »

5 Soft Skills Every IT Professional Needs in 2019

  As an IT professional, you’re in demand. There are many more job openings than there are workers to fill them. However, that’s not to say you can sit back and relax. Instead, if you want to stay a step ahead of your peers, you should always be learning and growing. And while it’s important… Read More »

4 Most In-Demand Marketing Skills in 2019

  Employers are in desperate need of skilled marketing professionals. According to the 2019 Marketing Talent Crunch Survey by Spear Marketing, 90 percent of employers say it’s difficult to find marketing talent, and 89 percent said their marketing department is understaffed. It’s not that there is a shortage of marketing professionals. The problem is, these… Read More »

6 Tips for New College Graduates

  If you’re graduating college this month, consider yourself lucky. You’re entering the workforce at an amazing time. Unemployment is at its lowest level since 1969, there are more than 7 million available jobs, and starting salaries for new college graduates are higher than they were just a few years ago. Considering all this good… Read More »

Take the Leap: Set Long-Term Career Goals

  Achieving career success isn’t about luck. It’s typically not even about intelligence either. Instead, it often comes down to one practice: effective goal setting. With realistic and tangible objectives, you’ll have a plan in place that enables you to better navigate your career path ahead. Not only that, but you can measure progress along… Read More »

Is Your LinkedIn Profile Keeping You Off the Radar?

  You spent hours creating and polishing your LinkedIn profile. The only trouble? That was two years ago. You haven’t given it much thought since then. The problem with this kind of hands-off approach is that you’ve fallen off the radar. That means hiring managers and recruiters in Kansas City aren’t going to be able… Read More »

Proper Protocol for Following Up After Your First Round of Interviews

  Just finished your first interview? Don’t sit around and wait for the hiring manager to call or email you. Instead, there are a few steps you should take after that initial round in the hiring process to shore up your chances of getting a second interview and eventually the offer. Here’s a look at… Read More »