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Students: How to Network with Potential Employers

After you finish college the natural next step is to find your first job in your field. This can be an intimidating process but there are some steps you can take to get in front of the employers you are trying to work with and increase your job opportunities. Be Prepared It’s important to make…

Employers: How to Network with Graduating Students

Many hiring managers will tell you that finding qualified applicants for their open positions can be their biggest challenge. It can be difficult to find the right fit for your team while also ensuring they have the skills and qualifications to do the work. Hiring a recent graduate may often be the answer! Why Recent…

How Community Colleges Save Local Businesses Money

Do you have a college or a skills training center in your community? You know they provide a lot of benefits to the community, but have you thought about how they can have a positive impact on your business bottom line? Having a community college in your backyard can provide a competitive advantage for your…

Why Hands-On Learning Makes a Big Difference

Some people are like sponges and easily absorb information they’re given, whether that is through a lecture or by reading course material. Others learn better with a hands-on approach by incorporating music or task repetition. The classes at Ellsworth and Marshalltown can be customized to fit your learning style, from in-person classes to options entirely…

How to Transition Careers in Your 40s

By the time you reach your 40s, you have two decades of experience under your belt. If you have spent your entire career in the same profession, you may be hitting your stride at 40. But what if you aren’t satisfied with your career direction? You still have at least 20 more years before retirement….

Why IowaWORKS is a Job-Seeker’s Secret Weapon

If you have been laid off, downsized, under-employed, or simply looking for your next opportunity, you know how tough it can be to find a position in a difficult job market. Even in a decent job market, it can be tough to land the right job for your skill set. The people at IowaWORKS get…

5 Tips for Choosing Your Career Path

“Choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life” Confucius.   But, Confucius, how do I choose a job I love?  It may be a little daunting to think about choosing something that you will do nearly every day for the next forty to fifty years, but check out…

Why Hiring ESL Workers Can Move Your Business Forward

No one knows for sure what business will look like in the future, but we do know that markets are changing.  As technology and communication continue to improve, it will be increasingly important for businesses to compete in a global marketplace.  One way local employers can achieve global relevancy is through bilingual employees.  Hiring workers…

Why Every Clinic Relies on Medical Assistants

There are some obvious pillars in the medical industry.  You have doctors, nurses, pharmacists, phlebotomists, anesthesiologists; the list goes on.   These medical professionals know that medical assistants are the unsung heroes of the industry.  In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assistant positions are expected to grow more 23 percent by 2028. …

What Does Manufacturing Look Like in 2020?

When you think about manufacturing, you may have images of dusty floors and labor-intensive conditions. If that is your image, it’s time to take another look. Today’s manufacturing centers are clean, modern, and centers of technology. Innovation is infused into every aspect as employers look to their teams for process efficiencies, and people adopt new…

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