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How do you answer the interview question: "Why do you want to work here?" Before we get into it, If you haven't signed up as a jobseeker on Jacksonville Works, take a second to do that here. The registration page opens in a new tab so you can hop right back here when you're done.  Now that we've got that done, get ready to take some notes,🖋️ so you'll be ready to nail this question the next time it pops up during an interview....
If you have started your job search it is probably obvious that employers and job sites like Jacksonville Works are pretty interested in your email address. It is difficult, if not impossible to apply for a job online these days without an email address. The reason is simple, email is the way that employers and job sites prefer to keep in contact with jobseekers.  In fact, when you're looking for a job, these types of communications...
Looking for your first job can be exciting. It’s  a huge step toward Independence.  The right first job could be what unlocks the keys to your first apartment, car or pay college tuition. The work experience could make it easier to land a professional  job in the future.  And, let’s not forget, making your own money is pretty sweet too. But if we're honest, looking for your first job can also be scary as...
As a teen, you may be looking for your first summer job. Summer is quickly approaching. If you haven't already, now, it's a great time to get started. So you may be nervous and excited about starting this new process, but we got you. That's why we're going to share some tips to help make your summer job search fun, and successful. So here we go.  Steps to Finding a Great Summer Job Talk to your parents. Start early....
When you’ve landed an interview for a job that you want, you take that interview seriously. You don't want to just impress the hiring manager, you want to totally knock their socks off. You want to be that irresistible candidate that the company can’t wait to have join their team.  While we for sure know that you've prepared and are armed with sharp answers to interview questions you'll likely be asked there are a few...
Here's a little known secret. The job interview actually starts when you fill out the application. Employers start to decide whether or not you're a good fit for their job when they start to look over your job application. Your Interview has begun.  So knowing this as a job seeker you want to give yourself the best possible advantage. The goal is to gain the attention- positive attention, of employers. Not to have your job...
When was the last time you updated your voicemail recording? If you’re like most people you record it and forget it. Or worse yet, never recorded one at all and just let the generic message from the phone company greet callers.   When you’re looking for a job, you want every contact that a potential employer has with you to leave a positive impression. A professional voicemail greeting will boost your credibility with...