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Blog: College Grads
October 17, 2019

Top Tips for Parents Returning to the Workforce

Parent

Returning to the workforce after taking time off to raise kids can be, well, a little intimidating. Of course, there are plenty of great benefits, like lunch hours that don’t involve cutting off crusts, bathroom breaks without toddlers banging down the door, and most importantly – getting paid for your labor. But getting to thoseMore Info

October 17, 2019

5 Reasons to Pack Your Bags and Move to Maine for Work

Recruiting

Everyone wants to come to Maine these days. From the craft beer to the fresh seafood to the oceans, mountains and lakes at every turn – there’s a lot to love. For many who are burned out by life in a big city the prospect of moving to Maine is enticing, but finding a newMore Info

September 30, 2019

How to Get Your Foot in the Door at Maine’s Best Employers

College Grads

Ahhh, college graduation – so bittersweet. School’s out for, well, ever, and you’re heading full speed into a competitive job market with a shiny new degree. Now your challenge is getting your resume in front of the right people and standing out in the crowd of your fellow graduates. This can be an uphill battle,More Info

September 23, 2019

How to Find the Right Job After Raising Kids in Maine

Parent

Not long ago, you made a choice to stay at home with your children because that was the right decision for your family. Now, things have changed. Perhaps your kids are starting school, or your financial situation has shifted – either way it can be intimidating to re-enter the workforce after an extended break. WhereMore Info

September 9, 2019

10 Tips to Turn Your Restaurant Job into a Professional Gig

Restaurant

The food service industry is legendary for its intensity. The hours are long, the work is hard, the physical requirements are grueling, and the customers can be beyond challenging. To call it hard work is an understatement. So, if you’re looking to shift into a professional office job, maybe one that offers benefits like healthMore Info

September 3, 2019

Top 10 Tips for Finding a Job You Love Straight Out of School

College Grads

“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” While this popular saying from Confucius is a great sentiment, for most new college graduates, love won’t make your student loan payments. That said, nobody wants a job that makes them miserable, either. So, where’s the middle ground?More Info

August 26, 2019

How to Market Your Parenting Experience to Employers in Maine

Parent

As a full-time parent, you’ve already conquered the hardest job out there, not to mention one without an instruction manual. Now you’re ready to take your skills and unique perspective to the job force. Understandably, you may be nervous about re-entering the professional market with your college and early job experiences in the rearview mirror,More Info

August 19, 2019

How to Get a Job with Little or No Experience

College Grads

Congratulations on your recent college graduation! You are now armed with a degree (or two) and heading into the real world right here in southern Maine. If snagging that first professional job feels daunting, you aren’t alone. It’s easy for new college graduates to get trapped in the “you need experience to get experience” circle.More Info

August 15, 2019

How to Use Retail or Service Experience to Get a 9-5 Job

Retail

Anyone who has worked in the retail or service industry knows the list of valuable skills obtained in this fast-paced and high-stress industry is immense. Skills that are in high demand and applicable to today’s professional job market. So if you’re ready to move to a more predictable schedule – or one that includes benefitsMore Info