Trade School or Traditional College: Which is right for you?

The decision to further your education is a big one. It’s important to weigh all of your options, including the often overlooked trade schools. There is a school for just about everything, from plumbing and electrical, to hairdressing and administrative work! Here are a few reasons why you should consider a trade school. Less  Overall… Read more »

Need a Job, Fast? Check Out an Agency!

The world is always changing. This constant change includes where and how you apply to jobs. Think about it: just ten years ago, the first place everyone would turn to for jobs was the classifieds in the newspaper. Today, that is probably the last place we look! So where should you turn to for work… Read more »

Finding Fulfillment in an Unfulfilling Job

What did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher? An astronaut? Maybe a Doctor? A lucky few are able to pursue these dreams, but for most people, their career goals take the backseat in life. Too often, talented people end up being underemployed. They have the passion and the education, but for… Read more »

“Ghosting” in the Workplace

If you’ve ever used an online dating service, chances are that you’ve been ‘ghosted’ at least a few times. Ghosting happens when you’re chatting with someone, everything seems to be going great, but then out of nowhere they stop talking to you. They completely disappear, as if they were a ghost (yep, we went there)…. Read more »

Unsure if its Time for a New Job? Here are Two Red Flags.

There are hundreds of good reasons to quit your job. You could be going back to school, moving across the country, or getting a huge pay raise elsewhere. Sometimes though, your reason for quitting is not as obvious or easy to explain. And if you’ve been at your job for a while you may find… Read more »

How’s Your Attitude?

Most employers agree that work experience is one of the most important determining factors when hiring an employee. Proof that you can do the job you’re applying for is crucial, but not always the decision-maker.  So what’s the other most important factor? That would be your attitude! You can have the perfect skill set and… Read more »

The Happy-Holiday-Job-Search!

The Holidays are a busy time for everyone. Between buying gifts, visiting loved ones, and cooking up a feast the job search often takes a backseat. Many people assume that employers are not hiring during this hectic time, however, many companies are still hiring throughout the month of December! While some industries definitely do slow… Read more »

The Right Way to Write a Resume

Writing a resume can seem daunting, especially if you’ve never created one before. Although it isn’t always required, a resume is  very helpful in your job search and can save you time on job applications. Plus, you can post your resume to online job boards and have employers find you- it doesn’t get any easier… Read more »

What’s the Deal with Erie Industry?

Erie, Pennsylvania was founded on industry. Take a drive down West 12th to the area commonly known as the “12th Street Corridor” and you’ll see rows of huge, brick industrial buildings. Each one of these buildings tells the story of over 1,000 people who work in this small cluster of shops and foundries. Across the… Read more »

Should You Work While Attending College?

Today’s college graduates are in a pickle: they need a job to gain experience but they also need experience to get the job! While education and internships are helpful, they often don’t compare to real world work experience from an employer’s perspective.  Working through college can help with this problem, while earning some money! Here’s… Read more »