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Inside the decline of sales occupations

Inside the decline of sales occupations
Sales workers connect consumers to products and services. Whether proactively contacting potential customers through phone calls or text messages, making in-person demonstrations, or by being available in retail stores to answer questions and facilitate transactions, these workers drive sales activity for businesses.
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Arkansas Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates are available for May 2019

Arkansas Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates are available for May 2019
According to the latest occupational employment and wage estimates published by the Division of Workforce Services, statewide employment in May 2019 is estimated to be 1,217,420 with Arkansas workers earning on average $20.52 per hour.
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National unemployment rate rises to record high 14.7 percent in April 2020

National unemployment rate rises to record high 14.7 percent in April 2020
The national unemployment rate in April 2020 increased by 10.3 percentage points to 14.7 percent. This is the highest rate and the largest over-the-month increase in the history of the data (available back to January 1948).
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Applying Yourself

Applying Yourself
Some employers do not require a resume or cover letter, simply a job application. Ask the potential employer what they require to apply for the position.
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Crafting Cover Letters

Crafting Cover Letters
To some, the cover letter seems like an unnecessary document that employers simply glance over during his or her search for the perfect candidate, but that is not the case.
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Life After Layoff

Life After Layoff
Layoffs are always unpleasant for those who are affected, but that doesn’t have to spell the end of your career or future.
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Staying Social

Staying Social
It is important to know how to use various forms of social media to find a job.
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Tips to Ace the Interview

Tips to Ace the Interview
While job interview tips and tricks can change, there are some basic strategies you can always fall back on that can help you show the interviewer that you are a hard-working professional.
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Balancing Business

Balancing Business
Numerous factors affect our satisfaction in the workplace, but achieving the proper work-life balance might just be the most critical path to being a happy employee. Not only can properly balancing your work life and home life create less stress, it can also improve relationships with friends and family, enrich your mental and physical health and can even make you more productive as an employee.
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2018-2020 Statewide Industry and Occupational Projections Publication

2018-2020 Statewide Industry and Occupational Projections Publication
The 2018-2020 Arkansas Statewide Short-Term Industry and Occupational Employment Projections publication is now available. This is an annual publication containing short-term (2 year) industry and occupational employment projections and analyses for the State of Arkansas. It contains information on the growth and decline of industries and occupations in Arkansas.
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