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How to standout from the crowd

Finding a new job is never an easy task. That task grew even more difficult over the last half decade, when a struggling economy forced many companies to lay off workers and institute hiring freezes. As a result, unemployment numbers rose, and many out-of-work men and women found themselves searching for ways to stand out among a crowded pool of applicants.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles

Give your resume a face lift

The process of finding a new job has changed dramatically over the last decade-plus. Whereas professionals once printed their resumes and mailed them to hiring managers in response to job postings, nowadays resumes and cover letters are largely uploaded via the Internet or emailed directly to a company's human resources department.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles

Jobs change with times: What's hot now

It has been a stressful couple of years for college students. An unstable economy has led many students to second-guess their investments in higher education, and fear regarding employment prospects after graduation are common among today's students.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles

How to ask for a raise

As the economy has struggled over the last several years, many employees have felt happy to have a job, no matter what it pays. However, for those who feel they have been doing an exemplary job at work, they shouldn't let the economy prevent them from asking for a raise they deserve.

November 20, 2013 | Staff Report | Job articles

More school not always the answer for jobless

A struggling economy has left many people wondering when the job market will rebound. With an unpredictable job market, some out-of-work professionals and current students are wondering if obtaining an advanced degree is their best chance to stand out in a crowded job market.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles

Over 50? Here are tips for job hunting

Though the job market has improved in recent years, many men and women are still out of work. Perhaps most troubling, many of those people are age 55 and older who are fearful of an uncertain future and a job market where they are seemingly overlooked. According to a 2012 study from the Government Accountability Office, the number of long-term unemployed people age 55 and older has more than doubled since the onset of the recession.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles

Writing an effective cover letter

A strong cover letter may not guarantee you land a good job, but a poor cover letter may guarantee you won't. On its own, an effective cover letter can catch the eye of hiring managers tasked with finding worthy candidates among stacks of applications, while a poor cover letter may ensure hiring managers never even glance at an applicant's resume.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles

Considering changing careers?

When men and women find themselves out of work or dissatisfied with their employment, changing careers represents greener pastures and a new beginning. Many people who have successfully changed careers admit the change did them good. But individuals considering a career change should consider a variety of factors before making such a significant decision.

October 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles

Job tips for recent graduates

Though many college students dream of the day they will walk across the stage and receive their bachelor's degree, the reality that awaits many after the last note of "Pomp and Circumstance" has been played may not be what is expected because job availability remains bleak.

October 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles

Building a business wardrobe

The transition from college student or stay-at-home mom to full-time professional requires a number of changes. Those changes include updating your wardrobe to give it a more professional feel. Clothing that's acceptable for a jaunt to the store or a night out may not be appropriate for the office.

October 29, 2013 | Staff report | Job articles

Career pointers for women starting careers

While the job market appears to be on the mend, recent college graduates know they need to go the extra mile in order to get a foot in the door of their desired profession. And according to a Legal Momentum analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, young women with college degrees may face an even more difficult battle than their male counterparts.

October 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles

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Pembroke called out for Run for Heroes

A big group of runners and cyclists will pass through Bryan County on Saturday morning for a good cause.

May 21, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | Military

Graduations start Friday night

Area high schools will have their graduation ceremonies this weekend.

May 20, 2015 | Staff Report | Education

Military invited on river paddle

Join Outdoor Recreation on a leisurely paddle down a Coastal Georgia river from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 30. Lifeguards will be on trip.

May 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Things to do

HS graduations approaching

The deadline for expedited entry onto Fort Stewart for Saturday's First Presbyterian Christian Academy graduation ceremony is Monday.

May 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Education

Basketball Bash on Memorial Day

The Memorial Day Basketball Bash is scheduled for May 22-24 in Richmond Hill.

May 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Ogeechee River trip on May 23

SAVANNAH - Ogeechee Riverkeeper will hold a 7-mile paddle trip Saturday, May 23, from Scarboro Landing to Rocky Ford.

May 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Fishing tourney helps patients

The fourth annual Fishin' for a Cure Tournament, a panfish-tourney fundraiser for area children with health issues, will start at daybreak Saturday on the Altamaha River.

May 13, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation

Special Olympics Friday

The annual Liberty/Long County/Fort Stewart Special Olympic Spring Games will be held Friday at Long Bell Stadium/Track at Liberty Independent Troop Park, 607 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. Opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m.

May 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Golf tourney in Hinesville May 16

The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Chapter 46 golf-tournament fundraiser for disabled veterans will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Cherokee Rose Golf Course.

May 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports

Mothers Day on Fort Stewart

Make the day special for mom by taking her to the Mother's Day Brunch from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at Club Stewart.

May 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Things to do

Sorority members gear up for May Week

The sisters of the Hinesville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. are gearing up for a big celebration.

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle

Experienced diver describes rescue

Bill Eberlein, of Megateeth, is best known for the prehistoric shark teeth he discovers in Georgia's coastal waters. A former college instructor turned full-time fossil finder, Eberlein lives out his dream job searching the waters and embracing all the ocean has to offer.

May 03, 2015 | By Evelyn Fallon Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation

Don't delay saying yes to Jesus

Walking is not necessarily one of my favorite things to do, but I realize it is good for me.

May 02, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

Fitzgerald eliminates Long County from baseball playoffs

The Long County High School baseball team's season came to an end on Friday as Fitzgerald High School swept the Blue Tide in their best-of-three series.

May 02, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports

Shrimp black gill to be discussed

In recent years, Georgia shrimpers have been very concerned about black gill, a mysterious condition affecting the coastal-shrimp population, and one many shrimpers believe might be largely responsible for reduced shrimp harvests.

May 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

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