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How to Get a Better Job and Make More Money, Sick at Work?, Work Lessons from Marie Kondo, and the Fastest-Growing Job Sectors

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The Alaant Advisor is our column focused on all things going on in the world of recruiting, job placement, and search. Think of it as your weekly briefing—a handy, quick guide to what's going on.

Here's what's happening this week:

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Alaant Clients Share their 2019 Hiring Resolutions

By: Miriam Dushane via Alaant Blogs

We recently surveyed our clients and asked for their New Year hiring resolutions. Here’s what hiring managers are resolved to do in 2019...

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How to Get a Better Job (and Make More Money) Right Now

By: Kristen Bahler - ViaTime Money

At last count, there were about 7 million open jobs in the U.S. — a near-record high. And while wages are up for everyone, job switchers are raking in more money than those who stay put…

How to deal with sick people at work

It's not you, it's the flu: Women avoid sick co-workers

By: Anne Stych via Biz Journals

Nearly 40 percent of people admit going to work sick because of a fear of "missing out." Women are better than men at taking steps to avoid getting the flu at work, which is likely one big virus incubator thanks to sick co-workers returning prematurely…

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6 Lessons From Marie Kondo's Netflix Show You Can Apply To Work And Career

By Monica Torres via HuffPost

On Netflix’s new show “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo,” people purge mountains of their possessions and get their lives organized under the guidance of tidying expert Marie Kondo. The show is based on her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, which sold millions of copies and made her “KonMari” method into a verb.

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We Talked To Experts About The Most Valuable Things In A Job & These Are The 6 To Keep In Mind

By: Megan Grant via Bustle

Live to work or work to live? Americans are notorious workaholics, but in recent years, many of us have started becoming more mindful of striking a better harmony between our office life and our personal life. We've begun to prioritize jobs that allow for the much-needed flexibility to be successful in the corporate world and also at home…

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Healthcare added more jobs than other sectors in 2018, and the growth outlook is strong

By: Jeff Lagasse via Healthcare Finance

By the end of the year, there were about 16 million people working in healthcare -- about 11 percent of all jobs in the overall economy A lot of jobs were created in the U.S. in 2018, and healthcare accounted for 346,000 of them, for an average of 29,000 jobs per month. That's an increase over the 2017 total of 284,000 healthcare jobs created. Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest data…

Hot Candidates of the Week!

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Highly accomplished, aggressive Sales Leader with expertise in creating customer-driven strategies designed to stimulate sales and increase presence within the industry. Highly respected, credible and well-known in the tristate region with a strategic network of relationships and contacts. Proven track record as a top performer and overachiever, consistently rated among top sales producers and recipient of numerous awards and recognition.

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About the Author

Miranda March Digital Strategist for Alaant Workforce Solutions

Miranda March, Digital Communications Specialist

Miranda has a real knack for connecting the dots between employers and job seekers. She prides herself on keeping a pulse on the national and local hiring markets. In her downtime, she enjoys cooking new foods and spending time with her family. A little-known fact about Miranda is her love of video games, new and old.

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