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How to Apply for Unemployment
Are you ready to apply for unemployment? If so, know the facts. First, employment is a state benefit, not federal, and therefore the qualifications and benefits vary widely from state to state. In many states you can file over the internet. More ...

Recession Proof Jobs for the Over 50s
The current economic climate has left more and more people looking for recession proof jobs. Fortunately, there are some careers - even for those of us over 50 - that are pretty much recession proof. Let's take a look at a few choices. More ...

How to Become a Camp Ground Host
Camp Hosts are always in demand because the job involves dealing with idiots and cleaning outhouses. However, if you don't have a job, camping out for free can be a great advantage, and you'll meet lots of friendly people (most campers are not idiots) who can set you up with employment connections. More ...

Get The Job You Want, Even When No One's Hiring
In this book, career expert Ford R. Myers maps the new world of job search and reveals essential strategies for your success. You?ll learn how to seize opportunities that aren?t posted yet - how to make yourself an instant asset to potential employers - how to clearly stand-out as the best candidate ... and how to leverage social media, blogs, and other Web tools. More ...

How to Write a Resume - Objective vs. Summary Statements
It's hard to write a resume. Most of us are not "born salespeople". We are taught from childhood that it's not polite to brag about ourselves it's no wonder that when you're asked to "sell yourself" on a resume you freeze up like a deer in the headlights. More ...

Top 10 Job Strategies for Recent College Graduates
When the graduation celebrations have ended, many recent graduates must consider what they are going to do with their lives. Surprisingly, the majority of the graduating seniors did not have any idea of what they were going to do. More ...

How to Get a U.S. Government Job
As the U.S. population keeps growing, more federal workers will be needed to provide government services. It's possible for layoffs to happen in Federal service, but they're very rare. More ...

How to Get a Job With a Criminal Record
Depending on the severity of your offense, your criminal record may not affect your employment prospects at all, or it may make finding a job nearly impossible. While you may face some hurdles, you will eventually be able to find employment, regardless of your record. More ...

Why Companies Hire Only People Who Already Have a Job
One thing that's keeping the unemployment rate high today is that companies want to hire only people who already have a job. Why do many companies only want to hire people who already have a job, and how do you overcome that bias? More ...

How to Get a Job for Which You Are Not Really Qualified
Have you ever seen a job posting you really wanted, but for which you may not be entirely qualified? The truth is that many employers are looking for people whom they personally like and get along with. Don't underestimate the power of emotional connections alongside qualifications. More ...

Ready For a Career Fair Near You?
Have you been to a career fair lately? If not, take advantage! Here are a couple of simple tips that will make attending worth your while: Tip Number 1: Get prepared by making a list of industries and employers in attendance that are of interest. More ...

Pretending You Care - The Retail Employee Handbook
I've never worked in retail, but I found this book loaded with truisms about people and society, and we all have to deal with people and society. This book is funny, but true, and easy to read, and sprinkled throughout the book are cartoons from the author's syndicated comic strip, "Retail", which makes it even more fun to read. More ...

Four Key Questions When Filing For Unemployment Benefits
There is often confusion about filing for unemployment benefits. Many people ask themselves the countless questions, and struggle to find the answers. Regardless of which state you live in, there are four key questions you must answer as you go about filing for unemployment benefits. More ...