Finding a Job
Applying for a Job? - Run a Background Check on Yourself
Over 90 percent of companies run background checks on applicants. Running a background check on yourself enables you to find out if any erroneous information is being reported about you. For example, a State may be erroneously reporting that you have a criminal record. Running your own background check will alert you to this problem so you can take steps to correct it before an employer sees it. 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 ...
Online Job Sites
The Internet has changed the way people look for jobs and the way employers look for people.
Ten years ago a job seeker picked up several newspapers each morning and searched the print
ads. Today a job seeker posts their resume online and receives an email alert from an employer
interested in hiring them. More ...
Telecommuter's Guide to Safe Job Hunting
Once you spend some time browsing for home-based job openings you soon discover there are gobs
and gobs of "jobs" that are... well, not really jobs. In fact, work-from-home scams are so
prevalent that many people simply give up searching. 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 ...
Phrases to Avoid in Your Resume
If you want to avoid being passed over for an interview, stay away from the dozens of clichés phrases littering thousands of resumes. Recruiters and H.R. reps are likely to move on to the next candidate's resume after spotting a couple of these clichés. More ...
How Social Networking Can Help You Get a Job
It did not take employers or human resources departments long to realize that the same tools that job seekers had been using for years could be used by them to get information about prospective employees. More ...
Resume Success Factors - What Exactly Is A Resume Anyway?
You know you're good... real good. The problem, though, is that you are struggling to
demonstrate just how good you are on paper. Ah... the resume. If you've ever written one
you know what a challenging task it can be. More ...
Successful Job Interviews: Attitude, First Impressions and Appearance are Everything
It is a well known fact, in the human resources field and industry that professional
interviewers will state that in most cases of job employment interviews that in the
time period that it takes to applicant to walk across the room to introduce themselves. More ...
How to Apply for Food Stamps
How you apply for food stamp benefits will vary, some, from state to state but the
general guidelines and requirements are the same. Generally speaking, it's fairly
painless for an eligible individual or family to apply, qualify and receive food
stamp benefits but there are a few things to consider. More ...
Re-Entering the Workforce
Many women (and an increasing number of men) decide to put their careers on hold
from time to time. If they have been away from the workforce for a significant
period of time, they may be at a disadvantage when they try to resume their career.
Here are six steps that will make re-entering
the workforce easier. More ...
How to Sell Yourself to an Employer
Some people always get the good jobs, and the others are forever stuck in bad jobs.
Self-marketing is what makes the difference. Your resume and cover letter give you
an opportunity to level the playing field. More ...