Finding a Job
Making the Most of Your References
When searching for employment, you will find that most employers will ask for a list of
your references. This may seem like a simple request to fulfill, but in actuality,
choosing references should be done with care. Let's take a look at some ideas to keep in mind. 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 ...
Strategies For Dealing With Getting Terminated
Getting fired used to be something that many people figured would ruin their career.
Obviously, getting fired isn't an ideal situation but it's certainly something that
can be dealt with, so that you get back into the work world again quickly with a
minimum of discomfort. More ...
Getting from College to Career - 90 Things to Do Before You Join the Real World
Every page of this book provides a way for you to move forward, no matter where you are in the
career planning process. The book includes convenient checkboxes to mark once each task is accomplished.
This book gives you the essential information and guidance you need to get your foot in the door
of the real world. Don't start your first job search without it! More ...
Seven Tips on How to Make a Good Resume
It's the question on almost every job seeker's list: How to make a good resume?
After all, if your resume is no good, it won't get past the Human Resources
department and you won't get a chance to shine at the job interview. More ...
I'm laid off!
"Laid off, terminated, fired, downsized, let-go"; no matter what the guise, many of us have
heard those words spoken. If you have not, consider yourself fortunate because it is common
in today's cyclical business environment. We've all seen the headlines, "Local Company Lays Off Workers". More ...
Must-Do's for Every Job Search
Many job seekers are overwhelmed by the amount of options that are out there today. In an
effort to navigate through all the muck and mire, I have put together a list of three of the
most effective tools that job seekers should keep in their arsenal. More ...
How to Write a Proper Resume
Personnel departments receive thousands of resumes every day, they don't have the time
to deal with resumes that don't fit into their system. That's why it's very important
that your resume contain the proper documents in the proper format. A resume should
include the following documents: More ...
Unemployment - A Golden Opportunity
When I was unemployed, I did the only thing that I could do - besides keep looking for a
job. I made myself more valuable. That is right; I became more valuable while I was
unemployed. How did I do that? I increased my education. More ...
Finding Senior Work Might Include Interview Nightmares
Imagine for a moment, that you are an intelligent and educated person that enjoyed
continuous employment and career growth throughout most of your adult life. Then,
suddenly, you find yourself divorced, laid-off and out of work. And, you are 60 years old! More ...
What to Do After Job Termination
Dealing with a job termination doesn't have to be your fault; you may have exhibited
a personality clash with your supervisor or manager. Sometimes, you simply made a mistake
that was large enough to cause the termination. Whatever the act or circumstances, there
are plenty of things to consider once you lose your job. More ...
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 ...