I Just Want A Job!

Be honest with yourself and others in your job search. You won't take just any job, so don't say that you will. There are probably some jobs you would laugh at, others that might diminish your self-esteem, some with too few hours and some with too many. There are jobs that might be too far away or those that don't pay enough. Instead of saying "I'll take any job," learn how to create and use a clear and concise message that includes all the important information. In a few short minutes you can then tell potential employers, friends and family what you really want in a job. Its amazing how helpful your network can be when they know what you want.

Read More

Resources for Career Development: You Have a Choice

Career assistance comes in all shapes and sizes. There are career centers that do everything from issuing you an unemployment check and offering skills workshops,to sending your resume to potential employers. There are individuals who specialize in assessing and increasing your skills; there are non-profit organizations that offer workshops free-of-charge; and there are for-profit organizations that offer counseling and coaching. Individualized career assistance is just as accessible as self-help books and group transition seminars. It seems as though lots of organizations, publishers, and individuals have jumped on the career assistance bandwagon, each with their own offerings and expertise. So how do you decide where to go for help? Read about your choices in career development assistance so you can find the help that best suits your needs.

Read More

The Ins And Outs Of Resumes

When jobs were in excess, the old standard for resumes was "just put it on paper." You listed your jobs, a bit about your responsibilities, maybe a highlight or two, your education and you were good to go. That was OK in the past, but now getting an interview is becoming harder and harder because employers are receiving hundreds of resumes for every job posted. This article will help you to understanding the role of your resume, the parts, what employers want to read within each part, and the options you have to make your resume standout

Read More