Job Seeker Resources

Job & Career News:

What Every College Student Should Post on LinkedIn - If you are still enrolled at school but starting to think about your career options after graduation, it's not too soon to build up your presence on LinkedIn. Employers and recruiters are on the lookout for rising stars to hire. So polish your profile, get recommendations from professors, and highlight some of your favorite projects to start building your personal brand. Read more here

 

Unpaid internships in jeopardy after court ruling - As you are searching for an internship, keep in mind that companies must provide their interns with the same wage and hour rights as other employees. This recent court case serves as a reminder that all internships must pass the six-part test outlined by the Labor Department for determining whether an internship can be unpaid. Read more here

 

Skills That Pay the Bills - The Department of Labor has posted a series of videos focusing on the Soft Skills that today's job seekers need to succeed in any career. Communication, networking, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, problem-solving and critical thinking, and professionalism have been identified by employers as the most important competencies, or Soft Skills, for their employees to possess. The Department of Labor's free videos focus on why these Soft Skills are important and what job seekers can do to strengthen them. Read more here

 

10 National Universities Producing the Most Interns - Facing an extremely competitive job market, more college students than ever are seeking internships to supplement their coursework with on the job experience. U.S. News recently reported on the top 10 undergraduate schools that had the highest rates of graduating seniors with internship experience. Read more here

 

Using Facebook to Help You Find a Job - You are probably not surprised to hear that over 60 percent of successful job seekers find jobs though social connections. In a Nightline interview this week Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, discussed other ways job seekers can use Facebook to help them land a job. Over nine million businesses have Facebook pages, making it an ideal platform for researching potential employers. Sandberg also pointed out that the Facebook ads that display on your wall are not used solely for businesses. Consider promoting yourself to targeted employers based on your skills or the type of job you are searching for. Read the interview and watch the video here

 

How a Good Candidate Clears the H.R. Hurdles - How do you persuade a company to hire you when the laws of supply and demand are against you? Get some ideas from this New York Times article. Read More

 

Seasoned Workers - Can You Change your Career After 40? - This article shows you how to make the most of your job and life experience. Read More

 

They're Hired! - We were encouraged by this Boston Globe Magazine Article which gives lessons from six determined jobseekers who tell how they found new jobs in this tough economy. Read More

 

Summer Job Tips for Teens - AboutJobs.com Inc Co-Founder, Jeff Allen, discussed summer employment opportunities for teens on The Today Show including tips on available jobs, work permits, internships, and more. Watch the Interview

 

Cover Letters:

Tips and Hints on Writing an Effective Cover Letter

 

Following Your Bliss:

Introduction to Following Your Bliss

To Temp or Not To Temp

The Early Bird Gets The Work: How to Land A Seasonal Dream Job

Part 2 The Interview: They’re Called Red Flags For a Reason

Part 1 The Interview: It’s Not All About You

Mentors Don’t Grow On Trees- Why Not Try A Job Coach?

The Ideal Spot: Finding that Perfect Place

It Shouldn’t Have To Be This Hard: How To Take The Sting Out Of Writing A Resume

Someone To Watch Over Me - The Value of Finding a Career Mentor

The Waiting Game - The Perils of Love and Job Seeking

 

 

Teen Work Permits:

The Inside Scoop - Teen Work Permits

The Inside Scoop - Teen Work Permits - 14-15 Year-Olds

The Inside Scoop - Teen Work Permits - Under 14 Years of Age

U.S. Department of Labor - Youth Labor

 

Internships in the News:

From Internship to Career: Leap Ahead in the Job Market

Summer Internships: A look in the Real Word

Top Ten Tips for Finding Your Dream Internship

 

Online Education:

15 Tips To A Successful Online Education Experience

 

International Employment Advice:

Tips for International Employment: What You Must Know

The AboutJobs.com Country-By-Country Guide: For Work Permit and Visa Information

The Skinny on Work Visas in the USA

U.S. Summer Jobs Less Tempting to Foreigners - Visa Costs, Post-9/11 Rules Discourage Many

 

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