Job Seeker Resources

Job & Career News:

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

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