Job Seeker Resources

In the News:

Unpaid internships are classist - You need experience to get a job, but you need a job to get experience. Unpaid internships are a great way to gain job experience. But for some students, free labor is just not something they can afford to give. 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

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

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


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Summer Internships: A look in the Real Word

Top Ten Tips for Finding Your Dream Internship

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 1 The Interview: It’s Not All About You

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

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