Landing That Second Job

Many workers have come to the realization of how important having a 2nd job may be in the efforts of sustaining their household. With the government shutdown, many federal workers weren’t getting paid so they had to find ways to supplement their income.

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Past & Present

In 2017, 70 million Americans had a criminal record. That’s one in three persons that may have extreme difficulty in finding a job. Although most Americans utilize online job search tools to locate job opportunities, these tools are not useful if you have nothing to add to your profile.  For instance, if most job seekers use LinkedIn, it’s less useful if you’ve spent some or all of your adult life incarcerated and don’t have positions to list or colleagues to add. It may seem like that task is daunting but here are some time tested tips from our former colleague, Wil Smith to help in your job search today….  Continue reading ‘Past & Present’

Surviving A Lay-off

As we move full speed ahead into 2019, some of us are still trying to survive the competitive job market. Those of us who were able to secure jobs during the very busy holidays may now be worrying a little about looming lay-offs now that the season is over. If you are one of those people that have encountered the challenge of an unexpected lay-off, this article has some great tips for you. The article was originally posted on this blog in 2009 but has some great advice that remains relevant today. Without further adieu, here is “Surviving A Lay-off”
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All Labor Has Dignity

Today we celebrate Martin Luther King. Not just the man himself, but everything he taught and stood for. Why do we still celebrate him 51 years after his assassination? Although, the man himself has passed away, his dreams, ideals, actions and concern for humanity lives on. Martin Luther King’s legacy lives on. Continue reading ‘All Labor Has Dignity’

The Non-Custodial Parent (NCP) Choices Program

Do you know what NCP mean? The Noncustodial Parent (NCP) Choices Program targets low-income unemployed or under-employed non-custodial parents who are behind on their child support payments and whose children are current or former recipients of public assistance. Continue reading ‘The Non-Custodial Parent (NCP) Choices Program’

The Most Important Question…Tell Me About Yourself

Thelisa LavergneThe Tell Me About…question is one of the most common starting point for the majority of interviews.  These infamous words, “Tell Me About…..” is the interviewer’s opportunity to begin what is called a series of open ended questions, geared toward getting the dialogue between you and the interviewer started.  Continue reading ‘The Most Important Question…Tell Me About Yourself’

Happy Anniversary Blogforce

This year marks the 10th anniversary for our blog. Yes, that means it’s time to celebrate! In ten years a myriad of changes have taken place, such as the popularity of blogging, social media and the way we use both to stay informed and find jobs. No longer are the days where we have to travel from company to company dropping off resume’s and filling out application. Today, you can sit at home, log onto your computer and apply to dozens of jobs before dinner. Oh, how times have changed.

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