Posts Tagged 'How to find a job'

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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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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Tis the Season to Shop for Jobs

As the holiday season quickly approaches, many of us are buying things for the ones we love and expressing gratitude to those whom we care about. In three out of the past five Christmases (hopefully a year from now I won’t be saying four out of the past six), my wallet took a deep hit by overdoing it at the checkout line. I’ve told myself, “I need a higher paying job to deal with this,” and I’m sure those who don’t have jobs say the same thing without the “higher paying” part. Continue reading ‘Tis the Season to Shop for Jobs’

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Happy Holidays! Isn’t it fun to be job searching this time of year? Actually, this is the most wonderful time of the year for job search. Let’s think about it: most people are focused on the holidays during this time. There are presents to purchase and wrap, cards to address and send, decorations to put up, plans for family and other holiday gatherings, special activities at your children’s school, cookies to bake – the list goes on and on. Continue reading ‘It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year’

GRATITUDE

November is the month that we celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s a wonderful time to be with family and friends and share a meal together and take time to be thankful for our blessings. Thanksgiving conjures up pictures of turkey, dressing, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce and other special family treats. Of course, then there are the parades and football games that take place in between naps and cooking and left overs. Continue reading ‘GRATITUDE’

Tiempo de Fiesta

richardCinco de Mayo was first celebrated in the United States in Southern California in 1863. In the 1950’s Mexican-American youths hijacked the holiday as a way to build Mexican-American pride. In the 1980’s commercialization of the holiday started and continued to grow into the current celebration of Mexican food, culture, traditions, and of course cerveza that we experience today.
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