Job Seeker Resources

 

Job and Career News:

Seasonal Hiring Up 27% Since 2010 - Hiring for Seasonal jobs is at its highest since 2007. Watch this news clip to learn why retailers consider their seasonal help to be such valuable employees. Read More Here

Free Employment Workshops in December - The Chester County, Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board has developed a Road to Employment program designed to assist job seekers in making their job search process more productive and efficient. They have scheduled free workshops during the month of December for those in PA who would like to register. And anyone can download the Workforce Investment Board's free online Job Seeker Toolkit. The program's goal is to educate job seekers about valuable (and mostly free) resources they can access during their job search as well as important steps that job seekers often miss while undergoing their job search.Read More Here

Secrets to Online Job Hunting - Signing up for online job boards may be less strenuous than pounding the pavement with your resume. But you still need to make an effort to ensure your e-resume gets noticed by employers. Red More Here

The Top 10 Skills Employers Want - The list may surprise you. All of the skills and qualities on employers' most-wanted list are the transferable "soft" skills workers use in every position, in every industry and on every job, both temporary and permanent.a href="http://us.manpower.com/us/en/job-seekers/career-resources/find-the-job/top-skills-employers-want.jsp" target="_blank">Read More 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 Here

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 Here

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 Here

Best Job Markets for Recent College Grads - Recent college grads can find themselves at a disadvantage as employers look for candidates with more experience. But they may stand out as being flexible in considering relocation or switching careers to follow that top job. Business Week researched the best states for your industry. Read More Here

Summer Job Tips for Teens - AboutJobs.com Co-Founder, Jeff Allen, discussed summer employment opportunities for teens on The Today Show. Review Jeff's tips on available jobs, work permits, internships, and more. Read More Here

 

Cover Letters:

Tips and Hints on Writing an Effective Cover Letter

 

 

Following Your Bliss:

 

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:

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:

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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