We know how challenging an online job search can be. To increase your chances of getting the job you want, we recommend that you don’t send the same resume to every job you apply for AND try to find the hiring manager’s name so you can contact them before sending your resume. That way, you’ll stand out from the other applicants! Here are our best online job search tips to help you find a job online AND the 7 best online job sites to start with.
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Your actor headshots are your “business card” whenever you’re auditioning for parts. (Often, they’re the ONLY link between you and the Casting Director!) A working actor shares his professional headshot tips for actors, advice on where to get professional headshots taken near you, and secrets for taking the best headshot photo. Plus, he’s got some tricks of the trade for you to follow when creating your professional acting resume.
You can just about guarantee a job interview if you stand out from the other applicants in 2 simple ways: 1) Sell yourself in the resume and 2) Follow up after submitting your resume. Here’s how to do both of those things, and how to get a job interview… guaranteed!
Take it from me… you need to know how to write a resignation letter BEFORE you plan to leave your job! Your formal resignation letter is something that should be taken seriously — because you don’t want to burn any bridges AND you want references in the future. Here’s how to write a resignation letter in 3 simple steps. Plus, bonus tips: I’ll show you how to write a letter of resignation for retirement too.
Test drive your dream job by taking a vocation vacation. A work vacation (or learning vacation) is a great way to get hands-on experience in a career field you might like to pursue. And you’ll get one heck of a great vacation at the same time! Not ready for a career change yet? A work vacation is also a fun way to learn a new skill or try a new hobby!
Thinking of entering the freelance writing market? I had the same thought over 20 years ago. Now I’m sharing my best tips that worked for me when I was looking for freelance writing jobs. I started freelance writing from home years ago and now I’m the publisher of a network of 32 websites — and I’m my own boss! You never know what can happen when you start with a few freelance writing jobs online.
You do realize we have the youth of the nation home this summer and they’re looking for work — right? Unfortunately, there aren’t as many summer job opportunities available in retail businesses as there have been in the past. But that’s okay because there are lots of unique summer jobs for teens available, if they’re ready to work. Teens just need to be a little more creative and think outside the box! Here are some great summer job ideas to think about…
We’re all faced with financial difficulties at some point, right? Are you worried about how to ask your boss for a raise? Been there, done that — and have 3 great tips to follow when you’re requesting a raise. As long as you’re confident, well-informed, and positive, chances are you’ll walk away with exactly what you’ve asked for – maybe more. Asking for a raise might just be the easiest thing you’ve ever done!
See the 3 most important things to include when writing a letter of recommendation for a friend or colleague — and the things to avoid mentioning. Plus reference letter examples, templates, and tips that will make the process of writing a reference letter quick and easy for you!
What types of jobs are minimum wage jobs? You might be surprised to find out who’s working for a minimum hourly wage these days! Here are some minimum wage jobs that most people wouldn’t think of, some of the best minimum wage jobs, and how to move beyond making just the federal minimum wage.
Got a job interview coming up? If you’re not careful, you could really mess things up if you say or do the wrong thing! Here are 10 ways to guarantee that you WON’T get the job, plus the 10 best job interview tips to help you GET the job.
Have you considered the benefits of internship opportunities yet to further your career? There are internship programs for job-seekers of all ages and in towns of all sizes. If you’re needing a change career-wise, we’ll help you find internships near where you live! See which type of internship program is the right fit for you, as well as the pros & cons of various internship programs.
Whether you are unemployed and an opportunity arises in a new city, or whether your current employer wants you to relocate to another one of their offices, there are several things you should think long and hard about first. Consider your standard of living where you are now, the cost of living where you’ll be moving to, the actual cost of the move & all that’s associated with moving to a new area, and whether the salary they’re offering will be enough. We’ll help point you in the right direction and answer the question, ‘Should you relocate now or maybe wait this one out?’
Wondering how to quit a job? Quitting a job you don’t like can be a wildly cathartic experience. Take it from me, I recently left a job where I was really underutilized and under appreciated (no violin playing here — I promise). Burning the building to the ground would be illegal, and isn’t really my […]
Do you need to write a recommendation letter for someone? Not sure how to start? Here is the quick & easy way to write a recommendation & reference letter.
Sending an email resume is one of the best ways to get a job interview. But it’s a little-known secret that few job candidates actually use. Here’s how to email a resume.
Is your resume easy to read? Does it stand out? Is it relevant for the job you want? Does it use the “best” words? Start here to make sure your resume is up to par.
Don’t have time to head back to college but craving a new career? When resume writing: include volunteer experience, freelance work, and more resume tips.
Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Rachel Ray landed jobs without a degree. You can too! High paying careers without college are available – here’s how to find ’em
Want to try out a few different jobs before you settle into something full-time? Temp work may be a great fit for you! Here’s why… and what you need to do first.
Phone interviews are a pre-screening method employers use. These phone interview tips & tricks will ensure that you won’t be caught off-guard if they call!
See why unique resumes like the QR code resume and video resume are such a great idea in today’s competitive job market. If you want to stand out from the rest of the job applicants, you’ll try one of these unique resume ideas.
Are you unemployed? Whether you’ve just lost your job or you’ve been unemployed for a while, figuring out how to make extra money can be crucial. Fortunately, there are a number of different odd jobs that you can try to help you make ends meet.
For most people on the job market right now, jobs are hard to find — especially for more experienced workers. So the question is often asked, “Should I dumb down my resume to help get my foot in the door?” Here are the pros and cons of dumbing down your resume.
The current federal minimum wage is $7.25, but wvery state is different as to what their minimum wage is. Many states have established their own minimum wage — which is usually higher than the federal minimum wage. Here’s a list of minimum wages, state by state.
Here are 11 things you should do and 4 things you shouldn’t do in the event that your company is doing furloughs or laying off employees. Yes, you can make it through these tough and trying times!
If you are looking for a job — or a second job — you might be discouraged. It seems that jobs are few and far between these days. However, if you extend your job search to a few specific industries, you may find that there are quite a few industries that are actively hiring right now. Here are some places you may want to look to find a job, or possibly even… to start a business.
These new job search tips apply to anyone entering the job market for the very first time. I realize that ‘general’ job search tips can be found in books and websites everywhere, but these are very specific tips geared for TODAY’s job seeker. Consider these the best new ‘modern’ tips that will make the biggest difference in your job search.
While there are many good reasons to live in a home miles away from your place of employment — such as price, and the fact that you may have owned the home before you got the job — there are also many reasons to live closer to your job.
I have realized something about time and money. The fact is that sometimes time is more valuable than money. Here are some things you can do with your time that are more valuable than working a low-wage job.
Check out the results of Forbes’ annual best and worst paying jobs list. The results may surprise you!