Criminal Record – Stigma For Life When Seeking Employment

A look at the difficult life an ex-convict or someone with a criminal record faces, from getting a job to just trying to fit into society. If you've ever been convicted of a crime, no matter how small, you know the stigma that you carry with you because of that conviction.  Unfortunately, even something as minor as a shoplifting charge or disorderly conduct conviction can make life difficult in so many areas. Probably the area where a criminal record has the most impact is in applying for and getting a job.  While there are laws against discrimination, and yes, not hiring somebody … [Read more...]

What To Do If You Would Like To Change Jobs

Are you currently unhappy with your employer or your job?  If you regularly find yourself in a work related conflicts, if you are regularly required to work late, or if you unsatisfied with your current pay, you may find the need to change jobs.  If this is something that you would like to do, you are advised to proceed with caution.  Terminating your position with your current employer and finding a new job is something that is more than possible to do, but you need to be careful with your actions, as they can have dire consequences. Before Quitting, Examine Your Reasons Before officially … [Read more...]

Out of work? Your job is to find a job.

Job Hunting Tips To Help You Find A Job Are you a fresh graduate and planning to look for a job? Did you just recently quit your job and are looking for greener pastures? Are you unemployed and have little experience regarding ways to secure a job? Whatever your situation may be, it would be to your advantage to study the following tips: Check your resume for mistakes Before submitting your resume to a prospective employer, check your resume for corrections at least three times before handing it over. After researching about the job position, it is critical that you format your resume to … [Read more...]

Learn How and Where To Look For Jobs

"Hot Tips on How to Job Scout" Prior to looking for the specific job that would be the best fit for you, learn how to effectively market your talents.  This will help you gauge the possibility of landing  the job you want.  First, skills and interests should be evaluated personally.  Jotting down a list would definitely be the best way to define your capabilities; second, to know your limitations.  There are jobs that are too demanding that might not work for you, or jobs that you may be overly qualified for; and third, planning the time as soon as there is an inner instinct that tells you … [Read more...]