Job Seeker Resources

Job & Career News:

 

YouthBuild grants totaling $76M available to help at-risk youth complete education, develop job and leadership skills - Getting an education and finding career success are plateaus out of reach for too many of our nation's youth. To help at-risk youth reach these goals, the U.S. Department of Labor sponsors the YouthBuild program. The program helps young people who left school early to complete high school or state equivalency degree programs, and learn critical job skills in demand in the construction, health care, information technology and other industries. 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

 

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

 

Cover Letters:

Tips and Hints on Writing an Effective Cover Letter

 

Following Your Bliss:

To Temp or Not To Temp

The Early Bird Gets The Work: How to Land A Seasonal Dream Job

Part 2 The Interview: They’re Called Red Flags For a Reason

Part 1 The Interview: It’s Not All About You

Mentors Don’t Grow On Trees- Why Not Try A Job Coach?

The Ideal Spot: Finding that Perfect Place

It Shouldn’t Have To Be This Hard: How To Take The Sting Out Of Writing A Resume

Someone To Watch Over Me - The Value of Finding a Career Mentor

The Waiting Game - The Perils of Love and Job Seeking

Introduction to 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

 

International Employment:

Tips for International Employment: What You Must Know

The Skinny on Work Visas in the USA

 

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