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    A Career in Television, Not exactly

    Want to learn everything you can about your chosen industry. Perhaps you're thinking of starting your own small business and venturing out on your own. Both are worthy endeavors but to achieve you will need information. The career TV website can help. Career TV serves as a video data base for career and business related topics. Members can watch videos over prospective employers to learn what they have to offer and what it might be like to work for such a person. Members can watch videos on specific careers dealing with all aspects from salary to hours to potential growth....

    Advice for the Adult Student

    Return to school after several years can seem frightening. Suddenly you return to the world of deadlines, assignments and tests. As the years have moved on you may find that you writing and study skills have become a bit rusty. There is also the question of where you're going to find time to fit this all in. These are the concerns of nearly every adult that has even returned to school. When going back to advance your degree or finish the one you started the following advice can be very helpful. Look at financial help. You'll have enough to worry...

    Advice for the stay at home Mom

    Perhaps you feel that with the economy the way it is, taking on a part time position to help make ends meet is a good idea. Perhaps you feel you would just like to get out of the house more while contributing to the family economy. For whatever reasons, several stay it home moms are suddenly starting to re-enter the workforce. If one has been a stay at home mom for several years the task of job searching, interviewing, even creating a resume can seem very daunting. The best advice is to just do it. Start with the networks you...

    Advice on Finding the Right Graduate Program

    Graduate school can be quite a different environment from when you were an undergrad. You relationship with your professors is far more critical to your success so you want to make sure you find the right school and the right program for you. You need to start looking quite early. You should start applying a minimum of 1 semester before you intend to begin with some schools requiring more. Make sure you do your research on the school. A graduate program is a huge commitment and you want your time to be positive not stressful. Follow what interests you and...

    A new life in 30 days

    Many of us have considered going into business for ourselves but most talk themselves out of it before the idea gets off the ground. The safety and security of a regular paying job often deters many away from the tumultuous life that freelancing can bring. Skelliewag.org offers some excellent advice of how to start your freelance business and get it going in as little as 30 days. It offers advice on starting your website, choosing a title for your business and deciding which services you can offer. By following the step by step instructions one can be ready to start...

    Are you ready for a Change? Here are the signs

    Slowly but surly, the 21st century worker is realizing that working just to pay the bills will likely end in misery. More and more people are looking for jobs that bring them some sense of fulfillment and joy. This isn't to say that we expect out jobs t be perfect and without hassles but having something to look forward to each day besides the end is becoming essential. Are you ready for a change in jobs? Here are the signs that indicate you are burning out. 1. Are you planning your weekend by about 10 am Monday morning? 2. Are...

    Ask Riley

    Has it been a while since your last job search? Feel that things may have changed a bit since the last time you updated your resume? Well you're probably right. The way we search for employment now is vastly different from the way we did it a decade ago. However, this shouldn't stop anyone from expanding their horizons and seeing what else might be out there. The Riley guide can be a very useful tool in getting you up to date on the newest job search trends. It contains guides on resume writing as well as advice on how to...

    Asses your strengths and weaknesses

    We all have strengths and weaknesses but some of us are completely unaware of what they are. Employment websites offer their own series of tests and assessment tools to help you discover where you strengths lie and what weaknesses you may have. For Example, have you even thought about what aspects of your current job you have been expected to teach to others? Have you ever evaluated all of your responsibilities? What sorts of project have you been asked to take the lead on? What skill set do you have that others around you know they need? All of these...

    Be on alert

    Looking for a job through the various job boards can seem quite a daunting task. There are so many out there that finding the job you want can turn quite quickly into a never ending search. You can narrow this search down and streamline what you are looking for by utilizing the job alert option that several job boards offer. A job alert is simply a way for job boards to contact you when a specific job comes up. The processes vary slightly from site to site but basically it involves giving them you email and your specific set of...

    Be progressive

    Feel like you are spinning your wheels. Think your getting no where in life. Many of us feel this way as one day falls into the next with very little visible change. You may be making progress without realizing it. Why not visit the MyProgress.com site to see how well you are really getting on. MyProgress.com takes 3 of the main sectors of your life, your finances, skills and knowledge, and wealth and helps you tally how you are doing. By entering your data you can see how your progress is stacking up day after day. MyProgress.com can also help...

    Blog your way to Success

    Did you know that starting a good blog can lead to some good career opportunities? It can also be the source for some good, extra income. Becoming a blog writer seems easy but if you want to turn it into a successful venture that people will be willing to pay for then you need to be good. You should never quite your day job straight away to become a full time blog writer. Start your blog but do it in your spare time. You'll find it if you're that determined. You need to get noticed. Don't expect the internet traffic...

    Blog your way to a new career

    Think blogging is a mindless waste of time that only teenagers and the socially desperate take part in? Think again. Blog can be used for fun but it can also be a highly effective networking tool. Think about how many resumes you send out. Even at your best you couldn't reach the amount of prospective employers that you could by utilizing an internet blog. These can be accessed 24 hours a day from people the world over. Presenting yourself well on a blog can mean the difference between you getting hired over another, possibly more qualified candidate. Take this...

    Break down the Barriers

    Ever wonder what holds people back from changing careers or pursuing a new job? One may think the reasons are numerous but they can actually be broken down into 3 general categories. One of the leading barriers is a transition in culture. If you have been working in a certain sector for a number of years the idea of switching over can be rather frightening. Military personnel find this quite often when they switch to civilian line of work. Even thought he job they are moving to might be similar the two styles can be highly different. Career indecision is...

    Career Planner

    Do you want to make a move to a new job? Have you suddenly found yourself laid off? Are you tired of being passed over for promotion time and time again or are you simply realizing that the job you're doing isn't how you want to spend the next 20 years of your working life? Careerplanner.com can help people in these situations as well as others. Careerplanner.com can first get you started on the right path by offering members their may personality tests. You may find that what you are currently doing makes you miserable due to the type of...

    Change your life by getting online

    There are times when we all feel our lives could use a little readjustment. We all desire change at one point or another. It may seem odd that a website could provide the very tool your need to mix up and get your life moving but its true. The My Life Changes site is designed for those that want to get back in touch with what is important to them. It offers goal setting activities to keep you on your path or to get you back on it after a diversion. It offers advice on good financial management for the...

    Choosing the right Graduate School

    to advance in our careers many of us make the commitment to attend graduate school. Knowing which one is right for you can mean the different from earning that advanced degree or leaving before you are finished. When choosing a graduate school your attention needs to be focused on the department faculty. They will actually be the ones responsible for whether or not you are admitted. You will start interacting with them almost immediately so you need to work with people whom you are comfortable with and who will make your graduate school experience worth enduring. You need to check...

    Considering Freelance, Ask yourself the following

    Many that are considering a new change in careers have often though about going it along and freelancing. This can prove highly lucrative and satisfying but you need to take a good hard look at yourself before making such a decision. Freelancing may seem to offer a lot of freedom but it is deadline oriented. Can you make deadlines and are you disciplined enough to work without being watched. How much free time are you willing to give up? Much freelance work is done after normal business hours. Is this time that you can willingly give up and are you...

    Consult a salary expert

    This doesn't have to cost a thing, salary expert is a website designed to inform what executive salaries in the various employment sectors are currently at. If your thinking of making a lateral move, meaning a similar job to yours but in a different area or if you fancy the challenge of working in a different country, salary expert can give you a cleat and accurate idea of what you can expect to earn. Those that make lateral moves in many cases just assume that because you are doing the same type of job you will be making near the...

    Consult you Academic Advisor

    Returning to school can be a challenge for any adult. If you have spent a significant amount of time away then you may feel your skills are slightly rusty. If you have a family, job and other commitments then you may wonder where the time is going to come to manage it all. An academic advisor is there for you to help guide you through the education process. In addition to a place that you can go if you are frustrated with how things are going, they will also help you to map out your course of study. They can...

    Create a Bridge from your old job to your new one

    If you're a stock broker that dreams of one day becoming a best selling fiction author, probably the worst thing that you can do is leave your current position and start putting pen to paper. Doing this will virtually guarantee failure and the day will come when you go crawling on your hands and knees back to your boss. Try building a bridge from where you are to where you want to be. Taking the stock broker example; start an informational blog on trading, stocks how to make money. This will utilize the experience you already have while developing your...

    Do a salary search

    Have you ever considered just moving to a different location. Perhaps a change of scenery appeals to you. Before you leave behind your current location for one more exotic or even exciting, do a salary search. The cost of living index varies highly in America. It costs far more to live in Manhattan than Memphis and if your thinking of trading one for the other you need to be sure your new salary will be sufficient. Salary search is an excellent website devoted to doing just this. The take salaries from various employment sectors and break down what they are...

    Don't get side tracked

    There is one essential element to running your own business. Whether you are working just part-time freelance or full-time in your own business you need to know how to keep accurate records and invoices. Many businesses go under from inefficient and inaccurate bookkeeping. If you're new to the whole freelance concept and cannot afford your own accountant then why not look at the side job track website. Here you will find all the help you need on how to invoice, bookkeeping and how to keep track of time. When starting out in your own freelance business, the more things you...

    Don't loose face

    Face book has quickly become one of the most effective tools for communication today. This social networking page helps reunite old friends as well as find new ones. If used effectively, Face book can also be a method of attracting prospective clients and employers. Face book can act as your own online portfolio. Samples of your work, photos, writing can be placed there along with links to other sites that you may have. It can help keep everything organized and can give that extra personal touch you need to get employers to notice you. Social networking sites are quickly becoming...

    Don't throw stones

    Today we may feel it is difficult to obtain accurate information regarding companies and the ceo's that run them. Privacy clauses and fear of reprisals often prohibit people from speaking out and giving an honest description of what it is like to work for a certain place. Professional people don't want mindless gossip. They simply would like to gauge what tit might be like going to work at this place day after day. Glassdoor.com is a method to get just this type of information. Glassdoor.com offers information on salaries, company approval ratings and CEO ratings. The service is anonymous. Meaning...

    Do your Homework

    Just because you have left school doesn't mean that you will no longer have to do homework. When searching for a job you need to do more than look at the offers. A good search of the company is recommended. Searching out the company can help in a variety of ways. You can decide first if this is a place worth working for. Negative articles and employee complaints are all red flags that you should take into consideration. Second, knowing all you can about a prospective employer will help you put the right foot forward when it comes to the...

    Find. Apply and Evaluate

    It is difficult enough to find a job, next you need to follow a lengthy application process and possibly sift through a bunch of legal language when you receive an offer. Thinking of these steps many cases forces many to quit at the starting gate. There is help available from an old pro, the bureau of labor statistics. They have been in existence for over 125 years and are a wealth of information in the world of employment. They offer everything from interview tips to how to look at that job offer when it eventually comes. How do you know...

    Find a Folio

    Anyone working in the freelance field needs to know the importance of a good portfolio. A good portfolio is one of the most value tools of a freelance artist, writer, photographer or anyone venturing out on their own. To create your own online portfolio the My Folio Website is available. Member ship is free and it allows artists, lectures and designers to place their work online for the world to see. The freelance world can be highly competitive. You're no longer working for that steady pay check, your salary is going to be based on the amount, type and quality...

    Find your Niche

    When searching out a new career we likely head to the main job boards. This does seem to make perfect sense because of the number of positions posted there. This is a good plan but it doesn't mean that you should totally disregard the niche ob boards. Niche job boards do not attract the same amount of traffic but those that search them do generally find that the jobs posted there are of a higher quality. Not every recruiter placed their advertisements on the main job boards. Those that are looking for a specific type of candidate generally place theirs...

    Gain credit for working

    If you have been thinking for returning to school to either advance your degree or finish the one that you had already started, looking to work experience credit could prove highly productive. Several colleges and universities are offering this option for adults that have been working in a related field. Examples of this are teaching assistants being awarded a full semester's credit when taking up a teacher education program. Nursing and medical assistants have been able to share in similar programs. There are several of these available with varying differences between the different institutions. If you have been looking at...

    Get an idea of you Career interests and Skills

    when you left school did you really see yourself where you are today? The overwhelming majority of us would likely answer no. That same majority would likely ask, where did it all go wrong? Well don't beat yourself up too much. You like many got that degree or diploma and were immediately seduced by the lure of large salaries and big pay checks. Employers know what they are doing. If you wave a steak in front of a hungry animal what will happen? Now you feel that perhaps a change is in order but you want to be the right...

    Get a Piece of the Puzzle

    Ever feel like your career or business is going no where? Do you feel that if you could just get in touch with the right people that this would make all the difference in the world? Well it might, the question is how you get a hold of these key people that could turn your life around. Why not join the Jigsaw. Jigsaw is a network of people and prospective contacts that you can make. By signing on you are giving yourself access to thousands of people who can help you kick start your business in the right direction. Supplier...

    Get a Ryze

    the social networking sites are changing the way we search for employment at a near exponential rate. Sites such as my space and face book are quickly forging the path ahead for new career opportunities. Ryze is another such site designed to put people in touch with those that can help them move ahead in their chosen field. Ryze works to increase your networking capabilities helping you to make the contacts you need to get ahead in your current career or break into a new one. Using Ryze is fun and productive. The site is very user friendly and proven...

    Get Interested

    Many of us work our jobs for years until the eventual boredom sets in. Unfortunately for several people in the work force today this doesn't take very long. You may have a great job in the eyes of others but as far as you're concerned, getting up day after day to endure the same thing is really starting to get you down. This happens to so many people and the reason is quite clear. In our society we tend to base our career choices on salary and perks rather than what suits our personality or what we are interested in....

    Get in with the Executives

    Want to network with those people at the top of their profession? How would you like to show off your talents to those that can really make a difference in your life? With the execurate site you can do just this. Execurate allows you access to literally hundreds of thousands of top executives. You can contact them and increase your networking numbers. Execurate also lists over 200,000 top company profiles giving you access to the places that are rated best to work and who may be looking for new staff. Along with all of this access Execurate helps you keep...

    Get Linked

    When it comes to job searching these days or making an advance in your current career, a good presence online is essential. Web pages and social networking sites can make and even break careers. Linked in is a way for professional people to expand their networking base. Linked in is a social networking page that allows members to reconnect with old friends and work colleagues. Linked in can also help advance your current career. With access to over 45 million people the wealth of information available is endless. Members can make contact with prospective colleagues, employers and businesses at home...

    Get Minted

    Do you want to move your life ahead but feel you are getting no where. Would you like to start your own business but fear the paper work and book keeping involved? One of the key aspects that hold people back in pursuing ventures such as these is lack of organization, namely finances. Accountants can be expensive but for simple financial organization and management the mint.com website comes highly recommended. Mint.com is a user friendly method of getting your finances in check and organized. You can see how much money you have coming in and going out. When it comes...

    Get on the right path

    Ever wonder how you ended up doing the job you're in? Most of us have. What is important is that when it comes time to make a change, you don't make the same mistakes again. When looking for a job, try to find something that you are interested in. Yes your parents may have re-mortgages their house sending you to law school but if you find it isn't for you, you won't last long in the profession. If there is something you really want to try then do it. Don't let others talk you out of it because they believe...

    Get that portfolio in order

    If you are considering going freelance then there is one thing you need that will get you further than a resume or cleverly designed web page. Freelancers need a good portfolio. In fact freelancers rely more on their portfolios that resumes. It gives a prospective client a chance to look at the type of work you do and gauge the quality. A resume and a web page are things that can help you as well but remember, freelancing is usually done on a project by project basis. Placing all these on a resume is going to be quite tedious. However,...

    Get the Latest in IT

    For those employed in the IT field an excellent resource is Information Week Salary Survey. As with several other salary check websites, this one evaluates the various salaries and geographic areas for the field of IT. It is a field that can fluctuate from one day to the next. The creators of this site realize this and made it possible to view weekly reports in the IT sector. You can learn which jobs are in high demand on any given day and which one are lagging behind. You can gain an understanding for the amount of money you'll be making...

    Getting the Right balance

    Switching your job for what you truly want to do can involve a bit of a balancing act. Where are you going to find the time, what about money, finances and the challenges that may present themselves? Making a jump in careers is both exciting and scary but you need to incorporate a sense of reality. We would all love to be doing the work we are passionate about. However there is the reality of salary and can you make ends meet with this style of work. You need to think of the time factor. Are you going to keep...

    Get with The Times

    The New York Times Salary Tools are an excellent resource when one is searching out new career options. Anyone considering any sort of change whether it be job sector, position or geographic area can simply punch their details into The New York Times Salary Tool and in an instant they will be given a break down of salaries. Area of employment, title and geographic area are all things that can affect a salary. Before you consider changing any one of these you need to know how much you will be paid and if you can live comfortable on it. In...

    Get with Twitter

    Social Networking sites are quickly becoming the path to new employment. Many top executives do admit to looking up prospective candidates through their Face book and My Space pages. Twitter actually is the recommended site for job and career related networking and if used well can lead to some interesting prospects. Twitter takes a career focus and will search out information with Twitter members only. If you post useful information on Twitter you may find that people begin to come to you. Anything relevant to your profession that you can comment on in a professional way could be useful. For...

    Get your finances in order

    Going freelance is like experiencing a brave new world. Everything will change from your old style of working. As a freelancer you may find that you're working an entirely different set of hours from when you had a job. You also paid by the work you do not the amount of time you spend on it. Your finances are something else that you need to consider. While it is true that the potential for earnings as a freelancer is quite great, the money is going to come in at a different pace. You need to get prepared for possibly months...

    Give that Resume a Kick

    Even with the internet and the increase of social networking pages, still one of the most important job tools today is the resume. Employers can receive hundreds of these so you need to think of ways to make yours stand out amongst the rest. Talk about the impact that you made. Don't focus on responsibilities, what results you achieved. Put some thought into your references. Go beyond names and phone numbers, perhaps a few quotes or testimonials. Learn what makes you unique and work it into your resume. If you're struggling ask your friends or family. Tell them to Google...

    Give yourself a good self analysis

    First look at your strengths. You will have plenty. Sit down and make a list of all the strengths and skills that you have. Next you need to look at your weaknesses. This can be difficult but it is essential that you are completely honest with yourself. Weaknesses are nothing to be ashamed of. We all have them. Once you acknowledge the weaknesses that you have you can take steps to deal with them. What opportunities for development have you taken advantage of or can you take part in. Perhaps reading the latest business books or learning some new computer...

    Go Freelance

    Ever think of working for yourself? Even if you just devote a few hours per day to doing your own freelance work this can amount to some serious extra change in your pocket. If you have a knack for drawing, writing or anything that someone may value then why not check some of the many freelance sites hat are available on the net? Freelance Switch is one such place where you can go to view job postings as well as boast about your skills. You may have to start small and apply for several different projects before anything materializes but...

    Google it

    It seems that we can find out about nearly everything by simply punching a few words into Google. Have you ever thought of doing a Google search on your self? Many employers will do it so why not stay one step ahead and know what they will find. If you find anything inflammatory on Google you can take steps to have it removed. This is time consuming but worth it. In the mean time you can do some damage control. Create a web page that boasts your qualities and displays your work. Accentuate the positive aspects of what you can...

    Go to the Bistro

    If you have been thinking of getting into the freelance writing market. There is plenty of opportunity out there if you just seize it. Media bistro is one of the most helpful pages when it comes to advice, courses and contacts. Media bistro will help the writer create a resume and portfolio. The site also offers several freelance writing positions that members are allowed to apply for. Media bistro offers its own blog site so members can gain valuable practice writing for the internet. They can share their experience and expertise with the world further enabling them to get noticed....

    Go to the Vault

    Are you considering a career switch? Are you thinking of changing companies due to better prospects or are you simply trying to get ahead in your current position? In any of these cases Vault.com can be a very useful tool. Vault.com contains a seemingly endless supply of industry reports. Some rate the actually industry while others are as specific as actual firms. Vault.com can give a good salary overview so you can plan your finances should you be hired by the company you're researching. There is also a very informative series of blog articles available for members to view at...

    High rise, more than Just a place to live and work

    During your work like you have probably created more contacts that you can possibly remember. Business cards and slips of paper are fine for those first few but after a while these begin to accumulate and become disorganized. The High rise website helps to eliminate this problem. The site can help you keep all of your contacts organized and at hand should the day come when you need them. Whether for your own business or if you suddenly find yourself looking for other employment, the High rise will have those needed contact for you at your finger tips. High rise...

    Identify your greatest skills

    Chances are your profession demands skills that are needed by others. These are known as transferable skills and we all have them. You don't have to reinvent the wheel to switch jobs. You may find that returning to school isn't even necessary once you identify the skills that you can take to another profession. Sit down and make a list of the essential elements that your job demands and the skills that you perform well. You'll likely surprise yourself at how many you can list. Then take out the job adverts and start looking. Again, you'll likely be surprise how...

    Informational FYI

    Informational interviews can be highly productive for people searching out a new career path. Who better to learn from than someone who has been working in the very area that you would like to break into. Not all of us have the time to schedule informational interviews due to our own schedules as well as the hectic lives several of these leading experts have. Career FYI can actually help. Career FYI is a website that has with in it several transcripts of informational interviews. The topics are wide, varied and numerous. In fact, career FYI state that part of their...

    Interview for Information

    Want to find out all you can about an industry that is of interest to you. Why not schedule some informational interviews with people that are actually working in the field. Informational interviews are a very effective way to find out if this industry is one worth pursuing. It is also a very useful networking tool for the day that you do cross over and become a part of your chosen profession. An informational interview is slightly different than one where you're seeking employment. Your there to learn and you should not ask out right for a job or position....

    Its aMAZEing

    Choosing a career path can seem highly confusing and even frustrated at times. WE all have so many interests that it seems impossible to narrow the selection down to just one. The career maze website is designed to help people in this very situation. We all have personality types meaning that some jobs will suit us and others will not. Some desire the ruthless organization of the office environment while others are far more productive with clutter all around them some need the steady flow and pace of a position while others enjoy working on a project by project basis....

    It's in the cards

    With all the talk of networking and web pages it is important that we do not forget one of the simplest ways to attract business. Having a set of business cards made is one of the best ways to network and attract new clients. Business cards are far more personal than other methods of advertising. They leave the prospective client feeling different than if one has just handed a resume or looked at a person's website. Business cards are also lightweight, small and convenient. One can carry several in heir wallet making them prepared for that chance meeting at the...

    It's your business

    Want to learn all you can about your industry? Want to update your skills for possible more lucrative opportunities? Perhaps you're tired of your current line of work and you wish to explore other avenues for your talents. If any of these statements applies to you then Business.com is a website that you may find both interesting and useful. Business.com allows access to several key industries and offers reports on how they are expected to perform. If your industry may be downsizing it might be to your advantage to know this before everyone else. Business.com also offers a series of...

    It takes two to tango

    Feel you need some help setting and achieving your goals? Why not try the Life Tango site for some assistance and online support. The life Tango site is a way to first, find out what your goals in life are. They can be as simple as organizing a room in your home to backpacking across a major continent. Next the site helps you organize these goals into plans. Sometimes this is all it takes to get us started and before we know it we are achieving. Life Tango is slightly different in other goal setting and life planning sites in...

    Job boards to avoid

    there are literally thousands of job boards to look through. Those of us that are searching out a new career path are spoiled for choice when it comes to places to look. However, many of these job boards end in futile searches. Many just lead the searcher down a series of blind alleys. This isn't exactly criminal however it does take you time and energy away from the main goal that is finding a new position. There are some excellent job sites out there and all you need are some basic skills to teach you how to sift the good...

    Keeping it together

    Searching for a job can almost be a job in itself. With resumes, interviews, appointments and all the other tasks that go along with the employment search, one can soon find themselves overwhelmed and exhausted. Work solver can keep all of this in line for you. When we start searching for positions some of us send out so many applications that we forget who we have sent them to. When the interview requests start coming back it can prove rather difficult to sift through the 100 applications you have sent out to find out who these people are and what...

    Keep it Clean Online

    Posting pictures on the internet should be just good fun. However, you wouldn't want one drunken night to come back to haunt you when your out searching for that next job. As the internet as become more and more a part of our lives employers are using it at an increasing pace to screen and scan potential candidates. Several will do a Google search on a name while others have gone so far as to sift through social networking sites. Even though what you place on your site may be your business, you may find that a potential employer doesn't...

    Keep that resume updated and in good order

    In most cases your introduction to a new employer or supervisor is going to be via your resume. It is essential that you keep this updated and looking sharp. Job opportunities don't always come when you expect them, sometimes you'll make a contact that you don't realize and one day the phone call comes. Having an up to date and current resume will get you started off on the right foot. If you considering a career switch, you may want to revamp your resume into different forms. If you have been working in business consulting and are trying to switch...

    Keep that website looking sharp

    It used to be that the first introduction an employer had for a prospective employee was the resume. Resumes are still vitally important but now a good website is just as essential. Keeping your website looking good and updated is an excellent way for employers to see your talents. Your website can act as a portfolio for you and your abilities. It is a great place to post samples of your work and projects. The cost is minimal with hosting costing less than 10 dollars per year. With the economy the way it is, the job market is becoming ever...

    Know you Strengths

    Do you know what you are good at? Ever wondered if there is a job tat is suited to your own strengths? You might be surprised to hear that the answer is likely yes. Too often we search out the salary and benefits when we look for a job. What we really should be looking for is how that particular job will fit in with our personal strengths and out individual personalities. If you're not sure of your own strengths then try one of the many personality questionnaires on the various job board websites. It may sound like a futile...

    Learn the Tools of the Trade

    Searching for a job may seem like a daunting task. We can spend so much time that the act of searching for a position can be a full time job in itself. There are several tools available to help in this endeavor. Taking advantage of these can help lead you to your new job at a much faster pace. Today nearly everyone uses My Space and Facebook as ways to network with friends. These can be just as effective when it comes time to look for a new job. Posting your resume and samples of your work is a highly...

    Learn to evaluate the Job Boards

    There are literally hundreds of job boards out there for you to search but how do you know if the one's you are searching are the best? Searching for a new job is time consuming enough so you don't want that time wasted searching through board that will lead you no where. A good piece of advice is to start with the leading job boards. If you don't know who they are then topjobsites.com can help. They rate the best job boards according to the traffic the have. Check for any endorsements or testimonials from reputable employers. The sites that...

    Let's meet up

    Do you enjoy meeting and talking with new people. Do you enjoy sharing your goals and aspirations? Do you enjoy learning new things? How would you like doing all this and more from the comfort of your very own home. The meet up website allows its members to do just that. Meet up functions live an online events board. People can create groups, based on their interests and arrange meet up times to explore. Examples are meet ups for lovers of vegetarian foods, tennis fans and of course groups for young professionals. Meet up allows those that wish to pursue...

    Make a move

    Certain industries thrive in some geographic areas while they flounder in others. You may have to consider moving to a different area if you want to get into the job type and industry that you want. Moving can be a temporary venture. If you own a home that you don't wish to part with, you can rent it out temporarily. This will help you keep up with your payments while you decide what you wish to do. You may not have to move very far. Search out the area where your chosen job of choice is doing well. Start applying...

    Make some time for what inspires you

    We all have dreams and enjoy certain activities that we would do for free. Make some time for these things and see where it takes you. Unfortunately you will likely have to stick at your current job for the time being, but active participation in something you love could mean that someday you can let that job go. Hopefully before it burns you out. It could be something simple like creating an internet blog on an issue that you hold dear to your heart. It could be more hands on such as volunteering at any of the number of organizations...

    Money isn't everything

    Once you have been through the search and the interview, you're likely overjoyed when an offer of employment comes. Don't be too quick to sign on the dotted line. You need to look over this offer and make sure this is something you can work with. So many of us fall into the trap of looking at salary. Salary is important but there are other things that need just as much consideration. Make sure you know the official and unofficial working hours of your new job. How long are you expected to stay after the work day ends? Make sure...

    Need help in finding a Graduate School?

    It used to be when you wanted to search out colleges or graduate schools you went to your local book store and bought a guide that was as thick as a Manhattan phone book. Although large and lumber some these guides contained some of the best information available on schools and programs. Things have taken quite a turn. Today instead of spending 20 dollars or more on a book you can find out what you need to know online. Gradschools.com contains all the information you need on the graduate schools of your choice. By simply typing in your information you...

    Opposites attract

    You can learn almost as much with someone telling you what not to do than what to do. Many of us get quite down on ourselves when we find that we are out of work. The truth is unemployment comes highly recommended. You can sleep late, mess about on the computer and use the time to do the things you really want to do. Why would anyone want to work? Well soon reality sinks in and the bills start to arrive. Also people tend to look down on those that don't work unless they are independently wealthy. Sooner or later...

    Perfect Career, Perfect Quiz

    Ever here this saying, you can't offer what you don't have. It can be applied to nearly every aspect of life and holds a special significance when it comes time to choose a career. Ever wonder why so many people are unhappy with their jobs? You may think the reasons are numerous but the can generally be divided into a few general categories. The first is that most of us seek out monetary reward rather than the job. Second is we spend our lives trying to fit into this role that we likely never were suited for. Why study law...

    Quiz your way to a New Industry

    If you're fed up and bored with your current line of work and desire a total change, then why not try an employment based personality quiz to help you decide what new road you should follow. There was probably a time when you did enjoy your current job but now you feel like every day runs into the next with very little variety. Chances are you didn't seek the job you went after the monetary and material rewards that it offered. Its nothing to feel bad about, about 99 percent of us do the same thing. What matters now is...

    Research Salary.com

    A change in career will likely bring a change in salary. This could work out for the better but in most cases, those of us who make a career switch take a slight pay cut. Sites such as salary.com can help you determine how much you are likely to be making in your first year of your chosen profession. You can search according to sector, employer or geographical region. Even though you may not be making this change for the money it is still a good idea to gain an understanding of how much you are likely to be earning....

    Seek out promotions or other projects within your current profession

    Keep an open dialogue with your supervisors about what is happening and upcoming changes. You may find that you don't need to change companies or firms to get the job you want. Make sure that your employers know your desire for change, flexibility and advancement. In doing this, make sure that you do not neglect your current job. Make sure that you value it and perform to the best of your abilities. Despite what some people believe the best way forward is through hard work and open communication. You could try to blend the job you have with the job...

    Should you or Shouldn't you

    Some of us spend so much time thinking about making a change, we never actually get around to doing it. We would like to try something different but parting with that security of s steady job is a difficult thing to do. If you're one that has a home and family to support then the decision becomes even more difficult. If you have been sitting on the fence for quite some time and wonder of a change is the right thing to do, why not try the About.com quiz. It is designed to help you make the decision and at...

    So why did you leave?

    You have been searching for months and finally the interview day arrives. Everything is going well until that dreaded question is put out on the floor. Why did you leave your last job? This question has hung more people out to dry than any other interview question and recruiter know this. The best may to prepare is to know this question s coming and prepare. In answering this question well you should never bad mouth your former boss. Even if they were the worst person in the world to work for being discreet will earn you big points. Now gearing...

    Speak to people who actually work in the industry you want to join

    There is a famous saying; the grass is always greener on the other side. Want to know the reason? Many say because there is more crap over there. If you have interest in another field then absolutely you should pursue it. However, get some good advice from people who are actually doing the job. Find out first hand what the upsides and the downsides are. Remember every job has its perks and its disadvantages. Never trust written testimonials from television or advertisements. Most are written by people who don't know the first things about the industry. If you find that...

    Take a good look at your finances

    Changing your life may involve some touch financial choices such as returning to school to upgrade your education. You may have to work part-time at a job your find interesting to get a foot in the door. You may also have to take a lesser paying job. You need to evaluate the affordability of these options. Can you do it without any problem or will it take some significant sacrifice. You may find that you need to go without certain luxuries to make you dream come true. If at the current moment, it is financially impossible don't loose heart. Make...

    Take a Personality Quiz

    If you're not happy with your current job but are unsure about where to go next, then taking a personality quiz might help you get on the right path. They are quick and designed to help you find the right job or jobs based on what your personality is. Many times people are attracted to a particular job due to the monetary rewards that it brings giving little or no thought to the fact that they may actually be miserable showing up for this position day after day. A personality quiz is designed to lead you away from situations such...

    Take Naymz

    Social Networking sites seem to be the path to future job hunting. Several people gain valuable contact from simply placing key details on their My Space and Face book profiles. Naymz is another such site but with a career networking focus. Naymz allows people to build and expand upon their already existing professional networks. The user will be placed in with literally hundreds of thousands of other members with similar goals and aspirations. Those that have already ventured out into creating their own business can use Naymz to expand their professional name. Naymz allows for quick and direct communication within...

    Take the Express

    Do you thirst for knowledge. Do you feel you need to know all there is to know about markets and your current industry? Whether you are just starting out in a certain company or are one of the Ceo's, Ceo Express is a site you should defiantly look at. Ceo Express operates as its own data base of information. They collect and post daily the leading news papers, magazines and articles over numerous topics. Feel you need to keep up with the news? Ceo Express contains links to every major news channel in the country as well as some highly...

    Take the Steps to Change

    Thinking about a change in career. Well by following this series of steps you could soon find your way onto a new job with a whole new set of prospects. First, evaluate you current job satisfaction. Keep a journal of your likes and dislikes. Next, make an assessment of your interests, goals and values. There are several exercises that you can complete online to help give you an accurate picture of where you should be going. Brainstorm with friends. Bounce ideas off them but be careful not to let them talk you out of things that you are genuinely interested...

    The Medical Niche

    if you're considering a switch into the health care industry, or your looking to change jobs within the medical or health care profession then browsing through the Niche boards can be time well spent. The larger job boards are defiantly worth a look but overall, those that spend time in the niche boards claim better results. Remember, not all employers post their openings on the main job sites. If the need to fill a position quickly or want a specific set of criterion met, then sifting through the hundreds of resumes they may receive through the main job boards will...

    There is no such thing as a mid-life crisis

    Perhaps you desire a change of work place or maybe your company is downsizing. What ever the reason, finding yourself looking for work when you're of a certain age can seem frightening. Well it isn't as bad as it seems. Many of us in the 35-45 range fear being laid off because it means having to compete against the young, hungry crowd of graduates coming into the work force. This isn't as daunting as it seems. Remember you have experience and skills that they have not had the chance to develop yet so use these to your advantage. In addition...

    Thinking about Graduate School, think again

    To earn those big salaries and move ahead in your profession, you need an advanced degree right? Wrong. In fact there is evidence to show that getting that masters or PhD. may not be financially feasible. There are two general reasons for this. First, consider the cost of the degree itself. Masters and PhD. programs can easily cost over 20,000$. Yes you may get a salary enhancement but by the time it pays for the degree you will likely be ready for retirement. Second, consider the time it takes to earn this advanced degree. Unless you plan on taking a...

    Think twice before you just up and quit

    Quitting a job is quite a drastic step and many will say its best to have something to go to before you leave. Employers generally like to know that you currently have a job when they are interviewing candidates. Those that are without a position tend to raise questions as to why. Before quitting you need to think about a few factors. How long can you afford to remain unemployed? You may stay out of work longer than you anticipated. Can you count on your current place of work for a good reference? Your new place of employment will no...

    Try Open Courseware

    If you are thinking about returning to school but are struggling to find the funds. Why not try the open courseware consortium. The Open Courseware Consortium is an open publication that is completely free. Those that sign on receive educational materials from participating colleges and universities designed in a course format. By using the open courseware consortium you can stay up to date with the latest industry trends, learn something new without taking on student loans and time off of work. The cost of post-graduate learning can easily run over 20,000$ why not explore what is free and at your...

    Use Craigslist

    Craig's list is an online source for just about anything. You can shop, chat and search for employment. One of the downsides to Craig's list is that being fee it attracts traffic from all over. The majority of this is legitimate but there are always those scam artists that slip through the cracks despite the best efforts of the site operators. Despite the problems, Craig's list is an excellent tool for job searching and networking. By following a few precautions, Craig's list is not only safe but highly productive. Watch out for any possible scams. The site moderators do try...

    Want the perfect Job, reflect on your Childhood

    there is quite a well known publication known as everything I learned I learned in Kindergarten. Believe it or not, finding your perfect job may be as easy as reflecting back on your childhood years. What kinds of things did you enjoy doing as a child? Just making a list can prove quite eye opening. Now think, why did you do them? The likely answer is simple, because you enjoyed it. Children just do the things that they like because they are naturally drawn to them. They don't think they just do. By looking back you may find some very...

    Wet behind the ears, not quite

    How often have you heard you need to get your feet wet in your job? Well fortunately there is now a website that can assist job hunters and in doing just that. Wet feet is designed as an informational website. It offers industry reports on the various employment sectors to give new candidates an overview of how they are performing. Wet feet also operates a company ranking service. New candidates can find out ahead of time what the working environment at various companies will be like. They can learn about salaries and how past and present employees view their time...

    What about the Recession?

    Many of us would love to go into business for ourselves but after watching the news for about 10 minutes the most common reaction is to shelve that idea for when things start to pick up. This may come as a surprise but even in recessionary times it is possible to make a good freelance business. First of all you need to consider the source of the economic news. The media need to sell news to make money and book advertising spots. Unfortunately the news that sells the best is bad news. This isn't to say that we have all...

    What do you want in the Long Run?

    Before signing up for the post graduate program and surrendering your life to years of time management and study, stop and think about why you are doing it. There are those of us that want to return to school because we love to learn while others do it to move ahead in our professions. There are some that find themselves suddenly without employment and think that returning to school is the only way to get a foot back in the job market. For whatever reason you need to stop and think before committing yourself. Ask yourself where you want to...

    What is the outlook?

    Ever hear this story. Someone decided to study a particular field at college because at the time the outlook for this area was excellent. Perhaps there was actually a labor shortage meaning the jobs were quite plentiful. However, 4-5 years on after you have finished you degree you find that the field is not as lucrative as it once was. This story, although sad happens all the time. How can you avoid falling into this trap? Well the bureau of labor statistic produces some excellent information on the economic out look for certain sectors of employment. Searches can be done...

    Where to Look

    Recent graduates as well as those suddenly finding themselves unemployed need to know one key element, where to look for their next job. The task of looking can quite often turn into a full time job on its own with hour after hour spent on various job boards. Whether you're entering the work force for the first time or you have been working but are seeking alternative employment, searching the right resources can save you time and energy. You should search out the big job boards but don't discount the smaller, niche sites. Some employers only post on these to...

    Why not an Online Degree?

    Today with the help of the internet we are able to do any number of things. One of these is return to school. If you have been thinking about upgrading your qualifications but struggle to find the time then why not consider doing an online degree? Online degrees provide the learner with several advantages. With most online degrees you can work at your own pace. Yes you will have to meet deadlines but the flexibility is far greater than with standard programs. Online degrees are very accessible. You could be located in Maine but study via a university in California....

    Why not be a Twit?

    Social networking sites are quickly becoming the preferred method for job searching and head hunting. Several executive recruiters will admit to look up prospective clients through the many social networking sites. Twitter is one of the newest sites to come onto the scene. It provides a way for people to keep in touch, but also expand their world of professional networking contacts. Twitter was created with more of a career aspect in mind making it one of the ideal choices for those that wish to stay current in their present career or advance onward. Twitter is free and very user...

    Why not Blog?

    If you want to show off what you can do or what you know to the world then why not start your own blog? Blogging is a great way to show your talents, share your opinions and even make some money when you start to get noticed. It is quick and easy to start your own blog and many sites offer their services for free. All you need to do is sign up and start posting your thoughts. Don't expect the traffic to come zooming into your blog right away. It is essential that you keep you blog updated and...

    Work for yourself

    Why not work for yourself? Many claim that starting your own business is a foolish thing. Our generation has created this culture of go for the safe steady option. The lure of a regular pay check and the material wealth that comes with it has lead so many down the path of misery. Ask yourself the following question and perform the following tasks to see if freelancing and working for yourself might be the path for you. 1. The next time you're at work take a good look at the people and things around you. Take a look at those...

    Yahoo!

    Think Yahoo is only for email and quick web searches? Well think again. You can actually do some quite extensive industry related research by using the Industry News Archive in Yahoo news. The Industry News Archive makes it possible to research the health of a particular industry. One can learn how it is performing at the present moment and what the future out look is likely to be. Those thinking of joining a particular industry for work can learn a great deal from these reports. Those that are investors can also earn if their venture is likely to pay off...