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Jobs and Listings
Job Hunting ..................................................................................................................................... 3
Careers .......................................................................................................................................... 78
Promotions .................................................................................................................................. 106
Listings ....................................................................................................................................... 160
A Resume Reference Guide
Are you in the process of finding a new job or changing careers? If you are, you may also be in
the process of creating a resume for yourself. Although resumes can be complicated and nervewracking to develop, they are usually a lot easier to write than originally thought. With that in
mind, there are still many problems or complications that arise. For many resume writers that
problem has to do with references.
On your resume, there is a good chance that you will list references. These references can
typically come in two different formats. These formats are personal references and professional
references. You will find that many employers actually like to see a combination of them both.
Also, on average, most hiring companies like to see at least three references on their job
applications and resumes.
Now that you know what many companies look for, in terms of references on a resume, you may
want to start listing your references right away. While this approach is one that you can take, you
may want to proceed with caution. As previously stated, one of the many mistakes that resume
writers make involves their references. Some of the most common mistakes, as well as ways to
prevent those mistakes from happening, are outlined below for your convenience.
One of the biggest mistakes that a job seeker, possibly just like you, makes involves listing no
references at all. If you are simply submitting your resume, you may be able to get away without
having any references listed, but you may not want to take any chances. If you are currently still
lining up your references, you may want to have the phrases “references available upon request,”
under the heading of references on your resume. Should you fill out a job application and are
asked to provide references, you will want to do so. Omitting information on a job application
may cause your application to be overlooked.
Another mistake that many job seekers make, in terms of their resume references, is not asking to
use a reference in the first place. In almost all cases, you will find that your references are
checked. That is why it is important that you ask each individual that you would like to have
listed on a resume or a job application before officially listing them as a reference. If you have
already submitted your job application and resume, without asking first, you will want to let each
individual know, as soon as possible, that you used them as a job reference and that they may be
receiving a phone call. This is important, as you do not want your references to be caught off
guard, as it may impact their responses.
As previously stated, most companies like to see a combination of professional and personal
references on their job applications and on all submitted resumes. This is a mistake that many
job seekers also make and one that you will want to not make. For that reason, you may want to
consider listing four references on your job applications or resumes. This would allow you to
have an even number of personal references and professional references.
The above mentioned mistakes are common mistakes that many job seekers make when writing a
resume for themselves. By keeping these common mistakes in mind, you can ensure that you do
not make similar ones. This should automatically improve your chances of landing the job of
your dreams or at least a job interview.
How to Create the Perfect Cover Letter
Are you in the process of finding and applying for jobs? If you are, you may be ready to mail
out your resume. Before you send out your resume or resumes, you will want to take a close
look at the cover letter of your resume. For starters, are you even using a cover letter?
If you are currently not using a cover letter, you will want to refrain from mailing out your
resume, at least right away. Many businesses expect to receive cover letters attached to all
resumes. In fact, many now require them, especially with mailed in applications or resumes. If
you are unsure as to how you can go about creating the perfect resume or at least one that can
benefit you, you will want to continue reading on.
When it comes to creating the perfect cover letter, there are a number of important factors to take
into consideration. One of those factors is the job that you are applying for and the wishes of
that company. It is common for some employers to list exactly what they want cover letters to
include. If you are given a sample or directions, you are advised to follow them. Not following
instructions can result in your resume, as well as your cover letter ending up in the “don’t call,”
As previously stated, a company may have their own preferences as to what they would like
cover letters to include. This is because no two companies are truly the same. That is why it is
advised that you do not use the same cover letter for each resume that you send out. Instead, you
will want to create and distribute different cover letters for each employer that you have. You
can have a sample cover letter or a template to use, but it is advised that you take the time to
personalize each cover letter in one way or another.
Speaking of personalizing your cover letter, you will want to personalize each cover letter that
you send out to the jobs that you are applying for and the companies in which you are sending
your resume to. For instance, if you are applying for the position of a legal secretary, you will
want to plainly state that position. This will automatically set you apart from a good percentage
of your competition. Customizing each of your cover letters to the particular job that you are
applying for is a great way to get yourself noticed, as you took a few extra steps not necessarily
Another one of the many ways that you can create the perfect cover letter for yourself is by being
short and to the point. With that in mind, you will not want to be too short either. A cover letter
should be at least three paragraphs and you should try and keep all cover letters under one page
long. It is advised that you do not use any colored fonts, as black ink should do. It is also
advised that you do not use any colored paper for your resume cover letter. Some job seekers
mistakenly believe that this catches the eye of those in charge of scheduling job interviews. Yes,
it may, but not always in the ways that you had hoped for.
As for what you should include in your cover letter, it is advised that you list a few of your skills
and qualifications. It is also important to keep this portion of your cover letter short and to the
point. Your resume will go into further detail, but it is still advised that you quickly outline the
qualifications and skills that you have. Be sure to focus on those that apply directly to the job
that you are applying for. For example, if you are applying for the position of a legal secretary,
you will want to summarize your computer software knowledge, typing skills, transcription
skills, and so forth.
The above mentioned points are all points that you will want to take into consideration, when
making a cover letter for yourself. In all honesty, any cover letter is better than no cover letter at
all, but with cover letters being relatively easy to create, why take the chance.
Interview Preparation Tips to Help You Make a Good Impression
Are you currently on the hunt for a new job? If you are, you will likely find yourself with a
number of job interviews scheduled. If you have been out of work for sometime now or if your
last employment was long-term, you may be a little bit nervous about soon-to-be upcoming job
interviews. If you are, you are definitely not alone. The good news, however, is that there are a
number of steps that you can take to prepare yourself for success.
If you have the financial means needed to do so, you may want to consider buying yourself a
new job interview outfit or getting your hair done, even with just a simple trim. Many have
claimed that a quick hair style or a new outfit has increased their confidence. This increased
confidence may be just what you need to breeze through your upcoming job interviews with
success. Even if you do not have the financial means needed to purchase a new outfit or have
your hair styled, you may want to turn to a close friend or family member for assistance, possibly
for the borrowing of professional attire.
Another one of the many steps that you can take to make a good impression at your next
interview involves researching common job interview questions. There are a number of books on
the market that are designed to assist those with finding new jobs. Many of these books include
job interview tips, including questions that may be asked. Familiarizing yourself with questions
that you may be asked, such as questions surrounding your strengths, weaknesses, goals, and so
forth, can help to improve your response time, as well as ease any nervousness that you may
In addition to researching or familiarizing yourself with questions that you may be asked during
a job interview, you may want to hold a few practice or mock interviews. These practice sessions
can be done in front of a mirror or they can be done with the assistance of a close friend or
family member. You will want to treat all job interview practice sessions like they are the real
thing. Be sure to answer all questions in a professional matter, as if you were in a real job
Another step that you can take, when looking to prepare for an upcoming interview that you may
have scheduled, involves printing off an extra copy of your resume. This makes you look
prepared, in more ways than one. Although the interviewer should already have a copy of your
resume on hand, it wouldn’t hurt to ask them if they would like to see a new copy. You may also
want to bring along a pen and a notebook. These items can be used to write down information
about the employer or job position in question. Once again, this proves that you are serious about
finding a secure job and it should show that you will go through great lengths to find that job.
You will also want to take the time to research the company in question. This is ideal if they
have an online website. You can impress your interviewer if you know about the company, even
just a little bit. Researching each company that you have an interview with should only take a
few minutes of your time, a few hours at the most. The basic information, such as the goals of
the company and where their main headquarters are located is often enough to grab the attention
of your interviewer.
The above mentioned steps are just a few of the many steps that you can take to prepare for an
upcoming interview or a job interview that you will likely have scheduled soon. Preparation can
do you no harm, only good. Additional preparation steps that you may want to take include
arriving early for your job interview, properly thanking everyone for your time and so forth.
Interviews: How Should You Dress for Them?
Are you in the process of changing careers or even just jobs? If you are, you may be in the
process of scheduling job interviews. In fact, you may even have a number of job interviews
already lined up. If that is the case, have you started preparing for your job interviews? Job
interviews can be tricky and extremely important at the same time. That is why you are advised
to proceed with caution and refrain from walking into a job interview without having done even
the simplest amount of preparation.
When it comes to job interviews, one of the biggest mistakes that a job seeker, possibly just like
you, makes involves their appearance, namely the clothing that they choose to wear. When it
comes to a job interview, it is important to remember professionalism, professionalism, and
professionalism again. In fact, professionalism cannot be said enough when it comes to job
interviews. Your appearance, namely the clothes that you choose to wear, says a lot about you,
your seriousness, and your professionalism. The worse mistake that you can make is showing up
for a job interview like you were simply taking a trip to the mall. Not carefully planning out your
appearance, especially your clothes, can have you eliminated from the job running instantly.
Although it is important to hear that you need to dress professionally for a job interview, you
may be curious as to why it is so important to do so. As previously stated, your appearance,
namely the clothes that you wear, can say a lot about yourself and your personality. Professional
clothes, such as a dress or a pants suit, shows that you are serious about the job and making a
good impression. Your professionalism and responsibility will also be brought into light as well.
You may be surprised to know that many job interviewers remember the appearance of their
applicants, namely the clothes, before all else.
If you are serious about finding a job or landing the job of your dreams, you will want to dress
professional in nature. With that in mind, different individuals have different definitions of
professionalism. When trying to determine what you should wear to a job interview, there are a
number of factors that should be taken into consideration. For instance, it is advised that men try
and wear dress pant suit sets. This is ideal; however, if the temperature is ninety degrees outside,
it may be difficult or impossible for you to do so. In that instance, you may want to opt for a
light pair of tan pants and a golf shirt. In the same instance, women should consider wearing
knee length skirts instead of full length skirts and so forth.
In addition to dressing professionally for a job interview, you may want to consider doing the
same for you submission process. If you will be submitting your job applications or resumes in
person, it is advised that you dress in a professional matter. This is because you may get the
opportunity to quickly meet with the supervisor who will be handling all job interviews. This is
your best opportunity to make a good first impression of yourself. It is also important to mention
that many supervisors, especially those in retail, choose to give job interviews right on the spot.
That is why you may want to dress as if you were attending a job interview, even when just
submitting your job applications and resumes.
Although you may have a suitable outfit in your closet already, you may want to consider going
shopping. In fact, you may also want to consider making an appointment at your local barber
shop or hair salon. If you have the funds needed to do so, you may want to purchase a new job
interview outfit or have your hair trimmed. You may be surprised, but these simple steps can
uplift your confidence like you would never believe. This confidence can help you successfully
breeze through your next job interview.
Job Interviews: What You Shouldn’t Discuss
Are you in the process of finding a new job? If you are, you will likely have a number of job
interviews coming up in the next few weeks or months. Job interviews, although nervewracking, are often a lot easier than originally thought. With that in mind, there are preparation
steps that you can and should take to ensure that your next job interview is a successful one.
One of the most important tips that you can remember, when looking to prepare for an upcoming
job interview, is what not to say. There are some topics that need to be discussed during a job
interview, but there are others that should be left out of the conversation. For more information
on what you should or shouldn’t discuss at one of your upcoming job interviews, you will want
to continue reading on.
One of the many topics that you should refrain from discussing at one of your upcoming job
interviews involves your personal life. For instance, you may not want to talk about your family
or any friends that you may have. If you are asked if you are a parent, you will want to respond,
as well as answer any other questions, but you will want to try and refrain from bringing up the
topic yourself. You will want to try to keep your personal and professional lives separate.
Bad experiences at past jobs are another one of the many topics that you may want to refrain
from discussing at job interviews. For starters, your information may be deemed as gossip. You
will also want to refrain from divulging important information about your past employer,
especially if they can be considered competitors. Simply taking the high road and avoiding any
topics that have to deal with poor experiences at your previous places of employment should
help your public perception.
In addition to bad experiences at one of your previous jobs, it is also advised that you refrain
from speaking poorly about any of your former supervisors. No matter if your boss was in the
wrong, you will want to avoid speaking about the conflict. That doesn’t mean that you should lie
if asked, but it does mean that you should at least use your best judgment. You will want to
show all prospective employers that you have respect for management, even if you don’t like the
If you were ever terminated from a job, you will want to proceed with caution during your job
interviews. Discussing a job in which you were terminated from may not work in your best
interest. With that in mind, it is important to examine the reason for your termination. Anything
serious such as sexual harassment or theft may want to be avoided during a job interview.
However, if you will receive a background check, this information may come into light anyways.
Once again, you will want to use your best judgment.
Bad pay is another topic that you may want to refrain from discussing in upcoming job
interviews. It is not uncommon for pay to be discussed during a job interview. With that in
mind, should you find the starting salary to be lower than you may have thought, you will want
to keep your composure. It would be impolite for you to leave in the middle of your interview or
complain about the pay. What you may want to do, instead, is spin it in a somewhat positive
matter that can still display your disapproval. You may want to consider asking about the other
benefits, like sick days or vacation days, which can be used as other forms of compensation.
The above mentioned topics are just a few of the many topics that you may want to leave out at
your next job interview. Of course, during a job interview it is important to answer all questions
asked, but just be cautious with your answers and do not divulge more information than needed.
Job Searching Online: What You Need to Know
Are you looking for a job? If you are and if you are like many other job seekers, there is a good
chance that you will turn to the internet to help you find job openings. If this is the first time that
you are looking to use the internet to help you find a job, you will want to continue reading on.
When it comes to using the internet, to help you find a job, you will find that you have a number
of different options. These options include websites that are commonly referred to as job posting
or career search websites, the online websites of local companies, as well as the online editions
of your local newspapers. To make the most out of finding a job online, as well as to have the
most opportunities, you will want to try to take each of the above mentioned approaches.
As ideal as it is to know where to look for job listings online, it is also important that you know
the ins and outs of doing so. If this is your first time looking for a job online, you may not
necessarily be aware of scams. In recent years, the popularity of online scams have increased in
popularity. While many employment scams are associated with work-at-home opportunities, not
all are. Before submitting your resume or a job application, you will want to do a quick research
of the company requesting your information. Never provide your social security number to a
company that you have never heard of before or one in which you cannot research.
As previously stated, you can use online job posting websites or online career search websites to
your advantage. When using these types of websites, you will want to take the time to customize
your searches. Should you not do so, you can spend weeks shifting through all of the job
openings, some of which may be located across the country from you. Many career search
websites and job posting websites will allow you to enter in your zip code to give you local job
listings. You may also want to customize your search to include a specific industry or a specific
When searching for jobs online, you may find yourself presented with the opportunity of
submitting your resume or a job application online. This is more than possible to do, but you
need to proceed with caution. As soon as you hit the “send,” button, you are often unable to edit
your job application or resume. For that reason, you will want to make sure that all of your
information is accurate before you submit your resume or application. If you are emailing your
resume, you may want to examine each company’s policy first. Some request that you do not
submit your resume as an attachment, in fear of viruses. This may require you to copy and paste
your resume into the body of an email. If you must do so, review your resume to ensure the
original format stayed intact.
It was also mentioned above how you can use company websites to examine open jobs. You can
usually do this by finding the online websites of your local businesses by performing a standard
internet search. Many companies have the jobs in which they are hiring for, as well as
information on those jobs, listed on their online websites. Even if you are unable to find any
local companies that are hiring this way, you may still be able to sign up for free job alert emails.
These emails will notify you when a new position opens up. While this may not happen for a few
weeks, months, or years, you have nothing to lose by doing so.
The above mentioned points are just a few of the points that you will want to remember when
using the internet to help you find a job. In most cases, you are advised to use your best
judgment. If a career opportunity that you find online looks too good to be true, it just may be.