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Five Worst Jobs, Five Better Options

Here are five worst jobs - and five alternate jobs in the same line of work that pay more and have better hiring expectations....(more)

Using Social Media to Search for Jobs

Finding a job can be hard these days. You may have searched the help wanted ads of the local newspaper and Pennysavers of your area. You may have looked online for jobs. However, you may not have thought of using social media to search for jobs. A job search with...(more)

Tips for Writing Persuasive Job Objectives

Don't let the "Objectives" section of your resume stump you. This feared portion of the resume is your chance to shine and show that you are much more than an employee. Putting together quality resume objectives might seem difficult, but there are plenty of job objective examples that can help...(more)

Requirements for a Computer Software Engineer Career

The field of software engineering is growing by leaps and bounds. This is because computers are so important to modern life. Software is what makes a computer useful to people, so a lot of time and effort goes into building the software that runs computers. If you're looking for a...(more)

Staffing Agencies

The Pros and Cons of Contract Tech Jobs

Tech contractors frequently enter an organization as outside consultants who work for a predetermined period of time to accomplish a specific task. While some tech contract employees love these jobs, there are some downsides to taking on tech contract jobs....(more)

Using Headhunters to Get Hired

Finding a job is not easy. The job searching process requires hours of scanning job boards and poring over newspaper job sections. What you may not know, however, is that there are ways for jobs to find you. Head hunter agencies hire recruiters who actively search for candidates to fill positions. Understanding who headhunters are and how they do their job can help you land your next position in the workforce....(more)

Tips for Turning Temp Jobs Into Permanent Careers

Even in a highly competitive job market, finding a temporary position can lead to a permanent job or career. Temp-to-permanent jobs are not extraordinarily difficult to find; in fact, you can make your temp job permanent with a bit of knowledge and strategy....(more)

Work From Home

Effective Tips for Being More Efficient While Working at Home

Working from home offers a number of advantages. Not only does it provide you with the opportunity to be your own boss, but it also potentially provides a great deal of flexibility while allowing you to do something you enjoy. To ensure you have the greatest amount of success possible while working at home, be sure to keep these work at home tips in mind....(more)

Work from Home Opportunities in the Medical Field

There are many real jobs available to people who need to work at home for whatever reason. Even those with degrees in the medical field can find work at home that pertains to their area of study. There are numerous companies that are always in need of nurses and physicians for at-home work, and these jobs are typically much higher paying than other jobs from home. However, these jobs require a medical degree as well as a license to practice in the medical field. Here are some companies looking to hire at-home employees....(more)

Paid Surveys as a Second Income

The Internet has made it possible for more and more people to work from home. And though you may be wary of get-rich-quick schemes, it is possible to make money using the Internet. Many companies are willing to pay for consumer feedback and information. And so, online surveys can be a simple way to supplement your income. In addition to earning a little extra money, you can work as much or as little as you want and you get to create your own schedule. Here are a few sites you can visit if you want to try out some paid survey jobs....(more)

E. Chandlee Bryan, M.Ed. is a certified career coach, writer and speaker. A co-author of the Twitter Job Search Guide (JIST Publications, 2010), she has worked as a college career advisor, a recruiter, and with rocket scientists. At the height of the recession from 2008 to 2011, she led the... Read More