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Getting Great Recommendations on Linked In

It’s good to have recommendations for your work on Linked In:

First of all, the recommendations highlight skill sets that are a priority for the company or contract. These skills may not be what you have listed so they add a new dimension to your work persona. You are not bragging, someone else is […]

500 SF Bay Area Low-income Residents to get Training

GREAT News! Nonprofit Jewish Vocational Services (JVS), the Bay Area’s leading employment and training provider, received a grant to provide low-income and minority residents the professional skills needed to obtain stable jobs that can lead to life-changing careers. The grant will specifically fund career pathway programs that address the critical skill-building needs of people living […]

The Daily Muse – A Community

Writers! Write Right! Find out more!

Career Advice ** Free Online Classes ** Who’s hiring?

From MUSE: Want to be a better writer? (Of course you do!) We found one of the coolest tools out there that will instantly boost your writing skills.

Not sure if what you’ve written is correct or makes you sound […]

Doing What You Love & Unemployed Life

Imagine if…. you couldn’t do what you love. Many of us have found the right career, the perfect position or the Best Team. Sometimes layoffs and downsizing mean that you don’t get to do what you love. The book, Unemployed Life is about this process of getting back your life, job, hope.

Indiegogo is working […]

Do You Know How To Find Hidden Jobs?

Did you realize that something like only 5 out of 1000 online job applications ever make it to the hiring manager’s desk? Not only is that very discouraging, but who has that kind of time to waste in their job search, anyway?

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That’s why learning to tap into the hidden […]

Stress is NO JOKE!

This is from Deepak Chopra MD:

I don’t want to open the vast discussion of stress that now exists, except to make two limited points.

Stress isn’t good for you. The […]

Job Info you NEED to Know

Find out which companies in your area are exporting jobs, laying off workers, endangering workers’ health or involved in cases of violations of workers’ rights. The database contains information on more than 400,000 companies nationwide. http://www.workingamerica.org/jobtracker/

This site is explained in this video clip:

http://www.thomhartmann.com/bigpicture/hartmann-corps-getting-job-creation-tax-breaks-while-outsourcing-us-jobs

Job Train Open House October 7

JobTrain’s Open House is a great opportunity to see what they do so well. This group has made a difference in our futures by providing jobs, FREEtraining, coaching, office skills, computer skills, carpentry, green jobs, culinary arts, nursing and support for over 45 years. Located on O’Brien in Menlo Park. Check it out! You probably […]

Online Reputation and Career Management

This is an excerpt from an insightful blog / newsletter that is called Web Strategy by Jeremiah [jeremiah_owyang@yahoo.com]

In the digital world, expect your clients, new boss, and recruiters to review your online footprint. In fact, a Microsoft study “showed that 70 percent of hiring managers have rejected candidates because of what they […]

National Friendship Day

August 1st. If you haven’t gotten around to entering the world of social media, I would like to encourage you to check out LinkedIn and Facebook and Twitter. Why? It is an excellent networking tool, all three help you stay in touch with your group of “trusted advisers”.

LinkedIn is essential to working people and […]