Archive for Career Tips

Older people are facing new challenges in today’s job market. To help with these challenges, Revive My Career is running a three-part series providing tips for job seekers age 40 and older. This first part examines getting started, becoming tech-savvy, and connecting with others. The second installment helps you prepare job-search tools and find job […]

Age Bias Is Always a Threat, So Know Your Rights

November 23, 2010 No Comments

Federal law forbids age discrimination — not only during the job search, but also after you find a job.

Low-Income Seniors Find Wealth of Resources

November 22, 2010 2 Comments

When Mary Aguilar moved from Texas to California in March 2008, she struggled to make ends meet. After leaving her clerical job with the sheriff’s office in San Antonio to care for her sick mother in Los Angeles, she couldn’t find work, and she had to go on welfare to survive. Earlier this year, her […]

Moms Returning to Work Need Detailed Plan

February 2, 2010 2 Comments

The past few years of your life have been filled with bibs, bottles, diapers and toys. During your time as a stay-at-home mom, your career may have been the last thing on your mind. Now, however, it’s time for you to go back to work. So how do you restart your professional life? To boost […]

Niche Websites Help Moms Return to Work

February 2, 2010 1 Comment

You’ve decided to go back to work, and you want a helping hand as you begin the journey. Some of you plan to jump back into rush-hour traffic and head to a full-time job. Others are seeking more flexibility, such as working nontraditional hours or from home. Either way, you want support and advice — […]

In Tough Economy, Fewer Moms Stay at Home

February 2, 2010 No Comments

The nation is reeling from high unemployment, sending jitters through American households. In these difficult economic times, some stay-at-home moms will need to return to work sooner than they had planned. The economic turmoil has increased the financial pressures facing mothers. Layoffs have hit male-dominated industries, such as manufacturing and construction, especially hard. Three-quarters of […]

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10 Signs Your Job May Be in Danger

June 26, 2009 No Comments

Should you look for a new job? Although the decision ultimately is yours, career coach Cynthia Shapiro has some advice for you. If you don’t like your current position, the advice is straightforward. Send out your resume right away, says Shapiro, a career coach from Woodland Hills, Calif. But if you love your job, it […]

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Become ‘Me Inc.’ to Cope with Job Uncertainty

June 26, 2009 No Comments

If you still have a job in this layoff-battered world, it can be a little hard to concentrate these days. On the one hand, you’re trying to keep your job, but on the other hand, you know a layoff could strike at any moment. So how do you balance these two competing concerns? The key […]

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Federal Jobs are Hot Again

April 28, 2009 No Comments

The job market is in bad shape. In many industries, the pink slips are piling up as businesses continue to lay off workers. For the unemployed, the prospects may seem dim. But there’s a ray of light: federal hiring. In March, the U.S. government added 7,000 jobs while most other sectors cut back. Analysts expect […]

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Who’s Hiring in the U.S. Government?

April 28, 2009 No Comments

With layoffs wreaking havoc in many industries, frustrated job seekers are looking to Washington. So who’s hiring? Lots of federal agencies and departments. Here are a few examples: • The Defense Department will be hiring at the Army Corps of Engineers and within the Office of the Inspector General as a result of the recent […]

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