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Be ready for a new career in months

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Want to learn job skills and get ready for a new career in a hurry? Short-term training programs can be a great choice.

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Labor laws protect vulnerable workers

Sign: Do you know your rights?

Did you know that everyone who works in the United States has the same workplace rights?

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Do you need a license for that job?

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Did you know that nearly 30 percent of U.S. workers need a license to perform their job?

Learn more about licensing requirements in all 50 states.

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Find the certifications employers value the most

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Ready to boost your career?

Earning a certification is a great place to start.

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Can you erase your criminal record?

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Is a criminal record interfering with your job search and other goals? You may be able to seal your record and make a new start.

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Networking? Start using social media!

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Even though networking is a very effective job search method, it can be daunting to pick up the phone or walk into a room and start talking.

Online networking offers another way to reach a large group of people who can power up your job search.

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Job searching? Be prepared for a background check

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If you’re applying for jobs, chances are that at least one prospective employer is going to run a background check on you.

Your best strategy? Be prepared.

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3 tips for getting a job when you have a criminal record

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Job hunting is hard work under any circumstances, but nearly 70 million U.S. adults face an additional challenge: convincing an employer to hire them when they have a criminal record.

So what can you do if you’re one of those 70 million? Here are three steps you can take to increase your chances of being hired.

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Discover your local job search jewel

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For a job seeker looking for leads and resources, American Job Centers (AJCs) are a treasure trove of help.

Find out what invaluable assistance these federally funded employment centers offer – that leaves users calling them their local gem.

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Tips for discussing your criminal record at a job interview

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Ban the Box—laws that bar employers from asking about criminal records on initial job applications—have been passed in nearly 70 cities and 13 states.

That’s good news for job seekers with a past conviction—but it doesn’t mean they won’t have to discuss that conviction as they move through the hiring process.

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