Category: Job seekers

It’s 2023—do you still need a cover letter to apply for a job?

If you’re job searching, you may notice that some postings or online applications don’t require that you send a cover letter. You may have even heard that in today’s job market, overwhelmed hiring managers have no time to read through

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Career Profile: Pharmacy Technician

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Curious about a career that tends to have lots of job openings, and requires only a high school diploma to qualify? Pharmacy technicians are employed by pharmacies and hospitals to help customers get their prescriptions and make sure customer information

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What are the highest paying jobs?

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Want to earn more in your job? Wondering which careers pay the best? You may be considering a job change at this start to a new year; exploring high-paying careers can be a great motivator. To see the most recent

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Job search resolutions: a New Year’s action plan

Ready to ramp up your job search in the new year? This week is a great week to set some resolutions for your job search. Research shows that when you set goals, create a job search plan, and track your

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Boost your success in virtual interviews

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Virtual interviews are similar to in-person interviews in many ways, but they also have important differences.

To shine in a video interview, learn about the methods, and try some of these important pointers.

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Looking for work? Check out your local American Job Center

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Did you know there are nearly 2,400 American Job Centers that offer free job search and other employment assistance throughout the country? AJCs are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor Education and Training Administration, and you can easily locate your

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Thinking about an apprenticeship?

The 8th Annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is coming up November 14-20. Apprenticeship is an opportunity to for job seekers to get paid, hands-on learning and training in a new field. Apprenticeships are industry-driven—meaning they’re run by employers, not schools—and

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4 tips to help guard your privacy while job searching

You probably know that jumping online is a key to jobhunting. Social media sites greatly expand your network. Job banks help you to both focus your efforts and to learn about more job opportunities. And online applications can greatly speed

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Can you describe your skills and abilities?

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If you’ve been in the job market recently, you know that skills are increasingly one of the most important job qualifications on employers’ minds. When you understand the nature of your own skills, you’re in a better position to answer

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New on CareerOneStop: How-to Guides

CareerOneStop has added three How-to Guides to help website users discover and make the most of the resources available on CareerOneStop websites. Each of the Guides walks users through five to six simple steps to help them achieve one of

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