Background and other employment checks are a common piece of the job search process. Many employers check into your background before making a job offer. Most often, this includes your past employment, your credit or financial history, or your criminal…
It can be hard to find a job when you’re young—especially if you don’t have a degree or a lot of work experience. And this summer, with the unemployment rate soaring across the country, it can seem nearly impossible. And…
Although getting fired from a job may feel like a disaster at the time, it can ultimately improve your focus, confidence, and overall career resilience.
For any job seeker who faces obstacles and frustration on their way to landing a good job, it’s worth knowing that you’re far from alone.
Find information, resources, and in-person help to overcome job search barriers.
Planning a job search?
Improve your chance of success with this checklist to plan your own personalized job search.
Have a brand new shiny teaching credential, and looking for a place to put it to work?
If you are a recently— or about-to-be—graduated teacher, there are excellent resources to help you identify strong potential job markets.
A job search can feel like an emotional roller coaster.
Read up on some of the most common emotional downfalls that may occur in a job search and how to avoid them or work your way through them.
Job searching is hard work. It can be complicated, it can feel mysterious—and it can sometimes seem like you’re the only person out there who doesn’t know the secrets to success.
There are two big indicators that it’s going to be a bright holiday for those seeking seasonal jobs: the unemployment rate is lower than it’s been in decades, and consumer confidence is at an all-time high.
Want to wow an employer with your skills, and create a memorable impression of the quality of work you’ve done?
Consider building a portfolio—a collection of your past work samples— to bring to interviews, send to prospective employers, or even post online.