Laid off man gets job offers after handing out resume on the side of the road

When the going gets tough… The tough get creative Patrick Hoagland was laid off as a forklift operator at a metal recycling company in Phoenix. He filled out several online applications and even handed out resumes, but wasn’t getting any responses. He printed 200 copies of his resume and started handing out resumes on the side of the road with a sign and a huge smile. In an interview to CNN, Hoagland said: I had Continue Reading

How to blow up an interview

Landing an interview is already hard enough in the first place, so why blow it? Even if you leave the interview feeling confident, there’s a chance you might have blown it without even knowing it. Here’s a list of things that hiring managers consider as disqualifiers: Being rude to the receptionist or other support staff You show up to your interview, and you are super polite during your interview, but were kinda rude to the Continue Reading

What Airport jobs can you get with a High School Diploma?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are about half million Americans working in the air transportation industry in May of 2018. These jobs tend to be quite high, with the median salary around $60k/year. These include higher level jobs, like directors, pilots and engineers, but there are also jobs that only require a High School diploma. Some of these jobs might require some training, such as mechanics, but you won’t need a College Continue Reading

Robots will NOT take this job from you

We all heard it: Robots will take your jobs! It is true that a lot of jobs are being lost to automation. We hear that factories are replacing assembly lines with robots. Truck drivers will be replaced by robots. Even doctors will eventually be replaced by doctors. I was recently in Seattle and came across an Amazon Go Store. The store doesn’t employ cashiers and employs robots, instead. I was furious, but decided to go Continue Reading

Things you should know before applying for an Uber or Lyft Job

Chances are, if you are looking for a job, you ran into one of their ads. Their job ads are everywhere. They NEED you. It can be a great job if you’re currently in between jobs, or if you want to make a few extra bucks after your regular shift. As with any other customer-facing job, as a driver, you’ll meet all sorts of passengers, good and bad. Here are a few things that you Continue Reading

10 jobs if you don’t like people and only have a High School diploma

I get it. Sometimes I wish I had a job where I could just put my headphones and work and not have to talk to anyone. If you’re an introvert and wish you could do that every day, here’s a list of 10 possible jobs for you. Warehouse Receiving and processing incoming stock and materials, filling and picking orders from inventory, packing and shipping orders or managing and organizing stock in the warehouse. Depending on Continue Reading

5 Interview Failures (and How to Avoid Them)

Job interviews can tank as quickly as they started.  Let’s face reality: Most hiring managers don’t need to be ‘wow’d’ initially.  If you qualify and make a good impression, you’ll probably make the initial cut.  Countless good prospective employees bust the interview with vain attempts to ‘stand out’ and make an impression.  Don’t go overboard and make these interview-ending mistakes. 1 – Inappropriate Attire. This is a big one.  Showing up underdressed (or overdressed) can Continue Reading

Land Your Dream Job With These 5 Tips

Though this may seem a little self-explanatory, it’s vital to understand these tips to avoid getting lost in a sea of resumes. Seriously, don’t skip out on this.  It could mean the difference between a callback and a trip back to the classifieds. Research your prospective employer. This should be obvious.  It’s so important to know the company, and what it stands for.  Interviewers ask a variety of questions to see how much you know Continue Reading

Four Seasonal Job Tips

The holidays are on their way!  If you work seasonally, now’s the best time to get cooking on those applications.  Here’s a few tips to kick off the season right. First come, first serve. It’s never too early to start searching.  Get your ducks in a row early, and start applying.  Employers like organizing their schedules ahead of time to reduce problems.  Show up fast and grab the best spot you can—before someone else does. Continue Reading

How to (Finally) Get that Raise You Deserve

Think it’s time for a raise?  Your boss probably isn’t going to pay you more if you don’t ask. Few good things happen without cause. If you master these skills, you’ll be able to pitch with confidence and get the salary you deserve. Focus on the previous six months Formulate a list of your ten biggest accomplishments of the period, and how it benefitted the company.   Be sure to highlight any occasions when you exceeded Continue Reading

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