Thursday May 23, 2013
Taking a career test is a little like playing "what do you want to be when you grow up?" with a twist. The twist is that personality tests and career aptitude tests can give you ideas about what you possibly should do rather than you simply pondering what you want to do. It's also fun to see the options for your future.
There are a variety of online free career tests you can take, so spend a few minutes and see what could be your new career!
What do you think? Do you have ideas about what you might want to be when you grow up? And even if you are grown-up already, it's never too late to think about what you want to do next in your career.
Here's advice on deciding what you want to be when you grow up, along with tips on when and how to decide about career options.
How about you? Let us know What You Want to Be When You Grow Up (regardless of how old you are!) and take a look at the types of jobs and careers other About.com readers are interested in.
Read More: What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? | Career Tests | Career Aptitude Tests
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Thursday May 23, 2013
Employment background checks are being conducted by employers more frequently than in the past. The increase in electronic data privacy requirements necessitates employers being more diligent when hiring workers who are accessing and managing personal data.
In addition, companies are concerned about negligent hiring lawsuits where employers can be held responsible for injuries caused by an employee, if they did not check the employee's background. Employers are also concerned about hiring responsible employees. Your credit history is important to employers because it an indication of how responsible you are.
What do you do if your employment history is shaky or your credit needs repairing? Zachary Hummel, Partner in the New York office of Bryan Cave LLP who represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, shares his perspective on the best strategies for job seekers when it comes to job applications and employment background checks.
Related Articles: Employment Background Checks | Employment Law | What Employers Check | Employee Credit Checks
Thursday May 23, 2013
Interested in working to help clean up damage from the Oklahoma tornado? Here's information on how to find recovery and restoration jobs. The job search engines are a good way to find tornado clean up job listings, and companies are hiring workers for a variety of recovery and restoration jobs. There are already many listings for workers to help with the disaster recovery efforts. As of this morning, I found the most listings on SimplyHired.com searching for tornado and disaster recovery with Oklahoma as the location.
When you use the Advanced Search options, you'll be able to search by type of position and narrow the results to include only relevant job listings in the location where you want to work. Here's how to search for disaster recovery jobs on the job search engines.
- Enter "tornado" as a keyword and Oklahoma as the location on SimplyHired.com
- Click on Search All Jobs.
- You can get more listings by searching for other terms including: disaster relief, disaster recovery, etc. and by listing the city where you want to work.
- Use Indeed.com's main search page to search by keyword "disaster recovery" or "clean up" and the location where you want to work.
- Or, click on Advanced Job Search or go directly to Indeed.com's Advanced Job Search page.
- Select a Location.
- Add Keywords: disaster relief, disaster recovery, tornado, clean up jobs, tornado clean up, restoration, etc.
- Click Find Jobs.
- You will get the most results if you search by state.
Local Job Sites
Search Oklahoma JobLink for jobs listed with the state. JobsOK.com is another source of postings.
How to Help
Here's information on how to help those impacted by the tornado from Adam Knapp, About.com's Guide to Oklahoma City. US Today also has a list of how to help tornado victims.
Related: Oklahoma Unemployment Benefits & Disaster Assistance | OKStrong
Wednesday May 22, 2013
What should you bring to a job interview? It's important to go on a job interview prepared with everything you need organized and ready to go including directions, contacts, extra copies of your resume and references. For some jobs, you'll be asked to bring a writing sample.
On the flipside, there are some things that you shouldn't walk into an interview with - including a cup of coffee and your cell phone. Here's information on what - and what not - to bring to a job interview.
Also, take a look at our interview checklist and our advice on how to prepare for an interview to be sure your 110% prepared to ace your interview.
Read More: Types of Interviews | Interview Questions | How to Introduce Yourself | Writing Samples for Interviews
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