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Top 10 Short Term Job Training Programs

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Hair SalonStuck in a dead end job? Want to do something different? Are you looking for a way to change careers without investing a lot of time and money on educational requirements?

A short term job training program could be just the ticket for you to gain access to a rewarding career field. There are a surprising number of fields that you can enter without completing long degree programs.

Some training programs are as short as a few weeks; others can take longer. However, all of them will provide what you need to get started on the path to a new career quickly. If you're stuck in a job that you don't like or are just tired of doing the same old thing every day, consider what else you could be doing instead.

All the jobs on the list have a positive employment outlook with high new job projections. Here are the top 10 jobs you can qualify for quickly, along with the job description, hiring outlook, salary and where to find a training program for each position.

Check out, as well, the top 10 unexpectedly well-paid jobs - you might be surprised at how much you could be earning.

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How to Report a Job Scam

Wednesday April 23, 2014

nullThere are more job, employment and career related scams than ever before. Scammers try to fraudulently get you to wire money or collect your personal information, or attempt any one of a variety of other job scams designed to take advantage of job seekers looking for jobs online.

What should you do if you've been scammed or almost scammed? Here's how to report a scam, including where and how to report an employment scam.

You can also add a scam to our list of top job scams if you got an offer that was too good to be true. If you've had contact with a scammer, share the information here to warn others and help them avoid getting scammed.

Here's a list of scams shared by our site visitors and here's how to post a scam, if you have been taken advantage of. The list already contains 1200+ scams reported by About.com readers.

Ask Alison: I Gave Information to a Scammer. What Should I Do?

Read More: Job Scams | Work at Home Scams | Job Scams List A - Z

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Great Resume Examples

Wednesday April 23, 2014

ResumeAre you having a tough time getting your resume to look good? It isn't always the easiest thing to do, especially when you want to make yours perfect enough to get you an interview.

Taking a look at resume examples is a good way to get ideas for your own resume. Here is a selection of great resume examples which will give you some ideas you can use to create your own resume.

When reviewing examples, pick and choose from among the different templates and styles to create documents that work well for your background and skills. Do be sure to customize your resume, so it is specifically targeted to each job you apply to. You can add a headline and/or a profile to help it stand out from the crowd. Here's how to add a headline to your resume and what to include in a resume profile.

Read More: Cover Letter Examples | Resume Samples | Best Resumes 2014 | Best Resume Writing Tips 2014

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Wednesday April 23, 2014

Are you wondering about what jobs sound interesting and which companies you might want to work for? Do you want to know what one of those jobs at one of those companies could pay? If so, take a look at Glassdoor.com. It's brought to you by founders of Expedia and Zillow.

Information includes reviews, ratings, company information, salaries, CEO approval rating, competitors, content providers, and more. Take a look at a few Glassdoor.com Reviews and you'll get the idea:

Glassdoor.com registered users (it's free and anonymous to register) can contribute an employer review or salary report.

It's simple and easy to navigate, and it's an excellent way to get inside information on companies you might want to work at, including how satisfied the employees are, what they see as the pros and cons, and how much they are earning.

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