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Job Seekers Handbook

Guide to Employment, Job Search & Careers

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Guide to employment including job searching advice, job application information, resume and letter writing,getting hired, employment law, employee rights, wages and salary, employee benefits, and other employment related information for job seekers and employees.

Job Search Guide

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Where to find job listings, including job search engine sites, jobs listed by location and type of job, how to job search and apply online, confidential job searching, building your career, social networking, personal branding, and job search tips and advice.

Job Application Guide

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Here's information on the best ways to apply for jobs, where to look for jobs, how to apply for jobs, and the best sites to use to job search.

Job Interview Guide

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Are you ready to interview? Once you have been selected for a job interview, it's important to prepare properly. That means practicing interview questions and answers, dressing in appropriate interview attire, and, after the interview, sending thank you letters to your interviewers.

Resume and Letter Writing Guide

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Here's all the information you need to create effective job search correspondence, including resume, cover letter, and curriculum vitae writing resources, job search email messages, resume and cover letter samples, thank you letters, resignation letters, and all the other letters you will need to write to job search effectively.

Compensation

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Information on wages and salary, negotiating salary, paycheck and salary calculators, minimum wage, overtime, and other compensation issues.

Employee Benefits

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There are some types of employee benefits that are mandated by law, including minimum wage, overtime, leave under the Family Medical Leave Act, unemployment, and workers compensation and disability. There are other types of employee benefits that employers are not required to offer, but choose to provide to their employees.

Employment FAQs

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Frequently asked employment questions and answers, including workplace issues, resumes and cover letters, job applicant advice, unemployment and more FAQs.

Employment Law

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Here is information on what you need to know about employment law when you're job searching or when you lose your job - wages, background checks, required employment forms, unemployment and other related information.

Leaving Your Job

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Sometimes, we leave our job by choice. At other times, we are forced to move on because we're laid-off or fired. Here's what you need to know about leaving your job including how to handle a termination or lay-off, how to resign, retirement, how to say goodbye to co-workers, along with sample letters and job loss advice.

 

References and Recommendations

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Here's advice on references for job searching including who to ask for a reference, types of employment references including personal and professional references, how to list references, when to give references to employers, reference checks, and sample reference letters and lists.

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