Job Seeker

The résumé, the interview, the competition…. let’s face it, sometimes looking for a job stinks.  Lucky for you, you’ve come to the right place when it comes to sound advice. When job offers are  scarce, yet household bills are not, you need a resource that will tell it like it is, and get you back in the working world…. right away.

Here, you will find a variety of questions and answers that address common (and not so common) situations from people like you – people who are looking for work and need advice on how to get hired.  From interview tips to morale boosters, you will find a wealth of information.

If you have a specific question that has not already been posted, please feel free to submit your comments directly on our site.  The more interaction, the more Anita can “clue” you in!

1,098 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Desperation Hurts
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 07:56:43

    Dear Anita,
    I was a former volunteer in law enforcement for many years. I moved to another state and I had no network to find a job. I acquired a job at a Gas Station, my financial standing got desperate, so I took the job. I am close to graduating from college, field of study is paralegal. Has the desperation of getting a non skilled job going to hurt my chances of finding job in my field of study. I know recruiters assume, but how can I make them see I will do anything to take care of my family. That same dedication can be given to them also.
    Sincerely
    Desperation Hurts

    Reply

    • anitaclew
      Jul 23, 2014 @ 11:56:37

      Desperation, I don’t think taking the non-skilled gas station job will hurt you, particularly since you are currently in school. Check with the career counselors at your college to see if you may be able to get a paid internship closer to your field of study until you graduate. Hopefully, they will be able to help you get full-time work once you obtain your new degree/certification. The RemX division of The Select Family of Staffing Companies provides temporary, contract to hire, and direct placement positions in the legal and other industries: http://www.remx.com/RemX/main.cfm?nlvl1=7&nlvl2=103

      Reply

  2. Annan
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 02:17:41

    Dear Anita,
    I am relocating from Africa to Fortworth, Texas in a couple of months. Kindly advice what’s the best and quickest way of finding a job in America. In addition, given that my qualifications are not american, would you kindly refer me to employment agencies in Fortworth that can review my resume and advice on what kind of job i should seek or what training i should take to align to USA requirements?

    Reply

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