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!

1,045 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mike Miller
    Apr 22, 2014 @ 14:17:45

    I have had 3 yrs off of work due to illness was on chemo, now trying to get back into the workforce, but they have nothing for me. I’ll do anyting even dishwasher. I am in riverside, california, can anyone help me, thank you!

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  2. yessica munoz
    Mar 27, 2014 @ 22:19:04

    I am a employer of select staffing for over a year worked in pegasus foods and today select staffing from commerce called me that they have another job for me but they couldnt find my information on the computer so I tried to apply again but the application is not showing on my mobile and I dont have access to a computer so how can I fix this problem can you help me

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  3. Anonymous
    Mar 25, 2014 @ 14:04:14

    I have a question, How do I retrieve my confirmation number again once it’s been misplaced? A job opportunity came up and the company asked for my confirmation number but I couldn’t remember it nor find where I wrote it down at please explain how this situation can be rectified. The local office said they (the office) can look up the name and not use the number but the company said they need the number to pull up the application please help

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    • anitaclew
      Mar 27, 2014 @ 10:47:10

      I don’t know about your confirmation number since I don’t work for Select. I would suggest that you contact the webmaster of the site (there is usually a link at the bottom of all web pages), or contact the branch to which you applied.

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  4. reggie
    Mar 20, 2014 @ 13:10:10

    dear ms. clew.
    I am a middle age hard working man, and cant find work. although I know why I hope you can help at least with my confidence. I was fired from my job in 2009.
    One month later I started a landscaping business for my self. Though I like the interaction with the people this kind of work is not for me. My question is I’ve been out of work four years now, how do I convince employers in ware house field that I’m employable and reliable.

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  5. Sterling
    Mar 19, 2014 @ 12:55:26

    “Applying for jobs with federal contracting companies”
    For approximately two years, I have been applying for jobs with federal contracting companies (Booze Allen, Lochkeed Marting, SAIC, etc) or via various job boards.. However, the jobs that advertise as being available. The companies or job boards never mention whether the advertised jobs are pending contract award or the contract has been awarded and they are advertising all available positions. Is there some law that federal contracting companies or companies in general cannot advertise jobs they are not actually available/opened. Since the POTUS said he want the government to more TRANSPARENT, why are jobs in private of public sectors being falsely advertised. Also, are there some Internet website that would list all federal contracts and available jobs/positions descriptions? Please do not suggest I contact my elected officials, because I did and it is a waste of time, which is the same with applying for jobs that are not available/opened. Please help!

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  6. Cynthia Jones
    Mar 19, 2014 @ 04:48:18

    Hi, Anita I’m currently living in Michigan looking to move to Hardy Arkansas I Currently work for a Boarshead Distributor in Sales and Merchandising. I have over 30 yeays experience in retail Deli/Bakery industry from Deli director to Merchandiser / Sales/ and Management looking to relocate soon. Any help would be appreciated could you steer me in the right direction. Thankyou, Cindy

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  7. Antonio
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 22:04:43

    Why do employers never respond back after people applied to the job? I can speak from experience that has happened to me so many times I can’t even remember. It would have been very nice of those employers to respond back to at least let me know if I got the job or not. Instead they would hire someone else behind my back the whole time while leaving me clueless waiting to hear back from them about the status of my job application all the while knowing they gave the job to someone else and never said a word to me about it. That is so wrong to treat people like that.

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