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!

1,256 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Libby H
    Sep 22, 2015 @ 08:40:49

    I am a temporary employee with lots of different assignments, nothing permanent since 1999. How do I show my resume that I am not a job hopper but a person willing to do any job while seeking that permanent job that is right for me?


    • anitaclew
      Sep 28, 2015 @ 10:53:50

      In my post, I give this advice:
      How to list these diverse assignments on your résumé? Group them all under the staffing company, using an umbrella date range. Then, indented below, list the different positions to which you were assigned and proceed to elaborate on these as you would any other job listing (duties, skills acquired, and achievements or accomplishments while there). If you had one particular assignment for an extended period that relates to your future career goals, you may wish to break out that position and list it separately to give it more prominence.


  2. Praveena
    Sep 21, 2015 @ 16:17:01

    Hi Anita,
    I am currently looking for a job but they are asking me work experience whereever I go. I need hands on experience. plz help me out of this .



  3. Adriana
    Sep 14, 2015 @ 14:22:22

    I’m currently seeking for a job I turn 18 on September 23 I wanted to know if I can start applying to a job even if I’m not 18 yet?


    • anitaclew
      Sep 17, 2015 @ 19:44:03

      Adriana, unless you are applying for a hazardous job, or a job where you serve alcohol (state laws vary on the latter), apply away!


  4. rakesh jha
    Sep 01, 2015 @ 21:06:16

    i am looking for a job which will be home based without investment.if anything is such type of then please reply me.

    thank you


    • anitaclew
      Sep 02, 2015 @ 08:22:39

      Rakesh, There are work-at-home jobs on the up and up that don’t require investment. But beware of scams; research the companies well. To find legitimate opportunities, add the keyword “telecommute” to “remote” to your job search to find jobs where you can work off-site.


  5. BfloNiagara
    Aug 26, 2015 @ 09:22:12

    Dear Anita,

    There was s management change at my former employer back in April. The new boss, among her other offensive comments, said that my husband had no business on the hospital grounds (please note, he is a chaplain and was there to address the staff on the needs of patients of his faith.) When it got to cracks about my turbaned spouse “looking ready to blow up the building,” I spoke up for him and his service to the hospital, and ended up fired for insubordination.

    Now I am looking. And I have to list this manager’s name on applications, though she only worked with me for two months. I’m afraid that this experience is only going to get me a job pushing a broom part time, if that. (I was a payment entry clerk.) Because this manager had spoken openly of potential reorganization, I’ve been offering that when asked why I’m no longer there. Is there a better way to deal with this, that won’t have me either trashing my former employer, nor looking like the office troublemaker? Thanks!


  6. Shanta
    Aug 07, 2015 @ 18:09:58

    Hello, Ms.Anita
    I recently applied for a position but my resume wouldn’t upload & after taking the survey it just started marking answers and it just closed me out. I’m not sure if this ruined my application. Please let me know if you can help me, Thanks


  7. Raul Roman
    Jul 29, 2015 @ 17:37:30

    Seeking for Work


  8. Brenda
    Jul 28, 2015 @ 09:24:12

    Goodmorning Anita ; etc
    I have a real problem seeking for a job. I am a 20 year old female who graduated with a High School Diploma, My situation is kind of unique , I say; because its very difficult and hard to get back on track. Well you see; after H.S I was trying to further my education but I had a family emergency 6 days after my graduation and I had left the country. I graduated on June 7, 2013 and as you can see we’re in 2015 now. But my situation here is that during the time I was gone and now that I’m back here in Los Angeles , CA , I feel like there has been so many changes with the job industry now. I mean I’m having a really hard time getting hired because they need people with job experience. I had a job experience in Mx but I cant prove that cause there in MX they don’t use my social security in order to see my work history.Honestly , I feel like all doors are closing on me . I try and try but I don’t see nothing positive coming my way. ANY ADVICE? (ANYONE)?


    • anitaclew
      Jul 28, 2015 @ 09:50:29

      Brenda, The good news is that you’re young, and many employers won’t expect to see a lot of experience on your application or résumé. Students often take a gap year (or two) before entering college. It can seem like a vicious cycle – you need experience to get experience! Check out my post about the subject: I would certainly include your job experience in Mexico on any applications (provide an email address in addition to the international phone number for employers to call for a reference). Keep trying, I’m sure something will come along for you.


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