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Where to Find a Job

Below is a list of powerful job hunting search engines and websites where you can look for jobs, create a profile and submit your application and resume.  However, beware that you will be just another piece of paper to the companies that have listings here.  Many people are applying for the same position and you may not get an interview.  However, keep submitting your applications and resumes.  It’s a numbers game.

Now is the time to start making personal contact with people you already know.  Make it known to all of your Facebook friends and personal friends that you are looking for work.  Put it out there what you are looking for.  You never know, one of your friends might have an uncle who owns a business that is hiring for the job you want.

Top  Job Search Engines:    he free site gives job seekers access to millions of job listings aggregated from thousands of company websites and job boards across all fields.   The place to find a job in the United States Federal Government   This site gives job searchers the ability to find a job, post a resume, create job alerts, get job advice and job resources, look up job fairs, and much more.   The site where you can find a technology job  SimplyHired’s search engine pulls listings from thousands of sites across the Web, including job boards, company career sites, newspapers, non-profit organizations, government sites, and more.  Free to use, the site lets members create resume-like profiles—listing work experience, skills, interests, etc.—and then send invitations to others to join their network. Once linked up, a user can view his or her new connection’s network and can quickly form valuable contacts.    This is just like the old-fashioned newspaper classifieds, however you can use their search function to find a job.  JobSerf provides personalized online job searching for you by sending out your resume and a cover letter (that you write) to online listings in your area from a multitude of sources.  Jibe is a job site that helps you tap your social networking contacts to find a job. It’s easy to access – simply login with your Facebook or LinkedIn user name and password. Jibe users can find and apply for jobs on Jibe and request introductions from their LinkedIn and/or Facebook contacts at the company. is a free resource for both employers and job seekers. Employers can post their jobs for free; those jobs are then automatically “tweeted” to users on Twitter. Then those jobs can be found either by following JobShouts on Twitter, or by searching “jobs” or keywords found in posted job titles.   America’s Job Exchange (America Job Exchange or AJE) connects job seekers to national job openings all fifty US states and four territories.   This is the website for all State of California government job postings.  You must take a test and get on a list in order to be hired  for most of the jobs listed on this website.  Exams are posted daily., a free career community that gives users an inside look at jobs and companies.

Mediabistro caters  to the creative job seeker. Job listings are posted for editors, writers, producers, graphic designers, book publishers, and more in industries such as magazines, television, film, radio, newspapers, online media, advertising, PR, and design.

TweetMyJobs works to combine social networking and job hunting by seamlessly integrating the user’s Facebook and Twitter profiles. The service brings recruiters and job hunters together, allowing users to receive highly targeted job matches.


How to Dress Professionally on Little Money!

You don’t have to be rich to look rich.  You just need to change your attitude a little. Here are a few proven tips on finding your professional wardrobe.

1.  THRIFT STORES OR CONSIGNMENT SHOPS.   If you have expensive taste but only have a few bucks in your wallet you can find some awesome deals at thrift stores.  You will be surprised by the expensive suits, dresses, pants and other items that some rich person wore once or twice then donated or put on consignment.  You might find a $500.00 suite for $10.00 or less!   If sizing is a problem, just keep shopping.   The deals and sizes are out there, just don’t give up.

2.  YOUR CLOSET.   Women typically have stuff already in their closet that they can pull together and add too.  Men have more trouble in this area and may have to start from scratch.  See how many nice slacks, skirts or blazers that you can build upon then go shopping to add to the ensemble.   A tie, necklace, or scarf will really dress up any outfit.  Head to the dollar store and the good ole thrift store for any and all accessories!  You can find some really nice accessories for cheap cheap cheap!
3.  SALES RACK.  If you are hard to fit and aren’t having any luck at the above mentioned places, head to the department stores when they have  huge clearance sales.  Clothes are marked up considerably.  When these stores have their sales, they are marked down considerably.  Also, most of these closes that aren’t sold end up in the thrift stores!  You just might find a designer suit with the tags still attached for $5.00!

Take the Rocket Rosie Challenge:

With only $20.00 and see if you can put together a professional attire!  We Dare You!   If you do, post your success stories in the comments. We want to see how you did!
Check out this blog by Cheap Frills and you can see just exactly what can be purchased for $1.00!  You will be shocked!!!!

How to Pay for Training

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Experience is everything, however training never hurts either!   Weather you make the decision to go to a traditional college or trade school, the question most people ask is “How am I going to pay for this.”  Education is expensive, however it shouldn’t be a show stopper for you.  There are many ways for you to go to school.

You can:

Get a student loan. 

Most times you won’t have to start paying on your student loan until you start working.  However, you will still be accruing interest so don’t defer if for too long!

Get a Grant

Most grands are federally funded and you won’t have to pay them back!

Get Federal Student Aid for low income families

You won’t have to pay back a FASFA grant!  However, its mostly for low income households.  However, you will be surprised what they consider “low income”  You just might qualify!

Get a Scholarship

There are so many companies and organizations that hand out scholarships.  They range from a few hundred dollars to thousands!  Apply for as many as you think you qualify for!  Its a numbers game and it doesn’t cost anything to apply!

Pay as you go

There have been many people who have put themselves through school by working night jobs. Its hard and you’ll be burning the candle at both ends, but its doable.  If you go this route, it might take you a little longer to graduate so be sure to not give up on the grants, loans and scholarships!


Also a way to get additional training while going to school is to INTERN at a company.  Of course these are mostly no-paying, however you will bet valuable experience and most companies end up hiring their interns!

Lose the Flip Flops



Unless you have a job working at the beach, flip-flops on your feet DO NOT scream hire or promote me. What they do say is “where’s the beach party!”   If you want to start moving into the ranks of professionals and start making serious money, you need to take a good hard look at your appearance.  It’s a proven fact that dressing for the job you want works.  Management will judge you by appearance first then personality second.  Yes, people who have sight will most likely judge with their eyes first then with their ears second.  Dressing like you care about your work tells a lot about you as an employee.  Wearing beach-wear or your pajamas in an office environment, even on “dress down Fridays” will be to your detriment if you are wanting to expand your horizons in the workplace.  If you have a job where you wear a uniform, make sure it’s neatly pressed and clean at all times.  If you are a construction worker, make sure you can figure out ways to set yourself apart in your appearance such as neat grooming of your hair, face, etc.  It’s that simple.  Take a look at the CEOs of your company.  How are they dressed?  If you are trying to move up in your job, they are the people who you are trying to impress!  Do what they do.
Ways to Dress for Success on a Budget


Here’s to Your Success

and PS.  PLEASE leave the flip-flops by the pool!