Category Archives: Professional

Build an Engaging Resume

engaging resumeJobs. We need them to feed our families and keep a roof over our heads. They are also needed to improve the sluggish economy. An engaging resume is the key to getting a hiring manager’s attention. Whether you need to spruce up your resume to land a new position or you are entering the workforce, these tips will help you catch a hiring manager’s eye.

Demonstrate your Skills

For years resume writing has included a list of skills. Employers are not impressed with your list of skills. Rather than a list, recruiters want to see how you apply your skills. Instead of saying “team-player,” show this skill by explaining how you facilitated teamwork in your career.
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Five Ways To Fix Your Negative Reference

negative referenceMany people mistakenly think that employers are not allowed to give a negative reference. As along as the information is accurate, your former employer has all the rights to give a detailed bad reference should someone seek  it. If you left the company on bad terms, then you need to find a way to get your next job without being affected by the negative feedback. Luckily, this guide will equip you with ways to fix a negative reference.

Eliminate the Reference

If you may have had problems with your immediate supervisor, at times the best option is to eliminate him or her altogether from your references.This does not mean that you do not have anything linking you with the previous organization. On the contrary, you can include someone else who will give a positive assessment of your contribution to the organization.
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Who are the Working Poor?

You may have heard the term “working poor” before, but who are they?

working poorThe working poor are people who work, but live below the poverty line. They are not making  financial progress, despite their willingness to work. On the surface they look like most working individuals: they have a home, possibly own a car, and wear descent attire; however, below the surface they are struggling to afford the basics (e.g., a home, food, clothes, etc.).

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The Federal Minimum Wage Debate

federal minimum wageThe federal minimum wage is a body of law that prohibits employers from hiring employees for less than the given hour or monthly minimum wage. The first federal minimum wage was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1938.

The main purpose of the creation of the federal minimum wage was to keep the American workers out of poverty level and increase the consumer purchasing power that will in turn stimulate the economy of the country. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Continue reading The Federal Minimum Wage Debate