On December 12, the Brookings Institute hosted a discussion on the future of federal workforce development policy in the context of long-term joblessness, slow labor market recovery, and a fragile middle class.…
Federal Disaster Assistance Programs-FEMA programs available to help individuals and families with temporary housing, counseling (for post-disaster trauma), low-interest loans and grants, and other assistance.
Attacking the Job Market Pro-Actively in Tough Times–Quintcareers asked experts to complete this sentence: "If you could offer one piece of advice for how workers and job-seekers can be proactive regarding their jobs and careers at this difficult time, it would be ________________________." This is the advice they compiled.
10 Tools for Job Search–This ebook includes links to downloadable templates that can be used in the job search, including a spreadsheet for evaluating job offers, an expense tracker and a tool for networking groups.
Industry Keywords–Pepper these throughout your resume to get higher search rankings when you submit your resume to a company's database.
Guide to Using Google for Job Search–Although many job seekers don't realize this, Google can be a powerful search engine for finding job opportunities once they master the basics of effective searching.
Free Online Trainings–A nice list of free tutorials and online trainings that job seekers can access while they're unemployed to keep skills current or learn new skills.
Social Recruiting in the US–Good breakdown of how employers in different regions and industries are using different social media channels for recruiting.
How "Power Posing" Can Boost Your Confidence–Researchers have found that just two minutes a day of "power posing"–assuming the physical poses associated with power–can improve confidence and performance, especially in social stress situations like interviews.