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Learn using keywords in your resume

Learn using keywords in your resume

Career
Keywords are specific words or phrases used to describe an applicant’s skills or experience. They are often specific buzzwords that are used in a particular industry. For example, someone looking for a job in a writing field might use specific words like “copywriter” or “business writer.” A person looking for a management position might use words like “change management,” or “organizational leadership.” Why Should Applicants Use Keywords In a Resume? A resume is a marketing tool and is used to convince the recruiter or hiring manager that the applicant is a good bet and should be brought in for an interview. Considering that many recruiters spend 10 seconds or less reviewing resumes, that marketing message has to be powerful and quick. Keywords put an applicant’s skills into focu...
What to do with bachelor’s degree in psychology

What to do with bachelor’s degree in psychology

Career
Many college students are interested in pursuing a career in the psychology field. Most psychology jobs require individuals to earn at least a master’s degree, however. So, what can someone who has earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology do with their degree? What jobs are open to them? Here is a list of some of the many jobs that one can pursue with a psychology bachelor’s degree. Psychology Assistant or Secretarial Jobs To gain experience in the psychology field, it is ideal to consider job positions that allow you to work under the supervision of a psychologist. Graduates who have received a bachelor’s degree are generally qualified to assist psychologists in basic testing. They may also be asked to assist in a psychologist’s research. Individuals who have good communication ...
How to tell it is time to change careers

How to tell it is time to change careers

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If the thought of returning to work in the New Year 2021, post-COVID pandemic, gives anyone the dry heaves or shakes, without the benefit of the night before, it's probably time to consider options for a new career path. Burn out and boredom from the present workload are both stress inducing; at least considering and researching other options gives a sense of doing something and taking control. Is it Burn Out, Boredom, or Something Else The first step is to decide if it is the job, the employee, or something else that is causing those knots in the stomach and that panic feeling upon arriving at work. Is the work situation and/or environment a healthy one or one filled with put downs and anxiety? Is the job challenging or just stress inducing? Is the workload OK but the co-workers...
Economics and personal finance – Tips if lost job during COVID-19 pandemic

Economics and personal finance – Tips if lost job during COVID-19 pandemic

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Economics and personal finance - It may be cruel, but it is not illegal. Being fired, laid off, or just having the company close its doors during the COVID-19 pandemic is not new, and is, unfortunately, becoming more common. Everyone around seems to be in dilemma, except for those to whom the present condition is just another drain on diminishing resources and loss of dignity. Practical Steps to Dealing With the Loss of Job and Loss of Dignity First of all, with respect to economics and personal finance, stop playing the "what if" game. It's doubtful any employee could have truly predicted when the axe would fall. Stop blaming yourself and/or others. It's a waste of personal energy and time when efforts need to be conserved for the rocky road ahead. No sugar plum coating here – t...
How unemployment insurance works in the States

How unemployment insurance works in the States

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In the midst of staggering unemployment and poverty during the United States’ Great Depression arose a New Deal and new legislation aimed at bolstering a battered and torn economy. The Social Security Act of 1935 created a safety net for Americans who needed financial assistance for unemployment, disability, retirement, and other life situations where they may find themselves without an income through no fault of their own. In 1939, the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) set the unemployment compensation-related provisions of the Social Security Act into motion, creating a joint state-federal program of unemployment insurance. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, FUTA authorizes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to collect a federal employer tax in order to fund state workfo...
How to Make Yourself Marketable for a Job

How to Make Yourself Marketable for a Job

Career
With the economy in the shape it is currently in, jobs are generally very difficult to come by. We all likely know someone who is being directly affected by unemployment, or it may be you personally. If you are unemployed, the best thing to do is to concentrate all of your efforts on presenting yourself as employable and marketable as possible. I have some tips to share to help prepare you for the dog-eat-dog job market out there. It is competitive, and you must stand out and represent yourself as different from the rest. This is how you land a job, by selling yourself. Consumers want the best product for their money, and it is no different in the employment world. The Right Job for You Be sure to apply for jobs which you are well-qualified for and believe are a good fit for y...