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Sending a Thank You Letter After an Interview  (05/31)
 

Thank You Note It doesn't take much time to send a thank you note or thank you email message after an in-person job interview or a phone interview. Regardless of how you interview, sending a thank you letter is a good way to reiterate your interest in the job and to remind the interviewer why you are the best candidate for the position.

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What To Do When a Job Interview Goes Wrong  (05/31)
 

Bad Job InterviewYou just interviewed for your dream job, and it went terribly wrong. It can happen. We all have days when we're off our game. Your interviewer may not have been at his or her best either. It happens on both sides of the interview desk.

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Interview Questions About Company Culture  (05/31)
 

Company CultureInterview questions about company culture are designed to determine whether you will be a good fit for the organization.

For example, if the company is a start-up where employees work long hours and you need to leave on time every day because of a personal commitment you may not be a fit for the job you are interested in. Or, if you are manager used to having direct authority over your employees, but the company has a team-based open management style, you may not fit in well with the company culture.

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Tips for Interviewing at a Restaurant  (05/30)
 

Invited to interview over a meal? This type of job interview is just as important, perhaps even more so, than an interview in a business setting. That's because it's less ...

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How to Ask for a Raise  (05/30)
 

nullIf you haven't received a pay raise in a while, and it doesn't look as if it's going to happen without action on your part, it's important to take the time to prepare before you ask for a raise.

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Top 10 Best Volunteer Opportunities  (05/29)
 

Teaching AbroadLooking to make a difference in the world? There are many opportunities for full-time volunteers, both at home and abroad. Prior to embarking upon a serious career journey, many college graduates are looking for a chance to serve others, enhance personal growth and explore different cultures and geographic locations.

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Hire Me!  (05/29)
 

Hire Me"Why should we hire you?" is one of the questions you'll probably be asked at a job interview. Your answer can be one of the keys to getting a job offer.

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Help Wanted Now  (05/28)
 

Cool Jobs

When you're flexible as far as where you would travel to work and the type of work you're willing to do, CoolWork.com's Help Wanted Now listings include jobs that employers are seeking to fill right away.

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How to Help a Friend Job Search  (05/28)
 

nullI was reading an article about "acts of kindness" the other day and it started me thinking about ways to help job seekers in a still difficult economy. Job searching is challenging these days, especially when you're unemployed and trying to balance a budget on unemployment instead of a paycheck. It's even worse when unemployment has run out.

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Unemployment Extension 2014  (05/27)
 

Update May 28, 2014: To date, there has been no new action in Congress to renew Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) which expired in December, 2013.   Currently, the only unemployment benefits available are state unemployment insurance benefits which provide up to a maximum of 26 weeks of unemployment compensation.

The Senate passed legislation in April, however that jobless benefits included in that legislation expired at the end of May. The House has not considered legislation to renew extended benefits.

More News: For more news and to discuss or comment on unemployment, please visit the About Job Search Facebook page and join the conversation.

Update May 12, 2014: New legislation (H.R. 4550) has been introduced in the House by Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick which would extend expired Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) which expired in December. It would also add six new jobs bills to the legislation passed by the Senate on April 7. However, the bill would need to pass both the House and Senate in order to be approved.

To date, there is no news of a vote being scheduled on legislation to renew federal jobless benefits. The House is not in session in Washington, DC this week so the earliest there would be action would be next week.

Join the Conversation: To discuss or comment on extended unemployment benefits, please visit the About Job Search Facebook Page.

Update May 3, 2014: There has been no further action, to date, on legislation to renew federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) which expired on December 28, 2013. Legislation was passed in the Senate prior to recess, and it is pending in the House.  There is also is no news on when or if there will be a House vote.

Update April 14, 2014: The Senate has passed legislation (HR 3979) to renew federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) which expired on December 28, 2013. The agreement would provide for a 5 month extension of federal jobless benefits retroactive to December 28.

In addition, Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI) introduced a House companion bill (H.R.4415) which is identical to the Senate legislation in the hopes of expediting a vote.  there are also reports of tying the extension to a jobs bill, which would help in getting it passed. However, the House has adjourned until Monday April 28, 2014, so there will be no action on renewing EUC until after recess.

Please note that the legislation simply extends the federal EUC benefits that were in place last year through May 31, 2014. Unemployed workers whose EUC benefits were cut off on December 28 and those who have lost state benefits since then will be eligible if it's passed. It does not provide any extra tiers of benefits or provide benefits for those who had already run out of unemployment. If passed, it would end EUC on May 31.

Check back frequently for updates. I will post as soon as there is more news and details of the legislation.

Resources for Unemployed Workers

Important: Some states have advised claimants to continue filing, others say they will file for you if EUC is extended, and others won't let you file. Your state unemployment office may provide notification saying no further extension benefits can be paid. However, that doesn't mean that there isn't a chance of benefits being continued for 2014. Check your State Unemployment Office for details.

More News & Information: I will post updates as soon as there is more news on what will be happening with unemployment. Also, follow me on Twitter, add me to your Google+ Circles and like About Job Search on Facebook for more news and information.

Update March 29, 2014: The Senate voted (65 - 34) on Thursday to move legislation to restore federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) which expired on December 28, 2013 forward. The agreement would provide for a 5 month extension retroactive to December 28 and has bipartisan support - 10 Republican Senators voted for the legislation.

Update March 12, 2014: Democrats have filed a discharge petition in the House of Representatives. If a majority of the Representatives sign it, the House will be forced to bring the legislation to the floor for a vote. However, in order to get enough signatures the petition would need Republican support. An absolute majority (218 signatures) is required for a vote. Here's a current tally of the signatures.

There is pending legislation in the Senate to continue federal extended unemployment compensation benefits for the more than 2 million workers who have run out of Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) which expired on December 28, 2013.

Update March 21, 2104: The Senate will be working on legislation to renew unemployment next week. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) said this week "Since December, Senator Reed and I have been working to get these vital benefits to the millions of unemployed Americans who need them. It is extremely disappointing that, no matter what solution is reached, there is some excuse to deny these much-needed benefits. I look forward to passing this proposal out of the Senate next week, and stand ready to help the Speaker, as well as any organization or any individual necessary, in order to make this extension a reality."

Update March 17, 2014: Both the Senate and the House are recessed until Monday, March 24th. So, there will be no Congressional action on renewing unemployment benefits until they return.

Update March 13, 2014: Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) has announced a bipartisan agreement to renew federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) which expired on December 28, 2013. The agreement would provide for a 5 month extension retroactive to December 28. The proposal is fully funded. It would eliminate unemployment benefits to individuals earning more than $1 million in the preceding year. It also includes provisions that would provided enhanced, personalized assessments and referral to unemployment services.

Update March 7, 2014: Republican Senators have introduced legislation (S. 2097) that would extend unemployment insurance benefits for the more than 2 million workers who have run out of Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) which expired in December. If passed, the legislation would extend federal unemployment insurance benefits for five months, allowing for retroactive benefits.

Update March 4, 2014: Legislation which would extend federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits which expired at the end of December, 2013 for six months was filed today. The legislation (S. 2077, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2014) is for a 6 month retroactive extension that would restore unemployment benefits for the 2 million unemployed workers who have run out. News reports indicate there may be a vote next week.

Important: Unemployment benefits vary from state to state, so check your State Unemployment Office website for details on who qualifies for extended benefits and when and how benefits will be paid or check this list of state unemployment extension websites to go directly to the information for your location.

Read More: How to File for Unemployment | How to Calculate Unemployment | Unemployment Extension | Job Search Tips for Unemployed Job Seekers

 
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How to Handle Personal Calls at Work  (10/09)
 Follow these four tips to prevent your cellphone from distracting you and your co-workers.
 
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The 5 Biggest Time-Sucks at Work  (10/05)
 Get more done by avoiding these common time-wasters.
 
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 What the human resources department can (and can't) help you with. 
 
5 Ways to Make Your Workplace More Efficient  (10/01)
 How managers can boost team productivity and thus save the company money.
 
How to Assess a Veteran Job Candidate  (10/01)
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 Four things employers need to do before interviewing a job candidate with military experience.
 
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 Community of the Great Commission is a camp and retreat center affiliated with United Camps Conferences and Retreats. It is located near Foresthill, Placer County, California that rents the facility to nonprofit groups of 10-115. Located at 4,000 fee [...]
 
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 LOVE TO HELP OTHERS LOOK AND FEEL FAB? JOIN OUR TEAM! Love to help others look and feel fab? Then turn your passion into a rewarding role with the growing team at European Wax Center in Davis! We're in the business of Revealing Beautiful Skin, and w [...]
 
Customer Service/Front Desk/Retail - Part Time (Roseville, CA)
 High volume retail motorsports dealership known throughout Northern CA for Excellent Customer Service is currently looking for happy, upbeat, friendly, professional, organized and attentive Customer Service/Front Desk representative. Candidate must w [...]
 
Lead HVAC Service Technician (Greater Sacramento Area)
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