Career Blog by

This blog is designed for anyone who is searching career options or advising those who are. Please feel free to participate and contribute.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Women in the Workplace - Non Traditional Roles

Gender roles in the workplace are a thing of the past. Women and men are finding great opportunity and satisfaction doing jobs normally considered limited to the opposite gender. Men are becoming nurses and women are becoming mechanics. Follow your heart, not any "old school" norms. Do what you love, and success will come! Here is a neat little article about some young women breaking the sterotypes of gender.

How to Write a Resume

Your resume is your "Sales Brochure". It is the way you will open doors or sometimes close doors of opportunity. There are simple and standard rules for resume writing, and those rules must be followed in order for you to be considered for a position. For information on how to write your resume, including a free resume builder, see It is a free site, and can get you started on your way.

Save your resume to your computer and re-visit it regularly. Even if you are not looking for a job, keeping your resume up to date will allow you to be prepared in the event that you unwillingly become a job seeker. Keep it short, sweet and to the point. Also, update it according to the organization you are applying to and the particulars of the job being sought. Go for it. Let me know what you think of the site, and, as always, feel free to post a comment or question. I will respond to questions as they are posted.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Free Scholarship Search

With economics times hitting everyone hard, many are writing-off or postponing higher education. This doesn't have to be the case. In fact, school would be a better place to be in times like this. And, an education will help you be less likely to be or stay unemployed. There are plenty of ways to pay for school. Student loans, parent loans and part-time jobs are just a few examples. But where is the free money? Look here. The site is the most comprehensive site for scholarships and education financing. The best thing about Fastweb is that this service is free! You simply have the choice to check a box to allow colleges and education services to notify you of their services. Even if you choose not to allow this, you still get to use the site. Let me know what your reaction is after visiting.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Career Exploration and the Occupational Outlook Handbook

For Career Planners, nothing can be more important that Career Exploration. I consider the exploration process to be the most important part of finding the right path. It is like gift shopping when you don't know what to buy. The more you look the more likely something is to jump out at you and say, "This is it!" The best career exploration tool I have ever found is the US Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook. It is the most comprehensive listing of careers and has follow up info that will show career planners/explorers what the career is all about and how to get there. See and let me know what you think.