Monday, April 30, 2012

US Clothing Designers Seek to Satisfy Demand for American Made


VOAVideo: US Clothing Designers Seek to Satisfy Demand for American Made Clothes

For decades, U.S. companies, including many in the textile industry, moved production of their products overseas, where labor and other manufacturing costs were lower. But fashion experts in the U.S. say some American designers are bringing manufacturing back home because of a growing demand among consumers for apparel made in the U.S. Elizabeth Lee reports from Los Angeles.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Job Applications 3: Completing a Job Application

GCFLearnFree: Job Applications 3: Completing a Job Application

In this lesson, you will learn the basics of completing a job application including how to answer common job application questions. In addition, you will understand the role of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Employers in the application process.

Note--there are 6 web pages--click at the bottom of each page.

You can see all of the Job Applications lessons at GCFLearnFree: Job Applications

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Job Applications 2: Obtain References

GCFLearnFree: Job Applications 2: Obtain References

In this lesson, you will learn how to choose a reference and what contact information you will need for them. In addition, you will learn how to write and format a list of references to give to potential employers.

Note--there are 6 web pages--click at the bottom of each page.

You can see all of the Job Applications lessons at GCFLearnFree: Job Applications

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Job Applications 1: Gather Your Personal Information

GCFLearnFree: Job Applications 1: Gather Your Personal Information

In order to successfully complete a job application, you will need to organize and gather information on your educational background and work history, in addition to your current contact information.

Note--there are 7 web pages--click at the bottom of each page.

You can see all of the Job Applications lessons at GCFLearnFree: Job Applications

Monday, April 23, 2012

US Hiring Slows in March But Unemployment Rate Dips


VOAVideo: US Hiring Slows in March But Unemployment Rate Dips

A new snapshot of the U.S. job market paints a mixed picture. The Labor Department says the economy added 120,000 jobs in March, down sharply from the previous months. Still, it was enough to bring the unemployment rate down to 8.2 percent.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Job Search 3: Networking for a Job

GCFLearnFree: Job Search 3: Networking for a Job

In this lesson, we will explore how to network and build advantageous relationships with your connections. We will also review strategies for utilizing social media and creating a brand for yourself.

Note--there are 5 web pages--click at the bottom of each page.

You can see all of the Job Search lessons at GCFLearnFree: Career Planning

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Job Search 2: Searching Online for a Job

GCFLearnFree: Job Search 2: Searching Online for a Job

This lesson will show you where to look for online job postings, how to perform an effective search on a job search engine, and what to do when you've found a job that you want to apply for.

Note--there are 4 web pages--click at the bottom of each page.

You can see all of the Job Search lessons at GCFLearnFree: Career Planning

Friday, April 20, 2012

Job Search 1: How to Conduct a Job Search

GCFLearnFree: Job Search 1: How to Conduct a Job Search

This lesson will introduce you to the strategies, resources and methods you should use when conducting your job search.

Note--there are 5 web pages--click at the bottom of each page.

You can see all of the Job Search lessons at GCFLearnFree: Career Planning

Thursday, April 19, 2012

US Job Market



VOANews: US Hiring Slows in March But Unemployment Rate Dips 
Labor Department says economy added 120,000 jobs in March, unemployment rate dropped to 8.2 percent

VOANews: Unemployed Test Work in New Job Fields
New Hampshire program allows workers to continue receiving jobless benefits during training

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Exposing Women to New Career Options



VOANews: Exposing Women to New Career Options

While women have made big strides in many career fields that were once dominated by men - from law to medicine to the physically-demanding work of police and the military - construction work still is largely considered "a man's job." A non-profit organization in the Washington, D.C., area, however, is training women for the construction trades in an effort to build self-esteem and better-paying careers.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Career Planning 3: Create Your Own Career Plan

GCFLearnFree.og: Career Planning 3: Create Your Own Career Plan

In this lesson, you will learn how to analyze the needs of your career objective, write a career plan with S.M.A.R.T. goals and stay on task with motivational tips.

Note--there are 4 web pages--click at the bottom of each page.

You can see all of the Career Planning lessons at GCFLearnFree: Career Planning

Monday, April 16, 2012

Career Planning 2: Research Potential Careers

GCFLearnFree.og: Career Planning 2: Research Potential Careers

In this lesson, you will learn how to research potential careers by determining what to look for and what resources to use, including online career information websites.

Note--there are 3 web pages--click at the bottom of each page.

You can see all of the Career Planning lessons at GCFLearnFree: Career Planning

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Career Planning 1: Assess Yourself and Your Needs

GCFLearnFree.og: Career Planning: Assess Yourself and Your Needs

In this lesson, you will determine your career needs by assessing your traits, aptitudes, interests, financial needs and education.

Note--there are 5 web pages--click at the bottom of each page.

You can see all of the Career Planning lessons at GCFLearnFree: Career Planning