Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Report: US Job Market Gets A Little Better

VOANews: Report: US Job Market Gets A Little Better

A flurry of reports Thursday show the U.S. job market getting slightly better, business investment slowing down, and home sales growing at a slower pace. (read more)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

US Presidential Campaign Divides Small Business Owners in Key Battleground State



VOAVideo: US Presidential Campaign Divides Small Business Owners in Key Battleground State

In U.S presidential politics, Democrat Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney, have championed small-business growth as a way to fuel an economic recovery in the United States. VOA's Chris Simkins has more from the key southern battleground state of North Carolina, where small business owners are deeply divided over which candidate can best address their needs.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

More Women Starting Businesses



VOAVideo: More Women Starting Businesses

Almost one-third of American small businesses are owned by women. And according to the U.S. Census Bureau, that number is on the rise, especially in fields that were once considered male-only territory. VOA's Julie Taboh visited a woman-owned business in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and has this report.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Make a Career Plan

GCFLearnFree: Make a Career Plan

In this module, you'll learn how to assess what you need to develop your career objective, how to write S.M.A.R.T. career goals, and how to create your own career plan. We'll also provide some different techniques that you can use to stay motivated as you work toward your goals.

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

Learn more at GCFLearnFree.org Career Planning.

Friday, October 5, 2012

SaberHacer Careers and Jobs Playlist on YouTube

SaberHacer.com Careers and Jobs Playlist on YouTube

Jobs Videos and Career Information for Latinos - Watch career videos to learn from experts on topics such as bilingual careers, job search advice for Hispanics and how to prepare for job interviews, and secrets to find Latino employment opportunities. They also provide trustworthy career advice, and share where to find companies offering jobs for Latinos and bilingual positions, and a lot more.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Gain Job Skills

GCFLearnFree: Gain Job Skills

In this module, you'll learn about several ways you can develop different job skills, like going back to school, volunteering, building a portfolio, and more. We'll also talk about making your current job skills more transferable.

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

Learn more at GCFLearnFree.org Career Planning.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Re-Entering the Workforce



SaberHacer.com: Re-Entering the Workforce

Learn more at http://www.SaberHacer.com - You've been home, raising your kids. MANAGING household finances. Taking a LEADERSHIP role at school. COACHING little league. How do these life skills work for you in the workplace?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Salary Basics

GCFLearnFree: Discover Your Career Needs: Salary Basics

In this module, you'll learn about the importance of salary research. We'll also talk about some different resources that you can use to find salary information, calculating your take-home pay, and how to determine your market value so you can negotiate a salary.

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

Learn more at GCFLearnFree.org Career Planning.

Monday, October 1, 2012

How to work a networking event



SaberHacer: How to work a networking event
Learn more at http://www.SaberHacer.com - The best way to find a job is through other people. It's called networking. So how do you find and develop contacts? Learn how to turn an introduction into lunch!