Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tech Jargon? Ping Us. - The Sweet Spot



NYTimes: Tech Jargon? Ping Us. - The Sweet Spot

In this week's episode, A. O. Scott and David Carr try to decipher all the digital mumbo-jumbo out there, even some (uber) phrases they use themselves. (read more)

Monday, July 15, 2013

Job Search: Indeed.com



GCF Learn Free: Job Search: Indeed.com

Learn how to conduct an effective job search with Indeed.com

For more videos about job training, computers, and other workforce readiness skills, visit GCF Learn Free Channel on YouTube.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Career Exploration: Occupational Outlook Handbook 2



GCF Learn Free: Career Exploration: Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Department of Labor is the most comprehensive resource for researching any career. You'll be able to learn about the nature of the work, normal working conditions, average salaries, projected job outlook, and more.

For more videos about job training, computers, and other workforce readiness skills, visit GCF Learn Free Channel on YouTube.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Career Planning: Occupational Outlook Handbook



GCF Learn Free: Career Planning: Occupational Outlook Handbook

Use the Occupational Outlook Handbook to find information about different careers.

For more videos about job training, computers, and other workforce readiness skills, visit GCF Learn Free Channel on YouTube.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Career Planning: Careers.org Occupation Profiles



GCF Learn Free: Career Planning: Careers.org Occupation Profiles

Learn how to use the Occupation Profiles on Careers.org to research potential careers.

For more videos about job training, computers, and other workforce readiness skills, visit GCF Learn Free Channel on YouTube.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Interactive: Career Planning Considerations

GCF Learn Free: Interactive: Career Planning Considerations

Planning for a career will require a lot of time and patience. Discover what you should think about as you start creating your career plan, such as networking and potential education costs.

You can see all of the Career Planning and Salary at GCFLearnFree: Career Planning and Salary

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Make a Career Plan

GCF Learn Free: Gain Job Skills

Once you figure out what you want, you will need to figure out how to get it. Use our career planning guide to set SMART goals toward success.

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

You can see all of the Career Planning and Salary at GCFLearnFree: Career Planning and Salary

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Gain Job Skills

GCF Learn Free: Gain Job Skills

Going back to school isn't the only way to learn new skills. Explore these free alternatives for gaining knowledge and experience.

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

You can see all of the Career Planning and Salary at GCFLearnFree: Career Planning and Salary

Monday, July 8, 2013

Career Exploration: Salary.com



GCF Learn Free: Career Exploration: Salary.com

Salary.com is one of the most popular resources for finding U.S. salary information. Beyond basic salary information, the results also include benefits and estimates of net or take-home pay.

For more videos about job training, computers, and other workforce readiness skills, visit GCF Learn Free Channel on YouTube.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Salary Basics

GCF Learn Free: Salary Basics

Money, money, money! Learn how to determine your financial needs, research salaries and calculate your take-home pay.

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

You can see all of the Career Planning and Salary at GCFLearnFree: Career Planning and Salary

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Career Exploration: CareerOneStop



GCF Learn Free: Career Exploration: CareerOneStop

CareerOneStop is also a powerful career planning tool. A central resource in the new American Job Center Network, it allows you to browse careers that are in demand, compare different occupations, create a career plan, and learn valuable resume writing and interviewing skills.

For more videos about job training, computers, and other workforce readiness skills, visit GCF Learn Free Channel on YouTube.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Interactives: Methods for Researching a Career

GCF Learn Free: Interactives: Methods for Researching a Career

Online research isn't the only way to research potential career paths. Learn about the different ways that you can research information about careers, like volunteering or attending a career fair.

You can see all of the Career Planning and Salary at GCFLearnFree: Career Planning and Salary

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Explore Careers

GCF Learn Free: Explore Careers

Starting down a career path without doing your homework can really mess you up. Let us show you how to effectively research careers.

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

You can see all of the Career Planning and Salary at GCFLearnFree: Career Planning and Salary

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Interactives: Assessing Your Career Needs

GCF Learn Free: Interactives: Assessing Your Career Needs

What are your skills and interests? What do you value? How will your financial needs affect your career choice? Explore the different things you should consider when assessing yourself and your career needs.

You can see all of the Career Planning and Salary at GCFLearnFree: Career Planning and Salary

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Discover Your Career Needs

GCF Learn Free: Discover Your Career Needs: Not sure what you want? We will help you figure out what you need and desire in a career.

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

You can see all of the Career Planning and Salary at GCFLearnFree: Career Planning and Salary

Monday, July 1, 2013

Merchants Embrace New Spin on Advertising



VOAVideo: Merchants Embrace New Spin on Advertising

Billboards, signs and posters remain an important way for business owners to advertise their goods and services. But in many cities across the United States, some of these signs are not stuck in the grass or hung up on a wall - they are in constant motion thanks to sign spinners. People spin signs of all shapes and sizes, in all directions, to attract the attention of both pedestrians and car drivers. VOA's Faiza Elmasry reports. Faith Lapidus narrates.