Resume and Career Articles

Jobs for High School Students and Middle School Students

High school students and even middle school students are often eager to take their first steps toward adulthood by working part-time. If you are a teen who wants to work, understanding the youth employment situation can give you a better picture of what to expect. Knowledge of U.S. labor laws can help you figure out which types of jobs and work shifts you can apply for. Keep reading to find out about these topics and learn practical strategies for working while in school.

The job market is tough for teenagers right now.
Well, the job market is tough for everyone right now, […]

Highest Paying Jobs – The Top 20, Part 2

Our website recently ran an article listing the 10 highest paying jobs for 2011, the first part of our two-part feature on highly profitable careers. Without further delay, here are jobs 11 through 20 on the list of highest paying jobs.

All figures are based on average salary estimates provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2011.

11. Pediatrician
A pediatrician is a doctor who treats babies, children, and teenagers. If you enjoy being around kids and think you can handle medical school, you can look forward to an annual salary of $165,720.

12. Dentist (specialty)
When we talk about specialty dentists, we’re […]

Funny Resume Mistakes

Need a break from job hunting? Spend a few minutes reading funny resume mistakes! Don’t worry, we aren’t going to take excerpts from anyone we’ve worked with. These funny resume mistakes were found online and the people responsible for them have remained anonymous. While they provide a great giggle, they also highlight the importance of proofreading your resume and not being too honest in how you present yourself.

Funny Resume Mistakes, Act I: Typos
If you don’t find the errors on your resume, hiring managers will. These funny resume typos sure demonstrate that fact! They come courtesy of the University of Kent’s […]

How to Boost Your High School Resume

While plenty of resume advice is offered to adult professionals, learning how to boost your high school resume can be more challenging for the job seeking high school student.

As our blog recently reported, finding jobs for high school students isn’t easy. As of August 2011, the unemployment rate for teens was 24.5%—the highest all the U.S. demographic groups. Mix this together with a global economic slowdown and you’ll see why teens have it tough in the job market.

That’s why we’re offering 5 resume tips for secondary school students in this article. Keep reading to learn how you can boost your high […]

Highest Paying Jobs – The Top 20

Have you been thinking about changing to a more profitable career? Or, are you curious to see what the other half makes? Either way, you’ll enjoy reading our list of the top 20 highest paying jobs.

These highest paying job figures are based on median wages reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2011. Oh, and not to ruin the surprise, but most of them involve going to medical school.

1. Surgeon
If you can thrive in medical school and don’t mind the thought of cutting someone’s body open, this can be a very profitable career choice for you. The increased demand […]

Job Loss – How Do You Recover?

Losing one’s job can be a traumatic experience, as many people are discovering in this troubled economy. It is not uncommon to cry or feel sick when finding out you were laid off or fired. After the incident, you may have strong feelings of sadness, anger, and resentment, not to mention a drop in self-esteem.

Of course, most people learn how to recover from job loss over time. This article will cover 5 tips to help you recover from job loss.

1. Stay positive.
Yes, it is hard to stay positive when you have just lost your livelihood. But, keep in mind that […]