Helpful hings for job seekers and unemployed or underemployed people. Tips on resumes, interviews and more.

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the most dangerous industries in America. There were a total of 5,190 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2016, a 7% increase from 2015, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. These are ranked by the number of fatalities per 100,000 full-time […]

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Dressing for a Job Interview: What “Professional” Looks Like

Dressing for a job interview

When it comes to what to wear to a job interview, is it better to blend in or stand out? Is it smarter to spend big bucks on one item or budget your way through to have more options? Wardrobe consultant and personal stylist Lisa Barry offers services like image consulting, closet editing, and personal […]

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Young, Male and Unemployed? Avoid Video Games to Get Out of Your Parents’ Basement

Man playing video games and eating pizza while unemployed

Plenty of studies confirm what you already know: involuntary unemployment is terribly difficult. Beyond having to skimp on luxuries, revise your budget, update your resume, and polish your job interview skills, finding yourself out of a job is likely to negatively impact your health. Still, there is at least one thing you can do that […]

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The Impact of Layoffs on Health: Going from Insult to Injury

Man suffering from heart attack: Impact of layoffs on your health

Heart attacks, stroke, hypertension, arthritis. These are just a few of the chronic or fatal illnesses people are more likely to experience in the months or even years after being laid off. While it doesn’t take a scientist to know that finding oneself out of a job is a terrible feeling—even traumatic—new research quantifies that […]

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The 6 P’s to Making a Good First Impression at Work

Man smiling and making a good first impression at work

Last year, SafetyNet™ looked at the ways employees can help new bosses move into their leadership roles with the least amount of disruption to the themselves and the team. It’s one thing to help another colleague fit in. It’s another when you’re the one learning the ropes. While the dynamics that accompany new employees aren’t […]

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Applying for a Job When You’re Over 50: Tips to Challenge the Myths About Older Workers

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Whether you’re out of a job, entering the job market or just looking to change careers, common sense suggests that job seekers in their 50s and older may have a harder time getting hired. First, employers may assume that younger applicants with fewer financial obligations may be more likely to accept lesser salaries. Second, the […]

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Top 10 Highest Paying Occupations

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Looking for a lucrative career? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the top 10 highest paying occupations. The numbers below reflect the median annual pay: Orthodontists | $208,000 Anesthesiologists | $208,000 Obstetricians and gynecologists | $208,000 Maxillofacial and oral surgeons | $208,000 Surgeons | $208,000 Physicians | $206,920 General Internists | $196,380 Psychiatrists | $194,740 Family and general practitioners | $190,490 Chief executives | $181,210

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Networking After a Layoff: How to Avoid the Schmooze Blues

networking after a layoff

If you’ve recently been laid off, perhaps the last thing you want to do is get up at dawn, put on your suit and commute across town to “speed network” with a bunch of strangers to talk about the fact that you are currently unemployed. Depending on your personality, you may love or hate networking. […]

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Tips for Unemployed Dads: How to Lessen the Impact on Your Children

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Research reveals some interesting facts about how the children of involuntarily unemployed fathers fare differently than those of involuntarily unemployed mothers. Using data from the 1996 Survey of Income and Program Participation, researchers at the University of Chicago’s Center for Human Potential and Public Policy, found that the children of unemployed fathers faced a higher […]

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Top 10 Fastest Growing Careers Infographic

Top 10 Fastest growing jobs infographic

Looking for a new career? Jobs in these occupations are growing quickly, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wind turbine service technicians Occupational therapy assistants Physical therapist assistants Physical therapist aides Home health aides Commercial divers Nurse practitioners Physical therapists Statisticians Ambulance drivers and attendants Check out the fastest growing careers data on the […]