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

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Crazy Job Interview Questions: Why Employers Ask Them and How to Prepare

Man asking crazy job interview questions

If you have been though several job interviews already, you’ve probably heard the same—or very similar— interview questions many times over. You may even be at the stage where you can predict and prepare for the most common job interview questions they’ll throw your way: “What makes you qualified for this job?” “What are your […]

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America’s 17 Most In-Demand Jobs (and What They Pay)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects these 17 occupations will have the most new jobs in the next eight years. If you want to be in demand, consider one of these professions! There is no shortage of “help wanted” ads for these occupations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, they have the highest projected […]

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8 Totally Unconventional Job Search Tips

Woman searching for a job online

Looking for a new job can sap your self-esteem like nothing else. On average, a job search takes an excruciating 43 days (just over 6 weeks). But depending on your industry, the state of the economy and the type of job you are looking for, it can take even longer. Applying for dozens of jobs […]

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs

Top 10 most dangerous jobs infographic

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

Older worker applying for a ob

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

highest paying occupations infographics

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