Monthly Archives: April 2010

How Many Résumés Does It Take?

Unfortunately, too many.  Via PostSecret

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Need a Website?

In this digital day and age, a website can be your key to success, but sadly most of us don’t know how to build websites or pay the big bucks it takes to hire somebody to do so.  Today is your lucky day.  Does your small business or non-profit organization need a website but can’t afford one?  Go to the Free Websites Foundation, submit your case to the e-mail address on the page, and who knows, maybe you’ll soon have a website that will get you out of unemployment!

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Senate Allows Unmeployment Extensions to Expire: Noooooooooo!!!

Looks like the Senate is going to let unemployment benefits expire for those of us who have been unemployed longer than six months.  How will I support myself now?  I have a few job prospects, but we’ll see…

My fingers are crossed!

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Internships: An Excuse Not to Pay?

In most industries, an internship is key to scoring a paid position.  In a lot of industries, an internship is also an excuse not to pay for labor.  Thankfully, states are starting to investigate whether internships violate minimum wage laws.  I’ve done several internships, and while some milked me for all they could get, others were a true learning experience.

Lately though, I’ve been noticing that they are taking the place of full-time employees.  Why pay somebody full-time when you could get somebody for free or much less than the cost of a permanent employee?  In theory this is an unfair practice, but so many companies are doing it, how would it be regulated?  What is the difference between work that interns should do and work that should be paid for?

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