unemployment

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How to Write a Strong Cover Letter and Get That Job

These three sample cover letters will help you get the nonprofit job offers you want. Plus, seven valuable tips on how to be more “hireable” to employers. When you’re searching the internet for “sample cover letter”, you’ll get lots of templates. Don’t use them! The worst thing you can do is use a boilerplate cover letter template when you’re applying […]

How to Start a Food Truck Business

Here’s how one entrepreneur figured out how to start a food truck business. She started by sharing her Christmas baking to is now the owner of a mobile bakery. Coni Brigner tells us how she started her food truck business – right from coming with the idea and business plan for Sweets on the Streets. A blog post could never […]

Good First Jobs for Teens

This list of good first jobs for teens was inspired by a comment on my article about teenagers finding work and making money. I started working when I was 12 years old (yes, babysitting). I saved my first $1,000 when I was 14 years old, and bought my first car (a 1982 Ford Mustang) when I was 16. Ah, the […]

How to Stay Positive When Looking for a Job

It’s vital to stay positive when you’re looking for a job because it increases your chances of getting hired. Who wants to hire a negative, depressed, miserable employee who can’t bounce back from a setback? What Color Is Your Parachute? 2016: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers is the most popular book for people looking for work. If you need […]

How to Quit Your Job When You’re Scared

Maybe you’re scared to quit your job because you don’t have a new job, you need the money, or you don’t want to disappoint your boss (that’s me! I’m not your boss…I’m the person who is scared to quit her job because of what her boss will think). If you need a change but feel paralyzed – or if you’re […]

5 Ways to Overcome Depression When You Can’t Find a Job

If you’re depressed because you’re unemployed, you’re not alone. Here, therapist and writer Heddi Zalamar offers tips for fighting the blues when you don’t have a job and are worried that you’ll never work again… First, did you know that we’re ALL entrepreneurs – even when we work for someone else?  A few years ago, I read an article on […]