Declare Your Independence: Working For Yourself

There’s a saying that it’s better to be hurt by the truth than to be comforted by a lie and this wisdom applies to striking out on your own and working for yourself. The truth is that starting your own business is a challenging road to take and the uncertainty alone is enough to discourage many from joining the ranks of entrepreneurs. It’s also true that starting your own company gives you flexibility and can be a rewarding opportunity to showcase your unique talents. For the right kind of individual, becoming an entrepreneur is a chance to write your own ticket and to accomplish personal and financial goals on your own terms. These are some truths that successful entrepreneurs have discovered and will help you decide whether it’s time to take the risk and begin working for yourself. More...




Researching Prospective Employers: Why Knowing is Half the Battle

Knowing about the company you are applying to is just as important as knowing how to do the job you are applying for. To effectively sell yourself as a potential employee, you must persuade prospective employers that you are good a fit not only for their needs, but for their work culture as well. It’s all about marketing. As a job seeker, you have to see yourself as a product, and you have to market yourself to stand out from the competition. However, as those in the marketing and advertising business know, marketing is only successful if it appeals to your target audience. As an applicant, you must know what your target audience – the employer – wants to see and hear from a candidate. Here’s why and how research can convince employers that you’re the best choice for the job.

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Going Back to Work : A Survival Guide for Comeback Moms

Whether you’re recharging your career or forging a new one, returning to the workforce means facing obstacles. Although this book is written for comeback moms, it has valuable strategies and case studies to propel both men and women forward when they long to return to work. Quigley and Kaufman begin by asking mothers the question “A job or a career?” Put simply, a job doesn’t entail the time and emotional commitment that a career does. Those opting to get back on a career track must understand there will be more responsibility with more opportunity.
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Question: I posted my resume on [the AppleOne web site]...but my phone number has changed...does anybody know how to change the old number to my new number?

Answer: You should let your AppleOne Account Executive (or Account Executives if you've registered with multiple offices) know. They maintain separate contact information and won't refer to the information from your on-line application once they've put that information into their system.

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