Archive for October, 2008

Summer Job Tips for Teens

Summer has just ended and your friends proudly parade in front of you the fruits of their summer jobs – iPods, video games, cell phones, and tan lines they got from Panama City Beach. Oh, you were able to get yourself an iPod. Only that it’s not from a summer gig, but from helping your mom fold your dad’s boxers.Well, there’s always a next summer and it’s not too early to be anxious and excited about summer jobs. A summer gig not only gives teenagers dollars to spend, it also teaches them about …

Illegal Job Interview Questions

You’re more than prepared for your final job interview, but one thing is bothering you. You’re an immigrant and a single parent. You know that disclosing information about your status will make or break your chances of getting hired. And you’re well aware that you’re at a disadvantage.You don’t have to worry if the hiring manager is professional enough to avoid asking illegal questions. It is illegal for the interviewer to ask candidates about their age, national origin, disabilities, or marital…

6 Reasons to Turn Down a Job Offer

For many job hunters, a big paycheck is at the top of their considerations. But sometimes, it is just not what you are looking for in a job. Of course, while paycheck is a very important factor, you have to consider the credibility and the name of the company and the nature of the job to know whether the pay is worth it. Here are some factors you need to remember when you are not sure whether to get or turn down a job.Reputation of the companyIf you hear bad things about the company you are eyei…