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The Top 5 Career Blogs

The Top 5 Career Blogs are great online resources that we, here at Home Office Careers, recommend to our members. The Top 5 Career Blogs are insightful, full of passion and commitment to helping people: find jobs, start new careers, write better resumes, improve interviewing skills, networking and much more. Whether you are in the middle of your career, just getting started or you’ve been at this for a long time, regardless of where you are in your life – you will find very useful information in these resources. There are thousands of good career blogs and resources to find information about how to get a job or improve your interview techniques. There are career blogs targeted for specific niches and there are others that are more main stream and have a wide appeal. To help our members here at Home Office Careers find the best information for their careers, we have created a Top 5 Career Blog List. Now, this isn’t to say that there are not many other fabulous career blogs online, so what we did was find 5 really unique and helpful sites that we thought would be among the 5 best to recommend to our members.   The Top 5 Career Blogs are listed below in alphabetical order. I would like to congratulate each of these blogs, their owners and writers that put so much time and effort into creating the content that helps people and their careers!   The Top 5 Career Blogs CAREEREALISM Classy Career Girl Kathy Caprino Ms. Career Girl Undercover Recruiter   Each of the winners was interviewed with a few general questions about their career blog. Here is information about these resources and how they came to be so popular:   CAREEREALISM CAREEREALISM is a fun and exciting blog to help your career. I really like the CAREEREALISM site layout...

How To Create A Winning Cover Letter

Work from home jobseekers often ask us if a cover letter is necessary when submitting applications to job. There are three answers: Yes, definitely if the employer requests a cover letter as part of the application Yes, hopefully, if the employer provides the means to include it in the application, even if the cover letter is not requested No, but only when there is no request or way to include it with the application The reason to include a carefully crafted cover letter whenever you can is that it can be the single best way for you, the applicant to:  (1) Express your deep interest in the offer; (2) Quickly hit the high points of your qualifications; and (3) Serve up a sense of your unique personality and qualities. Let’s tackle each of these, and then I’ll show you how to write an effective one-page cover letter. Before getting into the specifics, though, let’s first understand the difference between a cover letter and a resume. The cover letter should not be a duplicate of the resume; instead, it should provide brief highlights and bring out how you are, as a person. As you may read in my recent blog “Your Resume Is An Advertisement For You” the resume is a one-two page summary of your job objective, your experience, your accomplishments and education, with some personal detail as appropriate. But the cover letter is different: It lets “you be you” to the employer, and get a few words in that show your interest, commitment and qualifications. The trick is to do all that on a single page. Let me show you how:   Top Of Page Contact Info & Addressee At the top of the letter, place your name and contact information, and if you have the name of the employer, insert “Dear (name).” If no name is available,...

Are Your Work-From-Home Job Search Expectations Realistic?

In this blog, I’m going to share the results of our just-completed survey of work-from-home jobseekers, so that you can understand the realities of the search and hiring process, and perhaps adjust your approach with the tips we have distilled from this research. But first, let me explain why we conducted the survey. At Home Office Careers, we receive many positive communications from our members who find our 1,000+ validated and screened job offers to be a great resource in their efforts to secure real, honest work-from-home jobs. But we also receive many emails and calls from members who express disappointment that they have not yet landed a job and question, “what’s wrong?” So we conducted a survey among our members this month. Over 800 respondents completed the questionnaire, giving us a representative national sample of work-from-home jobseekers. That means that these findings are accurate to within a 95% level of confidence.   Here’s the topline: The survey finds that work-from-home jobseekers underestimate the time and effort required to obtain a home-based job. However, most are willing to adopt more realistic expectations of the time and proactive effort required, and recognize the value of professional help in finding screened, verified offers. Let’s look at these results in detail. First, jobseekers do not allow enough time to obtain a work-from-home job:   It Takes Longer Than You Think: More than half of those seeking work-from-home jobs–54%–believe it takes less than 4 months to obtain a job; 27% think it should take no more than 2 months.  Bu this does not agree with the reality and is refuted by a U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics report that it takes at least 3 to 4 months or more of searching before a job is landed. According to a Workopolis report, it will take an average of 16 weeks – 4 months –...

Podcast: Your Resume Is An Advertisement For You

We had recently posted a very informative article reminding our members that you should never under-estimate the power of an outstanding resume! Your resume is an advertisement of you and when written properly, it WILL get you a call-back and an interview with the company you’d like to work for! Now you can also listen to our Podcast, sharing this valuable information with you! Click PLAY to hear the audio recording. Let us know in the Comments section what questions we can answer to help you make your resume the best presentation of yourself!...

The Top 10 Mom Blogs

Moms want and deserve the best! Moms are busy and time is valuable, so when it comes to finding meaningful information and helpful articles, Moms want the best online resources. Whether that’s finding a community for empowering your own blog or small business, or to simply learn a new recipe, Mom blogs can be a great source of information to better people’s lives.  This Top 10 Mom Blogs article brings together 10 amazing blogs written by talented people that are making a difference right now to thousands of Moms around the world. Search for Mom Blogs on major search engine like Google and you will have hundreds of thousands of results. There might be more Mom blogs than just about any other blogged topic online! With so many blogs and so many choices, I wanted to put together a concise list of 10 of the absolute best Mom blogs online. Together our team here at Home Office Careers reviewed hundreds of Mom blogs and we selected what we feel are among the 10 best Mom blogs around. This isn’t to say that there aren’t many other great Mom blogs online, but the following 10 Mom blogs all have certain characteristics and features that we thought made them especially useful to our membership here at Home Office Careers. The Top 10 Mom Blogs List The Top 10 list of Mom Blogs is not a list of the 10 largest or the 10 most visited Mom Blogs, but it’s a list of very useful and meaningful blogs that provide real help and value to everyday Moms. The blogs in this top 10 list are all successful in their own right and each one has a unique proposition and theme, so that together, these 10 Mom Blogs will bring a diverse stream of information that thousands of Moms currently find to be...

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