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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Looking for a job

This is the second installment of looking for a real job. The real way. Most states will have a designated organization that offers a way to find a job. For example in Texas there is an organization funded by the government called the Texas Work Force and you can find jobs on a site called work in texas
here is the direct link.

What is nice about about the Government website is that employers will contact you if they find someone with your talents. Careerbuilder and websites offer this option as well but hasn't really policed their employers who go out and seek talent.

In these hard time with the economy research the company you plan to apply for first. Don't be easily fooled with affiliate recruiters trying to get you to join and then ask you to pay something so you can make even more money.

Remember the point of a job is so an employer pays you and never the other way around.

So watch for the job scams and stick with the Work force agencies.

If the jobs seems to good to be true. Do your research first when looking for that job. Look up the company. Ask how long have they been in business. The last thing you want is to work for a company that has not been around to long.

Good luck in your quest for the perfect job.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Applying for a job scam

A week ago I decided that it was time to move onto another job. Mostly due to the fact that raises at my current employment were very minimum if any.

So I decided to revise my application I had from a few years back that I posted on careerbuilder. When careerbuilder first came out it was easy to find a decent job without having to worry about so called employers out to make a fast buck on you.

So today I checked my email and I got two emails from insurance companies that are located here. One called combined insurance which is an insurance agency that recruits agents to sell insurance policy. Apparently they weren't reading my resume but I have no interest in sales much to say sell insurance policies.

Then I get another email from UGA Association Field Services same story.

Anyway my point is do a search online and find out more about the company before you call. A lot of times they will just send you an automatic canned email just to get new agents into selling cheap insurance with 1 or 2 dollar comissions.

Anyway it may not be really a scam but they really need to target the right employee then a computer programmer.

Anyway if your out looking for a job, do your research before you give your two weeks.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Credit card offers

If you have gotten credit card offers through the mail you may think twice how you discard your junk mail. There has been an increase in mail fraud using people's preapproved offers. To safe guard your self from a person looking through your trash make sure you have a shredder. This way no information about yourself can be traced or even worse used to obtain an illegal credit card with your name