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Career experts always say to research a company before you head in for a job interview. Seems like a pretty simple step, right?

In practice though, doing that crucial investigating usually turns out to be way easier said than done. Where should you look for company information? Is there more you can do besides a simple Google search and company website scroll?  

The Balance Careers - How to Research a Company for a Job Interview 

GlassDoor - 7 Things to Research Before Any Job Interview.  Glassdoor is the single largest resource for third-party information on employers. You can find anonymous employee reviews, and there's even a section on the interview process.

Indeed - They recently started asking for reviews and plan to follow in the footsteps of Glassdoor. They don't have as much information, but it's still worth checking out.

LinkedIn - Do both a company search for their profile, and search for employees who have the job title you're applying to. This will help you see the types of people they hire.

Company Website - Besides checking out the Careers page, also check out the About page and research the founders and executive team on LinkedIn to see if they are legit.

Facebook/Twitter/Instagram - Look at the company's social media profiles to see if they're active and engaged. Especially, if any employees are sharing and promoting their content.

 

Am I getting paid enough? How much am I worth? What skills do I offer an employer to warrant my asking salary? Should I relocate? 

Negotiating your salary is a two-way street.
When you are offered a job, it's important to come to a win-win solution since it can set the tone for your work life with the future employer. But wait until after you receive a job offer to start talking about salary. Everyone approaches the process differently. Use the tips in this link that you're most comfortable with.

Salary Search by Career Builder 
Does your Paycheck Match your Potential? Know the facts that can lead to the compensation you deserve.  

PayScale - Search salary for comparable positions 

Salary Finder -  Use this tool to find salary information for more than 800 different occupations. To start, search for an occupation by keyword.

Career Advice by Career Builder
Advice and inspiration for building successful careers. 

 

Looking to gain some professional experience? Find paid and unpaid internship opportunities, in the U.S and around the world, and earn college credits! 

An internship is a short-term job, often unpaid, that gives students and other adults hands-on work experience.

Internships are available in a wide variety of fields in government, private business and non-profit organizations. In general, an internship:

  • Is an agreement between a student (high school, college, or graduate) or adult and an organization or business. 
  • Allows a student or emerging professional to gain skills and experience in a short-term, real-world work environment. 
  • Can be paid or unpaid. 
  • Has to follow certain regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Search for an internship on usajobs.gov.

Finding An Internship - Find thousands of internships with companies, organizations and agencies offering opportunities for students, recent graduates, and career-changers.

A successful resume should outline your past and current experiences. Your cover letter should outline your accomplishments, briefly and concisely. Unless you have considerable experience, you don't need a two page resume. 

Perfect Your Resume Writing - Monster résumé and cover letter tips.  Monster offers samples, templates and tips on writing résumés and cover letters.  Perfect your professional writing. 

There's a simple way to write a cover letter

Cover letter samples
Use this template as a guide to writing your cover letters.

ExecuNet.com - Senior level executives 

TheLadders.com - Ladders, Inc. provides career news, advice, and tools and an online job search service. Their search service only lists vetted job offers with annual salaries of $100,000 or more. 

NetTemps - A job site for Contract, Temporary and Temp-to-Permanent jobs, plus full-time IT and engineering jobs. 

SnagAJob.com - A platform for jobs that pay by the hour. 

The American Job Center Network helps job seekers as well as businesses. The network helps businesses find qualified workers. It also provides free help to job seekers for a variety of career and employment-related needs. There are nearly 2,400 American Job Centers (or AJCs) located across the U.S.

US News - Accredited Online Colleges of 2021 
Find a trustworthy and flexible online learning option that works best for you using U.S. News rankings, data and expert advice.

Federal Student Aid
The U.S. Department of Education's office of Federal Student Aid provides more than $120 billion in financial aid to help pay for college or career school each year.

Background investigations and reference checks are employers' principal means of securing information about potential hires from sources other than the applicants themselves.

A background investigation generally involves determining whether an applicant may be unqualified for a position due to a record of criminal conviction, motor vehicle violations, poor credit history, or misrepresentation regarding education or work history.

A reference check generally involves contacting applicants' former employers, supervisors, co-workers and educators to verify previous employment and to obtain information about the individual's knowledge, skills, abilities and character. 

SHRM - Conducting Background Investigations and Reference Checks.  

Background and other employment checks are a common piece of the job search process.
Many employers check into your background before making a job offer. Most often, this includes your past employment, your credit or financial history, or your criminal history. Read more about each of these below—in some cases, you’ll find that you can “pre-check” yourself to make sure no surprises come up during an employer’s check.

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CareerOneStop.org/ExOffenders - Provides information on exploring careers, finding training, finding local help, and conducting a job search. Includes a section titled "Move past your criminal record," and links to an American Job Center Finder directory and temp agencies. 

Jobs That Hire Felons - While getting a job if you have a criminal record or a felony conviction can be very hard, you have to realize that there are THOUSANDS of companies in the US that are willing to hire felons.  

Reentry and Employment Resources for Justice-Involved Individuals - A key component to reentry for a person who was formerly incarcerated is employment. The following online and print resources provide information and services aimed at assisting justice-involved individuals with locating employment. Check your local employment laws External for guidance on how to report a criminal history on employment applications. 

2ND CHANCES 4 FELONS - This website provides links to staffing agencies and companies that hire felons. 

Apprenticeship.gov (U.S. Department of Labor) - This site provides information on hands-on-career training or apprenticeship in such areas as construction, welding, and animal care. 

Career Planning for People with a Criminal Conviction  - Advice from Minnesota State CAREERwise on assessing yourself, exploring careers, crating a plan & setting goals, expanding skills, finding a job, and managing a career.

Disability and Employment (U.S. Department of Labor) - The Employment and Training Administration provides information on workplace accommodations or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and information for disabled entrepreneurs. 

Employment & Training Administration (U.S. Department of Labor) - This website provides information on apprenticeship programs, employment services, and grants. The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) administers federal government job training and worker dislocation programs, federal grants to states for public employment service programs, and unemployment insurance benefits. 

Goodwill - Local Goodwill organizations can help connect people who need jobs, need better jobs, and need skills to launch careers with the training, support, and resources they require. 

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) - JAN's Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) system is designed to let users explore various accommodation options for people with disabilities in work and educational settings 

Jobs for Felons - This website from Help for Felons, provides information on industries that offer felon friendly careers. 

National Reentry Resource Center (The Council of State Governments) - Funded and administered by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) is the nation’s primary source of information and guidance in reentry. 

Reentry Employment Opportunities (U.S. Department of Labor) - This program provides funding for justice-involved youth and young adults and adults who were formerly incarcerated. 

Restoration Rights Project - This project provides a 50-state comparison of criminal record in employment and licensing with links to analysis and legal citations.

Ticket to Work (Social Security Administration)
This program is a free and voluntary program that can help Social Security beneficiaries go to work, get a good job that may lead to a career, and become financially independent, all while they keep their Medicare or Medicaid. Individuals who receive Social Security benefits because of a disability and are age 18 through 64 probably already qualify for the program.

Veteran Readiness and Employment (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) - Veterans may receive these services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. 

Women's Prison Association - Working with women at all stages of criminal justice involvement, this association provides assistance in finding safe and affordable housing, preparing for job interviews and employment, reunifying with children, addressing health concerns, obtaining peers support, and learning basic household budgeting and life skills. 

Thinking about searching for jobs in a new city or state?
Take advantage of the resources in this link to help you learn more about the local job market before you make the move.

LiveCareer - Job Seeker Relocation Resources.  
What follows is a collection of the best relocation and moving tools and resources to assist job-seekers who are considering relocating. 

Moving.com Financial & Moving Calculators

What is the difference between recruiter and headhunter?  
A headhunter is an individual or company that finds potential candidates for the position(s) that a company is looking to fill. A headhunter does not generally do any hiring.  A recruiter is someone who works with the hiring process itself.  

Career Contessa - How to Find—and Make the Most of—a Recruiter or Headhunter 

 

FindSomethingNew.Org - There’s more than one path to a new career. 

Apprenticeship.Org - Jump Start Your Career Through Apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship.gov - The Department of Labor’s one-stop platform to connect job seekers, job creators, training providers, parents, teachers, and federal and local workforce agencies with information and resources to learn more about apprenticeships, how to establish apprenticeship program, and how to access open apprenticeship opportunities. 

Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs – An Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (also known as IRAP) is a customizable model of apprenticeship that has been validated by a proven Standards Recognition Entity.

Office of Apprenticeship - Provides information about apprenticeship for employers and employees that explains what apprenticeship programs are, how employers can establish apprenticeship programs, and how individuals can apply to become apprentices.

The American Job Center Network helps job seekers as well as businesses. The network helps businesses find qualified workers. It also provides free help to job seekers for a variety of career and employment-related needs. There are nearly 2,400 American Job Centers (or AJCs) located across the U.S. 

 

 

 

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In times like this, it’s important for communities to come together and help each other out. If you see a job that you think a friend would be great for, make sure you hit the “Refer A Friend” link at the bottom of the job description. They can jump on the chance to apply.