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  •  Nice list, but re:#5 (8+ / 0-)

    That should be "prospective employers" rather than "perspective employers."

    I also did not find either Monster or Indeed that helpful. Monster had a security breach in their non-public resumes, and my address ended up on a bunch of mailing lists and spam sites. Indeed posts lots of those fake jobs that seem to be just resume collectors who never actually hire anybody or positions that are only advertised to meet legal requirements and the post is already filled by a pre-selected candidate.

    And I think it's sad that you have to include Annual Credit Report. Nobody should be looking at anyone's credit report before they are hired unless they deal directly with money. It has no bearing on one's ability to be a good employee. Some states are currently trying to ban the practice of pre-employment credit checks.

    Some of the other links seem very interesting, and I'll have to check them out. I'm not sure anything can help me get a job, however, because I'm over 50, and nobody seems to want us around the office these days.

    "The difference between the right word and the almost-right word is like the difference between lightning and the lightning bug." -- Mark Twain

    by Brooke In Seattle on Tue Jul 06, 2010 at 08:35:55 PM PDT

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      Odysseus, wader

      I fixed the typo.

      I have found Monster mostly helpful in determining what types of jobs are out there or what companies are hiring.  Usually, once I see a company on Monster I go directly to the company website and proceed from there.

      What I especially like about Indeed is the forums.  People post their experiences applying to companies, including the hiring process and interview questions.  Once you have an interview, that can be very helpful.

      If you go to and put in phoenix, az there is an e-sales and reservation position that is work from home.  It is only part-time and not high pay, but it beats nothing.  They are in the middle of a huge hiring push and are hiring people from outside of AZ.  So it is worth a shot.

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