Web site to help "snag a job"

By: Jill Maxwell
By: Jill Maxwell

 

Being in the news, I read a lot of web sites for newspapers, magazines, government … my favorites list would make you cry. I occasionally stumble across mentions of web sites that could be helpful.
 
 
Today, while reading U.S. News, I found a mention of the site www.snagajob.com.  It’s actually pretty interesting and helpful.
 
 
I didn’t get into the job search section, but I browsed through the section called “Job Advice”. This section has job search tips, profile and resume tips, job interview tips and videos containing advice.
 
 
There’s even a section called “Ask the experts” where you can post a question or just browse through questions previously asked. Here’s one that most young people are confronting now: How do I convince a potential employer that I'm worth hiring even though I have no work experience? 
 
 
Haven’t we all asked that question at some time? Their answer makes sense – “Plenty of people visit our site looking for their first job – after all, everyone has to start somewhere. Even if you have no work experience, make sure to put something down in the experience portion of the application. Babysitting, volunteer work, school activities and sports are all great ways to show employers that you can handle the responsibility of the job.”
 
 
So if you’re job hunting, check it out. A lot of it is common sense, but others are things we never really thought about!
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