Career Advice


Finding the right career path can be a real challenge, no matter what stage in life you are at. Dream jobs can turn into nightmares, our interests and values can change, and unfortunately, lay-offs and job loss can happen.

My career path has led me to an Employment Center where my job is to help other people find success in their own careers. From applying for a new job, to starting your own business, to how to be a valuable employee, you can find career advice and the resources I use here.

5 Things To Do Before Opening a Law Firm

5 Things To Do Before Opening a Law Firm

Becoming a lawyer takes years of hard work and dedication. Many aspiring lawyers have an idea of what their ideal career path looks like. Some people prefer working for existing companies and do not wish to open their own firm, while others spend years thinking about when and how to open their own practice. Anyone who wishes to open their …

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How Did You Get Your Job?

How Did You Get Your Job? 10 Professionals Share How They Got Hired

Society makes it seem like getting a job is an easy and straight-forward process. You go to school, get a job, and spend the next 40-50 years working your way up within the company before you retire. The reality for most of us, however, is much different. Finding a good job is a struggle, let alone finding the career path …

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Get Your Resume Past the 6 Second Glance Test (Free Resume Checklist)

Get Your Resume Past the 6 Second Glance Test (Free Resume Checklist)

When it comes to job hunting, I was shocked to learn that most recruiters and hiring managers only give your resume a 6-second glance test before they decide to accept or reject your application. Yes, only 6 seconds. 6 seconds is not a long time by any means. It’s probably taken you about 6 seconds to read this far. So …

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How to Apply the 12 Best Leadership Quotes to Your Life

How to Apply the 12 Best Leadership Quotes to Your Life

Leadership is a famously difficult duty. Whether you want to become the big shot or you’re already the boss, you’ve got work ahead of you. Let’s look at our most famous leaders and their motivating guidance. These inspiring leadership quotes are sure to illuminate your road ahead. Leadership is Learning While leadership styles vary, the core characteristics of effective leadership …

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How to Answer “What Do You Do For a Living?” When You’re Unemployed

How to Answer “What Do You Do For a Living?” When You’re Unemployed

When you meet someone new for the first time, one of the first questions commonly asked is “what do you do for a living?” It seems like an innocent enough conversation starter. Right up there along with a comment about the weather we’re having today. But when you’re unemployed this type of question can hurt. A lot. Regardless if you …

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Companies that Hire Felons & People with a Criminal Record

Companies that Hire Felons & People with a Criminal Record

Finding a job is challenging in itself. Finding a job when you have a criminal record or a felony is even more difficult. But it’s not impossible.  Some companies will unfortunately discriminate against anyone who has been incarcerated or convicted of a crime, even if there are legislatures in place to try to prevent that from happening. They will automatically …

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Before You Switch Careers, Ask Yourself These 8 Essential Questions

Before Making a Career Change, Ask Yourself These 8 Essential Questions

Before you make a career change, there are a few essential questions you should ask yourself first. By making sure you ask yourself the right questions, you can ensure you end up in the role that’s perfect for you. One that you enjoy and that suits the lifestyle you want to lead. Work shouldn’t be something we hate. Yet many …

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