I can tell you from experience it happens. I had everything together: cover letter, resume and references -- check. I went over them countless times and asked family and friends to double check. It all seemed in order, so I hit send.
TGIF! Tonight I'm using up the produce in my fridge before I hit up the farmers markets this weekend.
I went Saturday to the Lincoln Park Farmers Market and picked out some red potatoes with intentions of using them last weekend -- they're still sitting in the crisper.
Are you new to the Chicago? Welcome. Bienvenidos. Do you want to improve your English? The City's Chicago Workforce Center offers literacy and English as a Second Language courses and workshops throughout the city. The best part? These services are free for job seekers.
Some minimum wage workers will get a pay bump next week. The federal minimum wage increases July 24 to $7.25. The wage hike marks the final increase in a three-step boost Congress enacted two years ago. This raise will affect 29 states where minimum wages is currently set below $7.25.
The founder of Teach for America, Wendy Kopp, recently chatted with New York Times reporter Adam Bryant about what she looks for in a job candidate. Some of her suggestions seem valuable for anyone searching for a job. Here's an excerpt from the interview:
Q. Talk about the art of goal setting.
About 77 percent, or $37 billion, of the Department of Transportation's stimulus funds will be funneled through major grant programs, but, according to a memo from Calvin Scovel, DOT Inspector General, some of these programs have been at risk of improper payments.