Magazine article Working Mother

HAVE A BETTER Day

Magazine article Working Mother

HAVE A BETTER Day

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Diversity IN aCTIoN

Single mothers are twice as likely as married women to be unemployed. To help increase their chances for job success, Walmart and Goodwill launched the Beyond Jobs program, which helps single moms get job training and placement, in addition to providing financial education, child-care assistance and nutrition initiatives.

P-P-P-Poker Face If your job requires a poker face, your work could suffer. People who need to avoid appearing overly positive or negative at the office, like social workers and lawyers, use so much energy to hide their emotions that they have less to give to their jobs. If this is true of your field, be sure to express yourself when you get home.

Source: Journal of Applied Psychology

Resume Rehab

Does your resume need a makeover? Phrases like "extensive experience" and "proven track record" are overused and can seem meaningless to a potential employer, according to a survey from LinkedIn.com. Try these quick-fix tips from Robert Hosking, executive director of OfficeTeam, a worldwide staffing service.

Quantify successes. Be specific and delete generic terms that don't really say much to an employer. …

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