Tag Archive: job search

Best on the Web – Affordable Internet for Families

The world has gone digital. Today, the Internet is no longer just a convenience. It has become essential for success. That’s why Comcast created Internet Essentials to bring affordable home Internet to students and their families. With Internet Essentials, families can do all the things they want to do online, like email, homework, sharing photos, job searches, paying bills, watching videos, downloading music and much more.

Qualifying customers receive:
• Fast home Internet for just $9.95 a month + tax
• No price increases, no activation fees, or equipment rental fees
• A low-cost computer available at initial enrollment for just $149.99 + tax
• Access to free Internet training – online, in print and in classroom

A household is eligible to participate if it meets all of the following criteria:
• It is located where Comcast offers Internet service
• It has at least one child receiving free school lunches under the National School Lunch Program
• It has not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days
• It does not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment

Starting in the 2011-12 school year, families may sign up by calling 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376). For more information visit: InternetEssentials.com

Permanent link to this article: http://www.arls.org/2011/08/best-on-the-web-affordable-internet-for-families/

Best on the Web – Learn Job Skills for Free!

What’s holding you back from a well-paying and satisfying career? These days, competition for jobs is fierce; it takes more than experience and a strong work ethic to set yourself apart from other job seekers. If you’re like a lot of us, you want to develop your professional skills and knowledge fast. But classes and training cost time and money. If you’re short on one or both, take a few moments to check out Virginia Workforce Connection’s list of free Online Learning Resources. The range and depth of learning opportunities available through this web site are impressive. From Microsoft Office programs and human resource management, to effective communication and engineering, this site provides access to university style courses and expertly-written, self-guided instruction. Build expertise for your current job, prepare for the next level, or develop more marketable skills for your job search.

The goal is to never stop learning. Remember to take advantage of the information and resources available at www.FindItVA.com. Simply type a subject word or phrase in the search field to get started!

Job Seekers Workshop

January 24, 5:30 p.m.

Hopewell Library

Join us for this exciting (and FREE!) workshop where job seekers will learn tips for navigating career web sites, how to use email to contact employers, and suggestions for writing and sending resumes. All participants will receive an informative resource guide to help them maximize their job seeking efforts. Call 804.458.6329 x1005 to register.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.arls.org/2010/12/best-on-the-web-learn-job-skills-for-free/

Best on the Web – New Site for Job Seekers

mySkills myFuture

Looking for a job?

Don’t know where to start?

How about starting with your most recent job?

mySkills myFuture is a new Web site that enables job seekers to search for jobs based on their previous employment. Simply type in a job you have had in the past and begin searching jobs in your area that fit your unique skills and experience. Job seekers can view results by location, including salary/wage information, as well as training requirements. The simple and easy-to-navigate mySkills myFuture is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. It is part of the larger CareerOneStop suite of online job seeking tools, which includes links to local service providers, resume writing assistance, career assessments, and education opportunities. myskills myFuture is completely FREE to users and features access to thousands of local and state jobs.

Want to learn more? Check out these titles:

Knock ‘em Dead, 2010: The Ultimate Job Search Guide by Martin John Yate
650.14 Yat

Internet Your Way to a New Job: How to Really Find a Job Online by Alison Doyle
650.14 Doy

Resumes for Dummies by Joyce Kennedy
650.14 Ken

The Everything Resume Book: Create a Winning Resume that Stands Out from the Crowd by Nancy Schuman
650.14 Sch

Permanent link to this article: http://www.arls.org/2010/09/best-on-the-web-new-site-for-job-seekers/