June 21, 2006
Volunteering is also a good way to show your strong work habits when inbetween jobs.
There are a number of websites that collect Volunteer listings. Here are a few of the biggies: Idealist.org, Volunteer Match, Network for Good, and Points of Light.
Of course, you don't need to be looking for a job to volunteer.
June 11, 2006
So how can you mitigate the chances of ID theft happening to you. The most important is probably to never give out your social security number on anything but an official application you fill out in the HR office. Mail can be intercepted. Online applications may not be sent securely over the net.
More controversial is to not put your street address on your resume. Instead do something like
(street address withheld for privacy)
This would prevent anyone who intercepts your resume from associating details of your background (such as current employer) with your current address. I'm not sure how I feel about this. If I were reviewing resumes would I doc that person for points, or reward them for being cautious with their personal information and hoping they would do the same with the companies info.
A quandary for sure.
June 01, 2006
Some of the celebrities interviewed include: Felicity Huffman, David Cross, Bill Maher, Brian Unger, Anne Meara, Tate Donovan, Judd Apatow, Jeff Garlin, Tim Allen, D.L. Hughley, Robert Reich, and Andy Dick.
You may also want to visit Gurwitch's web site which encourages people to turn in tales of their own firings.