DeShuna Spencer

  • How To Write A Termination Letter

    How To Write A Termination Letter

    Letting people go is never an easy task. But during some point in a supervisor's career, you will eventually have to do the unpleasant job of writing a termination letter. Termination letters are legal documents that state in writing why an employee is being fired. Letters of termination usually are a result of... Continue Reading

  • Alternatives to the Mad College Grad Rush for Entry Level Part Time Jobs

    Alternatives to the Mad College Grad Rush for Entry Level Part Time Jobs

    It's two weeks before graduation. You have two internships under your belt and a stellar grade point average. But despite submitting your résumé to 80 companies throughout the country, you still have not landed a job. What's a recent college grad to do? Lately, the trend has been to take part-time... Continue Reading

  • Laid Off Versus Getting Fired When Collecting Unemployment Benefits

    Laid Off Versus Getting Fired When Collecting Unemployment Benefits

    Whether you're laid off or fired, the pain of getting let go from a job carries the same weight. But the unemployment relief you can receive afterward differs. The money used to fund unemployment benefits comes from a federal unemployment insurance tax that employers pay into. There are legal differences... Continue Reading

  • Health Care Options for The Unemployed

    Health Care Options for The Unemployed

    It's Friday afternoon at 4:45 p.m. Your boss calls you into his office and closes the door. He tells you that the company has to make cuts due to the recession and your job has been eliminated effective immediately. You're given a month's severance pay and a box to pack up your office. As you drive home, first... Continue Reading

  • Spring Break Internships: 3 Tips for Securing the Perfect Interim Job

    Spring Break Internships: 3 Tips for Securing the Perfect Interim Job

    After a week of pulling "all-nighters" to ace mid-term exams, it is natural for many college students to spend the following week unwinding at a tropical oasis for Spring Break. However, some students are starting to forgo the week at the beach. Instead, they are getting valuable experience in their respective... Continue Reading

  • Acing a Phone Interview in 5 Steps

    Acing a Phone Interview in 5 Steps

    With a higher applicant pool these days, many employers are conducting phone interviews to weed out people who might not fit in well with the company. Love them or hate them, phone interviews have their place in the job market. It gives employers an opportunity to get a feel for an applicant without them... Continue Reading

  • Census Test Taking Tips

    Census Test Taking Tips

    Are you considering applying for a job with the U.S. Census Bureau? If so, you might need to brush up on your basic math and reading skills. In order to be considered for a census-taking position, you must complete a 30-minute census test. Although I don't plan to apply for a census job, I hopped online this... Continue Reading

  • The 411 on Census Bureau Jobs

    The 411 on Census Bureau Jobs

    As the 2010 census forms hit 120 million American mailboxes this week, the U.S. Census Bureau is currently looking for part-time, temporary employees to help them collect information. With the existing climate of the job market, many anticipate that 3 million to 4 million applicants will apply for one of the... Continue Reading

  • Résumé Mistakes to Avoid

    Résumé Mistakes to Avoid

    With resumes outrunning job postings by literally several hundred to one, employers don't have to be very forgiving of resume mistakes, and they're not. These days, it's one strike and you're out. Continue Reading

  • Unemployment Extension - A Filing

    Unemployment Extension - A Filing "How To" Guide

    Now that Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning has finally relented and allowed the Senate to pass unemployment extension benefits, many out-of-work Americans can breathe a sigh of relief. When there's a high volume of unemployment -- like we have with our current economic recession -- the federal government typically... Continue Reading