8 Easy Tips for those on unemployment seeking jobs in Clarksville, Memphis, Knoxville, Jackson, Chattanooga, and Nashville, Tennessee

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If you are currently receiving unemployment, here are some tips to help you get ready to enter the workforce. First and foremost, it goes without saying, that  you need a job-winning résumé

Use these tips to help you in land your next professional position:

#1 Look for jobs on the Virtual American Job Center. Use this link: Home | TN Virtual American Job Center (tnvirtualajc.com). They are promoting that they will free services that help you find steady, good-paying jobs all over Tennessee. You can get training, job counseling, financial aid for education, and much more. TIP: If you add a résumé to your jobs for tn dot gov site, be sure to upload one résumé and build another résumé. It can be the same résumé and you call it different names. If you do not do this, employers won’t be able to see it.

#2 If you currently receive food stamps, there is a career counselor specially hired to help you with your job search. Connect with your local career center, formally called America’s Job Center. Tip: Read about all of the support services for those who are SNAP benefit recipients here: SNAP Employment and Training | USDA-FNS . TIP: When you speak with your SNAP counselor, ask him or her to refer to you to a career center counselor to help you with employment and training.

#3 Pay attention to companies who are offering sign on bonuses! YIKES YEP! Look into it – Don’t be shy! The Corrections Industry, McDonalds and many others are offering $500 to $5000 sign on bonuses! TIP: Pay Attention and check out all options for employment. Check out this source for sign on and retention bonuses: https://bit.ly/3coSY3R

#4 Study with Coursera and take advantage of free online trainings. TIP: Click here www.tn.gov/workforce/coursera

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#5 Spend some time at the career centers, attending hiring sessions, classes, and networkingwith the staff. TIP: Locate your local Americas Job Center by clicking here: https://bit.ly/3tAZZo4 .

#6 Apprenticeship jobs are the best ever! TIP: Look for them here: 220 French Landing Dr. Nashville, TN 37243 (423) 715-8027 or via this website: ApprenticeshipTN

#7 IF you need to apply for disability, call 1-800-772-1213 or go to www.ssa.gov/applyfordisability

#8 Got questions about employment, jobs, hiring, etc., Submit a request via lwdsupport.tn.gov.

BONUS TIP: Connect with the Goodwill Career Solutions Center, Salvation Army, Urban League, job Corps, Americorps, VistaCorps

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Sip a cup of tea or coffee, bring $5 and let’s talk about it.

Topic: Linkedin… How to use it to get your next professional option

Do you want a job? Check out Here Today, Hired Tomorrow!!

Hope this finds you well. Life is great here in my rapidly transforming corner of East Nashville. I wanted to let you know that the book I’ve been writing, Here Today, Hired Tomorrow, is finally out!

Between the music business and the economy, I’ve experienced SIX layoffs in my career. All that time in transition combined with research talking to recruiters and career professionals culminated in writing a book designed to help expedite getting you to the next stage of your career. I’ve used the system I teach in the book for my last three job searches, and it’s gotten me the position I wanted every time. It’s available in paperback or as an eBook on Amazon; link below.


  • A comprehensive action plan with suggested action items
  • How to network your way into nearly any company
  • Downloadable customizable templates, so no retyping or guessing what to say

I have a few favors to ask…

  • If you’re not in job search mode right now, please keep this book in mind!
  • Recommend it to those you know who are currently in transition. If you or a friend read it, please leave a brief review at Amazon.
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“…If you follow the recipe presented in this book, you will find what you’re looking for.”  –Stephanie Harrison, Sr. Creative Recruiter • Robert Half Technology

7 Reasons to Attend Talk & Tea Career Club

“7 Reasons to Attend Talk & Tea Career Club” by @Letmewriteit4u on @LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/7-reasons-attend-talk-tea-career-club-debra-ann-matthews-ma-jctc

Additional comments about the lessons learned:

  • 8 of us talking about careers and learning how to get a job in a strategic manner with HR Specialist Jonnie Clark.
  • Jonni says that she has 5 different resumes for different career goals. 8 of us are having a good time getting the career advice that we need.
  • Excellent questions are asked in today’s Talk and Tea… What’s a salary requirement? How do I connect on LinkedIn? Do I have to have an elevator speech? What are your career questions? See ya at our next Talk and Tea.— at Get Some Coffee.

Cèst merveilleux: Those Negative Thoughts Won’t Help! Networking Will

Cèst merveilleux ~ My session is scheduled on Saturday… The session page is now up! You can find it at: http://www.apa.org/convention/activities/job-fair/session-schedule.aspx. It’s called “Those Negative Thoughts Won’t Help! Networking Will: 7 Needed Networks for Psychology Professionals. Now Ain’t That Good News !!

Problem resume? Join BCWN Career Mentor Debra Ann Matthews, What’s Wrong With Your Resume Presentation

Problem resume? Join BCWN Career Mentor Debra Ann Matthews, What's Wrong With Your Resume Presentation

Problem resume? Are you wondering why you did not get an interview? “What’s Wrong With Your Resume? ¿Qué le pasa a tu currículum?
Join BCWN Career Mentor Debra Ann Matthews, What’s Wrong With Your Resume Presentation on the teleseminar, 4/10 11:30 CST http://bit.ly/1saxSbz

Today’s Free Seminars help you to get your job and career search on

Today's Free Seminars help you to get your job and career search on

• Sunday, November 10th, 8 pm Eastern Replay of Break all the Rules and Get that Dream Job! by Liz Ryan, CEO of Human Workplace, a former Fortune 500 Human Resources VP and the world’s most widely-read career and workplace advisor.
• Monday, Nov 11th 3 pm Eastern How to Navigate Applicant Tracking Systems, Robin Schlinger, Certified Federal Resume Writer (CFRW), Certified Electronic Career Coach (CECC), Job and Career Transition Coach, and more…
• Monday, Nov 11th 6pm Eastern The Importance of Securing a Professional Internship, Robert Shindell, Ph.D., Vice President & Chief Learning Officer for Intern Bridge, Inc.
• Monday, Nov 11th 9 pm Eastern Earn What You’re Really Worth by Brian Tracy, Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International.
• Tuesday, Nov 12th 3pm Eastern Build Your Online Reputation: How to Create the Right Digital Dirt by Hannah Morgan, nationally recognized influencer of pro-active job search.
• Tuesday, Nov 12th 6pm Eastern Discovering and Removing Obstacles in your Job Search by Elisabeth Sanders, nationally-acclaimed ‘tough career transitions’ expert.
• Tuesday, Nov 12th 9 pm Eastern How to Find a Career that Excites You by J.T. O’Donnell, Career Strategist and Workplace Consultant.
• Wednesday, Nov 13th 3 pm Eastern Preparing Veterans and Others for Federal Employment by Nancy H. Segal, federal human resources training and job search expert.
• Wednesday, Nov 13th 6pm Eastern How to Communicate for Success in your Job Search by Laura Labovich, CEO of The Career Strategy Group.
• Wednesday, Nov 13th 9 pm Eastern Entrepreneurship: Creating a Business Plan by Grant Cooper, founder and president of Strategic Resumes & Business Plans.
• Thursday, Nov 14th 3 pm Eastern Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ by Kerry Hannon, bestselling author and Washington, DC-based career, retirement and personal finance expert.
• Thursday, November 14th 6pm Eastern Networking (On and Off line) by Loretta Peters , Founder of Enterprising Careers, LLC, and CEO of Competitive Edge Branding.

Register for free, by signing on here: http://www.1shoppingcart.com/app/?Clk=5147806.

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Career questions ex-prisons ask about getting a good job & other considerations

Career questions ex-prisons ask about getting a good job & other considerations

As a human being, the God-given right to work and enhance one’s career, is a simple right as much as breathing. However, many ex-felons, former inmates, convicted persons feel isolated and unsure how to proceed forward in rebuilding their professional lives. This article is an effort to offer ways in which those who have had relationships with the prison system in some way can ask questions that they have an itching and burning desire to know as far as how to develop their professional selves

3 Reasons to rev up your resume in 30 minutes

3 Reasons to rev up your resume in 30 minutes

Louise Kursmark has a book entitled, “30 Minute Resume Makeover”. I would like to give those motivated job seekers and career changers who are excellent writers, 3 compelling reasons to purchase Louise’s book and change your resume….

3 Reasons to rev up your resume in 30 minutes. Take a look at it here:http://shar.es/ZIYFV