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Ever Consider Working as an Emergency Nurse?

This is a true career story as told to NursingJobs.net. This interview will take you through the ups and downs you can expect as an Emergency Nurse, what it takes to land the job, what you can expect to earn, and more.  More »

Steve Jobs on Job Searching (RIP)

A simple quote from the late Steve Jobs on what goes through a hiring manager's head when they're looking for new employees. Keep it in mind during your job search!  More »

How to Dress Interview Appropriate on a Tight Budget

What do you think of when you think of interviewing? I think of answering a lot of tough questions and wanting to make a good first impression. The best way to make a good first impression is to dress appropriately for the company setting. For a lot of women, this can be a daunting task because they simply don't have the means to get a business appropriate outfit.  More »

Poll: Are You Using Social Media in Your Job Search?

When people mention social media, many people think of it as a place to reconnect with their high school friends, follow their favorite celebrities, or play games. Social media should also be used in your Job Search. Back in March of 2009, we ran a poll on our site and 11% of the respondents answered what the heck is social networking. We hope that percentage has decreased two years later.  More »

Going Back to School Doesn't Have to Be Scary

A lot of people talk about or consider going back to school at some point during their career, either to learn more about their field, earn that ever-important graduate degree, or to reach the next step on the corporate ladder. But many don't actually enroll for one simple reason: It's scary.  More »

How to Stay Sane While Working at Home with the Kids

Let's face it: caring for kids is a full-time job, especially when they are younger than school-aged. Your typical day already consists of diaper duty, snack and meal times, play activities, and (hopefully) educational instruction of some sort. And you're expected to get your work done with all of this going on! Here are some ways to keep your family and work life running well, without losing your sanity.  More »

Weekly Web Picks: Dad's Job Rejection Cracks Up Baby

We hope you find these web links as humorous, inspiring, or notable as we did this week.  More »

Poll: Are You Feeling the Optimism, Job Seekers?

Signs are pointing to better times ahead, but long-term job seekers are having trouble staying optimistic. As Optimism Month continues, what's your feeling about your job search prospects? Are you optimistic, neutral, or miserable? Let us know in our poll.  More »

Weekly Web Picks: Charlie Sheen Edition

Here's a handful of interesting and outrageous job search and career links from around the web this week.  More »

March is Optimism Month: Be Positive!

Last year, an 18-year-old boy who played on my son's high school football team lost his battle with brain cancer. Why would I mention that in a post about optimism? Because this kid left an extraordinary legacy of optimism. Sharing his message seems like a wonderful way to kick off Optimism Month. Watch for more posts about Optimism in the Job Search on the Pongo Blog every Tuesday throughout March.  More »
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