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Getting Hired after Being Fired: Job Interview Tips

Mecca from Fargo, ND, asks, "I got fired from my last job. How do I explain that in a job interview?"

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Explaining a Criminal Background When Seeking a Job

Bill from El Paso, TX, asks “I have a felony charge from 11 years ago. How do I explain that to an employer?”

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Rebuilding Your Life and Career When You Have Limited Resources

Maxine from Reno, NV, asks, “I am homeless, with no job, no car or license, no family. I don’t know where to begin.”

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Love Animals? Advance Your Career by Becoming a Vet Tech

Diane from Chattanooga, TN, asks, “I really like animals and think I might want to work with them for a career. Can you tell me more about what a veterinary tech does and what training or education I might need?”

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Make a Good First Impression in 30 Seconds or Less

Benny from Lexington, KY, asks, "I've been out of work for three months and am attending networking events in hopes of increasing my chances. Someone told me I should have an elevator speech ready. Can you tell me what that means?"

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Help Your Parents Learn New Computer Skills

Lidia from Tuscon, AZ, asks, "How do I get my dad enrolled in your free computer classes for seniors?"

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What to Include When a Job Application Requires Writing Samples

Stan from Great Falls, MT, asks, “I’m applying for an office job that involves some writing, and the employer wants me to submit some writing samples. I’ve never had to do this before. Can you help?”

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Are Payday Loans a Good Idea?

Bill from Detroit, MI, asks "There's a check cashing and payday loan store near my office and it seems like an easy way to get quick cash. But my neighbor said she had trouble with the loan got there. What do you about payday loans."

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Seeking a Job? How to Market Yourself to Employers

Judy from Denton, TX, asks "I'm currently unemployed and looking for a job. I have a lot of great skills and experience, but I'm not very comfortable selling myself to potential employers. Any advice?"

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Don’t Sweat It! Tips for Keeping Cool While Staying in Dress Code

Mary from Sioux City, IA, asks, "My commute to in the summer is smoking hot, and not in a good way. But flip flops and tank tops are banned. How can I keep my cool and my job?"

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Don't Sweat It! Tips for Keeping Cool While Staying in Dress Code

Mary from Sioux City, IA, asks, "My commute to in the summer is smoking hot, and not in a good way. But flip flops and tank tops are banned. How can I keep my cool and my job?"

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Career Catch-22: What to Do When a Promotion Threatens Your Benefits

Eloise from Naples, FL, asks, “I just got offered a promotion, but if I take it, I’ll lose my housing benefit. I don’t think I can swing rent on my own in this city. What are my options?"

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