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Quick Resource Guide

In the past, I’ve published a general job seeker resource page for public perusal (I plan to update and re-publish the page again soon); but I thought it might be helpful to list some of the resources available as we continue a new week navigating life in a COVID-19 pandemic. Information and circumstances continue to shift and we are all dealing with some sort of financial situation. I hope you’ll find this information useful.

Find out if you’re eligible for unemployment resources

I’m sure you’ve heard the process involves tons of red tap, so be sure to file as soon as you can. Visit this website for instructions on how to file in your state.   

Are you self-employed in need of assistance?

The New York Times published a comprehensive guide with important information for freelancers, gig workers, and more.

Are you a small business owner in need of assistance?

The same New York Times Article provides information on small business grants you may be eligible for and how to apply.

Get helpful tips for managing your online job search

If you’re currently unemployed or anticipating a possible furlough or layoff while sheltering in place, you may be searching for employment opportunities online. Consumer Advocates provides informative “how to” articles, reviews the top job boards, and offers helpful advice for achieving your job search goal.

Watch out for COVID-19 scams

As I mentioned in my last blog post, coronavirus scams are plentiful right now. Don’t be a victim. Check out this helpful guide from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Schedule a FREE 15-Minute Mini Consultation

In addition to the above mentioned resources, I’d like to remind you that Top Resume Writing & Career Services provides FREE 15-Minute Mini Consultations to address your resume and job search inquiries and/or challenges. You’d be surprised at what can get accomplished in just 15-minutes.

Contact me to schedule a call Monday-Friday 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m. CST.

Take adavange of our new $50 1-Hour Job Search Coaching

Due to the coronavirus’ devastating effect on the job market, I am offering a 1-Hour Job Search Coaching sessions for only $50.  Normally the Job Search Coaching service is priced at $255 for $90 minutes (used all at once or in $30-minute increments).

During the call, I will provide you with clear, actionable advice you can put to use right away – whether you’re a new grad gearing up  for your first “professional” job search; a seasoned professional planning to change careers; a senior executive in need of cohesive career communications that effectively highlight your achievements and successes in leadership and other professional contributions; or are an industry expert preparing to break out from the structured, corporate workforce to go solo as an independent consultant or contract professional.

Contact me to schedule your appointment Monday-Friday 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m. CST.

sydney Rae

Kimberly Ben is a multi-credentialed Professional Resume and LinkedIn Writer and Job Search Coach. She has written hundreds of resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and other career communications for multiple career industries and professions. Kimberly’s extensive education, training, and experience have resulted in a clear understanding of current hiring best practices and the most effective job search techniques, branding strategies, and insight on what it takes to gain the competitive edge and impress employers in a challenging job market.

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