Careers

    November, 2008

  • Professional Networking - November 14, 2008 12:35 PM
    Reaching outside of your immediate workplace can bring you in touch with a world of other people who share the same work interests. Connecting with your professional community is a great way to expand the possibilities for your career (and maybe even learn a few new tricks of the trade).
  • Business Etiquette - November 14, 2008 12:08 PM
    Understanding what to say and how to act in the office are just as important as knowing how to do your job. Fortunately, findingDulcinea has pooled together the best sites on the Web to help you practice proper business etiquette, from what to wear to how to ask for a raise.
  • Workplace Legal Issues: Discrimination, Harassment and Workers' Rights - November 14, 2008 11:37 AM

    You don't have to be a lawyer to understand matters of employment law and workplace legal issues. In this Web Guide you'll find helpful sites that explain workers' rights in plain English, connect you to legal professionals and advise you on how to handle legal issues when they arise.

  • May, 2008

  • Entering the Workforce - May 28, 2008 11:50 AM
    So you’re ready to enter the ranks of the working world for the first time. Congratulations! Entering the workforce is a breeze with this Web guide. Learn where to find a job and internships, pick up tips for the job application process, find advice for that first job and even get help on finding a job without a college degree. View a Spanish-language version of the Guide.
  • Life After College: Post-College Survival Techniques - May 21, 2008 04:46 PM
    Don’t worry: Life doesn’t go completely downhill after you leave college. But the first few years after you graduate can be pretty tough. To help alleviate the burden, scour the resources in this Life After College Web Guide. You’ll learn how to get a job, avoid getting a job, search for an apartment and make new friends. We’ve even got financial tips and (spoiler alert!) advice about how soon you need to start saving for retirement. The party is just getting started.
  • April, 2008

  • Wine Making: Homemade Wine from Vine or Kit - April 10, 2008 09:55 AM
    The dream of many wine connoisseurs is to own a vineyard. Unfortunately, not everyone can establish a full-scale winery. For those interested in making wine on a more manageable scale, the Wine Making Web Guide outlines how to grow grapes in a small garden, or make wine with kits and presses. You’ll also learn about viniculture, including grape growing and harvesting, fermenting and farm financing.
  • International Development Work - April 08, 2008 04:28 PM
    If you’ve always wanted to travel the world making a difference, then a career in international development might be for you. This guide introduces international development work as a profession and offers tools and advice to get you started in the field. You’ll learn which graduate degrees lead to jobs in development, and read firsthand accounts of aid work experience in blogs. We’ll also explore the safety issues and hardships of international development work.
  • March, 2008

  • New York for Students and Interns - March 31, 2008 10:55 AM
    Securing your internship or getting into your summer program required a ton effort. Now comes the fun part: planning your move to New York. Even if it’s just a few months, moving to New York is equal parts challenging and thrilling. Make the hard parts easier and the fun parts more fabulous with the New York for Students and Interns Web Guide.
  • Career Transitions - March 25, 2008 10:11 AM
    Your next career change will go easily when you have the right resources and you can find the insight you need in our Career Transitions Guide. Learn how to get how a promotion at your company, how to apply for a better job or even how to completely alter your career path. Understand etiquette for leaving a company or starting at a new one, and even get information on career counseling.
  • February, 2008

  • Telecommuting - February 29, 2008 01:44 PM
    If you find yourself becoming increasingly disenchanted with the idea of traveling to an office every day, wishing you could spend more time with your kids or just craving a little more freedom with your work schedule, it might be time for you to consider becoming a telecommuter. The telecommuting market is still unknown to some people but with the help of the Web, you can open yourself to new career possibilities.
  • Choosing a Career - February 28, 2008 04:04 PM
    Choosing a career is a big decision. After all, the average person spends about 40 hours a week or more in some form of employment, so it's no wonder we want to be happy with our work. If you’re entering the job market for the first time, making a career switch in the midst of your working life, or planning a return to work after a hiatus, this guide can help you take the next step.
  • Starting a Business: How to Become an Entrepreneur - February 22, 2008 12:29 PM
    Starting a business can be extremely exciting, challenging and fulfilling. The Web sites below will help you weigh the sense of ownership and accomplishment associated with entrepreneurship against the long hours and potential stress. These resources will also help you start your business and provide the necessary information to keep it running smoothly. Finally, this guide can connect you with the entrepreneurial community.
  • Management: Tools for Being a Better Manager - February 06, 2008 03:27 PM
    “Management” is such a broad and vague term, but at its core management entails the fine art of supervising other people. Whether you’re a high-level executive, run a small business, or work in middle or lower management, the job of managing people involves many pitfalls and challenges. In this Web Guide we recommend the best places on the Internet to get general management advice. You’ll learn about hiring and firing, explore motivation and team building, and find some great blogs and forums on management.
  • January, 2008

  • Photography - January 18, 2008 10:00 AM
    Photography can be a method of documenting news to share it with the world or capturing moments of your life to enhance your own memories. Or photography can be an art form focused on creation, expression, and experimentation. Whatever the basis of your interest in photography, the Internet is your starting point for finding what you want to know. Whether you're just starting to learn about technique or thinking about offering your own photographs for sale, this guide will show you where to look for the information you need.
  • December, 2007

  • Finding a Job - December 03, 2007 11:50 AM
    Whether you're researching companies and job opportunities, perfecting your résumé and cover letter, building a positive online identity, putting your best foot forward in a job interview, or negotiating appropriate pay for your position, the Job Hunting Web Guide makes finding jobs online a breeze.
  • November, 2007

  • Give Thanks: Support Our Military Family - November 19, 2007 06:35 AM
    “With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive … to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.”

         President Abraham Lincoln
         Second Inaugural Address
         March 4, 1865

    When soldiers are deployed overseas, families are left behind and often face financial and emotional hardship. With thousands of charities devoted to supporting our military family, it’s not easy to know which ones are the most worthy of your support.

    The Military Family Support Web Guide lists our top charities for supporting military families and troops. Use it to connect with the families and service members who have sacrificed so much for America by sending letters and supplies, volunteering, helping heal wounded soldiers or giving much-needed donations. 

    Make the United States the country you want it to be: a place where citizens support our military family and honor their principles through even the most challenging of times. Learn how to support the families whose loved ones are currently serving, how to support the troops overseas and those who have returned home, and find Web sites that military families can visit to seek help.

    View a Spanish-language version of the Military Family Support Web Guide.
  • Business Travel: Get There, Get Around, and Get it Done - November 01, 2007 01:15 AM
    Planning a business trip might not have the same appeal as planning a trip to the vacation destination of your dreams, but having access to the right resources can make the travel preparations and the trip itself go more smoothly. With the Web, the business of planning a business trip can be a little simpler.
  • October, 2007

  • Computers: Getting Personal With Computers - October 29, 2007 01:13 AM
    No matter how ubiquitous computer technology has become, true comfort and ease with computers remains elusive for much of the world. It’s no surprise that there are libraries’ worth of information online on the progenitor of the Web: the personal computer.
  • Songwriting - October 26, 2007 04:50 PM
    Whether you're aspiring to join the ranks of professional song writers or simply want to find an open mic at which to play your latest tune, a large and varied songwriting community exists to satisfy song writers of all skill and experience levels. The Internet contains a wealth of information applicable to everyone, from the dabbling novice to the meticulous expert.
  • Salary, Health Insurance and Employee Benefits - October 24, 2007 09:30 AM
    HMO, PPO, COBRA, 401(k), deductibles, company matches, and flex accounts-what does it all mean? The Internet offers critical tools such as benefits comparison and educational tools, blogs, articles, e-books, and newsletters filled with fresh ideas, in addition to legislative news and updates. In this guide, we'll highlight some of the best HR benefits help on the Web.
  • U.S. Military - October 24, 2007 01:08 AM

    There are more than 1.4 million active members of the U.S. military, according to Department of Defense statistics. Over 300 million people are affected by the military either through service, or as family of military personnel. This guide provides information on military life and history, the requisites for a military career, and the rights and benefits military members deserve. Use these resources to get informed and involved, or to make the most of your military life.

  • September, 2007

  • Retirement Planning - September 20, 2007 04:01 PM
    Whether your retirement is a few decades or a few months away, now is the time to prepare for your postcareer years. While you’re daydreaming of one day surfing the coast of Florida, why not surf the Net for some tips to help you save for retirement?
  • Part-Time Jobs: The Quest for Job Flexibility - September 19, 2007 06:40 PM
    Depending on your situation, part-time employment can be the perfect way to either make a little spending money or continue your career while cutting back on hours. Use the Part-Time Jobs Web Guide to find all you need concerning alternative working hours: general information, tips, job finders, legal logistics and direct accounts of people's experiences.
  • Long-Term Travel Abroad - September 19, 2007 01:51 PM
    The sudden freedom that comes with a high school or college graduation, or even retirement, makes those ideal times to spend an extended time exploring the world. When traveling, the length of your stay and the degree of your cultural integration are variables that can have a profound significance on the way you experience your destination. In this guide we'll direct you to resources geared toward helping you live abroad for a while.
  • Careers - September 12, 2007 10:31 AM
    On the Web you can find your first job, locate a headhunter to help you find a better job, seek a job in a distant city, or organize your freelance billing and record-keeping. Use the sites below to figure out what you should be paid, network with other professionals, understand proper workplace etiquette and learn about your rights as a worker.

    Online classifieds, job boards and even virtual headhunting services make finding a job easy and convenient. The findingDulcinea Job Hunting Web Guide lists some of the best sites to help you find your dream job and provides basic tips on how to write a resume, network and interview.

    For information about adequate income, health coverage and more, visit the findingDulcinea Salary, Health Insurance and Employee Benefits Web Guide.

    The law guarantees employees fair and safe working conditions. To learn about workers' rights, from hiring practices to disability benefits, visit the findingDulcinea Workplace Legal Issues Web Guide.

    How should you dress? Can you check your personal e-mail at the office? What if a co-worker uncovers compromising photos of you on the internet? Find the answers to these questions and more in the findingDulcinea Business Etiquette Web Guide.

    Connecting with other people in your field is a great way to expand your understanding of the industry, find career-related events and learn about new job opportunities. The findingDulcinea Professional Networking Web Guide offers a comprehensive list of resources for networking both online and in person.
  • July, 2007

  • Freelancing: Working Out of the Box, with Help from the Web - July 23, 2007 09:24 AM
    Maybe you're just making the leap from a steady, 9-to-5 job to the sometimes unpredictable lifestyle of an independent contractor, or maybe you've been freelancing for years. Either way, managing your current work and looking for your next gig can be a daunting endeavor. Online you'll find freelancing advice, tax information, tracking and organization tools, and much more to help you find success in the freelancing world.
  • June, 2007

  • Philanthropy and Nonprofits - June 15, 2007 05:08 PM
    We all like to do things that make us feel good about ourselves. And what better way to feel good about yourself than to help others? Whether you're looking for a new charity to give to or want to check the legitimacy of one to which you already give, the resources you need are online. You can find a place to volunteer at home or abroad, research and apply to education programs in philanthropy and nonprofit studies, read up on the latest in nonprofit news, or even find ways to better run or start your own nonprofit.