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Frequently Asked Questions
JobStar is a one of a kind public library project. We are funded by the California State Library with federal grants to California libraries. This is why our focus is---California! Unfortunately we do not have any brothers or sisters in other parts of the United States. But you CAN find job search sites that focus on a local area by visiting these sites:
This is the Numero Uno question JobStar readers send to Electra! The short answer is:
It isn't easy and
No matter what anyone tells you (or how much you spend), you can't BUY a sure fire make money at home fast with no experience or investment opportunity.
For strategies and ideas, on REALLY working from your home, see Electra's Working At Home.
Please do NOT write and ask if this or that Work-At-Home Scheme is "for real." The odds are overwhelming that it isn't. For the most common Work at Home Scams see the Better Business Bureau's Tips on Work-At-Home Schemes.
No thank you. There's only one Electra and there are about 17,000 visitors to JobStar everyday--Electra is not able to review your resume or give you personal feedback. JobStar does not match applicants and employers--and we don't offer a resume bank for employers to search. JobStar does offer information on writing a resume and on electronic resume banks.
For personal help with your resume, get in touch with a Career Center in your neighborhood. Most offer workshops, resume sessions and feedback.
More and more employers are asking applicants to provide a salary history with their resume. Why? Because they can. And because knowing your salary requirements makes it easier for them to sort through floods of Internet generated applications, eliminating the most expensive (for the most part.)
The question you will have to answer, as a job seeker is: Is this in my best interest? What are the risks of complying or not complying? If I DO supply salary information, what should I watch out for? Learn more about the issues and strategies with this Ask Electra column on providing salary histories.
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