Twenty-three Percent of African Americans Live in Poverty

Written by Drachir Semaj

Twenty-three percent of African Americans living inrepparttar US live in poverty, according to a report released byrepparttar 125487 Commerce Department. The report, "The Black Population inrepparttar 125488 United States: 2002", was released byrepparttar 125489 Commerce Department inrepparttar 125490 Spring of 2003 and wasrepparttar 125491 first time thatrepparttar 125492 Census Bureau looked atrepparttar 125493 state of African Americans inrepparttar 125494 US sincerepparttar 125495 2000 census.

Ofrepparttar 125496 estimated 32.9 million people living in poverty inrepparttar 125497 US, 8.1 million were African Americans and African American children, underrepparttar 125498 age of six-teen, were three times more likely to live in poverty than white children. African American seniors were also three times more likely to live in poverty than white seniors.

Interview skills - Going for a Job

Written by Jo Ellen Grzyb

Hints and tips on CVs, interview skills and jobhunting.

Going for a New Job?

Jo Ellen has been offering some form of Careers advice forrepparttar past 15 years. She used to run career development workshops, and now does one-to-one sessions called Career Action. A couple of years ago Jo Ellen had a Careers Advice column in Cosmopolitan Magazine. Lots ofrepparttar 125486 queries she got were on Interview Techniques and how to getrepparttar 125487 perfect job. Here are some of her thoughts after years of helping people get where they want to go:

Interview rules

You hear all sorts of rules about job interviews: people decide about you inrepparttar 125488 first 10 seconds; you have to make a good first impression; always ask insightful questions; learn as much as you can aboutrepparttar 125489 company; they'll probably ask questions designed to trip you up, so have some quick answers atrepparttar 125490 ready.

Not bad, as far as rules go: some of them make perfect sense. But gettingrepparttar 125491 job you want isn't about following rules. It's about presenting yourself inrepparttar 125492 most authentic way that takes care of you andrepparttar 125493 interviewers atrepparttar 125494 same time.

So many people chuck their chances away: they don't take enough care and preparation so thatrepparttar 125495 whole process is enjoyable, stimulating and informative for both parties.

Your first opportunity: gettingrepparttar 125496 nterview

If you wantrepparttar 125497 job, chances are so do about a million other eager people, so your application has to stand out fromrepparttar 125498 crowd. British CVs are usually dull and boring, and people create them as historical documents, rather than as marketing tools. You can boost your chances of getting an interview by making your CV look and 'sound' special.

Use good paper, design a personal logo, fiddle withrepparttar 125499 layout to make it easy onrepparttar 125500 eyes. Edit it ruthlessly. People always put in too much detail. Highlightrepparttar 125501 bits that relate torepparttar 125502 job you're going for. They don't need to know you went to St Mary's School when you were 12! Put 'who you are now' atrepparttar 125503 beginning of your CV, and leave education and qualifications forrepparttar 125504 end.

If you don't have what you think arerepparttar 125505 right educational qualifications, don't worry. Just leave them off. If you include enough interesting and intriguing material about who you are now, what you didn't do is far less important.

I recommend a short paragraph atrepparttar 125506 beginning that says something about your personal qualities and your business skills. A short statement about what you're seeking can also go down a treat.

As we know, a job for life is so rare nowadays, that eclectic, unusual and even inconsistent CVs are OK as long as they're presented well.

Even if you think your current job stinks, look atrepparttar 125507 good points as though you were looking at it fromrepparttar 125508 outside in. Most jobs appear much better fromrepparttar 125509 outside than they do fromrepparttar 125510 inside (only you knowrepparttar 125511 real truth); so pump uprepparttar 125512 goodies and soft-pedalrepparttar 125513 baddies!

So that worked. You've gotrepparttar 125514 Interview; now what?

Here'srepparttar 125515 key andrepparttar 125516 most important thing to remember before you go throughrepparttar 125517 door. Unless they are simply going throughrepparttar 125518 motions because they've already appointed someone, they want it to be you.

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