Ask For Recommendations – Inform your family, friends and other people you know outside school about your need for an on-the-job training. Do not be ashamed to explain why you need a paid one. Share as well the details of the opportunities you are looking for. Welcome any internship tips these people might give.

Lots of companies may opt for advertising positions in the newspaper – instead of the internet – because they won’t get crushed with a pile of resumes that way. Remember, there’s more to research than the internet! Your local newspaper can help you find jobs right in your neighborhood.

Call up friends and family members. Get in touch with friends of friends. Spend more time at the clubs and organizations you belong to. You never know what kind of doors they can open for you.

Get out of the house. Join an in-person networking group. The Unemployed Professionals group meets and hosts a guest speaker every Tuesday at the Portland career center. The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce is another great place to meet, talk with others and spread the word about you.

Help them build credit. Instead of co-signing to help your child get a credit card get a secured credit card which requires a cash deposit, they’ll then be able to spend up to that amount. It is important that they build credit in order for them to ever be able to get a loan which is needed for any big purchase that they’ll inevitably have to make in the near future.

Prepare yourself with questions about your old job. Whether you were laid off or left on your own free will, have answers prepared for interviewers as to why you left your previous place of work. If you got laid off, don’t lie.

When you approach a job whether it is full or part time, approach it as a professional job. You might not think that working at a fast food restaurant would call for a professional attitude but if you’re major is business it does.

In my view, the main problem with this focus on salt is that it is not the only culprit and regulating its use won’t accomplish that much. We all know that processed sugars, fatty meats, cream, butter and any number of other things also contribute to an unhealthy diet that promotes heart and other diseases. These things are difficult to give up because sugar and fat supply a ton of flavor. In addition, very recent studies show that they are possibly addictive. To make progress as a nation on the subject of a healthy diet that reduces health care costs, we have to look at all of these things together.