Saturday, March 17, 2012

Free Job Search Help

When searching for a job in this economy, you can use all the help you can get.  If you're searching through the internet for specific positions on those online job-searching sites, then you know how time-consuming it can be, even if you've uploaded several versions of your resume to a few places.  Now, some sites, will inform you that your resume's been looked at, but they neither tell you who it was, when it was, nor if somebody's decided to hang onto a copy of it.  And until now, the only way to learn of any progress was to log onto the sites.

ResumeBear is a job-searching site that it enables you to set up text and email alerts that will tell you in real time when your resume has been opened or if it is being read...sort of like putting a tracker and motion-sensor on your resume.  ResumeBear also informs you about should anybody forward your resume to someone else, giving you a heads up for a possible near-future phone call.  Nice, huh?

ResumeBear is real easy to use, also.  Once you sign up for a free account, they'll email you a link to get started.  Once logged in, and after giving some basic contact info, you have a choice between using their wizard to help build a resume, uploading one you already have in Word format, or letting one of their professional writers create a resume for you.  Another nice feature that come with the free ResumeBear account includes being able to upload several versions of your resume, then identifying your most successful version.

Utilized properly, ResumeBear can become a more powerful and effective means of improving your chances of your resume being noticed, and helping to advance your career.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Free Christmas Fonts

Christmas is only a few weeks away. If you are doing any Christmas project, such as creating your own family Christmas card or holiday gift tags, here are five websites where you can download free Christmas fonts to help you express your creativity for this season. Each site contains lots of Christmas fonts that bring out the spirit of the season.

1. The Holiday Spot - My favorite fonts from this website are the Frosty and Kingthings Christmas 2 fonts. Aside from fonts, The Holiday Spot also includes free Christmas toolbar, cliparts and midi files.


2. Christmas Buzz - Similar to The Holiday Spot, this website also includes lots of free Christmas graphics including wallpapers, screensavers and e-cards. It also has free recipes to help you plan your Christmas meal.


3. Xmas Fonts - This website has unique and interesting Christmas fonts and dingbats such as Naked Monk,  Skellington Bats, and Baby Jeepers.


4. Xmas Fun -  This website does not really offer a lot of Christmas fonts, but it has a lot of fun free Christmas stuff including Christmas games for the family.


5. Jinglebell Junction - This website also offers free Christmas crafts, animation and avatars.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

5 best websites to get free ebooks

Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6" Display, White, 3G Works Globally - Latest GenerationThe increasing popularity of Kindle, Nook and iPad has turned many book lovers into electronic readers. It has also increased the demand for books available online, especially free e-books. So whether you own an e-reader or prefer to read a book online or on your PC, here are five best websites where you can download free e-books. These websites are a great resource to find a vast selection of free downloadable online books on a wide variety of subjects.


One of the pioneers in setting up a digital library, Project Gutenberg has the oldest collection of free ebooks online. The website contains over 100,000 free e-books produced by volunteers and through its partners and affiliates. It was founded by Michael Hart, who invented ebooks in 1971.


2. Free Book Spot
Free Book Spot boasts of links to free ebooks in more than 90 categories including archaeology, environmental engineering and statistics. You can also add free ebooks to the list.

As the name suggest, ManyBooks.net carries more than 28,000 free ebooks. Ebooks are sorted through authors, genre languages and titles. It also has a “Books of the Week.” Personally, I think this is the easiest free ebook website to navigate. It also has a simple and clean look. The website is maintained by Matthew McClintock. Donations are accepted to help keep the website updated.

Free-ebooks.net allows you to browse the books by author or by categories. It features the latest addition to their list of free ebooks and offers free magazines. Registration is required to access the library and download a book.


5. Bookyards.com
Bookyards.com’s goals is simple – to be the “library to the world.” And they are doing this by simply searching the web continuously for free ebooks. Aside from the free ebooks, Bookyards is also a portal to educational materials, news and blogs, videos and other web links.

Related link: Visit e-Reader Accessories for other resources on e-readers!