How to Get Your Career on Track – and Keep It There

How to get your career on track
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About Workplace Fairness

Workplace Fairness is a nonprofit organization that provides information, education and assistance to individual workers and their advocates nationwide and promotes public policies that advance employee rights.

Our goals are that workers and their advocates are educated about workplace rights and options for resolving workplace problems and those policymakers, members of the business community and the public at large view the fair treatment of workers as both good business practice and sound public policy.

Workplace Fairness works toward these goals by:

  • Making comprehensive information about workers’ rights – free of legal jargon – readily available to workers and to advocates and organizations that assist workers;
  • Providing resources to support the work of legal services organizations, community-based organizations, law schools and private attorneys that provide free legal information and services to low-income workers;
  • Presenting the employee perspective in publications, policy debates & public discussion.

The award-winning Workplace Fairness website, www.workplacefairness.org, has newly updated information throughout the site, as part of the web’s most comprehensive resource educating workers about their legal rights in the workplace.

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New edition of the classic for writing cover letters, plus over 120 examples for every job search situation.

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Time tested and updated every year, this is the global gold standard for job search in today’s world.

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New edition of the classic for writing cover letters, plus over 120 examples for every job search situation.

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The Ultimate Job Search Guide 2016

Time tested and updated every year, this is the global gold standard for job search in today’s world.

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Knock Em Dead Resumes

This renowned classic is packed with practical career and resume advice on every page, plus over 100 resume examples.

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The Ultimate Job Search Guide 2016

Time tested and updated every year, this is the global gold standard for job search in today’s world.

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Knock Em Dead Resumes

This renowned classic is packed with practical career and resume advice on every page, plus over 100 resume examples.

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Success in life starts with opportunity, learning how to turn job interviews into job offers delivers it.

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The Ultimate Job Search Guide 2016

Time tested and updated every year, this is the global gold standard for job search in today’s world.

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Knock Em Dead Resumes

This renowned classic is packed with practical career and resume advice on every page, plus over 100 resume examples.

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Success in life starts with opportunity, learning how to turn job interviews into job offers delivers it.

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The Ultimate Job Search Guide 2016

Time tested and updated every year, this is the global gold standard for job search in today’s world.

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Knock Em Dead Resumes

This renowned classic is packed with practical career and resume advice on every page, plus over 100 resume examples.

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Success in life starts with opportunity, learning how to turn job interviews into job offers delivers it.

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The Ultimate Job Search Guide 2016

Time tested and updated every year, this is the global gold standard for job search in today’s world.

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Knock Em Dead Resumes

This renowned classic is packed with practical career and resume advice on every page, plus over 100 resume examples.

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New edition of the classic for writing cover letters, plus over 120 examples for every job search situation.

Learn More

The Ultimate Job Search Guide 2016

Time tested and updated every year, this is the global gold standard for job search in today’s world.

Learn More

Knock Em Dead Resumes

This renowned classic is packed with practical career and resume advice on every page, plus over 100 resume examples.

Learn More