ERIC Number: ED448298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Women, Work and Wages: How To Get the Job and Pay You Want. Facts on Working Women.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
This guide is designed to provide women job seekers with tools to help them obtain the job and salary they want and deserve. It begins with information about the labor market in general. These sources of information about jobs are described: networking; private employers; one-stop career centers; America's Job Bank; federal, state, and local government; local public libraries; newspaper advertisements; local telephone book; private employment and temporary agencies; community colleges and trade schools; proprietary schools; community organizations; faith organizations; veterans' placement centers; union and apprenticeship programs; government-sponsored training programs; executive search firms; and journals and newsletters. Information is provided on rights against discrimination in training, referral, or hiring. A list of tips for an effective resume is followed by tips to prepare for an interview, to interview, and to close the interview. A discussion focuses on how to negotiate for the pay package the job seeker wants. Information is provided on the wage gap between women and men, job segregation, change in the wage gap, and prohibitions against wage discrimination. Suggestions are made for steps to follow if a woman believes that she is being discriminated against or paid unfair wages. Appendixes include listings of 8 endnotes, 7 sources, and 11 resources. (YLB)
Descriptors: Employed Women, Employment Interviews, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Information Sources, Job Applicants, Job Search Methods, Resumes (Personal), Salary Wage Differentials, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness
For full text: http://www.dol.gov/dol/wb/public/wb_pubs/www.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.