This August, Florida Matters is focused on the economy and helping you find resources to face your economic issues. This week: jobs. We'll meet a few Bay area residents doing whatever they can to find a steady paycheck. A job counselor tells us that life is like on the other side of the desk. And a career coach explains how to snag work even when no one's hiring.
Dayle Greene talks more about what employers do and don't want to see from job candidates — covering everything from tattoos to online profiles on Facebook and MySpace. (1:17)
Greene explains how volunteering can help fills gaps on a job seeker's resume while he or she is unemployed. (2:49)
Ford Myers describes how employers view social media like Facebook and LinkedIn and how those sites are used differently by different generations. (2:53)
Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1
Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the local host of NPR's "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than two decades. He has been the host of WUSF 89.7's Florida Matters since its launch in 2006. During that time he has reported on a variety of issues of importance to the community, including growth management, education, transportation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.
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