MainStreet’s Most Popular Stories of the Week


In case you missed anything, here is a recap of our 5 top stories from this week:

1.) Who’s Hiring Now: Part Time and Full Time
This week in our Who’s Hiring Now series we offered a double dose of options with both full- and part- time employment opportunities. Check out the specs and submit some resumes to Warner Brothers, T-Mobile, Quest, Lowe’s, J.C. Penney and more.

2.) Have a Hobby? Make Money!
The recently unemployed are flocking to entrepreneurship like never before. To get some perspective, we spoke to a former Bear Stearns vice president who started a thriving children’s cooking school after the firm’s collapse.

3.) 7 More Specialized Job Search Sites
Job seekers are becoming easily overwhelmed by the vast numbers of search results on the big job boards. These 7 smaller, more niche job sites are great examples of potentially more relevant search tools.

4.) College Grads: Wake Up and Find a Job
Congrats on graduating! Now welcome to one of the worst job markets in years. Fortunately, there is a plethora of new online tips and tools to maximize your chances of landing something. Read through our advice on professional organizations, campus career services and putting some valuable time into your social media resources.

5.) Dealership Closings: Bad for Them, Good for You
Chrysler and General Motors are shuttering thousands of local dealerships across the country, but do these dire times signal a buying opportunity for the average consumer? We detailed some key indicators to watch out for spying for the best bargains.

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