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    Sleep Your Way to the Top, Ace Your Ad Interview!

    Sleep Your Way to the Top, Ace Your Ad Interview!
    The Situation: You just nabbed a huge interview with an ad house you thought you’d never be able to set foot in, let alone work for. You’re nervous. You’re excited. You know the company’s goals and objectives inside and out and you’ve assembled and reassembled your book about a zillion different times and ways. Now what? Experts are quick to recommend ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    8 Secrets of “Lucky” Job-Seekers

    8 Secrets of “Lucky” Job-Seekers
    Still looking for the four-leafed clover that will get you the job you’ve always wanted? If Lady Luck hasn’t been on your side lately, maybe it’s time to try a new approach. Contrary to popular belief, good luck doesn’t solely have to do with fate and the mysterious unfolding of the universe — according to several psychology study results, luck largely ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Are You Getting Interviews, But Not the Job?

    Are You Getting Interviews, But Not the Job?
    How to Diagnose Where You Might Be Going Wrong Your resume has earned you interviews with several employers over the past year. That's impressive, especially in this economy. But none of those interviews has yielded a job offer. You've done the standard interview preparation. You've shown up on time and dressed in appropriate interview attire. But somewhere between the paper credentials ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Prep for the "Tell Me About Yourself?" Question

    Prep for the "Tell Me About Yourself?" Question
    It's one of the most frequently asked interview questions: Tell me about yourself. Your response to this request will set the tone for the rest of the interview. For some, this is the most challenging question to answer, as they wonder what the interviewer really wants to know and what information they should include. Eleanor dreaded this question. When it was ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +72
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    Give Examples During Job Interviews

    Give Examples During Job Interviews
    Whether hiring for internships or full-time positions, most recruiters have heard statements like these from college students over and over again: * "I have strong communication skills." * "I'm self-motivated." * "I'm good at managing my time." * "I have excellent leadership qualities." * "I work well with others." When you make claims like these in your interviews -- perhaps in ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Getting Through a Group Interview

    Getting Through a Group Interview
    Group interviews are relatively easy if you work well in a team and are able to make your ideas heard in a crowd. However, they can be challenging if you have a quieter personality and prefer to keep to yourself. Regardless of how you feel about group interviews, there’s no reason you should treat them any different, in most respects, than ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Five Resume Tips for College Students

    Five Resume Tips for College Students
    You’re still in college, and the world of work can wait a few years. So who needs a resume? You do. Armed with a well-constructed resume, you will be prepared for potential opportunities throughout your time in college. These include seasonal, part-time and temporary work, as well as assistantships, internships and fellowships. Another plus: You’ll be ready to update your resume ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Your Resume's Look Is as Important as Its Content

    Your Resume's Look Is as Important as Its Content
    Imagine you're an employer and you have two resumes in front of you. One is filled wall-to-wall with text and uses four different fonts. It's also peppered with dozens of bolded, italicized and underlined words and phrases. The second resume also offers a lot of information, but you can quickly scan the document, because it makes good use of white space, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Is There a Better Way to Explain Being Fired?

    Is There a Better Way to Explain Being Fired?
    It’s not easy to explain being fired when job searching. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible, though. ‘JT & Dale Talk Jobs’ is the largest nationally syndicated career advice column in the country and can be found at JTandDale.com. Dear J.T. & Dale: I worked at a large health insurance company for 10 years, until I got terminated for receiving an e-mail ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    It's Never Too Early to Start Your Job Hunt

    It's Never Too Early to Start Your Job Hunt
    Is it ever too soon to look for the real world job you want to have after graduation? No, but it does depend on what you mean by look. If you take “looking for a job” in this case to mean applying for current job openings by sending a resume and cover letter and trying to land an interview, then there ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Resume Example: Elementary School Teacher

    LINDA R. BLOOMBERG 11 Main St. Sometown, IN 47000 (555) 555-5555 linda@somedomain.com CERTIFIED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER (Grades K-6) Dedicated elementary teacher eager to resume full-time teaching career (currently a substitute for the Sometown PSD). Offer a proven track record of commended performance teaching grades K-6, with a passion for education and an unwavering commitment to optimizing student and school success. CORE ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    8 Do's and Don'ts to Landing a Temporary Job

    8 Do's and Don'ts to Landing a Temporary Job
    If you’re a highly qualified professional who has been unemployed for a while, you may eventually have to find a “Plan B” job to pay your bills until the job market improves and you can return to your preferred type of work. There’s no shame in that, but landing a temporary survival job can be harder than you think -- there ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Resume Example: Receptionist

    AVERY JONES 5800 Park Drive, #37 Sometown, IA 57000 Home: (555) 555-5555 someone@somedomain.com RECEPTIONIST Customer Service Expert * MS Office "Power User" * Adept Written/Verbal Communicator KEY SKILLS Office Skills: * Telephone & Front Desk Reception * Customer Service * Filing * Database & Records Management * Executive & Administrative Support * Reports & Spreadsheets * Complaint Handling * Data Entry ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Interview Quiz

    The Interview Quiz
    Can you sell yourself? An often-repeated mantra in the world of marketing is "perception is reality." During the interview process, you're marketing you. If the interviewer perceives you as sloppy, disorganized or unprepared, you may be blowing your shot at getting the job. Check yourself against these statements, and then we'll give you suggestions on next steps. Think you're ready to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Last-Minute Interview Preparation

    Last-Minute Interview Preparation
    Even if you have less than a day before your job interview, you can outshine the competition with a little interview preparation. The following four tasks will take you about four hours (plus five minutes) to complete, and you'll walk into the interview confident you'll be successful. Do Interview Research To prepare for an interview, find out as much as you ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    The 4 Communication Tools You Need to Get Hired

    The 4 Communication Tools You Need to Get Hired
    Ah, unwritten rules. With the constant influx of new ways to get in touch with people, we’ve developed all sorts of fine lines as far as what form of contact to use, depending on the level of formality for each particular situation (no Jersey Shore pun intended). When job seeking, it’s especially important to use the right form of contact to ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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    College Grad Cover Letter Sample

    College Grad Cover Letter Sample
    No matter where you are in your career, a strong cover letter will help you make your case to potential employers. View our college grad cover letter sample below, or let an expert write your resume and cover letter with Monster's Resume Writing Service. Josh Michaels| 4 Church St. | Sometown, NJ 08888 | (555) 555-5555 | josh@somedomain.com June 4, 2008 ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Pitch Yourself for an Internship: Cover Letter Sample for Internships

    Pitch Yourself for an Internship: Cover Letter Sample for Internships
    Writing a letter to get an internship can be intimidating. By using well-chosen words, you can make a good impression. While your letter needs to be customized to individual circumstances, this sample cover letter below can help an aspiring intern's cause. Present yourself in the best light. Monster’s resume and cover letter writing service can help. Pamela Jung 451 Highland Ave. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    100 Potential Interview Questions

    100 Potential Interview Questions
    While there are as many different possible interview questions as there are interviewers, it always helps to be ready for anything. So we've prepared a list of 100 potential interview questions. Will you face them all? We pray no interviewer would be that cruel. Will you face a few? Probably. Will you be well-served by being ready even if you're not ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Entry-Level Resume Dilemma: Recent College Graduate

    Entry-Level Resume Dilemma: Recent College Graduate
    You've spent four years or more building your knowledge and perhaps even earned a high GPA. So why aren't employers clamoring for your services? The problem you and other new graduates face is that hiring managers are more interested in what you can do for them than what you did in school. So use your resume to convince employers that your ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1