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    Assess Company Culture to Find the Best Entry-Level Job

    Assess Company Culture to Find the Best Entry-Level Job
    Landing a great job involves more than interviewing well, getting an offer and earning a paycheck. While it's the interviewer's responsibility to assess your skills and experience, it's up to you to determine whether a particular employer is aligned with your core values and beliefs. [widget:news_callout_2] Working at a company with values inconsistent with yours is stressful, unrewarding, even depressing at ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Entry-Level Jobs: Advice on Getting Hired for College Graduates

    Entry-Level Jobs:  Advice on Getting Hired for College Graduates
    As someone looking for the first job out of college, it is important to remember that there's a lot more to entry-level job satisfaction than simply collecting a paycheck. A workplace's physical and psychological environments are also essential for a happy employment situation. This is even more true for potential targets of discrimination: women, gays/lesbians, older workers, workers with disabilities, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Do You Have Any Questions? Entry-Level Interview Advice

    Do You Have Any Questions?  Entry-Level Interview Advice
    Congratulations, your entry-level resume has scored you a job interview. Don't mess this up by coming unprepared with questions. Surprisingly, when an employer asks a potential candidate if they have any questions the most common answer to this question is no. Not only is this the wrong answer, but it's also a missed opportunity to find out information about the company. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Is Your Job-Seeking Behavior Proactive or Just Plain Desperate?

    Is Your Job-Seeking Behavior Proactive or Just Plain Desperate?
    If you’ve been unemployed for a while, you may be feeling a little desperate. But letting that show during your job search can be the kiss of death. So what exactly distinguishes desperate job search behavior from proactive behavior -- and how can you avoid the former? [widget:becoming_a_community_10_step_guide] “When candidates are feeling desperate, negative or cynical, the employer can smell it ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Sample Resume for a Financial Analyst

    To be the successful job candidate in any field, it helps to have a comprehensive resume. View our sample resume for a financial analyst below: PEYTON A. GARRETT 5127 “Q” Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15122 H: 412.555.1595 pagarret@myisp.net QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY Detail-oriented Senior Financial Analyst with background leveraging CPA credentials and hands- on experience in quantitative / statistical analysis, budgeting, accounting, and forecasting. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Cover Letter Etiquette

    Cover Letter Etiquette
    Job seekers often spend countless hours developing their resumes and then treat their cover letters as an afterthought. This can be a critical mistake; the cover letter can help your resume get noticed. Think of the cover letter as your resume's cheerleading section. To make the best impression, follow these etiquette rules: Say No to the Cover Letter Cop-Out The first ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Why Stock Cover Letters Don't Work

    Why Stock Cover Letters Don't Work
    One of the undeniable wonders of computers and the Internet is the quantum personal efficiencies they've created for all of us. For example, think about how long it used to take to produce and send out cover letters and resumes. These days, if you use the same cover letter and resume for every job, you can literally apply for hundreds of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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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
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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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    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. ...
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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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    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 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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    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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    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 ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Resume Presentation Tips

    Resume Presentation Tips
    Writing a resume is like exercising: You may not look forward to it, but you feel better once it’s done. And like the results of a good workout, a well-presented resume can help you keep your career in shape. But when writing a resume, what works and what doesn’t? We thought we’d turn to Monster members like you for advice. Here ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2