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    3 Key Traits of Successful Entry-Level Job Seekers

    3 Key Traits of Successful Entry-Level Job Seekers
    The current job market is challenging for everyone. Job hunters are finding themselves in a long, grueling job hunt - even people with years of experience and impressive degrees. Yet, many job hunters are finding success. There is no single formula for job search success. However, Daniel Johnson, Jr., host of How I Got My Job, has noticed that successful job ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    5 Easy Steps to Declutter Your Resume

    By Kim Isaacs, Monster Resume Expert  In preparation for a job search, you dust off your old resume and tack on your most recent job, new skills and training. But without editing or deleting old information, your resume becomes a hodgepodge of outdated accomplishments, awards and skills. It's time to declutter your resume. Clean up your act in these five ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Ten Job-Seeking Tips for Introverts

    Ten Job-Seeking Tips for Introverts
    In my previous post, I discussed the challenges for shy (or introverted) people in the job market. I offered some general advice, but in this post I'd like to highlight ten things you can do (or think about) that might give you the edge in the very situations you prefer to avoid. 1. First, stop apologizing for what being who you ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    The Secret Power of the Informational Interview

    The Secret Power of the Informational Interview
    Informational interviewing is a largely overlooked process, because it is misunderstood. In an informational interview, you are seeking leads and information regarding an industry, a career path or an employer by talking to people you know or who have been referred to you. But before you run out and begin informational interviewing, you have to do your homework. Follow these 10 ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Six Answers Interviewers Need to Hire You

    Six Answers Interviewers Need to Hire You
    During the typical job interview, you’ll be asked a lot of questions. But do you really understand what the interviewer needs to know? “Most students have no idea why a recruiter asks a particular question,” says Brad Karsh, a former recruiting professional for advertising giant Leo Burnett and current president of career consulting firm Job Bound. “They tend to think it’s ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    10 Body Language Blunders to Avoid on the Job

    1. A Closed Body Whether sitting or standing, your body should be loose and open. Do not cross your arms. Do not cross your legs. While you may think it conveys a sense of ease, studies have shown that a people read a closed body differently: they subconsciously think you have something to hide. What's more, you're missing a golden ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    5 Foods to Eat Before Your Interview

    You are what you eat, so when it comes time for your interview, what can you eat that will make you alert, calm, focused, and quick thinking? We’ve spoken to experts and done our share of research to compile a list of foods that are essential to interview success. Remember — be sure to eat your meal at least an ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    4 Steps to Taking Your Networking to the Next Level

    While being on the job search is a daunting task for most, and it is important to enjoy the process. After all, having a positive attitude can make a world of difference! Instead of spending all your time and energy on mainstream job boards, get off your bottom and meet new people! While I don’t recommend giving up on job ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    What Not to Say During an Interview

    What Not to Say During an Interview
    The truth is most people sabotage their own interviews both for jobs and for internships. Instead of putting their best foot forward, they put off the interviewer by acting cocky, unsure of their talent, having bad manners, or by simply acting weird. Our sister site HRPeople has interviewed several recruitment experts to bring you unbelievable true stories of what actually ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    A Follow-Up Phone Call Wins the Entry-Level Interview

    A Follow-Up Phone Call Wins the Entry-Level Interview
    You've sent your entry-level resume to three (or 16 or 110) prospective employers, so you've done your part. Now all you have to do is sit back and wait for the phone to ring. But why is nothing happening? [widget:list_of_quizzes] We've got news for you: Your phone will never ring. The fact you sent your resume in response to job postings ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    First Impression Guide: How to Master the Opening Moments of the Entry-Level Interview

    First Impression Guide: How to Master the Opening Moments of the Entry-Level Interview
    According to one UCLA study, people evaluate one another using the "Three Vs": visual (appearance), vocal (voice) and verbal (what you say). About 93 percent of whether or not communication is effective is determined by nonverbal signals. [widget:what_should_you_be_quizzes_] Another study, conducted by a University of Toledo psychology professor, concluded that the first 30 seconds make or break the connection between two ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Dressing for the Entry Level Interview, by Industry

    Dressing for the Entry Level Interview, by Industry
    There's no getting around it: In every job interview, you're going to be judged -- at least partially -- by how you look. But how you should look varies depending on your industry and the job you're interviewing for. Take a look at general interview attire expectations for eight career areas: [widget:list_of_quizzes] Technology "If you're applying for a technical position, you ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    5 Interview Wrong Turns

    When you think of psychology, do asylums and psychopaths come to mind? Well, so should job interviewers…and not because some may seem like sadistic psychopaths. A recent study from two psychologists, Thomas Hillard and Therese McCan, in The Journal of Psychology reveals a lot about what goes through interviewers' minds and how job seekers can use that to their advantage. An ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Six Interview Answers You Need to Get Hired

    Six Interview Answers You Need to Get Hired
    By Peter Vogt, Monster Senior Contributing Writer During the typical job interview, you'll be asked a lot of questions. But do you really understand what the interviewer needs to know? "Most students have no idea why a recruiter asks a particular question," says Brad Karsh, a former recruiting professional for advertising giant Leo Burnett and current president of career consulting firm ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    10 Tips for Writing Cold Cover Letters

    10 Tips for Writing Cold Cover Letters
    by Kim Isaacs | Monster Resume Expert Most positions are never advertised. A cold cover letter is an uninvited inquiry to an employer, recruiter or other hiring manager regarding possible job opportunities. Cold cover letters' potential advantages include creating a job that didn't previously exist, gaining early consideration for a position that hasn't yet been advertised and expanding your network of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    7 Job Search Time Wasters and How to Avoid Them

    Looking for a job is, indeed, a full time job. And like any full time job, you probably waste a lot of time either completing tasks, or between them. The difference is, when you’re looking for work, you don’t have a boss to answer to. You are only accountable to yourself — and let’s face it, you kind of favor ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    The ABCs of Handshake Etiquette

    Ahh, the shaking of hands. It sounds simple enough: Two hands meet and greet and do a little shake. Easy, right? Not so fast. Unfortunately, there are quite a few ways a handshake can go south. From an overly moist hand to a bone-crushing grip, handshakes come in all shapes and sizes — and only the best will hit the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5