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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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    Entry-Level Job Advice: How Not to be a Jobseeker Horror Story

    Entry-Level Job Advice:  How Not to be a Jobseeker Horror Story
    Last time, I talked about how to ace your entry-level phone interview. However, it’s important to be sure you’re getting noticed for the right reasons — the way you interact with people is a great demonstration of your judgment and social wherewithal, and how you might fit in with a company. The first impression might be the only impression you get ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +15
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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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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    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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    10 Pearls of Motherly Wisdom for Your Career

    10 Pearls of Motherly Wisdom for Your Career
    Oh, mothers. They catch us when we fall, console us when we're feeling down, and offer us advice – whether we want it or not. As children, we were told to never talk to strangers, look twice before crossing the street, and remember that sharing is caring. But did the Mommy-isms really stop there? We may have flown the nest for ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Matchmaking 101: Hooking Yourself Up With a Job!

    Matchmaking 101: Hooking Yourself Up With a Job!
    Here’s the hard-to-swallow truth about searching for a job: you are your own matchmaker. It’s so easy to blame others for an unsuccessful job-hunt, but it isn’t very helpful. Here are some of my favorite excuses: • My career center doesn’t bring ANYONE to campus to recruit! • Employers aren’t hiring in this economy! • I wish I could search for ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +11
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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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    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 about 9 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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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    How to Handle an Unprepared Interviewer

    How to Handle an Unprepared Interviewer
    I recently spoke to client who was very frustrated by her last interview. She had done everything she could on her part - researched the company, learned about its business challenges and prepared career success stories to support her strengths. However, her interview did not go smoothly because the person she met was not properly prepared and subjected her to a ...
    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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Hooray, an Interview! Oh no, an Interview!

    After such a labor-intensive job search, you now have earned the ‘nerve-wracking’ interview. You have also begun to obsess about the plentiful competition. It seems as if everyone you know needs a job. So, how can you relax when you must master the interview? (Don’t worry. I’ll tell you how you can ‘untwist your knickers.’) You must differentiate yourself by ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    How Dad's Advice Can Get You a Job

    How Dad's Advice Can Get You a Job
    Whether you're still daddy's little girl, or the son that reminds him of himself, you know that a father's love runs deep. We look up to our dads, admire them, and do everything we can to make them proud. As kids, our fathers built us cardboard spaceships so we could reach the stars and carried us to safety when we crash ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    4 Career Lessons From Television

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vagueonthehow/ / CC BY 2.0 1. Once More With Feeling The Show: Glee Like any other classic tale of geeks banding together in the face of adversity, the outcast characters of Fox's Glee made drama and singing cool again. An aspiring Broadway starlet, the captain of the football team, the head cheerleader, and the lowest of social misfits on the school ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Spring Cleaning for Your Resume

    Spring Cleaning for Your Resume
    This article originally appeared on Monster.com.  Spring is in the air. It's the time of year when you wipe off the winter dust and let the sun shine in. Before you get all excited (yeah, right) about tackling the filth in your home, grab your resume and a pen. The first cleanup project this year should be your resume. The ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    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 over 8 years ago | Rate This