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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 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Stalk Your Way to a New Job

    Stalk Your Way to a New Job
    The internet has made stalkers out of all of us. You know exactly what I'm talking about. But instead of stalking your ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend, consider using your newfound detective skills for more productive (i.e. less emotionally jarring) purposes, like snagging the job of your dreams. Interested in a company and need to find a person to contact? Google away. Trying ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Network, Hollywood-Style to Get Your First Entry-Level Job

    Network, Hollywood-Style to Get Your First Entry-Level Job
    Whether you're trying to land entry-level jobs your first internship, or make new business contacts, networking can be one of your most fruitful strategies. And if there's one industry in which people know the value of networking, it's entertainment. Although the entertainment industry has something others may not -- like countless events offering opportunities for aspiring stars to schmooze with power ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The Power of a Thank-You Note

    The Power of a Thank-You Note
    Peter Vogt, Monster Senior Contributing Writer  When my wife was hired for her first real job after graduating from college, she was remembered and saluted by her new supervisor for one seemingly small step she had taken during the interviewing process: She was the only applicant of several interviewed who had sent a thank-you note after her interview. It seems ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +8
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    What Not to do After an Interview

     By Gladys Stone & Fred Whelan | Monster Contributing Writers In the job search, there's nothing like performing well at the interview. And after researching the company, practicing your presentation and answering the interview questions with confidence, you want to follow up with something impressive. You want to thank the employer with a gesture that makes the company want to ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Why It Pays to Follow Up in Your Job Search

    Why It Pays to Follow Up in Your Job Search
    Many job seekers miss the one step that can land them an interview and the job they are applying for. Sure, they send in their resume or application. They may even send additional information requested. But many of the unemployed simply fail to follow up with the employers to whom they apply. Why follow up? 1. Consideration. Care to guess how often an ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    3 Golden Keys for Recent College Grads on the Job Hunt

    3 Golden Keys for Recent College Grads on the Job Hunt
    So you just graduated college finally and are looking for your first real entry-level job. How should you go about your job hunt? Just sit home and click away at the “submit resume” button all day? Stop what you’re doing! Find out what are the real keys to job hunting as a new grad in this economy and improve your chances ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +40
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    The Top 11 Mistakes That Recent Grads Make in the Job Hunt

    11 Mistakes to Avoid For those of you ready to graduate and dreading the job search, I’ve got some good and bad news. The bad news? Job searching is hard. The good news? I think I can help you out. I made a lot of mistakes in my frustrating, grueling search for employment, and I want you to learn from ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Take a Break From Your Job Search

    6 Ways to Maintain Your Sanity While Looking for Work They say looking for a job is a full-time job in itself, but that’s only partially true. Full-time jobs come with things like regular paychecks, benefits and a sense of pride and accomplishment. Compare that to the frustrating, tedious and mostly unrewarding task of finding a job, and it’s no wonder ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +3