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    Entry-Level Office Life 101: Dos and Don'ts at Work

    Entry-Level Office Life 101: Dos and Don'ts at Work
    DO set boundaries as to how you use various social networks (e.g. Facebook for personal, LinkedIn for professional) and make sure you communicate those boundaries so that feelings aren't hurt. DON'T let your boss and co-workers catch you chatting and playing with Facebook applications when you should be working. DO use your real name on Twitter to network with people you ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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    The 25 Types of Entry-Level Coworkers

    Congratulations, your entry-level resume landed you an entry-level job or an internship. You've successfully navigated the entry level cover letter and resume process and now you have a whole new set of things to learn about thriving in a professional setting. Welcome to Hired 101, where the MonsterCollege team provides you with tips and tricks for navigating the workplace. The first ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +9
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    What Should I NEVER Wear to My Entry-Level Job?

    We hate to admit it, because we personally feel that clothes shouldn't matter. In a perfect world, a person would be judged at their workplace based solely on the caliber of their work. Unfortunately, that's not how the world works. We need to dress to impress even more when we are just starting out as professionals. Admittedly, your work wardrobe is ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +16
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    10 Worst Entry-Level Fashion Mistakes Men and Women Make

    We hate to admit it, because we personally feel that clothes shouldn’t matter. In a perfect world, a person would be judged at their workplace based solely on their performance. Unfortunately, that’s not how the world works. How you choose to dress each morning reflects how you feel about your job – that you take your position seriously, that you are ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    10 Worst Fashion Mistakes: Men

    Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. —Mark Twain We hate to admit it, because we personally feel that clothes shouldn’t matter. In a perfect world, a person would be judged at their workplace based solely on their performance. Unfortunately, that’s not how the world works. How you choose to dress each morning reflects how ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +11
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    The 10 Worst Fashion Mistakes: Women

    We hate to admit it, because we personally feel that clothes shouldn't matter. In a perfect world, a person would be judged at their workplace based solely on the caliber of their work. Unfortunately, that's not how the world works. How you choose to dress each morning *reflects how you feel about your job* – that you take your position seriously, ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Learning About Careers Through Observation

    Learning About Careers Through Observation
    Monster Contributing Writer Many of today's college students follow people around, look over their shoulders and eavesdrop on their conversations. But nobody seems to mind. It's called shadowing, and it's an excellent way to learn about careers and make valuable professional contacts. Shadowing involves going to someone's workplace for a day or part of a day to observe the routine -- ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Dating a Coworker: Can It Work for You?

    As many red flags as the office romance waves, it actually can make a lot of sense. Spending a good chunk of our waking hours around the same people naturally allows us to get to know them better and become more comfortable talking, joking, laughing — maybe even flirting. But when you date someone in your office, it can become ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Importance of “Staying in the Loop” at Work

    The Importance of “Staying in the Loop” at Work
    Information is power. Knowledge is power. At work, information and knowledge allow us to be at our best and contribute in a highly effective manner. We stay focused on the important, are fully aware of emerging issues and obstacles, and understand the “big picture.” Without timely information and knowledge, we end up working in a vacuum and we’re not hooked in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Four Ways to Earn Respect at Your First Entry Level Job

    Four Ways to Earn Respect at Your First Entry Level Job
    When you’ve worked so hard to get that first entry-level job after college, the last thing you want is to screw it up. Sadly, new grads do it all the time. The problem rarely stems from lack of knowledge or poor technical skills. It often goes back to something simpler: Your persona in the workplace, particularly during your first few weeks ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    5 Ways to Improve Your Commute

    5 Ways to Improve Your Commute
    The average commute time for workers in the US is 24.4 minutes each way, but for many of us the journeys to and from work are really much longer — or at least they seem that way. But at the same time there’s relief. While most people haven't noticed their commutes getting noticeably shorter, the recession and resulting high unemployment rates ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Entry-Level Business Etiquette 101

    Entry-Level Business Etiquette 101
    Introductions The proper way to make an introduction is to introduce a lower-ranking person to a higher-ranking person. For example, if your CEO is Mrs. Jones and you are introducing administrative assistant Jane Smith to her, the correct introduction would be "Mrs. Jones, I'd like you to meet Jane Smith." If you forget a person's name while making an introduction, ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    10 Questions to Ask When Negotiating Salary

    10 Questions to Ask When Negotiating Salary
    By Dona DeZube | Monster Finance Careers Expert  What you ask for during a salary negotiation doesn’t just influence how much you earn -- it also tells your future employer whether you’re good at negotiating, which is a skill you can put to work for the employer once you’re hired. Negotiating salary doesn’t come naturally to many Americans, says Matthew ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +39
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    Funniest Ways to Quit

    We’ve all been there — you’re sitting at your desk or laying in bed actively imagining the infinite ways you could tell your lunatic boss “I quit!” Throwing him your resignation, haphazardly stuffing a box full of your most precious desk knick-knacks, and five-fiving coworkers as you bound out of the office, never to return again. Dream all you want, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    The Beginner's Guide to Social Media Success

    Getting connected online is practically a requirement these days. It's the latest way to make new friends, stay in touch, and — best of all — network. And with HR departments adding social media recruiting to their repertoire, it's also a great way to get a job! But jumping online isn't as easy as you might think. If you're going ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Dining Etiquette: Don't Network With Your Mouth Full

    Dining Etiquette: Don't Network With Your Mouth Full
    This article originally appeared in Monster's Career Advice Section No matter where a meeting takes place, it is still a meeting. If a potential client decides to interview you over a meal at a restaurant, your table manners must be up to par. The following etiquette guidelines will help get you through your next dinner interview. Long before you enter the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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    6 Outrageous Hiring Practices

    From the downright crazy, to the just plain fun, hiring practices sure are getting interesting. Some companies turned to virtual reality to recruit new employees, while others weeded out weaklings by raising the stakes – literally. But do some of these new hiring methods cross the line? Are HR departments taking advantage of a sour economy and desperate job seekers? ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Email Etiquette: How to Write it Right

    Email Etiquette: How to Write it Right
    If you’ve ever begged IT to stop a sent email in its tracks, or wasted an entire morning sifting through an unruly inbox, it might just be time for an email refresher course. In this age of BlackBerry-toting professionals connected by email around globe, it's crucial to abide by the written (and unwritten) rules of email communications. You don’t want to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    The Best Women-Run Blogs

    The Best Women-Run Blogs
    There are millions of blogs out there — how do you find ones worth your time? Sure, the number of Twitter followers is a good gauge of popularity, but there are plenty of exceptional reads flying under the radar. Whether writing about career advice, female empowerment or daily drama, here’s a list of 10 women-run blogs we love. 1) Penelope Trunk’s ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Key Ways to Incorporate Friends into Your Job Hunt

    Key Ways to Incorporate Friends into Your Job Hunt
    Mention being out of work to a friend and they’ll be the first to emphasize that you do have a full-time job — looking for a job, that is. And they’re right. Looking for a new job can be just as time consuming as working nine to five. But there is one major difference and that’s making the transition from working ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +8