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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +16
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Tips for Making the Most of Your First Entry-Level Job

    Tips for Making the Most of Your First Entry-Level Job
    Your entry-level resume has landed you your first entry-level job! Now what? Read some MonsterCollege tips and tricks for succeeding in your entry-level job and get professional work advice. As you step into your first postgrad work experience, there are a lot of things you need to know that your textbooks didn't teach you over the past four years. Here is ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    10 Worst Things to Say to Someone Who Just Lost Their Entry-Level Job

    Someone you know just lost their entry-level job . Yikes. You want to be supportive. You want to help them see the positive side of their misfortune. You want to buy them a drink. And you should! But please, tread carefully. The time directly following a layoff is a delicate one. Your friend will want your help, but they may ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Ten Tips for Staying Happy at Work

    Ten Tips for Staying Happy at Work
    If you find yourself longing for greener work pastures in another entry-level job, don't immediately go looking for the first exit ramp off of your chosen career path. The Balance Team, which specializes in professional- and personal-growth seminars for administrative and executive assistants in Fortune 1000 companies, suggests these 10 tips for staying content at work: 1. Keep Personal Problems Personal: ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    10 Worst Time Wasters at Work

    Time flies when you're wasting it These days, no one can afford to waste time at work. Thanks to widespread downsizing, workloads are piling up. Unfortunately, extra hours in the day are not. Maximizing your time at work can mean the difference between leaving at a reasonable hour (i.e. holding onto your sanity) and staying late unnecessarily. You’ve got a ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Questions to Get Your Career Started

    Questions to Get Your Career Started
    If you are just starting your entry-level job , you need to maximize your experiences and develop your skills. Remember: In this employment environment, you are expected to manage your own career. That may sound like a daunting task in this brave new world, but there are road signs that may help you navigate, advance your career development and find satisfaction ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Best Undergrad College Degrees By Salary

    Best Undergrad College Degrees By Salary
    We've all heard that English majors often struggle to make ends meet while electrical engineers rake in the cash. Is that true? Yes, but don't give up hope. Take a look below at our list of best undergrad college degrees by salary and you'll see that the engineers and scientists fair better financially. But, there is still plenty of money to ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Worst Time Wasters at Work

    Time flies when you're wasting it These days, no one can afford to waste time at work. Thanks to widespread downsizing, workloads are piling up. Unfortunately, extra hours in the day are not. Maximizing your time at work can mean the difference between leaving at a reasonable hour (i.e. holding onto your sanity) and staying late unnecessarily. You’ve got a ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    What Professionals Should Never (Ever!) Wear

    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 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    13 Types of Bosses and How to Make Them Love You

    13 Types of Bosses and How to Make Them Love You
    Along with paychecks, deadlines, and overtime, bosses are one of the things you just can’t avoid in the workplace. But how to identify these strange characters and deal with them? Don’t go it alone — it’s a jungle out there. We show you how! [page] The Robot Distinguishing characteristics: An empty desk, no family pictures. What they do: All business, all ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +30
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    10 Excel Secrets Everyone Should Know

    Excel is one of those programs. Sometimes it seems as though it's perfectly harmless and easy - until you accidentally hit enter and erase all the data you just spent the entire day creating. With the help of featured writer Richard Rinyai, we've put together this 10 Excel pro tips that will help you do your job better, faster, and give ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +9
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    The First Job Offer: Should You Take It?

    The First Job Offer: Should You Take It?
    You've just been offered your first professional job in the real world. You breathe a sigh of relief: The search is over. Unfortunately, it's not. In many ways, the real work, deciding whether this job is really the one for you, is just about to begin. Looking for a job after college is difficult enough. Deciding on a job offer when ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Factors to Consider in Evaluating a Job Offer

    Factors to Consider in Evaluating a Job Offer
    Many career professionals suggest that after the interview you review what you learned about the position and the company. The Position * Why is it available? * How long has it been open? * What happened to the previous employee? * What would your specific responsibilities be? * Are the goals set for the position realistic and attainable? * Can you ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Making Decisions And Job Offer Negotiation Details

    Making Decisions And Job Offer Negotiation Details
    Introduction A common mistake of many entry-level job seekers is to define an offer by the amount of salary the employer extends. It is important to understand that "job offer" refers to a comprehensive package that can include everything from the particulars of the work to be performed to the location of the work setting. Salary is just one of many ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Effectively Negotiating Salary Packages

    Effectively Negotiating Salary Packages
    Part of the job search process can include salary negotiation. With a basic knowledge of negotiation, your anxiety will be reduced and your success rate for n egotiating will increase. There are several ways to make the process of salary negotiating effective. Start by taking a good look at your own salary requirements as well as developing an understanding of what ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Take a No-Crying Approach to Resolving Workplace Conflicts

    Take a No-Crying Approach to Resolving Workplace Conflicts
    "There's no crying in baseball!" screams Tom Hanks as Jimmy Dugan at an outfielder on his all-women's team, shortly after he's brought her to tears for a throwing error in the classic 1992 baseball movie A League of Their Own. There's no crying in the world of work either, especially when you're just starting out, says career expert Alaina Levine. "You ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5