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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +39
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    Go From a ‘Nobody to Somebody’ In The Job Market

    Go From a ‘Nobody to Somebody’ In The Job Market
    How to go from a ‘nobody to somebody’ in the job market Everyone knows that the recession makes the job market much more competitive, but most college graduates are not doing all they can to make themselves stand out. Employers are flooded with resumes on a daily basis and as many of them are similar, hiring decisions are difficult to make. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +35
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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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    Keep it Simple: What to Wear to Your Interview

    Keep it Simple: What to Wear to Your Interview
    Now that you’re wearing that beautiful, warm smile, let’s look at the rest of what you’re wearing. Guess what? You don’t necessarily have to go out and buy a $400 outfit to be dressed appropriately for an interview (unless you want to, of course). Maybe all you need to do is invest $5 in getting those dress slacks pressed or having ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +26
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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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    20 Easy Ways to Be Happier

    Had enough of the winter blues? We have too. So we looked for ways to lift our spirits, at least until "spring forward." What we found is that sometimes, the tiniest changes can have a huge impact on overall happiness. Here are twenty ideas to help you go from grumpy to giddy. 1) Make Your Bed Every Morning I’ve heard ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +18
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 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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    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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Top 5 Salary Negotiation Mistakes

    Top 5 Salary Negotiation Mistakes
    by Bridget Quigg If you want to make adults squirm like kindergartners, broach the subject of salary negotiation. Talking money makes most workers uncomfortable. And while they want such talks to succeed, they make plenty of blunders. If only they had some basic negotiation guidelines. So what's the best way to avoid stumbling and also boost your confidence? Rebecca Warriner, a ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +10
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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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    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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +9
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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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    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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +8
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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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    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 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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    10 Things You Should Stop Complaining About at Work

    Work isn’t perfect, right? But if you are lucky enough to have a job right now it pays to remember that millions and millions of Americans don’t think you have a thing to complain about. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nation’s unemployment rate is hovering around 10%. Even more troubling, The New York Times reports that ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Eating Tips to Improve Your Memory and Focus

    Eating Tips to Improve Your Memory and Focus
    If I were to tell you that eating certain foods in the right combination will make you more alert and focused, would you give them a try? How about if I told you that some of your food choices are literally draining your brain power? Would you think twice before chowin’ down on them? The bad news – it’s true! The ...
    Published over 7 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