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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +12
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    5 Ways to Deal with a Difficult Boss

    5 Ways to Deal with a Difficult Boss
    In the new movie Horrible Bosses, two disgruntled workers plan to get rid of each others’ bosses. It’s an ongoing theme. In a recent episode of Law & Order one boss actually struck an employee at work and later wound up dead. The reason the story line is so popular is because everyone can relate. If you’ve held a few jobs, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +26
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Best and Worst Bosses: Which One Would You Be?

    We’ve all had bosses that we’ve either loved or hated. The boss who helped you get that promotion, or the one who clipped his toenails at his desk. Some help us advance our career, while others seem to hold us back. Different leadership styles can lead to different results for each employee. But certain styles seem to be good or ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Handle Salary Requirements

    How to Handle Salary Requirements
    Posted by Kristina Cowan Job interviewing is like art: it requires skill, dexterity, and the right tools and environment. Make one wrong move and the result can be disastrous. This is especially true when it comes to discussing salary requirements. As a job-seeker, approaching a conversation with a prospective employer about salary requirements can be tricky. How soon can you expect ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Twitter Mistakes to Avoid at Your Entry Level Job

    A lot has been written about the revolutionary impact of Twitter: how it's changed the way we communicate, how it's connected us to one another and how it's increased transparency in everything we do. But as much as people love Twitter, there's growing concern about other impacts the social networking tool is having, especially when it comes to workplace productivity. ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +35
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +18
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Learn How to Type Faster With These 5 Pointers

    Learn How to Type Faster With These 5 Pointers
    I haven't been practicing lately so I only top out at about 95wpm (words per minute), but with continued training it is fully possible to kick your typing speed up to 160wpm or even higher. Why am I mentioning these speeds? Because the average person's handwriting speed is somewhere around 25-35wpm where the words are short and speed is at the ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Tips for Making Office Friendships Work

    5 Tips for Making Office Friendships Work
    If you've worked with the same company for several years, you've probably built many friendships. Some of your coworkers might be close friends, while others are individuals with whom you might share a weekend story on Monday morning. A friendship at work can become a powerful networking tool or a toxic relationship. What works best when you are in a leadership ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5