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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +9
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Times to Go with Your Gut at Work

    Times to Go with Your Gut at Work
    Ever get a hunch but can’t put your finger on why you feel the way you do? Perhaps it’s the way a coworker reacts to your proposal, or a strange feeling that your boss isn’t happy with your performance. Not everything can be worked out with a pro and con list. Much of working with people is following your intuition. And ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    4 Career Lessons From Television

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vagueonthehow/ / CC BY 2.0 1. Once More With Feeling The Show: Glee Like any other classic tale of geeks banding together in the face of adversity, the outcast characters of Fox's Glee made drama and singing cool again. An aspiring Broadway starlet, the captain of the football team, the head cheerleader, and the lowest of social misfits on the school ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    4 Grammar/Spelling Pitfalls to Avoid

    4 Grammar/Spelling Pitfalls to Avoid
    It’s hard enough to come up with the right words to sell yourself in a resume or cover letter, without the English language tripping you up. One little mistake in spelling or grammar can ruin an entire resume or cover letter. It’s not easy to remember all the rules of the English language. So here’s a little cheat-cheat to help you ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Signs of a Selfish Boss

    Signs of a Selfish Boss
    If you've ever worked in an office environment, you've probably dealt with some breed of bad boss. Micromanagers, control freaks, and selfish tyrants lurk at all levels of organizations, their destructive powers wreaking havoc in the workplace. In fact, employee-employer relations are major stressors for even the savviest businesswomen. According to a Gallup poll, supervisor problems surpass most other areas of ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Worst Fashion Mistakes for the Entry-Level Man

    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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +7
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    The 15 Coolest Office Gadgets to Take to Your Entry-Level Job

    If you have to be stuck at your desk all day, you might as well make it fun. From the totally useful to the completely random, there’s no end to the gadgets that can perk up your work day. Here’s our collection of the greatest office gadgets of all time!           Laser Trip Wire Fruit-Powered Clock USB ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +7
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    7 Free Web Alternatives to Photoshop

    7 Free Web Alternatives to Photoshop
    Tired of going through trial versions of Adobe Photoshop? Frustrated by the limitations of common accessory programs like Paint? You're not alone. Adobe Photoshop may be the holy grail of photo editing software, but that doesn't mean you've got to break the bank to produce high-quality photos! The Internet has spawned some amazing open source photo editing programs that'll get the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The 5 Friends You Should Have at Your Entry-Level Job

    The 5 Friends You Should Have at Your Entry-Level Job
    You spend most of your day at work, right? Why not make some friends while you're there? You won't just have more fun — you'll work better. Gallup research shows that developing close friendships at work boosts employee satisfaction by almost 50%. And while we don't always choose our friends with career success in mind (company happy hour, ahem), there are ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Web-Based Classes and Working Students

    Web-Based Classes and Working Students
    Are web-based classes the solutions for both working students and struggling schools? College classrooms might be a little quieter these days, thanks to the economy. Higher education is being strangled by budget cuts and shrunken endowments. But there is one area that has been, perhaps not surprisningly, a growth industry for higher ed: the internet. In the past five years, enrollment ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Working with Generation Y

    Working with Generation Y
    With a fresh batch of Gen Y graduates entering the workforce, there are now four distinct generations vying for fewer and fewer spots. Veterans and Baby Boomers who’ve spent their lives paying their dues are pitted against youngsters desperate to prove their worth in a steadily shrinking economy. Put generational differences in values, views, and communication into the mix and things ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Speak More Assertively

    How to Speak More Assertively
    If you deal with daily meetings and interactions with coworkers, you know just how important it is to speak assertively. But what exactly does “assertively” mean and how do you speak your mind without coming across as rude? These are important questions, as communicating effectively — not to mention politely — is pivotal to your professional success. The last thing you ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Communicate Across Generations Effectively

    [photo:149149] In every talk I give at a corporation or conference on intergenerational communication, someone raises their hand and says that people of different generations don’t vary in their styles and that it’s all in my head. If you’re tempted to think that, here are some examples of the types of remarks I’m always hearing: Born before 1945, they’re the loyalists, ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    9 Essential Ways to Rate Your Next Boss

    9 Essential Ways to Rate Your Next Boss
    Going for a job interview is as much about you being interviewed as you interviewing the interviewer. Remember that the reason you are in an interview is that the employer has a need that you can hopefully be the solution to. Before you agree to join a company, you want to be sure that the people you will be working with ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Deal with Workplace Discrimination

    Deal with Workplace Discrimination
    It’s 2011, but unfortunately discrimination in the workplace is at a high. In 2010, there were 99,922 charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). That’s up from 75,428 in 2005. Fifty one percent of those cases were based on religion, national origin or race. In April, we celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month. Discrimination against Arabs and ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +2

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