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    5 Myths of Holiday Job Searching

    5 Myths of Holiday Job Searching
    When people consider the “holiday job search” many will use “The Holiday” as a reason not to look for employment, for they believe no one gets hired during the holidays. I once heard it described as a scene out of Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol” where a job seeker is trudging through the snow, pausing now and then to press his ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Ways to Make Money Now

    5 Ways to Make Money Now
    Whether you’re having trouble finding a steady job, need extra cash to make ends meet, or simply like being your own boss, there are ways you can make quick cash with little or no start-up costs. From home-based small businesses to jobs you do here and there, these money-making ideas allow you to set your own schedule and bring in the ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +16
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    5 Benefits of Creating an Online Portfolio

    5 Benefits of Creating an Online Portfolio
    Online portfolios aren’t just for certain fields or industries anymore. The importance of having a professional online presence is more important than ever, and an online portfolio will certainly increase your visibility and presence. Creating your portfolio website allows you to share and showcase your work easily with the employers you’d like to work for. 1. Professional way to showcase your ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Where the Jobs Are for Young Grads

    Where the Jobs Are for Young Grads
    If you’re young and fresh out of college, you’re unlucky enough to be graduating into one of the toughest job markets in history. But one economist aims to answer the question so many recent college graduates have: where can people like me find a job? Mike Mandel, the chief economist at Visible Economy LLC, compiled the data from analysis of the ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Help! I Can’t Land an Interview

    Help! I Can’t Land an Interview
    The bills are piling up. It has been months since you lost your job. You are becoming extremely concerned. You feel as if you have done everything you can to secure a new job opportunity but nothing has become fruitful– not even a job interview. If this sounds familiar, don’t despair. I sympathize and many, unfortunately, are in your situation. Ironically, although the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Young, Educated, and Unemployed: A New Generation of Kids Search for Work in their 20s

    Young, Educated, and Unemployed: A New Generation of Kids Search for Work in their 20s
    The Lost Generation: What it's like for 20-somethings to go in search of meaningful work—and not find it. Since January, for 35 hours a week, at a rate of $10 an hour, Luke Stacks has been working for a home-electronics chain. He answers the phone and attempts to coax callers into buying more stuff. This is not how he imagined he ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +50
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    Walk Away from a Bad Job with Your Head Held High

    Walk Away from a Bad Job with Your Head Held High
    Dear J.T. & Dale: I hate, hate, hate my job and the owners and the managers who run the restaurant I work at. I’m about to take a 10-day vacation. I don’t want to go back. Is it really a bad move to not give any notice and just never return, no call and no-show? — Sheryl J.T.: The rules are ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: -2
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    The TRUTH About Not Qualifying for a Job

    The TRUTH About Not Qualifying for a Job
    By CAREEREALISM-Approved Expert, Joshua Waldman Joshua, I noticed you help MBA’s who are frustrated with their job search.  I’m not at that point yet, but I have dilemma. Although I earned an Executive MBA, I’ve worked in an operations environment for the past ten years. Most of the jobs that require an MBA ask you have 1-2 years experience in accounting/finance/P&L. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Stop Your Resume from Becoming Spam

    How to Stop Your Resume from Becoming Spam
    Today’s more sophisticated e-mail systems often look for certain characteristics in e-mail text and in any e-mail attachments. Unfortunately, things like words or graphics that may be perfectly appropriate in some cases can cause spam filters to stop your email, thus rendering your resume “never received.” As crazy as it may seem, totally innocent words can create problems for spam filters. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    5 Key Steps to a Cover Letter that Opens Doors

    5 Key Steps to a Cover Letter that Opens Doors
    So…you’ve created a knockout resume, and you’re ready to wow employers by sending it directly to them. Don’t forget to send it under cover—a powerful cover letter, that is. While a great resume can open doors, a compelling cover letter can be an equal (if not MORE) important part of your pitch for employment. In fact, some surveys of HR professionals ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +10
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    What Happens When You Do Everything Right in an Interview, and the Hiring Manager is Nuts?

    By CAREEREALISM-Approved Expert, Dawn Rasmussen “Emily,” a client and a friend of mine, recently had a rattling experience. She applied for a job for which she was eminently qualified, and executed everything flawlessly throughout the entire job application and interview process…including doing her research on the company, preparing interview questions of her own, writing thank you notes, and then politely checking ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Monster Success Stories!

    Monster Success Stories!
    People are finding jobs on Monster.com every day, despite a challenging job market. It helps to have the right tools, a little know-how and some encouraging stories. That’s where YOU come in. Monster Success Stories is an opportunity to celebrate your successes and share helpful tips for expanding your career using Monster. Think of it as a way to take your ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Tips for Becoming an Entrepreneur

    5 Tips for Becoming an Entrepreneur
    A good friend of mine recently announced to me that she is going to take the plunge - she is finally moving from corporate employee to entrepreneur. Sounds exciting right? No-one standing over your shoulder, the ability to call your own shots, and being able to take on great projects that you will enjoy....well, becoming an independent consultant or solopreneur requires ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Learn From the Recession: Choose a Strong Company

    [photo:156116] Countless individuals were laid off or fired in the last two years due to their companies’ dire financial situations. Whether you are currently unemployed or employed but thinking of working somewhere else, you should know how to avoid this scenario in the future. Your safest bet is to select a new company with a high profitability ratio. In short, companies ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    7 Quick Tips to Boost Your Personal Brand

    7 Quick Tips to Boost Your Personal Brand
    You cannot live or breathe today without hearing about personal branding. By now, you should understand that identifying your own unique personal brand is very critical for personal, business and career success. After all, who wants to blend in with everyone else? Without a standout, memorable personal brand where would successful people like Martha Stewart, Michael Jordan, Madonna, Prince and Donald ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    What Rights Do Temps Have?

    What Rights Do Temps Have?
    Contract, freelance and temp workers are the second-class citizens of the workforce. That’s just how it is folks. You’re not a full-time employee with health benefits, sick time and vacations days. And adding insult to injury, an employer can kick you out the door when ever the heck he or she wants. Michael D., a long-time contract engineer for a major ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    High-Paying Jobs for English Majors

    High-Paying Jobs for English Majors
    Where are the good jobs for people who don't have specialized degrees in fields such as medicine, engineering and law and don't know how to do advanced coding in five different computer languages? In other words, what kinds of good-paying jobs are out there that can be performed by the generalist -- someone with a typical liberal arts degree in English, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Are You Looking for the Coolest Job Ever?

    Apprentice Wanted Unique skillset required: • Openness to “sorcery”, harnessing untapped areas of the mind, believing what you see • Inherent ability to manipulate molecules • Competence with word processing a plus • No Experience Necessary • Company Car Provided • Uniform Required This person is responsible for the safety of all mankind; fighting off evil doers who try to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    6 Ways to Turn a Job Fair into a Job

    6 Ways to Turn a Job Fair into a Job
    When you’re young and the world is seemingly your oyster, going to a job fair sounds like a no-brainer. A bunch of companies looking to hire? and all in the same place? As long as you bring enough copies of your resume and pass them out to everyone, you’re certain to get a callback. Right? Not necessarily. Without the right approach, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Are Grads Realistic About Finding Their First Jobs?

    The ink may not yet have dried on their diplomas, but many college grads have already begun the hardest jobs of their lives: finding one. Facing one of the worst hiring outlooks in recent history and forewarned of its impact on their job prospects, newly minted grads have brushed the stars from their eyes and buckled down for the long ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5