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    15 Networking Mistakes You Can't Make

    Networking, networking, networking. We’ve all heard about it and we’re sure you’re all doing it — but are you doing it right? Trying to develop job leads and new business contacts the wrong way can be just as damaging as not trying at all, if not worse. You want to (net)work smart, not hard, so make sure you’re making all the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    What to Ask Before Taking the Job

    What to Ask Before Taking the Job
    The long search finally comes to fruition – you’ve got a job offer at last! But, before you accept the job, there are some critical questions you should get the answers to. Ask the following questions before signing on the dotted line: What’s my job title and description? Knowing your job title and description will give you a better sense of ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +23
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    10 Professional Email Tips

    10 Professional Email Tips
    In this day and age, you’d think everyone would have the art of email completely down. You’d think. But, the truth is, there are so many different types of email you can write, that it’s no wonder most people get confused between personal and professional, conversational and business, formal and informal. Such confusion, while somewhat understandable, is still completely unacceptable when ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Navigating Your Network

    Navigating Your Network
    When you’re trying to build a career, making a connection can make all the difference in getting the job of your dreams. Discovering how to utilize your networking connections isn't as hard as it can appear, you just need to examine your current and potential connections. Here’s how to make your network better work for you: • Build from Your Current ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +24
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    Stand Out as an Applicant: Tips for Internship Interviews

    Stand Out as an Applicant: Tips for Internship Interviews
    No matter where you are in life, interviews are stressful. Whether you’ve been through hundreds or it’s your first interview experience, the preparation process is filled with anxiety. Chances are, if you’re interviewing for an internship opportunity, you haven’t been through that many interviews in your lifetime. But, the more you prepare, the less anxious you’ll feel. Lucky for you, the ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Improve Your Resume Before Getting the Job

    Improve Your Resume Before Getting the Job
    There’s a trend and, unfortunately, it’s not positive. There are a lot of college graduates, degrees in one hand, resumes in the other, who cannot seem to find employment. This leaves many job seekers in a pickle. Obviously, they cannot improve their resumes and, thus, get noticed by potential employers, without gaining more job experience. But, suppose you became the applicant ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +23
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Make a Great First Impression

    How to Make a Great First Impression
    Whether you’re interviewing for a job, internship, scholarship, at a networking event or, even, meeting your significant other’s parents for the first time, you want to make a great first impression. It’s understandable that you’re nervous and sometimes your nerves can get the best of you. Even if you’re great at concealing your nerves, you want to come across as genuine ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +34
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    College Degree Gender Gap Widens for Gen X

    College Degree Gender Gap Widens for Gen X
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women have long outpaced men in their pursuits of higher education. A recent study, however, shows that the trend is accelerating at an alarming rate amongst those from Generation X. Within a long-term Bureau of Labor Statistics study, entitled the “National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997,” researchers tracked 9,000 students from ages 12-17 (beginning ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +20
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    The Situation: Entry-Level Job Advice From the Jersey Shore

    Thought The Jersey Shore was just all tanning, fist pumps and hair gel? Think again! Turns out the kids from Joizy can teach us about more than just Ed Hardy, Italian flag ornamentation and extreme midriffs. Their “techniques” can get your resume noticed, rock an interview and even get you hired! Think we’re kidding? Get in the zone and check ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Senate Republican Holds up Jobless Benefits

    Senate Republican Holds up Jobless Benefits
    WASHINGTON – As Congress raced to leave Washington for its Easter recess, a Republican senator blocked a stopgap bill to extend jobless benefits, saying its $9 billion cost should not be added to the national debt. As a result, some people who have been out of work for more than six months will at least temporarily lose benefits. Newly jobless people ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Twitter is the New Tool for Job Seekers

    Being in the job search is tough and as a job seeker you are not alone, especially with the more than 15 million who are out of work and in the job hunt. People don’t prepare for the job search although they should at least six months in advance. This provides you an opportunity to grow and build your network ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Top 10 Cities for Recent College Grads

    Top 10 Cities for Recent College Grads
    Upon graduation, college graduates embark on a bright new world, hopeful to gain employment. As a result, the ideal is to find a city that offers job prospects, affordability and a culture of similarly-aged twenty something's. The task isn’t always so easy but today’s college graduates do have plenty of great options. According to Apartments.com, the following cities rank as the ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +27
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    Toys R Us Plans on Hiring 35,000 for the Holidays

    Toys R Us Plans on Hiring 35,000 for the Holidays
    Toy retailer Toys R Us said Wednesday it will hire about 35,000 seasonal workers during the holidays. The nation's largest toy seller said the amount is equal to its total work force hired during each of the previous two holiday seasons. The privately held retailer said it is hiring additional staff for its traditional stores and 350 pop-up stores in malls ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    30 Last Minute & Free Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

    30 Last Minute & Free Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
    You’re a young professional and mom loves you, just as you are! Not to mention, you’re scrapped for time because you're either constantly working for, what seems like, nothing or constantly on the job hunt for, what seems like, nothing. The timing couldn’t be any worse but, nonetheless, you still want to show her how much you really care this Mother’s ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +29
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    15 Cool Ways to Reuse Old Textbooks

    15 Cool Ways to Reuse Old Textbooks
    You've likely saved all of your old textbooks that you couldn't sell with the thought that one day maybe someone would bite. They've been sitting there in a corner, maybe under your bed, simply collecting dust bunnies. You feel as if they're mocking you - taking up space you could utilize if only you could figure out what to do with ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +31
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    Colleges Worried about Social Media's Impact on Privacy

    Colleges Worried about Social Media's Impact on Privacy
    Sep. 30--The newly admitted Johns Hopkins freshman discovered that he was the only member of this year's class from Arkansas. So he joined the university's Facebook site for recently enrolled students, where he mentioned often that he loves sweet tea. By the time he reached campus in late August, he had a first-night sipping date with three fellow tea lovers. [widget:list_of_quizzes] ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2