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    12 Tips to Make the Most of Your Job References

    12 Tips to Make the Most of Your Job References
    When it comes to asking for a job reference, there’s a method that borders on an art form. But, it’s necessary to do so because anytime you’re looking for a job, whether you’re in the job search now or in the future, you’re going to be asked for references. And, it’s always good to have them in your back pocket. Depending ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +27
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    Extracurricular Mean Extra Points Toward Your Career

    Extracurricular Mean Extra Points Toward Your Career
    Most college campuses offer a dizzying array of clubs and organizations to fit just about every interest, talent, personal preference and career goal a student could possibly have. If you joined each group that struck your fancy, you could easily end up spending all your time rushing to meetings or participating in special events, with little time left for academics, sports, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    New Year, New Job

    New Year, New Job
    The New Year is already off and running. Are you prepared? The beginning of each New Year is a great time for career reflections and resolutions. Here are some tips to help you accomplish that goal and find the job - and career path - you really want. Decide- Make a decision about what you really want out of your career. ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +26
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    Quick Two-Minute Resume Changes

    Quick Two-Minute Resume Changes
    Updating your resume can seem like a huge task to undertake, however, you should look at yours as a living document that should be constantly updated. After all, you're constantly improving so why shouldn't your resume improve with you? The good news is - it's not a tedious task. You can can improve your resume, even if you only have a ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Want a Green Job?

    Want a Green Job?
    Check Out the Ultimate Green Job Guide. Full of green job search strategies, cover letter advice, entry-level tips and much much more. Get the free Green Guide from our friends at: Bright Green Talent!
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Could a New "Social Media Background Check" Cost You the Job?

    Could a New "Social Media Background Check" Cost You the Job?
    It’s the not so “new” thing. Potential employers (or current ones) looking at your Facebook page to glean information about your personal life—and make a decision on whether or not to hire (or fire) you! Actually, companies have been doing it for a while now. Joe Bontke, outreach manager for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) office in Houston, said 75 ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +7
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    College Gives Women an Employment Edge Over Men

    College Gives Women an Employment Edge Over Men
    It’s a fact: those with college educations generally have a better chance of finding a job. But a recently released study on young adults indicates a college degree is even more important for women. Young women who have not graduated college have a tougher time finding a job than men in the same boat, the study found. But in contrast, women ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    10 Highest Paying College Majors Share Common Denominator: Math

    Want a high paying job after college? Being good at mathematics and computers may be your best bet. This new chart from Payscale shows that all of the top 10 jobs are heavily analytical with engineering degrees topping the list. [widget:follow_us]
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Broaden Your Network to get Entry-Level Jobs on MonsterCollege

    Broaden Your Network to get Entry-Level Jobs on MonsterCollege
    Completely unscientific studies show that many people find their jobs through people they already know. It's amazing that this ever happens at all since most people are so reluctant to tell anyone they know that they're looking for work. And the more they need the job, the less likely they are to tell anybody who might actually be able to help. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Importance of Building Your Network Now

    The Importance of Building Your Network Now
    When students first begin their undergraduate degrees, they may think that obtaining their degree will be enough to have the kind of career they want. While earning a degree is a huge accomplishment, often other factors play into getting a first job. A few months after graduation, some students find themselves tired of searching job ads to no avail. New graduates ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +23
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    End Your Internship on a Good Note

    End Your Internship on a Good Note
    The end of summer brings an end to corporate internship programs’ most lucrative season. While you’ve been working hard all summer to impress your supervisor, colleagues and other interns, there is still quite a bit you can do after the internship to stay in their good graces. Email Your Entire Team Chances are, the team you worked with all summer doesn’t ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +13
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    Take Control of Your Online Image: How to Wipe it Clean

    Take Control of Your Online Image: How to Wipe it Clean
    The Internet is a dangerous place for employees and potential employees. That’s because employers are using information they find about you online to make hiring and firing decisions. A recent article in the New York Times said 75 percent of recruiters are required to do online research of candidates and 70 percent have rejected candidates because of what they found. And ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Recent College Grad? 10 Best Cities to Start Your Career

    Recent College Grad? 10 Best Cities to Start Your Career
    The International Business Times reported that the average job search was taking roughly eight months. But if you want to speed up the job search, you may want to look in one of the top 10 best cities for recent college graduates. These cities were determined by Apartments.com and CareerRookie.com “based on the ranking of the U.S. cities with the highest ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +40
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    The New Economy: Retrain Your Brain

    The New Economy: Retrain Your Brain
    As stars of the Old Economy go, Shu Kim and Khanh Pham sparkled. Working for a storied finance firm — Kim, 40, as in-house counsel and Pham, 33, as a real estate investment banker — the two women deployed classic analytical left-brain skills to keep a seemingly well-oiled machine humming. A machine called Lehman Brothers. Lehman is dead, but the two ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    9 Ways to Wake Up Earlier

    Some of us are night owls. Others, early birds. Apparently, based on your chronotype, you will be more naturally alert earlier or later in the day. And your type may dictate when and for how long you sleep. But while a natural variance in sleep patterns is natural, it appears that the early bird is indeed the more coveted of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Some NY Colleges Working Hard to Get Grads Jobs

    Some NY Colleges Working Hard to Get Grads Jobs
    Dec. 12--College work will be key for job-seekers in health care, education and business, where jobs numbers are projected to grow, a federal study of employment said. However, landing a job after graduation is the result of several factors -- including planning, internship experiences and hands-on instruction -- based on a student's interests, area college officials said. [widget:news_callout_2] Many high school ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5