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    5 Things You Need to Give up to Get A Job

    It’s time for the reality check. America is in a recession, and jobs are fewer while competition is greater. It takes even more hustle, dedication, and tenacity to land a job today than it did for your parents. Having a degree isn’t always enough and, sorry to break it to you, but you aren’t likely to get your dream job ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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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 5 months ago | Rated: +13
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +50
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    Seven Things That Can Ruin a Job Interview

    Seven Things That Can Ruin a Job Interview
    Whether you have graduated from college and are looking for your first job, or you are still in school looking to land a great internship, you will need to successfully interview for the position. Doing one wrong thing during an interview can cost you the position you have applied for. Here are some things you should avoid doing if you want ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +18
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    4 Ways to Gain Job Experience

    4 Ways to Gain Job Experience
    After all of your years of education, graduation day may feel like the first day of the rest of your life. You have plans of being hired for a great new job that pays a great salary and finally being able to afford a place of your own. When you submit your resume, however, it is met with either no response, ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +24
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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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    7 Tips for Social Networking Online: An Entry-Level Guide

    Choose Your Flavor Don't jump at every offer to join a social networking service. Some focus on dating, while others are devoted to professional interests. Many mix business and pleasure: One moment you may marvel at a newfound friend's taste in tunes; the next you realize she works at the company of your dreams. But you probably don't want to devote ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    College Grads Must Work Even Harder to Find Jobs

    College Grads Must Work Even Harder to Find Jobs
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. _ College students graduating in December and May are likely to be the first in a generation to enter a job market featuring double-digit unemployment. That has colleges and universities across America scrambling this fall to revamp their career-placement offerings to help new grads land entry-level jobs. Autumn is one of the crucial recruiting seasons, especially for students who ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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    15 Companies Hiring Now

    Times are tough. And these days, it seems like everyone is looking for an entry-level job. But don't be discouraged by all the depressing news. Work smarter not harder. How? You just need to know where to look. Luckily, MonsterCollege's done the research for you. We've identified fifteen companies that are hiring near you -- even now! Read the descriptions ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +32
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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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    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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    Let's Get Legal: Guidelines for Paid or Unpaid Internships

    Let's Get Legal: Guidelines for Paid or Unpaid Internships
    One of the greatest woes of an internship is that it is, more often than not, unpaid. Interns are often the hardest working employees because they want nothing but experience or, perhaps, opportunities in return for a job well done. Employers know this and, unfortunately, sometimes take advantage of the situation by keeping interns longer than necessary, making them work for ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Jobs for the Jobless

    If you find yourself unemployed, don’t fret. You've got tons of potential, you just need to utilize it! Plus, there are plenty of easy, money-making opportunities out there to fill the void during your job-search. Check out these easy, money-making opportunities you can utilize in order to keep your bank account full while on the prowl for a full-time position ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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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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    6 Ways to Get Rich After College

    6 Ways to Get Rich After College
    When I graduated college I was interning for $12 an hour making cold-calls to financial firms. For me, the thought of being able to afford certain luxuries almost seemed out of the cards. Everyone feels that way after getting their degree. It's a very big hill to climb, but take it one step at a time, make intelligent decisions and try ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Testing for Your Future

    Testing for Your Future
    Standardized tests, like the ACT and SAT, aim to measure your knowledge before you enter college and often times, in order to enter college. Similarly, there’s a new trend on the horizon: post-college testing of graduates to assess how much you’ve learned for your future employer to evaluate. It’s called the Collegiate Learning Assessment (referred to as the CLA+) and it’s ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +6