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    How to Refer a Friend for a Job

    How to Refer a Friend for a Job
    Finding a job is no easy task. Thankfully you’re employed, but it’s hard to watch your buddy network, scour job boards, send updated resumes, and… still not get a single call back. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could nudge her through the door at your company with a glowing reference? Definitely! But beware, oh gracious pal. Putting in a good ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Prep for the "Tell Me About Yourself?" Question

    Prep for the "Tell Me About Yourself?" Question
    It's one of the most frequently asked interview questions: Tell me about yourself. Your response to this request will set the tone for the rest of the interview. For some, this is the most challenging question to answer, as they wonder what the interviewer really wants to know and what information they should include. Eleanor dreaded this question. When it was ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Your Work Values Checklist

    [photo:161750] Every day, we make choices -- some without careful consideration. Whether we realize it or not, often our career choice is based on values rather than the work. Values are the beliefs, attitudes and judgments we prize. Are you aware of your values? Do you act on them? Use this checklist to get a better idea of what's important to ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Steps to Becoming an HR Professional

    10 Steps to Becoming an HR Professional
    Considering HR? Your timing is great. Human resources is transforming itself. Once widely viewed as mere tacticians, paper pushers, or in-office enforcers, today’s HR professionals are increasingly seen as integral to their companies’ business success. This growing strategic role means HR now has a place at the table where real business decisions are made, and that offers unprecedented opportunities for those ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Complete Your To-Do List

    How to Complete Your To-Do List
    I love making to-do lists. To borrow a line from the movie Clueless, it gives me a sense of control in a world full of chaos. When I put a solid line through something I’ve completed, that small surge of accomplishment propels me toward the next task. But on the flip side, a long list of uncrossed-off items—which, let’s be honest, ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Don't Eat Your Way Out of an Entry-Level Job Interview

    Don't Eat Your Way Out of an Entry-Level Job Interview
    The biggest obstacle to getting a new job may be the plate of spaghetti that falls on your lap. Even in these days of shrinking expense accounts, prospective employers often take job candidates out to eat as a step in the interview process. The breakfast/lunch/dinner interview makes sense for employers for several reasons, says Jill Zoromski, senior vice president and director ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Eleven Annoying Facebook Buddies to Defriend

    Eleven Annoying Facebook Buddies to Defriend
    Sure, Facebook is great in a lot of ways. Without it, I’d never know about my high school acquaintances’ getting married and having babies; it keeps me tethered to my friends who live far away and helps me stay in touch with friends who I don’t get to see much anymore. Best of all, it provides me with a forum in ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    7 Awesome Jobs You Don't Know About

    When I was in elementary school, I wanted to be a movie star. The career had it all: Hollywood glamour, traveling, playing lead roles alongside hot actors. What could be better? It seemed like the perfect plan. Until, of course, I realized that a bazillion other little girls wanted to be movie stars too. And that having a few lead ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Discover the Entry-Level Job You Were Born For

    Discover the Entry-Level Job You Were Born For
    So you've been hearing that voice again, the one that says you're not doing what you were born to do. That may be true, but how do you figure out what you should be doing? To begin answering this question, examine whether your current or hopeful career path matches your core interests, beliefs, values, needs and skills. Professional career counselors usually ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +13
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    20 Career Lessons from Celebrities

    20 Career Lessons from Celebrities
    Celebrities. We love to hate them. We also love to watch their every move, laugh at their mistakes and scrutinize their decisions. Before they hit it big, even celebrities struggled to land that first entry-level job . That's why, like them or not, their celebrity status means not only have they achieved career success, they’ve also got a heck of a ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Blaze a Creative Path to Advertising Management

    Blaze a Creative Path to Advertising Management
    This article first appeared on Monster Many graphic designers and ad copywriters have great expectations for their creative careers: To produce award-winning creative for their in-house advertising department or for their agency's most prestigious clients. But other creatives have another ambition: To rise into advertising management. They may be driven by intellectual curiosity, a desire to lead, or just the potential ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Ace the Career Fair

    With so many potential employers in one spot, you definitely want to make a good impression, right? So when thinking about your approach to an upcoming career fair, it may help to start by putting yourself in the shoes of the campus recruiter. In other words… •You are meeting a lot of students in one day. (A lot of students!) ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Careers By Degrees: Entry-Level Job Prospects Guide College Choices

    Careers By Degrees: Entry-Level Job Prospects Guide College Choices
    Sep. 28--Being a college student can be scary. As students stand face to face with their futures, much time is spent worrying, "Am I making the right decisions? What will become of me?" [widget:becoming_a_community_10_step_guide] With a jobless recovery looming on the horizon, there is a lot of gloom in the halls of higher education. "Students are now beginning to panic," said ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +15
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    How to Beat Your Quarterlife Crisis

    Welcome to the Quarterlife crisis. In bad news, you are already 25% of your way to 100-years-old. In good news, you are about to have a lot more freedom and money and a lot less homework than you did when you were a little kid. Odds are you haven’t really prepared for this transitional period of your life. Maybe you ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Best Value Colleges for 2010

    Best Value Colleges for 2010
    A four-year degree doesn't have to bury college-bound students in debt. Faced with state budget cuts and recession, some colleges and universities are stepping up their financial aid offerings. Many of those schools are on The Princeton Review's list of 100 Best Value Colleges for 2010, four-year public and private institutions that strive for both quality and affordability. "These schools are ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1