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    Do-It-Yourself Career Development

    Do-It-Yourself Career Development
    With corporate downsizing at an all-time high and entrepreneurs and small businesses on the rise, many of us are finding we have to “do-it-yourself” in some areas where we might once have had help. Specifically, we have to actively manage our own careers including keeping an eye on our own training and development. Whether you were one of the “lucky” ones ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!) From MonsterCollege!

    1. Why do you want to work in this industry? Bad answer: “I love to shop. Even as a kid, I spent hours flipping through catalogues.” Don’t just say you like it. Anyone can do that. Focus instead on your history with that particular industry, and if you can, tell a success story. Good answer: “I've always loved shopping, but my ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +19
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    7 Tips to Help Young Professionals Fit In

    7 Tips to Help Young Professionals Fit In
    Ah, youth! I remember my own youth, back before the invention of electricity. As fun as youth is, however, there are some things the old bulls have to teach when it comes to looking for a job. Here are a few of them. 1. Dress well. Even if the company is “business casual” or (heaven help us) “business grubby,” you can’t ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How Long After Entering the Workforce are Internships Applicable?

    How Long After Entering the Workforce are Internships Applicable?
    ‘JT & Dale Talk Jobs’ is the largest nationally syndicated career advice column in the country and can be found at JTandDale.com. Dear J.T. and Dale: I’ve been out of college for a year and a half and am in my second job. I have four college internships on my resume, with bullets for specific duties under each. I can’t fit ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Ways to Educate Yourself for Free

    Ways to Educate Yourself for Free
    I've previously written on Fastweb about the importance of borrowing student loan funds wisely. I am also an advocate for students pursing scholarship opportunities that they qualify for in order to offset the cost of a college education. There are, however, other ways that you can gain an education without going into debt. [gate] Do you want to know more about ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Social Networking with MonsterCollege!

    Social Networking with MonsterCollege!
    Want to get updates and inside info from MonsterCollege? Want to connect with other MonsterCollege fans? It's easy! [widget:follow_us] Become a fan of MonsterCollege on Facebook! Follow MonsterCollege on Twitter! Come on...You know you want to. See you on the job quad!
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Gap Year Programs for College Grads and Working Adults

    Gap Year Programs for College Grads and Working Adults
    With May quickly approaching, you’re probably shrinking back from panic at the idea of graduating and getting a job in the real world. Or maybe you’re reading from your cubicle right now, passing time (slowly) at a job you hate in an industry you’re bored with. First, these feelings are totally normal in either case. Second, if you want to postpone ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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    How to Balance School and a Full Time Job

    How to Balance School and a Full Time Job
    The alarm goes off at 5:30 am, and you could swear you went to sleep five minutes ago. First a quick shower, followed by the finishing touches on that homework assignment due tonight over coffee and breakfast — if there’s time. Then it’s off to work, a solid eight-plus hours of time where you’re busy with reports, meetings and other assorted ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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    Why You Need a Mentor

    Why You Need a Mentor
    When I first graduated with my Bachelor's degree, I was confused. While I had a sense of accomplishment, I also wondered what my next step should be. After a year of agonizing over how to advance my career, I decided to go to graduate school. Surely after completing a Master's degree my future endeavors would be laid out in front of ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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    The Average Job Search is Taking 8 Months

    The Average Job Search is Taking 8 Months
    ‘JT & Dale Talk Jobs’ is the largest nationally syndicated career advice column in the country and can be found at JTandDale.com. As we begin the new year, we want to take a look back at 2010 and pull together the suggestions our readers told us were most helpful. So, here’s our best advice, along with our wish 2011 will be ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Tour University of Colorado at Colorado Springs on FastWeb

    Tour University of Colorado at Colorado Springs on FastWeb
    Have you ever wanted to explore a campus from your living room couch? Now you can! MonsterCollege™ and YOUniversity TV are teaming up to make the college search process easier for students and parents. We know you have a busy, demanding schedule and sometimes, college visits simply aren’t feasible, especially if the college is far away. First, check out the school’s ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    60 Seconds of Networking Advice

    You’ve heard it before, “Network in order to optimize your job search.” How exactly do you go about it? It depends on the way you best build relationships and the industry you are targeting. Is the industry you seek employment in best penetrated online or offline? It is not as difficult as it seems. We are all human and we all want to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Sure-Fire Ways to End Up with a Career You Hate

    5 Sure-Fire Ways to End Up with a Career You Hate
    I spend a lot of time sharing information on how to love your career. I talk about making thoughtful decisions, establishing a path and actively managing your goals. But, equally important, is avoiding those roads that will lead to inevitable career unhappiness. Sometimes, they’re hard to spot. But I’ve found five that are clear, unmistakable danger zones. Take a look below ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    10 Common Resume Mistakes You Need to Avoid

    10 Common Resume Mistakes You Need to Avoid
    For anyone who is currently adrift in a sea of job applications, trying to read employers’ minds about what they want out of a résumé and cover letter can be like trying to peer into a muddy crystal ball. The truth is, there is no ‘right’ way to write a résumé. You know the drill…you tinker with the résumé after getting ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Job Search Results

    5 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Job Search Results
    By now you’ve learned the traditional ways of job searching don’t work anymore. A few years ago you could put your resume up on Monster and CareerBuilder and wait for the phone to ring. Those days are gone. So here are 5 things you can easily do that will quickly improve your job search results. 1. Scan your resume for 15 ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Why Chocolate Does a Body Good

    Why Chocolate Does a Body Good
    “Here’s to feeling good all the time,” declares Kramer in one of my favorite episodes of Seinfeld. He’s smoking and drinking when he says it, but for those of us on a more positive health path, there are plenty of other ways to do just that (or at least get close). Consider endorphins, the chemicals that transmit information from one cell ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Blog Your Way to the Perfect Job

    Blog Your Way to the Perfect Job
    We don’t have to tell you — it’s not easy to get a job these days. In this economy, it's easy to get stressed out over less-than-plentiful job openings. So the question remains: What’s the secret to getting the job you want? Unfortunately, we don’t have secrets, but we do have answers. The main one? Start a blog! Come on, admit ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Race, Sex and Religion on Your Resume

    Race, Sex and Religion on Your Resume
    You're probably aware that hiring managers cannot ask discriminatory questions during interviews. But this legal protection isn't too useful in preventing discrimination before the interview. If your resume contains personal information unrelated to your job target -- your race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc. -- you might fall victim to discrimination, even if you're qualified for the position. Your resume ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    HR Says: Is this Interview Question Legal?

    HR Says: Is this Interview Question Legal?
    The following is a Q&A segment between one of our readers and CAREEREALISM-Approved Career Expert, Ben Eubanks – a human resources specialist. This article series is called “HR Says.” Question Is it “illegal” for employers to ask a person for the year they graduated from college? Isn’t this asking for a person’s age? Using 22 and the numbers of years since graduating, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Should You Go Back to School? 4 Factors to Consider

    Should You Go Back to School? 4 Factors to Consider
    An article published earlier this month showed more than half of recent graduates from college did not receive a job offer prior to graduation, regardless of their undergraduate major. September 2010 data showed the average length of unemployment was more than eight months. Scary statistics such as these have left many wondering if now is a good time to return to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +8