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    College and the Reputation-based Economy

    College and the Reputation-based Economy
    In his novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (free download here), science fiction writer and free-software activist Cory Doctorow posited a society that ran on “whuffie,” or a reputation-based currency. For instance, by doing something creative, impressive, or otherwise helpful to others, you gained whuffie. And if you knocked down an old lady in the street or stole someone ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +10
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    7 Ways to Improve Your Self-Confidence

    7 Ways to Improve Your Self-Confidence
    We live in a time when we are constantly bombarded with images, ideas, and sound bytes that tell us who we should be, could be, and ought to be. Unless you live in a cave, you can’t escape their massive barrage, and let’s face it, even from a cave you could probably still get text messages. Think of all you see ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Job Search Tip: Become the Gatekeeper’s Friend

    Job Search Tip: Become the Gatekeeper’s Friend
    ‘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. & Dale: I am a seasoned executive assistant. I know the economy is bad, but I’m shocked at getting ZERO responses when applying for jobs. What’s really frustrating is I can’t really call a hiring manager, since ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Reaons to Visit Your Campus Career Center

    5 Reaons to Visit Your Campus Career Center
    You probably know the career center is the place to go when you need resume help or tips on preparing for job interviews as graduation approaches. But the services most campus career centers provide go much deeper than that and can help you starting your freshman year. Here are five less-than-obvious ways you'll benefit from using this valuable career resource throughout ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Which Color to Wear at an Interview

    Which Color to Wear at an Interview
    Prepping for an important interview means researching the company and making sure you have smart responses to anticipated questions. It also means being strategic about what to wear to an interview. Specifically, you want to choose job interview clothes -- and colors -- that will put you in the best light and may give you an advantage. Research has shown that ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Keep Your Online Resume Secure

    How to Keep Your Online Resume Secure
    While you may hear about online fraud, it tends to be focused on companies that derive their business from online purchases. As Monster is primarily a free service, and the contact information found in a resume can just as easily be located elsewhere (e.g. telephone listings), you can be assured that posting your resume on Monster is a safe way to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Jumpstart Your Career with JobSTART 101

    Jumpstart Your Career with JobSTART 101
    On November 1, Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of the leading U.S. companies, and
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Is A Master's Degree in Your Nursing Future?

    Is A Master's Degree in Your Nursing Future?
    Q: I think graduate school could really help my career, but I don't know where to start. Do you have any recommendations? A: As the need for graduate prepared nurses escalates, many nurses are considering graduate education as an entry into exciting career opportunities. Finding the program that fits you the best and prepares you for the role you wish to ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Combat Job Search Rejection with Resilience

    Combat Job Search Rejection with Resilience
    Resilience. Stick-to-itiveness. Takes a lickin’, keeps on tickin’. Just a few thoughts that stay top of mind as I ride the ups and downs of the quest for a new job. Admittedly, it takes a pretty tough coating on your ego to handle the repeated rejections. Not all rejections are an outright, “No, we are not offering you the position.” Rather, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5,000 Reasons ($$$) to Share Your Success with Monster [Video]

    We all know sharing secrets to success to job search success is the right thing to do. With millions of Americans out of work, each of us can do our part to help people learn what it takes to get hired by sharing our own job search success stories. Good News! Sharing your story just got even more rewarding! Monster.com is ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    2 Reasons Disliking Your Manager Can Hurt Your Career

    2 Reasons Disliking Your Manager Can Hurt Your Career
    Last week, I heard a disturbing conversation between two employees. Their manager stepped out of the room to take a phone call. The dialog went something like this: EMPLOYEE #1: Who does she think she is giving us a motivational speech?! I’ve worked long enough, I don’t need that crap. She’s brand new and has no clue what she is talking ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Spend the First and Last 10 Minutes of the Work Day

    How to Spend the First and Last 10 Minutes of the Work Day
    Make it a habit to spend a little time every day planning your day and wrapping up your day. The First 10-15 Minutes: Set aside at least 10 minutes at the beginning of the day to plan your day: What calls and meetings on my calendar do I need to prepare for? What are the three top things I’d like to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Speak HR

    We may be in a recession but that doesn’t mean that companies need to suffer by hiring less than adequate talent. As an HR professional you have the power to highlight what your company offers even when times are tough. However, if you know the tricks used by HR experts you’ll continue to attract the very best. HRPeople has interviewed HR ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    If Your Job Search Isn’t Personal, It’s Not Effective

    If Your Job Search Isn’t Personal, It’s Not Effective
    ‘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. & Dale: I am a 28-year-old college grad (sociology) who served briefly as a military translator and now can’t find a “real job.” (I’ve been working in restaurants.) I am writing this nearly in tears over the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    What to Avoid When Designing and Writing a Cover Letter

    What to Avoid When Designing and Writing a Cover Letter
    Sometimes, fixing the little things can offer the most benefit. Anyone writing a letter to a hiring rep should follow some golden rules before hitting start on the fax machine, licking that envelope shut, or hitting send to that e-mail. Treat your letter like any piece of business correspondence. It should have a professional appearance, a professional tone, and possess accurate ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Reasons Every Job Seeker Should Blog

    5 Reasons Every Job Seeker Should Blog
    That’s right, I just used “blog” as a verb, like “google” or “text.” It’s been long enough now that blogging has become an acceptable part of our online experiences. We read blogs, learn something from them, and leave comments almost every day. But there are still so many mistakes people make when they attempt it, if they attempt it. Inconsistent frequency ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    “Entitled” to What – Being Unemployed?

    “Entitled” to What – Being Unemployed?
    Well guys, I hate to be the one to break this to you, but the job market is pretty crappy right now. But before you grab your pitchforks in the wake of a national unemployment rate hovering at (gasp) 10 percent – let me remind you the Bureau of Labor Stats says unemployment for 16-to-24 year olds is at 19 percent. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5-Step Guide to Becoming an Accountant

    In this era of economic uncertainty, it’s not just about making money. For businesses and individuals alike, minimizing expenses and documenting all business transactions correctly and honestly have become just as important as maximizing revenue. That’s where accountants come in. Despite the “bean counter” stereotype, accountants are invaluable employees who lead clients through the ever-changing worlds of tax and finance. ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Top 5 Recession-Proof Industries

    Recession-Proof Industries The rate of job openings and new hires has steadily decreased since 2007, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And unemployment rates are holding fast at 10 percent, which also doesn't bode well. According to the December employment report, 6.1 million people face long-term unemployment. Even though experts are hollering about the impending end ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Safely Dump Your Tech Trash

    How to Safely Dump Your Tech Trash
    During the holidays this year, many lucky folks will be treated to new iPods, computers, televisions, cameras, and electronic gadgets and gewgaws. But all that consumer buying power and technical innovation has led to an unimagined side effect: millions of tons of electronic waste generated by our constant need for newer, better, and upgraded gear. The EPA reports that two million ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3