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    Parents Think They Wasted Money on College Education

    Parents Think They Wasted Money on College Education
    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 graduated from college six years ago. Since then, I’ve had seven jobs in three industries. My family is disgusted with me. My parents think they wasted their money on my college education. I have ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    It’s Quality, Not Just Quantity that Gets You Hired

    It’s Quality, Not Just Quantity that Gets You Hired
    Over the last few years, I’ve heard a lot of very intelligent job seekers casually remark they had sent out hundreds of resumes while looking for a job. These people firmly believed job searching was entirely a numbers game, so the more resumes they sent out, the more likely they were to be hired. Unfortunately, these job seekers were flawed in ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Turn Your 450 Facebook Friends into 20,000 Job Connections

    Turn Your 450 Facebook Friends into 20,000 Job Connections
    Want to turn your 450 Facebook friends into 20,000 potential job connections? That’s the promise of a new website, Identified.com, which says you can turn your small group of friends into business contacts at 10,000 companies. Here’s how it works: Create an account on Identified and import your Facebook contacts. Identified organizes them by company, showing which of your friends work ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    What’s Your 30 Second Resume?

    What’s Your 30 Second Resume?
    Remember the adage about having an “elevator speech” or an “elevator pitch?” Same concept here. In today’s highly interwoven social networks, it’s very possible you will run into people with whom you may want to share your job search plans. Given your interaction is likely to take place on the “fly,” it’s a great idea to have a 30 Second Resume ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    What’s NOT Wrong with Your Life?

    What’s NOT Wrong with Your Life?
    At an event I recently attended, the program speaker, who was from ComedySportz, asked the audience to pair up with someone else at their table and ask, “What’s NOT wrong in your life?” Once the partner responded, the questioner was told to repeat the question over and over after each answer was given. This went on for about 30 seconds, and ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    3 Keys to a Successful Job Search

    3 Keys to a Successful Job Search
    With all the layoffs that have taken place over the last couple of years, it’s no wonder many of those who are still employed often feel stretched to the maximum of their productivity. It can be very demanding looking for another job when your current one is continually stressing you out. After all, when you get home from a long and ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Job Seekers: Don’t Put All Your Eggs in the Social Networking Basket

    Job Seekers: Don’t Put All Your Eggs in the Social Networking Basket
    As with many of my blogs, I will begin with a true confession. I’m a Twitter junkie. I enjoy exchanging banter and ideas with industry colleagues around the world. I use Twitter instead of RSS feeds to find interesting articles, blogs and people. I have lists of hundreds of recruiters and career services professionals that I follow daily. I am also ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    What Does Your LinkedIn Headline Say About You?

    What Does Your LinkedIn Headline Say About You?
    Did you realize LinkedIn has a built-in marketing and search engine-friendly capability that is easy to use–and often overlooked? Well, neither do most job hunters. The best 120 characters of keyword optimization you can find for a job search, your LinkedIn Headline (or title) is a major piece of the puzzle that can help recruiters locate your skills. If you’re one of the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Find Your Voice at Work

    How to Find Your Voice at Work
    I know so many amazing professionals who often tell me speaking up at work is a challenge. It’s not they don’t have opinions—they certainly do! And it’s not because they don’t have the smarts—these folks are the best and the brightest. But they still have an incredibly difficult time expressing themselves in the workplace. So today’s post is all about finding ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 7 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 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 7 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 7 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 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 7 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 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +1