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    Unpaid Intern: To Be or Not to Be?

    Unpaid Intern: To Be or Not to Be?
    Over coffee recently, I listened as a soon-to-be new graduate lamented the fact there were few job prospects for somebody in her field. She was asking for advice on whether or not to accept an unpaid internship in order to get her foot in the door. To help with her decision, I laid out my personal experience as a soon-to-be graduate. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    11 Asian American Professional Organizations to Help You Get Ahead

    11 Asian American Professional Organizations to Help You Get Ahead
    In May, we celebrate Asian American heritage month. In that spirit, we’re highlighting some of the top professional organizations for Asian Americans. The organizations can help you land an internship, provide professional mentoring opportunities, help with job placement, some even offer pre-professional summer camps and other programs. And of course, they will help you develop as a professional once you're out ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Phrases Every Interviewer Needs to Hear

    5 Phrases Every Interviewer Needs to Hear
    Everyone’s heard the phrase, “93% of communication is non-verbal.” Which implies our body language, facial expressions, eye contact, voice tone/pace, hand gestures, etc. make up the majority of how we convey what we are thinking and feeling to someone else. I happen to agree with this, HOWEVER… That doesn’t mean we should pay less attention to what we say. The words ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Answer the “What Do You Do?” Question

    How to Answer the “What Do You Do?” Question
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, just over 4 million Americans lost their jobs in 2009 alone. For those millions of people, a new reality has emerged that may include stress, financial difficulties, and uncertainty about the future. Many sociologists have written about the long-term psychological effects of prolonged unemployment. One problem often mentioned is the loss of identity experienced ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How Do I Explain Being Laid Off?

    How Do I Explain Being Laid Off?
    ‘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 took a job as a sales assistant a few months ago. Yesterday, I was laid off because they are restructuring. Do I note that information on my resume or cover letter? What do I ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Undergraduate's Guide to the Big Four Accounting Interview

    The Undergraduate's Guide to the Big Four Accounting Interview
    If you're looking to sign on with a Big Four accounting firm after graduation, a solid grade-point average, leadership in extracurriculars and internship experience will all put you in good position. But to land the job, you'll need to nail a competitive, complex interview process. Interviewing at one of the Big Four -- Deloitte & Touche USA, Ernst & Young, KPMG ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Proof of the Hidden Job Market

    Proof of the Hidden Job Market
    If you are looking for work you, no doubt, have heard of THE HIDDEN JOB MARKET. You may have even heard TOO MUCH of it. I know in working with my clients in Delaware and Maryland, I include the Hidden Job Market in nearly every vocational counseling session. Why? Here is a recent success story that illustrates just WHY THE HIDDEN ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    MonsterCollege to the Rescue: Help Finding a Job Now

    MonsterCollege to the Rescue: Help Finding a Job Now
    It’s never too early to start your job search. Whether you’re graduating in a few weeks, or in May, it won’t hurt to start your search now. The jobless rate amongst American college graduates (with at least bachelor’s degrees) rose to 5.1% in November, up from 4.7% in October, and 4.4% in September, according to the Huffington Post. This is the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    A Bachelor's in Finance Can Equal a Great Entry-Level Job

    A Bachelor's in Finance Can Equal a Great Entry-Level Job
    Do numbers add up for you? Do dollars make sense? If so, consider investing your undergraduate years in a finance major to prepare for a career in business and financial services. There are dozens of occupations on the finance side of the ledger. Here are a few of the most common possibilities for bachelor's degree holders: Actuary If you've ever wondered ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Do You Have What It Takes to Work for a Small Business?

    Do You Have What It Takes to Work for a Small Business?
    The Big Picture: Before Wal-Mart, Apple, and Disney were corporate empires, they started out as small businesses driven by passionate people who each had a vision. Small businesses are part of America’s roots. They foster entrepreneurial spirit and pave the way for innovation and creative thinking. The Numbers: Small businesses are technically defined as an independently owned firm with 1-100 employees. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    5 Green Jobs That Pay $50K or More

    5 Green Jobs That Pay $50K or More
    You know you want to do work that does good for the environment. The good news is there are plenty of opportunities out there. Monster Worldwide data shows a steady increase in the number of environmental job postings since 2005, particularly for engineers, protection technicians and specialists. This growth has been fueled by economic trends, with many jobs offered in the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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    How Would You Spend a Raise or Bonus?

    How Would You Spend a Raise or Bonus?
    When we asked Monster readers what they’d be most likely to splurge on if they got a big salary bump -- a new car, wardrobe or home entertainment technology -- the car topped the list with 51 percent of the votes, followed by the wardrobe with 30 percent and the home entertainment center at 18 percent. But quite a few readers ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Ten Signs You Shouldn't Quit (Just Yet)

    Ten Signs You Shouldn't Quit (Just Yet)
    Unsure whether you should keep your job or seek greener pastures? While a shaky economy shouldn't keep you in a job you can't stand, you can watch for these 10 signs that could tell you you're fine right where you are. 1. You're Happy We're not talking mere complacency here, but genuine happiness. If you're happy, you're going to be more ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +3
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    Top Paying Admin Careers

    Top Paying Admin Careers
    Are you looking for a higher salary? Explore some of the top paying administrative positions in the field. Depending on your level of education, you could enter any number of exciting and fulfilling admin positions. The national median salary for today’s Administrative Assistant is $30,004. Further, Medical Secretaries earn $27,786; Legal Secretaries earn $40,917. By furthering and expanding your education, you ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    How to Follow Up After an Awkward Interview

    How to Follow Up After an Awkward Interview
    Have you ever left an interview knowing something went awry? It can happen for a variety of reasons: Your gut tells you that this is not where you want to work, you had an uncomfortable exchange with the interviewer, or you forgot the interviewer's name altogether. Here are tips for following up after different awkward interview situations: You Don’t Like the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    What to Expect When You’re Expecting Your First Job

    What to Expect When You’re Expecting Your First Job
    Do you have unrealistic expectations of your first job? If the answer is yes, you may not even realize it, but you wouldn’t be alone. Nearly one-third of college graduates have unrealistic expectations for their first job, according to a survey by the Creative Group, a national staffing service. Some of the misconceptions revolve around what exactly they’ll be doing and ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    5 Reasons Professional Organizations are Worth Joining

    5 Reasons Professional Organizations are Worth Joining
    There are professional organizations in every field. But are the yearly dues worth it to join? While each and every organization is different, the short answer is most often: yes. Especially if you’re young and just starting out in your career. That’s because many professional organizations offer scholarships for college members, and mentors for those in the interning or entry-level position. ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Save Unexpectedly on Your Groceries

    Save Unexpectedly on Your Groceries
    Home-cooked meals and grocery coupon clipping have become the cost-cutting ways of the recession. Still, many of us are still spending money we don't need to at the store. *There are ways to make food shopping a less expensive — but still healthy — trip every time.* You just need to plan ahead, make a list and avoid some common missteps ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    LISTENING Tips for the Interview

    LISTENING Tips for the Interview
    If you thought interviewing was only about answering questions, you've been missing the point. You've also been missing an opportunity to gather valuable information. Listening is one of the most underused skills in a job interview. Most candidates go into an interview thinking about how they will answer the questions, and they forget they are also there to learn about the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Work With a Recruiter

    How to Work With a Recruiter
    Recruiters can seem like demons that pick out all your worst qualities, or they can be like job-providing angels sent down from heaven; in either situation, if you’re retaining their services for free, you’re probably a job-seeker and you could be totally in the dark about whether they can really get you a job. *The key to working with a recruiter ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1