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    What is MonsterCollege™?

    What is MonsterCollege™?
    Welcome to MonsterCollege™, chances are you're either a recent college grad or a college student thinking about life after graduation. Either way, you're in the right place. There are many ways to be interactive and learn from this site for jobs and career resources. Use this guide to give you some ideas about clicking around each section of the site. Our ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +48
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    Lying on Your Resume: What Are the Consequences?

    Lying on Your Resume: What Are the Consequences?
    When a woman we'll call Mary was offered a high-level student-services position at a prestigious college, she was thrilled to accept. But two years later, Mary was fired despite strong performance reviews and a reputation as a rising star at the college. The reason? She lied on her resume - and got caught. An HR initiative requiring employees to furnish college ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +42
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    7 Stupidest Interview Questions and What They Really Mean

    If you’ve been in the workforce long enough, the same inane questions will continue to creep up in interview after interview. What is your greatest weakness? Where do you see yourself in five years? You know, the small-talk questions that fill up just enough time between the really important questions. But all those meaningless questions actually have a purpose. That’s ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +39
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    6 Ways to Work Internationally

    The International Job Guide What do you do if you graduate during the worst American economic recession in a generation? Simple: Leave America. Just because your options for employment have been limited by the highly competitive job market doesn’t mean that the world is out of jobs, it just means you need to broaden your horizons. MonsterCollege has compiled a guide ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +35
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    College Graduates: Top 25 Cities for Finding Your Entry-Level Job

    College Graduates: Top 25 Cities for Finding Your Entry-Level Job
    Now more than ever, it’s important to get the best bang for your buck. And there’s no question about it — when it comes to value, not every U.S. city is created equally. Why chase a great salary if your rent swallows most of it, unemployment is skyrocketing and you spend two hours a day just to get to and from ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +33
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    How NOT to Write a Cover Letter

    1. Not Using Standard Business-Letter Format The student's cover letter looked more like a cut-and-paste email than a business letter. It had no recipient information, no return address and no date. The letter screamed unprofessional. What's YOUR Cover Letter IQ? Be sure your cover letter uses a standard business letter format. It should include the date, the recipient's mailing address and ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +20
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +19
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Top 5 Habits for Career Success at Entry Level

    Top 5 Habits for Career Success at Entry Level
    I am blessed to have some of the best bosses coach me when I first entered the working world. They passed to me what seemed like, at that time – pretty obvious things one would do when in the working world. What seems pretty obvious as habits for career success isn’t always so. As you start on your career path you ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +16
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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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    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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +15
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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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    Nice Guys Finish Poor: 5 Personalities that Don’t Get Promoted

    Nice Guys Finish Poor: 5 Personalities that Don’t Get Promoted
    Money is nice. But the business of earning it, according to some researchers, may be just the opposite. A German study conducted by the Institute for Employment Research recently found that “nice” people tend to earn less money than their not-so-nice colleagues. Before you ditch your good manners and start practicing your growl, take a moment to reassess your nice guy/nice ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Which College Grads Make the Most Money

    Which College Grads Make the Most Money
    Which College Grads Make the Most Money And Other Career-Related Superlatives A recent article from CNN Money indicates that engineering majors outperform their classmates when it comes to starting salary offers. In fact, engineers of various disciplines claimed 4 of the 5 top spots for average salary offers in 2011. And computer science majors rounded out the group. But life isn’t ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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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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    Featured Career: Executive Assistant

    Featured Career: Executive Assistant
    Executive Assistant Executive Assistants are a step up on the job ladder from Administrative Assistants. Like Administrative Assistants, they perform a variety of administrative and clerical duties necessary to run an organization efficiently. Executive Assistants, however, usually support a high ranking executive or will serve multiple managers. They will also aid in more advanced responsibilities, like researching, letter drafting, even marketing ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +12
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Reality Check for Younger Generation Workers

    Reality Check for Younger Generation Workers
    The following article lists 9 characteristics of Generation Y in the workplace. “Adulthood” has been getting delayed more and more the last couple of centuries. This is partly due to increasing prosperity, allowing parents to provide longer for their progeny, and partly due to increasing longevity, leaving older workers in the workforce (and alive) longer. Unfortunately, too many “Gen Y” (also ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Interested in Everything? You Can Still Pick a Career

    Interested in Everything? You Can Still Pick a Career
    One day you're interested in philosophy, and the next day you think a career in journalism would be cool. The following day you lean towards a major in finance, and the day after that you swing way back to your fascination with archaeology. Eventually, you'll start the circle all over again, perhaps with four other interests. In short, you like everything ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +11