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    6 Technology Trends That Will Change How You Work in 2010

    Out with the old and in with the new! The past decade revolutionized how we do business but there is plenty more to look forward to in 2010. Below is a sneak peak of coming attractions to get excited about. 1. Phone Liberation 2. Cloud Computing 3. The End of Paper 4. The Battle for Local 5. Social Spending 6. Mobile ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Pursue a Healthcare Career with a 4-Year Degree

    Pursue a Healthcare Career with a 4-Year Degree
    You'd like to work in healthcare, but you don't want to spend years in school becoming a physician or dentist? Well, how about exploring your career options if you "only" have a bachelor's degree? There are plenty of opportunities available. Here are just four of the many healthcare careers that require a bachelor's degree, but not necessarily more. Dietitian Dietitians, sometimes ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Mapping America's Eating Habits

    What state spends the most on fast food? Or drinks the most soda? Or eats its vegetables? Check out this fun set of maps from the Daily Yonder that show how our diets differ by state and county. Who knew meat consumption was so concentrated on the coasts? There are more here. Via Ezra Klein. [photo:93824] GOOD is the integrated media ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    6 Ways You Could Be Kidding Yourself In Your Career

    When it comes to your career, do you lie to yourself? The answer is most likely ‘yes.’ In an article I read by Sam Sommers, a professor of psychology at Tufts University, he explains how and why we like to kid ourselves. He explains: “People do this all the time. We bend the facts to fit our self-image, perpetuating a ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Workplace Halloween Costumes to Avoid

    Workplace Halloween Costumes to Avoid
    Dressing like a terrorist this Halloween season is probably not going to get you a promotion. In fact, costumes that are in poor taste might even get you in career hot water if you wear one to an office party or Halloween bash where you might see some of your not-so-close coworkers or managers. And your actions could even get others ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Art of Biting One’s Tongue

    The Art of Biting One’s Tongue
    It’s not about quantity, it’s about quality. If you keep your answers short, and bite that “flapper of a tongue,” you may actually land a job. One of the most critical times to have poise while speaking is during an interview; and talking too much is one of the problems hirers note when asked to list their complaints about interviewees. What ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Network on Campus

    Network on Campus
    There's no better job search or career exploration strategy than networking. But many college students think of networking as attending schmaltzy get-togethers dressed in uncomfortable clothes, giving out business cards with the left hand and shaking hands with the right, and all the while trying to act interested and interesting. However, networking doesn't have to turn your stomach. In fact, as ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    8 Tips for Better Email Cover Letters

    8 Tips for Better Email Cover Letters
    As the saying goes, you don't get a second chance to make a first impression. If you're doing a job search or resume submission via email, the first impression any employer will have is from your cover letter. Some tips for creating successful email cover letters are the same as for paper cover letters: Be professional, with correct spelling and grammar, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Gift Ideas for Your Unemployed Friends

    Gift Ideas for Your Unemployed Friends
    With the national unemployment rate above 10 percent and Kentucky's even higher, it's a fair bet that most people this holiday season know someone struggling to find a job in our slowly recovering economy. Rather than a manufactured trinket, here are eight gift ideas you the employed person can give that might help the unemployed land the biggest gift of all: ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    5 Interview Types and How to Ace Them

    All interviews were not created equal. Depending on the role, the industry and the ruthlessness of your potential employer, you may encounter one – or a combination – of the common interview types. Each one is unique, and demands a tailored approach to its preparation. Lucky for you, we've identified the five most common interview methods. We'll give you the ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    6 Bathroom Etiquette Tips for the Office

    6 Bathroom Etiquette Tips for the Office
    You spend eight-plus hours at work every day, so you can assume that that nature will call at least once during your day. Besides your desk, the office bathroom is where you might spend the most time during the workday. Since you spend so much of your day there, the office bathroom should be a comfortable, approachable place. Make sure you ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Ace the Career Fair

    With so many potential employers in one spot, you definitely want to make a good impression, right? So when thinking about your approach to an upcoming career fair, it may help to start by putting yourself in the shoes of the campus recruiter. In other words… •You are meeting a lot of students in one day. (A lot of students!) ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    6 Principles for Reaching Your Ultimate Career Potential (Part 2)

    6 Principles for Reaching Your Ultimate Career Potential (Part 2)
    The following article is a continuation of the previous article written on the first three of the six principles to reaching your ultimate career potential. The Bridge Model is a nonlinear model designed to provide you with key concepts required to reach your ultimate career success. Regardless of what type of career growth you are looking for, these principles are the ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +2
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    Fight Fraud as a Forensic Accountant

    Fight Fraud as a Forensic Accountant
    An employee embezzles millions of dollars from his company, but he doesn't know his firm is on to him. To combat his schemes, the company brings in a forensic accountant, a professional with a combination of financial expertise and investigative prowess, to determine exactly what's going on. Eventually, the forensic accountant uncovers the fraud, gathers evidence and turns it over to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Career Profile: Sales & Marketing Manager

    Career Profile: Sales & Marketing Manager
    Job Description Sales managers direct the firm’s sales program. They assign sales territories, set goals, and establish training programs for the sales representatives. Sales managers advise reps on ways to improve their performance. In large, multi-product firms, they oversee regional and local sales managers and their staffs. They analyze sales statistics gathered by their staffs to determine sales potential and inventory ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Overcoming Time Management Obstacles

    Overcoming Time Management Obstacles
    I hate to admit this, but I’m a bit overextended. I know, I know. I wrote an entire workbook on Time Management and yet sometimes, I still have trouble with it myself. I think it’s just one of those things that can never be entirely mastered. We all go through phases where we feel mentally and physically overwhelmed. At that point, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Try This 4-Year Career Checklist

    Try This 4-Year Career Checklist
    Feeling confused and overwhelmed when thinking about your future career? Fortunately, there's a strategy you can use to make the whole process a little easier: Pursue specific career goals each year you're in school. Use the following checklist to make better sense of the career-development process and move through it more easily. Freshman Year: Know Thyself Get to know yourself first. ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +9
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1