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    Why Chocolate Does a Body Good

    Why Chocolate Does a Body Good
    “Here’s to feeling good all the time,” declares Kramer in one of my favorite episodes of Seinfeld. He’s smoking and drinking when he says it, but for those of us on a more positive health path, there are plenty of other ways to do just that (or at least get close). Consider endorphins, the chemicals that transmit information from one cell ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Why Campus Career Centers Struggle

    Why Campus Career Centers Struggle
    It doesn’t take much looking around online to see colleges and their career centers are taking some heat right now. Just last week, marketing guru and thought-leader, Seth Godin, wrote this intense blog post about the ‘coming melt-down of higher education.’ Not to mention, there are some sobering job search statistics students (and their tuition-paying parents) are only now coming to ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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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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    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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +39
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Easy Ways to Plan for Career Success

    When we are young people ask us, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a common enough question. Our parents, grandparents, teachers, and friends all serve to influence our decisions. Sometimes circumstances force us to choose a particular path. How may times have you heard someone say, “Well I wanted to be a dentist, dancer, actor, ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Blaze a Creative Path to Advertising Management

    Blaze a Creative Path to Advertising Management
    This article first appeared on Monster Many graphic designers and ad copywriters have great expectations for their creative careers: To produce award-winning creative for their in-house advertising department or for their agency's most prestigious clients. But other creatives have another ambition: To rise into advertising management. They may be driven by intellectual curiosity, a desire to lead, or just the potential ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    10 Steps to Becoming an HR Professional

    10 Steps to Becoming an HR Professional
    Considering HR? Your timing is great. Human resources is transforming itself. Once widely viewed as mere tacticians, paper pushers, or in-office enforcers, today’s HR professionals are increasingly seen as integral to their companies’ business success. This growing strategic role means HR now has a place at the table where real business decisions are made, and that offers unprecedented opportunities for those ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Live Your Dreams: Volunteering Abroad

    Live Your Dreams: Volunteering Abroad
    Ever had dreams of leaving it all behind to volunteer your skills in another country? More importantly, have you thought of all the lives you could improve with your many skills? Whether you’re clearing debris from a storm or volunteering in a medical clinic, the actions that you take while volunteering can make a big difference. So why not explore it? ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Turn Your Passion Into an Advertising Career!

    Turn Your Passion Into an Advertising Career!
    What's the most important qualification advertising agencies look for in young candidates, whether their interests lean toward the creative professions, account management or media buying? Industry experts say it's all about having the right instincts (and preferably some training) about how to deliver a crafted message to a targeted audience in the complex universe of advertising media. Here's a look at ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    10 Tricks for Working from Home

    In a century where convenience is the standard form of measurement, telecommuting is growing in popularity. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2005, more than 11 million people worked from home — that's about 8 percent of the U.S. population! And what's not to love about telecommuting? When you can work from the comfort of your home, skip commuter ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Advertising Book Building Tutorials, Videos, Advice and Criticisms

    Building your advertising book can be a long and arduous process. Even more long and arduous? Finding info, tutorials and advice on how to actually build it -- and once it's built, creative criticism as to improve it! That being said, we'd like to make the whole process a little more, well, pleasant! Check out a few helpful videos and ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Answers to the St. Patrick's Day Quiz

    Answers to the St. Patrick's Day Quiz
    MonsterCollege created the Are You Ready For St. Patrick's Day? quiz to help you learn more about the March 17 holiday. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the Are You Ready For St. Patrick's Day? quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Land a Job in Market Research

    Land a Job in Market Research
    No one wants to shoot in the dark. That’s why, when deciding whom to target for their products, senior executives want access to the most informative data available. How do they procure it? By hiring market and marketing researchers. “There’s a huge movement for marketing intelligence,” says Michael Giordano, marketing technology agent at Aquent, a marketing and creative staffing agency in ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

    The Pros and Cons of Working from Home
    By Bradley Richardson, Monster Contributing Writer  Over the past few years, many organizations have begun to allow their staff members to work out of their homes. With recent advances in technology, including the Web, email, intranets, modems, cheaper fax machines and voice mail, some people rarely go into the main office anymore. Working out of your home is a mixed ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +4