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    Job Seekers: 5 Smart Steps on Twitter

    Job Seekers: 5 Smart Steps on Twitter
    Every job seeker who is using Twitter for job search purposes pretty much just gets on board and hastily creates a Twitter account. However, a few calculated steps will be invaluable in the launching of your Twitter account for an effective job search campaign. Please read the following and see if you can tweak your account today: Choosing Your Twitter Account ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Your Parents’ Career Path vs. Yours – How Things Have Changed

    Your Parents’ Career Path vs. Yours – How Things Have Changed
    Like much of the country (I hope), I watched the President’s State of the Union address the other night. One idea in his speech that caught my attention was his remarks about how the employment world is not the same employment world our parents were apart of. The President continued saying we need to look at the bright side of a ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    What President Obama’s State of the Union Address Means for Jobs in America – Now and in the Future

    What President Obama’s State of the Union Address Means for Jobs in America – Now and in the Future
    After President Obama’s State of the Union Address the other night, it should be clear to you things have changed in America. The realities of the good and bad of it as it relates to employment in general and specifically federal employment follow. There are 7 main points I’ll cover. I’ll start with the worst and work my way to the ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +16
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    6 Bad Habits to Blame on Technology

    6 Bad Habits to Blame on Technology
    Technology pretty much runs our lives these days. From our work life to our home life, we have computers, phones, and gadgets helping us with our daily routine. But is technology taking over and shifting our societal norms? Is too much technology a bad thing? Sometimes we are so used to relying on technology to help us out, we forget how ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    That Annoying Salary Request

    That Annoying Salary Request
    ‘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: Perhaps you can talk me out of being annoyed and/or put off entirely by employment ads that ask for a salary requirement. The company has to have a salary range in mind, so if I’m ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping

    The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping
    Out of everyone in my group of college friends, I was the only one who still had the same job two years after graduation. Everyone else had changed jobs once, twice, even three times. So, I felt somewhat smug—as if I knew something they didn’t. It wasn’t until many years later I understood the positive side of job hopping. It hit ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Has Your Network ABANDONED You? 10 Tips to Win them Back

    Has Your Network ABANDONED You? 10 Tips to Win them Back
    Running out of ideas on how to stimulate your network? Are your one time ‘good contacts’ harder to reach today? Let me be blunter: Has your network abandoned you? How often you can use your network contacts and for how long, is entirely up to you. If you leave that up to them and it becomes “work” for them, expect contact ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Should You Go Back to School? 4 Factors to Consider

    Should You Go Back to School? 4 Factors to Consider
    An article published earlier this month showed more than half of recent graduates from college did not receive a job offer prior to graduation, regardless of their undergraduate major. September 2010 data showed the average length of unemployment was more than eight months. Scary statistics such as these have left many wondering if now is a good time to return to ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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    HR Says: Is this Interview Question Legal?

    HR Says: Is this Interview Question Legal?
    The following is a Q&A segment between one of our readers and CAREEREALISM-Approved Career Expert, Ben Eubanks – a human resources specialist. This article series is called “HR Says.” Question Is it “illegal” for employers to ask a person for the year they graduated from college? Isn’t this asking for a person’s age? Using 22 and the numbers of years since graduating, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Race, Sex and Religion on Your Resume

    Race, Sex and Religion on Your Resume
    You're probably aware that hiring managers cannot ask discriminatory questions during interviews. But this legal protection isn't too useful in preventing discrimination before the interview. If your resume contains personal information unrelated to your job target -- your race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc. -- you might fall victim to discrimination, even if you're qualified for the position. Your resume ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    5 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Job Search Results

    5 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Job Search Results
    By now you’ve learned the traditional ways of job searching don’t work anymore. A few years ago you could put your resume up on Monster and CareerBuilder and wait for the phone to ring. Those days are gone. So here are 5 things you can easily do that will quickly improve your job search results. 1. Scan your resume for 15 ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    10 Common Resume Mistakes You Need to Avoid

    10 Common Resume Mistakes You Need to Avoid
    For anyone who is currently adrift in a sea of job applications, trying to read employers’ minds about what they want out of a résumé and cover letter can be like trying to peer into a muddy crystal ball. The truth is, there is no ‘right’ way to write a résumé. You know the drill…you tinker with the résumé after getting ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Sure-Fire Ways to End Up with a Career You Hate

    5 Sure-Fire Ways to End Up with a Career You Hate
    I spend a lot of time sharing information on how to love your career. I talk about making thoughtful decisions, establishing a path and actively managing your goals. But, equally important, is avoiding those roads that will lead to inevitable career unhappiness. Sometimes, they’re hard to spot. But I’ve found five that are clear, unmistakable danger zones. Take a look below ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    60 Seconds of Networking Advice

    You’ve heard it before, “Network in order to optimize your job search.” How exactly do you go about it? It depends on the way you best build relationships and the industry you are targeting. Is the industry you seek employment in best penetrated online or offline? It is not as difficult as it seems. We are all human and we all want to ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Average Job Search is Taking 8 Months

    The Average Job Search is Taking 8 Months
    ‘JT & Dale Talk Jobs’ is the largest nationally syndicated career advice column in the country and can be found at JTandDale.com. As we begin the new year, we want to take a look back at 2010 and pull together the suggestions our readers told us were most helpful. So, here’s our best advice, along with our wish 2011 will be ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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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
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    7 Tips to Help Young Professionals Fit In

    7 Tips to Help Young Professionals Fit In
    Ah, youth! I remember my own youth, back before the invention of electricity. As fun as youth is, however, there are some things the old bulls have to teach when it comes to looking for a job. Here are a few of them. 1. Dress well. Even if the company is “business casual” or (heaven help us) “business grubby,” you can’t ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    You WILL Get Googled…Are You Afraid?

    You WILL Get Googled…Are You Afraid?
    I like to tell my clients they will be Googled just as surely as it will rain in Portland tonight. The latest survey revealed that 81% of employers WILL Google candidates. Do you know what they will see when they find you? Online reputation management is a critical piece of your job search. There is just no getting around it, no ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Single-Most Important Letter You May Ever Use in a Job Search

    Single-Most Important Letter You May Ever Use in a Job Search
    Clearly, there are many more rejections in a professional job search than there are offers. And there should be. After all, if you are not getting rejections than you are not seeing many opportunities. So, how can you leverage rejection? A top ranking career military officer, who during his time in the Reserves also developed a stellar career as a senior-level ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +6