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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 over 4 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 over 4 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 almost 3 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 over 4 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 over 4 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 over 4 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 over 4 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 over 4 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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 over 4 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 over 4 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 over 4 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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 over 4 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 over 4 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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Job Search? Better Think Location, Location, Location!

    Job Search? Better Think Location, Location, Location!
    People are often surprised to hear the first step in ‘10 Key Steps to a Successful Job Search‘ is to choose a place to live. It sounds obvious and easy (which is always good for a first step, right?), but honestly, there is no better way to narrow down a career search than defining where you want to live while you ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Is Your Resume Summary Boring Employers?

    Is Your Resume Summary Boring Employers?
    Have you struggled with putting your brand into your resume, writing a profile paragraph that looks great, but is failing to get the attention you deserve? If you’ve spent considerable time (or money) on a lackluster resume that serves up the same information as everyone else’s, it might be time to rewrite your introductory summary to get better results. You’re boring ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    A Chilling Trend Job Seekers Absolutely Need to Know

    A Chilling Trend Job Seekers Absolutely Need to Know
    The past weekend, I attended a gathering of career thought leaders in Seattle, WA, and found this to be an incredibly insightful experience. Usually, résumé writers and career coaches are so busy with clients that we don’t often have the opportunity to sit down and discuss observations, as well as up-and-coming trends on the horizon. We talked long and hard about ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1