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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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Monster iPhone App: Find Jobs with Your iPhone

    Monster iPhone App: Find Jobs with Your iPhone
    Thanks to Monster's new app for the iPhone and iPod touch, your job search can be right in the palm of your hands at all times. Monster designed the app to be the perfect complement to its website experience, giving you access to the Monster account you've already created online--including your resumes, your favorite job searches, your apply history, and so ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Cool Holiday Jobs

    Cool Holiday Jobs
    Working in retail doesn't necessarily mean that every day is the same. If you're looking to add some excitement to your retail career or earn some extra cash with an out-of-the-ordinary job, there are plenty of seasonal opportunities that go beyond ringing cash registers and stocking shelves. While all positions are not the same, consider one of the following cool temporary ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Follow Up After an Awkward Interview

    How to Follow Up After an Awkward Interview
    Have you ever left an interview knowing something went awry? It can happen for a variety of reasons: Your gut tells you that this is not where you want to work, you had an uncomfortable exchange with the interviewer, or you forgot the interviewer's name altogether. Here are tips for following up after different awkward interview situations: You Don’t Like the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Ten Signs You Shouldn't Quit (Just Yet)

    Ten Signs You Shouldn't Quit (Just Yet)
    Unsure whether you should keep your job or seek greener pastures? While a shaky economy shouldn't keep you in a job you can't stand, you can watch for these 10 signs that could tell you you're fine right where you are. 1. You're Happy We're not talking mere complacency here, but genuine happiness. If you're happy, you're going to be more ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    MonsterCollege to the Rescue: Help Finding a Job Now

    MonsterCollege to the Rescue: Help Finding a Job Now
    It’s never too early to start your job search. Whether you’re graduating in a few weeks, or in May, it won’t hurt to start your search now. The jobless rate amongst American college graduates (with at least bachelor’s degrees) rose to 5.1% in November, up from 4.7% in October, and 4.4% in September, according to the Huffington Post. This is the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Proof of the Hidden Job Market

    Proof of the Hidden Job Market
    If you are looking for work you, no doubt, have heard of THE HIDDEN JOB MARKET. You may have even heard TOO MUCH of it. I know in working with my clients in Delaware and Maryland, I include the Hidden Job Market in nearly every vocational counseling session. Why? Here is a recent success story that illustrates just WHY THE HIDDEN ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How Do I Explain Being Laid Off?

    How Do I Explain Being Laid Off?
    ‘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 took a job as a sales assistant a few months ago. Yesterday, I was laid off because they are restructuring. Do I note that information on my resume or cover letter? What do I ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Answer the “What Do You Do?” Question

    How to Answer the “What Do You Do?” Question
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, just over 4 million Americans lost their jobs in 2009 alone. For those millions of people, a new reality has emerged that may include stress, financial difficulties, and uncertainty about the future. Many sociologists have written about the long-term psychological effects of prolonged unemployment. One problem often mentioned is the loss of identity experienced ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Phrases Every Interviewer Needs to Hear

    5 Phrases Every Interviewer Needs to Hear
    Everyone’s heard the phrase, “93% of communication is non-verbal.” Which implies our body language, facial expressions, eye contact, voice tone/pace, hand gestures, etc. make up the majority of how we convey what we are thinking and feeling to someone else. I happen to agree with this, HOWEVER… That doesn’t mean we should pay less attention to what we say. The words ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Unpaid Intern: To Be or Not to Be?

    Unpaid Intern: To Be or Not to Be?
    Over coffee recently, I listened as a soon-to-be new graduate lamented the fact there were few job prospects for somebody in her field. She was asking for advice on whether or not to accept an unpaid internship in order to get her foot in the door. To help with her decision, I laid out my personal experience as a soon-to-be graduate. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Tips for Landing a Job During the Holidays [Video]

    5 Tips for Landing a Job During the Holidays [Video]
    Recently, an Excelle community member asked me how to gain holiday employment. (See full question here.) My Response: I’m thrilled to hear you want to target a seasonal job as a way to land full-time employment. There are 5 things you can do: #1 – Showcase the right skills on your resume. Make sure your resume highlights and draws attention to ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    20 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Accepting a New Job

    20 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Accepting a New Job
    Woo-hoo! You got a job offer. Way to go. But before you jump at the opportunity, I recommend taking a few minutes to really evaluate the position and how well it meets your needs. (If you need help figuring out what your needs actually are, be sure to download my FREE mini-workbook “How Nourishing is YOUR Career?“) You see, when searching ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Why Your Next Job Might Come via LinkedIn

    Why Your Next Job Might Come via LinkedIn
    As you might expect, I speak with many senior executives and other job hunters on a regular basis. As we review their job search techniques and situation, the common refrain I hear is they’ve set up a LinkedIn profile, but then failed to do anything else with it. In many cases, I find executives are only peripherally aware using LinkedIn can help ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1

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