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    How to Speak HR

    We may be in a recession but that doesn’t mean that companies need to suffer by hiring less than adequate talent. As an HR professional you have the power to highlight what your company offers even when times are tough. However, if you know the tricks used by HR experts you’ll continue to attract the very best. HRPeople has interviewed HR ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Gap Year Programs for College Grads and Working Adults

    Gap Year Programs for College Grads and Working Adults
    With May quickly approaching, you’re probably shrinking back from panic at the idea of graduating and getting a job in the real world. Or maybe you’re reading from your cubicle right now, passing time (slowly) at a job you hate in an industry you’re bored with. First, these feelings are totally normal in either case. Second, if you want to postpone ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Ways to Educate Yourself for Free

    Ways to Educate Yourself for Free
    I've previously written on Fastweb about the importance of borrowing student loan funds wisely. I am also an advocate for students pursing scholarship opportunities that they qualify for in order to offset the cost of a college education. There are, however, other ways that you can gain an education without going into debt. [gate] Do you want to know more about ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Job Outlooks for Master's Degrees

    Job Outlooks for Master's Degrees
    Whether you’ve just completed your Master’s degree and are now entering the competitive job market or you’re still in undergrad considering a Master’s program to enter, the question you face is the same: Which field has the best job outlook? There are a number of fields that are doing well even post-recession, that you might not necessarily think of at first. ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Nice Guys Finish Poor: 5 Personalities that Don’t Get Promoted

    Nice Guys Finish Poor: 5 Personalities that Don’t Get Promoted
    Money is nice. But the business of earning it, according to some researchers, may be just the opposite. A German study conducted by the Institute for Employment Research recently found that “nice” people tend to earn less money than their not-so-nice colleagues. Before you ditch your good manners and start practicing your growl, take a moment to reassess your nice guy/nice ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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    What to Expect When You’re Expecting Your First Job

    What to Expect When You’re Expecting Your First Job
    Do you have unrealistic expectations of your first job? If the answer is yes, you may not even realize it, but you wouldn’t be alone. Nearly one-third of college graduates have unrealistic expectations for their first job, according to a survey by the Creative Group, a national staffing service. Some of the misconceptions revolve around what exactly they’ll be doing and ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    11 Asian American Professional Organizations to Help You Get Ahead

    11 Asian American Professional Organizations to Help You Get Ahead
    In May, we celebrate Asian American heritage month. In that spirit, we’re highlighting some of the top professional organizations for Asian Americans. The organizations can help you land an internship, provide professional mentoring opportunities, help with job placement, some even offer pre-professional summer camps and other programs. And of course, they will help you develop as a professional once you're out ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Moving for a Job? Learn to Love Your New City

    Moving for a Job? Learn to Love Your New City
    So, you’re graduating and about to make a move to a new city for a job. Whether it’s a full time gig or a summer internship you’re gearing up for, getting acclimated to your surroundings is often the key to your success in any given place. Almost everyone goes through an adjustment period when they move to a new town. Hating ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Which College Grads Make the Most Money

    Which College Grads Make the Most Money
    Which College Grads Make the Most Money And Other Career-Related Superlatives A recent article from CNN Money indicates that engineering majors outperform their classmates when it comes to starting salary offers. In fact, engineers of various disciplines claimed 4 of the 5 top spots for average salary offers in 2011. And computer science majors rounded out the group. But life isn’t ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    6 Signs it’s Time to Change Careers

    6 Signs it’s Time to Change Careers
    So, you’ve been thinking it might be time to change careers – you just wish you had a way to know for sure. With 84% of Americans claiming they want a new job in 2011, you are not alone. So, how does one assess if it’s time to find a new career path? We asked over 100 career experts what the ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Want Stronger Results? Try a Networking Resume

    Want Stronger Results? Try a Networking Resume
    Trying to engage high-level decision-makers in your job search? Planning to contact recruiters or network during business meetings? You might find these audiences quickly become overwhelmed with reading your full executive resume—or a multi-page document is simply too much to handle in a busy networking situation. The solution? A Networking Resume — a powerful sound bite that encapsulates your career in ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    4 Tips for Connecting with a New Boss

    4 Tips for Connecting with a New Boss
    Undoubtedly, most of us have gone through some kind of transition with our supervisors. Perhaps the person was recruited away to another company or maybe there was a merger and they got reassigned to another department. Whatever the reason, something important has been lost. When your boss leaves, they take with them that person’s knowledge of your contributions, skills, knowledge, and expertise. And ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Build a Great Working Relationship with Your Boss

    Build a Great Working Relationship with Your Boss
    One of the worst things you can do when you start your new job is to make your supervisor look bad for hiring you. After all, your boss is key to your current on-the-job satisfaction and to your future success in the organization -- and perhaps even beyond. If there ever were a relationship for you to invest in, this is ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +9
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    5 Ways to Keep Your Career Moving Forward

    5 Ways to Keep Your Career Moving Forward
    The adage says, "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush," and its wisdom is applicable to job seekers. It is usually far easier to find another job if you're already employed. But how can you ensure that the worst never happens to you -- that you're never left without a job and possibilities for your next opportunity? ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Reality Check for Younger Generation Workers

    Reality Check for Younger Generation Workers
    The following article lists 9 characteristics of Generation Y in the workplace. “Adulthood” has been getting delayed more and more the last couple of centuries. This is partly due to increasing prosperity, allowing parents to provide longer for their progeny, and partly due to increasing longevity, leaving older workers in the workforce (and alive) longer. Unfortunately, too many “Gen Y” (also ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Can’t Find a Job? Think Outside the Box: Consider the Peace Corps

    Can’t Find a Job? Think Outside the Box: Consider the Peace Corps
    If you haven’t been able to find a job and don’t want to go back to school, there’s another option you may not have considered. One that allows you to travel, pays off your student loans, allows you to help change the world, and looks GREAT on your resume. What is this dream experience you ask? The Peace Corps. The Peace ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +8
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    4 Quick Ways to Improve Your Executive Resume

    4 Quick Ways to Improve Your Executive Resume
    Try this: pick up your resume and scan it for 15 seconds. Now put it down and write down what you can remember. Now ask yourself, “Would I call this person?” If your executive resume does not have a clear value proposition that compels someone to call you, then you need to make some changes. Here are 4 ways to do ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +3