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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    How to Balance School and a Full Time Job

    How to Balance School and a Full Time Job
    The alarm goes off at 5:30 am, and you could swear you went to sleep five minutes ago. First a quick shower, followed by the finishing touches on that homework assignment due tonight over coffee and breakfast — if there’s time. Then it’s off to work, a solid eight-plus hours of time where you’re busy with reports, meetings and other assorted ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +11
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +10
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    5 Ways to Make Networking Work for YOU!

    5 Ways to Make Networking Work for YOU!
    Everyone has been telling you to network in your job search, right? What exactly does that mean, though? How does talking to people about the fact you don’t have a job get you a job? Here are five ways to make networking work for you: 1. Mix It Up Don’t, I repeat, don’t go to the same places with the same ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +9
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    10 Ways to Make Yourself Unfireable

    10 Ways to Make Yourself Unfireable
    Maybe you survived the culling. Or maybe your company has managed to avoid a mass layoff. Either way, you're one of the lucky ones. Unlike so many of your friends and family, you won’t have to deal with the unemployment office or cancel your cable -- yet. But instead of sitting smugly at your desk, you should be thinking about what ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +9
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    6 Principles to Guide Your Job Search

    1. The Principle of Reciprocation People tend to say yes if they feel they owe you something. Example: Charities double their response when they include a dozen personalized address labels inside their direct-mail packages. On the Interview: Always enter the interview with the attitude that you're there to help rather than be helped. When sincerely felt and expressed, this automatically creates ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +9
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Try This 4-Year Career Checklist

    Try This 4-Year Career Checklist
    Feeling confused and overwhelmed when thinking about your future career? Fortunately, there's a strategy you can use to make the whole process a little easier: Pursue specific career goals each year you're in school. Use the following checklist to make better sense of the career-development process and move through it more easily. Freshman Year: Know Thyself Get to know yourself first. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +9
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Top 9 CPA Exam Review Programs

    Top 9 CPA Exam Review Programs
    To become a CPA you'll probably need five years of college, an affinity for numbers and some work experience in the field of accounting. You'll also need to pass the four-part CPA Exam, which means you'll have to study. And study. And study. Preparing for the CPA Exam isn't something you do alone, either. It might not seem like the most ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    The Real Deal on Green Jobs for Students and Recent Grads

    The Real Deal on Green Jobs for Students and Recent Grads
    Everyone seems to claim that when they graduated from school, the job market was the worst it’s ever been – kind of like how when they were young, they walked to school 10 miles in the snow uphill both ways. While I’d love to be more reassuring, there’s no point in my skirting the issue – as far as anyone can ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Identify and Avoid These Career Decision-Making Traps

    Identify and Avoid These Career Decision-Making Traps
    Deborah Schneider spent far more time researching the $15,000 car she once bought than she did on a slightly larger purchase -- her $90,000 law degree. "Years later, I realized how common that is," says Schneider, who coauthored Should You Really Be a Lawyer? with Gary Belsky and produces its accompanying Web site. "Each year, many college students spend more time ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer

    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer
    We all know that before bringing you on board, a potential employer will do some vetting. They'll scour the internet searching for digital dirt, or any discrepancies from your resume. They'll try to get a glimpse into your personality. They want to know as much as they can about you. After all, they’re about to let you – an unknown quantity ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Fight Fraud as a Forensic Accountant

    Fight Fraud as a Forensic Accountant
    An employee embezzles millions of dollars from his company, but he doesn't know his firm is on to him. To combat his schemes, the company brings in a forensic accountant, a professional with a combination of financial expertise and investigative prowess, to determine exactly what's going on. Eventually, the forensic accountant uncovers the fraud, gathers evidence and turns it over to ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    5-Step Guide to Becoming an Accountant

    In this era of economic uncertainty, it’s not just about making money. For businesses and individuals alike, minimizing expenses and documenting all business transactions correctly and honestly have become just as important as maximizing revenue. That’s where accountants come in. Despite the “bean counter” stereotype, accountants are invaluable employees who lead clients through the ever-changing worlds of tax and finance. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Top Paying Admin Careers

    Top Paying Admin Careers
    Are you looking for a higher salary? Explore some of the top paying administrative positions in the field. Depending on your level of education, you could enter any number of exciting and fulfilling admin positions. The national median salary for today’s Administrative Assistant is $30,004. Further, Medical Secretaries earn $27,786; Legal Secretaries earn $40,917. By furthering and expanding your education, you ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +6