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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Featured Career: Travel Nurse

    Featured Career: Travel Nurse
    Travel Nurse Travel nurses are licensed nurses who travel to areas of the country that are most affected by the nursing shortage. Most of these positions fill staff nurse roles in critical care settings. These nurses may work through an agency, registry, or as an independent contractor. Travel nurses must have at least 1-2years of work experience and a valid nursing ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Why Campus Career Centers Struggle

    Why Campus Career Centers Struggle
    It doesn’t take much looking around online to see colleges and their career centers are taking some heat right now. Just last week, marketing guru and thought-leader, Seth Godin, wrote this intense blog post about the ‘coming melt-down of higher education.’ Not to mention, there are some sobering job search statistics students (and their tuition-paying parents) are only now coming to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Six Sizzling Summer Job Search Tips

    Six Sizzling Summer Job Search Tips
    Are you taking a break from the job search and surrendering to the lazy days of summer? The conventional wisdom is that almost everyone is in vacation mode from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Consequently, many postpone job searching until September. Is this a mistake? Could you be missing opportunities if you take the summer off? We asked the career experts ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    10 Tricks for Working from Home

    In a century where convenience is the standard form of measurement, telecommuting is growing in popularity. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2005, more than 11 million people worked from home — that's about 8 percent of the U.S. population! And what's not to love about telecommuting? When you can work from the comfort of your home, skip commuter ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Don't Let Money Lead You Down the Wrong Career Path

    Don't Let Money Lead You Down the Wrong Career Path
    One Monster member writes: "I'm just wondering: What is a good field to go into after college? I'm in my first year of college and have changed my major twice. I want to make at least $90,000 a year and will do just about anything that doesn't involve a lot of math. Could you give me some options?" These words are ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    11 Smart Money Moves to Make Now

    11 Smart Money Moves to Make Now
    This week as I enter a new decade in my life, I reflected on my twenties in terms of what I did right and where I left room for improvement when it came to money management. I have a few tips for you twenty-somethings. Live like a cheap college student as long as you can. When you graduate from college and ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Turn Your Passion Into an Advertising Career!

    Turn Your Passion Into an Advertising Career!
    What's the most important qualification advertising agencies look for in young candidates, whether their interests lean toward the creative professions, account management or media buying? Industry experts say it's all about having the right instincts (and preferably some training) about how to deliver a crafted message to a targeted audience in the complex universe of advertising media. Here's a look at ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Don't Eat Your Way Out of an Entry-Level Job Interview

    Don't Eat Your Way Out of an Entry-Level Job Interview
    The biggest obstacle to getting a new job may be the plate of spaghetti that falls on your lap. Even in these days of shrinking expense accounts, prospective employers often take job candidates out to eat as a step in the interview process. The breakfast/lunch/dinner interview makes sense for employers for several reasons, says Jill Zoromski, senior vice president and director ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    20 Career Lessons from Celebrities

    20 Career Lessons from Celebrities
    Celebrities. We love to hate them. We also love to watch their every move, laugh at their mistakes and scrutinize their decisions. Before they hit it big, even celebrities struggled to land that first entry-level job . That's why, like them or not, their celebrity status means not only have they achieved career success, they’ve also got a heck of a ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Career Testing Can Help Direct the Directionless

    Career Testing Can Help Direct the Directionless
    You feel so lost that you can't imagine how you're going to be able to choose a major. Or you feel so clueless that determining a career path seems next to impossible. Or you feel so iffy about the major or career path you have chosen that the thought of actually pursuing it gives you the willies. In a nutshell, you ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Easy Ways to Plan for Career Success

    When we are young people ask us, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a common enough question. Our parents, grandparents, teachers, and friends all serve to influence our decisions. Sometimes circumstances force us to choose a particular path. How may times have you heard someone say, “Well I wanted to be a dentist, dancer, actor, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Try This Four-Year Career Checklist

    Try This Four-Year Career Checklist
    What makes you tick? What major will fit you best? How will you find a good career? And how can you keep from going crazy trying to sort through this swirl of career-related questions? Many college students feel confused and overwhelmed by all of the career decisions they must make. Fortunately, there's a strategy you can use to make the whole ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Network on Campus

    Network on Campus
    There's no better job search or career exploration strategy than networking. But many college students think of networking as attending schmaltzy get-togethers dressed in uncomfortable clothes, giving out business cards with the left hand and shaking hands with the right, and all the while trying to act interested and interesting. However, networking doesn't have to turn your stomach. In fact, as ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Pursue a Healthcare Career with a 4-Year Degree

    Pursue a Healthcare Career with a 4-Year Degree
    You'd like to work in healthcare, but you don't want to spend years in school becoming a physician or dentist? Well, how about exploring your career options if you "only" have a bachelor's degree? There are plenty of opportunities available. Here are just four of the many healthcare careers that require a bachelor's degree, but not necessarily more. Dietitian Dietitians, sometimes ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Best Cities to Earn More

    Best Cities to Earn More
    Despite the gloomy economy and bleak job outlook, there are scattered cities where wages are rising and the number of jobs is increasing. Washington, DC, and several parts of Texas top the list, but cities as far apart as Anchorage and East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, continued to experience job and wage growth at the end of last year, according to Bureau ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Are There Jobs for English Majors?

    Are There Jobs for English Majors?
    Every year, thousands of English grads prove those who think, "you’ll never get a job with an English degree" wrong, landing diverse jobs in equally diverse fields. Want proof? Read these success stories: Chad Gray, 24 George Washington University, Class of 2007 Union Organizer, UNITEHERE Chad Gray travels across the US and Canada, routinely working with people twice his age as ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    10 Stupidest Fall Fashions

    Wear these styles at your own risk I love fall. The beginning of crisp weather, Halloween, and — finally! — the end of wedding season. But my favorite thing about fall is the return of cool-weather attire. Scarves, coats, and boots — call me conservative (or insecure), but I'll take them over bikinis and sundresses any day. This year, we've ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    What’s NOT Wrong with Your Life?

    What’s NOT Wrong with Your Life?
    At an event I recently attended, the program speaker, who was from ComedySportz, asked the audience to pair up with someone else at their table and ask, “What’s NOT wrong in your life?” Once the partner responded, the questioner was told to repeat the question over and over after each answer was given. This went on for about 30 seconds, and ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4