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    College Graduates: Top 25 Cities for Finding Your Entry-Level Job

    College Graduates: Top 25 Cities for Finding Your Entry-Level Job
    Now more than ever, it’s important to get the best bang for your buck. And there’s no question about it — when it comes to value, not every U.S. city is created equally. Why chase a great salary if your rent swallows most of it, unemployment is skyrocketing and you spend two hours a day just to get to and from ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +33
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    15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!) From MonsterCollege!

    1. Why do you want to work in this industry? Bad answer: “I love to shop. Even as a kid, I spent hours flipping through catalogues.” Don’t just say you like it. Anyone can do that. Focus instead on your history with that particular industry, and if you can, tell a success story. Good answer: “I've always loved shopping, but my ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Lying on Your Resume: What Are the Consequences?

    Lying on Your Resume: What Are the Consequences?
    When a woman we'll call Mary was offered a high-level student-services position at a prestigious college, she was thrilled to accept. But two years later, Mary was fired despite strong performance reviews and a reputation as a rising star at the college. The reason? She lied on her resume - and got caught. An HR initiative requiring employees to furnish college ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +42
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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 11 months ago | Rated: +11
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    6 Ways to Work Internationally

    The International Job Guide What do you do if you graduate during the worst American economic recession in a generation? Simple: Leave America. Just because your options for employment have been limited by the highly competitive job market doesn’t mean that the world is out of jobs, it just means you need to broaden your horizons. MonsterCollege has compiled a guide ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +35
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    5 Reasons Professional Organizations are Worth Joining

    5 Reasons Professional Organizations are Worth Joining
    There are professional organizations in every field. But are the yearly dues worth it to join? While each and every organization is different, the short answer is most often: yes. Especially if you’re young and just starting out in your career. That’s because many professional organizations offer scholarships for college members, and mentors for those in the interning or entry-level position. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    What is MonsterCollege™?

    What is MonsterCollege™?
    Welcome to MonsterCollege™, chances are you're either a recent college grad or a college student thinking about life after graduation. Either way, you're in the right place. There are many ways to be interactive and learn from this site for jobs and career resources. Use this guide to give you some ideas about clicking around each section of the site. Our ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +48
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    Top 10 Cities for Accountants

    Accountants are everywhere. Big cities, small towns, anywhere business is done there's a need for accountants, auditors, bookkeepers and all other number-crunchers. But let's face it, for the biggest concentration of businesses (and accounting jobs), cities are the places to be. Which cities are the best? That's where we come in. LedgerLink has done the research -- from average salaries ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Top 5 Recession-Proof Industries

    Recession-Proof Industries The rate of job openings and new hires has steadily decreased since 2007, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And unemployment rates are holding fast at 10 percent, which also doesn't bode well. According to the December employment report, 6.1 million people face long-term unemployment. Even though experts are hollering about the impending end ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    7 Stupidest Interview Questions and What They Really Mean

    If you’ve been in the workforce long enough, the same inane questions will continue to creep up in interview after interview. What is your greatest weakness? Where do you see yourself in five years? You know, the small-talk questions that fill up just enough time between the really important questions. But all those meaningless questions actually have a purpose. That’s ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +39
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    7 Awesome Jobs You Don't Know About

    When I was in elementary school, I wanted to be a movie star. The career had it all: Hollywood glamour, traveling, playing lead roles alongside hot actors. What could be better? It seemed like the perfect plan. Until, of course, I realized that a bazillion other little girls wanted to be movie stars too. And that having a few lead ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +16
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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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    Careers By Degrees: Entry-Level Job Prospects Guide College Choices

    Careers By Degrees: Entry-Level Job Prospects Guide College Choices
    Sep. 28--Being a college student can be scary. As students stand face to face with their futures, much time is spent worrying, "Am I making the right decisions? What will become of me?" [widget:becoming_a_community_10_step_guide] With a jobless recovery looming on the horizon, there is a lot of gloom in the halls of higher education. "Students are now beginning to panic," said ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +15
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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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    Interested in Everything? You Can Still Pick a Career

    Interested in Everything? You Can Still Pick a Career
    One day you're interested in philosophy, and the next day you think a career in journalism would be cool. The following day you lean towards a major in finance, and the day after that you swing way back to your fascination with archaeology. Eventually, you'll start the circle all over again, perhaps with four other interests. In short, you like everything ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +11
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    How NOT to Write a Cover Letter

    1. Not Using Standard Business-Letter Format The student's cover letter looked more like a cut-and-paste email than a business letter. It had no recipient information, no return address and no date. The letter screamed unprofessional. What's YOUR Cover Letter IQ? Be sure your cover letter uses a standard business letter format. It should include the date, the recipient's mailing address and ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +20
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +2