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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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    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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    Gift Ideas for Your Unemployed Friends

    Gift Ideas for Your Unemployed Friends
    With the national unemployment rate above 10 percent and Kentucky's even higher, it's a fair bet that most people this holiday season know someone struggling to find a job in our slowly recovering economy. Rather than a manufactured trinket, here are eight gift ideas you the employed person can give that might help the unemployed land the biggest gift of all: ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Save Unexpectedly on Your Groceries

    Save Unexpectedly on Your Groceries
    Home-cooked meals and grocery coupon clipping have become the cost-cutting ways of the recession. Still, many of us are still spending money we don't need to at the store. *There are ways to make food shopping a less expensive — but still healthy — trip every time.* You just need to plan ahead, make a list and avoid some common missteps ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Do You Have What It Takes to Work for a Small Business?

    Do You Have What It Takes to Work for a Small Business?
    The Big Picture: Before Wal-Mart, Apple, and Disney were corporate empires, they started out as small businesses driven by passionate people who each had a vision. Small businesses are part of America’s roots. They foster entrepreneurial spirit and pave the way for innovation and creative thinking. The Numbers: Small businesses are technically defined as an independently owned firm with 1-100 employees. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    A Bachelor's in Finance Can Equal a Great Entry-Level Job

    A Bachelor's in Finance Can Equal a Great Entry-Level Job
    Do numbers add up for you? Do dollars make sense? If so, consider investing your undergraduate years in a finance major to prepare for a career in business and financial services. There are dozens of occupations on the finance side of the ledger. Here are a few of the most common possibilities for bachelor's degree holders: Actuary If you've ever wondered ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    The Undergraduate's Guide to the Big Four Accounting Interview

    The Undergraduate's Guide to the Big Four Accounting Interview
    If you're looking to sign on with a Big Four accounting firm after graduation, a solid grade-point average, leadership in extracurriculars and internship experience will all put you in good position. But to land the job, you'll need to nail a competitive, complex interview process. Interviewing at one of the Big Four -- Deloitte & Touche USA, Ernst & Young, KPMG ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Outlook for Jobs Is Improving

    Outlook for Jobs Is Improving
    An economic survey out today provides fresh evidence that a fitful recovery is underway as customer demand grows in the third quarter for the first time in more than a year and the jobs outlook brightens a bit. For the first time since the recession began, the portion of companies planning to add employees in the next six months outnumbered those ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Tipping Etiquette: Don't Look Like a Tightwad in Front of Your Business Associates

    Tipping Etiquette:  Don't Look Like a Tightwad in Front of Your Business Associates
    Whether you're entertaining clients or out with business associates, knowing the proper gratuity for a service or meal is critical. If you are noticeably unsure of yourself, you may come off as unsophisticated, and if you are inaccurate you may come off as a cheapskate. You need to make sure you are comfortable with these simple financial transactions. Here are MonsterCollege's ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Forensic Accountant

    Forensic Accountant
    Job Description Some public accountants specialize in forensic accounting—investigating and interpreting white-collar crimes such as securities fraud and embezzlement, bankruptcies and contract disputes, and other complex and possibly criminal financial transactions, including money laundering by organized criminals. Forensic accountants combine their knowledge of accounting and finance with law and investigative techniques to determine whether an activity is illegal. Many forensic accountants ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Three Steps to a Winning Pharmacist Resume

    Three Steps to a Winning Pharmacist Resume
    As an increasing number of job seekers enter the pharmacy field, competition for the most desirable jobs will heat up. While resume writing is not typically taught in pharmacy programs, it's a skill worth developing. If you follow these three steps, you will be on your way to creating a resume that will maximize your calls for job interviews. Step 1: ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Fight Cancer as a Radiation Therapist

    Fight Cancer as a Radiation Therapist
    Medical advances have made radiation therapists among the most sought-after specialists in the field of radiologic technology. "Improvements in cancer treatment have enhanced survival rates, so there are more patients requiring therapy," according to a study by Allied Consulting, a national healthcare staffing firm in Austin. Indeed, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects much faster-than–average job growth for radiation therapists ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Career Profile: Sales & Marketing Manager

    Career Profile: Sales & Marketing Manager
    Job Description Sales managers direct the firm’s sales program. They assign sales territories, set goals, and establish training programs for the sales representatives. Sales managers advise reps on ways to improve their performance. In large, multi-product firms, they oversee regional and local sales managers and their staffs. They analyze sales statistics gathered by their staffs to determine sales potential and inventory ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Career Profile: Software & IT Sales Rep

    Career Profile: Software & IT Sales Rep
    Job Description Software and IT sales professionals sell specialized high-tech products, such as servers, networking hardware, or enterprise-level software packages. IT and software sales reps work to determine the needs of clients and pitch them hardware and software packages that meet their goals. After the sale, they may continue to serve as a liaison between the client and their company. This ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Career Profile: Biotech Sales Representative

    Career Profile: Biotech Sales Representative
    Job Description Do you like reading up on new science and technology? It’s part of the job as a biotech sales representative, which requires sellers to stay abreast of scientific trends for their business. Biotech companies study biological processes, and offer products which are used to develop more effective medicines, consumer products, and industrial processes. Advances in biotechnology have led to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Career Profile: Insurance Sales Agent

    Career Profile: Insurance Sales Agent
    Job Description Sell life, property, casualty, health, automotive, or other types of insurance. May refer clients to independent brokers, work as independent broker, or be employed by an insurance company. In addition to offering insurance policies, agents increasingly sell mutual funds, annuities, and securities and offer comprehensive financial planning services, including retirement and estate planning. Median Salary $47,790 – $90,100, plus ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Career Profile: Real Estate Agent

    Career Profile: Real Estate Agent
    Job Description Rent, buy, or sell property for clients. Perform duties, such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts. Median Salary $56,240 – $108,360, plus commission. (United States) Education Agents must obtain a license in the States where they sell, and must be high school graduates. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1