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    5 Reasons Every Job Seeker Should Blog

    5 Reasons Every Job Seeker Should Blog
    That’s right, I just used “blog” as a verb, like “google” or “text.” It’s been long enough now that blogging has become an acceptable part of our online experiences. We read blogs, learn something from them, and leave comments almost every day. But there are still so many mistakes people make when they attempt it, if they attempt it. Inconsistent frequency ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    “Entitled” to What – Being Unemployed?

    “Entitled” to What – Being Unemployed?
    Well guys, I hate to be the one to break this to you, but the job market is pretty crappy right now. But before you grab your pitchforks in the wake of a national unemployment rate hovering at (gasp) 10 percent – let me remind you the Bureau of Labor Stats says unemployment for 16-to-24 year olds is at 19 percent. ...
    Published almost 7 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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +9
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +39
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    Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers Job Profiles

    Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers Job Profiles
    Significant Points * Keen competition is expected for these highly coveted jobs. * College graduates with related experience, a high level of creativity, strong communication skills, and computer skills should have the best job opportunities. * High earnings, substantial travel, and long hours, including evenings and weekends, are common. * Because of the importance and high visibility of their jobs, these ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Computer and Information Systems Managers Job Profiles

    Computer and Information Systems Managers Job Profiles
    Significant Points * Employment of computer and information systems managers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2016. * Many managers possess advanced technical knowledge gained from working in a computer occupation. * Job opportunities will be best for applicants with a strong understanding of business and good communication skills. Nature of the Work ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    The Art of Biting One’s Tongue

    The Art of Biting One’s Tongue
    It’s not about quantity, it’s about quality. If you keep your answers short, and bite that “flapper of a tongue,” you may actually land a job. One of the most critical times to have poise while speaking is during an interview; and talking too much is one of the problems hirers note when asked to list their complaints about interviewees. What ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    5 Phrases Every Interviewer Needs to Hear

    5 Phrases Every Interviewer Needs to Hear
    Everyone’s heard the phrase, “93% of communication is non-verbal.” Which implies our body language, facial expressions, eye contact, voice tone/pace, hand gestures, etc. make up the majority of how we convey what we are thinking and feeling to someone else. I happen to agree with this, HOWEVER… That doesn’t mean we should pay less attention to what we say. The words ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Answer the “What Do You Do?” Question

    How to Answer the “What Do You Do?” Question
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, just over 4 million Americans lost their jobs in 2009 alone. For those millions of people, a new reality has emerged that may include stress, financial difficulties, and uncertainty about the future. Many sociologists have written about the long-term psychological effects of prolonged unemployment. One problem often mentioned is the loss of identity experienced ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How Long After Entering the Workforce are Internships Applicable?

    How Long After Entering the Workforce are Internships Applicable?
    ‘JT & Dale Talk Jobs’ is the largest nationally syndicated career advice column in the country and can be found at JTandDale.com. Dear J.T. and Dale: I’ve been out of college for a year and a half and am in my second job. I have four college internships on my resume, with bullets for specific duties under each. I can’t fit ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Average Job Search is Taking 8 Months

    The Average Job Search is Taking 8 Months
    ‘JT & Dale Talk Jobs’ is the largest nationally syndicated career advice column in the country and can be found at JTandDale.com. As we begin the new year, we want to take a look back at 2010 and pull together the suggestions our readers told us were most helpful. So, here’s our best advice, along with our wish 2011 will be ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    10 Career Resolutions for the New Year

    10 Career Resolutions for the New Year
    This story originally ran in Monster's Career Advice Section: Like the old saying, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life," it's never a bad time to start moving your career in a better direction. Here are 10 New Year's resolutions to help. 1. Pay Attention in Class Treat every workday like a school day. Be sure you ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Snapshot: Sales Agents, Financial Services

    Snapshot: Sales Agents, Financial Services
    Job Description Each day, hundreds of billions of dollars change hands on the major United States securities exchanges. This money is used to purchase stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other financial instruments. Securities are bought and sold by large institutional investors, wealthy individuals, mutual funds and pension plans, and the general public. In fact, about half of American households own stock. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Career Profile: Advertising Sales Agents

    Career Profile: Advertising Sales Agents
    Job Description Advertising sales agents—often referred to as account executives or advertising sales representatives—sell or solicit advertising primarily for newspapers and periodicals, television and radio, websites, telephone directories, and direct mail and outdoor advertisers. Because such a large share of revenue for many of these media outlets is generated from advertising, advertising sales agents play an important role in their success. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Step Guide to Finding a Nonprofit Job!

    10 Step Guide to Finding a Nonprofit Job!
    The nonprofit sector is a rapidly growing professional field and becoming a mainstream career option as people look to find meaning in their work. This article will help you to understand what a nonprofit is and the ways to go about looking for a job in the field. Whether you are a seasoned nonprofit veteran or new to the field, these ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Prep for the "Tell Me About Yourself?" Question

    Prep for the "Tell Me About Yourself?" Question
    It's one of the most frequently asked interview questions: Tell me about yourself. Your response to this request will set the tone for the rest of the interview. For some, this is the most challenging question to answer, as they wonder what the interviewer really wants to know and what information they should include. Eleanor dreaded this question. When it was ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Your Work Values Checklist

    [photo:161750] Every day, we make choices -- some without careful consideration. Whether we realize it or not, often our career choice is based on values rather than the work. Values are the beliefs, attitudes and judgments we prize. Are you aware of your values? Do you act on them? Use this checklist to get a better idea of what's important to ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Blaze a Creative Path to Advertising Management

    Blaze a Creative Path to Advertising Management
    This article first appeared on Monster Many graphic designers and ad copywriters have great expectations for their creative careers: To produce award-winning creative for their in-house advertising department or for their agency's most prestigious clients. But other creatives have another ambition: To rise into advertising management. They may be driven by intellectual curiosity, a desire to lead, or just the potential ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Beat Your Quarterlife Crisis

    Welcome to the Quarterlife crisis. In bad news, you are already 25% of your way to 100-years-old. In good news, you are about to have a lot more freedom and money and a lot less homework than you did when you were a little kid. Odds are you haven’t really prepared for this transitional period of your life. Maybe you ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1