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    6 Technology Trends That Will Change How You Work in 2010

    Out with the old and in with the new! The past decade revolutionized how we do business but there is plenty more to look forward to in 2010. Below is a sneak peak of coming attractions to get excited about. 1. Phone Liberation 2. Cloud Computing 3. The End of Paper 4. The Battle for Local 5. Social Spending 6. Mobile ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Workplace Halloween Costumes to Avoid

    Workplace Halloween Costumes to Avoid
    Dressing like a terrorist this Halloween season is probably not going to get you a promotion. In fact, costumes that are in poor taste might even get you in career hot water if you wear one to an office party or Halloween bash where you might see some of your not-so-close coworkers or managers. And your actions could even get others ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Find Your Voice at Work

    How to Find Your Voice at Work
    I know so many amazing professionals who often tell me speaking up at work is a challenge. It’s not they don’t have opinions—they certainly do! And it’s not because they don’t have the smarts—these folks are the best and the brightest. But they still have an incredibly difficult time expressing themselves in the workplace. So today’s post is all about finding ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    What Does Your LinkedIn Headline Say About You?

    What Does Your LinkedIn Headline Say About You?
    Did you realize LinkedIn has a built-in marketing and search engine-friendly capability that is easy to use–and often overlooked? Well, neither do most job hunters. The best 120 characters of keyword optimization you can find for a job search, your LinkedIn Headline (or title) is a major piece of the puzzle that can help recruiters locate your skills. If you’re one of the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Job Seekers: Don’t Put All Your Eggs in the Social Networking Basket

    Job Seekers: Don’t Put All Your Eggs in the Social Networking Basket
    As with many of my blogs, I will begin with a true confession. I’m a Twitter junkie. I enjoy exchanging banter and ideas with industry colleagues around the world. I use Twitter instead of RSS feeds to find interesting articles, blogs and people. I have lists of hundreds of recruiters and career services professionals that I follow daily. I am also ...
    Published over 6 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 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Proof of the Hidden Job Market

    Proof of the Hidden Job Market
    If you are looking for work you, no doubt, have heard of THE HIDDEN JOB MARKET. You may have even heard TOO MUCH of it. I know in working with my clients in Delaware and Maryland, I include the Hidden Job Market in nearly every vocational counseling session. Why? Here is a recent success story that illustrates just WHY THE HIDDEN ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    MonsterCollege to the Rescue: Help Finding a Job Now

    MonsterCollege to the Rescue: Help Finding a Job Now
    It’s never too early to start your job search. Whether you’re graduating in a few weeks, or in May, it won’t hurt to start your search now. The jobless rate amongst American college graduates (with at least bachelor’s degrees) rose to 5.1% in November, up from 4.7% in October, and 4.4% in September, according to the Huffington Post. This is the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    How Would You Spend a Raise or Bonus?

    How Would You Spend a Raise or Bonus?
    When we asked Monster readers what they’d be most likely to splurge on if they got a big salary bump -- a new car, wardrobe or home entertainment technology -- the car topped the list with 51 percent of the votes, followed by the wardrobe with 30 percent and the home entertainment center at 18 percent. But quite a few readers ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    LISTENING Tips for the Interview

    LISTENING Tips for the Interview
    If you thought interviewing was only about answering questions, you've been missing the point. You've also been missing an opportunity to gather valuable information. Listening is one of the most underused skills in a job interview. Most candidates go into an interview thinking about how they will answer the questions, and they forget they are also there to learn about the ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Sure-Fire Ways to End Up with a Career You Hate

    5 Sure-Fire Ways to End Up with a Career You Hate
    I spend a lot of time sharing information on how to love your career. I talk about making thoughtful decisions, establishing a path and actively managing your goals. But, equally important, is avoiding those roads that will lead to inevitable career unhappiness. Sometimes, they’re hard to spot. But I’ve found five that are clear, unmistakable danger zones. Take a look below ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    10 Common Resume Mistakes You Need to Avoid

    10 Common Resume Mistakes You Need to Avoid
    For anyone who is currently adrift in a sea of job applications, trying to read employers’ minds about what they want out of a résumé and cover letter can be like trying to peer into a muddy crystal ball. The truth is, there is no ‘right’ way to write a résumé. You know the drill…you tinker with the résumé after getting ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Why Chocolate Does a Body Good

    Why Chocolate Does a Body Good
    “Here’s to feeling good all the time,” declares Kramer in one of my favorite episodes of Seinfeld. He’s smoking and drinking when he says it, but for those of us on a more positive health path, there are plenty of other ways to do just that (or at least get close). Consider endorphins, the chemicals that transmit information from one cell ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Why Over-Apologizing Is a Bad Thing

    Why Over-Apologizing Is a Bad Thing
    I never realized how much I use the phrase “I’m sorry” in conversation until my friend pointed it out to me. “Why are you sorry?” she asked after I apologized for being indecisive about dinner for the hundredth time. Good question. After all, I hadn’t mistreated her in any way, so what was I sorry about? Since then, I’m more mindful ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Career Profile: PreSchool Teacher

    Career Profile: PreSchool Teacher
    Job Description: Preschool teachers instruct children from infancy to age 5. The term “preschool” refers to instruction in non-public arenas such as licensed preschools, childcare centers, family day care centers, home day care centers, federal programs like Head Start, and full or part-day private child centers/day care centers sponsored by religious bodies. These teachers nurture and care for children who have ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Career Profile: Highschool Teacher

    Career Profile: Highschool Teacher
    Job Description High school or secondary school teachers help students delve more deeply into subjects introduced in middle school. They specialize in a specific subject, such as English, Spanish, mathematics, history, or biology, and also can teach subjects that are career oriented. Vocational education teachers (also referred to as career and technical or career-technology teachers) instruct and train students to work ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Eleven Annoying Facebook Buddies to Defriend

    Eleven Annoying Facebook Buddies to Defriend
    Sure, Facebook is great in a lot of ways. Without it, I’d never know about my high school acquaintances’ getting married and having babies; it keeps me tethered to my friends who live far away and helps me stay in touch with friends who I don’t get to see much anymore. Best of all, it provides me with a forum in ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +4