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    Jumpstart Your Career with JobSTART 101

    Jumpstart Your Career with JobSTART 101
    On November 1, Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of the leading U.S. companies, and
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Combat Job Search Rejection with Resilience

    Combat Job Search Rejection with Resilience
    Resilience. Stick-to-itiveness. Takes a lickin’, keeps on tickin’. Just a few thoughts that stay top of mind as I ride the ups and downs of the quest for a new job. Admittedly, it takes a pretty tough coating on your ego to handle the repeated rejections. Not all rejections are an outright, “No, we are not offering you the position.” Rather, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5,000 Reasons ($$$) to Share Your Success with Monster [Video]

    We all know sharing secrets to success to job search success is the right thing to do. With millions of Americans out of work, each of us can do our part to help people learn what it takes to get hired by sharing our own job search success stories. Good News! Sharing your story just got even more rewarding! Monster.com is ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    What to Avoid When Designing and Writing a Cover Letter

    What to Avoid When Designing and Writing a Cover Letter
    Sometimes, fixing the little things can offer the most benefit. Anyone writing a letter to a hiring rep should follow some golden rules before hitting start on the fax machine, licking that envelope shut, or hitting send to that e-mail. Treat your letter like any piece of business correspondence. It should have a professional appearance, a professional tone, and possess accurate ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Administrative Services Managers

    Administrative Services Managers
    Significant Points * Applicants will face keen competition for the limited number of top-level management jobs, but competition should be less severe for lower-level management jobs; demand should be strong for facility managers. * Administrative services managers work throughout private industry and government and have a wide range of responsibilities, experience, earnings, and education. * Like other managers, administrative services managers ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Parents Think They Wasted Money on College Education

    Parents Think They Wasted Money on College Education
    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 graduated from college six years ago. Since then, I’ve had seven jobs in three industries. My family is disgusted with me. My parents think they wasted their money on my college education. I have ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Why Your Next Job Might Come via LinkedIn

    Why Your Next Job Might Come via LinkedIn
    As you might expect, I speak with many senior executives and other job hunters on a regular basis. As we review their job search techniques and situation, the common refrain I hear is they’ve set up a LinkedIn profile, but then failed to do anything else with it. In many cases, I find executives are only peripherally aware using LinkedIn can help ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Monster iPhone App: Find Jobs with Your iPhone

    Monster iPhone App: Find Jobs with Your iPhone
    Thanks to Monster's new app for the iPhone and iPod touch, your job search can be right in the palm of your hands at all times. Monster designed the app to be the perfect complement to its website experience, giving you access to the Monster account you've already created online--including your resumes, your favorite job searches, your apply history, and so ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    A Chilling Trend Job Seekers Absolutely Need to Know

    A Chilling Trend Job Seekers Absolutely Need to Know
    The past weekend, I attended a gathering of career thought leaders in Seattle, WA, and found this to be an incredibly insightful experience. Usually, résumé writers and career coaches are so busy with clients that we don’t often have the opportunity to sit down and discuss observations, as well as up-and-coming trends on the horizon. We talked long and hard about ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Is Your Resume Summary Boring Employers?

    Is Your Resume Summary Boring Employers?
    Have you struggled with putting your brand into your resume, writing a profile paragraph that looks great, but is failing to get the attention you deserve? If you’ve spent considerable time (or money) on a lackluster resume that serves up the same information as everyone else’s, it might be time to rewrite your introductory summary to get better results. You’re boring ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    7 Tips to Help Young Professionals Fit In

    7 Tips to Help Young Professionals Fit In
    Ah, youth! I remember my own youth, back before the invention of electricity. As fun as youth is, however, there are some things the old bulls have to teach when it comes to looking for a job. Here are a few of them. 1. Dress well. Even if the company is “business casual” or (heaven help us) “business grubby,” you can’t ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Has Your Network ABANDONED You? 10 Tips to Win them Back

    Has Your Network ABANDONED You? 10 Tips to Win them Back
    Running out of ideas on how to stimulate your network? Are your one time ‘good contacts’ harder to reach today? Let me be blunter: Has your network abandoned you? How often you can use your network contacts and for how long, is entirely up to you. If you leave that up to them and it becomes “work” for them, expect contact ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Featured Career: Paramedic

    Featured Career: Paramedic
    Job Description Paramedics are first responders who provide advanced life support for medical and trauma emergencies throughout a first response area, usually as part of an emergency medical service or fire and rescue department. Paramedics possess advanced certifications above and beyond what a basic EMT would possess. Median Annual Salary $35,210 Education Requirements The most advanced level of training for this ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Your Parents’ Career Path vs. Yours – How Things Have Changed

    Your Parents’ Career Path vs. Yours – How Things Have Changed
    Like much of the country (I hope), I watched the President’s State of the Union address the other night. One idea in his speech that caught my attention was his remarks about how the employment world is not the same employment world our parents were apart of. The President continued saying we need to look at the bright side of a ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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
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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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    How to Refer a Friend for a Job

    How to Refer a Friend for a Job
    Finding a job is no easy task. Thankfully you’re employed, but it’s hard to watch your buddy network, scour job boards, send updated resumes, and… still not get a single call back. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could nudge her through the door at your company with a glowing reference? Definitely! But beware, oh gracious pal. Putting in a good ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1