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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 over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Construction Managers Job Profile

    Construction Managers Job Profile
    Significant Points * Construction managers must be available—often 24 hours a day—to deal with delays, bad weather, or emergencies at the jobsite. * Employers prefer jobseekers who combine construction industry work experience with a bachelor’s degree in construction science, construction management, or civil engineering. * Although certification is not required, there is a growing movement toward certification of construction managers. * ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 7 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 almost 8 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 almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Break into Pharmaceutical Sales

    Break into Pharmaceutical Sales
    Job Description Hit the ground running and excel in a profession that’s for self-motivators. “Basically you’re running your own business,” says one rep, who received intense sales and product training and spends his time educating doctors about assessing breast-cancer risk. Besides being self-starters, pharmaceutical reps must be good at following up and deciding where to focus their time and efforts. In ...
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    Career Profile: Dispatcher

    Career Profile: Dispatcher
    Job Description Dispatchers are responsible for handling calls for assistance from the public (often through 911 systems) and dispatching the appropriate type of emergency response units. Dispatchers must be able to obtain enough detail from the situation to properly determine the type, seriousness, and location of the emergency. They operate out of police station or centralized command center and often remain ...
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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. ...
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    Snapshot: Sales Reps, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products

    Snapshot: Sales Reps, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
    Job Description Sales representatives are an important part of manufacturers’ and wholesalers’ success. Regardless of the type of product they sell, sales representatives’ primary duties are to make wholesale and retail buyers and purchasing agents interested in their merchandise and to address any of their clients’ questions and concerns. Sales representatives demonstrate their products and explain how using those products can ...
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    6 Bathroom Etiquette Tips for the Office

    6 Bathroom Etiquette Tips for the Office
    You spend eight-plus hours at work every day, so you can assume that that nature will call at least once during your day. Besides your desk, the office bathroom is where you might spend the most time during the workday. Since you spend so much of your day there, the office bathroom should be a comfortable, approachable place. Make sure you ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    5 Jobs Being Replaced by Robots

    [photo:161719] If the fear of losing your job to the recession hasn’t given you an ulcer, maybe this will…robots. Yes, robots: man’s modern invention that can work harder, better, faster, and stronger — but more importantly, cheaper. So, does that make technology a bad thing? How do we deal with this phenomenon, or for some of us, the ordeal? We’re only ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -2