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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 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Fight Fraud as a Forensic Accountant

    Fight Fraud as a Forensic Accountant
    An employee embezzles millions of dollars from his company, but he doesn't know his firm is on to him. To combat his schemes, the company brings in a forensic accountant, a professional with a combination of financial expertise and investigative prowess, to determine exactly what's going on. Eventually, the forensic accountant uncovers the fraud, gathers evidence and turns it over to ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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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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    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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    6 Principles for Reaching Your Ultimate Career Potential (Part 2)

    6 Principles for Reaching Your Ultimate Career Potential (Part 2)
    The following article is a continuation of the previous article written on the first three of the six principles to reaching your ultimate career potential. The Bridge Model is a nonlinear model designed to provide you with key concepts required to reach your ultimate career success. Regardless of what type of career growth you are looking for, these principles are the ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +2
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    What’s Your 30 Second Resume?

    What’s Your 30 Second Resume?
    Remember the adage about having an “elevator speech” or an “elevator pitch?” Same concept here. In today’s highly interwoven social networks, it’s very possible you will run into people with whom you may want to share your job search plans. Given your interaction is likely to take place on the “fly,” it’s a great idea to have a 30 Second Resume ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How to Spend the First and Last 10 Minutes of the Work Day

    How to Spend the First and Last 10 Minutes of the Work Day
    Make it a habit to spend a little time every day planning your day and wrapping up your day. The First 10-15 Minutes: Set aside at least 10 minutes at the beginning of the day to plan your day: What calls and meetings on my calendar do I need to prepare for? What are the three top things I’d like to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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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    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 7 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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    Cool Holiday Jobs

    Cool Holiday Jobs
    Working in retail doesn't necessarily mean that every day is the same. If you're looking to add some excitement to your retail career or earn some extra cash with an out-of-the-ordinary job, there are plenty of seasonal opportunities that go beyond ringing cash registers and stocking shelves. While all positions are not the same, consider one of the following cool temporary ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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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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    If Your Job Search Isn’t Personal, It’s Not Effective

    If Your Job Search Isn’t Personal, It’s Not Effective
    ‘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. & Dale: I am a 28-year-old college grad (sociology) who served briefly as a military translator and now can’t find a “real job.” (I’ve been working in restaurants.) I am writing this nearly in tears over the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Turn Your Internship into a Job

    Turn Your Internship into a Job
    As the end of July approaches, you’re probably half way through your summer internship. Whether or not you got a coveted gig at City Hall, it’s time to take stock of your progress and learning and think about what you’ve gotten out of the experience to date and how to make the internship meet your expectations if its not doing so ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Safely Dump Your Tech Trash

    How to Safely Dump Your Tech Trash
    During the holidays this year, many lucky folks will be treated to new iPods, computers, televisions, cameras, and electronic gadgets and gewgaws. But all that consumer buying power and technical innovation has led to an unimagined side effect: millions of tons of electronic waste generated by our constant need for newer, better, and upgraded gear. The EPA reports that two million ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Turn Your Passion Into an Advertising Career!

    Turn Your Passion Into an Advertising Career!
    What's the most important qualification advertising agencies look for in young candidates, whether their interests lean toward the creative professions, account management or media buying? Industry experts say it's all about having the right instincts (and preferably some training) about how to deliver a crafted message to a targeted audience in the complex universe of advertising media. Here's a look at ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +1