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    Launch Your Dream Business

    Launch Your Dream Business
    Know you want to work for yourself but aren’t sure where to start? This is the first post in a two part series on concrete steps you can take to make your entrepreneurial dreams a reality. Brainstorm Ideas Sitting down with a pen and paper – either by yourself or with a creative group of friends or colleagues – is a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Job Search? Better Think Location, Location, Location!

    Job Search? Better Think Location, Location, Location!
    People are often surprised to hear the first step in ‘10 Key Steps to a Successful Job Search‘ is to choose a place to live. It sounds obvious and easy (which is always good for a first step, right?), but honestly, there is no better way to narrow down a career search than defining where you want to live while you ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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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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    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 over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Save Unexpectedly on Your Groceries

    Save Unexpectedly on Your Groceries
    Home-cooked meals and grocery coupon clipping have become the cost-cutting ways of the recession. Still, many of us are still spending money we don't need to at the store. *There are ways to make food shopping a less expensive — but still healthy — trip every time.* You just need to plan ahead, make a list and avoid some common missteps ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    It’s Quality, Not Just Quantity that Gets You Hired

    It’s Quality, Not Just Quantity that Gets You Hired
    Over the last few years, I’ve heard a lot of very intelligent job seekers casually remark they had sent out hundreds of resumes while looking for a job. These people firmly believed job searching was entirely a numbers game, so the more resumes they sent out, the more likely they were to be hired. Unfortunately, these job seekers were flawed in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Career Profile: Travel Agent

    Career Profile: Travel Agent
    Job Description Travel perks attract people to this occupation. Travel agents make arrangements for transportation, accommodations, and tours for their clients. They handle sales for most major cruise lines, and promote resort and travel packages to their clients. Agents who work for tour operators may help develop, arrange, and sell the company’s own package tours and travel services. They may promote ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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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    5 Ways to Keep Your Career Moving Forward

    5 Ways to Keep Your Career Moving Forward
    The adage says, "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush," and its wisdom is applicable to job seekers. It is usually far easier to find another job if you're already employed. But how can you ensure that the worst never happens to you -- that you're never left without a job and possibilities for your next opportunity? ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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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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    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 ...
    Published over 8 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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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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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    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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    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 over 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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Career Profile: Sales Engineers

    Career Profile: Sales Engineers
    Job Description Many products and services, especially those purchased by large companies and institutions, are highly complex. Sales engineers—who also may be called manufacturers’ agents, sales representatives, or technical sales support workers—work with the production, engineering, or research and development departments of their companies, or with independent sales firms, to determine how products and services could be designed or modified to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2