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    15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!) From MonsterCollege!

    1. Why do you want to work in this industry? Bad answer: “I love to shop. Even as a kid, I spent hours flipping through catalogues.” Don’t just say you like it. Anyone can do that. Focus instead on your history with that particular industry, and if you can, tell a success story. Good answer: “I've always loved shopping, but my ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Three Steps to a Winning Pharmacist Resume

    Three Steps to a Winning Pharmacist Resume
    As an increasing number of job seekers enter the pharmacy field, competition for the most desirable jobs will heat up. While resume writing is not typically taught in pharmacy programs, it's a skill worth developing. If you follow these three steps, you will be on your way to creating a resume that will maximize your calls for job interviews. Step 1: ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Is A Master's Degree in Your Nursing Future?

    Is A Master's Degree in Your Nursing Future?
    Q: I think graduate school could really help my career, but I don't know where to start. Do you have any recommendations? A: As the need for graduate prepared nurses escalates, many nurses are considering graduate education as an entry into exciting career opportunities. Finding the program that fits you the best and prepares you for the role you wish to ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    2 Reasons Disliking Your Manager Can Hurt Your Career

    2 Reasons Disliking Your Manager Can Hurt Your Career
    Last week, I heard a disturbing conversation between two employees. Their manager stepped out of the room to take a phone call. The dialog went something like this: EMPLOYEE #1: Who does she think she is giving us a motivational speech?! I’ve worked long enough, I don’t need that crap. She’s brand new and has no clue what she is talking ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    10 Things NOT to Wear to Your Work Holiday Party

    What Not to Wear #1: Tacky Holiday Sweaters Why Not? If you're a teacher, wearing holiday sweaters and vests seems to be acceptable. While younger students may get a kick out of seeing you wear Rudolph with a big red pom pom nose front and center, an adult only holiday party calls for more mature attire. Try This Instead Sweaters are ...
    Published over 5 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 4 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 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    What’s NOT Wrong with Your Life?

    What’s NOT Wrong with Your Life?
    At an event I recently attended, the program speaker, who was from ComedySportz, asked the audience to pair up with someone else at their table and ask, “What’s NOT wrong in your life?” Once the partner responded, the questioner was told to repeat the question over and over after each answer was given. This went on for about 30 seconds, and ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Lying on Your Resume: What Are the Consequences?

    Lying on Your Resume: What Are the Consequences?
    When a woman we'll call Mary was offered a high-level student-services position at a prestigious college, she was thrilled to accept. But two years later, Mary was fired despite strong performance reviews and a reputation as a rising star at the college. The reason? She lied on her resume - and got caught. An HR initiative requiring employees to furnish college ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +42
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Top Paying Admin Careers

    Top Paying Admin Careers
    Are you looking for a higher salary? Explore some of the top paying administrative positions in the field. Depending on your level of education, you could enter any number of exciting and fulfilling admin positions. The national median salary for today’s Administrative Assistant is $30,004. Further, Medical Secretaries earn $27,786; Legal Secretaries earn $40,917. By furthering and expanding your education, you ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Gift Ideas for Your Unemployed Friends

    Gift Ideas for Your Unemployed Friends
    With the national unemployment rate above 10 percent and Kentucky's even higher, it's a fair bet that most people this holiday season know someone struggling to find a job in our slowly recovering economy. Rather than a manufactured trinket, here are eight gift ideas you the employed person can give that might help the unemployed land the biggest gift of all: ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    5 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Job Search Results

    5 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Job Search Results
    By now you’ve learned the traditional ways of job searching don’t work anymore. A few years ago you could put your resume up on Monster and CareerBuilder and wait for the phone to ring. Those days are gone. So here are 5 things you can easily do that will quickly improve your job search results. 1. Scan your resume for 15 ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Answers to the St. Patrick's Day Quiz

    Answers to the St. Patrick's Day Quiz
    MonsterCollege created the Are You Ready For St. Patrick's Day? quiz to help you learn more about the March 17 holiday. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the Are You Ready For St. Patrick's Day? quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    11 Smart Money Moves to Make Now

    11 Smart Money Moves to Make Now
    This week as I enter a new decade in my life, I reflected on my twenties in terms of what I did right and where I left room for improvement when it came to money management. I have a few tips for you twenty-somethings. Live like a cheap college student as long as you can. When you graduate from college and ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    10 Steps to Becoming an HR Professional

    10 Steps to Becoming an HR Professional
    Considering HR? Your timing is great. Human resources is transforming itself. Once widely viewed as mere tacticians, paper pushers, or in-office enforcers, today’s HR professionals are increasingly seen as integral to their companies’ business success. This growing strategic role means HR now has a place at the table where real business decisions are made, and that offers unprecedented opportunities for those ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2