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    What is MonsterCollege™?

    What is MonsterCollege™?
    Welcome to MonsterCollege™, chances are you're either a recent college grad or a college student thinking about life after graduation. Either way, you're in the right place. There are many ways to be interactive and learn from this site for jobs and career resources. Use this guide to give you some ideas about clicking around each section of the site. Our ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +48
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    6 Principles to Guide Your Job Search

    1. The Principle of Reciprocation People tend to say yes if they feel they owe you something. Example: Charities double their response when they include a dozen personalized address labels inside their direct-mail packages. On the Interview: Always enter the interview with the attitude that you're there to help rather than be helped. When sincerely felt and expressed, this automatically creates ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +9
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 4 years 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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Turn Your 450 Facebook Friends into 20,000 Job Connections

    Turn Your 450 Facebook Friends into 20,000 Job Connections
    Want to turn your 450 Facebook friends into 20,000 potential job connections? That’s the promise of a new website, Identified.com, which says you can turn your small group of friends into business contacts at 10,000 companies. Here’s how it works: Create an account on Identified and import your Facebook contacts. Identified organizes them by company, showing which of your friends work ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 about 4 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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Can Studying Abroad Boost Your Grades?

    Can Studying Abroad Boost Your Grades?
    The GLOSSARI project, a study of nearly 20,000 students in the The University of Georgia system over the last decade, found that students who participated in study abroad programs did better in school after they returned to their home campuses. According to the study's results, as reported by Inside Higher Ed, study abroad participants' four-year graduation rate was nearly 50 percent ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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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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    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 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Don't Eat Your Way Out of an Entry-Level Job Interview

    Don't Eat Your Way Out of an Entry-Level Job Interview
    The biggest obstacle to getting a new job may be the plate of spaghetti that falls on your lap. Even in these days of shrinking expense accounts, prospective employers often take job candidates out to eat as a step in the interview process. The breakfast/lunch/dinner interview makes sense for employers for several reasons, says Jill Zoromski, senior vice president and director ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +5