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    5 Job Tips for New Graduates

    5 Job Tips for New Graduates
    I will never forget how lost I felt the summer after my graduation from college, and in the nine years since, I've spoken to countless 20-somethings who feel incredibly pressured to find their true calling immediately and build a successful career in a particular field before their 25th birthdays. A more realistic challenge is to ease yourself slowly into the work ...
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    Job Search Resolutions for 2010

    Job Search Resolutions for 2010
    It's almost a new year and, for those who are unemployed, it may be a time for new job-hunting strategies. I've consulted with South Florida's job market experts to avoid the mistakes of yester-year and get off to a running start in 2010. Get back to basics If you haven't been getting interviews, it may be time to again review your ...
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    Itching to Switch Jobs? Ponder This First

    Itching to Switch Jobs? Ponder This First
    Surveys say workers are itching to change jobs. A word to the wise: Scratch carefully. Hiring isn't going to explode. Employers will continue to be very selective, doing "surgical" hiring to put the exact right talent into the crucial opening. Still, the beginning of a new year is a good time to reflect on the idea of changing jobs, or careers. ...
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    6 Outrageous Hiring Practices

    From the downright crazy, to the just plain fun, hiring practices sure are getting interesting. Some companies turned to virtual reality to recruit new employees, while others weeded out weaklings by raising the stakes – literally. But do some of these new hiring methods cross the line? Are HR departments taking advantage of a sour economy and desperate job seekers? ...
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    5 Skills Everyone Needs Today

    5 Skills Everyone Needs Today
    In order to become an expert, you must first master the basics. If you are looking for a job, it's easy to focus too much on the strength of your experience. But everyone's experience is different. For employers, this means they can't necessarily compare your experience to someone else's. You can call it lazy, but they often turn to skills everyone ...
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    5 Creative Ways to Find Work in a Tough Economy

    Volunteer LEARN MORE: Leverage Volunteer Work on Your Resume! Working for free may seem counter-intuitive; however, volunteering can oftentimes help you get a foot in the door. When a position becomes open, you will be a known and trusted entity versus merely one unknown name in a sea of resumes. NEXT: Telecommute>> [page] 2. Telecommute Just because you can't find work ...
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    5 Creative Ways to Find Work in a Tough Economy

    5 Creative Ways to Find Work in a Tough Economy
    Finding work in the current economic climate can be challenging, whether you are entry-level, or quite experienced in the workforce. It is an absolute must to think outside of the box in order to succeed in a job search. These five creative ways can help almost anyone find work in a tough economy. Get Started!
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    Hooking Up with Recruiters

    Hooking Up with Recruiters
    Q: What is your opinion about recruiters? Is it worth the effort to hook up with several of them? A: When looking for a job I recommended that you reach out to as many sources as possible. A multi-pronged, multi-layered, multimedia approach is best. That, of course, includes recruiters. As you may know, there are different types of recruiters. The two ...
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    The 10 Worst Mistakes Career Changers Can Make

    Changing careers is never easy and the economy is not making it any easier. Half the world thinks you've lost your mind, headhunters say you'll never work again and your relatives contribute the old "I told you so" routine. But for many burned-out, bored or multitalented folks who are sitting on skills they're not getting a chance to use, changing ...
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    Beyond the Paycheck

    Beyond the Paycheck
    When you're negotiating for a new job, there's much more to consider than the size of your paycheck, points out Mary Simon, author of Negotiate Your Job Offer: A Step-by-Step Guide to a Win-Win Situation. Simon suggests each offer has eight different components you need to consider. h4. Total Compensation This includes base salary, medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits. h4. ...
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    Don't Eat Your Way Out of a Job

    Don't Eat Your Way Out of a Job
    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 ...
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    15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!)

    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 catalogs.” 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 ...
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    Cold Call to Hiring Manager May Not Help Job Seeker

    Cold Call to Hiring Manager May Not Help Job Seeker
    You've adhered to the job-seekers' bible by networking with friends, family, the guy seated next to you at the ballgame and anyone capable of providing a connection to get you off unemployment and back on a payroll. The payoff, or at least a smidgen of hope, comes the day a network source comes through with the direct telephone line of a ...
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    5 Job Skills You Can't Do Without

    1. Write Away Matuson and Mullen both stress the need for good writing skills. Mullen notes that writing is important at every stage of employment. "Being able to write well is the only way you're going to get yourself in front of an interviewer," she says. "As you get higher in the food chain, (writing) becomes a discriminator." QUIZ: How Good ...
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    Eight Technology Etiquette Tips for Job-Seekers

    Eight Technology Etiquette Tips for Job-Seekers
    If there's any small solace when starting a job search in this recession, it's the proliferation of digital technology to help you re-enter the working world. Web sites like Indeed.com have multiplied the number of job openings you can track and the professional contacts you can make. E-mail and smart phones make it easier to pitch yourself and set up appointments. ...
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    Five Ways to Increase Your Hireability EQ

    1. Assertiveness Being assertive helps you move the job opportunity forward without offending or frustrating the interviewer. Think of assertiveness as being located halfway between passivity and aggressiveness. QUIZ: How Assertive Are You? For example, suppose you are trying to close on a job offer, but the interviewer is delaying the final decision. You can respond in one of three ways: ...
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    A Step by Step Approach to Getting a Sales Internship

    A Step by Step Approach to Getting a Sales Internship
    Sales - it's one of the most interesting career options known to mankind. It's very dynamic and can be very rewarding in more ways than one - that is, if you are able to master the art. And though it seems to be an inevitable part of our everyday commercial life, not everyone can pursue a career in sales. Claiming that ...
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    Look for Work in Troubled Times

    Look for Work in Troubled Times
    It's hard enough to job hunt in a thriving economy, but now, even the heartiest job seeker may be inclined to roll over and catch a few more z's rather than hit the streets. Don't quit looking before you start. Job hunting requires you to pull out all the stops and take the basics to a new level. You truly have ...
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    7 Tips to Apply for an Internal Job

    7 Tips to Apply for an Internal Job
    Working within a large organization provides many advantages. One of the pros is that internal job opportunities arise from time to time, so employees don't even have to leave the building to advance their careers. But it's easy to trip up when applying for an internal job. Why? One of the main problems is that many employees approach internal job offerings ...
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    Six Tips to Get Past Job Search Rejection

    Six Tips to Get Past Job Search Rejection
    You’ve been sending out resumes like crazy. Maybe you’ve even gotten a few interviews. But at some point, you realize that no news isn’t good news. You’ve been rejected. Dealing with the challenges of searching for a job is never easy, but dealing with rejection doesn’t have to tank your morale. Process Your Emotions It’s only natural to feel angry or ...