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Thinking Beyond the Traditional Resume

It wasn’t long ago that job seekers would sink huge amounts of time and effort into polishing a resume. If they didn’t have the time or energy themselves, or if they didn’t have the verbal skills, they would spend hundreds … Continue reading

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Studies Prove: Networking Increasingly Key to Job-Hunt Success

With reporting by Emily K. Fuller In an increasingly competitive job-market, standing out amongst the masses is key. A stellar resume serves as a great example of your accomplishments and capabilities, of course. All things being equal, the resume can … Continue reading

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Get Paid to Change the World

Wouldn’t it be nice to change the world for the better… and get paid to do it? When looking for work, many folks often consider entering the non-profit sector. Whether it’s a particular mission you are already passionate about or … Continue reading

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Hope for the Long-Term Unemployed

If you’ve been out of work for 6 months or more, and you’ve gotten discouraged by the constant rejections, and have all but given up, take heart: The economy is showing signs of improvement. First, the overall unemployment rate has … Continue reading

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Employment Scammers and How to Spot Them

Times are tough out there. Which means a lot of workers are getting less picky about what they apply for – and many of them have let down their guard to trust someone – only to be disappointed. Increasingly desperate … Continue reading

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Will Smoking Cost You Your Job?

It’s simple economics. It costs employers more to keep a smoker on board than a non-smoker. And ObamaCare doesn’t change that. Indeed, it may make it even easier for employers to calculate what employees who smoke cost them – not … Continue reading

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Study – Veterans Struggling to Transition to Civilian Work Force

Over six out of ten veterans report their post-discharge transition to civilian life as “difficult,” according to the Veterans Employment Challenge Survey. This study, conducted by Prudential Financial, surveyed some 1,845 veterans of all services. According to the survey, 69 … Continue reading

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Unemployment Takes Mental Health Toll

Most people are reasonably resilient. And most of us try to put a positive spin on life. But the fact remains that long-term unemployment is taking a severe mental toll on many Americans. It’s one thing to withstand the short-term … Continue reading

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Military Spouses and the MyCAA Program

You’ve taken the plunge, tied the knot, attached the old ball and chain; whichever way you phrase it, you’ve gotten married. However, your marriage includes one extra member; a branch of the United States armed services. Along with the traditional … Continue reading

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Looking for Work When You Have Small Children

Unemployment and job searching are hard enough. Adding small children to the mix makes things even more stressful. But the problem is getting increasingly common. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the number of children with an unemployed parent doubled … Continue reading

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Job Hunting for Older Workers

A lot gets written about how much harder it is to find gainful employment once you’ve got some gray hairs. And it’s true – it’s probably tougher to get work through the want ads when you’re over age 50 or … Continue reading

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6 Steps on How to Get Your Job Back

For some reason, your new job is not working too well for you, and you are feeling that tinge of regret why you decided to leave your previous one in the first place. Then you start to wonder, “Is there … Continue reading

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Seven Mistakes People Make at Networking Events

Between Caller ID, zealous gatekeepers, no soliciting signs enforced by security guards, and increasing resistance to direct mail and email approaches, the business networking even is one of the last ways a job-seeker, salesman or entrepreneur can reliably reach good … Continue reading

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Job Satisfaction and Emotional Intelligence: Keys to Happier and Longer-staying Employees

Despite the healing of the economic recession two years ago and the growing movement of job hiring at present, there are still hundreds of men and women who decide to leave their respective jobs every day. It’s more than just … Continue reading

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What to Do the Day you Lose Your Job

It’s never a good feeling to be let go, whether it’s for cause or not. But by keeping your head and taking ownership of your situation from the very first moments of joblessness, you can help maintain your support network. … Continue reading

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You are not innovative, motivated, results-oriented, dynamic, a problem solver, entrepreneurial or a team player!

OK so you might be. But if you use these words on your LinkedIn summary, you’ll sound exactly like the 90 million other people on LinkedIn! According to LinkedIn researchers, these are the most common words people use to describe … Continue reading

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Yes, There is Such a Thing as Over-Preparing for Interviews

Most of the information you’ll read on the web about improving your interview skills tells you about how to prepare for an interview – but there is such a thing as over preparation. That can do you damage as well. … Continue reading

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Making Professional Connections: What Should NOT Be Done?

Networking is important especially if you are thinking of expanding your opportunities. You just do not know how others can help you find a new job, set up a business, or recommend you to good clients. The problem is, many … Continue reading

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Holiday Job Hunt: Reasons Why You Should Go for It and How to Do It

Did you know that besides preparing gifts for your loved ones you can also use the holiday season as a good time to look for a job? In fact, there are a number of reasons why you should do your … Continue reading

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The How’s During a Phone Interview

A lot of companies these days use phone interviews. With just a simple phone call, they can save time by eliminating the not-so good candidates. For the applicants, though, this is going to be a make-or-break step. To breeze through … Continue reading

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How to Survive a Grueling Panel Interview

Of all the phases of the hiring process, the scariest would definitely be the panel interview. For one, it seldom happens. Thus, not a lot of people can really teach you what to do or say. Moreover, a panel interview … Continue reading

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How To Use Google Alerts for a Live Job Search

Another excellent article comes from TheUndercoverRecruiter written by Jorgen Sundberg, known professional in social media, personal branding, blogging, online engagement and digital PR. Google Alerts is a fine tool provided free by Google for monitoring your online presence. It is … Continue reading

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How to Use Business Cards to Land a Job

Great things can start in small packages. It can be as petite as your wallet or the pockets in your pants. What I’m talking about are business cards. To many, business cards are meant only for those who are trying … Continue reading

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Andrew Hudson: The Best Job Search Tips Ever… a Comprehensive List

Here’s another great post that comes from AndrewHudsonsJobsBlog. Marketing, communication professional and career expert Andrew Hudson offers this long list of what he considers most effective career advice. Over the past several years, I’ve collected a lot of advice and … Continue reading

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Jobseekers: How to Handle Rejection

According to the 2010 study conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor, there will be, at the very least, 5 to 6 people fighting for one vacant position. This means more than 80% of the applicants will be rejected — … Continue reading

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Job Seeking: To Search or Not To Search Online?

Check the different job ads on newspapers, magazines, posters, radio, and TV. Only a few isn’t it? During the 1990s, these media became the haven of job seekers. However, with the advent of the Internet, job seeking took a 360-degree … Continue reading

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Jobseekers, Beware: How to Prevent Working on Scams

You can blame it on the weak economy and intense competition. The bottom line is, jobs are scarce these days. Thus, jobseekers are forced to be less picky when it comes to employment. The bad news is, some of them … Continue reading

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Internship: The Greatest Bridge to Landing a Good Job

If you are in a dilemma whether to work as an intern or not, do the former. Internships can be time-consuming and sometimes it’s not an easy thing to do. It is usual to hear cases of students working more … Continue reading

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Check the fun career test!

To check what job is best for you and to find out more about your character visit careerpath. Test has 24 questions and it takes about 5-7 minutes to answer all of them so you will get your results pretty … Continue reading

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