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    Cover Letters to Get You Hired

    Cover Letters to Get You Hired
    You might think that if you have a good resume, you don't need a cover letter. Nothing could be further from the truth. Your cover letter supplements your resume. It focuses attention on your achievements and gets a prospective employer interested in you. Cover letters are especially important to new graduates. Through the cover letter, you can persuade an employer ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +103
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    Build the Perfect Resume

    Build the Perfect Resume
    A good resume is vital. It's your calling card to a prospective employer - one that lays out your qualifications and hopefully gets you a job interview. Remember, most employers will spend less than five minutes reviewing your resume. Follow these guidelines to make sure your resume gets you noticed. Be sure to include these basics: Contact information: Full name, phone ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +133
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    10 Cover Letter Don'ts

    10 Cover Letter Don'ts
    Your cover letter is the first thing employers see when they open your materials. Avoid these 10 mistakes, and make your first impression a good and lasting one. Mistake #1: Don't Overuse "I" Your cover letter is not your autobiography. The focus should be on how you meet an employer's needs, not on your life story. Avoid the perception of being ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +115
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    Can’t Find a Job? Think Outside the Box: Consider the Peace Corps

    Can’t Find a Job? Think Outside the Box: Consider the Peace Corps
    If you haven’t been able to find a job and don’t want to go back to school, there’s another option you may not have considered. One that allows you to travel, pays off your student loans, allows you to help change the world, and looks GREAT on your resume. What is this dream experience you ask? The Peace Corps. The Peace ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +31
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    How to Get an Employer's Attention in 20 Seconds

    How to Get an Employer's Attention in 20 Seconds
    I review a lot of resumes, and they often land in my mailbox with the exact same titles: resume.doc or resume.pdf. Can you say boring? Try these alternatives to stand out as an interesting candidate: 1. Your Name Resume.doc — This minimum level of personalization ensures your resume will remain attached to your application. 2. Your Name Resume December 2010.doc — ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +30
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    What to Expect From Your College Career Center

    What to Expect From Your College Career Center
    It doesn't take much digging to find negative comments about college career centers, such as "the career center sucks at my school" or "my career center is worthless," on the Career Planning for College Students message board. These sentiments often reflect a fundamental disconnect between students' expectations and their career-center staff's many limitations. Just what can you reasonably expect from your ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Five Resume Tips for College Students

    Five Resume Tips for College Students
    When you're in college, creating a resume may not seem like a top priority. Indeed, this task doesn't appear on many students’ radar screens until their final semester. How important is it for college students to have a resume? "Vital!" says Lorie Lebert, CEO of career management firm Resumes for Results and contributor to numerous resume books, including Best Resumes for ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +22
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    How Community Organizing Can Pay

    How Community Organizing Can Pay
    For a recent graduate, finding the right career can be daunting. Job markets are in flux and one year can bring many jobs and the next far too few. Fortunately, there is one job sector that never seems to be filled: non-profit groups. Non-profits run the gamut from Amnesty International, the ACLU, to smaller, lesser-known groups which makeup the majority of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +31
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    How to Work the Job Fair

    How to Work the Job Fair
    Posting your resume online should be part of your job search strategy but only one part. Face-to-face interaction is still very important. And there's no better way to see lots of faces from different companies than a job fair. The Perks "Students can get in contact with and talk to many people from their field, give out resumes and practice ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +35
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    Don't Miss Out on Your Dream Job

    Don't Miss Out on Your Dream Job
    Question: How can I make my academic and extracurricular responsibilities look more professional? Answer: Be specific in your accomplishments. Use numbers whenever possible. If you were an employer looking at a college student's resume, which of the following entries would impress you more? "Wrote news releases" "Wrote 25 news releases in a three-week period under daily deadlines" Clearly the second statement ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +31
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    Health Care Resume Tips

    Health Care Resume Tips
    Healthcare has undergone significant changes in the past 20 years, and healthcare organizations are increasingly sensitive to cost control and productivity. Funding sources for both public and private healthcare orgzanizations have cut back reimbursement and allowable expenses. Your resume must reflect an understanding of these changes. It must show evidence of skills, experience, a commitment to quality, and an ability to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Seven First-Time Resume Concerns

    Seven First-Time Resume Concerns
    When you're a college student or recent grad and trying to write a resume, especially your first one, you'll face questions you typically won't find addressed in the current blizzard of resume books. That doesn't mean your questions aren't valid; it simply means the resume experts often overlook them, because they generally target mid-career audiences. Over the last five years as ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +24
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    The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping

    The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping
    Out of everyone in my group of college friends, I was the only one who still had the same job two years after graduation. Everyone else had changed jobs once, twice, even three times. So, I felt somewhat smug—as if I knew something they didn’t. It wasn’t until many years later I understood the positive side of job hopping. It hit ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +18
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +25
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    First Job Dos, Don'ts and Disasters

    First Job Dos, Don'ts and Disasters
    It's your first job and you want to make a good impression. But chances are what passed for appropriate conduct in your dorm room and classroom won't earn you points at work. So cop a professional attitude and use on-the-job etiquette to get ahead. Watch Your Time Start with the most basic rule of business etiquette: Be punctual. Always arrive ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +28
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    Three Steps to a Successful Job Interview

    Three Steps to a Successful Job Interview
    You've made it to the interview stage! But before you step through that door, make sure you know the basic steps of a successful job interview. Preparation Learn about the company and the position. Check their Web site, use online corporate directories such as Hoovers.com or Yahoo Finance, or request information from the company's public relations department. Your school's reference librarian ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +71
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    How to Find a Part-Time Job Today

    How to Find a Part-Time Job Today
    There are tons of ways to find out about part-time jobs that are available in your area. Here are just a few: Word-of-mouth Make connections with other high school students who have part-time jobs. Talk to them about their jobs and find out what types of businesses are hiring students. You can also make connections with adults who could possibly let ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +39
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    Temping Can Be Tempting

    Temping Can Be Tempting
    Facing graduation without a job? Looking to make money during summer break? Want flexible work hours to fit into your class schedule? A temp job might be the answer. A Wide Array of Opportunities According to recent studies, 90 percent of companies now use temporary help. "The opportunities abound in really every area," says Tim Brogan, spokesperson for the American ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Summer Jobs in Hospitality

    Summer Jobs in Hospitality
    Picture yourself working in one of the country's famous national parks this summer. Nature surrounds you, as do hiking trails and whitewater rafting trips through canyons. Or think of what it would be like to work for a ritzy resort on a tranquil, sunny beach. Are these fantasy jobs? Not likely. But they can be a great way to supplement your ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Work in Retail

    Work in Retail
    Take a look at these retail stats: * The national annual staff turnover for retail companies ranges from 60 to more than 200 percent of their payroll. * Selling merchandise is highly seasonal and is readily influenced by weather, tourism and holidays. * The current retail job market is tight. Malls often post job openings for all their store tenants at ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +19
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