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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +131
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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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    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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    Health Care Gigs that Lead to Something Bigger

    Health Care Gigs that Lead to Something Bigger
    Healthcare is one industry where good employees are always in demand. With the aging Baby Boom generation expected to stretch the healthcare system to its limit, hospitals and other healthcare employers have a continuing need for workers to fill a variety of entry-level roles, such as dietary aide, admissions representative, administrative assistant, medical records assistant, housekeeper, patient technician, unit clerk and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +95
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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: +70
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    Internships for High School Students

    Internships for High School Students
    Internships are one of the most important ways students gain experience and start to make contacts within their field. College students hold most of the available internships but more opportunities are now available for high school students looking to get valuable work experience. Why intern in high school? The idea of pursuing an internship probably doesn't cross most high school students' ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +68
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    Fastest Growing Science Careers

    Fastest Growing Science Careers
    Students interested in science and engineering careers have a healthy variety of options for a bright future. Science and engineering fields are among the best and fastest-growing in America, according to career-oriented surveys. Salary.com cites among the fastest-growing fields: software engineer, technical writer, medical scientist, physical scientist, engineer, physician/surgeon, landscape architect, biotechnology research scientist, biological scientist, environmental scientist, lab technologist, and ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +64
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    Career Profile: Advertising

    Career Profile: Advertising
    What’s the most important qualification advertising agencies look for in young candidates, whether their interests lean toward the creative professions, account management or media buying? Industry experts say it’s all about having the right instincts (and preferably some training) about how to deliver a crafted message to a targeted audience in the complex universe of advertising media. Here’s a look at ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +57
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    Cool Holiday Part Time Jobs

    Cool Holiday Part Time Jobs
    Working in retail doesn’t necessarily mean that every day is the same. If you’re looking to add some excitement to your retail career or earn some extra cash with an out-of-the-ordinary job, there are plenty of seasonal opportunities that go beyond ringing cash registers and stocking shelves. While all positions are not the same, consider one of the following cool temporary ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +55
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    Career Profile: Paramedic

    Career Profile: Paramedic
    Job Description Paramedics are first responders who provide advanced life support for medical and trauma emergencies throughout a first response area, usually as part of an emergency medical service or fire and rescue department. Paramedics possess advanced certifications above and beyond what a basic EMT would possess. Median Annual Salary $35,210 Education Requirements The most advanced level of training for this ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +52
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    How Can You Become an Engineer?

    How Can You Become an Engineer?
    If you've ever considered a career in engineering, you probably thrive on problem solving. That's good, because one of the first problems you'll need to tackle as you explore this broad field is figuring out what type of engineer you'd like to be. You may be aware of the most common engineering subspecialties, like civil engineering (the design of roads, bridges, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +51
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    College Grads: How Your Resume Should Look

    College Grads: How Your Resume Should Look
    There is perhaps no resume more important than your recent college graduate resume. It’s the resume that’s going to get your foot into the door and your first job. So where should you begin? First, every recent graduate resume should begin with contact information and an objective. An objective states who you are as a professional and which position you hope ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +47
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    Career Profile: High School Teacher

    Career Profile: High School Teacher
    Job Description High school or secondary school teachers help students delve more deeply into subjects introduced in middle school. They specialize in a specific subject, such as English, Spanish, mathematics, history, or biology, and also can teach subjects that are career oriented. Vocational education teachers (also referred to as career and technical or career-technology teachers) instruct and train students to work ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +46
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    Dealing with the Quarter-Life Crisis

    Dealing with the Quarter-Life Crisis
    When high school pals Alexandra Robbins, 25, and Abby Wilner, 25, got together over lunch several years ago to catch up on their lives after college, they were both ready to tell some glowing stories about how well they were doing. "At first, we both said we were having a great time," recalls Robbins, an English and American studies double major ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +45
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    A Recent Grad Shares Her Job Search Nightmare

    A Recent Grad Shares Her Job Search Nightmare
    When Ashley Anderson graduated in December 2008 with a BA in marketing, she expected to send out a few resumes before she found a job in her field. But four months, 500 resumes, and countless interviews later, Ashley was happy to land the only job she could-- a customer service position with a computer software company. A far cry from the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +45
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    Healthcare Careers

    Healthcare Careers
    If you're a high school student considering a career in healthcare, congratulations! The healthcare field is full of exciting opportunities for people of all education levels and abilities. Read on for key factors to keep in mind as you weigh the pros and cons of a career in healthcare, as well as snapshots of several healthcare jobs and links to additional ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +44
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    Get a Summer Job from President Obama, Bon Jovi

    Get a Summer Job from President Obama, Bon Jovi
    Have you spent the last few weeks frantically searching for a summer job only to find job openings at your local public pool or shaved ice stand? The problem is a common one for students, especially in this economy, when students are battling experienced adults for temporary or part-time job opportunities. President Obama’s Administration has grown increasingly concerned over this trend, ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +43
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    Career Profile: Executive Assistant

    Career Profile: Executive Assistant
    Executive Assistants are a step up on the job ladder from Administrative Assistants. Like Administrative Assistants, they perform a variety of administrative and clerical duties necessary to run an organization efficiently. Executive Assistants, however, usually support a high ranking executive or will serve multiple managers. They will also aid in more advanced responsibilities, like researching, letter drafting, even marketing and sales ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +42
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    The Top 25 Cities for Recent Graduates' Careers

    The Top 25 Cities for Recent Graduates' Careers
    Now more than ever, it’s important to get the best bang for your buck. And there’s no question about it — when it comes to value, not every U.S. city is created equally. Why chase a great salary if your rent swallows most of it, unemployment is skyrocketing and you spend two hours a day just to get to and from ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +41
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    Internship Cover Letter Sample

    Internship Cover Letter Sample
    An internship cover letter doesn’t function like a typical cover letter. In fact, it has to work a lot harder. Chances are that if you’re applying for an internship, you may be lacking in "real" work experience. But that’s why you need an internship, right? The internship cover letter should focus more on what you want to do, rather than what ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +40
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