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    Oops! Common Resume Mistakes

    Oops!  Common Resume Mistakes
    Before you mail, fax or e-mail your resume and cover letter, make sure your materials have that professional polish. Easy Errors DON'T forget to include your contact information: Name, e-mail, address and phone number. DON'T include your interests on your resume, unless they're relevant to the job you're seeking. Also, personal information, such as date of birth, height and weight, ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Q&A: Finding a Job

    Q&A: Finding a Job
    Peter Vogt, MonsterTrak's Career Coach, answers questions about searching for jobs, networking, career fairs, and more. College is rapidly drawing to a close, and all the online job searches I've done haven't gone so well. I'm getting my degree in English, but I want to write. Unfortunately, the only real jobs I've had have been in office administration, and I'm ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Negotiating Job Offer for Beginners

    Negotiating Job Offer for Beginners
    The goal of going through the grueling application and interview processes is to get to the ultimate goal: a job offer. The employment offer comes in and excitement ensues until you suddenly realize that negotiations will soon begin, assuming you intend to accept the offer. If you want to get to a mutually agreed upon contract cordially and quickly, try the ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +15
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    Gap Year Programs for College Grads and Grad Students

    Gap Year Programs for College Grads and Grad Students
    With May quickly approaching, you’re probably shrinking back from panic at the idea of graduating and getting a job in the real world. Or maybe you’re reading from your cubicle right now, passing time (slowly) at a job you hate in an industry you’re bored with. First, these feelings are totally normal in either case. Second, if you want to postpone ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Looking for Seasonal Work? 700,000 Jobs Available Now

    Looking for Seasonal Work? 700,000 Jobs Available Now
    Christmas has come early this year for those of you looking for a job. ABC News reported last night that roughly 700,000 seasonal jobs will be available this year, and some companies are hiring right now. In fact, retailers are hiring more this year than they have in the past five years, according to a survey by Snagajob. ABC News pointed ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Before They Were Prez: Job Tips from Our Founding Fathers

    Presidents were once lowly employees too... Think Presidents have it easy with all of their Cabinet and appointed staff to do things for them? Well, life wasn’t always so sweet. They had to work their way up the career ladder to the White House too! Here are some examples of jobs they had before the Oval Office and tips that ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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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: +20
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    Common Resume Blunders

    Common Resume Blunders
    Make sure your resume is top-notch by avoiding the top 10 resume blunders: 1. Too Focused on Job Duties Your resume should not be a boring listing of job duties and responsibilities. Go beyond showing what was required and demonstrate how you made a difference at each company, providing specific examples. When developing your achievements, ask yourself: * How did you ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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    A Job and a Scholarship

    A Job and a Scholarship
    If you're a student who works part time to save money for college, don't pass up an opportunity for extra cash that might be right under your nose. The place you work could be a source of assistance. Companies both large and small offer scholarship opportunities to their employees. How do I find these scholarships? Ask your supervisor if there are ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Like Numbers? Love Labs? Consider a Math or Science Career

    Like Numbers? Love Labs? Consider a Math or Science Career
    You’ve always been good at math and science, so why not put that talent to good use? Check out these careers. Product marketing engineer National average salary: $79,950 Wendy Logan always liked math and science. So she majored in computer science at Rice University in Houston and got a job at National Instruments in Austin. During college: Even though Logan enjoyed—and ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +27
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    Seasonal Employment Job Tips

    Seasonal Employment Job Tips
    Believe it or not, the holidays are right around the corner. Have you thought about securing seasonal employment? If not, the time is NOW! Most retailers count on the holidays since the season accounts for at least 20 percent of the retail industry's annual sales, National Retail Federation. As a result, most retailers boost hiring practices right before the holidays in ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +32
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    Internship Mistakes that Students Make

    Internship Mistakes that Students Make
    For many, an internship is the first real job experience--don't screw it up. Avoid making these mistakes as you apply and interview for internship opportunities. Not caring. You live in the here and now. It's hard enough to think ahead four months to final exams let alone to a future career. Internships should be regarded as the cornerstone to the job ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +23
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    12 Ideas for Computer Science Graduates

    12 Ideas for Computer Science Graduates
    When J. Scott Johnson, a technology entrepreneur and blogger from Newton Center, Massachusetts, got an email from a forlorn info-tech wannabe, he zipped off 12 tips for post-boom job searching, publishing them on his blog, the FuzzyBlog. Johnson's "12 Recommendations for the New CS Graduate" took off and traveled the globe. Other bloggers reposted them, as have visitors to the Monster ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Interview Preparation for New Grads

    Interview Preparation for New Grads
    The stakes are high during job interviews, especially when you're a college student who is about to compete for your first job — the one that could launch your career. It's no wonder you'll be nervous. But you can minimize your anxiety and put yourself in a position to win the job by preparing for your interviews thoroughly. Here's how: Research ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    The Rewards of Research: Job Prep with a Scholarly Edge

    The Rewards of Research: Job Prep with a Scholarly Edge
    Are you ready for a challenge outside the classroom? Do you want to see how work is really done in your field? It might be time to explore a research position. But you have to plan ahead to make sure the right opportunity comes your way. How can a research position help you? A research position broadens your scope - ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Opt to Co-Op: Cooperative Education

    Opt to Co-Op: Cooperative Education
    Are you looking to get more out of your education? Do you want real world experience to help build your career? Cooperative education, or co-op, can give both your education and your career a boost. How Co-op Works Co-op is an education program that combines your studies with paid work experience in a field related to your major or career ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +52
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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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    Internship Q&A

    Internship Q&A
    I graduated from college six months ago, but I never did an internship because I had no idea what I wanted to do. I now think that I would like to work for a study abroad organization. Is it too late to convince a company to let me intern with them? I inquired several times about internships my senior year ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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