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    Beat Out More Experienced Competition

    Beat Out More Experienced Competition
    It's tough enough landing an entry-level job when you're competing against your peers, but what do you do when more-experienced workers are after the same job you are? This predicament is a common one for new grads and workers these days, due in great part to a lagging economy that has led to significant layoffs. In one MonsterTRAK poll, 90 percent ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +22
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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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    Avoidable Interview Mistakes

    Avoidable Interview Mistakes
    We’re not going to sugarcoat it: interviews can be tough. You’re a bundle of nerves and you really want that position. You don’t want to mess up or say the wrong thing. You think you’re doing everything to prepare but what if you’re making one huge mistake that’s ruining everything? After all, everyone wants to walk away from the interview with ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    President Obama’s American Jobs Act: What Does It Mean for You?

    President Obama’s American Jobs Act: What Does It Mean for You?
    If you’ve been tuning into the news for the past few months, you’ll notice that the unemployment rate has been steadily decreasing several tenths of a percentage point from month to month. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, that number had dropped to 8.3% in February. [gate] Good news for the economy, and good news for job seekers across ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +11
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    The Hottest International Internships

    The Hottest International Internships
    If you're a college student or recent graduate and have done some preliminary research on entry-level positions overseas, you know they aren't easy to come by. Because of the costs and immigration issues, companies aren't likely to send just any entry-level lackey out into the world. But if you're not the type to let what's deemed unlikely keep you from exciting ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 about 2 years ago | Rated: +31
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    Common Job Interview Questions for Returning College Students

    Common Job Interview Questions for Returning College Students
    The resume and cover letter were perfect. You look great on paper and you might just be perfect for the job. Time for the next step: The interview. Odds are good that your interviewer will ask you about your experiences as a returning student. Knowing what to expect and planning your answers can help you make a winning impression. Start by ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Top Ten Tips for Career Planning

    Top Ten Tips for Career Planning
    Take a variety of different classes. Don't pigeonhole yourself into one tight line of study. Branch out and take a good look around to see what interests you. Complete a few self-assessment tests. Self-assessment tests can tell you a lot about yourself and may help you match your skills and interests with possible careers. Develop a career inventory. What kind of ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Try This Four-Year Career Checklist

    Try This Four-Year Career Checklist
    What makes you tick? What major will fit you best? How will you find a good career? And how can you keep from going crazy trying to sort through this swirl of career-related questions? Many college students feel confused and overwhelmed by all of the career decisions they must make. Fortunately, there's a strategy you can use to make the whole ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Find Work Outside Your Major

    Find Work Outside Your Major
    An accounting graduate gets a job as a passport specialist with the federal government. A music major and an art history major both find their niche in public relations. A sociology grad ends up working for a major nonprofit organization as a speakers' bureau coordinator. They're all true stories and proof positive that you can land a job in a field ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Q&A: Applying for Jobs

    Q&A: Applying for Jobs
    When I am responding to a job posting and a contact name is not given, is it OK to address the letter "To Whom It May Concern"? Or is there a better way to handle this? Answer: "To Whom it May Concern" is a bit outdated, as is "Dear Sir/Madam." You might want to go with "Dear Hiring Manager" when you ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +31
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    Career Profile: Radiation Therapist

    Career Profile: Radiation Therapist
    Medical advances have made radiation therapists among the most sought-after specialists in the field of radiological technology. “Improvements in cancer treatment have enhanced survival rates, so there are more patients requiring therapy,” according to a study by Allied Consulting, a national healthcare staffing firm in Austin. Indeed, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects much faster-than–average job growth for radiation therapists ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +46
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    Paying to Intern

    Paying to Intern
    In this job market, experience is everything. How do you get invaluable job experience? Work an internship, of course. But with more students than internship opportunities, the competition is fierce. Students are forced to adopt a “by any means necessary” attitude in hopes of getting ahead. Most recently, this includes paying to open doors. Let’s be clear: we’re not referring to ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    Internship Interview Tips

    Internship Interview Tips
    No matter where you are in life, interviews are stressful. Whether you’ve been through hundreds or it’s your first interview experience, the preparation process is filled with anxiety. Chances are, if you’re interviewing for an internship opportunity, you haven’t been through that many interviews in your lifetime. But, the more you prepare, the less anxious you’ll feel. Lucky for you, the ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +26
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    Land a Great Internship

    Land a Great Internship
    It's one of the most common and frustrating career dilemmas college students face: "To get a good job after graduation, I need experience. But how do I get experience without having a job in the first place?" One common - and wise - solution: An internship, paid or unpaid, part time or full time. Easy enough. But how do you get ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Warm Up Your Job Search this Summer

    Warm Up Your Job Search this Summer
    If you're just graduating from college and would like to postpone your all-out job search until later this summer, more power to you. But how can you balance a well-deserved break with the solid job-search preparation you'll need to do? Think R and R: rest and research. In other words, do some digging, but keep it low-key. Here are four ways ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Types of Interviews

    Types of Interviews
    An interview is an interview, right? Actually, depending on the size of the company, you could go through many interviews before the decision is made. Ace each one by knowing what to expect. Screening Interview Usually a member of the personnel department or an outside recruiter conducts this interview, which is meant to weed out unqualified candidates. This interview is ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Job Search Tactics that Work

    Job Search Tactics that Work
    You've posted your resume online and even applied for a few positions. You're also scouring the newspaper classifieds like crazy, sending off cover letters and resumes for all the job openings that seem to fit you. Is there anything else you can do to look for a job? Absolutely! In fact, the more diverse your job-hunting strategy, the more effective it's ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +14
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    4 Ways to Gain Job Experience

    4 Ways to Gain Job Experience
    After all of your years of education, graduation day may feel like the first day of the rest of your life. You have plans of being hired for a great new job that pays a great salary and finally being able to afford a place of your own. When you submit your resume, however, it is met with either no response, ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +26
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    Researching a Company's Diversity Policies

    Researching a Company's Diversity Policies
    The interview's set. Now you want to know if the potential employer does more than talk about diversity. Follow these tips to find out if the company has a proven commitment to hiring a wide range of people. Making the Grade Many business and special-interest publications compile regular lists of employers that back up their diversity efforts with proven results. Forbes ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +18
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