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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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    Which Internship is Best for You?

    Which Internship is Best for You?
    There's no such thing as the perfect internship. But you can figure out which one aligns best with your career goals, and then tap your own initiative to turn that internship into an experience that will grab the attention of future employers. Take It or Leave It? How do you judge the potential value of a particular internship, especially when you're ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Go Global: International Internships

    Go Global: International Internships
    How would you like to be an intern in the British parliament? Or teach English in Japan? With an international internship, you'll show employers that you have a knowledge of international business, as well as the ability to work in another culture. Programs That Send You Abroad To find an international internship, start with your school. Colleges and universities sponsor ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +26
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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: +69
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    10 Summer Internships You Can Apply for Now

    10 Summer Internships You Can Apply for Now
    It may be hard to see into the summer months with the freezing cold temperatures, but it’s time to start not only thinking about, but applying, to summer internship programs. However, getting a summer internship this year may be tricky. With unemployment at a stagnant 9%, according to the most recent data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, many ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Format Your Resume

    Format Your Resume
    There is no right way to organize your resume. Different formats create different effects - and a different picture of you! Determine which format (Chronological, Functional or Combination) will put you in the best light. Chronological Resume In the chronological resume, job history is organized sequentially, with the most recent job listed first. Job titles and employers are emphasized and duties ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Resume Tip: Use Numbers

    Resume Tip: Use Numbers
    If you were an employer looking at a 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 carries more weight. Why? Because it uses numbers to quantify the writer's accomplishment, giving it a context that helps the interviewer understand the degree of ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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    The Average Job Search is Taking 8 Months

    The Average Job Search is Taking 8 Months
    ‘JT & Dale Talk Jobs’ is the largest nationally syndicated career advice column in the country and can be found at JTandDale.com. As we begin the new year, we want to take a look back at 2010 and pull together the suggestions our readers told us were most helpful. So, here’s our best advice, along with our wish 2011 will be ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +25
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    Powerful Words for a Winning Resume

    Powerful Words for a Winning Resume
    Whether it be your leadership skills, your ability to work with people or your creative talents, you need to use the right language to convey your credentials. Use active words like these to give your resume a powerful punch: Accelerated Accomplished Achieved Adapted Advised Administered Analyzed Approved Arranged Assembled Budgeted Built Calculated Completed Conceived Conducted Coordinated Created Delegated Delivered Demonstrated ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +29
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    Ten Cover Letter Don'ts

    Ten 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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Research Careers on the Web

    Research Careers on the Web
    Getting a job starts long before you send in your resume or go to an interview. Before you can apply, you have to choose a career. And there are a lot of resources online that can help you identify and explore your interests, learn more about different career paths and get the connections you need. Test Yourself Online self-assessment tests can ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Evaluate a Job Offer

    Evaluate a Job Offer
    You've just been offered your first professional job in the real world. You breathe a sigh of relief: The search is over. Unfortunately, it's not. In many ways, the real work, deciding whether this job is really the one for you, is just about to begin. Looking for a job after college is difficult enough. Deciding on a job offer when ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Negotiate Your Way into a Bigger Paycheck

    Negotiate Your Way into a Bigger Paycheck
    While it's difficult to make definitive statements about what to do and what not to do in every negotiation situation, there are some potential pitfalls to be aware of before entering the negotiation process. Here are five of the most common no-nos. Initiating Negotiations Too Soon Timing is important here. The appropriate time to negotiate is when a formal offer has ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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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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    Health Care Career Myths Debunked

    Health Care Career Myths Debunked
    Whether you're a veteran healthcare worker or just starting out, some long-held myths about the industry can hinder your career—or stop you before you even get started. Learn the truth about these seven common healthcare career myths. Myth 1: The nursing shortage guarantees me the perfect job when I graduate. "While the shortage of nurses is acute across the United States, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +24
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    FICA Who? Understand your "Disappearing" Paycheck

    FICA Who? Understand your "Disappearing" Paycheck
    With a job offer in hand and your first paycheck on the way, you may be daydreaming about how you’ll spend your paycheck—on a new work wardrobe, furniture for a new apartment, maybe a better car. But how much spending money can you really expect from your paycheck? It helps to remember that more than 20 percent of your salary may ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +19
  • +24

    Be Picky with your First Job

    Be Picky with your First Job
    What a relief! Your first job offer. But before you say "yes," think about whether it's the right job for you. Start by asking your prospective employer for some time before you make your decision. Anywhere from a few days to a week is acceptable. Take that time to figure out what's most important to you and weigh the job ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +24
  • +21

    Employee Benefits 101

    Employee Benefits 101
    Would you ever want to give up a healthy chunk of your salary? In effect, that's what you'll be doing if you disregard the various employee benefits you'll have access to in your first job. Many new college graduates simply don't understand their employers' benefits programs or their significance in real-dollar terms. "They underestimate the value of their benefits and don't ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +21
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