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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Race, Sex and Religion on Your Resume

    Race, Sex and Religion on Your Resume
    You’re probably aware that hiring managers cannot ask discriminatory questions during interviews. But this legal protection isn’t too useful in preventing discrimination before the interview. If your resume contains personal information unrelated to your job target — your race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc. — you might fall victim to discrimination, even if you’re qualified for the position. Your resume ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Not Your Usual Desk Job

    Not Your Usual Desk Job
    After graduating from the University of Iowa, Andy Sternberg decided that he wasn't ready to have a conventional nine-to-five job. Instead he looked for alternatives that would support him financially while allowing him to work in a creative environment. He currently works as a TESL (Teach English as a Second Language) instructor in Spain. "I've selected jobs outside of the full-time ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Ten Steps to a Tech Career

    Ten Steps to a Tech Career
    "Where do I start?" That's an obvious question when you're considering a technology career. Should you get a technical certification? Learn a programming language? You'll hear a seemingly endless variety of answers, largely because the technology field is so vast, with numerous career paths ranging from database administrator to network engineer. For those just starting to consider a technology career, it's ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    You WILL Get Googled...Are You Afraid?

    You WILL Get Googled...Are You Afraid?
    I like to tell my clients they will be Googled just as surely as it will rain in Portland tonight. The latest survey revealed that 81% of employers WILL Google candidates. Do you know what they will see when they find you? Online reputation management is a critical piece of your job search. There is just no getting around it, no ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    The Best (and Worst) Summer Jobs

    The Best (and Worst) Summer Jobs
    What is the best summer job? Before you collect an armful of applications from burger joints and clothing stores, try rephrasing the question -- what's the best summer job for you? Ask Yourself: If you foresee yourself logging a lot of hours over the summer, it makes sense to do it in an environment you enjoy. Ask yourself some of these ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Make Smarter Counteroffers

    Make Smarter Counteroffers
    In every negotiation, the time comes when the other side puts an offer on the table. At that point, the ball is in your court. Unless you want to accept that offer or walk away from the table, you have to put forth a counteroffer. You will hear all kinds of advice for doing this, and much of that advice is ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Don't Let Money Lead

    Don't Let Money Lead
    One MonsterTRAK member writes: "I'm just wondering: What is a good field to go into after college? I'm in my first year of college and have changed my major twice. I want to make at least $90,000 a year and will do just about anything that doesn't involve a lot of math. Could you give me some options?" These words are ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    The Informational Interview

    The Informational Interview
    As a future job seeker, from time to time it’s helpful to get advice and feedback rather than acceptance or rejection. How? The informational interview, of course! During an informational interview, you’re able to ask for career, industry and job search advice from a given professional within the field. Such interviews will be useful throughout your career and can even help ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Work at a Top Hospital

    Work at a Top Hospital
    If you've got a serious medical problem, the US News & World Report's rankings of top hospitals can point you to the best facilities for treating cancer, heart conditions or just about any other ailment. But what if you're a nurse or allied healthcare worker, or you're considering a career in healthcare? What's different about working at a top hospital? And ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Make the Most of the Monster Network. It's Not Just a Job Search Engine.

    Make the Most of the Monster Network.  It's Not Just a Job Search Engine.
    Monster Monster.com - Job search career advice, and networking Hiring.Monster.com - Post jobs and search resumes on Monster.com Jobs.com - Global job search FlipDog.com - Job search and employment opportunitiesUSAJobs.com - The federal government's official job siteQuickHire.com - Monster government solutions MonsterWorldwide.com - Monster corporate websiteMonsterhires.com - Job opportunities at MonsterTMP.com - Recruitment advertising and yellow page advertising agency Campus FastWeb.com ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Internship and Mentoring Programs for African-American Students

    Internship and Mentoring Programs for African-American Students
    Internships and mentor programs are some of the best ways to get hands-on work experience while you are still in college. They provide valuable opportunities to build up your resume and gain marketable skills while networking with professionals in your field. Below are just some of the many programs geared to minority students: INROADSINROADS places talented minority youth in business and ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Stepping Stones in Health Care

    Stepping Stones in Health Care
    You don't need a four-year college degree to qualify for some of the fastest-growing jobs in healthcare. Many occupations on healthcare employers' most-wanted lists require two or fewer years of education and can serve as springboards to higher positions. “There are a number of allied health professions that have career ladders attached to them,” says Debra Stock, the American Hospital Association's ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Pursue a Healthcare Career with a Four Year Degree

    Pursue a Healthcare Career with a Four Year Degree
    You'd like to work in healthcare, but you don't want to spend years in school becoming a physician or dentist? Well, how about exploring your career options if you "only" have a bachelor's degree? There are plenty of opportunities available. Here are just four of the many healthcare careers that require a bachelor's degree, but not necessarily more. Dietitian Dietitians, sometimes ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Where to Find Obama’s Stimulus Plan Jobs

    Where to Find Obama’s Stimulus Plan Jobs
    Just graduated college and can’t find a job? You’re not alone. You’ve probably heard about all the money President Obama has dumped into the economy, but chances are you haven’t seen it first hand. So, where are all the jobs? President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka the Stimulus Plan) is expected to save or create 3.5 million jobs over ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Using Twitter in Your Job Search

    Using Twitter in Your Job Search
    Can Twitter actually help in your job search? Apparently, using social media can be an effective tool in making the hunt a little more manageable. By utilizing the simple tips below, you can position yourself into becoming a social networking super sleuth, detecting jobs tweet after tweet. [gate] Tip 1: Brand Yourself Whether it’s your name, a description of your capabilities ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Why your Degree Won't Guarantee a Job

    Why your Degree Won't Guarantee a Job
    Let's pretend you're a senior biology major, but the only reason you chose biology in the first place is because you liked going to zoos and didn't really know what else to major in. Now as graduation approaches, you wish you could go back and major in communications and become a writer instead. Changing your major now isn't a realistic option. ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Looking for a Job (And Preparing for the Worst)

    Looking for a Job (And Preparing for the Worst)
    I’m a good person. I’m nice to children and old ladies; I don’t kick dogs or cats. I try to eat right and exercise. I always use the correct amount of postage. I don’t pay taxes, but if I did, I’d pay them on time. No, ahead of time! All of this serves to highlight the absurd fact of the ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +16