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    Now Hiring

    Now Hiring
    Where are all of the jobs? This question has plagued job seekers in recent years, especially with companies cutting back on hiring due to the economy. The economy is better – in fact, 5.5 million jobs have been added since 2010, but there’s still improvement necessary. However, according to U.S. News, some industries seem to be resilient enough that they’re recession-proof. ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping

    The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping
    Out of everyone in my group of college friends, I was the only one who still had the same job two years after graduation. Everyone else had changed jobs once, twice, even three times. So, I felt somewhat smug—as if I knew something they didn’t. It wasn’t until many years later I understood the positive side of job hopping. It hit ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +18
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +51
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Get an Internship, Get a Job

    Get an Internship, Get a Job
    President-elect Barack Obama has consistently been quoted as saying "the economy will get worse before it gets better." Unfortunately, we don't know when things will get better--weeks, months, years. While the recession affects students in terms of student loans, they also stand at a pivotal point as they begin to think about job searching amidst a recession. A grim job outlook ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +12
  • +11

    When in Doubt, Apply

    When in Doubt, Apply
    You’ve discovered an exciting internship or entry-level job and would like to apply. But should you bother, even if you don’t have exactly what the ad outlines? With few exceptions, send your resume anyway. Here’s why: A Listing Describes the Perfect Candidate When employers write job ads, they list the qualifications of the ideal person for the job. They know -- ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Take Control of Your Online Image: How to Wipe it Clean

    Take Control of Your Online Image: How to Wipe it Clean
    The Internet is a dangerous place for employees and potential employees. That’s because employers are using information they find about you online to make hiring and firing decisions. A recent article in the New York Times said 75 percent of recruiters are required to do online research of candidates and 70 percent have rejected candidates because of what they found. And ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +16
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    4 Ways to Make Your College Job Work for You

    4 Ways to Make Your College Job Work for You
    After much thoughtful planning and strategizing, you’ve developed your game plan for paying your tuition and attending class: work 30 hours a week, take the minimum hours of classes and sleep five or six hours a night. It seems like a good plan, totally doable. But in the end, it may not add up in your favor. For instance, working too ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +11
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    5 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Job Search Results

    5 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Job Search Results
    By now you’ve learned the traditional ways of job searching don’t work anymore. A few years ago you could put your resume up on Monster and CareerBuilder and wait for the phone to ring. Those days are gone. So here are 5 things you can easily do that will quickly improve your job search results. 1. Scan your resume for 15 ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +25
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Steps to Success

    Steps to Success
    The entire goal of college, at least for most students, is to graduate and land a great job. Sounds easy, right? Unfortunately, most students know that the ideal situation of having a job upon graduation is more often the exception than the rule. Getting through college is half the battle – and it’s something all students need to keep in mind. ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Off-the-Beaten Path Internships

    Off-the-Beaten Path Internships
    If you're in an off-the-beaten-path major—like musicology, or global or medieval studies—you may think only college students in common majors like accounting, business administration or computer science find decent internships. Think again. You can find a great internship that fits your unique interests, whatever your major, if you're open to doing a bit of digging. Take Johanna Smith, for example, who ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Common Courtesy During Your Job Search

    Common Courtesy During Your Job Search
    I love the term “common courtesy,” particularly because we use the phrase when we want to note there’s been a lack of it. Nobody mentions common courtesy when it’s there; they lament its absence and from the number of times we use the phrase, it seems courtesy is actually rather elusive. Rules of etiquette can be daunting, particularly for those unaccustomed ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Which College Grads Make the Most Money

    Which College Grads Make the Most Money
    A recent article from CNN Money indicates that engineering majors outperform their classmates when it comes to starting salary offers. In fact, engineers of various disciplines claimed 4 of the 5 top spots for average salary offers in 2011. And computer science majors rounded out the group. But life isn’t all about money. How do engineers fare in other categories – ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Resume Builders for Returning Students

    Resume Builders for Returning Students
    You've gone back to school and are in the process of making a career change. Your resume should reflect both your previous experience and your new education. How do you sell your experience? Don't leave out important dates. Many non-traditional job-seekers are reluctant to include dates of employment or graduations for fear that hiring managers are less interested in older ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Sales Not for You? Don't Be So Sure

    Sales Not for You?  Don't Be So Sure
    Sales -- to many a recent college grad, it's the dreadful career path of last resort. A quick look at posts on the “Career Planning for College Students” message board shows: "I've been looking up jobs on Web sites and in local newspapers. I have had very little response, and the responses I do get are for sales jobs, which I ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Benefits of College Career Centers

    Benefits of College Career Centers
    Your college career center may be offering some – or all – of these amazing benefits and you might not even be aware of them! If you have not researched or utilized your college’s career center, it can be a wealth of knowledge and resources all wrapped up into one building. Set aside some time for a visit or explore their ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +42
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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 26 days ago | Rated: +16
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    At the Corner of Cap and Gown

    At the Corner of Cap and Gown
    Hundreds of books will tell you about getting into college, what college is like, what to do (and not do) while you’re there, and what to do when you’re done. But books won’t tell you everything. You’ll need a map of your campus, a map of your new city, a map of the region or state around you when you make ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +11
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +16
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