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    Land a Sales Job Without Experience

    Land a Sales Job Without Experience
    Many job seekers wonder: How do I land a sales job that requires two years of sales experience without two years of sales experience? Here are seven strategies for doing just that: Strategy 1: Persist Persistence is the successful salesperson's number one trait. When you persist professionally, the sales manager will often give you the benefit of the doubt. They want ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Inside Sales or Outside Sales?

    Inside Sales or Outside Sales?
    Which is more important: Your independence or your interdependence? Do you cherish your water-cooler time with your peers, or would you rather meet new people every day? These are just a couple of the factors you should consider when choosing between inside and outside sales. Before you can make a decision, you'll want to get a handle on the typical daily ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Build the Perfect Resume

    Build the Perfect Resume
    A good resume is vital. It's your calling card to a prospective employer - one that lays out your qualifications and hopefully gets you a job interview. Remember, most employers will spend less than five minutes reviewing your resume. Follow these guidelines to make sure your resume gets you noticed. Be sure to include these basics: Contact information: Full name, phone ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +132
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    Ten Tech Interview Errors

    Ten Tech Interview Errors
    You're there on time, the job description is a perfect match and one look at the office tells you this is the job for you. So what could go wrong?Plenty. Everyone makes mistakes. But according to those who do the interviewing, job seekers for tech positions are prone to a number of common interview blunders. To avoid them, you've got to ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Top Tips for Internship Success

    Top Tips for Internship Success
    Even if you're working for free, your internship can be worth a fortune — in job experience and valuable career connections. But it's up to you to see that your efforts pay off. Make the right moves to make the most of your internship. Be Professional To impress, take your responsibilities seriously. Treat your internship like a full-time job by always ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Career Planning Step-by-Step

    Career Planning Step-by-Step
    After much thought and consideration, you've finally selected a specific occupation as a career goal. Congratulations! If you're like most people, you didn't determine a career direction overnight. You probably made your decision only after a great deal of careful thinking and (hopefully) research into occupations that best match your personality. But despite all your efforts, you're probably still asking yourself, ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Three Steps to Choosing a Career

    Three Steps to Choosing a Career
    A professional wrestler runs for governor of Minnesota and wins. The owner and pastry chef of my neighborhood bakery is a former investment banker. A friend from college who was a computer scientist for seven years now makes her living as a sailboat captain in Seattle. How did these people get where they are today? Through a combination of luck, confidence ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +21
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Not Enough Experience?

    Not Enough Experience?
    It's a catch-22: You want a job to gain experience, but you can't find a job because previous experience is required. Don't be discouraged. You can still put your best foot forward and have a shot at the job. Follow these steps to create a winning resume: Select the Right Format The two most effective resume formats for entry-level workers are ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Find a Health Care Internship

    Find a Health Care Internship
    The best way for students to find an internship in a healthcare field is to blend Web search savvy with old-fashioned relationship building. Students have a wider range of careers in health care than ever before as new opportunities emerge in pet healthcare, drugstore-based clinics, electronic prescriptions and medical records, and specialty injection and infusion treatments performed in people's homes. Healthcare ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +24
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    The Informational Interview: Face to Face with a New Career

    The Informational Interview: Face to Face with a New Career
    Deciding on a career path? Want to know more about what a particular career is like? Maybe it's time for an informational interview. In an informational interview, you meet with someone working in a field that interests you. The point is not to ask for a job, but instead to learn more about a career path. But even if you're not ...
    Published about 6 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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Break into Human Resources

    Break into Human Resources
    Like many people trying to get into HR, Andrea Battle spent months applying for listed positions without success. Battle had decided to make the move from university administration to HR, so she initially focused on rewriting her resume to target her newly chosen field. However, she had little success when she applied for HR vacancies. "I knew I could convey my ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Tap Law School Career Center Resources

    Tap Law School Career Center Resources
    If you’re already investing in a law degree meant to improve your career prospects, then why would you bypass the many job-hunting services offered by your law school’s career center? “Yes, there are plenty of online [job search] resources, but they’re not a substitute for visiting your school’s career services office,” says Deborah Schneider, author of Should You Really Be a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Is Engineering for You?

    Is Engineering for You?
    Whether launching rockets into space or developing the latest medical technologies, engineers solve problems large and small. Engineers use science and mathematical principles to develop innovative solutions to technical problems. Engineering is “taking a lot of data and turning it into a usable product and solving the problems to make everybody happy in the process,” says Lisa Bongiovanni, an environmental engineer ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +27
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    Learning by Association

    Learning by Association
    Your job requires more than the allotted 40 hours, and you don't have time to put another set of letters after your name. Still, you want to keep up with changes in your industry and career. One place to start is through a career or industry association. After all, if there's one out there for Women's Pro-Rodeo, chances are there's one ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Are You Experienced?

    Are You Experienced?
    Graduation is just around the corner, and you're panicking because you feel you have little or no work experience that will wow prospective employers, and you don't have enough time to get any before you graduate. Don't despair. For starters, you may have more experience than you realize -- experience gained not through professionally oriented work or internships, but instead through ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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