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    Can’t Find a Job? Think Outside the Box: Consider the Peace Corps

    Can’t Find a Job? Think Outside the Box: Consider the Peace Corps
    If you haven’t been able to find a job and don’t want to go back to school, there’s another option you may not have considered. One that allows you to travel, pays off your student loans, allows you to help change the world, and looks GREAT on your resume. What is this dream experience you ask? The Peace Corps. The Peace ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +31
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    How Community Organizing Can Pay

    How Community Organizing Can Pay
    For a recent graduate, finding the right career can be daunting. Job markets are in flux and one year can bring many jobs and the next far too few. Fortunately, there is one job sector that never seems to be filled: non-profit groups. Non-profits run the gamut from Amnesty International, the ACLU, to smaller, lesser-known groups which makeup the majority of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +31
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    Health Care Resume Tips

    Health Care Resume Tips
    Healthcare has undergone significant changes in the past 20 years, and healthcare organizations are increasingly sensitive to cost control and productivity. Funding sources for both public and private healthcare orgzanizations have cut back reimbursement and allowable expenses. Your resume must reflect an understanding of these changes. It must show evidence of skills, experience, a commitment to quality, and an ability to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +18
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +25
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    First Job Dos, Don'ts and Disasters

    First Job Dos, Don'ts and Disasters
    It's your first job and you want to make a good impression. But chances are what passed for appropriate conduct in your dorm room and classroom won't earn you points at work. So cop a professional attitude and use on-the-job etiquette to get ahead. Watch Your Time Start with the most basic rule of business etiquette: Be punctual. Always arrive ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +28
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Don't Freak: Sort Out Post-Graduation Anxiety

    Don't Freak: Sort Out Post-Graduation Anxiety
    You know how, when you go home for breaks, all your family members and friends ask you the same line of questions: "How's school? How are your grades? How are your friends?" I've noticed a change when I became a senior. The questions are as follows: "Have a job yet? Have you started looking? Will you have a job when you ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    5 Reasons Not to Date Your Co-Worker

    5 Reasons Not to Date Your Co-Worker
    You spend most of your waking hours at work. You rarely get out for lunch, never mind dinner. You'd like to meet that special someone, but you just don't know where to look. Suddenly, Cupid shoots his arrow, and it hits the person in the next office. Out with all reason – love is in the air! Stop. Sure, meetings ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Dealing with the New Reality of Entry Level Jobs

    Dealing with the New Reality of Entry Level Jobs
    Just a few years ago a college degree in hand meant an entry-level job was virtually assured. Those days are gone-- right along with the idea of staying with one employer for 5 to 10 years. Here's why -- and what you can expect from this new reality we call the modern job market: Your Degree Is Helpful But Not a ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +31
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    What Am I Worth?

    What Am I Worth?
    In some cultures, bargaining is the norm. A buyer or seller makes an offer, and the other party either accepts or counters the offer. The two negotiate until a deal is made or one of the parties walks away. When you're negotiating your pay with an employer, do you know what you're doing? Do you have any idea of what you're ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Don't Know What You Want?

    Don't Know What You Want?
    Sometimes the harder you try to figure out what you want to do for a career, the more you wind up beating your head against the wall. Sound familiar to you? If so, then try the reverse strategy: Take a close look at what you don't want to do. That way, you can explore the opposite and start getting at least ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Could Engineering Be for You?

    Could Engineering Be 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 7 years ago | Rated: +28
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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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 over 5 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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +9
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    How Much Will Your Education Be Worth?

    How Much Will Your Education Be Worth?
    It's no secret that education is linked to job security and salary. Those with a high school degree were likely to earn less than half the salary, and experience over twice the unemployment, as those with a master's degree according to research from Salary.com. General facts about education and employment can help your individual career choices, but you have particular ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    College Grads Facing Startling Unemployment Rates

    College Grads Facing Startling Unemployment Rates
    College grads this year are facing one of the toughest job markets in decades. As of March 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate for people age 20 – 24 was 13.9%. That’s 5.4% higher than the national average, and 3.7% higher than last year. “Graduates who are unable to find jobs are at higher risk of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    A Recent Grad Shares Her Job Search Nightmare

    A Recent Grad Shares Her Job Search Nightmare
    When Ashley Anderson graduated in December 2008 with a BA in marketing, she expected to send out a few resumes before she found a job in her field. But four months, 500 resumes, and countless interviews later, Ashley was happy to land the only job she could-- a customer service position with a computer software company. A far cry from the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +46
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    12 Ideas for Computer Science Graduates

    12 Ideas for Computer Science Graduates
    When J. Scott Johnson, a technology entrepreneur and blogger from Newton Center, Massachusetts, got an email from a forlorn info-tech wannabe, he zipped off 12 tips for post-boom job searching, publishing them on his blog, the FuzzyBlog. Johnson's "12 Recommendations for the New CS Graduate" took off and traveled the globe. Other bloggers reposted them, as have visitors to the Monster ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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