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    How to Incorporate Friends into Your Job Hunt

    How to Incorporate Friends into Your Job Hunt
    Mention being out of work to a friend and they’ll be the first to emphasize that you do have a full-time job — looking for a job, that is. And they’re right. Looking for a new job can be just as time consuming as working nine to five. But there is one major difference and that’s making the transition from working ...
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    Planning, Emotions Affect Landing Job

    Planning, Emotions Affect Landing Job
    U.S. scientists say sound planning activities and positive emotions have a large impact on success in finding a job. University of Missouri researchers say unemployment is more challenging than ever and the process of looking for work is tiring, but it is important to expect rejections and develop a coping strategy ahead of time. Maintaining positive emotions throughout the process can ...
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    Customize Your Cover Letter to the Ad

    Customize Your Cover Letter to the Ad
    Found the perfect job through an ad? Before you whisk off your resume and cover letter, study the ad and determine how your qualifications match the employer's requirements. Armed with this information, you can craft a cover letter positioning yourself as the ideal candidate. For example, look at this sample job ad: Outside Sales Rep Our client, a fast-growing, Staten Island, ...
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    Resume Dilemma: Employment Gaps and Job-Hopping

    Resume Dilemma: Employment Gaps and Job-Hopping
    In today's economy, you need to carefully present your experience to avoid being seen as unstable. Start by evaluating your situation and determining how bad it really is. If you are panicking about two months of unemployment back in 1984, your job search will probably not be affected. However, if you are dealing with recent periods of unemployment extending for months ...
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    Job Experts: How to Stand Apart

    Job Experts: How to Stand Apart
    Just ask any job seeker these days: It's crowded out there. Two new books, "Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 2.0" (Wiley) and "The Job Hunter's Survival Guide" (Ten Speed Press), aim to help the jobless stand apart . Job Front talked last week with the respective authors, David Perry of Canadian-based executive search firm Perry-Martel International and Bay Area resident Richard ...
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    Customize Your Cover Letter to the Ad

    Customize Your Cover Letter to the Ad
    Found the perfect job through an ad? Before you whisk off your resume and cover letter, study the ad and determine how your qualifications match the employer's requirements. Armed with this information, you can craft a cover letter positioning yourself as the ideal candidate. For example, look at this sample job ad: Outside Sales Rep Our client, a fast-growing, Staten Island, ...
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    Resume Dilemma: No Defined Objective

    Resume Dilemma: No Defined Objective
    You need a job but aren't sure of your career direction right now, or maybe this tough job market has left you willing to consider just about any position. Remember that while it's great to have an open mind regarding your objective, an unclear objective can pose a problem when developing your resume. The most effective resumes are targeted to a ...
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    Spring Cleaning for Your Resume

    Spring Cleaning for Your Resume
    This article originally appeared on Monster.com.  Spring is in the air. It's the time of year when you wipe off the winter dust and let the sun shine in. Before you get all excited (yeah, right) about tackling the filth in your home, grab your resume and a pen. The first cleanup project this year should be your resume. The ...
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    Resume Help for the Unemployed

    Resume Help for the Unemployed
    Mounting a job search when you’re unemployed may leave you feeling like you can’t compete with your gainfully employed peers. This just isn’t true. Transform your resume from holding you back to propelling your success. Assess the Gap “The best way to address an employment gap depends on how long you’ve been out of work,” says Teena Rose, director of resume-writing ...
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    Networking Confidential

    Networking Confidential
    It's a conundrum faced by many, if not most, job seekers: You want to cultivate all the connections you can to maximize your chances of plugging into the best career opportunities. But the more word gets out about you, the more chance your exit strategy will get back to the boss. Even professionals in industries rife with job hoppers are careful ...
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    Resume Dilemma: Addressing Your Criminal Record

    Resume Dilemma: Addressing Your Criminal Record
    Individuals with criminal histories face numerous obstacles when seeking employment, so it's important they make the one document that can open doors - the resume - as effective as possible. Follow these tips to ensure your resume is ready to go: h4. Don't Reference Your Criminal Background The purpose of a resume is to help you secure a job interview. For ...
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    How to Make Your Resume Recession-Ready

    How to Make Your Resume Recession-Ready
    Joe Turner | Monster Career Advice While you shouldn’t let the hysteria about today's economy derail your job hunt, you will have to get smarter in your job search strategy. How? By revising your tactics to include a more solution-selling approach to make your value clear to potential employers. You must always answer the question, "What's in it for them?" not, ...
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    Toxic Networking

    Toxic Networking
    If you've put in a number of years in your professional field, this dreaded scenario might sound familiar: You get a call or an email from a friend of a colleague, asking for a meeting with a murky agenda. Not wanting to offend your colleague, you halfheartedly agree to a brief encounter. The day arrives, and so does the feckless schmoozer. ...
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