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    How to Save a Media Interview Gone Wrong

    How to Save a Media Interview Gone Wrong
    Everything was going so well. Your solid handshake was met with a warm smile from the hiring manager. The interview started off with some small talk that segued into some skillfully answered questions. You can already see what your desk is going to look like. Then, as suddenly as a lightning strike, your media interview takes a turn for the worse. ...
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    Healing Tips for the Broken Hearted Job Seeker

    Healing Tips for the Broken Hearted Job Seeker
    Someone once told me a corporation was a nasty thing to fall in love with – because it will NEVER love you back. The rules of loyalty in the work force are changing. No one can deny that. However, knowing this doesn’t change the pain of getting laid off or let go. It hurts. It can wound. Each of us reacts ...
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    Don't Be an Office Holiday Party Don't!

    Don't Be an Office Holiday Party Don't!
    Build your personal brand, while enjoying some holiday fun! If you’re dreading the holiday office party or attending one more open house and small talk doesn’t come naturally to you, consider creating your own “Do’s and Don’ts” cheat sheet, suggests Debra Fine, author of The Fine Art of Small Talk: How to Start a Conversation, Keep it Going, Build Networking Skills--and ...
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    How to Be More Likable: 10 Things to Do Today

    To a large measure, your likability will lead to success or failure. It often trumps skill levels in surveys of HR people who are asked to name the most important characteristic of job candidates and employees. Other than “don’t be an jerk,” what can you do to increase your own likability? Is it really possible to change? Or, do you ...
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    Fool-Proof Office Pranks!

    [photo:541725] April Fools is just around the corner, and that means you've either got a nefarious prank up your sleeve, or are planning to take some PTO to avoid being pranked. Whatever type of funny business you choose for April Fools' Day, make sure that you don't cross the line and get yourself fired or involved in a lawsuit! Follow these ...
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    Movin' on Over in PR -- From Agency to Corporate

    Movin' on Over in PR -- From Agency to Corporate
    Perry Schwartz spent the first seven years of his career at large, multinational agencies. Then, he moved to the client side, joining the Canadian rewards program, Air Miles, as PR manager. There, he has developed a strong understanding of consumer-focused PR, including what is and what is not relevant when promoting a client that calls "the public" its customer base. As ...
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    6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid

    6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid
    Wondering which questions you'll be asked during your job interview? You should expect the usual ones, such as "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and "What's your greatest weakness?" But then there are more colorful questions, such as "What animal best describes you?" and "If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to ...
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    Your Greatest Workplace Pranks

    Your Greatest Workplace Pranks
    Monster Members Share Classic April Fools’ Day Hijinks April Fools’ Day is a holiday that often brings out the (mischievous) kid in all of us -- a time to flex our creative muscles and come up with some fun and silly jokes to play on our coworkers. We asked Monster members to tell us about some of their favorite pranks. While ...
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    5 Tips on How to Break into Advertising

    5 Tips on How to Break into Advertising
    What's the most important qualification advertising agencies look for in young candidates, whether their interests lean toward the creative professions, account management or media buying? Industry experts say it's all about having the right instincts (and preferably some training) about how to deliver a crafted message to a targeted audience in the complex universe of advertising media. Here's a look at ...
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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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    Work From Home, Don't Get Fired! 14 Tips

    Work From Home, Don't Get Fired! 14 Tips
    Overall, working from home can be a positive and rewarding experience for you, your family, and your employer, if you follow a few simple tips: 1. Understand your employer’s expectations. Will your job requirements and duties be the same at home as in an office environment? How much support will you receive as a home office worker. Some companies have very ...
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    Fox News Claims Responsibility for Wikipedia Porn Purge

    Fox News Claims Responsibility for Wikipedia Porn Purge
    In the war over internet censorship and online morality, it was not the government, but rather Fox News that struck the latest blow.  The news agency has triggered a purging of pornographic content from the world's most popular online encyclopedia, Wikipedia.The parent company of Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, silently conducted the removal of thousands of images.  It is reportedly also is preparing a new policy concerning ...
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    4 Career Lessons from American Olympians

    Lindsey Vonn: Don’t Stop When it Starts to Hurt Lindsey Vonn is the first American woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic downhill skiing. A contender in Torino in 2006, Vonn suffered a terrible crash that sent her to the hospital. She left with pain arching through her legs and back but still competed in five events. She didn’t ...
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    Microsoft, Apple Lose Smartphone Market Share While Google Makes Big Gains

    Microsoft, Apple Lose Smartphone Market Share While Google Makes Big Gains
    A note to smartphone manufacturers: watch your back.Google's Android smartphone operating system is doing quite well in the market, posting an incredible 236 percent growth in market share between November 2009 and February 2010, according to recently released metrics from market research firm ComScore.That gain catapulted the open smartphone maker from 3.2 percent of the market to 9.0 percent of the market, sending ...
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    5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Quit

    It’s always exhilarating to quit a job you hate. You think of all the perfect ways to tell your boss to shove it — but have you thought about the consequences? Do you know what you’re going to do after the big event? Are you prepared to just leave your job? Pause before you take any action. Go ahead and ...
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    5 Cover Letters That Worked!

    We talk about them all the time: cover letters. We share general tips, explore best practices, and warn of the most common cover letter mistakes. What we haven't done is give you specific examples of real cover letters that worked. Until now! Excelle has tracked down five real cover letters that helped job seekers land an interview. Sometimes, they even ...
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    9 Ways to Make a Good First Impression

    9 Ways to Make a Good First Impression
    Meeting new people and starting conversations is often challenging. It can be difficult to enter a room and view strangers everywhere you turn. Meeting all these people and engaging in conversation with them can be exhausting and overwhelming. But it does not have to be this way. Skilled conversationalists turn business and social interactions into opportunities for making a good first ...
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    How Dating Rules Can Help You Get a Job

    How Dating Rules Can Help You Get a Job
    When I lost my job, the last thing I needed was a blank social calendar and empty bed. There’s only so much disappointment one girl can take. This modern-day Dorothy wanted to click her heels and have the perfect profession and pillow pal land right into her lap. Was that too much to ask? Maybe not. Monster contributing writer Nicole Williams ...
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    7 Facebook Updates You Shouldn't Make

    7 Facebook Updates You Shouldn't Make
    It’s one thing to peruse Facebook for a few minutes at work every now and then. It’s another to use it as a way to communicate to the outside world how hungover, miserable, or bored you are during office hours. If your friend list contains one or two coworkers, those comments could ruin your status at the office. Here, seven off-limits ...
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    Take a Break From Your Job Search

    6 Ways to Maintain Your Sanity While Looking for Work They say looking for a job is a full-time job in itself, but that’s only partially true. Full-time jobs come with things like regular paychecks, benefits and a sense of pride and accomplishment. Compare that to the frustrating, tedious and mostly unrewarding task of finding a job, and it’s no wonder ...