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    5 Ways to Use Networking in an Interview

    5 Ways to Use Networking in an Interview
    Margot Carmichael Lester, Monster Contributing Writer Much has been said about using your network to research companies and find out about available positions. But what about employing your connections to ace the interview? Most people don't see the connection. Networking, so the conventional wisdom goes, can help you get an interview, but its benefit stops there. This narrow view of networking ...
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    CEOs Share Their Secrets To Success

    CEOs Share Their Secrets To Success
    Do you belong in the corner office? To succeed as a business leader you must "have integrity, value the need to make a profit but not be consumed by that need, and really care about people," says Bette Price, co-author of True Leaders: How Exceptional CEOs and Presidents Make a Difference by Building People and Profits. The Daily Grind asked CEOs ...
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    The 6 Species of Interviewers

    TYPE 1: The Absentee His Style: Sometimes an interviewer isn't mentally in the room. Maybe his boss dropped a big project on him earlier that day, or maybe he's completely unprepared. How to spot it: •He comes in late. •There is a lag between when you stop speaking and he responds. •His body language says distraction; he plays with his pen, ...
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    Gadgets Analyst Predicts 8 Million iPads in 2010, Says Sales Are Outpacing Macs

    Gadgets  Analyst Predicts 8 Million iPads in 2010, Says Sales Are Outpacing Macs
    While the iPad and Macs may be pretty close in terms of temperature (hot), in terms of popularity, the iPad is reportedly substantially surpassing its more traditional companion.  Hot off reports that the iPad Wi-Fi version hit sales in excess of 1 million units in under a month, analyst Mike Abramsky of RBC Capital Markets bumped his estimate of 2010 iPad sales from 5 million to 8 ...
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    Motivating Without Money

    Motivating Without Money
    Keeping employees engaged is critical during an economic downturn. Here are some smart ways to do it. In the months after September 11, as business activity slowed to a crawl, Steve Kerr, then the chief learning officer at Goldman Sachs (GS), launched a leadership seminar for senior managers that he nicknamed "Motivating Without Money." The daylong sessionsdiscussed how Goldman's managers could ...
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    15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!)

    1. Why do you want to work in this industry? Bad answer: “I love to shop. Even as a kid, I spent hours flipping through catalogues.” Don’t just say you like it. Anyone can do that. Focus instead on your history with that particular industry and, if you can, tell a success story. Good answer: “I've always loved shopping, but my ...
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    Resources for Working Dads

    Resources for Working Dads
    Dads, you're not alone. That's the message from scores of blogs, Web sites, support groups and other resources aimed at helping fathers cope with the stresses of balancing parenting and careers. Fathers often feel lonely, isolated and lacking in resources to help them sort through the many issues they face when trying to juggle a son's plea to hear Goodnight Moon ...
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    100 Interview Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer

    100 Interview Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer
    Thad Peterson, Monster Staff Writer While there are as many different possible interview questions as there are interviewers, it always helps to be ready for anything. So we've prepared a list of 100 potential interview questions. Will you face them all? We pray no interviewer would be that cruel. Will you face a few? Probably. Will you be well-served by being ...
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    Dressing for the Interview, by Industry

    Dressing for the Interview, by Industry
    Peter Vogt, Monster There's no getting around it: In every job interview, you're going to be judged - at least partially - by how you look. But how you should look varies depending on your industry and the job you're interviewing for. Take a look at general interview attire expectations for eight career areas: h4. General Sales Typically, a suit is ...
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    Top Media Resume Keywords

    Top Media Resume Keywords
    A good resume doesn’t have to simply convey your experience and personal brand, it has to make it to the top of the (not so insignificant) pile on the hiring manager’s desk. I in this competitive job market, that’s no small chore! In a profession where communicating on the terms of your audience is absolutely crucial, it should be no secret ...
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    Twelve Worst Job Interview Mistakes

    Twelve Worst Job Interview Mistakes
    Among the tips for this stage of the application process: You don't want to be unprepared or too rehearsed, or be labeled an HR stalker Turning off a potential employer is easier than one might think. To score a job, avoid these 12 mistakes that candidates often make during the interview process. 1. "+Being Unprepared for Standard Questions+":http://saleshq.monster.com/careers/997-twelve-worst-job-interview-mistakes?page=2 2. "+Sounding Too ...
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    How Volunteering Can Boost Your Career

    How Volunteering Can Boost Your Career
    Income…$0. Value…Priceless. It’s always a good thing to give back. Whether it is doing hands on service with a group like Habitat for Humanity, or assisting in the back office of a local non-profit, there are benefits beyond money that come from volunteering. Apart from just the positive feeling of sowing good actions into a cause you believe in and the ...
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    Seven Things You Must Do in An Interview

    Seven Things You Must Do in An Interview
    When you are looking to make the Big Leap—the one that puts you closer to the power centers of a business or organization—the interview process will likely be different from what you've experienced before. The more senior the person or people you're interviewing with, the more definite their ideas are likely to be about what they're looking for. They know that ...
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    10 Ways to Tell if Your Job Search is a Joke

    10 Ways to Tell if Your Job Search is a Joke
    In celebration of April Fool’s Day last week, I was asked by a few fellow bloggers to address foolish job search tactics. However, it’s hard to write something funny when what you’re seeing is no joke. We’ve got 15 million job seekers right now. I’d argue more than 70% of them are conducting a weak job search. I guess the good ...
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    11 Writing Mistakes that Make You Look Dumb

    11 Writing Mistakes that Make You Look Dumb
    Professional writers often worry that their work is unnecessary. After all, can't anyone with even a basic education write? The answer: no, they can't. Even college graduates don't seem to be learning composition basics. Of course not everyone is going to be the next Mark Twain, but career success does depend on not looking stupid. Sure, some clients, coworkers, or resume ...
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    The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success

    The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success
    Ah, the dreaded cover letter. You may know what you should do and shouldn’t do, but when it comes to sitting down and actually writing it — where to even begin? Should you even bother? If the job listing specifically says to submit a cover letter, then you must! You don’t want to penalize yourself immediately by not following directions. Unless ...
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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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    Would you like to hear from us? Every week, MediaBuzz sends out a recap of the best and most popular content from our site. Sign up for our newsletter today. To receive the newsletter: 1) In your profile, there are tabs at the top to set your site preferences. Here, you can go into your Account Settings. 2) Scroll down to ...
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    Channel Your Cover Letter Feedback

    Prioritize the Feedback Most professional resume-writing firms also offer cover letter services, so if you're not having much success improving your letter on your own, it may be worthwhile to hire a professional. "I have seen many job searches stalled, because the individual had a terrific resume written by a professional but did not want to pay for a cover ...