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    Resume Dilemma: Career Change

    Resume Dilemma: Career Change
    In a competitive job market, it's hard enough for job seekers on a steady career path to get their resumes noticed. If you are pursuing a new direction, it's all that much more difficult to convince hiring managers to take a chance on you. A common mistake career changers make is to use the same resumes that worked in their previous ...
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    The 6 Species of Interviewers

    The 6 Species of Interviewers
    You've applied for a job and managed to swing an interivew. But do you know who's going interviewer will be? Sure, you can do some internet research, search for the person's name, find out some brief biographical info, but that does not tell what she will really be like. Getting a quick read on her personality can give you a leg ...
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    Your Cover Letter Needs Work

    Your Cover Letter Needs Work
    Feeling overwhelmed by the cover letter feedback you've received? Not sure where to begin to make improvements? If you’ve had a cover letter critique and are now faced with harsh criticism, here's help from career professionals on what to do next. Get Started!
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    5 Signs Your Résumé is Passé

    5 Signs Your Résumé is Passé
    The workplace is not what it was five years ago. Neither is the job hunt. The most successful candidates are those who are ready and willing to adapt to a changing landscape. But it doesn’t matter how ready you are for the modern workplace if your résumé’s straight out of 1994. And sometimes, it's the most minute details that make all ...
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    Happiness Lessons from the Dalai Lama

    An article in the New York Times looks at self-improvements tips non-Buddhists can take away from the Dalai Lama. The Buddha generally presented himself as more physician than metaphysician: if an arrow is sticking out of your side, he famously said, don’t argue about where it came from or who made it; just pull it out. You make your way to ...
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    5 Interview Wrong Turns

    5 Interview Wrong Turns
    When you think of psychology, do asylums and psychopaths come to mind? Well, so should job interviewers…and not because some may seem like sadistic psychopaths. A recent study from two psychologists, Thomas Hillard and Therese McCan, in The Journal of Psychology reveals a lot about what goes through interviewers' minds and how job seekers can use that to their advantage. An ...
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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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    10 Worst Fashion Mistakes Men and Women Make

    We hate to admit it, because we personally feel that clothes shouldn’t matter. In a perfect world, a person would be judged at their workplace based solely on their performance. Unfortunately, that’s not how the world works. How you choose to dress each morning reflects how you feel about your job – that you take your position seriously, that you are ...
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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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    In a Recession Depression?

    In a Recession Depression?
    Is recession depression spreading like wildfire throughout your organization? Here's how you can tell, along with advice on how to treat this disease. THE SYMPTOMS Laughter has been replaced by silence. Remember when work used to be fun? You'd walk through the halls and you couldn't help but notice the sounds of laughter floating through the office cubicles. Now all you ...
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    Be Paid What You're Really Worth

    Be Paid What You're Really Worth
    I asked more than 150 high-earning women, "Are you doing this for the money?" The overwhelming response was a definite no. What drove them were passion, recognition, challenge and independence. At the same time, they wanted to be well-compensated, because they felt they were worth it. But that's not the case with most of us. We instinctively devalue ourselves. Those little ...
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    8 Tips for Working with Web Designers

    8 Tips for Working with Web Designers
    A lot of businesses start with less than ideal websites. A friend of a friend knows a guy who knows a girl who made a site for her brother's band, and, well, you know the rest. But every business reaches a point where it needs a professional online appearance. Unfortunately, commissioning a website isn't as simple as ordering office supplies. Web ...
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    Times to Go with Your Gut at Work

    Times to Go with Your Gut at Work
    Ever get a hunch but can’t put your finger on why you feel the way you do? Perhaps it’s the way a coworker reacts to your proposal, or a strange feeling that your boss isn’t happy with your performance. Not everything can be worked out with a pro and con list. Much of working with people is following your intuition. And ...