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    Ubisoft Will Allow Gamers to "Beat It" With New Michael Jackson Game

    Ubisoft Will Allow Gamers to "Beat It" With New Michael Jackson Game
    Ubisoft  announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo that it will release an interactive video game (currently unnamed) based on the song and dance moves of the "King of Pop" just in time for the holidays.  The motion-sensing game will be among the first to use Kinect and Move, the motion-detecting camera systems for Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's Playstation 3.  The launch of the ...
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    Want to Get Promoted? Here's How

    Want to Get Promoted? Here's How
    Do you have the drive to succeed? Want to move up in your organization, but not sure how to get promoted? Getting a promotion can be a tricky business. You can work hard and do everything your boss asks, but if you’re not in the right place at the right time you might get passed over. Office politics can be difficult ...
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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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    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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    Top 5 Mistakes of Advertising Job Seekers

    Top 5 Mistakes of Advertising Job Seekers
    Hundreds of advertising job seekers make avoidable mistakes when approaching top agencies -- although some are more obvious than others. “I once had a candidate show up on the front steps of our building and sing his resume to the tune of 'Oh Susanna' while playing the banjo," says James Hering, executive vice president and director of integrated marketing at TM ...
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    10 Pearls of Motherly Wisdom for Your Career

    10 Pearls of Motherly Wisdom for Your Career
    Oh, mothers. They catch us when we fall, console us when we're feeling down, and offer us advice – whether we want it or not. As children, we were told to never talk to strangers, look twice before crossing the street, and remember that sharing is caring. But did the Mommy-isms really stop there? We may have flown the nest for ...
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    The Double Standard Dilemma

    The Double Standard Dilemma
    Let's face it ladies. The fight’s not fair in the business world. We may be picking away at the salary gap but we still only earn 77 cents to every man’s dollar, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And despite filling more seats at business school, fewer than 3 percent of Fortune 1000 CEOs are women. So how does bias run ...
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    Multicultural Marketing: Growth = Opportunity

    Multicultural Marketing: Growth = Opportunity
    Culture cannot be learned, says Wanla Cheng, president of multicultural marketer Asia Link Consulting Group. It must be absorbed by osmosis. For example, a non-Chinese marketing expert might know that in Chinese culture the number eight is propitious and four is bad, but he cannot truly understand what a Chinese immigrant wants –- or fears -– from an American bank. Without ...
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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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    6 Outrageous Hiring Practices

    From the downright crazy, to the just plain fun, hiring practices sure are getting interesting. Some companies turned to virtual reality to recruit new employees, while others weeded out weaklings by raising the stakes – literally. But do some of these new hiring methods cross the line? Are HR departments taking advantage of a sour economy and desperate job seekers? ...
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    Why Stock Cover Letters Don't Work

    Why Stock Cover Letters Don't Work
    One of the undeniable wonders of computers and the Internet is the quantum personal efficiencies they've created for all of us. For example, think about how long it used to take to produce and send out cover letters and resumes. These days, if you use the same cover letter and resume for every job, you can literally apply for hundreds of ...
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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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    7 Ways to Make Your Layoff Pay Off

    All too often, work and what we really love doing are two very different things. If that's your situation, a layoff can be a blessing in disguise. The blessing might be disguised as a severance package or a chance to reorient towards a more fulfilling career path. It might be a time to reconnect with family and friends or just ...
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    10 Worst Things to Say to Someone Who Just Got Laid Off

    As an HR professional you're used to talking to people when they've just lost their job. You may know all the right things to say, but when it comes to your friends, it's a whole different ballgame. You want to be supportive. You want to help them see the positive side of their misfortune. You want to buy them a ...
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    5 Things You Need to Give up to Get A Job

    It’s time for the reality check. America is in a recession, and jobs are fewer while competition is greater. It takes even more hustle, dedication, and tenacity to land a job today than it did for your parents. Having a degree isn’t always enough, and sorry to break it to you, but you aren’t likely to get your dream job ...
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    Re-Energize Your Job Search: Best Tips and Tricks

    Re-Energize Your Job Search: Best Tips and Tricks
    Finding a job can be almost as time-consuming as actually having a job! For many people it can take days, weeks, even months, to land that dream job, and it's no surprise that it's easy to get discouraged, distracted, and depressed. There are two important things to remember - you are not alone and we are here to help! HRPeople comes ...
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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 cover letters that helped job seekers land an interview. Sometimes, they even got ...
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    8 Ways Ad Agencies Keep Employees Happy

    There is an unwritten contract between every employer and every employee. It goes like this: "You take care of me, and I will take care of you." For the worker, it means that he or she will work hard, meet or exceed expectations and get along well with supervisors, subordinates and others. For employers, it means providing an atmosphere that ...
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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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    9 Ways to Mess Up Your Interview

    Sometimes our faces and body language give away more than we're trying to reveal, especially in a tense or nerve-wracking situation like a first job interview. In some cases, we might not even realize that our brow is furrowed or that we're repeatedly tapping our toes much to the annoyance of a future employer. A recent survey of hundreds of different ...