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    Eight Technology Etiquette Tips for Job-Seekers

    Eight Technology Etiquette Tips for Job-Seekers
    If there's any small solace when starting a job search in this recession, it's the proliferation of digital technology to help you re-enter the working world. Web sites like Indeed.com have multiplied the number of job openings you can track and the professional contacts you can make. E-mail and smart phones make it easier to pitch yourself and set up appointments. ...
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    Understand Recruitment Cycles to Give Your Job Search an Edge

    Understand Recruitment Cycles to Give Your Job Search an Edge
    John Rossheim, Monster When it comes to connecting with the right job opportunity, timing isn't everything, but it's certainly something. Tuning into industries' and employers' annual recruitment cycles just might give you a decisive edge. That's the consensus of recruiters and employers with fingers on the pulse of seasonal variations in hiring. Here's a quarter-by-quarter summary of how these hiring dynamics ...
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    The Geographically Limited Job Search

    The Geographically Limited Job Search
    Peter Vogt / Monster Job hunting becomes harder than usual when you have to confine your search geographically. But you can find a job under such constraints with the right strategy. Start Sooner Rather Than Later, Especially If You're Moving After graduating from Brown University in 2004, Stephanie Harris looked for a job long distance for about four months, "doing interviews ...
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    MediaBuzz's Ultimate Job Search Guide

    Let Us Help You Find the Perfect Job Wanna finally land that dream job? MediaBuzz can help! We've gathered expert tips on everything from job searching to resume building. Need to customize your cover letter? We can tell you how! Not sure what to include in your resume? We've got you covered! Looking for a few tips on how to ace ...
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    MediaBuzz's Resume Guide

    MediaBuzz's Resume Guide
    Having trouble figuring out how to structure your resume? Should it be one page or two? What should be included? Fitting all of your job experience onto one piece of paper can be a daunting task. Figuring out what will grab an employer's attention makes it even harder. But MediaBuzz can help. We've gathered tips from top experts, ranging from "How ...
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    Leverage Volunteer Work on Your Resume

    Leverage Volunteer Work on Your Resume
    Kim Isaacs | Monster Resume Expert You may have altruistic reasons for volunteering, but giving your time has career-enhancing power, too. "Volunteer work, whether in addition to a current job or an activity in between jobs, shows an employer that you are willing to try new experiences, be involved in your community and generally demonstrates a willingness to take initiative and ...
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    What Experienced Workers Can Gain from Internships

    What Experienced Workers Can Gain from Internships
    By Matt Villano | Monster Contributing Writer  Out of gainful employment, out of job offers and running out of savings, Scott Stevens of Portland, Oregon, has turned to a familiar strategy to gain experience and keep his skills fresh: The internship. In spring 2009, Stevens, 35, took an internship on a sustainable tourism project for Travel Portland, a nonprofit destination ...
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    15 Companies Hiring Despite the Recession

    Are you looking for a job, but think you can't find one because there just aren't any opportunities out there? Think again. There are a few companies that are still growing and thriving despite, or maybe because of, the economic downturn. Excelle did the research for you and compiled a list of 15 workplaces that aren't laying people off, and that ...
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    Resume Dilemma: I'm Overqualified

    Resume Dilemma: I'm Overqualified
    Six months ago, you were laid off from your executive job by a company that's now six feet under. You've sent out 800 resumes, done one interview, received zero offers. You blew through the severance pay in two months, the COBRA health insurance is gone and your unemployment benefits are about to expire. You find yourself looking lower and lower on ...
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    10 Cover Letter Don'ts

    10 Cover Letter Don'ts
    By Kim Isaacs, Monster Resume Expert Your cover letter is the first thing employers see when they open your materials. Avoid these 10 mistakes, and make your first impression a good and lasting one. Mistake #1: Don't Overuse "I" Your cover letter is not your autobiography. The focus should be on how you meet an employer's needs, not on your life ...
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    Your Cover Letter Needs Work

    Your Cover Letter Needs Work
    Kim Isaacs | Monster Resume Expert 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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    Cover Letter Sample: Early Career Change to Sales

    Cover Letter Sample: Early Career Change to Sales
    When changing fields, especially early on in your career, it's important to outline your value proposition to a potential employer. View our early career change cover letter sample here December 1, 2007 Mr. Quincy Simpson HR Manager XYZ Corporation 1800 Broadway New York, NY 11111 Dear Mr. Simpson: If you are searching for a pharmaceutical sales representative with the ability to ...
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    MediaBuzz's Interview Guide

    MediaBuzz's Interview Guide
    Never seem to come up with the right answer during an interview? Not sure about what to wear? Worried you'll freeze trying to answer the most important question? Interviews may be the toughest part of the job search process, since everything about you is on display for the employer. Figuring out how to dress and the right thing to say can ...
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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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    Cold Call to Hiring Manager May Not Help Job Seeker

    Cold Call to Hiring Manager May Not Help Job Seeker
    You've adhered to the job-seekers' bible by networking with friends, family, the guy seated next to you at the ballgame and anyone capable of providing a connection to get you off unemployment and back on a payroll. The payoff, or at least a smidgen of hope, comes the day a network source comes through with the direct telephone line of a ...
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    One Resume Error and You're Toast!

    One Resume Error and You're Toast!
    Job seekers take note: One false stroke at the keyboard could send your resume into the "circular file." Three out of four (76 percent) executives interviewed said just one or two typos in a resume would remove applicants from consideration for a job; 40 percent said it takes only one typo to rule candidates out. The survey was developed by Accountemps, ...
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    Look Good on Paper! Resume Tips for Ad Pros

    Look Good on Paper! Resume Tips for Ad Pros
    Whether you're just starting out in advertising or are a seasoned veteran, sizzling ad campaigns may excite you, but the thought of writing your own ad piece -- your resume -- may leave you lukewarm. In this competitive field, experts recommend improving your resume to get noticed for the most desirable positions. Follow these insider tips to get started, and see ...
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    Interview Tips for Landing a Creative Job

    Interview Tips for Landing a Creative Job
    Dan Garriott chuckles as he recounts the time he met a man who has since become a good friend, and they got to talking about their vocations. "He's a big-time tech recruiter," says Garriot. "I met him at a party, and he introduced himself as a ‘flesh merchant.'" But Garriott, who founded Right Brain Resource, a small creative-staffing agency in Portland, ...
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    How to Take Control of Even the Worst Job Interviews

    How to Take Control of Even the Worst Job Interviews
    If you think you've had a bad job interview, consider the true story of a woman who became so physically ill during her interview, that she grabbed the trash can and ... yes, puked in it. She got the job. Not because of what she did, but because of the way she handled the nightmare scenario. She excused herself to the ...
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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 ...