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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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    How to Make Your Resume Recession-Ready

    How to Make Your Resume Recession-Ready
    Joe Turner | Monster Career Advice While you shouldn’t let the hysteria about today's economy derail your job hunt, you will have to get smarter in your job search strategy. How? By revising your tactics to include a more solution-selling approach to make your value clear to potential employers. You must always answer the question, "What's in it for them?" not, ...
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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 catalogs.” 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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    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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    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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    Cover Letter Etiquette

    Cover Letter Etiquette
    Job seekers often spend countless hours developing their resumes and then treat their cover letters as an afterthought. This can be a critical mistake; the cover letter can help your resume get noticed. Think of the cover letter as your resume's cheerleading section. To make the best impression, follow these etiquette rules: Say No to the Cover Letter Cop-Out The ...
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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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    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 Worst Job Advice Tips

    5 Worst Job Advice Tips
    So while I am conquering my anxieties with positive action steps in my job hunt, I've received some rather amusing bits of advice. I've managed to always graciously smile and say thank you outwardly, while inwardly wondering what is occurring in people's minds as they share these bits of advice. 1st PIECE OF BAD ADVICE
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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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    Don't Eat Your Way Out of a Job

    Don't Eat Your Way Out of a Job
    The biggest obstacle to getting a new job may be the plate of spaghetti that falls on your lap. Even in these days of shrinking expense accounts, prospective employers often take job candidates out to eat as a step in the interview process. The breakfast/lunch/dinner interview makes sense for employers for several reasons, says Jill Zoromski, senior vice president and director ...
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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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    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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    Career Profile: Web Designer

    Career Profile: Web Designer
    This article first appeared on Monster. The position of Web designer may be the glamour job of the Web-development field. Others involved in Web projects, such as information architects and programmers, hold jobs that many people just don't understand. By comparison, Web designers are involved in creating the icons, images, navigational tools and other features that give Web projects their public ...