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    5 Job Hunting Mistakes that Scream "I'm Unprofessional"

    [photo:9895] In most job-filling situations, the employer has the luxury of choosing from several well-qualified applicants, all of whom could probably do the job, especially now. With so many job seekers on the hunt, little things, like the common, but often unrecognized, mistakes described here almost always come into play. Even in a strong job market, intangibles (what's not on your ...
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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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    Showcase Marketable Skills in Your Resume

    Showcase Marketable Skills in Your Resume
    Have you thought about the skills you're listing in your resume's Skills section? If you treat this section as an afterthought, you could be missing an opportunity to show employers you've got the right skills for the job. When completing the Skills section, consider the skills that would be important to the job you're seeking. The best way to get started ...
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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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    Resume Dilemma: Job Termination and Your Resume

    Resume Dilemma: Job Termination and Your Resume
    Your employer just let you go. You need to find another job, but how should you handle your termination on your resume? The days when you signed on with a company and stayed with it until retirement are gone. In today's climate, employers are much more understanding when they see a less-than-perfect work chronology. Follow these tips regarding losing your job ...
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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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    How to Write a Killer Resume Cover Letter

    How to Write a Killer Resume Cover Letter
    Do you enjoy writing resume cover letters about as much as you relish root canals? Dread isn't uncommon when it comes to resume cover letters. "It's an area where job-seekers could do the most to improve, because it does require a certain amount of heavy lifting," said Anna Ivey, a career counselor based in the Boston area. "Most people just write ...
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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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    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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    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 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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    Lying on the Employment Resume

    Lying on the Employment Resume
    Ever wanted to just erase your inglorious past as a Denny’s server and forget that unfortunate plate-smashing incident that got you fired? Have dreams of starting over as an advertising executive at a posh design firm? But you just don’t seem to have any actual advertising experience. Okay, maybe you’d be more of a success as a chef. After all, you’re ...
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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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    Yo, Job Seeking Advice Via the Jersey Shore!

    Thought The Jersey Shore was just all tanning, fist pumps and hair gel? Think again! Turns out the kids from Joizy can teach us about more than just Ed Hardy, Italian flag ornamentation and extreme midriffs. Their “techniques” can get your resume noticed, rock an interview and even get you hired! Think we’re kidding? Get in the zone and check ...
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    10 Subtle Ways to Sabotage Your Interview

    We all know that showing up late to an interview or dressing inappropriately can ruin your chances for a job. But what about the more subtle ways that could make you unexpectedly sabotage your media interview? Don’t let it happen to you! Keep in mind these 10 common subconscious mistakes that you probably don’t even know you’re making. NEXT | ...
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    Public Relations Resume Tips

    Perhaps you're like many of your colleagues in the PR field -- you excel when creating targeted communications for your employers or clients but struggle when it comes to writing about yourself on a resume. To help with this dilemma, PR resume experts offer insights on how to make your resume shine. (For more guidance, see our sample resume for a ...
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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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    Marketing Resume Tips

    Marketing Resume Tips
    Build Your Personal Brand As a marketing professional, you know the importance of branding a product or company. By applying this same strategy, you can use your resume to build your own brand to differentiate yourself from the competition (other job seekers), convey your value (how you benefit employers) and generate results (interviews). Follow these tips. Use Your Resume as a ...
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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 ...
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    Healing Tips for the Broken Hearted Job Seeker

    Healing Tips for the Broken Hearted Job Seeker
    Someone once told me a corporation was a nasty thing to fall in love with – because it will NEVER love you back. The rules of loyalty in the work force are changing. No one can deny that. However, knowing this doesn’t change the pain of getting laid off or let go. It hurts. It can wound. Each of us reacts ...
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