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    Do You Really Deserve That Job?

    Do You Really Deserve That Job?
    Applying for your dream job is a thrilling prospect. But if you're like 70 percent of Americans, you may feel like you don't deserve to get that dream job. The application process could make you feel, ironically, like a fraud. "People who identify with the 'impostor syndrome' feel they've somehow 'fooled' others into thinking they're smarter and more capable than they ...
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    Five New Skills Job Seekers Need

    Five New Skills Job Seekers Need
    Job seekers have had the same list of critical skills to brush up on or acquire for decades -- things like careful follow-up, attention to grammar and punctuation, and great listening abilities. But today's overcrowded job market and the ever-shrinking attention spans of hiring managers are creating brand-new job search requirements. Here are five new must-have skills for job seekers today: ...
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    The Science of Google Web Presence

    The Science of Google Web Presence
    We’ve heard the message -- loud and clear -- that employers are using social media and Google to screen candidates. But what if you don’t like what they’ll find when they Google you? For example, remember that snarky comment you made on The Huffington Post? It’s not so funny when it ranks No. 2 on a search for your name. Alternatively, ...
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    How to Write a Resume Career Summary

    How to Write a Resume Career Summary
    Hiring managers are busy people. A single job posting might attract thousands of resumes. To get noticed, create a career summary (AKA career objective) statement. The goal of this section is to develop a hard-hitting introductory declaration packed with your most sought-after skills, abilities, accomplishments and attributes. On your Monster resume, use the Objective section to present your summary. Take these ...
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    Recruiter Roundtable: Objectives on Resumes

    Recruiter Roundtable: Objectives on Resumes
    The Recruiter Roundtable is a monthly feature that collects career and job-seeking advice from a group of recruiting experts throughout the US. The question we put before our panel this month is: How important is having an "objective" or "summary" section at the opening of a candidate's resume? Your 15-Second 'Elevator Pitch' If you want to convert your 15 seconds of ...
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    8 Ways to Make Your Resume More Marketable

    8 Ways to Make Your Resume More Marketable
    The economy is shaky -- and it may feel like your job is, too. Whether you're already job hunting or believe you may need to soon, there are steps you can take to make yourself more attractive to potential employers. Here are eight tips from the experts on increasing your marketability: Use Your Name as Your Brand, Especially in Email Don't ...
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    9 Biggest Interviewer Pet Peeves to Avoid

    Sometimes our faces and body language give away more than we'd like to reveal, especially in a nerve-wracking situation like a job interview. In many 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 employers asked ...
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    6 Reasons They Didn't Call You Back

    6 Reasons They Didn't Call You Back
    In the best of times, responding to a job listing can feel like sending your resume out to sea in a bottle. But at least you received a call or an email acknowledgement. Now, with the volume of applicants higher than ever, you're more likely to hear nothing. If there is a resounding silence from your queries, keep looking and networking. ...
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    The Secrets Behind the 10 Happiest Jobs

    The Secrets Behind the 10 Happiest Jobs
    Now that I’ve graduated from college, non-specific degree in hand (what does one do with a BA in English?), the job hunt has begun. Looking around me, I see so many people who are unhappy with their jobs. Their days resemble a real-life version of Office Space, sans Jennifer Aniston; they sit in traffic, then they sit in a cubicle, then ...
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    5 Strategies to Cope When Quitting Really Isn’t an Option

    5 Strategies to Cope When Quitting Really Isn’t an Option
    Those who say “quitters never win” are fooling themselves. If you stick something out just because you’re afraid of giving up—and it’s something that no longer serves you—you’re wasting your time. And ultimately, you lose. Sure, you’re not a quitter. But you sure as hell aren’t winning either. When it comes to work, quitting is sometimes the best move you can ...
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    3 Career Lessons from 80’s Boy Bands

    3 Career Lessons from 80’s Boy Bands
    One of this summer’s hottest concert series is by two 80’s boy bands. Yes, The New Kids on the Block (NKTOB) and the Backstreet Boys (BSB) are hitting the road and selling out places like Chicago. Now, if these guys can come back with a vengeance, then so can anyone out there who is feeling like their career is in the ...
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    5 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Job Search Results

    5 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Job Search Results
    By now you’ve learned the traditional ways of job searching don’t work anymore. A few years ago you could put your resume up on Monster and wait for the phone to ring. Those days are gone. So here are five things you can easily do that will quickly improve your job search results. 1. Scan your resume for 15 seconds – ...
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    10 Ways to Improve Your Listening Skills

    10 Ways to Improve Your Listening Skills
    “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”--Leo Buscaglia Every time I give an assignment to my college students, I ask if they have questions. At first, everyone is hesitant, but in ...
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    7 Fresh New Ways to Start Your Cover Letter

    7 Fresh New Ways to Start Your Cover Letter
    It’s time to dump the old line: “Please accept this application in response to…” If you’re still starting your cover letters with this overused one-liner, then I implore you to stop what you’re doing, delete the line, and spend a few minutes reading this article to discover seven new examples of how you can catch the hiring manager’s attention with an ...
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    Eleven Things HR Won’t Tell You

    Eleven Things HR Won’t Tell You
    With all the job hunting going on right now, I get a lot of questions about how applicants can put their best foot forward and get hired. To get the most helpful information possible, I went to the source and surveyed a group of hiring managers. They shared the following tips—things they won’t tell you at interviews but sure wish you ...
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    8 Spelling Mistakes Even Smart People Make

    8 Spelling Mistakes Even Smart People Make
    English is a screwy language. There’s just no logic to it. Why is daughter pronounced daw-ter, but laughter not law-ter? How can though, through, and tough look so similar and yet sound so different? Why does I come before E except after C? What’s so effing SPECIAL about C? This is the reason that people who speak more sensible languages approach ...
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    The Truth About Lying During a Job Interview

    The Truth About Lying During a Job Interview
    Telling the whole truth about yourself in a job interview may mean losing a position to a better-qualified candidate. But the alternative -- lying about your degree, qualifications or experience for short-term gain -- inevitably will come back to haunt you. Still, there are gray areas in which a small fib -- or embellishment -- could go a long way toward ...
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    5 Steps to Handling Rejection Like a Pro

    5 Steps to Handling Rejection Like a Pro
    Rejection can be tough to handle. I know because I face them often in my life. As a personal development blogger, some readers reject what I write in my articles, sometimes writing lengthy personal emails to tell me why I'm wrong. In my work as a speaker, there are times when participants reject what I share during my workshops. In growing ...
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    Is It Smart to Dumb Down Your Resume?

    Is It Smart to Dumb Down Your Resume?
    If you’re an experienced worker, you might be considering dumbing down your resume to land an interview for a position for which you might seem overqualified. This strategy could include downplaying or omitting work experience, resume skills, degrees and other credentials. But is reworking your resume in this manner a wise thing to do? Employment experts weigh in with their advice. ...
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    10 Warning Signs of a Toxic Boss at the Interview

    10 Warning Signs of a Toxic Boss at the Interview
    We've all heard stories about the nightmare of working for a toxic boss. Some of us have even had the unique displeasure of doing so ourselves. Red flags to such behavior often appear as early as the interview process. We've compiled 10 warning signs of a toxic boss. Watch for them in the interview and you might be able to avoid ...
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