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    Rejuvenate Your Resume

    Rejuvenate Your Resume
    In a competitive job market, we have to do everything we can to make our resumes more attractive to hiring managers. This can be difficult for older workers, who fear that even if there's no bias (subconscious or conscious) against job seekers on the mature side of 40, a resume may make them look "overqualified" for the positions they want. Here ...
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    Monster iPhone App: Find Jobs with Your iPhone

    Monster iPhone App: Find Jobs with Your iPhone
    Thanks to Monster's new app for the iPhone and iPod touch, your job search can be right in the palm of your hands at all times. Monster designed the app to be the perfect complement to its website experience, giving you access to the Monster account you've already created online--including your resumes, your favorite job searches, your apply history, and so ...
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    Top 19 Essential Career Research Tools

    Top 19 Essential Career Research Tools
    Many of us fall into a rut when it comes to our careers, settling for the status quo instead of researching career paths that could be both personally and professionally fulfilling. Given the amount of time we spend in the work world, it makes sense to focus more time on career planning so we can be happier at work. Fortunately, there ...
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    5 Myths of Seasonal Job Searching

    5 Myths of Seasonal Job Searching
    When people consider the “holiday job search” many will use “The Holiday” as a reason not to look for employment, for they believe no one gets hired during the holidays. I once heard it described as a scene out of Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol” where a job seeker is trudging through the snow, pausing now and then to press his ...
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    Ask the Career Expert: Acing the Group Interview

    Ask the Career Expert: Acing the Group Interview
    Being new to the workforce isn't easy. Let Excelle help you! We're delighted to introduce a new weekly column by venerated career expert, J.T. O'Donnell, founder of Careerealism.com. She'll be taking member questions each week, on topics ranging from finding your first job, to getting a promotion and managing office politics. Submit your question here. This week, a community member wants ...
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    6 Tips to Making New Habits Stick

    6 Tips to Making New Habits Stick
    Are you trying to cultivate a new habit? Are you having trouble being consistent with this habit? Our habits determine our quality of life. This month I'm doing group coaching with my readers, and I was intrigued to see that many of them have goals to cultivate new habits this month. They include very useful habits like: • Meditate every day ...
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    11 Workplace Resolutions for the New Year

    11 Workplace Resolutions for the New Year
    The new year is a perfect time to say “hello” to workplace happiness and “good-bye” to the bad habits that make you miserable and hinder your professional success. You’ll enjoy your time in the office a little more -- and improve your professional reputation -- if you make it your New Year’s resolution to cut down on these 11 counterproductive behaviors: ...
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    6 Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer at Work

    6 Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer at Work
    This holiday season, you’ll shine brighter than the White House Christmas tree if you forgo the temptation to slack off too much at the office and decide instead to accomplish a thing or two (really, it’s possible!). Read on for tips on being productive during the holidays: 1. Spread Good Tidings It’s the perfect time of year to get noticed by ...
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    2011 Temp Job Outlook

    2011 Temp Job Outlook
    When times get tough, temporary jobs are the first to go. And when times get better, temporary jobs are the first to reappear. So it’s good to hear that the pace of growth in the temporary staffing agency industry in the fall of 2010 was the fastest recorded since the industry began keeping statistics back in the mid-1940s. On a year-to-year ...
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    Tricks to Battle In-flight Fatigue

    Tricks to Battle In-flight Fatigue
    Why is it that the early days of air travel seemed so much more fun? The days when women wore their best dresses and men wore three-piece suits really defined the term jet-setting. I’ve often wished I could have experienced air travel when stewards served succulent meals and passengers cavorted and sipped champagne in the first-class lounge. Contrast that with modern ...
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    Ten Signs You Shouldn't Quit (Just Yet)

    Ten Signs You Shouldn't Quit (Just Yet)
    Unsure whether you should keep your job or seek greener pastures? While a shaky economy shouldn't keep you in a job you can't stand, you can watch for these 10 signs that could tell you you're fine right where you are. 1. You're Happy We're not talking mere complacency here, but genuine happiness. If you're happy, you're going to be more ...
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    How to Follow Up After an Awkward Interview

    How to Follow Up After an Awkward Interview
    Have you ever left an interview knowing something went awry? It can happen for a variety of reasons: Your gut tells you that this is not where you want to work, you had an uncomfortable exchange with the interviewer, or you forgot the interviewer's name altogether. Here are tips for following up after different awkward interview situations: You Don’t Like the ...
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    How to Deal with an Abusive Boss

    How to Deal with an Abusive Boss
    If you missed quasi-celebrity and full-fledged entrepreneur boss Patti Stanger berating her stylist, then you don’t watch enough reality TV. And, you missed a great learning moment. Here’s What Happened Millionaire Matchmaker and entrepreneur boss, Patti Stanger, arrived at a fitting with her stylist and wasn’t happy with the selection. (For the guys: fitting = trying on clothes, stylist = person ...
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    Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

    Returning to Work After Maternity Leave
    Being a new mom is hard. Being a new working mom is even harder. On top of the anxiety you feel as a new parent, you're also dealing with responsibilities at the office, trying to get back on your feet after being away for an extended period of time, missing your baby, and -- of course -- working mom guilt. We ...
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    5 Ways Your Job Is Killing Your Body

    5 Ways Your Job Is Killing Your Body
    Do you leave your job every day with a headache? Do you have a large kink in your neck by the end of the week? Is your lower back constantly hurting? Your job is probably trying to kill you. Ok, so it’s not chasing after you with an axe, but poor conditions at your office can actually take a deathly toll ...
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    4 Rules for Answering Tough Interview Questions

    4 Rules for Answering Tough Interview Questions
    From blatant – “Greatest weakness, weakest attribute, most significant failure.” To soft – “What might your previous employer say?” Even softer – “You certainly seem to have a lot of strengths, but we understand no one is perfect.” The question will come one way or another, everyone knows it, yet still befuddled by it. There have been many Rules of Thumb ...
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    The Details of an Online Education

    The Details of an Online Education
    Not since the revolutionary invention of Gutenberg’s printing press in the 15th century has a single technology so dramatically changed the future of education as the web. Just as movable type helped create a booming university culture in the late-middle ages, so too has the modern web created an educational paradigm shift. Not only has the web democratized education, it has ...
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    How Much Cleavage is Too Much at Work?

    How Much Cleavage is Too Much at Work?
    Suzanne Gleason | Little Pink Book Few of us can forget the "flip-flop flap" a few years ago, when members of the Northwestern University women's lacrosse team shocked the nation by wearing, well, flip-flops for their visit with President Bush at the White House. If, however, you supervise a staff – particularly a youngish one – chances are you didn't bat ...
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    How to Break the Ice at a New Job

    How to Break the Ice at a New Job
    Note: Recently, I received a search in my Lijit stats stating, “I newly started at an ad agency how to improve and interact with the people give me some ideas.” No really, that’s a word-for-word search on my blog. This is how your search stats uncover reader intent and are so important for any blogger. With that being said, here are ...
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    6 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Doing More

    6 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Doing More
    I suspect that, like me, you've had times when you've thought if only I could work a bit harder... Maybe you're worried that your only claim to fame is going to be "World's Greatest Procrastinator" or "Biggest Farmville Addict". You've got some great dreams and ambitions – but you secretly doubt whether you can work hard enough to achieve them. I've ...
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