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    Job Seekers, Don't Take December Off, Experts Advise

    Job Seekers, Don't Take December Off, Experts Advise
    It may be almost time to hang up the Christmas stockings – but not the job search. Resist that temptation. Smart job seekers will jump in first thing Monday with a clear plan of action for the next six weeks, experts say. Following that strategy paid off for Katherine Smith – twice. She landed a job on Dec. 18, 2006. After ...
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    How to Overcome Objections in Your Job Search

    How to Overcome Objections in Your Job Search
    Tough questions on a job interview - those which you are reluctant to answer or flat out make you cringe - often reveal an objection the interviewer has about your qualifications as a job candidate. A successful response to a tough interview question must address the interviewer's uneasiness and assure them that, despite the objection, you are the right candidate. Preparing ...
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    25 Careers That Will Pay More

    25 Careers That Will Pay More
    As 2010 comes to a close and we embark upon the year 2011, many of us may be wondering what the new year will have in store for us. A new job? A new boss? New responsibilities? A bigger paycheck? A smaller paycheck? With the current status of the U.S. economy, it’s impossible to pin down exactly what will happen in ...
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    6 Tips for Overcoming Your Fear of Networking

    6 Tips for Overcoming Your Fear of Networking
    I consider myself a social person. I’m at ease talking to strangers in line at the grocery store, meeting new people at social gatherings and making conversation with people ages 2 to 92. But I have to admit that professional networking makes me uncomfortable. It just feels too self-serving. So for many years I just avoided doing it and rationalized that ...
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    3 Qualities of Successful Jobseekers

    3 Qualities of Successful Jobseekers
    The current job market is challenging for everyone. Job hunters are finding themselves in a long, grueling job hunt - despite years of experience and impressive degrees. Yet, many job hunters are finding success. There is no single formula for job search success. However, Daniel Johnson, Jr., host of How I Got My Job, has noticed that successful job hunters do ...
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    Are You Prepared For a Career Change?

    Are You Prepared For a Career Change?
    I remember when a friend of mine had contacted me for assistance with her resume because she desperately wanted to make a career change. She was burned out from her career as a nurse and wanted to move into the non-profit world. Her first thought was that she needed to create a good resume that would allow her to make that ...
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    Google Algorithm Can Tell if You're About to Quit

    Google Algorithm Can Tell if You're About to Quit
    'New algorithm can help Google answer complex staffing questions and identify employees most likely to quit.' Google is the cream of the internet search and advertising crop and got to its top spot on the backs of a large group of dedicated and talented employees. Some of the very same employees that helped Google get where it is today are now ...
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    Your Health: Key to Your Job Search

    Your Health: Key to Your Job Search
    As the economy continues its deep downward spiral our collective emotional stress level is spiraling upward, according to a Gallup-Healthways poll out this week. The report is believed to be the most extensive report to date on how the health of the economy impacts our emotional health. The report encompassed nearly all of last year, includes more than 350,000 participants, and ...
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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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    Proven Success Strategies from an Expert

    Proven Success Strategies from an Expert
    Starting a new career is exciting and challenging. If only there was some set of rules to follow or some magic formula that could help you as you start on your journey. Don’t you wish someone could just go “Poof,” and you’d have the benefit of what others have already learned? Then again, maybe there is a set of magic words ...
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    Transition is Either Voluntary or Involuntary

    Transition is Either Voluntary or Involuntary
    You may be changing careers, going back to school, or going back to a familiar career. The transition may be voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary transition can arise from being bored or dissatisfied from what you are doing, or deciding to do something different. Then there are times when you can’t figure out why you are not feeling the joy you think ...
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    7 Awesome Jobs You Don't Know About

    When I was in elementary school, I wanted to be a movie star. The career had it all: Hollywood glamour, traveling, playing lead roles alongside hot actors. What could be better? It seemed like the perfect plan. Until, of course, I realized that a bazillion other little girls wanted to be movie stars too. And that having a few lead ...
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    You Just Got Fired. Now What?

    You Just Got Fired. Now What?
    "The experience of being fired from a job is high on the list of stressful life events that can happen to anyone over the course of their employment," says Dr. Melodie Schaefer, executive director of The Chicago School, Southern California Counseling Centers. So how do you manage the stress of being fired and get on the road to your next job? ...
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    10 Social Media Blunders That Can Destroy Your Brand

    10 Social Media Blunders That Can Destroy Your Brand
    Since speaking at Small Business Marketing Unleashed, I’ve been thinking a lot about the both the best use and the abuse of social media. After listening to my extremely talented peers speak on the subject, it occurred to me that I sometimes take for granted that people know the best practices of using web 2.0 to build their businesses. I’ve seen ...
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    Don’t Get Burned by Hot-Jobs List Mania

    Don’t Get Burned by Hot-Jobs List Mania
    Every where you turn these days there’s yet another hot-jobs list taunting you. It’s not a coincidence. Almost every editor, online or traditional media, asks writers to come up with such a list every January. They figure it’s a great way for readers to kick off the New Year. It makes sense, especially in a bad economy. Lots of people are ...
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    Your Job Search Expenses May Be Tax-Deductible

    Your Job Search Expenses May Be Tax-Deductible
    Did you spend substantial amounts of money looking for a new position last year? You may be able to succeed where Nelson Rockefeller failed and take a tax deduction for many of your job search-related costs. When New York Governor Rockefeller was appointed vice president in the '70s, he deducted expenses incurred in connection with his congressional confirmation hearings. Years later, ...
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    How to Make a Good First Impression

    How to Make a Good First Impression
    Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. That’s great advice. But, the truth is: during a job interview or networking opportunity we do often judge a book by its cover. So, while it is important to say all of the right things during your job interview and networking opportunities; your actions and body language often speak much louder. Rather than bemoaning ...
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    How to Network--Even if You're an Introvert

    How to Network--Even if You're an Introvert
    Let me start by saying that I'm not an extrovert. Every personality assessment I've ever taken spits out results that say I'm "in my head" or a "thinker." In other words, an introvert. And I've built my career on networking. It's opened doors for me, given me critical advice and, when I became an entrepreneur, developed millions of dollars in business ...
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    Job-Hunting Truths: What 'No' Really Means

    Job-Hunting Truths: What 'No' Really Means
    Don't be demoralized when an employer turns you down. The reasons behind a rejection usually have more to do with the company than with you. You've probably read plenty of job-hunting articles. And they're all the same. A so-called expert will advise you to develop a plan, broaden your skills, and network. On résumés, they will counsel you to customize, use ...
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    Are You a Net-Worker or a Net-Beggar?

    Are You a Net-Worker or a Net-Beggar?
    As Executive Managing Director of two Northern California chapters of eWomenNetwork, and sponsor for three other chapters within the organization, I meet these two types of people all the time. And I see a distinct difference in the progress of their careers because of their approaches. Whether online or in-person, there are key characteristics that clearly differentiate net-workers from net-beggars. You’re ...
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