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    Male vs. Female: Which Mentor is Best?

    Male vs. Female: Which Mentor is Best?
    When looking for a mentor, does gender matter? Some researchers believe it does and that your choice should depend on what you’re looking for in the relationship. Female mentors appear to be better role models, but male mentors may be better at leading the way to the top of the corporate ladder. That’s the conclusion of a Pennsylvania State University study ...
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    3 Negotiating No-Nos for Women

    3 Negotiating No-Nos for Women
    When Maxine Hartley, now an executive coach, was a young human resources executive being recruited by an Atlanta-based company, she did her homework and knew the terms she would need to make the move. But as Hartley realizes now, she wasn't prepared to negotiate the deal she wanted and, not surprisingly, didn't get it. What went wrong? Hartley liked the company ...
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    6 Essential Work Strategies for Night Owls & Early Birds

    6 Essential Work Strategies for Night Owls & Early Birds
    For night owls and early birds, the traditional 9-to-5 workday can be agonizing. The exhausted night owl drags herself bleary-eyed into the office every morning, while the chipper early bird finds her energy waning well before quitting time. But there are ways to cope. Experts offer these workplace survival strategies for those with body clocks out of sync with their employers' ...
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    HR Secrets You Don’t Know About

    HR Secrets You Don’t Know About
    Human Resources. A real department of mysteries. Are they your advocate? How do they really decide if you're right for the job? And why can't you ever get a straight answer out of them? A lot goes on behind the closed cubicles of HR. Curious? Take a peek at a few insider secrets about how HR really functions to better understand ...
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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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    7 Tips for a Better Phone Interview

    7 Tips for a Better Phone Interview
    Interview questions are tough—the phone interview makes them tougher. In some cases, telephone interviews are a way for employers to pre-screen possible job candidates before they’re granted an in-person interview. In other cases, employers will conduct the full interview over the phone. Whether you’re required to go through a pre-screening or have already been given the interview, you must be more ...
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    100 Interview Questions You Should Be Ready to Answer

    100 Interview Questions You Should Be Ready to Answer
    While there are as many different possible interview questions as there are interviewers, it always helps to be ready for anything. So we've prepared a list of 100 potential interview questions. Will you face them all? We pray no interviewer would be that cruel. Will you face a few? Probably. Will you be well-served by being ready even if you're ...
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    5 Things Jobseekers Can Learn from Poor Marketeers

    5 Things Jobseekers Can Learn from Poor Marketeers
    A few weeks ago while attending a networking event, I ran into a fellow college alum and we got into a fast and easy conversation about our business goals for 2010. He expressed concern about really growing his business, however, when I started to offer a series of marketing suggestions, he quickly cut me off and abruptly reminded me that he ...
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    5 Tips for Writing Powerful Thank-You Notes

    By Wendy S. Enelow, Monster Contributing Writer Writing powerful thank-you letters is not just a formality. Thank-you letters are marketing tools that can have tremendous value in moving your candidacy forward and positioning you above the competition. Although much of what you include in your thank-you letter may have already been communicated during your interview, there is nothing more effective ...
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    Take a Break From Your Job Search

    6 Ways to Maintain Your Sanity While Looking for Work They say looking for a job is a full-time job in itself, but that’s only partially true. Full-time jobs come with things like regular paychecks, benefits and a sense of pride and accomplishment. Compare that to the frustrating, tedious and mostly unrewarding task of finding a job, and it’s no wonder ...
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    What If a Potential Employer Wants to See Your Facebook Page?

    What If a Potential Employer Wants to See Your Facebook Page?
    I recently heard about an individual applying for a job who was asked by the hiring manager to bring up his Facebook page. The individual was shocked, but did so because he wasn’t sure how to refuse. What would you do if this happened to you? Does an employer even have the right to ask this, especially when Facebook is supposed ...
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    10 Questions to Ask When Negotiating Salary

    10 Questions to Ask When Negotiating Salary
    By Dona DeZube | Monster Finance Careers Expert  What you ask for during a salary negotiation doesn’t just influence how much you earn -- it also tells your future employer whether you’re good at negotiating, which is a skill you can put to work for the employer once you’re hired. Negotiating salary doesn’t come naturally to many Americans, says Matthew ...
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    How Credible Are "Best Careers" Lists?

    How Credible Are "Best Careers" Lists?
    Clients sometimes ask me if there is a "best careers" list, akin to the best college lists, that they can turn to in order to evaluate potential careers and companies. There are a few (see below) and they can be interesting to look at, but I caution people not to place too much emphasis on these lists. Why? Because the criteria ...
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    Resumes Speak Volumes Without Saying a Word

    Resumes Speak Volumes Without Saying a Word
    I reviewed and revised my umpteenth resume this morning. A friend of mine who is looking to advance in her profession and move onto to a new and exciting opportunity asked me to review her resume and make suggestions for changes. Now, I normally reel at the very thought of reviewing, let alone revising resumes, as often the resumes are so ...
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    Top 25 Cities for Your Career

    Top 25 Cities for Your Career
    Now more than ever, it’s important to get the best bang for your buck. And there’s no question about it — when it comes to value, not every U.S. city is created equally. Why chase a great salary if your rent swallows most of it, unemployment is skyrocketing and you spend two hours a day just to get to and from ...
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    How Dad's Advice Can Get You a Job

    How Dad's Advice Can Get You a Job
    Whether you're still daddy's little girl, or the son that reminds him of himself, you know that a father's love runs deep. We look up to our dads, admire them, and do everything we can to make them proud. As kids, our fathers built us cardboard spaceships so we could reach the stars and carried us to safety when we crash ...
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    Job Reality Check: Become Your Own Career Expert

    Job Reality Check: Become Your Own Career Expert
    Many of you will probably be heading out this New Year to buy the latest career book; spend more time checking out job websites and blogs; maybe even considering hiring a career coach. But I wanted to start off the New Year with some straight talk. There is no one like you! You are nuts if you only take the advice ...
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    The Power of a Thank-You Note

    The Power of a Thank-You Note
    Peter Vogt, Monster Senior Contributing Writer  When my wife was hired for her first real job after graduating from college, she was remembered and saluted by her new supervisor for one seemingly small step she had taken during the interviewing process: She was the only applicant of several interviewed who had sent a thank-you note after her interview. It seems ...
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    5 Ways to Combat Loneliness When You're Jobless

    5 Ways to Combat Loneliness When You're Jobless
    Sit in front of laptop. Lie on couch. Eat pickles for lunch. Back to laptop. Feel sorry for self. Feel sick of self. Tear hair out in frustration. And ... back to couch. If this is your 9-to-5 routine, you're probably like 14 million other Americans: unemployed. And in addition to the frustration of looking for work, you might find yourself ...
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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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