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    6 Sloppy Speech Habits to Avoid

    You may look good on paper or in your suit, but if you're looking to nail your big interview, looks aren't everything. How you sound is often more important. But many job seekers let careless speech habits sink their chances of landing that plum job. The Bottom Line: You don't have to study elocution to speak well. Simply slow down, ...
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    5 Networking Tips for Shy People

    5 Networking Tips for Shy People
    Network, network, network: It's the most common advice job seekers hear. And it's good advice — in a recent HotJobs poll, 58 percent of respondents said that networking had helped them land their most recent job. But for people who aren't naturally outgoing, the very idea of networking can cause a lot of anxiety. Many of us dread "schmoozing" with large ...
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    6 Sloppy Speech Habits

    6 Sloppy Speech Habits
    You may look good on paper or in your suit, but if you're looking to nail your big interview, looks aren't everything. How you sound is often more important. But many job seekers let careless speech habits sink their chances of landing that plum job. The Bottom Line: You don't have to study elocution to speak well. Simply slow down, take ...
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    How to Leverage Unique Networks for Women

    How to Leverage Unique Networks for Women
    Between two jobs, a 3-year-old son, a marriage, a house in mid-renovation and elder-care responsibilities, Susan Diachisin doesn't have the time to fill out a name tag, let alone attend events or make networking rounds at work. Lucky for her -- and her career -- she isn't afraid to network outside traditional arenas. Today, women are busier than ever. The silver ...
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    Key Ways to Incorporate Friends into Your Job Hunt

    Key Ways to Incorporate Friends into Your Job Hunt
    Mention being out of work to a friend and they’ll be the first to emphasize that you do have a full-time job — looking for a job, that is. And they’re right. Looking for a new job can be just as time consuming as working nine to five. But there is one major difference and that’s making the transition from working ...
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    8 Steps to Moving Up at Your Current Company

    8 Steps to Moving Up at Your Current Company
    When most people think of a getting a new job, the first thought is to look outside of their current employer. If you are in a small company with lots of “lifers” where many of the roles are set, an external move may be your only option. But if you work for a mid to large-sized company that actively recruits to ...
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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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    Dining Etiquette: Don't Network With Your Mouth Full

    Dining Etiquette: Don't Network With Your Mouth Full
    No matter where a meeting takes place, it is still a meeting. If a potential client decides to interview you over a meal at a restaurant, your table manners must be up to par. The following etiquette guidelines will help get you through your next dinner interview. Long before you enter the restaurant, make sure you turn off your cell phone ...
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    How to Turn a Stranger into a Network Contact

    How to Turn a Stranger into a Network Contact
    Whether you're looking for a job or trying to advance your career, networking is very important (in a recent HotJobs poll, 57 percent of respondents said that networking was a factor in landing their most recent job). And networking shouldn't end when you log off of LinkedIn or head home from a conference. Valuable contacts are on the perimeter of your ...
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    How to Find a New Job at Your Current Company

    How to Find a New Job at Your Current Company
    Before you apply for a job in another department, talk to your colleagues and find out what they know about career opportunities there. Make a list of the type of jobs that you think you would like to do. For example, if you are interested in writing, consider writing employee communications pieces, direct mailings to customers or advertising slogans. Remember that ...
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    How Dating Rules Can Help You Get a Job

    [photo:97688]When I lost my job, the last thing I needed was a blank social calendar and empty bed. There’s only so much disappointment one girl can take. This modern-day Dorothy wanted to click her heels and have the perfect profession and pillow pal land right into her lap. Was that too much to ask? Maybe not. Monster contributing writer Nicole Williams ...
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    The Woman's Guide to Finding a Mentor

    The Woman's Guide to Finding a Mentor
    When executive mentor Bobb Biehl asks men if they admire and aspire to be like anyone in their own careers, they usually can name a few people. But the question stumps many women. Often, these women are the first in their families to reach the upper echelons of business and don’t have much of a career support system. Like any pioneers, ...
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    5 Surefire Ways to Make Employers Come to You

    5 Surefire Ways to Make Employers Come to You
    Utilizing job listings, networking with people in your industry (and in other industries), and applying to companies you want to work at--these are all great ways to go after a job. But how can you make employers and recruiters come after you? We asked Career Rocketeer's Chris Perry, a career-search and personal-branding expert, for five self-promotion tips. Here's what he advises ...
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    6 Interview Must-Haves for Freelancers

    6 Interview Must-Haves for Freelancers
    Now that I’m underemployed and juggling multiple jobs (herein referred to as “freelancing”), a whole new set of rules are in play. This week, for example, I learned that the interview process for freelancers is not what I’m used to; this is not your grandma’s office interview. For starters, they’re not called interviews – they're called meetings. Second, they don't take ...
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    Three Reasons to Get Over Your Fear of Networking ... Now!

    Three Reasons to Get Over Your Fear of Networking ... Now!
    If you are a job hunter you've likely heard much about the importance of networking. Perhaps you're reluctant to give it a try. You're not alone. According to a recent study conducted by Pepperdine University and Upwardly Mobile, Inc., "both the corporate and academic realms are seemingly blind to the power of networking, evidenced by a large population of students and ...
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    How Did She Land a Job So Fast?

    How Did She Land a Job So Fast?
    Recently a friend of mine was the victim of “downsizing.” Her position was eliminated and she had a short window of severance. Within a month, she had a new exciting job and never missed a paycheck. Another acquaintance lost his job on Wall Street as a result of the economy. He has been searching for almost 18 months and continues looking. ...
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    How Women Overcome Professional Fears

    How Women Overcome Professional Fears
    There's an old saying that when two people get married, six people climb into bed together — two sets of parents and two lovers. (You can tell how old that saying is; it's more likely to be 10 or 12 people these days.) At any rate, the point is this: What you learned about relationships probably came from your earliest memories ...
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    All Mentors Are Not Created Equal

    All Mentors Are Not Created Equal
    Has your career stalled? Do you want to try something new and don’t know where to start? Do you have a problem at work that you need to talk to someone about? Do you wonder if there’s something more you should be doing to get promoted? Are you struggling with work life balance? When I go to conferences and others ask ...
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    Put Your Connections to Work

    Put Your Connections to Work
    The most important thing I've learned in the last five years is the value of community. Growing up, I didn't have much of one. We lived in one of those diffuse suburbs about twenty miles outside of Washington, D.C. My family wasn't religious so we didn't attend a temple, and because my parents were who they were, we didn't have a ...
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    The Ultimate Guide to Successful Job Hunting

    The Ultimate Guide to Successful Job Hunting
    Conducting a job search these days can be bewildering and frustrating. The competition seems fierce, the economy is slowing, resumes submitted online seem to fall into a silent black hole, and as a woman of a certain age, even if you get the interview, you often hear that you’re over-qualified. What is a midlife woman to do? Never fear, help is ...
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