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    Lawyer

    Lawyers, also called attorneys, have one of the highest-profile positions in the legal field. If you’re wondering what it takes to be a lawyer, check out this job profile. h4. The Job Lawyers, also called attorneys, act as both advocates and advisors in the legal system. As advocates, they represent a party in a criminal or civil trial by presenting evidence ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Software Programmer

    The stereotypical lonely programmer coding away for hours in a cubicle is mostly just that - a worn-out image that bears little resemblance to the current working lives of US programmers, often called software developers or software engineers. Working on teams, handling presentations and accompanying sales staff to client meetings are all part of their work. "The idea that it's a ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Finance

    Job Seekers with a Mix of High-Level Math, Logic and Business Skills in Demand Mathematicians with personality are in short supply, so if you love math and finance and are willing to head to graduate school, a shift into a quantitative finance career could pay off for you. Quantitative analysts are modern alchemists who transform raw data into intelligent business strategies. ...
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    7 Habits of Ineffective Women

    7 Habits of Ineffective Women
    h4. 1. Crying in Meetings I think it’s about time we realized that no matter how bad a performance review or brutal a boss, it’s never worth smudging our eye makeup. Plus it freaks people out. h4. 2. Candy on Your Desk It doesn't need to be your responsibility to ensure that everybody in the office is sugared up. And this ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Job Applicants BEWARE: You're Being Googled

    It’s not just what you say that can be held against you when you’re looking for a job. It’s also what you post on MySpace, write in your blog and broadcast on YouTube. That’s because if a potential employer uncovers salacious or otherwise unflattering material about you online, that job offer you were expecting could vaporize. With 77 percent of employers ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Get the Job: Follow-up is Key

    Get the Job: Follow-up is Key
    Your follow-up letter could be what sets you apart from other candidates. If you're neck and neck with another candidate, the way you follow up could put you over the top - or it could sink you. h4. To Send or Not to Send - Does It Make a Difference? Catherine was looking for a business analyst to fill a position ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Super Cities for Finance Jobs

    Finance jobs are fundamental in the business world, but if you want to make sure your employment cupboard will always be fully stocked with job opportunities, consider moving to a finance hub city. h4. Sizzle Centers for Financial Services "Finance is a staple, so you'll do well anywhere you have a Federal Reserve Bank," says Steven Drexel, president and CEO of ...
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    Human Resources

    In HR, it's the intangible skills that count, says Donna Bernardi Paul, vice president and director of human resources services at Trammell Crow Co., a commercial real estate services firm in Washington, DC. "The technical skills can be learned," she says. "But skills like good judgment and attitude are crucial for being a good administrative assistant." h4. Essential “Soft”Skills Good judgment ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Sales Hiring Outlook 2008

    The dollar’s down, and the offshoring of supply chains continues apace. The stock market is volatile, but has been trending up through most of 2007. The housing market and the mortgage industry have seemingly hit bottom. All in all, consumers aren’t sure what to think. Given this mixed economic picture, what will 2008 hold for salespeople looking to change jobs or ...
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    Medical Assistant

    Adapted from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2004-05 Edition h4. Significant Points - Some medical assistants are trained on the job, but many complete one- or two-year programs in vocational-technical high schools, postsecondary vocational schools and community and junior colleges. - Medical assistant is projected to be the fastest growing occupation over the 2002-12 period. - Job prospects ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Chief Information Officer

    True or false: As an organization's technology leader, the typical chief information officer (CIO) is immersed in the details of programming, databases and other technologies. That job description may have been true 10 to 15 years ago, but not today. With technology playing an increasingly important role in business, CIOs actually spend less time on technology specifics and significantly more time ...
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    Dental Assistant

    * Adapted from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2004-05 Edition h4. Significant Points - Job prospects should be excellent. - Dentists are expected to hire more assistants to perform routine tasks so that they may devote their own time to more profitable procedures. - Most assistants learn their skills on the job, although an increasing number are trained ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Web Designer

    The position of Web designer may be the glamour job of the Web-development field. Others involved in Web projects, such as information architects and programmers, hold jobs that many people just don't understand. By comparison, Web designers are involved in creating the icons, images, navigational tools and other features that give Web projects their public face. But don't be fooled: Web ...
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    Business Analyst

    For IT professionals seeking to move beyond purely technical jobs, becoming a business analyst can be an attractive option, especially for those concerned about the effects of global outsourcing on the information technology field. What do business analysts do? In a nutshell, they're the ultimate facilitators, helping organizations implement technical solutions cost-effectively by determining and communicating technical requirements to a range ...
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    Paralegal/Legal Assistant

    Are you interested in pursuing a paralegal or legal assistant position? We’ve got the scoop on what the job entails and how to get into the field, as well as some interesting factoids about being a paralegal. h4. The Job Paralegals assist lawyers by identifying appropriate laws, judicial decisions, legal articles and other materials relevant to assigned cases. After they analyze ...
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    Lying on Your Resume: What Are the Consequences?

    Lying on Your Resume: What Are the Consequences?
    When a woman we'll call Mary was offered a high-level student-services position at a prestigious college, she was thrilled to accept. But two years later, Mary was fired despite strong performance reviews and a reputation as a rising star at the college. The reason? She lied on her resume - and got caught. An HR initiative requiring employees to furnish college ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +5
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    How to Handle Common Interview Questions

    How to Handle Common Interview Questions
    Every interview has a unique focus, but some questions are asked so often, it makes sense to do all you can to prepare for them. In order to be successful, you need a strategy - not scripted answers. Your goal should be to emphasize the experiences in your background that best fit what each interviewer is looking for. In this series, ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Avoid the Top 10 Resume Blunders

    Avoid the Top 10 Resume Blunders
    It's deceptively easy to make mistakes on your resume and exceptionally difficult to repair the damage once an employer gets it. So prevention is critical, especially if you've never written one before. Here are the most common pitfalls and how you can avoid them. h3. 1. Typos and Grammatical Errors Your resume needs to be grammatically perfect. If it isn't, employers ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Ten Interview Fashion Blunders

    Ten Interview Fashion Blunders
    Any article about what to wear to an interview might well begin with a qualifying statement covering the extremes in various states (New York and California, for example) and industries (technology, manufacturing), which are possible exceptions to the normal rules of fashion. But it might surprise you to learn that those extremes have, over the last couple of years, begun to ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Casual or Casualty?

    Casual or Casualty?
    Here are answers to some of the commonly asked questions about what to wear to the interview: h4. In a Business-Casual World, How Do I Dress for an Interview? Just a few years ago, everyone knew the answer to this question. The standard interview uniform was suit and tie for men, and a suit with a skirt for women. Anyone arriving ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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