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    10 Things NOT to Wear to Your Work Holiday Party

    What Not to Wear #1: Tacky Holiday Sweaters Why Not? For some professionals, wearing holiday sweaters and vests seems to be acceptable (at least ironically). But while some of your coworkers may get a kick out of seeing you wear Rudolph with a big red pom pom nose front and center, an adult only holiday party calls for more mature attire. ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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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    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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    5 Free Career Reinvention Tools

    5 Free Career Reinvention Tools
    For years, I've been a sucker for those magazine quizzes that purportedly measure your fashion (or dating or relationship) smarts with just a handful of questions. Even though I know full well that it is unrealistic to expect to glean any meaningful conclusions from these simple tools, I still find the results of these quizzes intriguing. And surprisingly, despite the limitations ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Use Your Vacation Time Wisely

    [photo:103087] Working all year without a vacation is like driving a car for 12 months without stopping to change the oil. You might keep running, but you're probably heading for a breakdown. "Vacations are an easy way to recharge the batteries and regroup for the next challenge," says Judy Meleliat, senior vice president for Xylo, a Web-based work-life solutions provider that's ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Write Masterpiece Resumes and Nail Interviews

    How to Write Masterpiece Resumes and Nail Interviews
    Since we are constantly trying to out-smart old-money fraternity boys and improve our chances of getting a new job or promotion, we've got to know how to carry ourselves. But is it not true that many of us rely on our outgoing personalities to outperform others? Of course, this is an important part of being an empowered woman; but how can ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +10
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    How To Ask if Your Résumé has Been Received

    How To Ask if Your Résumé has Been Received
    How To Ask if Your Résumé has Been Received Every job seeker knows that you often submit résumés without hearing anything in return. You wind up sitting by the phone or computer desperate to know if the human resources people have received your resume, especially since you can't just call up and say, "Hey, did you get it or not?" Resumés ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Careers for Creative Types

    Careers for Creative Types
    So you are the creative type. That means you probably don’t see pushing pencils over stacks of paper on a mahogany desk in your future… but maybe you do see pushing paints over a canvas on a wooden easel. Or perhaps you want to develop the next blockbuster video game, direct the next blockbuster film or write the next blockbuster book. ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Your Work Values Checklist

    [photo:102383] Every day, we make choices -- some without careful consideration. Whether we realize it or not, often our career choice is based on values rather than the work. Values are the beliefs, attitudes and judgments we prize. Are you aware of your values? Do you act on them? Use this checklist to get a better idea of what's important to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Step-by-Step Guide to a Traditional Résumé Template

    Step-by-Step Guide to a Traditional Résumé Template
    Job Seeker's First and Last Name Street Address - City, State ZIP Telephone Number - Email Address PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY AND OBJECTIVE Your professional summary is your persuasive sales pitch that introduces you to potential employers and allows them to place you in context based on their hiring needs. Compose three to five sentences touting your key capabilities and unique experience, ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Impress the Hiring Manager (and the Receptionist)

     Impress the Hiring Manager (and the Receptionist)
    You stroll into the job interview, feeling pretty confident. You’re got the qualifications the employer is looking for, and believe you really connected with the hiring manager. When you leave, you expect to be getting a call soon. You feel you’ve got this job in the bag. But after you leave, something happens. The executive asks the administrative assistant, or secretary, ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Healthcare Jobs: Education and Nurses' Salaries

    Healthcare Jobs: Education and Nurses' Salaries
    If you want to be a nurse, you're in luck; the sweeping demand is expected to intensify. But what about starting salaries for nurses? How much do RNs make compared to nurse practitioners? And what kind of education do nurses need? You've heard it before. These days there aren't enough nurses to go around, and demand is expected to soar as ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Interview Feedback: The DIY Guide To Putting Your Best Foot Forward

    Interview Feedback: The DIY Guide To Putting Your Best Foot Forward
    You know the feeling: That moment in the interview when you realize the opportunity has passed you by. Or perhaps you think you're interviewing well, but you aren't getting any results. You need to figure out what you are doing wrong and fix it ASAP. But where do you start? Third-party headhunters and recruitment agencies often provide invaluable feedback when they ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    General Cover Letter Template

    General Cover Letter Template
    Your first and last name Mailing Address City, State ZIP Telephone Number(s) Email Address Current Date Prospective Employer Professional Title company Name Mailing Address Dear (Address target formally-Mr., Mrs., Professor, etc. - unless you were instructed to use first name): Introduce yourself by explaining briefly why you are interested in this person, company, or position. Do not begin with, "Hi. My ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Functional Résumé Template

    Functional Résumé Template
    Your First and Last Name Street Address - City, State ZIP Telephone Number - Email Address CAREER OBJECTIVE Clearly and concisely explain what you offer and what you seek. Focus on specific industries or lines of business but avoid listing job titles. Organized, enthusiastic quick study with great ability to multitask and problem-solve seeks an opportunity in sales and customer service. ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Don't Let the Recession Underestimate Your Career Value

    [photo:104758] I recently had the pleasure of working with a very talented marketing professional who wanted to explore opportunities outside of her company. She was on the executive track within her company, but wanted to make sure that she was making the best decisions for her career. After working with her on her resume and other career marketing tools, I was ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    Overcome Family Pressure: Drive Your Own Career

    Overcome Family Pressure: Drive Your Own Career
    Brian (not a real person) was a successful accountant. He made a good living, had been promoted several times and worked for a respected firm. Yet Brian was unhappy and didn't know why. He had done everything he should have, at least according to the messages he'd received from his family. But by following those messages instead of listening to his ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Discover the Work You Were Born to Do

    So you've been hearing that voice again, the one that says you're not doing what you were born to do. That may be true, but how do you figure out what you should be doing? To begin answering this question, examine whether your current career path matches your core interests, beliefs, values, needs and skills. Professional career counselors usually undertake this ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Got the Cool New Job—Now What?

    Got the Cool New Job—Now What?
    Congratulations on landing that great new job and advancing your career! Now it’s time to plan how you will be successful in this new role. Many a career has suffered when people have failed to plan for starting a new job or worse, they assumed that what made them successful in the past will be the same things that will lead ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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