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  • Is Vine the Future of Resumes and Job Applications?

    The current economy has left a lot of people jobless (about 7.7 percent in America), which means that job candidates need to find new and creative ways to make them stand out to potential employers. One journalist, Dawn Siff, took to new video social networking app Vine to show off her skills.
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  • Why You Should Never Quit in a Huff

    If you're a human person who has ever had a job, you've probably had fantasies of quitting abruptly -- maybe in a spectacularly cinematic fashion, involving speeches, rude gestures, and possibly an overturned desk or two. But if you're wise, you'll resist the impulse. Alas, it seems that storming off the job is never the right answer in terms of your career.

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  • Why You Should Think of Your Resume as a Sales Pitch

    It's one of the most frustrating things to deal with when you're writing a resume: what to leave out. And if you're a jack of all trades, you might wind up leaving out more than that include. Here's why that's perfectly OK.

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  • How Risky Is It to List Personal Information on a Job Application?

    Every day, we read stories about companies suffered data breaches. Worst case scenario, these security issues can lead to identity theft, which is why privacy experts tell us to guard our personal information closely. But what about during the job application process, when you're more or less compelled to give up private information, such as social security numbers?

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  • How to Look for a Job While You're at Work

    Seventy-four percent of workers admitted to looking for jobs while they were on the job, according to a recent survey from Right Management -- and that's just the people who would admit it.
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  • These 3 Appearance-Related Issues Can Keep You From Getting Hired

    Don't worry: I'm not about to tell you that there's a perfect hair length or a magical suit that all would-be hires must wear to their next job interview. However, the fact is that job interviews are (at least partially) about first impressions. So it behooves you to make sure your appearance is up to snuff before you head off to meet the person who will hopefully be your boss.

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  • Are Employers Waiting for Purple Squirrels?

    The economy added 236,000 jobs in February, but openings are staying vacant much longer than they did during the halcyon days of pre-recession hiring. Much has been made of the supposed skills gap between the unemployed and the jobs available, but is part of the problem that employers are being, well, picky?

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  • Use a Practice Interview to Help You Get the Job

    Have you ever seen yourself on film? It's an eye-opening experience. Also, generally speaking, an eye-twitching experience, full of tics and mannerisms we never knew we had. Here's how to not do any of that when you're interviewing for a job.

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  • Job Interview Questions That Will Catch You Off-Guard

    Job interview questions are often standard, allowing you to prepare all your answers before you meet with your new potential employer. But some companies like to ask questions that throw you completely off-guard.

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  • 5 Tricks to Get Your Resume Past Applicant Screening Systems

    Most large companies now use screening software to filter applicant resumes. Getting your CV through the net sometimes has more to do with formatting than with the quality of your experience.

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  • 3 Reasons You Didn't Get the Job

    There's nothing more frustrating than turning in the interview performance of your life, only to be told later on that you didn't get the job. In some ways, it's easier when you know what you did wrong. At least then, you can learn from your mistakes and move on.

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  • 3 Crazy Resumes That Will Inspire You

    Is your resume lacking a certain oomph? Perhaps you can draw inspiration from these, er, eccentric CVs. Savvy Sugar's got nine of 'em, but these were some of our favorites.

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  • 4 Ways to Stay Inspired During Your Job Search

    Sometimes, it's tough to keep your spirits up during a job search. Just because you know that positive thinking can help you land your dream job, doesn't mean that it's easy to get your head in the game.

    Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to start thinking job-getting thoughts. Brittany Schlacter at Come Recommended offers some tips on staying inspired.

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  • How to Write the Perfect Job Description

    Some job descriptions read like the intention of the writer is to psych out any potential applicants. Others seem like the winner of the quirkiest company essay contest. Obviously, neither are a good idea if you're trying to find the best hires. So what should you do instead?

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  • How to Use LinkedIn to Get a Job

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  • If These 3 Things Happen During Your Job Interview, Don't Take the Job

    During a slow economy, it's hard to turn down even the least appealing job offer. But there are a few danger signs which, if they come up during an interview, are a definite sign that you should not take the job.

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  • 3 Little Things About Corporate Culture That Make a Big Difference

    If you're going on a job interview in the near future, you probably already have your list of big questions to ask in order to figure out if this is the gig for you. But while you're looking at the big issues, don't forget about the little ones -- the seemingly innocuous tells that give you real insight into what it would be like to work at this place on a day-to-day basis.

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  • How to Explain Gaps in Your Resume

    What's the downside to no longer being in a recession? For folks who are still out of work, it's harder than ever to explain those long periods of unemployment, even if it's not their fault. (And it very well might not be. The economy is better than it was, but it's still most charitably described as "slow.")

    The trick, writes Priscilla Claman at Harvard Business Review, is to describe your out-of-work story the right way.

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  • How to Quit Gracefully

    Quitting your job sounds like it should be easy. As long as you don't flip over a table, Housewives-style, or call anyone any names, you're golden, right?

    In all seriousness, there is a science and an art to quitting in a way that won't haunt you down the road. Most industries are like living a small town: mess up with one person, and it's liable to get around. The key is to do your prep work ahead of time, so that you can exit as elegantly as possible.

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  • 3 Ways to Make an Interviewer Like You

    Everybody knows that job interviews are, on some level, a popularity contest. Unless you have a rare skill set and are applying for a job where you never have to talk to anyone, your interviewer will be as interested in your ability to get along with folks at the office as your aptitude for the job.

    The good news is that there's plenty of stuff you can do to make the interviewer realize how much more fun you are than the other candidates. With thanks to Bloomberg Businessweek and Freemoneyfinance.com, we present a few easy ways to make an interviewer fall in love with your sterling personality:

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