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  • Is Your Job Right for You? 4 Ways to Tell

    Penelope Trunk, cofounder of Brazen Careerist, would like to save you some time.

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  • Federal Sequester Slashes Unemployment Checks

    Politics just got a whole lot more real for anyone relying on federal jobless benefits. The much-threatened and finally-enacted sequester, an $85 billion slash-and-burn federal budget cut, started trickling down to the everyman these past two months. It translated to, among other things, some folks getting a smaller unemployment check and others being cut off entirely.
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  • Has College Outlived Its Usefulness?

    As the cost of college soars to unsustainable heights, its efficacy has been seriously called into question. Students now have direct access to employers, open-access online courses and a jaded outlook of "finding the right fit" when selecting a place to pursue their higher education. With so many colleges giving such a low return on investment, more people demand to know what they're actually paying for.
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  • 8 Tips for Surviving Your First Week as a Temp

    In a tough job market, many folks are turning to temporary and contract assignments in order to land work in their fields. This is especially helpful for those who are new college graduates or career changers. Temping also has multiple benefits for job seekers.
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  • #HireMe - Using Hashtags to Land Your Dream Job

    Social media is a great tool for job seekers. Because today's job market is so competitive, it's necessary to use a bit of creativity to get noticed in the vast sea of applicants. Social media, especially hashtags, can help differentiate candidates from the competition. What started out as a way to identify keywords and trendy phrases turned out to be a valuable and unconventional means to effectively get noticed by employers.

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  • How to Snag Your Dream Job Using Your Smartphone

    In today's highly competitive job market, snagging your dream career may seem like just another pipe dream. But, thanks to modern advances in mobile technology, it's now easier than ever to make your career aspirations reality.
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  • Young America's Job Crisis

    U.S. youngsters are having a tougher time finding work than their counterparts in other wealthy, large economies. What's going on here? In the land of plenty, shouldn't young talent have a smorgasbord of job offerings to choose from?
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  • 5 Things NOT to Say in a Job Interview

    We’ve all been there at some point in the job search process. Sitting in the interview hot seat with sweaty palms, waiting for the interviewer to start rattling off questions that somehow we must answer skillfully. It can seem a lot like an interrogation. This experience can make even the most practiced candidate resort to saying something foolish, merely as a result of being nervous. It’s referred to as the “foot-in-the-mouth” syndrome and it can happen to the best of us!
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  • Fed Should Shift Focus to Expand Employment

    If we want the economy to really rally, we need to do something about unemployment. It seems, at first, a semantic ploy, to call for the U.S. Federal Reserve to shift its approach from slashing the jobless rate to actually expanding employment. But there is a difference, and it's less subtle than you might think.
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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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