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  • Does Your Resume Contain One of These Overused Professional Buzzwords?

    LinkedIn recently compiled the latest version of its annual Top 10 Overused Professional Buzzwords rankings, which draw on the social networking site's 187 million users. Does your resume contain one of these tired descriptors?

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  • 9 Tips for Applying for Jobs Online

    How did you find your last job? Chances are you applied for your current position online rather than by sending your resume by fax. In today's tech world, many job applications and initial screenings are done online. So, how can you give yourself the best shot at an interview?

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  • Want to Ace That Interview? Try the STAR Technique

    Most of us are nervous enough on job interviews. Trying to remember all your sterling qualities, without coming off like you're bragging or are totally flattened with stage fright can seem almost impossible.

    And the worst questions are those open-ended "Describe the most difficult or rewarding…" But thanks to the ever-helpful Lifehacker, we now have a framework for answering these tough questions -- the STAR model.

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  • Are Part-Time Workers the New Norm in Retail?

    Major retailers rely more on part-time workers now than ever. Is this a fleeting trend or a sign of the new norm?

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  • LinkedIn Endorsements Make Recommendations Super-Simple

    LinkedIn endorsements, the social networking site's newest feature, enable users to express their support of colleagues' skills in just a few clicks. Can this feature streamline the online vetting process?

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  • 3 Times It's OK to Stretch the Truth on a Resume

    We've all heard the advice that we should never, ever lie on a resume -- and even if we hadn't, the number of famous folks who've had to step down because of their fibs would clue us in. But is it ever OK to bend the facts, even just a little?

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  • The End of the Job Interview?

    Here's a new trend that could change how we get hired -- the "try before you buy" arrangement. LinkedIn blogger Hunter Walk says that he's seen trial periods replace the interview process at several startups in recent months, with everyone from executives to product managers opting to work in advisory or temporary basis before taking the plunge.

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  • Before Making a Drastic Career Change, Try a LifeSwap

    If you've ever pondered ditching your finance career for that of, say, a social worker, a startup called LifeSwap aims to help you experience that career change without turning in your two-week notice. LifeSwap lets users follow a chosen professional for a few hours a day -- think of it as a short-term unpaid internship of sorts.

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  • Having Trouble Getting Hired? Blame Talent Management Software

    If you've been having trouble landing a job lately, talent management software may partially be to blame. Corporate human resources departments are increasingly asking applicants to complete questionnaires or do pre-interview screening sessions that are then graded by a computer algorithm. Can such software really predict a good hire better than humans?

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  • Hacker Tour is a Mobile Recruiting Unit for College Programmers

    What do startups like StubHub, SoundCloud, Etsy, Square and Codecademy have in common? They're among the 26 startups that have signed on to sponsor Hacker Tour, a giant tour bus aimed at helping startups connect with and recruit college programmers. Hacker Tour heads from university to university targeting young coders and engineers over a period of eight weeks -- think of a guerrilla career fair. Can savvy recruiting initiatives like this one help fuel entrepreneurship?

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  • How to Answer the 'Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?' Interview Question

    It's a question we've all been asked at one point or another during an interview: "Where do you see yourself in five years?" This stock question can make or break your interview, and WorkAwesome recently shared a great three-step strategy to help you answer it perfectly.

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  • 12 Unique Skills Startup Employees Need for Faster Promotions

    Q: What's one unusual skill employees need to get promoted faster at a startup or small biz?

    The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.
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  • 3 Ways to Be a Fairy Job Mother for a Friend

    In These Tough Economic Times (tm everyone), there's no nicer gift to give than the gift of employment. Which is to say that if you have the means to help one of your pals get a job, you absolutely should.

    Redbook has some great tips on how to act as a fairy job mother for a friend. Here are three things to keep in mind:

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  • 5 Personality Traits Employers Love Hiring

    A whopping 88 perent of employers prioritize "cultural fit" within the company over technical skills when hiring new employees, according to a Universum survey. In a recent column, Forbes' Meghan Casserly broke down this research, which encompasses the responses from 1,200 major companies, to uncover the personality traits employers love hiring.

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  • Two Out of Three Workers Are Looking for New Jobs, Often by Using Social Media

    This will come as a surprise to almost no one who has been riding out the bad economy over the past couple of years, but even people who have jobs now would like new ones. In fact, a recent survey by Jobvite, 69 percent of employed folks are looking for new gigs, and many of them are using social media to do it.

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  • 3 Ways Your Boss Can Tell You're Looking for a Job

    You might think that you're successfully keeping your job hunt on the down low, but according to a column Ruth Mantell posted today at MarketWatch, you may be missing a few key steps. These telltale signs of a jobseeker might tip off your boss to your exit strategy.

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  • Don't Make These Career Killing Email Mistakes

    Sometimes, it seems like email was invented for the sole purpose of driving everyone crazy. Sure, it makes some types of communication easier. And yes, it's faster than sending a letter and less time-consuming than making a phone call. But it's also a minefield of potential job-ending errors.

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  • 5 Fall Job Search Tips

    As the summer comes to a close, it's time to reenergize your job-hunting efforts. These fall job search tips from Business Insider will help narrow your focus on the factors that will help you land your next gig.

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  • Is Your Star Employee Looking for a New Job? [infographic]

    This Mindflash infographic explores seven signs that your star employee might be looking for a new job. Changes in his or her dress, a productivity drop and unusual requests for time off are just some of these signs.

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  • Are Projects the New Job Interviews?

    We've heard pundits proclaim the death of the resume for years; in a new piece for Harvard Business Review, MIT research fellow Michael Schrage declares that job interviews have been replaced by projects. Companies are increasingly asking job applicants to perform actual work, often in the form of a one-of-a-kind project, to land the position. Is this exploitative or inevitable?

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