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  • Can My Former Employer Give Me a Bad Reference?

    If you've spent any time in Corporate America, you've probably heard this myth before: leave a job under any circumstances, and the only thing your old boss can tell a prospective employer about you is when you worked at the company and which job title you held. The reality is quite different.

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  • Landing Your Dream Job With Instagram

    We've all heard the stories about how people find their dreams jobs through social media, whether it's a lead via Twitter, an introduction via Facebook or a recruiter "discovering" them via Facebook. Not often, though, do you hear about people discovering their true love via Instagram -- the social network where people post pictures and then like and/or comment on others' photos.

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  • The 10 Most Overused Buzzwords on LinkedIn [infographic]

    LinkedIn, the social network of the job seeker and the career advancer, offers opportunities to display your experience and skills in a way that is sure to impress future employers. On the other hand, it's also a good way to show that corporate-speak has completely hijacked your vocabulary.

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  • Not a Techie? Here's Why You Should Learn to Code Anyway

    Computer Science Education Week is wrapping up this weekend, and if you're in a non-computer science field, but computer science, particularly learning to code, is becoming important to all of us, in every type of job.

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  • How to Stop a Bad Job Interview in Its Tracks

    You can -- and should -- prepare thoroughly for a job interview, but no matter how many questions you practice answering and how much research you do about the job, you still might find yourself in the middle of a bad interview. Here's how to fix it.

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  • What to Do Before You Write a Resume

    Resumes are always a work in progress, but if you don't do the groundwork before you sit down to tweak yours, you could wind up with a Frankenstein's monster of a CV -- all mismatched parts.

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  • How to Get the Job When You're 'Too Old for IT'

    Blame TV shows featuring underage hackers or our post-Facebook culture for equating innovation with college kids who will drop out when they make their first million. Whatever the reason, it's a fact that many companies fill their IT jobs with folks who seem barely old enough to drive. But what if you're a slightly more experienced candidate?

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  • Is It Possible to Apply to Too Many Jobs?

    It's tempting to think of getting a job as a numbers game: send out as many resumes as you can, the theory goes, and you'll definitely get hired. While you definitely won't get hired for jobs you don't pursue, sending out thousands of resumes and cover letters can actually be overkill.

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  • 3 Ways to Calm Down at Work

    If you have a big interview, or a major presentation, or even just a normal, everyday stressful job, you're probably familiar with anxiety. And although at a certain point, professional assistance might be required, you can deal with day-to-day nerves with a few simple tricks.

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  • Your Company Is Probably Starting to Analyze You in Unbelievable Ways

    How much does your employer know about you? If they're using "people analytics," the application of big data analysis to human resource management, the answer is: probably a lot.

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  • Do Appearances Matter? (Short Answer: Yes)

    We would all like to think that we're above such mundane things as looks and presentation, but the fact is, appearances count -- a lot. The good news is that this doesn't necessarily mean that we have to be supermodels to get ahead.

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  • How to Get the Job When You're Overqualified

    There are a lot of reasons to apply for a job for which you're overqualified. Maybe you're making a career change. Maybe you've been stuck in internshipland, and you're trying to make the jump to full-time employment. Or maybe you just plain need a job, because life costs money, and the rent isn't going to pay itself. Whatever the reason, there are a few things you can do to make yourself a more attractive candidate.

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  • Sometimes, It's OK to Be the 'Weird' Job Candidate

    Most of the advice surrounding job interviews and the job hunt in general is about how to stand out -- but not too much. After all, no one wants to hire a weirdo, right? Well, it turns out that sometimes, being a bit different is a good strategy.

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  • 3 Ways to Prepare for a Video Interview

    What's more nerve-wracking than a job interview? A job interview that involves technology and all of its potential for failure -- a.k.a. the video interview.

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  • Super Mario-Style Resume Is the Best Resume Ever

    Designer Robby Leonardi's talent is too huge to be expressed in anything other than 8-bit graphics. His interactive resume looks more like a Super Mario-style game than the standard CV, and it's getting a lot of attention from retro game lovers on the internet.

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  • How to Fake Confidence in 5 Easy Steps

    Confidence is important, whether you're interviewing for a new job or trying to get promoted at the one you already have. Even if you're completely happy where you are on the corporate ladder, being confident will help you persuade other people to support you, which is essential for getting buy-in for your projects and achieving your goals. But what if you're not a naturally confident person?

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  • 5 Signs That No, You Do Not Have Great Multi-Tasking Skills

    Out of all of the skills printed on resumes, multi-tasking is probably the most overused. It is rare that an applicant will admit that he or she is unable to manage more than one task at a time, but unrealistic to believe that the entire job-force has great multi-tasking skills. Here are a few signs that you are not a great multi-tasker, along with a few quick tips to help (because, multi-tasking).
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  • 3 Tips to Make Your Online Resume Stand Out

    Submitting a resume to an online database feels like sending it into a black hole. Some never get read, and some get noticed -- but not for the right reasons. While half the battle might be simply getting the hiring manager to see your resume, the other half is making sure that you come across as professional, savvy, and the perfect candidate for the job.
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  • 3 Ways Blogging Can Help Your Career

    In the olden days (before Twitter and Facebook, etc.) blogging was largely considered to be a waste of time. If you did it at work, it was on the sly, to avoid doing your actual job. Now, of course, many of us make our living blogging. But even if you don't, there's a lot that blogging can do for you, professionally.

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  • The Importance of Internships From Lauren Berger, "The Intern Queen"

    We had the chance to chat with Lauren Berger, "The Intern Queen," to get her input on the role that internships play in preparing college students for successful careers. Here's what the internship expert had to say.
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