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  • The Anatomy of a Great Resume [infographic]

    It's time to look for a job. What do you do now? The first thing you should do -- and the most important thing you can do, according to this Top Counseling Schools infographic -- is to create the perfect resume.

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  • Everyone Will Have to Become an Entrepreneur [infographic]

    At the rate that jobs are being outsourced, and with more and more companies choosing to bring in contractors instead of employees, a perfect storm is being created. That storm could result in a whole new world of entrepreneurs who could replace employees, as this Funders and Founders indicates.

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  • Pros & Cons of Hiring Friends

    Most companies like to hire by referral whenever possible. Workers love it because it allows them to network their way into new jobs; organizations love it, because good workers tend to recommend other good workers. So what could possibly be the downside to all of this?

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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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  • Start Doing the Work for Tomorrow's Job Today

    You've probably heard the expression, "dress for the job you want." But how about doing the work for the job you want -- even before you get it?

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  • 4 Jobs for Foodies -- Even If You Can't Cook

    Do what you love, the old adage goes, and you'll never work a day in your life. But what if what you love is food -- as in eating, but not cooking it? Is there a way to make your hobby your dream job?

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  • 5 Ways to Discover True Happiness After Getting Fired

    Is it possible to be happier after you get fired? It is if you look at things from the right perspective.

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  • Job Searching? Don't Forget These 3 Factors

    Looking for a job is a full-time job. No wonder, then, that many of us lose sight of our goals in the frenzy to get hired.

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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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  • Are You a Good Candidate for a Startup?

    Working at a startup is often more appealing than going the corporate route; however, a recent survey from HireArt suggests that half of job applicants don't actually know what working for a startup company entails.

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  • 5 Things to Think About Before You Accept a Job

    Let's be honest: the first question in most of our minds when we're evaluating a job offer is, "What does it pay?" Without an adequate salary, all the gym memberships and dental plans in the world won't make us happy at our jobs.

    But salary isn't the end all, be all of job requirements. HR expert and Career Spin blogger Mike Spinale offers this list of other important considerations to ponder before signing on the dotted line.

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  • 3 (More) Signs It's Time to Quit Your Job

    Even people who love their jobs have days when they'd rather be home watching TV. And since most folks fall somewhat short of absolutely adoring what they do, it's hard to tell when it's time to quit … and when it's just a bad day.

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  • 5 Ways You Might Be Sabotaging Your Job Search

    Do you ever feel like Bill Murray in the movie "Groundhog Day," doomed to repeat the same actions over and over again, without a positive result? If so, says career expert Amanda Augustine, it's possible that you're working against yourself.

    In honor of February 2, Augustine presents us with five possible things we might be doing in our job hunt that keep us running around in circles. If you're doing everything you should be doing, but still aren't having any luck, Augustine says, it's time to ask yourself these questions:

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  • 3 People You Need When You're Looking for a Job

    Looking for a job is stressful under any circumstances. If you're searching while employed, you're trying to be discreet and effective at the same time; if you're looking for a new gig while you're unemployed, you've got financial stress to cope with on top of conducting a professional search. No wonder, then, that experts advise you to assemble a pit crew to get yourself through the job search race.

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  • How to Recover From a Bad Interview

    We've all been there: That moment when you close an office door and all you want to do is hit your head against a wall because you just know that interview did not go well. You didn't ask the right questions, you should have used this word instead of that word, you forgot to mention the skills you learned from your last job. Instead, you keep your shoulders back and leave the head-smacking until later, when you are safely out of view of the company's employees, who are surely judging you.

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  • 4 Sneaky Tips for Your Stealth Job Hunt

    The best time to look for a job is when you have a job, but the trick is to manage the search process without alienating your current boss. Life coach Lauren Mackler recently spoke with the Grindstone about the best ways to conduct your under-the-radar job search.

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  • 3 Signs It's Time to Quit Your Job

    Should you stay or should you go? The decision to quit your job is harder than ever during a down economy, which has been the status quo for some years now, even if we haven't technically been in a recession for some time. There are times, however, when you need to say, "So long, suckers," and look for new employment. (We advise you not to do that literally, no matter what the circumstances of your departure.)

    Here's how to tell if you need a new job:

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  • 7 Confessions of Job Interviews Gone Wrong

    When it comes to interviewing for a new job, first impressions are everything. You want to project confidence, ability, and professionalism. Some people were born to be interviewed, while others are forced to learn from their mistakes. We asked PayScale users to tell us the error of their interview ways. So the next time you interview for a new job, take heed and don't let these things happen to you.

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  • When to Expect a Reply From a Job Application

    The long-awaited reply after sending out a job application is daunting, frustrating and makes even the best of us anxious and impatient. Vivian Giang of Business Insider found one way to track just how long it will take before your hear back from a potential employer.

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