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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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  • Older Narcissists Prefer Facebook Over Twitter

    We all know it is unwise to post pictures of yourself in your underwear on social media sites and just hope the recruiter you are meeting with next week never sees it. But which social media you like to use may affect how potential employers view you.
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  • Career Confessions: Social Media Mistakes

    There's a reason why (good) friends don’t let friends tweet when they're drunk. It's because they have enough smarts to know that it only takes one inappropriate post to get a person fired or in a sticky dilemma at work. Let's take a look at some people who failed to protect themselves from the unforgiving winds of social media destruction.
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  • The Career Monogamy Dilemma [infographic]

    Careers are much like marriages: they both consume your every waking moment, they're both love/hate relationships, and, statistically speaking, they usually end in some sort of separation. We'll take a look at why professionals nowadays have wandering eyes when it comes to their careers.

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  • 5 Ways to Not Get Hired [infographic]

    Nowadays, recruiters are cracking down on background checks and are turning to social media to see what potential candidates are really all about. Safeguard your professional reputation by not committing these five social media offenses -- unless you enjoy being unemployed.
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  • Dominate Your Job Interview With Posture

    The key to landing the job you want doesn't always come down to having a perfectly constructed cover letter or even emphasizing your impressive qualifications. It might sound superficial, but it often comes down to your posture.
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  • Do Part-Time Jobs Hurt Your Career?

    What do you do when you can't find a full-time job? If possible, get a part-time gig -- or two. It's a good temporary solution to the problem of being unemployed. The problem sometimes comes later, when you have to spin those entries on your resume.

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  • Quora Question of the Week: Choosing a Major or Career When You Have Too Many Interests

    Do you have too many interests and don't know in which direction to take your career? We turn to the Quora community to see what members have to say about selecting the right career path, regardless of what tickles your fancy.
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  • 5 Ways to Align Your Social Media and Career Goals

    Don't let your social media derail your path to success. Here are five ways to help you align your social media use with your career goals.
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  • The 5 Biggest Mistakes Career Changers Make

    Here at PayScale, we’ve highlighted the success stories of many career changers from all walks of life, age groups, and backgrounds. However, what we haven’t discussed in great detail are some of the potential pitfalls of switching careers. Any career change has a 50/50 chance of going either good or bad. For the brave at heart, a career change can be the best thing to happen to an individual seeking a new and better opportunity.
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  • How to Politely Ask for a Job Referral

    Perhaps the most potent tool in your job search bag is an excellent employment reference letter from a former boss or co-worker. It’s true that it can be somewhat awkward to ask for one months and even years after you’ve left a company. However, it’s absolutely necessary if you want to be successful in your career search.

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  • 5 Reasons Recruiters Are Ignoring Your LinkedIn Profile

    All the career experts said that LinkedIn was the place to be for job hunters. You made a LinkedIn profile, but now the recruiters are staying away in droves. What gives?

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  • How LinkedIn Helps Passive Job Seekers Land Their Dream Jobs

    You already know by now that LinkedIn is a great tool to help with your job search, but it's also the place to be when you're NOT directly looking for a job. Passive job seekers are already employed, but willing to take on a new opportunity, should the offer fit the bill. So, whether you're actively seeking a job or not, LinkedIn is where it's at.
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  • 5 Tips for People Who Are Sort of Looking for a New Job

    Gone are the days when American workers stayed at the same company for fifty years and retired with a pension and a gold watch. In fact, workers change jobs every 5.4 years, on average. This means we're always looking for work on some level -- even if we really love our jobs.

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  • Dance It Out: 10 Songs for Your Career Comeback

    Put down the Ben & Jerry’s, turn off the Netflix, and unfurl from the fetal position. Whether you were fired, laid off, or passed over for a promotion, we all experience career setbacks. Sometimes, in order to make a comeback, you just have to dance it out.

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  • How to Target Your Resume to the Job

    We all know we need to dress the part when we're applying for a job. Dress codes are different for job interviews in finance than they are in tech. But according to a recent article in U.S. News, the way you style your resume could be even more important than whether or not you wear a suit to meet the hiring manager.

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  • Would You Apply for Jobs on Your Phone?

    One-third of LinkedIn members who view jobs on the professional networking site do so through their mobile phones, and the company is now betting that they will be willing to apply for jobs through their phones, as well.

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  • Here's How to Lie on Your Resume

    We've written a novel's worth of material at this point on why it's a bad idea to lie on your resume, but what about when your actual skill set doesn't seem to be getting you in the door?

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  • Online Interviewing: Why Body Language Means Everything

    Don't bother ironing your slacks for your next job interview, because you probably won't need them. Now that employers have opted for virtual interviews, you can probably get away with looking professional from the waist up. That doesn't mean you're off the hook when it comes to body language, however.

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  • Ford Taps Into Social Media to Fill More Than 3,000 Jobs

    Ford Motor Company launched a social campaign called, "The Distance Between You and an Amazing Career Has Never Been Shorter" to spread the word about the thousands of jobs the company is looking to fill this year. Social media has now become a popular and effective way for employers to seek out candidates.
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