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    Writing Achievement Oriented Resumes

    Writing Achievement Oriented Resumes
    Any company will hire any employee if they feel that employee will add value to their business. So, the core of a strong resume is this: proof that you have made an impact on previous employers. In my practice as a professional resume writer, I constantly meet people who have made a great impact on the companies they worked for, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Election 2008: Obama, McCain on Jobs & Retirement

    Election 2008: Obama, McCain on Jobs & Retirement
    Many Americans are still undecided about for whom they will cast their vote. While many elections in recent memory have been close, none seems to be quite so momentous. Not only because of the historic implications of electing either the nation's first black President or its first female Vice-President, but because never before has a Presidential election coincided with such economic ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    3 Ways to Handle a Hostile Interviewer

    3 Ways to Handle a Hostile Interviewer
    We’ve all been in interviews when it seems like all the interviewer wants to do is trip you up. It’s like everything you say is somehow misinterpreted to mean something completely different. How can you diffuse such an uncomfortable situation? First, understand that the interviewer’s hostility is probably not about you. Most likely, the interviewer started his day off by arguing ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    7 Ways to Handle Your Dysfunctional Office

    7 Ways to Handle Your Dysfunctional Office
    Workplace dysfunction may be funny when you’re watching “The Office,” but it’s serious business when you’re trying to cope with it every day. The good news is that it doesn’t have to bring you down. Nobody says dealing with dysfunction is easy, but if you follow this advice, chances are you can at least stay above the fray: • Step Away ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +8
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    10 Career-Ending Style Sins

    10 Career-Ending Style Sins
    While the world may be leaning toward more casual attire, there are still a number of fashion mistakes and faux pas you need to avoid regardless of the occasion or dress code. They include: 1. Wearing The Wrong Colors All skin tones are not created equal. The lime green or hot pink that you saw on the runways may look fabulous ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    How to Follow Up After an Awkward Interview

    How to Follow Up After an Awkward Interview
    Have you ever left an interview knowing something went awry? It can happen for a variety of reasons: Your gut tells you that this is not where you want to work, you had an uncomfortable exchange with the interviewer, or you forgot the interviewer's name altogether. Here are tips for following up after different awkward interview situations: You Don’t Like the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Switching Careers: Attorney Considering HR

    Switching Careers: Attorney Considering HR
    A reader writes: "I am a disgruntled attorney and have been practicing a little over 5 years. I recently attended a CLE that was attended by a healthy mix of lawyers and HR managers and was kind of fascinated by HR. Granted, this was a very delicious HR topic - Workplace Investigations - but I talked to a few HR folks ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Stop Toxic Managers Before They Stop You

    Stop Toxic Managers Before They Stop You
    You've been there. We've all been there. The manager who bullies, threatens, yells. The manager whose mood swings determine the climate of the office on any given workday. Who forces employees to whisper in sympathy in cubicles and hallways. The backbiting, belittling boss from hell. Call it what you want: poor interpersonal skills, unfortunate office practices, but some people, by sheer, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Catch Their Eye with a Captivating Cover Letter

    Catch Their Eye with a Captivating Cover Letter
    You've circled the ad in Sunday's paper and loaded your resume with punchy verbs. Your dream job is in sight, but you're not ready for the job hunt until you've crafted the perfect cover letter. The cover letter is your chance to give the powers-that-be more than just your name, rank and serial number. But if you don't pay attention to ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Legal Landmines for Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors During Bad Economic Times

    Legal Landmines for Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors During Bad Economic Times
    "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" is not only the name of a popular song from the 1960s, it also describes the feelings of most employers who, because of competition, business costs or our current bad economy must reduce the size of their employment budget. By the time an employer has to "downsize," the economic factors driving that decision have already ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Y Stay: Employee Retention of Generation Y

    Y Stay: Employee Retention of Generation Y
    “I quit,” a statement most employers do not want to hear coming from their employees. Employee turnover is costly to any organization in that it calls for recruiting replacements, training those replacements, and bringing productivity back to an optimal level. However, this becomes increasingly important by the year 2014. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that by 2014 we will ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Denied an Internal Promotion

    Denied an Internal Promotion
    A reader writes: Recently, my manager decided to introduce a new position that would be in between my current position and his position, basically someone to make sure the daily job functions of me and my coworkers get done at the company's computer support desk. This position was opened to both internal and external applicants, and he encouraged both me and ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Avoid the Top 10 HR mistakes!

    Avoid the Top 10 HR mistakes!
    1. What you don't track once you could pay for twice. For example, having to compensate departing employees for unrecorded-but used-vacation time. Develop a system for tracking time off and be sure to use it. 2. When you don't "keep up with the Jones's" in terms of pay and benefits, you could lose your best employees or prospective hires. Know ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +8
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    3 Sure-Fire Ways to Scare Off Potential Employers

    3 Sure-Fire Ways to Scare Off Potential Employers
    You put together the perfect resume and emailed copies to five or ten of your target companies. That was several weeks ago and you haven’t heard a thing. Why haven’t any of your potential employers called? Of course, there could be any number of reasons, especially in a highly-competitive job market. However, if you are feeling stalled in your job search, ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    5 Skills Everyone Needs Today

    5 Skills Everyone Needs Today
    In order to become an expert, you must first master the basics. So what are the basic skills in today's workplace? Roberta Chinsky Matuson, principal of Human Resource Solutions, a human resource consulting firm in Massachusetts, and Sheri Mullen, an independent human resources manager, lay out the basic skills today's HR worker should have. [widget:292] Write Away Matuson and Mullen both ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Successfully Closing the Interview

    Successfully Closing the Interview
    "So, when do I start?" A question like that is about as aggressive as you can get at the close of the interview. It may knock the interviewer for a loop and appear to be overly aggressive, but some people think of it as closing the sale. For some people it has worked. For others this approach may not feel comfortable, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    The Importance of Resume Focus

    The Importance of  Resume Focus
    Lack of focus is one of the most common errors people make on their resume, but a strong focus is critical to showing the employer that you match his or her needs. Your resume must clearly show: a) What makes you valuable b) How you will help potential employers Identifying Unique Value Proposition Most resumes don’t represent the living, breathing person ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Worst Workplace Distractions

    The Worst Workplace Distractions
    If you think it's getting harder and harder to concentrate at work, you're not alone. Experts say workplace distractions are so widespread that even managers who extend their workday hours cannot avoid disruptions by colleagues, which come in the form of project requests, meeting reminders, last-minute or changing demands, emotional breakdowns, and even expressions of love. Read the story [page] Chances ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Write a Career Summary: Generate Interest with a High-Impact Summary Statement

     How to Write a Career Summary: Generate Interest with a High-Impact Summary Statement
    Hiring managers are busy people. A single job posting might attract thousands of resumes. To get noticed, create a career summary (AKA career objective) statement. The goal of this section is to develop a hard-hitting introductory declaration packed with your most sought-after skills, abilities, accomplishments and attributes. On your Monster resume, use the Objective section to present your summary. Take these ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Feel Like Someone's Watching? You're Probably Right.

    Feel Like Someone's Watching? You're Probably Right.
    Ever wonder if your boss knows you've been reading job postings, or if there's an IT worker who read that mushy e-mail you sent to your latest love interest? Such seeming paranoia may not be as unrealistic as we'd like to believe. "You are being watched at work whether you know it or not," says Lewis Maltby, president of the National ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?