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    What's Age Got to Do with It?

    What's Age Got to Do with It?
    Chris Carter, formerly president of a Cincinnati-area auto parts maker, has suspected for some time that his age (he's 59) could make it more difficult to land his next job as a senior executive. His fears were confirmed recently when Carter (not his real name) contacted a recruiter about a top post at another parts maker. "The recruiter told me, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Email etiquette: What your response time reveals about your personality

    Email etiquette: What your response time reveals about your personality
    It's usually considered polite when a friend or colleague replies to your email promptly. But such a swift response may have a downside - it may mean the sender is stressed or has low self-esteem, according to research. Dr Karen Renaud, a lecturer at the University of Glasgow, who carried out the study, said email users come in three categories - ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Catching Résumé Liars

    Catching Résumé Liars
    Watch out, would-be fibbers. In the wake of last year's cheating expulsions at Duke's Fuqua School of Business and May's scandal over alleged cheating on the GMAT, business schools are scrutinizing applications harder than ever. And so-called résumé puffing, or exaggerating your work experience and qualifications—even slightly—to appear more desirable, could cost you an acceptance letter. In recent years, admission officials ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Playing the Job-Hunt Game: Do You Want an HR Third-Party Recruiter?

    Playing the Job-Hunt Game: Do You Want an HR Third-Party Recruiter?
    The tables have turned, and you are now considering working with an HR third-party recruiter as a candidate. Don't be one of those HR people who assumes to know it all when it comes to recruiting. It's probably been a while since you conducted your last search. Refresh yourself with these rules before you start knocking on doors. Who Do ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Geographically Limited Job Search

    The Geographically Limited Job Search
    by Peter Vogt | Monster Senior Contributing Writer Job hunting becomes harder than usual when you have to confine your search geographically. But you can find a job under such constraints with the right strategy. Start Sooner Rather Than Later, Especially If You're Moving After graduating from Brown University in 2004, Stephanie Harris looked for a job long distance for ...
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    Cover Letter Etiquette

    Cover Letter Etiquette
    by Kim Isaacs | Monster Resume Expert Job seekers often spend countless hours developing their resumes and then treat their cover letters as an afterthought. This can be a critical mistake; the cover letter can help your resume get noticed. Think of the cover letter as your resume's cheerleading section. To make the best impression, follow these etiquette rules: [widget:newsjobseekers] Say ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Are You in a Rut?

    Are You in a Rut?
    You've always considered yourself a top-notch professional, but lately, it seems you're losing your touch. You don't feel like you fit in anymore. It's as if you walked into the office one morning and everything was different. These changes are probably much more subtle than you think, but you finally woke up to the fact that something's wrong. Is it ...
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    Why Failures Can Be Such Success Stories

    Why Failures Can Be Such Success Stories
    Many great business leaders have faced failure at some point in their careers. Psychology experts say they share a learnable trait called self-efficacy. To err is human. But to persevere is a feat that often separates the successful from the mediocre. In business—as in sports, politics, and the arts—many of the greatest and most influential leaders share a history of failure. ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Brainteaser or Interview Torture Tool?

    Brainteaser or Interview Torture Tool?
    Jeremy Solomon sat across the table from a well-known national consulting company's interviewing manager, grappling with the question just posed to him. Suddenly, the $70,000 education he received from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government was momentarily useless. This topic hadn't popped up in public policy, economics or stats classes. In fact, the vexing issue was one few ever think about: How ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Unprofessional Email Help

    Unprofessional Email Help
    Everyone dreams of telling the boss off and storming out, even your boss. But when a stressful day cancels out your common sense and you actually state your unprofessional thoughts out loud or via email, the consequences can haunt you and jeopardize your job. But they don't have to if you master control of the situation. Take this as an example: ...
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    Top 10 Ways to Get Fired

    Top 10 Ways to Get Fired
    Most employees start their jobs with the best of intentions, never thinking they could be fired. After all, that's a fate reserved primarily for incompetents and workers caught with their hand in the company till, right? Wrong. You might not realize just how slippery the slope out the door can be. Workplace Mistakes to Avoid To guard your job security, be ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    5 Tips for Increasing Your Hireability EQ

    5 Tips for Increasing Your Hireability EQ
    Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to deal effectively with other people and their feelings as well as your own. In job hunting, a high EQ can produce a successful interview and ultimately a job offer. Unlike your intelligence quotient (IQ), which is genetically predetermined, you can increase your EQ through awareness. And EQ may be as much a predictor of ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    In Interviews, Honesty Is the Best Policy

    In Interviews, Honesty Is the Best Policy
    It's graduation season, and this means it's time for job hunting. Joining the pool of applicants will be a lot of people who have been downsized, fired, or who found their previous employment to be less than satisfying. Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned veteran of the job search, it's helpful to get advice about the all-important but nerve-wracking experience ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Keep Your E-Image Clean

    Keep Your E-Image Clean
    by Peter Vogt | Monster Senior Contributing Writer Some employers are searching the Internet to see if they can catch a glimpse of you beyond your sterling resume or fabulous interview performance. If the two pictures don't match, that internship or job you've been pursuing, or are already in, could potentially vanish. To wit: •A chemical engineering student at a university ...
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    Beware: You’re Being Googled

    Beware: You’re Being Googled
    It’s not just what you say that can be held against you when you’re looking for a job. It’s also what you post on MySpace, write in your blog and broadcast on YouTube. That’s because if a potential employer uncovers salacious or otherwise unflattering material about you online, that job offer you were expecting could vaporize. With 77 percent of employers ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Interview Questions: What's Legal...and What's Not

    Interview Questions: What's Legal...and What's Not
    QUESTION: I'm trying to assist some new managers with appropriate interviewing skills, but I'm not sure which interview questions are considered illegal. Is there some sort of a standard list to use as a guide? WHAT THE EXPERT SAYS: Inexperienced interviewers tend to ask questions that have nothing to do with the job they are trying to fill. These questions can ...
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    Mastering the Phone Interview

    Mastering the Phone Interview
    You just got word that you landed a job interview with a company that really interests you - only there's a slight catch. You won't be meeting with your interviewer(s) face to face. Instead, you'll be taking part in a phone interview, the results of which will determine whether you're invited to meet with company representatives in person. Many companies use ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Live with Your Parents After Graduation?

    Live with Your Parents After Graduation?
    by Peter Vogt | Monster Senior Contributing Writer If you’re thinking about starting your professional life by moving back home with your parents after graduation or have already done so, ask yourself this: Do the pros not only outweigh the cons, but substantially so? If so, you have a lot of company. According to MonsterTRAK's 2008 Annual Entry-Level Job Outlook, about ...
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    How to Dress (Successfully) for Work

    How to Dress (Successfully) for Work
    It's the great generational debate in Corporate America: What's O.K. to wear to the office? Tank tops and flip-flops? Or Hillary pantsuits? Must women blend in with the guys to be taken seriously? Or is it all right to show a little skin? Here are the dos and don’ts from a dozen Chicago women of all ages. Take a look, ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Is Your Youthful Appearance Affecting Your Career?

    Is Your Youthful Appearance Affecting Your Career?
    Pamela LaTulippe still recalls the day 10 years ago when she walked into a client's office and got a stinging reminder that she looked much younger - and to some, less credible - than her 25 years. "The general manager looked at me, and the first thing he said was, 'How old are you?'" says LaTulippe. "I didn't answer with my ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?