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    Before They Were Prez: Job Tips from Our Founding Fathers

    Presidents were once lowly employees too... Think Presidents have it easy with all of their Cabinet and appointed staff to do things for them? Well, life wasn’t always so sweet. They had to work their way up the career ladder to the White House too! Here are some examples of jobs they had before the Oval Office and tips that ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    The 4 P's of Interviewing

    The 4 P's of Interviewing
    If you wanted to pick someone's brain about interviewing, Kent Kirch's would be a good one to pick. He's been involved in recruitment and candidate selection for 25 years and reckons he's interviewed about 3,000 candidates. He's now the global director of recruitment for Deloitte, which hires thousands of people every year. Expert Advice Kirch divides interviewing into four buckets ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Writing A Great Student Resume

    Writing A Great Student Resume
    Students are often worried about writing a resume and it's not uncommon to struggle with the task. But it doesn't have to be intimidating if you understand the goal of your resume- to generate interest and interviews. It doesn't have to get you a job and it doesn't need to cover your life history. It simply has to pique the interest ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Issue: Taking a Stopgap Job

    The Issue: Taking a Stopgap Job
    Colleen O'Henry loved her job as a $68,000-a-year advertising copywriter at a large ad firm in Boulder, Colo., and was anticipating a healthy 5% to 10% raise as her review period cropped up. But then the economy got in the way. The firm lost some clients, and O'Henry, 42 and single, found herself on the unemployment line and scanning Monster.com and ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Seven Tips for Jump Starting a Stalled Job Search

    Seven Tips for Jump Starting a Stalled Job Search
    A growing number of jobseekers find themselves in the midst of a long-term job search. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. jobless rate soared to a four-year high of 5.7% in July 2008 and the average job search took more than four months to net results. However, some critics would put this number and the number of the unemployed ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Passion Can Drive Your Career

    Passion Can Drive Your Career
    Whether it last happened today or 20 years ago, most of us have been hit with that pit-of-the-stomach, Monday-morning moment of questioning: Why do I work here? Is this all there is? What's missing for many American workers is passion, a positive emotional connection to our work, often our most energy-consuming pursuit. The good news is that with introspection, planning, action ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    A Resource Guide for the Unemployed

    A Resource Guide for the Unemployed
    Laid off and looking? A manager tasked with downsizing? Here are some things you need to know In 2008, the U.S. economy lost a net total of 2.6 million jobs, the most since 1945. Navigating and understanding unemployment is an anxious task. The following are resources for managers and employees from BusinessWeek and other sources. Job-Hunting Realities: What 'No' Really Means ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Should You Take That Counteroffer?

    Should You Take That Counteroffer?
    It seems like the perfect situation: You feel you aren't paid what you're worth in your current job and decide to check out alternatives. After secretly searching for a job, another employer offers you a lot more money. But when you tell the boss you're quitting, he offers you a raise to keep you. Do you take the counteroffer? Experts weigh ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Relocation: The Ultimate Gamble

    Relocation: The Ultimate Gamble
    Once upon a time, I worked for a company in a small town in eastern Washington state. While it is a beautiful area of the country it is, how do you say… isolated. Like 150 miles from an international airport isolated. Like an hour from the closest interstate isolated. 35,000 people living in a virtual island. What was my connection to ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Six Answers Interviewers Need to Hire You

    Six Answers Interviewers Need to Hire You
    During the typical job interview, you'll be asked a lot of questions. But do you really understand what the interviewer needs to know? "Most students have no idea why a recruiter asks a particular question," says Brad Karsh, a former recruiting professional for advertising giant Leo Burnett and current president of career consulting firm Job Bound. "They tend to think it's ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Is the HR Business Partner Model Killing Your Career?

    Is the HR  Business Partner Model Killing Your Career?
    The current trend of outsourcing transactional HR to services centres may be creating a future talent crisis for HR professionals. Back in the 1990’s, when I began my HR career, I started off by looking after flexitime, recruitment administration, childcare vouchers, staff welfare and manpower planning. I knew if I knuckled down and got to know the technical elements of my ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Can Obama Keep New Jobs at Home?

    Can Obama Keep New Jobs at Home?
    Massive fiscal stimulus could wind up creating jobs offshore as funds are spent on imports. President-elect Barack Obama has made a promise: to save or create 2.5 million jobs over the next two years. Estimates of the cost of his high-powered spending program to rescue the U.S. economy start at $500 billion and go way up from there. But a giant ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Three Things I Miss About Having a Boss

    Three Things I Miss About Having a Boss
    It's been about a year since I last had a boss. The boss I had at the time that I made the whole steady career to full-time entrepreneur change wasn't a nice one. He was passive aggressive, liked to embarrass people, always blamed me or someone else if anything went wrong, and gave very little credit if things went right. I ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    One Resume Mistake Can Cost You the Job

    One Resume Mistake Can Cost You the Job
    Job seekers take note: One false stroke at the keyboard could send your resume into the "circular file." Three out of four (76 percent) executives interviewed said just one or two typos in a resume would remove applicants from consideration for a job; 40 percent said it takes only one typo to rule candidates out. The survey was developed by Accountemps, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Handle Stage Fright: Make the Right Choice

    Handle Stage Fright: Make the Right Choice
    Every time I direct a seminar on Presentation Skills for corporations, government agencies, banks, hospitals and other groups, I begin by talking about Stage Fright—because I know that’s the number one concern speakers feel. Among the tips I share about stage fright, this may be the most helpful one: Make the right choice. You see, speakers have three choices when they ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Job Q&A: Recruiter

    Job Q&A: Recruiter
    Name: Brett A. Wells Title: Recruiter Company: DynCorp International Location: Irving, Texas Monster: What led you to choose a career in your field? Brett A. Wells: I was in law enforcement for 11 years prior to joining DynCorp International, and I was really interested in the International Police Mission program. After what occurred on September 11, 2001, I wanted to be ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Steps to a Killer Resume

    10 Steps to a Killer Resume
    You know the feeling. You spend hours, or even days, creating a resume. You pore over every word of your cover letter and agonize over what to say in your email. Then you hit 'send' and wait. And wait. And wait. No one calls. No one writes. You don't know if anyone even saw your resume. When this happens, it's easy ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +17
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    How to Apply for Unemployment Benefits

    How to Apply for Unemployment Benefits
    Once you have been laid off, one of the first things you are likely to think about is how you are going to replace your income. Unemployment Insurance (UI) was established by the government to provide unemployment benefits to workers who become unemployed due to factors outside their control to financially assist them while they are looking for employment. UI is ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Job Hunters Go to the Fair

    Job Hunters Go to the Fair
    Oct. 16--CUMBERLAND -- Living with today's economy is hard and finding a job is even harder. Though the weather wasn't very pleasant Thursday, many people came out to the One-Stop Job Center in hopes of finding employment at the job fair. "I've been out of a job since November of last year," said Oldtown resident Sharon McBride. "It's a little more ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Killer #4: Clutter and Disorganization

    Killer #4: Clutter and Disorganization
    Do you know that research shows that the average person spends 45 minutes a day looking for things? Think about what that costs a company in productivity and profits. Let’s take a conservative example: 1. Average hourly wage of your staff: $20 2. Amount of time looking for things daily: 30 minutes 3. Average number of days worked a year: 240 ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?