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    Spring-Semester Timeline for Landing a Summer Job

    Spring-Semester Timeline for Landing a Summer Job
    Want to land an extraordinary summer job? College career counselors have some blunt advice for you: Get going. Now. "I emphasize with job searchers that it takes three to five months to find a summer job," says Andrea Dine, associate director of the Career Development Center at Macalester College. Becky Hall, central career development coordinator at the University of Minnesota and ...
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    Internships Job Search Tips

    Internships Job Search Tips
    Each year, students obtain interesting, substantive, and career-related summer jobs and internships. The keys to their success: preparation and an early start in the summer job search process. Your search for an internship or summer job should be conducted in the same manner. * Determine Your Priorities. Do you want career-related experience? The opportunity to travel? Funds to support tuition fees? ...
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    Post-Holiday Job Hunting Strategies

    Post-Holiday Job Hunting Strategies
    For the unemployed, the holiday season can be especially stressful. Strained finances can make gift-giving something to dread. Potential employers are going AWOL in mid December, putting the brakes on even the most diligent job search. Even so, soon the holidays will be over and it's time to get your search back on track, even though it may take a week ...
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    Accounting Careers FAQ

    Accounting Careers FAQ
    Over the years, Monster members have posted thousands of questions to our Finance Careers message board. But some questions pop up all the time, so we thought we’d answer the most commonly asked queries about accounting careers here. Can I advance as an accountant without a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation? Plenty of accountants work ...
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    Take a Break From Your Job Search

    6 Ways to Maintain Your Sanity While Looking for Work They say looking for a job is a full-time job in itself, but that’s only partially true. Full-time jobs come with things like regular paychecks, benefits and a sense of pride and accomplishment. Compare that to the frustrating, tedious and mostly unrewarding task of finding a job, and it’s no wonder ...
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    Dude, Seriously, Facebook Could Cost You a Job

    Dude, Seriously, Facebook Could Cost You a Job
    It could become the next great piece of parental advice, following "don't run with scissors" and "eat your vegetables." Watch what you post online because it could cost you a job. Dismiss if you like, but there's evidence to suggest that this is not just good advice but critical advice. A recent survey of companies by CareerBuilder.com found that 45 percent ...
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    15 Networking Mistakes You Can't Make

    Need-Based Contact Imagine you have a friend or relative that you only hear from when he needs money. Do you take their calls? Do you look forward to hearing from him? Very quickly, you have no desire to do anything to help him. The same goes for networking. If you only get in touch with a contact when you need ...
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    One Resume Error Can Ruin Employment Prospects, Executive Survey Shows

    One Resume Error Can Ruin Employment Prospects, Executive Survey Shows
    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, ...
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    5 Creative Ways to Find Work in a Tough Economy

    5 Creative Ways to Find Work in a Tough Economy
    Finding work in the current economic climate can be challenging, whether you are entry-level, or quite experienced in the workforce. It is an absolute must to think outside of the box in order to succeed in a job search. These five creative ways can help almost anyone find work in a tough economy. Get Started!
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    10 Things You Should Stop Complaining About at Work

    Work isn’t perfect, right? But if you are lucky enough to have a job right now it pays to remember that millions and millions of Americans don’t think you have a thing to complain about. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nation’s unemployment rate is hovering around 10%. Even more troubling, The New York Times reports that ...
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    Why You Aren't Getting Hired

    Why You Aren't Getting Hired
    Frustrated by unemployment? Job hunting is tricky business. Getting hired is a subtle mix of the right qualifications, enough experience, interview chemistry, and a dash of luck. Assuming you're making all the right moves and avoiding the really obvious job seeker mistakes, there are a few points to consider that could be your ticket out of unemployment. Get out of your ...
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    6 Ways to Turn a Job Fair into a Job

    6 Ways to Turn a Job Fair into a Job
    When you’re young and the world is seemingly your oyster, going to a job fair sounds like a no-brainer. A bunch of companies looking to hire? and All in the same place? As long as you bring enough copies of your resume and pass them out to everyone, you’re certain to get a callback. Right? Not necessarily. Without the right approach, ...
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    Job Seekers, Recruiters Frustrated By Lack of Openings, Qualified Applicants

    Job Seekers, Recruiters Frustrated By Lack of Openings, Qualified Applicants
    It's no secret that in today's down jobs market, job seekers are firing off resumes into every digital hole they can find - and employers are feeling the pain. Take Liane Janovsky, a Fort Worth employment lawyer who had an opening for a paralegal this spring and posted it for free on Craigslist to save money. "I got a hundred applications ...
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    Find a Job Without Getting Fired

    Find a Job Without Getting Fired
    So you’ve decided you can’t spend another year working for your under-appreciative boss with little room for growth. It’s a good job, but you’ve been here three years without a promotion. It’s time to go, right? Gone are the days when employees spend their entire careers climbing the ladder at a single company. In fact, job hopping can actually help you ...
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    Top 5 Salary Negotiation Mistakes

    Top 5 Salary Negotiation Mistakes
    by Bridget Quigg If you want to make adults squirm like kindergartners, broach the subject of salary negotiation. Talking money makes most workers uncomfortable. And while they want such talks to succeed, they make plenty of blunders. If only they had some basic negotiation guidelines. So what's the best way to avoid stumbling and also boost your confidence? Rebecca Warriner, a ...
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    The Secret Power of the Informational Interview

    The Secret Power of the Informational Interview
    Informational interviewing is a largely overlooked process, because it is misunderstood. In an informational interview, you are seeking leads and information regarding an industry, a career path or an employer by talking to people you know or who have been referred to you. But before you run out and begin informational interviewing, you have to do your homework. Follow these 10 ...
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    It's Never Too Early to Start Your Job Hunt

    It's Never Too Early to Start Your Job Hunt
    Is it ever too soon to look for the real world job you want to have after graduation? No, but it does depend on what you mean by look. If you take “looking for a job” in this case to mean applying for current job openings by sending a resume and cover letter and trying to land an interview, then there ...
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    An MBA Christmas: The Holiday Job Hunt

    An MBA Christmas: The Holiday Job Hunt
    The holiday break is the perfect time to gain an edge on the competition if you're an MBA student searching for an internship or full-time job. "The worst thing anyone can do is just sit back at this stage," says Jackie Wilbur, director of career development at the MIT Sloan School of Management (MIT Sloan Full-Time MBA Profile). Although some career ...
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    Continue Job Hunt During Holidays or Risk Missing Out

    Continue Job Hunt During Holidays or Risk Missing Out
    The holidays are no time to slow down your job search. In fact, those who continue seeking work may find it's less competitive, easier to reach hiring managers and a good opportunity to nestle into the front of the line for openings in the new year. True, company recruiters are likely taking time off and slowing down their hiring efforts from ...
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    Eight Tips for Job Hunting During the Recession

    The global credit crisis and flat-lining domestic economy could make this one of the most challenging times to be looking for a job in recent history. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of unemployed increased by 3.6 million between December 2007 and December 2008, and the December 2008 unemployment rate hit 7.2 percent. For February 2009, the ...
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