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It can be difficult to jump back into job searching when you have been out of work for some time. Some good news, however, comes in an article by Floyd Norris in the New York Times. Norris implies that certain demographics are excluded from certain employment calculations, and that lamented employment statistics may not be… Read more »

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There is a reason recruiters use social media as the number one tool to find and screen applicants. The information that can be garnered using social aggregation tools can resemble that of an FBI investigation. According to Mashable and a study by Reppler, ninety percent of recruiters use social network profiles in the hiring process…. Read more »

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Social media can be an indirect path to new opportunities. Most positions are filled by referred candidates before job descriptions are ever advertised. The secret to finding an opportunity then is to extend your professional network. Social media can be a way to reach potential references or attract potential employers. Additionally, exploiting social media by… Read more »

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Turning a passion into a career is the goal of many. However, the hard part is determining what you are passionate about and whether you have the commitment and resources to pursue it. Success comes from hard work and, often, failure. But determination and persistence can turn setbacks into achievements. Passion negates boredom as athletes… Read more »

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Wall Street Journal contributor, Marilyn Faucher, reported on the networking efforts of an MBA graduate in his search for a professional marketing position. Setting his sights on a big city firm, from his remote location in Williamsburg, Virginia, he successfully reached contacts in leading marketing companies using social media platforms such as LinkedIn. The tactics… Read more »

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In December 2013, The Harvard Crimson reported that the revered university inflates student grades. The Dean of Admissions, Jay M. Harris, admitted that average student grades are inflated and that most grades awarded to students are “A”s. According to Forbes and a survey of more than 200 employers by the National Association of Colleges and… Read more »

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From an employer’s perspective, seasonal workers fill a need for additional labor during busy times. If you manage to impress your employer, you may be able to parlay seasonal employment into a full-time position. According to AOL Jobs, Macy’s typically hires over 70,000 workers over a holiday season and will hire full-time employees from that… Read more »

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Job interviews are designed to reveal your personality and the way that you react to certain situations. One of the ways that an interviewer can do that is to ask you an unexpected question that you are unprepared for. The ideal response depends on the specific job. Some positions require quick, accurate, and wise decisions,… Read more »

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You’ve spent hours carefully putting together your résumé for a potential employer, managing to make it simultaneously concise yet detailed. Yet before a hiring manager even gets to that, they see the equally important cover letter. This piece of writing should receive just as much time and care as the résumé : This is the… Read more »

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It’s never easy when the winter comes and, for many of us, we end up going to and from work in the dark, wondering when we’ll see the sun again. We reach for our pajama pants almost immediately upon entering our homes, looking for comfortable warmth. But there’s that whole work day to contend with… Read more »