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Job Watch: PricewaterhouseCoopers Hiring 12,000 People

The economic outlook always appears gloomy when you're looking in all the wrong places.  The news loves a good negative story, but the reality of the situation is that many corporations have plans to hire en masse. If you don't believe me, check out the big news recently announced by PricewaterhouseCoopers.  The Big 4 firm, which made a big dent in this year's Consulting 50 Rankings and Accounting 50 Rankings, has announced that new hires are definitely in the plans - a lot of them. Read More >

Is Freelancing a Viable Option?

A recent Daily News article shined a spotlight on freelancers in New York who face increasingly difficult situations to collect paychecks on time, if at all, during the current economy.  The whole point of freelancing is the ability to be your own boss and control your own destiny, so when they have trouble getting paid, it begs the question of whether or not freelancing is even a real consideration these days. Read More >

4 Tips for Writing a Better Resume

In today's uncertain economy, job seekers need to make sure they are equipped with all the right tools to attract a hiring manager's attention. With more businesses using electronic computer programs to sort resumes, its especially important that a candidate's resume contain key words and relevant information in order for them to stand out in a crowded field of qualified applicants. 1. Read More >

Why You Should Avoid Resume Clichés

A resume says a lot about a person.  We have discussed various ways to present your experience, touching on the paragraph-style vs. bullet-point style resumes, and even discussing the idea of an infographic resume.  But regardless of which style resume you use, the choice of words jobseekers use can help or hurt someone's chances at getting a job.  And words that were acceptable to use in the past have become tiresome to recruiters. Read More >

7 Interview Tips for New Job Candidates

Job seekers looking to enter the workforce may feel a little apprehensive about the process due to lack of experience and interviewing skills.  Those new to the market need to know what's expected of them during the search process in order to stand out in a crowded field of qualified candidates.Here are 7 tips to guide them along the way: 1. Be prepared; Being prepared does not just mean arriving to an interview on time with a resume. Read More >

6 Ways to Stay Focused During the Job Search

When you're unemployed, no matter how desperate you are to find a job, it is very easy to become distracted from your ultimate goal.  Sometimes, the very computer you are using to find a job can pull you away from your job search. Read More >

The Pros and Cons of Infographic Resumes

As traditional means of communication continue to change and people seek information in faster, easier-to-digest ways, infographics continue to grow in importance. What does this visual demand mean for your job search? One recent resume trend has seen the typical resume format transformed into a creative visualization of the data. Read More >

Last Chance for Finance - Register Today for Diversity Recru

With Bank of America planning to cut 30,000 jobs over the next few years, the need for job creation in financial services has become even more important than ever before. And on Friday, September 23, 2011, Vault.com will bring hiring in finance to the forefront when it presents its first Financial Services Diversity Recruiting Expo at the Eventi Hotel in New York City. Read More >

5 Things to Consider Before Changing Firms

by Kristine Schoonmaker, MyConsultingLife.ComI was asked a great question recently by someone in my New Consultant Boot Camp:If you accept a position with a firm that with a very specific niche focus - and you realize you don't like the work - what's the best thing to do for my career?   Should I switch to a generalist firm immediately or work there for a couple years?"It's a great question, with a not-so-simple answer. Read More >

4 Ways to Write a More Effective Resume

It's not a shock to let everyone know that the job market remains highly competitive. With no net jobs reported in August 2011, finding one is literally like finding a needle in a haystack. For job seekers, it's important to have an updated resume that not only helps them stand out from the crowd, but highlights their talents to ensure they land the best possible position.  Here are four quick tips for making your old resume stand out better:1. Read More >

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