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The Exclamation Point: When to Use It and When To Lose It

Prior to the advent of the email, text, and blog, the exclamation point lived a rather quiet, low-profile existence. Rarely was the straight line above a single dot used in handwritten letters, typed letters, or telegrams (if you've never heard of these, ask your great-grandfather about them). However, since written correspondence went online and cellular, the exclamation point has made a monstrous comeback. Read More >

"Creative": The Most Overused Linked In Buzzword, 2011

The results are in: the top most overused word in your LinkedIn profile this year was "creative." Perhaps LinkedIn-ers were reacting to last year's list (which including snooze-worthy clunkers like "results oriented," "extensive experience," "team player"), by choosing more modern, Gen Y-sounding adjectives like those on this year's list, which includes soft skill references like "Organizational" (#2) and " Communication skills" (#9). Read More >

New Year's Resolutions for Your Career

In just over a week, that ball will drop again in Times Square, and the timer on your New Year's resolutions will begin ticking. Sure, you could stick with the same old diet and fitness resolutions. But while you work toward a smaller waistline, why don't you consider another part of your life that needs an overhaul: your career. If you're stuck in a dead-end job, are hoping to change careers, or are unemployed, make 2012 your year for career success. Read More >

How to Fight Interview Stress and Fright

Although interviewing for a job can be frightfully stressful, it doesn't have to be. In fact, with proper preparation (researching the company you're interviewing with, the position your interviewing for, and the person or persons who will be conducting the interview) as well as the below three tips, interviewing can be as relaxing as having a Bud with a bud. 1. Run, stretch, lift. Read More >

Networking Tips to Speed Up Your Job Search

By Debra Feldman  You've probably heard too many times that the best way to find a new job, especially in today's highly competitive environment is through networking. What if you don't have a good network or your contacts are not able to help you? The right connections are individuals who have the authority to hire you or introduce you to these decision makers. Read More >

Good Career Advice Gone Bad

Many of the old adages concerning finding the right career are falling by the wayside as businesses - and the whole world - seem to be changing at a faster rate than ever. With a team of various specialists, Forbes has compiled a list of the top worst pieces of "good" career advice in the 21st century. At the top of the list is the myth that life is too short to stay in a job that isn't personally rewarding. Read More >

5 Tips for Using New Technology to Find a Job

For years, there were only a few ways to look for a job.  You could search through the classifieds and hit the ground running, traveling from one company to another and filling out applications while leaving your resume behind.  That's just not the way you do things anymore.  It hasn't been for some time now. Technology changed all that and today, candidates know the importance of using computers to find work. Read More >

11 Mistakes Federal Job Seekers Should Avoid

Federal job seekers often are frustrated with, overwhelmed by or puzzled over the complex federal hiring process and that's because they are going into the process with the same mindset as they would a regular job search.  The two are not the same and the sooner federal job seekers change their mindset, the better their chances will be at landing a job.  Authors Janet M. Read More >

11 Tips for 11/11/11

1. Network Your Way Through School - Your professors are experts in their fields. Invest time into developing relationships with them-attend office hours, seek out research assistant opportunities, keep up with their scholarship, be engaged during their classes, get involved in clubs and associations that they oversee, volunteer to help them with projects, etc. Once you have established a connection, seek your professor's advice on paving your career path. 2. Read More >

Job Search Tips for Veterans

They fought overseas in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, defending the principles of freedom America was founded on.  And while many Americans have shown their appreciation for these heroes, especially on holidays like Veterans' Day, the job market has not been as kind.  Veterans have found it a lot harder than their fellow countrymen when it comes to finding jobs upon their return to the states. Read More >


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