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F@#K That: How Cursing Can Help Your Career

Cursing is a surefire way to discredit yourself in the workplace, or is it? We’ve all heard the advice and seen the surveys that cursing will hurt your career. But cursing can actually help it, granted you do it right....

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Why You Didn’t Get The Job: 7 Factors In Your Control

Just because some positions are high in demand, it doesn’t mean getting the job isn’t going to take hard work. You’ve probably applied to numerous positions, but for one reason or another, you were passed up for another candidate. Instead of wondering why you didn’t get the job, it...

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3 Tips For A Creative & Effective Resume

Your resume is a powerful tool for marketing and branding yourself, and there’s no reason you need to stick to a bland template if you don’t feel it’s an effective representation of who you are as a professional. But crafting a compelling creative resume is a fine line to walk—you ...

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5 ‘Musts’ To Network Effectively & Land The Job

By far, the most successful way to land a job is through your inside connections, and the people to whom they could connect you, according to new research. The key question is: How do you network more effectively and more consistently? Consider these five 'musts' for you to network more ef...

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How To Win A Second Chance At A Company You Want To Work For

Some job seekers stumble so badly the first time they apply or interview for a job at a company they love that they may not want to try again. But many others were a strong runner-up who ought to go after another opening. Here are five ways you can create a second chance for yourself at an...

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5 Reasons Your Resume Is More Valuable Than Your Online Professional Profile

Do you wish there was a one-stop resume shop online? Maybe you could just type in a URL, enter a few bullets and voila, your resume would appear. While that may be nice, it doesn't exist, yet. For now, you want to maintain a current resume, even if you have an online professional profile. ...

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Employer Secrets Revealed: The Most Difficult Job Interviews

No interview is alike. Depending on which company you are trying to get a job with, you may be faced with either a traditional, situational or a behavioral interview. While each one poses their own challenges, ever wonder why a company will go with one style over another? Progressive Insu...

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Background Checks: What Employers Will Discover

During your job search process, you may get tied up in the process of submitting resumes, acing networking events, and perfecting your interview skills. What many job seekers forget is another hurdle to employment: background checks. But what will employers learn about you and how can you ...

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4 Personality Traits You Must Have To Land A Job

You’ve made it through the heap of resumes and got a call back for an interview. You have all the technical skills and experience, but still, it doesn’t mean you’re a shoe in for the job. Hiring mangers look beyond skills and experience when choosing the right candidate for their com...

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How To Manage An Unpaid Internship

The debate over unpaid vs. paid internships seems to be never-ending. Everyone wants to know which one is more worthy of a student’s time. What’s often left out of the equation in these debates is the fact that many college students have no choice but to take on unpaid internships. Loc...