Self-Esteem and Success

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In our society, self-esteem is something we believe to be very important to achieve success. We won’t find that job, we are told, or have success in business if we are not supremely confident in our abilities. But the problem with self-esteem is that it is difficult to maintain in the face of reality. We… Read more »

When an Employer Gives You a “Thumbs Down” on Social Media

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Social media can be a great way to get your name in front of an employer. It can even be a great way to actually talk to an employer! (LinkedIn’s “in mail,” for example allows you to send an e-mail to a hiring manager even if he or she is not in your “network.”) But… Read more »

Get Enough Sleep or Suffer the (Could-Be-Major) Consequences

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Whether you are on the job or looking for work, there is something you are probably not getting enough of – sleep. In the past, many of us shortchanged ourselves on sleep, thinking it was no big deal. But as science has studied the nature of sleep, researchers have come to realize how necessary sleep… Read more »

Northeast Region Top Poster of Jobs to Social Media Sites

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A new report by Bullhorn, Inc., a maker of recruiting software, shows that the Northeast region is the most active in using social media networks to recruit. And the Midwest is the least active. The report also showed that while there is a big variety in the industries that use social networks, the top three… Read more »

To Know What a Company Needs, Look at the Job Description

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When you go for a job interview, you naturally want to be as well prepared as possible. You want to stand out from what is likely a crowded field of applicants. But being well prepared may not be what you think it is, according to one career advisor. In an effort to become as knowledgeable… Read more »

Using a Career Fair to Your Best Advantage

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In the course of your job hunt, you are likely to attend one or more career fairs. They can be frustrating – waiting in line just for a few words with a recruiter, and giving him or her your resume. But they can also be an opportunity to learn about career opportunities and do some… Read more »

Hiring Looking Up for 2012 College Grads

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If you’re graduating college this spring, consider yourself luckier than your counterparts of the last few years: a survey of businesses shows that most companies said they intended to hire more newly graduated college students this year than in recent years past. The annual survey by CareerBuilder.com and CareerRookie.com found that 54 percent of business… Read more »

Resume Tips for the About-to-Graduate College Senior

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s you’re getting ready to leave college and enter the “real world,” read below for some tips on how to craft a professional resume, one fit for the corporate world you soon may find yourself in. These tips come from Resume 101: A Student and Recent-Grad Guide to Crafting Resumes and Cover Letters that Land… Read more »

6 Interview Questions New Grads Should Ask

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If you’re a college senior, if you haven’t already started looking for a full-time post-graduation job, get moving! As you weave your way through the interview process, here are some questions you should ask the interviewer: First of all, be sure you research as much as you can about your potential employer. This has become… Read more »

Facing Your Fears and Getting Those Big Projects Done!

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Many employees often undertake big, long-term projects at work. It may be a project with no definite deadline, or with a deadline that is several months away. These are the projects that often create the most anxiety, says business consultant Peter Bregman. Sometimes they lead to procrastination, until the deadline looms before you. Often, you… Read more »