On Careers

November 2010


How to Beat 8 Job-Search Time-Wasters

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If you’re looking for work, you’re likely wasting time in one way or another. After years of working in a structured environment, you’re now your own boss in the job-search world, which has few clear guidelines.

But if you learn to identify your biggest time-wasters, you can turn those minutes and ...

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The 6 Worst Ways to Pick a Career

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Ask any graduating senior and they will tell you that choosing a career, while an exciting prospect, is also terribly stressful. After all, once the safety of academia disappears, you’re on your own, often pursuing a job that matches your educational experience. We’re all told that we can be ...

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Tips for Getting a Good Start in a New Job

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As the job market improves and more companies start to hire, we’ll likely see more people changing jobs. Many will join companies not as full-time employees, but as contractors, temporaries, and consultants.

Being able to assimilate quickly and successfully into a new job at a new company can be a ...

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10 Tips For Submitting Your Resume

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Considering all of the effort you put into the content of your resume, make sure you don’t undercut yourself by failing to pay attention to how you submit it. The way you turn in this important document can affect your chances of landing the position just as much as what you include in it.

So when ...

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How to Make a Career Change That Seems Impossible

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Imagine standing at a crossroads, trying to decide which way to go. One road leads you directly to the destination where you’d originally intended to go, while others fork off in different directions. Some of those roads loop back around and join up with the original road, and some lead in ...

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6 Ways to Boost Your Job Search on LinkedIn

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Networking and job hunting have come a long way in the last 20 years. New research tools and the immediacy of the Internet bring job seekers directly in contact with companies and employers, allowing us to build networks that our counterparts of the past would only envy.

LinkedIn continues to be the ...

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50 Buzzwords You Shouldn’t Use on Your Resume

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You’ve written your resume. You poured a lot of effort into the page that will represent you, and you can’t wait to distribute it far and wide.

Not so fast. Before you send that puppy out, check it for buzzwords. Like “team player.” Or “detail-oriented.” Or “accustomed to fast-paced environments.”

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How to Fend Off Job-Search Addiction

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Do you find yourself searching for a job—even when you’re relatively happy with the one you have? Most of us keep our eyes out for jobs that would cause us less stress, but if you're constantly looking when you don't need to, you might have a problem.

Signs of job-search addiction include:

  • Feeling ...
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    How to Use a Job Rejection to Your Advantage

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    If you’re job-searching, you know all too well the awful feeling of realizing that you didn’t get a job, especially if it was one you really wanted. Even great candidates find themselves striking out again and again in this market, simply because there are far more job seekers than jobs available.

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    When Changing Careers, Avoid These Pitfalls

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    Changing careers is seldom easy, but too many people make it even harder on themselves. Some all but guarantee their own failure, simply because of the way they approach the transition.

    If you’re considering a career change, avoid these common pitfalls:

    1. Jumping blindly out of the frying plan.

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    How to Work With a Recruiter to Find a Job

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    For job seekers, working with a third-party recruiter often raises questions. Who exactly do they work for? What’s the best way to use their connections to your advantage? And more specifically, what should you do if you’re contacted by more than one recruiter who represents the same company?

    Unlike ...

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