On Careers

February 2012


7 Ways to Use Email to Nab a Job

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While you may have heard that email is dead, it is, in fact, probably the most important tool you will use during your job hunt. You'll likely email your application and cover letter, and use it to reach out to networking contacts, follow up after informational meetings, and thank interviewers with ...

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The Future of Work

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In the cartoon The Jetsons, the future of work involved video conference calls and robot employees. While only half that formula has come true, we continue to evolve in the workplace. According to MBO Partners, a company that connects independent workers with employers, the future will focus on ...

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Do You Need a Career Coach?

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As much as we'd all like to believe that employers instantly see our merit, sometimes it's difficult to stand out in a sea of candidates. Working with a career coach is one way to get ahead in the job market.

[See our list of the Best Careers.]

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I regularly get looked ...
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    10 Secrets to Acing a Job Interview

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    If you've made it to the interview process, then your qualifications have proven an interesting match for the position (or at least they have on paper). The interview is when the chemistry with team members and your soft skills are evaluated. So here are 10 tips to help you do your best.

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    10 Ways to Ruin a Job Interview

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    You can have the perfect resume and a compelling cover letter and show up for the job interview ready to impress, but get ready to forgo the job offer if you make one of these stumbles.

    1. Being late. Arriving late to a job interview is often an instant deal-breaker. Hiring managers assume that ...

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    Don't Kill an Interview with These Blunders

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    A 2012 survey conducted by York College's Center for Professional Excellence found that professionalism among younger, entry-level employees has decreased over the past five years (we blame rock 'n' roll … or the Internet).

    Professionalism, as defined by the annual survey, includes an employee's ...

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    Which Type of Resume is Right for You?

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    The resume: one of the most essential, albeit intimidating, parts of any job search. This key job-hunting tool should show your education, prior experience, accomplishments, and skills, which is a lot to include in one page. Your resume will most likely be in one of three formats: traditional,

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