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  • How to Get a Job Without Experience

    December 07, 2009

    You know the Catch-22: "You can't get a job without experience, and you can't get experience without a job." Young job seekers have always faced this dilemma. In today's shrinking job market, people with years of experience also struggle with it. Whether they face the reality of a layoff, or merely the threat of one, many older workers are trying to reinvent themselves in order to become marketable in a changed economy.

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    Larry Stybel

    Harvard Business Review

  • How to make yourself layoff-proof

    October 20, 2009

    Here IT professionals and industry experts share 10 tips that could help tech workers stay in their employers' good graces and avoid being laid off, even as the economy begins its gradual recovery.

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  • Best jobs in America

    October 12, 2009

    What are the best jobs in America? Who makes the most money? Has the most growth? View the full list of the Top 50 jobs in America.

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  • The Secret to Finding a Job When "There Are No Jobs"

    September 17, 2009

    Finding a job is tough enough in this economy, but many job hunters reduce the odds of their success by using common job-search strategies that often fail. Here’s what doesn’t work so well -- and what does...

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    Richard Nelson Bolles

  • RU Linked in or Left out?

    August 31, 2009

    It's time to take a fresh look at LinkedIn. That's what Diana Huff says in a recent guest post at the Savvy B2B Marketing blog. "In the last year or so, LinkedIn has significantly increased its functionality," she reports, "making the business networking site a great way to gather market intelligence about your prospects, and connect with them as well." She offers some interesting tips on using the site's functions for B2B lead gen. Among them:

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  • Avoid These 7 Killer Cover Letter Mistakes

    August 27, 2009

    The student's resume was impressive. The formatting was impeccable, the content was excellent, and he did a great job of focusing on accomplishments instead of job duties. If I were an employer, I would have been impressed. Then I looked at his cover letter and imagined the employer tossing that perfect resume into the trash bin.

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    Peter Vogt, Monster Senior Contributing Writer

  • Job hunting? Watch what you tweet

    August 24, 2009

    The number of companies using social networking Web sites to screen potential employees has doubled in the last year, and what they have found has killed the hire for more than a third of candidates, according to a CareerBuilder report.

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    Washington Business Journal - by Jeff Clabaugh Staff Reporter

  • How to Write a Résumé That Doesn't Annoy People

    August 21, 2009

    Google search for "résumé" results in over 178,000,000 hits, whereas "possum" nets only 5,340,000. Thus the documentation of work experience is 33 and 1/3 more popular than arboreal marsupials. But what does this really tell us? Not much, but neither does the average résumé that comes across my desk.

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    Harvard Business Publishing

  • Make sure your resume is in HD

    August 18, 2009

    By now you've heard several times that the job market is competitive and it's more important than ever that you stand out to employers through your cover letter and résumé. Well, you're about to hear it again. "While it is always important to have a remarkable résumé, a bad economy makes it even more important," says Kathy Sweeney, a certified résumé writer for The Write Résumé.

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    Rachel Zupek, writer

  • Differentiating Yourself as a Job Seeker

    July 24, 2009

    Here is a list of simple but effective things to stand out from competition and get noticed in a positive and productive way.

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    By: Claudine Vainrub

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