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Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2015
Resume Advice for New Graduates
Posted Monday, August 18, at 2:34 PM
Resume Advice for New Graduates According to the Associated Press, more than half of recent graduates find themselves without a job for at least six months after obtaining their degree. If you want to beat these odds, you're going to need a professional, well-crafted resume that impresses potential employers enough for a callback. Here are just seven tips for making that happen...

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Keeping Current for Old IT Professionals
Posted Monday, September 9, at 7:25 PM

There is no denying the fact that it is more difficult for older workers to land jobs in today's day and age. While you are more mature and more experienced, in the world of IT, older applicants tend to have outdated skills and higher wage expectations than younger candidates who have recently graduated from a college degree or certificate program. ...

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How to Find a Teaching Job
Posted Wednesday, July 31, at 5:45 PM

As education budgets dwindle, finding work as a teacher can seem harder than ever; however, it's still possible to secure the teaching job you want, if you take the right steps. This article will walk you through the crucial elements of getting a teaching job, from the day you start searching to your first day in the classroom...

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7 Cover Letter Mistakes You Must Avoid
Posted Thursday, June 27, at 2:40 PM

An excellent resume alone is not enough. To win a call for an interview, it must be accompanied with a great cover letter. These two documents work hand in hand, and you will fail to elicit the desired response from an employer if only one of them is good...

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Creating an Executive Assistant Resume that Gets Results
Posted Friday, May 10, at 2:36 PM

Searching for a new career as an executive assistant can be a challenge. There are many candidates competing for the best positions, and standing out among the crowd is key. Tailoring your resume for the position is the best way to capture the attention of hiring managers. By creating a resume that gets results, you will get a better response and enjoy a greater chance of landing a career...

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A Guide to Getting an Accounting Internship
Posted Thursday, March 14, at 12:26 AM

In this day and age where large and small businesses are looking for every possible way to track, control, and lower their expenses, the need for accountants has only grown. If you are a young business or finance graduate or an MBA holder, you are one step closer to getting an accounting job and starting a great and rewarding career...

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First Steps to a Successful Career
Posted Tuesday, September 18, at 10:20 PM

Most students, if not all students, go to college so that they will have better job opportunities in the future. With most of the best jobs requiring a college degree, your graduation is the first step to finding a fulfilling career that you will enjoy. ...

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Receptionist Resume Tips For Individuals With No Work Experience
Posted Thursday, August 2, at 5:13 PM

The first impression, as they say, is vital. Recruiting managers see your resume before they meet you in person and so, it is necessary that you put a well-crafted, professional, and impressive resume in front of them. Whether you get a call for the interview depends on whether the hiring manager is impressed by what is on your resume. ...

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The Length of Your Resume
Posted Tuesday, May 22, at 12:14 AM

Most people are stuck wondering about the right length for the resume, and there does not seem to be any fixed answer. The best resumes are the ones that describe and market all the skills that are need for the job and provide just the right information- no more and no less. If you have very little experience, a one-page resume would do just fine...

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How to Improve Your Resume
Posted Tuesday, February 28, at 5:36 AM

Your resume is your ambassador in the competitive world of applicant pools. When you apply for a job, your resume has to stand out. It's not enough to just list your skills on a page. Your resume must be legible, punchy and obviously suited for the position. If you're not getting any interviews, the problem may be your resume, not your skill set. Here are a few steps that you can take to make sure that your resume makes it to the top of the pile to let your skills shine...

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Job Interview Preparation
Posted Tuesday, January 31, at 3:01 AM

In today's economy, every opportunity you have for a job interview should prompt you to do a great deal of preparation. There are several things you can do in advance to make sure you are ready for just about any question that might be tossed your way...

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Cover Letter Advice
Posted Tuesday, January 17, at 3:26 AM

A cover letter is quite possibly the most important part of the job application process. The cover letter gives you a chance to explain more about yourself or your experiences in relation to the job in which you are applying. It can also be an opportunity to explain any gaps in your work history or other questionable aspects of your resume. ...

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In her blog, Margaret Francis writes about the job market, resume improvement, career advice and other topics. She grew up in Cape Girardeau and has lived here the last five years. She's a career counselor with a master's degree, a Career Management Practitioner certified by the Institute for Career Certification International and has been recognized as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors.