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And you thought college was expensive?

By Terry Arndt

Life for the new college grad can be expensive. As you emerge into the working world, there are many things you want to buy to fit into your new professional life. You find yourself rationalizing expenses. ‘You know, having a car would really make the commute into work a whole lot more comfortable… And I need some new clothes. It’s not like I can wear my holey jeans to work…...

What To Do When You Don’t Understand Networking

By Julie Walraven

You don’t understand networking? No surprise there, many people don’t understand networking or have a total misconception of what it is and how it works. True networking has never been hard for me but that is because I like people and I have this innate desire to help people that bubbles out all the time. I am told that I wear my heart on my sleeve, which gets tricky as an entrepreneur...

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Every Job Seeker Makes

By Noelle Gross

As a career coach, I’ve helped hundreds of job seekers take the pain out of the job hunt and find the career path that’s best for them. While each person’s situation and goals are different, I’ve found five common mistakes to avoid for a more effective job search. 1. Relying on Online Strategies Online job boards and networking groups have become the new landscape for job s...

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Questions You Should Ask During The Job Interview

By Carole Martin

At some point, usually at the conclusion of the interview, you may be asked, "Do you have any questions?" A common answer to this question is, "No, I think you've covered everything very well." This is the wrong answer! You have passed up your opportunity to ask some critical questions that may make a difference as to whether you want to work for this company. Here are some rules and basic questio...

Sending Your Resume and Cover Letters Via Email

By Alison Doyle

When you apply via email, there are a couple of options. You can write your cover letter directly into an email message (the same rules for writing a proper letter and proofing it apply) and attach your resume (a MS Word attachment is best). Or, you can attach both your resume and letter, as separate documents to the email address. Send yourself a copy, as well (use the bcc: field in your email pr...

The 14 Ways to Look for a Job

By Richard Bolles

Not many people realize it, but the job-hunt is one of the most studied phenomena of our time. It is amazing what we know about it. Acquainting yourself with this research can pay rich dividends to any job-hunter, and especially if your job-hunt is running into trouble. Let me illustrate what I mean. Most job-hunters think there are basically only three ways to go about their job-hunt: resumes, ...

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I Have a Job Interview, Now What?

By Joey Trebif

Your work has paid off, you have a job interview – what now? Be prepared for your job interview. Many people think they can “wing it” but very few people can pull this off. There are thousands of articles on this topic (find more at or, but the basic points are generally the same. There are several types of interviews: initial interview...

Nannies: How To Use Temping To Stay Afloat During Your Job Search

By Joey Trebif

One of the most stressful parts of looking for a job is the financial hardship that often comes with being unemployed. Nannies who are on the hunt for a new job have the option to earn extra money while they search by babysitting or temp nannying. Taking on temp jobs brings in a steady stream of income while still allowing you time to interview for a full-time position. Here are some tips for succ...

Doing The Opposite Brings Results

By Judi Perkins

Job hunters can be very passive: posting resumes on job boards instead of frequently searching them; letting inept recruiters contact them instead of finding recruiters who make things happen; being too optimistic about a job prospect, saying "I might as well check it out - why not?" and then saying "I knew that. Why did I bother?...