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16,000 Very Good Reasons To Think Twice Before Storing Your Credit Card Details On Facebook

January 30, 2013

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16,000 Very Good Reasons To Think Twice Before Storing Your Credit Card Details On Facebook Hackers recently proved that it’s possible to commit large-scale Facebook theft.  A botnet called PokerAgent infected 800 computers and stole the login details of more than 16,000 Facebook users. Read the full story at Business Insider. About these ads

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How To Stay Out Of Debt

January 30, 2013

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How to Stay Out of Debt

How To Stay Out Of Debt This topic is not new. It inundates our political chatter and rears its head every time we turn on the TV. There are no less than a million books on this topic, with everyone from your grandma to Oprah chiming in on how to keep yourself free of debt. But, […]

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Focus on Transferable Skills

November 30, 2012

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Focus on Transferable Skills Being able to identify your transferable skills is crucial if you are trying to transition to a new industry or a new job.  Not every job is the same, and hiring managers may not entirely relate to the tasks you list on your resume.  But if you can fit your talents […]

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Guest Post: The Wicked World of Job Search Just Became Wonderful

November 26, 2012

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Hiring Trends

This is a guest post by Rayanne Thorn VP of Communications and Branding for Evenbase The Wicked World of Job Search Just Became Wonderful There are those who think recruiters and hiring managers only care about themselves. There are those who think that job seekers need hand holding every step of the way. I don’t think either […]

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Why Your Next Job Interview Should Be Treated Like a First Date

November 5, 2012

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Job Date

If you haven’t been on a first date in a while, please don’t let the title of this article scare you away.  Going on a date, especially a first date, very much mirrors a job interview. You’re nervous and excited all at the same time.   Ultimately, you are trying to get to know each […]

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Headhunter: This is How We Poach People and How You Can Get on Our Radar

November 4, 2012

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Headhunter: This is How We Poach People and How You Can Get on Our Radar The headhunting industry is a mystery to most people. To get some insight, we sat down with Eddie R. Koller III, managing director at Howard-Sloan-Koller Group, a technology and media recruiting firm, who told us how firms poach candidates, what goes on behind […]

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What to Consider When Making a Career Change

November 2, 2012

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Career Change

Previous generations had the pleasure (or displeasure) of working  for the same company for 20-30 years in hopes of building a great career and lives for themselves and their families. After putting in their time, they would retire with a great pension waiting for them at the finish line. Times have obviously changed since then, […]

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How Choosing The Right Reference Can Lead to a Job Offer

October 31, 2012

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Your resume may be solid, and you may have an MBA from one of the best schools in the country, but if nobody can speak to what type of employee or better yet what type of person you are, you’re not going to go far in any interview process. The right reference can get you […]

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The Worst Clichés to Avoid on Your Next Interview

October 30, 2012

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The interview is your one opportunity to demonstrate to a potential employer how your unique set of skills will help to solve any deficiencies they may have. So why on earth would you waste those precious minutes with canned comments or clichés? Interviews are difficult, and I don’t think anyone really enjoys them, but it’s […]

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How to Make a Name For Yourself

October 29, 2012

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With the launches last week of the highly anticipated iPad mini and Microsoft Surface tablet, one thing was for certain.  It is all about presentation and showmanship!  To stand out in a competitive job market, you have to employ the same strategy (I would encourage everyone to go to youtube and take a look at […]

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5 Keys to Getting a Job Right Now

October 26, 2012

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There’s no shortage of information that you can get online or at career centers on how to get a job.  So how do you cut through the minutiae and get to the things that you should actually be doing to get a job? Well, this is a good place to start.  If you’re like some, you […]

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The Best Way to Address a Gap in Your Resume

October 25, 2012

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Regardless of how you spend your time away, the best way to deal with that gap on your resume is counter-intuitive: Don’t present it as a gap.Instead, figure out how your experience adds to your skill set, and how you can use that to market yourself. “Whether you’re unemployed or employed, always be able to go […]

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What to Do If You’re “Overqualified” for The Job

October 24, 2012

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Overqualified

I get a lot of emails from individuals that have been fortunate enough to either get phone calls or be brought in to discuss potential job opportunities with companies that are actually hiring. Some aren’t so fortunate, and when they follow-up, the most common response that they receive for not being called in is that […]

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The Correct Way to Follow Up After an Interview

October 23, 2012

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Follow up

One of the questions that I receive the most is when or how should you follow up after an interview?  That said. I wanted to take a moment to address this question. There are certain situations where you could very well get a job without having to follow up.  Nowadays, if you don’t follow up […]

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How to Get a Job in a Down Economy

October 22, 2012

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It’s the question that seems to have been on everyone’s lips, the topic of most conversations and has been the focus of the 2012 election.  Getting a job when the economy was good had it’s challenges, but these are unprecedented times, and conventional methods are out the window. The economy may be on the mend, […]

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