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How to Find a Job

The Future is Now: Changing Careers

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If the concept of choosing what you want to do for the rest of your life at 18 now sounds utterly ridiculous, you owe it to yourself to get on a better path. We’ll show you how.

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The Future is Now: Nailing the Interview

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Perhaps the single most important part of the job-finding process, the interview makes a nervous wreck out of even the most stoic of gentlemen. Here’s the inside scoop for coming out on top.

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The Future is Now: Jobs Don’t Find You, You Find Them

Categories: Earn, Learn

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Whether you’re new to the workforce or a seasoned vet, the only way you’re going to get the job you want is by going out and finding it.

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5 Job Hunting Techniques Your Peers Aren’t Using

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Scour job boards. Submit slightly modified cover letter and resume. Repeat. Sound familiar? That’s because that’s what everyone is doing – and it’s not going to cut it.

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The Myth of Successyphus: The Life Questions You Should Be Asking

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Our mindset creates our world – unfortunately we’ve been brought up asking the wrong questions.

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The Truth About Using Social Media to Find a Job

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Social media provides an entirely new method for interacting with potential employers – but does it work, and is it worth it?

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12 More FREE Resume Templates

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Because stressing about the formatting shouldn’t be delaying your job search. Instead get a jumpstart with these 12 free resume templates.

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What a 60 Year Old Volkswagen Advertisement Can Teach Young Graduates About Landing a Job

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Vintage Ads and Young America: Volkswagen, Think Small

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Job Hunting 3.0: Create a Facebook Page Resume

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Like it or not, more and more companies are taking a look at our social media presences when considering job applicants. Give ‘em something they can’t refuse.

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How to Write a Killer Cover Letter in the 21st Century

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Attach as a separate document or include it in an e-mail? What file type? Does anyone actually read it? The customs of cover letters have changed since you learned the basics in 9th grade. Learn what to say and how to format your cover letters in the internet age.

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10 Ways to Beat the Post-College Slump

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Finding a job in this climate is hard for everyone, but especially so for recent graduates. Many are forced to move home with their parents and take jobs they previously held in high school. Fear not, this so-called College Slump is something you’ll overcome. We’ll show you how.

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7 Free Resume Templates

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Because you shouldn’t be wasting your time formatting that shit.

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Top-Earning Entry-Level Jobs [infographic]

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Many people would like to have great salaries right after they finish their studies — or even during them. Instead of working many years for a better job position and a better salary, some people choose to go after degrees which will land them with high incomes right from the start.

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May I Take Your Order? Why Working at a Restaurant When You’re Laid Off Is A Good Thing

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If you’re in between jobs, working at a restaurant may seem like a huge step back or a waste of time. But before you dismiss waiting tables, consider the incredible benefits it can have on your career. Don’t believe us? We show you how.

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Your Job Search: How Long Ya Wanna Make It?

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You’ve sent out the resumes, signed up for monster.com, and have been diligently crafting cover letters for months, with little to show for it and no job prospects in sight. The simple reason for all your bad luck? You can’t use 20th century job hunting techniques in the down and dirty 21st century job market.

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Tales of a Recession Graduate: The Not-To-Do List

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Graduating college can be rough in the best of times, but in the middle of a recession, you’ve definitely got your work cut out for you. As you grasp for a hand hold in the employment world, learn from our mistakes and strike these six ideas from your to do list.

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4 Things To Do When Looking for a Job After Graduating from College

Categories: The Field Manual

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No job. No money. No meal plan. Finding a job after college may seem like a dire situation, but even in this work climate there’s no need to panic if you’re smart about it. Utilize these four time tested job seizing techniques and you’ll be starting your first day at your new gig before your friends can say, “grad school.”

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How to Avoid a Dead End Job: Laying the Groundwork for a Fulfilling Career

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In a time of uncertainty with a faltering economy and rising unemployment, you might think it’s best to nail down a job, any job, no matter how demeaning answering phones or passing out mail seems. You sir, are wrong. Any time you go looking for a job, you know that thing you’ll be doing every day for years to come, you need to go in with your head on straight, your mind prepared, and goals determined. Check out the rest of your prep list in our complete guide to finding, scoring, and advancing in the career you’ve been waiting for.

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10 Questions with Alexandra Levit, Author of “They Don’t Teach Corporate in College”

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It may come as no surprise to you that Comparative French Revolution Politics and Cinema of Latin America didn’t do you any favors in preparing you for the corporate workforce. Let our interview with Wall Street Journal syndicated columnist Alexandra Levit bring you up to speed.

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Need a Job? You’re Never Too Old for an Internship

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The word intern may conjure up ideas of young, fresh faced kids making copies and fetching coffee but that doesn’t mean your slightly more experienced face can’t do those same tasks. Why? Because an internship is a great way to make a strong entrance into tough fields and can lead to a good job no matter what your age.

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Why Being Laid Off Might Be the Best Opportunity Life Ever Gave You

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While considering it “semi-retirement” may sound cute, being laid off can suck. Ironically, it can also be the best thing to happen to you since you got that worthless Liberal Arts degree.

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Cover Letters, Résumés, and Interviews

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Think your résumé, cover letter, and interview technique are perfect, but still can’t land that perfect job? You’re doing something wrong…

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