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    15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!)

    1. Why do you want to work in this industry? Bad answer: “I love to shop. Even as a kid, I spent hours flipping through catalogues.” Don’t just say you like it. Anyone can do that. Focus instead on your history with that particular industry, and if you can, tell a success story. Good answer: “I've always loved shopping, but my ...
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    Best Cities to Earn More

    Best Cities to Earn More
    Despite the gloomy economy and bleak job outlook, there are scattered cities where wages are rising and the number of jobs is increasing. Washington, DC, and several parts of Texas top the list, but cities as far apart as Anchorage and East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, continued to experience job and wage growth at the end of last year, according to Bureau ...
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    Are You Ready for a Nonprofit Career?

    Are You Ready for a Nonprofit Career?
    So you’re burnt out and thinking about changing careers. Or have you been laid off and are now looking for something different?. The sudden change of the economy has left a lot of people wondering where they fit in. Years of steady growth and status quo allowed employees to maintain their daily life, without thinking about the details. Now, after coming ...
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    The Power of a Thank-You Note

    The Power of a Thank-You Note
    Peter Vogt, Monster Senior Contributing Writer  When my wife was hired for her first real job after graduating from college, she was remembered and saluted by her new supervisor for one seemingly small step she had taken during the interviewing process: She was the only applicant of several interviewed who had sent a thank-you note after her interview. It seems ...
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    Post-Holiday Job Hunting Strategies

    Post-Holiday Job Hunting Strategies
    For the unemployed, the holiday season can be especially stressful. Strained finances can make gift-giving something to dread. Potential employers are going AWOL in mid December, putting the brakes on even the most diligent job search. Even so, soon the holidays will be over and it's time to get your search back on track, even though it may take a week ...
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    What's Really Wrong with Your Job Search?

    What's Really Wrong with Your Job Search?
    When things aren’t going our way it’s just human nature to begin laying blame. It is easy to see the culpability of others — our boss, the economy, the company that laid us off. It is far more difficult to take a deep look internally to see how we may be contributing to the situation at hand. Recently I spoke with ...
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    The Ultimate International Job Guide for College Graduates

    The International Job Guide What do you do if you graduate during the worst American economic recession in a generation? Simple: Leave America. Just because your options for employment have been limited by the highly competitive job market doesn’t mean that the world is out of jobs, it just means you need to broaden your horizons. MonsterCollege has compiled a guide ...
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    Why You Aren't Getting Hired

    Why You Aren't Getting Hired
    Frustrated by unemployment? Job hunting is tricky business. Getting hired is a subtle mix of the right qualifications, enough experience, interview chemistry, and a dash of luck. Assuming you're making all the right moves and avoiding the really obvious job seeker mistakes, there are a few points to consider that could be your ticket out of unemployment. Get out of your ...
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    5 Lessons Learned from My Horrible Jobs

    5 Lessons Learned from My Horrible Jobs
    When people find out I work for Monster, they often ask me for advice on their own careers. I tend to give standard guidance when people complain that they have a bad job, or are very unhappy professionally: Put your resume together, start looking and try not to let the situation get you down. It will pass. But every experience — ...
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    10 Ways You're Annoying Your Coworkers

    Everyone has something (or someone) that annoys him or her at work. It could be faulty equipment or coworkers who don’t pull their own weight. But nobody’s complaining about you, right? Not so fast. Even though your mom, friends, or significant other may worship the ground you walk on, there could be some people you work with who are far ...
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    New Year, New Job Search Strategy

    New Year, New Job Search Strategy
    It's almost a new year and, for those who are unemployed, it may be a time for new job-hunting strategies. I've consulted with South Florida's job market experts to avoid the mistakes of yester-year and get off to a running start in 2010. Get back to basics If you haven't been getting interviews, it may be time to again review your ...
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    Quick Social Media Tips for Nonprofits

    Quick Social Media Tips for Nonprofits
    Let me introduce you to guest blogger Celeste Wroblewski, vice president of external relations at Donors Forum in Illinois. Celeste is a longtime friend and colleague, and one of the smartest minds in the field… As I review advice on social media for nonprofits, I often come across rules like these: •It’s about conversing and listening: It’s not about sharing your ...
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    NonProfit Times: 2009 Salary & Benefits Survey

    NonProfit Times: 2009 Salary & Benefits Survey
    Amid the stock market meltdown, credit crunch and rising unemployment, 2009 looks like it will be a better year to be an employee rather than a boss, at least according to the latest national NPT Salary & Benefits Survey. Average salaries for half of the 10 director positions surveyed anticipate a decline in 2009, and those that expect to increase kept ...
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    Partner and Link with Us!

    Partner and Link with Us!
    Have your own website? Have a MySpace account? Here's a great way to spread the word about NonProfitPeople. Just copy and paste the code from the text box below the image of your choice into the HTML body of your page. NonProfitPeople is now offering all related websites the opportunity for partnership and link swapping! Email: info@nonprofitpeople.monster.com for more information. If ...
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    How to Become a NonProfitPeople Star!

    How to Become a NonProfitPeople Star!
    One glance at the NonProfitPeople's Leaderboard and it’s easy to see who's a NonProfitPeople Superstar! So why should you care? Simply put, the more you post, interact and comment, the more stars, industry attention and feedback you receive! Interested? Of course you are! Check out all the community features we have to offer and get a jumpstart on your nonprofit career! ...
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    The 10 Worst Job-Search Tips Ever

    The 10 Worst Job-Search Tips Ever
    Nearly every day, someone sends me a bit of astounding job-search advice from a blog or a newsletter. Some of this advice seems to come directly from the planet X-19, and some of it seems to have been made up on the spot. Here are 10 of my favorite pieces of atrocious job-search advice, for you to read and ignore at ...
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    An Introduction to Myers-Briggs

    An Introduction to Myers-Briggs
    If you’ve ever taken an MBTI assessment you will know the answer to that. If you haven’t, the answer may surprise you! What is MBTI? MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) is a personality assessment tool and was developed by a mother and daughter team, Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katherine Cook Briggs. Katherine was very interested in the theories of Carl ...
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    The Elevator Pitch

    The Elevator Pitch
    Do you struggle to introduce yourself to new colleagues, make the rounds at your organization or just sound smart when you extend your hand to a client? The elevator pitch is a much-maligned but oh-so-useful tool to have in your back pocket for just those occasions. I wrote a post for HBR on nailing your elevator pitch that outlined the Great ...
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    How to Stay Productive This Summer

    How to Stay Productive This Summer
    Many of you reading today are headed into work, and it may well be slow. In the business world, it’s not uncommon to spend various days in July and August sitting at your desk and twiddling your thumbs because your colleagues and clients aren’t around to do business with. I’m willing to bet that web surfing, Facebook checking, and online shopping ...
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    Sample Letter Requesting an Informational Interview (First Example)

    See proper formatting example here. NONPROFIT CORRESPONDENCE Sample Letter Requesting an Informational Interview (First Example) 2720 Euclid Drive Philadelphia, PA 19110 April 15, ____ James Weston, Assistant Director American Association of Community Service Organizations 7210 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 223 Washington, DC 20036 Dear Mr. Weston: Alice White suggested that I contact you about my interest in community service organizations. She enthusiastically ...