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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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    What Not to Do After an Interview

     By Gladys Stone & Fred Whelan | Monster Contributing Writers In the job search, there's nothing like performing well at the interview. And after researching the company, practicing your presentation and answering the interview questions with confidence, you want to follow up with something impressive. You want to thank the employer with a gesture that makes the company want to ...
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    Resume Critique Checklist

    Resume Critique Checklist
    Resumes normally get less than a 15-second glance at the first screening. If someone has asked you to review his resume and you want to help him ensure it gets read - or want to know if your own is up to par - be sure you can answer yes to the following questions: h2. First Impression Does the resume look ...
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    7 Jobs That Make Yours Look Better

    7 Jobs That Make Yours Look Better
    Okay, so you hate your job. You're sick and tired of clocking in day after day just to rot away in a cubicle. Your measly paycheck just isn’t worth the daily drudgery and never-ending grind. It’s called a job for a reason, but remember, it could always be worse — the grass isn't always greener on the other side. In fact, ...
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    Ladies, It's Not Bragging. It's Self-Promoting

    Ladies, It's Not Bragging. It's Self-Promoting
    I have partnered with many successful professional women in developing their executive resumes and career marketing materials and have always noticed a consistent trend. When it comes to really promoting themselves, highlighting their achievements or simply tooting their horns, I hear " I am not comfortable bragging about myself" • Are you guilty of working really hard, plugging away in your ...
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    Ten Warning Signs of a Toxic Boss

    Ten Warning Signs of a Toxic Boss
    We've all heard stories about the nightmare of working for a toxic boss. Some of us have even had the unique displeasure of doing so ourselves. Red flags to such behavior often appear as early as the interview process. We've compiled 10 warning signs of a toxic boss. Watch for them in the interview and you might be able to avoid ...
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    Hooray, an Interview! Oh no, an Interview!

    After such a labor-intensive job search, you now have earned the ‘nerve-wracking’ interview. You have also begun to obsess about the plentiful competition. It seems as if everyone you know needs a job. So, how can you relax when you must master the interview? (Don’t worry. I’ll tell you how you can ‘untwist your knickers.’) You must differentiate yourself by ...
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    Changing Careers? Zig-zag Your Way Into New Territory!

    Career changers and renaissance folks alike always ask me: “How do I change paths without having to begin at the bottom all over again?” Annoyingly, as with most things careers related; it depends. Clearly, if you want to become a doctor, you’ll have to go to med school and start from scratch. A lawyer: back to law school, my friend. ...
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    A former grade-school teacher reflects on his Teach for America days

    The years since I taught fourth grade in the Mississippi Delta have taken me far from the uncertain future of those children born on the wrong side of the tracks. And yet, I can still feel the texture of those humid Delta mornings, hear the rhythm of the voices of black children echoing down the halls. I still remember the ...
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    NonProfitPeople's Guide to Work Happy Hour Etiquette

    NonProfitPeople's Guide to Work Happy Hour Etiquette
    At the end of a hellish day, it can be fun to go out and have a few with your favorite coworkers. But drinking with your office mates isn’t like drinking with your friends on the weekend. The same rules just don’t apply. No matter how laid-back your office may be, your actions always reflect on your professional persona. So what ...
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    World's 5 Best Business Travel Tips

    World's 5 Best Business Travel Tips
    Whether traveling for business is an everyday occurrence, an occasional hindrance, or a lifelong dream, all business travelers can agree that if your job calls for travel, then being an efficient traveler is a must. We’ve got the five tips that’ll make your time en-route more productive and less stressful. #1 Know Which Airlines Offer Premium Economy Why? Because if 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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    Tips for Turning a Volunteer Job into a Full-Time Position

    Tips for Turning a Volunteer Job into a Full-Time Position
    To fill time between jobs or explore other fields, many people are finding that a volunteer job -- especially in the nonprofit sector -- can sometimes lead to permanent, salaried employment. “People think the only way to land a full-time position is through traditional means,” says Becky Lunders, president of teamWorks, a leadership development consulting firm in Rohnert Park, California. “The ...
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    3 Ways Unpaid Internships Pay

    Like many college students, I didn’t understand how vital internships are until late in my academic career. I had that natural student mindset that, “everything would be okay” and, “I’ll land a job somehow after graduation.” If I hadn’t attended a professional development workshop supported by my fraternity’s alumni association, I would have learned the hard way I’m not entitled ...
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    How to Sail through Your Tough Performance Review

    How to Sail through Your Tough Performance Review
    While the merits and validity of a year-end review are often the subject of great debate, the fact that many firms use them as a tool for compensation and promotion is not. Your managers will spend much time (hopefully) preparing to deliver your review in a thoughtful and constructive manner.  You should spend as much time, if not more, preparing yourself ...
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    4 Career Lessons from American Olympians

    Lindsey Vonn: Don’t Stop When it Starts to Hurt Lindsey Vonn is the first American woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic downhill skiing. A contender in Torino in 2006, Vonn suffered a terrible crash that sent her to the hospital. She left with pain arching through her legs and back but still competed in five events. She didn’t ...
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    5 Questions to Ask After the Offer

    5 Questions to Ask After the Offer
    All job hunters are waiting for that call -- the one that says they've landed the job. But as eager as you may be to escape either your current job or the unemployment ranks, don't abdicate your power position once the offer comes in. Now it's your turn to sit in the interviewer's seat and ask the nonprofit and yourself some ...
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    Rural Healthcare Jobs in the American Indian Community

    Rural Healthcare Jobs in the American Indian Community
    For more than a century, American Indians have been significantly more vulnerable to illness and disease than other Americans. A dearth of nurses and doctors on or near far-flung, sparsely populated reservations makes it difficult for American Indians to take care of their most basic health needs. And the caregivers they do find may lack understanding of tribal cultures and traditional ...
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    Channel Your Cover Letter Feedback

    Prioritize the Feedback Most professional resume-writing firms also offer cover letter services, so if you're not having much success improving your letter on your own, it may be worthwhile to hire a professional. "I have seen many job searches stalled, because the individual had a terrific resume written by a professional but did not want to pay for a cover ...
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    4 Reasons Your Job's Not Fun Anymore

    4 Reasons Your Job's Not Fun Anymore
    What happened? You used to love to go to work, in fact people said you had so much fun at work, you’d probably work for nothing. But somewhere along the line, you lost that spark. Where did it go? Even more importantly, can you get it back? Don’t worry. This is actually a very common mid-career “crisis” for a lot of ...
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