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    4 Grammar/Spelling Pitfalls to Avoid

    4 Grammar/Spelling Pitfalls to Avoid
    It’s hard enough to come up with the right words to sell yourself in a resume or cover letter, without the English language tripping you up. One little mistake in spelling or grammar can ruin an entire resume or cover letter. It’s not easy to remember all the rules of the English language. So here’s a little cheat-cheat to help you ...
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    Job Hunting? Look for Constructive Criticism

    Job Hunting? Look for Constructive Criticism
    A willingness to pursue constructive criticism — even if it is painful — may be just as important as networking when it comes to landing work in a bleak Triad job market, according to employment officials. Many job-seekers struggle with three major roadblocks under their control — poor marketing, poor networking and poor mind-set — said Andy Chan, the vice president ...
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    Top 10 Common Resume Blunders

    Top 10 Common Resume Blunders
    Make sure your resume is in top-notch shape by avoiding the top 10 resume blunders: 1. Too Focused on Job Duties Your resume should not be a boring list of job duties and responsibilities. Go beyond showing what was required and demonstrate how you made a difference at each company, providing specific examples. When developing your achievements, ask yourself: • How ...
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    Work for Free While Unemployed: How and Why

    Work for Free While Unemployed: How and Why
    While I was going through the 17th revision of my resume for my job search, I was pondering how I might be able to keep my fingers on the pulse of marketing work while exploring some new industries. Then, when talking to a local running buddy at the weekly running club gathering spot (you never know who knows who), he suggested ...
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    Volunteering Can Buy You IT Experience

    Volunteering Can Buy You IT Experience
    A supposedly hot certification or a few months of technology training isn't always enough to propel you into the market for tech jobs. Employers almost always prefer to hire people with real-world experience. To aspiring techies, it's a catch-22: You can't get a job without experience, and you can't get experience without a job. One solution: Volunteer work. Grassroots environmental groups, ...
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    Workforce Reentry Strategies for Sequencing Mothers

    Workforce Reentry Strategies for Sequencing Mothers
    Many professional women intend to ramp their careers back up after taking a planned break from the workforce to raise their children. If you're one of these "sequencing" moms, how can you ease your transition back to the world of meetings and memos after you've spent the last year -- or the last 10 -- reading more Dr. Seuss than Wall ...
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    Sign Up For NonProfitPeople's Weekly Newsletter
    Want to hear from us? Every week, NonProfitPeople sends out a newsletter giving our members a roundup of the best and most popular nonprofit career advice and resources on our site. Our newsletter also features new articles and resources you might have never known were there! Make sure you're receiving our newsletter by following these steps... To receive the newsletter: 1) ...
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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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    Find Your Fit in Nonprofit Finance

    Find Your Fit in Nonprofit Finance
    Are you a mid-career finance, real estate or accounting type who suddenly wants more from life than a fat paycheck? You don't have to leave your profession to change the world. Instead, transition to the nonprofit sector. "What the not-for-profits do is very interesting, and it's also a very secure industry, which is why people are focusing on them these days," ...
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    The Work-Love Triangle

    The Work-Love Triangle
    Katina Paron recalls the affair responsible for creating tension in her relationship with longtime boyfriend Will Turnage. Instead of coming in late, flushed and reeking of cologne after a long dinner with "friends," Paron was hardly ever coming home at all. And when she found time to be with Turnage, she had another relationship on her mind: The one with her ...
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    13 Worst Networking Mistakes

    13 Worst Networking Mistakes
    You wouldn't wear jeans to a job interview, but do you pay as much attention to job-hunting etiquette when networking? If you're approaching potential contacts in an offhand way, you may be putting them off entirely. Learn what the most common networking mistakes are so you don't have to make them. 1. Waiting Many people start networking only after they've lost ...
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    Get Noticed at Promotion Time

    Get Noticed at Promotion Time
    Since you started at your company one year ago, several positions have opened up you could have easily slipped into. Instead, other internal candidates got the nod. The last person who was hired in your company (just two months ago) was even promoted. What can you do to get noticed and prevent another opportunity from passing you by? Study these solutions ...
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    Managing the Black Hole in the Job Application Process

    Managing the Black Hole in the Job Application Process
    You’ve invested the time in completing the job application, polishing your resume and writing a compelling cover letter. Once you’ve submitted your materials, though, you enter the black hole -- the space between applying for jobs and hearing back from potential employers. Managing this period of the job search process effectively is harder than ever in a tight economy. “We’ve all ...
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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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    Mentoring 101

    Mentoring 101
    The capacity to mentor your employees is a critical workplace skill. But how do you get started? While there's no definitive approach to mentoring, these strategies will help you grow into a role you may have had little or no training for. h4. Tune in to Individual Needs The key to becoming a successful mentor is to approach each protege as ...
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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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    Talking Politics at Work

    Talking Politics at Work
    In an election year, fodder for political debate is always abundant. As a result, discussions about the US presence in Iraq, the offshoring of US jobs, taxes, healthcare and other contentious issues can get heated. If you're a political junkie or a fan of healthy debate, it can be tough to contain yourself in times like these. What better way to ...
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    Twitter Your Way to a New Job

    Twitter Your Way to a New Job
    Originally published on GradSpot.com You might be surprised, but I feel strongly that Twitter can lead you to the next chapter of your career. Here's why: You can use Twitter to connect with people who share your interests and career goals. Check out search.twitter.com to search for people who are "Tweeting" about things that you care about and then "follow" them ...
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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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    Key Ways to Incorporate Friends into Your Job Hunt

    Key Ways to Incorporate Friends into Your Job Hunt
    Mention being out of work to a friend and they’ll be the first to emphasize that you do have a full-time job — looking for a job, that is. And they’re right. Looking for a new job can be just as time consuming as working nine to five. But there is one major difference and that’s making the transition from working ...