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Preparing for a Job Interview

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Author: Paula Atwell

A job interview is one of the most crucial parts of any job application. This is your one moment to impress the interviewer that you are the right person for the job. However, interviews can be very nerve wracking for both the interviewer and the applicant, therefore if you come to the interview thoroughly prepared, you will have a better chance of a successful and positive interview experience.

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Cities for Young Professionals

Author: Paula Atwell

Are you a young professional looking for a job and trying to decide where to live? Young professionals are defined as new college graduates and those that have 10 or fewer years competed in their lifelong careers.

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Changing Careers? The 10 Hottest Career Paths 2010 – 2020

Author: Paula Atwell

If you are training for a new career, it makes sense to train for a career that has a lot of growth potential over the next decade. According to Kiplinger Magazine, there are 10 hot career fields that will continue to grow over the next 10 years.

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They May Be Stressful, But Job Interviews are Crucial

Author: Paula Atwell

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Finding Your Niche

Author: Bette Miles-Holleman

There are any number of general job boards on the internet, which are ok for finding average paying jobs in a number of non-management, entry level positions. But where do you go if you’re a certified IT professional, specialist or executive type? Don’t expect to find what you’re looking for on Monster or CareerBuilder. While it’s a good idea to post résumés on those sites, you’ll need to hunt elsewhere to find the job you’re REALLY looking for.

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Freelancer’s Free-For-All

Author: Bette Miles-Holleman

I think people with regular jobs have a sort of fantasy image of their freelance counterparts. Working from home, setting their own hours, no office politics, every day is casual dress, and no one is looking over your shoulder. It is all of those things, when the work is there. But let me tell you, for every hour spent working on a project means at least two hours canvassing for that work.

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How To Evaluate A Job Offer

Author: Bette Miles-Holleman

So you’ve made it through the interview process, and both you and the company are equally impressed. They make you an offer you can’t refuse…or can you? If you’ve been out of work for a while, you may be tempted to take the first thing that comes along. However, there are a few things to consider before you sign on the dotted line. Normally, you will have a short window of time to consider and make a counteroffer.

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How to Negotiate Your Salary

Author: Bette Miles-Holleman

It’s an all too familiar situation: a prospective employee is in the final stages of the interview process, when the big question of salary expectations comes up. Stated too high, one runs the risk of pricing themselves out of the market. Too low a bid and one sells themselves short. So what’s the solution?

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Career Development During Times of High Unemployment

Author: Bette Miles-Holleman

Career development is broken into two sub categories: organizational development and personal development.

Organizational development deals with how a person manages their career while employed or in between jobs, and personal development details a person’s career pattern, decision making skills and ability to integrate their life roles with their career choices.

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From Temp to VP: Job Hunting Tips from the Inside

Author: Bette Miles-Holleman

What would you say to someone who offered you a chance to pick the brain of a corporate VP about the current job market? Would you jump at the chance? Well it’s your lucky day, so go ahead, read on.

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