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  • First Day On The Job: 9 Ways To Make A Great Impression

    First Day On The Job: 9 Ways To Make A Great Impression

    Getty Images It's your first day, and you're so thrilled to have finally landed a position that you're ready to let your hair down and relax as you start. Not so fast! In many organizations, the first few months on the job are actually officially a probationary period, so it's your job to impress from Day One in... Continue Reading

  • More Employers Demand Twitter-Like Brevity On Applications

    More Employers Demand Twitter-Like Brevity On Applications

    By Jen Glantz The days of lengthy cover letters and bulleted resumes are fading as employers ask job applicants to present their case in a modern and challenging way -- by describing themselves and why they are a perfect fit for a job in 150 characters or less. Borrowing from the style of Twitter (which maxes... Continue Reading

  • How To Sell Yourself If You Hate Selling

    How To Sell Yourself If You Hate Selling

    Get tips on how to sell yourself at a job interview, on your resume and in your cover letter. Continue Reading

  • Do Women Have An Edge In The Job Search?

    Do Women Have An Edge In The Job Search?

    Lately, I've been thinking about the issue of gender stereotyping when it comes to job hunting. It's totally un-PC to say that women are better at making personal connections than men, but that's exactly what Sam Pease, a vice president at the Boston career-coaching and job search firm, New Directions, told me... Continue Reading

  • Introducing Yourself: Come Up With A Better Elevator Speech

    Introducing Yourself: Come Up With A Better Elevator Speech

    You know you have a lot to offer an employer. Yet when you need to talk about yourself, you're tongue-tied! Maybe it's ironic, but the thing we've been doing all our lives -- introducing ourselves -- can be anxiety-producing during a job search. "Hello, my name is" isn't going to cut it. You need to learn how... Continue Reading

  • 7 Networking Secrets Job Seekers Should Know

    7 Networking Secrets Job Seekers Should Know

    By Heather Huhman Networking can be intimidating to some job seekers, but it is a great way to make essential contacts. You never know exactly how being associated with someone can help you in the future, but it is helpful to always be prepared. Here is a list of helpful secrets to help you get organized... Continue Reading

  • New Year, New Job Skills

    New Year, New Job Skills

    By Barbara Bellesi A new year is upon us, and it's time to get serious about those career resolutions you've made. Is your current skill set where it needs to be to get the job you want? Consider these skills as you work to launch the 2012 edition of yourself. Continue Reading

  • The Pocket Resume: Every Job Seeker's 'Must Have' This Fall

    The Pocket Resume: Every Job Seeker's 'Must Have' This Fall

    This fall, think small. Shrink your resume and take it everywhere you go. It's called a pocket resume and whether you print it on a business card or plop it on your iPhone with an app, it's a great way to share some of your strengths. Because of its diminutive dimensions, you won't give most of your... Continue Reading

  • Job Seekers Need To Prepare For The Inexperienced Recruiter

    Job Seekers Need To Prepare For The Inexperienced Recruiter

    In my experience, the smaller a company is, the more experienced its reps are at recruiting -- but not always. That's logical if you think about it, because they usually have a smaller budget, go to fewer events, and therefore have one or two of the same people doing all their events. That means they get a lot... Continue Reading

  • Personal Branding, Part Two: Marketing Yourself

    Personal Branding, Part Two: Marketing Yourself

    Last week, we told you why it's important to have a personal brand, and how you can define your own. This week, we're going to talk about marketing your brand. There are a lot of ways to promote your personal brand, all of which fall into two categories: online and off. Continue Reading

  • Networking in Every Day Life

    Networking in Every Day Life

    Recently, New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission launched an official cab-share program to take commuters from their uptown residences to midtown offices. Riders meet at specified group pick-up points and for a $3-4 flat rate, a fraction of what they'd pay as a single rider, they can avoid jockeying for a... Continue Reading