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How Social Media Can Help With Your Long Distance Job Search

How Social Media Can Help With Your Long Distance Job Search

Finding a job in today’s economy is tough if you’re looking locally, but it can be particularly challenging if you’re seeking work in a far-away, unfamiliar city. If you’re a long-distance job seeker, you face several disadvantages. First, some companies anticipate that bringing you in…

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How To Hire for Positions That Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago

How To Hire for Positions That Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago

What do app developers, social media managers, cloud computing administrators, virtualization engineers and Chief Listening Officers all have in common? These positions didn’t exist 10 years ago. Thanks in part to continuous technological innovation, there is a new set of roles that did not exist…

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Does the IT Industry have an Equal Playing Field?

Does the IT Industry have an Equal Playing Field?

Glass ceiling: a term that describes a symbolic plateau beyond which women (and other minorities) rarely advance. Corporate leaders such as directors, presidents and CEOs all operate above this so-called ceiling. Is there gender parity in the IT industry? Are men and women treated the…

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10 tips for beating long-term unemployment

10 tips for beating long-term unemployment

There’s no question that long-term joblessness is a frustrating experience. Besides the financial consequences that come with prolonged unemployment, many job seekers find it difficult to stay motivated and to continue to push forward in a job search that’s proved fruitless month after month. As…

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Help your job search by helping others

Help your job search by helping others

Volunteering in your community can be rewarding for many reasons — you get to help others, give back to your community and hopefully enjoy some personal growth along the way. Volunteering may help with professional growth as well – by gaining new experiences and meeting…

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7 Job-related Smartphone Apps

7 Job-related Smartphone Apps

It’s truly amazing what you can accomplish with today’s smartphones. With just a click or touch, you can find a date, make restaurant reservations or set up a recording on your digital video recorder. So what about using your phone to look for a job?…

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7 tips to make your profile picture professional

7 tips to make your profile picture professional

In previous articles, we’ve offered tips for using social media in your job search. That’s because more and more recruiters and hiring managers areA using social networks to learnA about and even contact potential candidates. While most know how to lock down their profiles through privacy settings…

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3 Facebook Timeline tips for job seekers

3 Facebook Timeline tips for job seekers

If you don’t have Facebook Timeline already, you will soon.A While Facebook Timeline is primarily a cosmetic change that will affect the layout of your profile, it also comes with a number of functional modifications that will make it easier for others to see your Facebook…

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Working Moms Continue to Struggle with Work-Life Balance

Working Moms Continue to Struggle with Work-Life Balance

Parenting is tough on any given day, and it does not get easier when one or both parents work outside the home. As you might expect, working moms have their own unique situations to confront.A As withA all workers, today’s competitive workplaces, demanding positions and financial obligations…

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Commuting: Going to extremes

Commuting: Going to extremes

No matter what you do for a living, the one aspect of your job that you share with nearly everyone in the workforce is the commute. The process of getting to and from work is as eagerly anticipated as a root canal, and with good…

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