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Making Good Choices

We meet too many jobseekers who simply let days slip away without meaningful activity that advances their job search. Making good choices means that you get a sense of satisfaction at the end of the day and that you’ve taken a step (or two) toward getting your next job. Continue reading “Making Good Choices”…

The Best Paying College Degrees

Training and education are the best ways to increase your value as a worker; everyone should consider adding education to his career plan. But before you lock yourself into a 4-year degree, think about your return on investment. Payscale.com has listed the best-paying college degrees, and it’s no surprise that engineering degrees top the list. Economics, physics and computer science complete the roster of degrees that really pay off. Continue reading “The Best Paying College Degrees”…

Your Personal Brand

To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You. It's that simple -- and that hard.” Your career path is more than a series of jobs – it’s about who you are and where you’re going. The problem is, most of us aren’t sure of who we are and where we’re going. Continue reading “Your Personal Brand”…

Five Essential Pieces of Research

Here are five pieces of essential research you should do before you interview with a company. Continue reading “Five Essential Pieces of Research”…

Cover Letters 101

If you are still sending an original resume via mail, your cover letter can enhance your communication with a potential employer. A good cover letter can help put your resume in context, expand on your skills for the position, and express your personality in ways that your resume can’t. Continue reading “Cover Letters 101”…

Monster Career Benchmarking

You’ve got to hand it to Monster.com. Not only did they create the biggest and best known commercial website for job posting and career advice, they’re working on innovations to make it even more useful. By gathering information from more than 25 million resumes in the Monster database and a world-wide network of recruiter customers, Monster can offer valuable market information for your job search. Continue reading “Monster Career Benchmarking”…