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Top 3 Mistakes Job Seekers Make on Facebook Timeline

In his article for Mashable.com, Tony Morrison explains the Top 3 Mistakes Job Seekers Make on Facebook Timeline. Read an excerpt of Morrison’s article below. Read Full Article Eventually, Facebook’s 845 million users will have to climb abroad the Facebook Timeline hub. There will be plenty of challenges to consider with the slow roll-out of updates to the world’s largest […]

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How to Kill a Job Offer at the Last Minute

In her article for U.S. News & World Report, Alison Green explains, How to Kill a Job Offer at the Last Minute. Mistakes Green describes in this article include: Refusing to answer until you’ve heard from other employers Not responding to the offer right away Making over-the-top-salary demands Read Full Article

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Resume Advice – Why You Shouldn’t Exaggerate On Your Resume

The Wall Street Journal’s Elizabeth Garone encourages readers not to exaggerate job responsibilities, titles, or experience on their resume. Garone gives advice to a job seeker who is nervous about an upcoming job interview because they exaggerated on their resume. Read Her Response.

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The Year’s Most Ridiculous Excuses For Calling in Sick

In her article for Forbes.com, Jacquelyn Smith reveals, The Year’s Most Ridiculous Excuses For Calling In Sick. Memorable excuses in Smith’s article include: Employee’s finger was stuck in a bowling ball Employee said he wasn’t feeling too clever that day Employee burned mouth on Thanksgiving pumpkin pie Read Full Article

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Resume Padding: A Dangerous Game

In his article, Resume Padding: A Dangerous Game, Robert McCauley of Robert Half International warns job seekers of the dangers of adding false details on your resume. Below is an excerpt from McCauley’s article: Read full article Fudging your hire date or your end date for a past job. Inflating your job duties. Adding a few tenths […]

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Top 10 Work-at-Home Scams

Women’s Day article, Top 10 Work-at-Home Scams, Audri G. Lanford of ScamBusters.org lists Work-at-Home opportunities you should stay away from. Below is an excerpt from Landford’s article: Read Full Article 1. “Make Money at Home Stuffing Envelopes!” This classic has been around since the 1920s. You pay to learn how to get started with your business, […]

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When Job-Interview Questions Become Too Personal

Wall Street Journal article, When Job-Interview Questions Become Too Personal, Sue Shellenbarger gives examples of job interview questions employers should not ask you. Below is an excerpt from Shellenbarger’s article. Read Full Article Here Prepping for job interviews is the subject of plenty of coaching and advice. But when job interviews turn to juggle-related topics, some questions […]

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13 Big Mistakes Job Seekers Make

Forbes.com article, 13 Big Mistakes Job Seekers Make, Jacquelyn Smith documents job search mistakes that can derail your job search. Below is an except of Smith’s article. Read Full Article There are a lot of ways you can go wrong during your job search. You can fail to spend enough time at it, but you […]

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What to do when you get a job offer

U.S. News & World Report article, 5 Things to Do When You Get a Job Offer*, Alison Green gives great advice on what you should do before you accept a job offer. Tips from this article include: “Always, always, always get every detail of a job offer in writing, if you want those details to […]

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Think Before You Quit

For her U.S. News and World Report article, 5 Things to Consider Before You Quit Your Job*, Alison Green warns job seekers to carefully consider their options before turning in their resignation letter. What should you consider before you move on? Green says, “Think carefully about the advantages of your job that you may not […]

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