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    Interview Preparation Tips

    Interview Preparation Tips
    Some people think preparing for an interview takes place within a few days of the face-to-face meeting. You review your resume to make sure it’s focused to the job and make several copies to carry with you. You make sure your business suit is pressed and clean, get a good night’s sleep and pack your business cards. These are important tasks ...
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    When to Target a Lower Position

    When to Target a Lower Position
    Does it ever make sense to take a step down the career ladder? If you can get past that nagging, inborn sense that "going lower" can only be a sign of downward career mobility, the answer is yes. Taking a lesser position can help move your career forward if the job fits into a larger long-term plan. Read on to find ...
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    adMEN Interview Fashion Tips

    adMEN Interview Fashion Tips
    Men’s interview dressing has been fairly static over the years. In fact, it’s pretty much the same whether you’re applying for an entry-level position or for something higher up. The difference is that the entry-level guy isn’t expected to have as many - or as expensive - high-quality clothes. For a second or third interview, the new grad would wear different ...
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    Stimulus Jobs for New Grads

    Stimulus Jobs for New Grads
    Charlotte Haigh, who is graduating from Tufts University with a degree in political science in May 2009, says she’s very aware of the economic stimulus package but doesn’t know what jobs will be available or even how to find them. For college seniors and recent graduates with technical and liberal arts degrees, the stimulus plan will provide tremendous entry-level job opportunities. ...
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    17 Ways to Stay Awake (Without Coffee!)

    17 Ways to Stay Awake (Without Coffee!)
    By Marc and Angel Hack Life | Divine Caroline Staying awake is easy … five shots of espresso and a can of red bull is all you need. You’ll certainly be wide awake and wired, but you may also die from a heart attack a few hours later. In all seriousness, conquering drowsiness before it overwhelms your mind can be quite ...
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    The 2 Minute Interview Drill

    According to one UCLA study, people evaluate one another using the "Three Vs": visual (appearance), vocal (voice) and verbal (what you say). About 93 percent of whether or not communication is effective is determined by nonverbal signals. Another study, conducted by a University of Toledo psychology professor, concluded that the first 30 seconds make or break the connection between two people ...
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    How to Decline a Promotion Without Hurting Your Career

    [photo:59381] In this economy you might not get a raise, but promotions seem to be plentiful. This phenomenon is partly due to the many layoffs we’ve seen. Managers are short handed and want employees to do more so they offer them a promotion so they’ll do the job of two people but feel better about it. I call this a fake ...
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    Admins Must Show Command of Language in Interviews

    Admins Must Show Command of Language in Interviews
    If you were under the impression that cramming for the SATs was the last time you'd ever have to worry about vocabulary, you're mistaken. In interviews, the words you use are often viewed as related to your level of education and general aptitude. Whether you're applying for your first postcollege job or trying to break into the executive ranks, it may ...
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    The ABCs of Handshake Etiquette

    Ahh, the shaking of hands. It sounds simple enough: Two hands meet and greet and do a little shake. Easy, right? Not so fast. Unfortunately, there are quite a few ways a handshake can go south. From an overly moist hand to a bone-crushing grip, handshakes come in all shapes and sizes — and only the best will hit the ...
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    6 Steps for Handling Interview Money Questions

    6 Steps for Handling Interview Money Questions
    Everyone wants as much money as an employer is willing to shell out. Yet when it comes to job interviewing, salary questions make most people squirm. One reason is that such questions pressure you to tip your hand during the negotiating game. Winning the salary you want requires some evasive action on your part. Choose your words carefully, and don't be ...
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    Sample Cover Letter for an Office Manager

    Sample Cover Letter for an Office Manager
    To be the successful job candidate in any field, it helps to have a cover letter that can grab an employer's attention. View our sample cover letter for an office manager here (PDF format). Read all of our ’Job Seeker: Resume, Interview and More’ Articles.
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    How to Start Your New Job on the Right Foot

    How to Start Your New Job on the Right Foot
    Securing a new job is akin to a successful product launching! All the time spent running a well-organized marketing campaign and now the product is in the market. Well…you’ve landed your new job! As in the product launch, you want to continually work on product positioning and posturing for long term success, right? Likewise, you want to do so for your ...
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    Gracefully Accepting Feedback a Key Employment Skill

    Gracefully Accepting Feedback a Key Employment Skill
    With the long-term trend of protecting employees' individual self esteem added to an overriding concern over expensive employee lawsuits, accountability is more a buzzword than a way of life at most companies. This is a state of mind that has existed since the 1960s, so the average employee has never received real quality negative feedback -- the kind of feedback that ...
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    Interviews: Round 2

    Interviews:  Round 2
    Congratulations, you've made it to round two of the interview process. What are you likely to face, and what are your best strategies for nabbing the job? Keep these tips in mind as you head toward the finish line. * They'll quiz you to see if you really know your stuff. Make sure you are prepared to answer more detailed questions. ...
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    How to Return to Work After A Vacation

    How to Return to Work After A Vacation
    Christine Downes vacationed in Chicago, where she had a great time shopping on the Magnificent Mile, visiting museums and watching the Chicago Cubs play at Wrigley Field. To ensure her first day back at work wouldn't suffer from her time off, Downes, an administrative assistant at Deloitte Consulting's Cleveland office, scheduled an extra day off. "I need to readjust my sleeping ...
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    AdminSecret's Medical Secretary Resources

    AdminSecret's Medical Secretary Resources
    Medical secretaries perform highly specialized work requiring knowledge of technical terminology and procedures. Medical secretaries transcribe dictation, prepare correspondence, and assist physicians or medical scientists with reports, speeches, articles, and conference proceedings. They also record simple medical histories, arrange for patients to be hospitalized, and order supplies. Most medical secretaries need to be familiar with insurance rules, billing practices, and hospital ...
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    Organizing Quick Tip: Now is a Great Time To...

    Organizing Quick Tip: Now is a Great Time To...
    With the holidays just around the corner, now is a great time to declutter your kitchen! This week, take a few minutes each day to do a kitchen micro-clean up project. Here are some ideas to whet your appetite. * Wipe down the cabinet fronts and appliances to make your kitchen sparkle. * Go through the fridge, pantry or food cabinets ...
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    Some Interview Pointers for Admins

    Like many career advice experts, Steve Fogarty, staffing partner at Waggener Edstrom, says candidates should research a company thoroughly before an interview. And if the company is a private firm, that's not an excuse to skip doing your homework. Where there's a will, there's a way, and finding a way to gather information on a company "distinguishes the great candidates from ...
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    AdminSecret's Legal Secretary Resources

    AdminSecret's Legal Secretary Resources
    Legal secretaries perform many of the same tasks as other secretaries, such as answering telephones and typing letters. Many of the documents they prepare must follow strict guidelines, so legal secretaries need to know the specialized formats for legal documents. They also perform many critical office functions, including maintaining supplies and equipment, receiving, preparing and transmitting communications, planning conferences, receiving clients ...
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    100 Potential Interview Questions

    100 Potential Interview Questions
    While there are as many different possible interview questions as there are interviewers, it always helps to be ready for anything. So we've prepared a list of 100 potential interview questions. Will you face them all? We pray no interviewer would be that cruel. Will you face a few? Probably. Will you be well-served by being ready even if you're not ...
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