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    Tell Me About Yourself

    Tell Me About Yourself
    It’s one of the most frequently asked questions in an interview: Tell me about yourself. Your response to this request will set the tone for the rest of the interview. For some, this is the most challenging question to answer, as they wonder what the interviewer really wants to know and what information they should include. Eleanor dreaded this question. When ...
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    How to Use Social Networking Sites to Market Yourself

    How to Use Social Networking Sites to Market Yourself
    Do you need more exposure for your business? Do you want ways to connect quickly with many people? Then social networking is for you! Many entrepreneurs, like myself, are on social network sites like Womenco.com. The opportunity to expose our business is there, but do we understand how to use it to grow? Web 2.0 has greatly changed the face of ...
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    Part II: What to Do When Your Boss is Wrong

    Part II: What to Do When Your Boss is Wrong
    After my last article on What to Do When Your Boss Is Wrong appeared on AdminSecret, I received a number of notes from friends and coworkers. Most found the advice helpful. One went so far as to say “I'm sure I'll be able to put this to use every day!” and informed me he was looking to change jobs (no surprise ...
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    Six Answers Interviewers Need to Hire You

    Six Answers Interviewers Need to Hire You
    During the typical job interview, you'll be asked a lot of questions. But do you really understand what the interviewer needs to know? "Most students have no idea why a recruiter asks a particular question," says Brad Karsh, a former recruiting professional for advertising giant Leo Burnett and current president of career consulting firm Job Bound. "They tend to think it's ...
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    Meet Your New Unemployment Buddy ... Dad!

    Meet Your New Unemployment Buddy ... Dad!
    Originally published on Unemploymentality on January 30, 2009 I’ve always been a bit of a daddy’s girl. Ever since my first days of life, he and I have shared a special, indescribable bond. I remember giggling at Monsterpiece theater together, sharing an unusual love for burnt popcorn and racing each other down the slopes at Heavenly (the bunny slopes, of course). ...
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    Explain a Layoff in Your Interview

    Explain a Layoff in Your Interview
    Laid off, fired, let go … whatever you call it, it stinks. However there are a few things you can do prior to getting an interview and say when you’re in the interview hot seat — you will get back into the interview hot seat — that will reflect in a very positive light to your future employer. Let’s start first ...
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    Administrative Assistant Cover Letter Example

    Administrative Assistant Cover Letter Example
    Here is an example cover letter for a potential Administrative Assistant. Note that it is catchy, professional, straightforward, one page, highlights her strengths and how they will benefit the employer. Read all of our Resume and Interview Articles.
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    Top 5 Recession-Proof Industries

    Recession-Proof Industries The rate of job openings and new hires has steadily decreased since 2007, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And unemployment rates are holding fast at 10 percent, which also doesn't bode well. According to the December employment report, 6.1 million people face long-term unemployment. Even though experts are hollering about the impending end ...
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    How to Turn Dead Ends into New Paths

    How to Turn Dead Ends into New Paths
    Finding yourself at an impasse is an uncomfortable state of affairs: you know that things can’t go on as they are, but working out what direction to take them in can seem impossibly difficult. However, Timothy Butler, the director of career development programs at Harvard Business School and the author of Getting Unstuck, argues that running into a dead end is ...
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    Organize Your Admin Job Search

    Organize Your Admin Job Search
    Managing your job search is just like managing any other project. You must create an administrative infrastructure that will allow you to operate efficiently, productively and with some order. Here are some strategies to consider as you craft a system to manage the flow of contacts, resumes, follow-ups and interviews throughout your search campaign: Use Technology Wisely Conducting a job search ...
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    How NOT to Write a Cover Letter

    1. Not Using Standard Business-Letter Format The student's cover letter looked more like a cut-and-paste email than a business letter. It had no recipient information, no return address, and no date. The letter screamed "Unprofessional!" What's YOUR Cover Letter IQ? Be sure your cover letter uses a standard business letter format. It should include the date, the recipient's mailing address, and ...
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