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    Something to Talk About: Different Languages at Work

    Something to Talk About: Different Languages at Work
    One of the great things about working on career advice at Monster is the responses we get from Monster users. Whether it's via our feedback system, on our message boards or even calls to Monster's support lines, we hear from our users regularly on career and noncareer topics. We get many screens full of criticisms, suggestions and comments. One recent article, ...
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    Tips for Finding Employment in Hard Times

    Tips for Finding Employment in Hard Times
    To beat the job-hunting pack, you'll need to take risks, be realistic, and understand your potential employer's needs We can all agree that times are tough. Everywhere I turn, it seems that more companies are cutting jobs across the board. It's not just General Motors (GM) and Ford (F) anymore; everyone from Starbucks (SBUX) to Sun Microsystems (JAVA) to Citigroup (C) ...
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    Job Seekers, Don't Take December Off, Experts Advise

    Job Seekers, Don't Take December Off, Experts Advise
    It may be almost time to hang up the Christmas stockings – but not the job search. Resist that temptation. Smart job seekers will jump in first thing Monday with a clear plan of action for the next six weeks, experts say. Following that strategy paid off for Katherine Smith – twice. She landed a job on Dec. 18, 2006. After ...
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    Winning Management Lessons from the NFL

    Winning Management Lessons from the NFL
    You can more learn much more than you thought by watching a day of football. In case the unpredictability, camaraderie and showmanship weren't enough reasons to spend a day watching football, there's also plenty you can learn about managing a business. Fans know the game's much more complex than it's often given credit for. After all, sports analysts have no problem ...
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    Job-Hunting Realities: What 'No' Really Means

    Job-Hunting Realities: What 'No' Really Means
    Don't be demoralized when an employer turns you down. The reasons behind a rejection usually have more to do with the company than with you You've probably read plenty of job-hunting articles. And they're all the same. A so-called expert will advise you to develop a plan, broaden your skills, and network. On résumés, they will counsel you to customize, use ...
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    Green and Growing: Environmental Jobs

    Green and Growing: Environmental Jobs
    What’s the good news for green job seekers? Environmental career opportunities are thriving in numerous sectors and around the globe. Why is the environment driving so many jobs? In a word: Mainstreaming. Once thought of as more “crunchy granola” than “big business,” green products and services are becoming a significant part of the mainstream economy in agriculture, transportation, energy, consumer goods ...
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    Renewable Energy Generates Sustainable Career Niches for Admins

    Renewable Energy Generates Sustainable Career Niches for Admins
    With world oil production approaching a plateau, energy demand soaring, growing talk of global warming, and fossil-fuel habits under scrutiny, you may be worried about the employment outlook for traditional energy industries like oil. But according to Kevin Doyle, author of The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century, there is a bright side for job hunters: Renewable energy. ...
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    Boost Your Resume, Become Bilingual

    Boost Your Resume, Become Bilingual
    From the original blog post "Boost Your Resume, Become Bilingual" Let’s face it, with the economy the way it is, jobs are getting tougher and tougher to find. You have to find a way to stand out in the crowd in today's tough job market. One excellent way to boost your resume is to become bilingual. In many parts of our ...
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    Admins Going Green

    Admins Going Green
    +Job Description+ You know you want to do work that does good for the environment. The good news is there are plenty of opportunities out there. This growth has been fueled by economic trends, with many jobs offered in the public sector, including positions at such bureaus as the Environmental Protection Agency. [widget:green] Once more, this trend toward renewable energy ...
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    Admin/Support Virtual Interview

    Admin/Support Virtual Interview
    You can thrive in the midst of chaos, but can you handle common interview questions? Put your admin/support knowledge and skills to the ultimate test by taking this virtual interview to prepare for the real thing. START [page] 1 out of 9 h4. Q: Do you remember what attracted you to the ad for this position? Answers: A) I try to ...
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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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    Administrative and Executive Assistant Job Description

    Administrative and Executive Assistant Job Description
    Occupation Description for Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Description: Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff. Sample of reported job titles: Administrative Aide, Administrative Assistant, Administrative Associate, Administrative Coordinator, Administrative Secretary, ...
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    The Glass Cliff

    The Glass Cliff
    Are women leaders often set up to fail? There is a certain amount of anecdotal evidence to suggest yes With the recent dismissal/demotion of Erin Callan (Lehman Brothers), Zoe Cruz (Morgan Stanley), and Sallie Krawcheck (Citi), a 2005 article in the British Journal of Management entitled "The Glass Cliff: Evidence that Women are Over-Represented in Precarious Leadership Positions" is being scrutinized ...
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    Alternative Places to Network

    Alternative Places to Network
    It's been said that there's a time and place for networking - any time and any place. "Every minute you're around other human beings is a chance to network," writes charisma coach Olivia Fox Cabane in her article titled, "Plane Speaking: In-Flight Networking." "Self-made billionaires are known for their tendency to network everywhere and all the time." So no matter what ...
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    Find Extra Money for the Holidays

    Find Extra Money for the Holidays
    It's never too early to start tracking down extra cash for holiday gifts. And if you plan in advance, not only will you save money, but you'll also avoid the big credit-card bills that can last long after the holidays are over. "It's a matter of planning ahead so you don't have a horrible surprise in January," says Donna Skeels Cygan, ...
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    Are You in a Rut?

    Are You in a Rut?
    You've always considered yourself a top-notch professional, but lately, it seems you're losing your touch. You don't feel like you fit in anymore. It's as if you walked into the office one morning and everything was different. These changes are probably much more subtle than you think, but you finally woke up to the fact that something's wrong. Is it ...
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    Hate to Schmooze?

    Hate to Schmooze?
    Monster Member Will Asks: I'm really a friendly guy, and I have excellent relationships with people. But I tend to have a few good friends rather than many superficial ones. I like to have long quiet dinners with people where we can really talk about what we're thinking and feeling. I've always hated fraternity parties and mega-events where you go to ...
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    Develop an Executive Presence as an Admin

    Develop an Executive Presence as an Admin
    Whether you want to advance to a better gig or get more meaningful work and recognition in your current one, it pays to present yourself as someone a few rungs higher on the corporate ladder. Here are some tips for developing executive style, no matter what your position on the org chart. Focus Your Look from Top to Bottom “A well-groomed ...
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    Start Your Own Admin Business

    Start Your Own Admin Business
    After 12 years of working in a corporate environment, desktop publishing assistant and account manager Cathy Kessler was getting bored and frustrated with the lack of flexibility in her job. So she decided to start her own home-based business as a virtual assistant (VA), and she hasn't had any second thoughts. With employers cutting overhead costs, it's a good time to ...
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    Work as a Government Admin

    Work as a Government Admin
    "When I say I work at the Library of Congress, people's eyes light up," says Richard Barnes, CPS secretary to the director of information technology services at the US Library of Congress. Working in Washington, DC, for one of the most prestigious libraries in the world, Barnes enjoyes a perk extended only to employees - permission to check out most of ...
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