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Three steps to improve your online job search success

Best Resumes for College Students and New GradsJob seeking in today’s world can be overwhelming for those new to the hunt, especially college students or recent graduates. They must learn to combine traditional efforts like networking with new methods such as navigating Internet job postings and social media.

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Why I Won’t Hire You

RejectedI will be very honest with you in this post. Most interview articles only show obvious mistakes, as if most people don’t know showing up late is bad form. I will tell you the things I didn’t really know about until I was the one interviewing, and interviewing for a variety of positions and person-types. No interview prep article ever prepared me in the right way for how interviewers really think. That is what I will be sharing with you today.

When you first walk in to my office, I am expecting you to be one of the 99%+ people who I know I won’t hire in the first 5 minutes. I am hoping I will be proven wrong, because I really want to hire you and be done interviewing. Unfortunately, most people looking for jobs don’t deserve them. Here are the most common ways I know you don’t deserve any job I have to offer.

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5 Tips to Get a Head Start on Your Career New Year's Resolutions

Mike HyterWhile many will be making New Year’s resolutions to watch their waistline this holiday season, professionals should also consider setting career goals now that will set them on a path to success by the time the clock strikes midnight.

Workplace expert Mike Hyter, President of Global Novations and author of The Power of Choice: Embracing Efficacy to Drive Your Career, discusses steps employees can take to change their career progression in 2012:

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Top 7 Tips to Find Work you Love

THE PATHFINDER: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success People who are both successful and satisfied at work spend their days using their top strengths and talents in a career they enjoy and care about, doing work that fulfills their goals and values. Adapted from the new fully revised and updated edition of the bestselling book THE PATHFINDER: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success (Touchstone, OSD Jan 3) author Nicholas Lore offers up his Top 7 Tips for how you can design and find work you love:

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Eight Ways to Be a Smart Job Seeker

Ivy ExecAs 2011 winds down, no doubt there are many people that have finding the right job on their list of New Year’s Resolutions. Elena Bajic, founder and CEO of Ivy Exec, offers eight tips individuals can start utilizing now to become smarter job seekers and be better equipped for the 2012 job market. 

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