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10 Things that Scream, "Don't Hire Me!"

10 Things that Scream, "Don't Hire Me!" - Get Career Advice from the experts at CareerBuilder.com
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Yes to all of these. Make sure you appear professional all the time.

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Mastering LinkedIn

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Mastering LinkedIn | Tips to Help You Get a Job | Scoop.it
Learn how to use LinkedIn for personal networking and marketing with this ultimate cheat sheet of tips.
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Many things I didn't know you could do with LinkedIn.

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How Are People Really Using LinkedIn? [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Are People Really Using LinkedIn? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Tips to Help You Get a Job | Scoop.it
Professional networking service LinkedIn blasted through the 100-million-user mark in March, making it even more powerful for finding a job, keeping up with colleagues and promo...
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Really just helped me feel better about LinkedIn because employers do use it to find employees.

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Elizabeth Frisbie's comment, July 23, 2014 4:46 PM
This was interesting. I do not know much about linkedin, and do not have an account. I am interested in creating one!
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3 Cover Letter Tips That Guarantee an Interview - US News

3 Cover Letter Tips That Guarantee an Interview - US News | Tips to Help You Get a Job | Scoop.it
Tighten your message and reinvigorate your approach to submitting job materials.
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An interesting new idea on how to structure a cover letter.

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13 helpful email templates you can use while job searching

13 helpful email templates you can use while job searching | Tips to Help You Get a Job | Scoop.it
The one thing we are all likely using in the job hunt is email. Yet in between cover letters, resumes, interviews, networking, etc - it's easy to underestimate how this tool can help us find great ...
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The first few might need to be toned down a bit, but the rest are good, particularly the follow up and the thank you ones.

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6 tips for turning a volunteer position into a job

6 tips for turning a volunteer position into a job | Tips to Help You Get a Job | Scoop.it
Once you have your foot in the door and are volunteering for an organization you love, what can you do to turn that experience into a job?
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Volunteering shows potential employers that you are reliable, and some of your skills that would be necessary on the job.  Both of these are hard to convey in an interview.

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Elizabeth Frisbie's comment, July 23, 2014 4:48 PM
I thought the 2 best pieces of information on here was the stay connected and be committed. Two very important aspects of getting a job.
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Top 50 Places To Find A Job Or Make A Hire [Infographic]

Top 50 Places To Find A Job Or Make A Hire [Infographic] | Tips to Help You Get a Job | Scoop.it
You've created your resume. You've perfected your interview skills. Now where do you find a job to apply for? These infographics have the top spots for you.
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A little insight on where you can find the type of job you want.

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Watson Goes to College: Bringing Entrepreneurship to the Classroom - A Smarter Planet Blog

Watson Goes to College: Bringing Entrepreneurship to the Classroom - A Smarter Planet Blog | Tips to Help You Get a Job | Scoop.it
By Dave Chesney The seniors in my Software Engineering class this year learned a lot about computer programming, but they also achieved something that wasn’t in the syllabus. They made a difference in one young person’s life. They designed apps aimed at enabling a 13-year-old Michigan girl with cerebral palsy to achieve her dream of …
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A look at practical experience in the classroom that can lead to jobs after graduation.

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What I wish I had known: 16 student tips on how to find a job

What I wish I had known: 16 student tips on how to find a job | Tips to Help You Get a Job | Scoop.it
Members of The Globe and Mail’s Student Advisory Council collaborated to come up with 16 things they wish they had known when they first looked for a job
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A good article on the importance of using connections and attitude.  Both go a long way to helping you find and get a job.

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Nightly News: ‘Skills gap’ hurts employers, job seekers

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Companies that need employees, but can't find qualified applicants.  Math, mechanical skills, and programming are important.

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10 Tips For Finding A Job Using Social Media | VIRALBLOG.COM

10 Tips For Finding A Job Using Social Media | VIRALBLOG.COM | Tips to Help You Get a Job | Scoop.it
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The basics, but always good points about Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.

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6 Secrets To Writing A Great Cover Letter

6 Secrets To Writing A Great Cover Letter | Tips to Help You Get a Job | Scoop.it
At best, a cover letter can help a job-seeker stand out from the pack. At worst, it can make a promising candidate seem like an uncreative cut-and-paster. Sadly, the vast majority of cover letters read essentially the same: Retreads of resumes that ramble on while repeating the obvious. Would you [...]
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Grammar and spelling are important, but this article gives you more details on how to stand out from other applicants.

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Don’t Dodge the Diversity Question!

Don’t Dodge the Diversity Question! | Tips to Help You Get a Job | Scoop.it
“Describe your experiences with diversity”: It’s the single question that job candidates are most likely to answer ineffectively. But it doesn’t have to be. Here’s what I look for in a response.
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Great ideas on what to discuss when you are asked about diversity.

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I can’t find a job in my college major, what should I do?

I can’t find a job in my college major, what should I do? | Tips to Help You Get a Job | Scoop.it
What should you do when you can't find a job in your major after graduating from college?
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Short.  Some obvious ideas, but some good new ones too.

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7 Reasons This Is An Excellent Resume For Someone With No Experience

7 Reasons This Is An Excellent Resume For Someone With No Experience | Tips to Help You Get a Job | Scoop.it
Writing your very first resume can be a daunting process.
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Crisp structure and ideas for information to include you may not think should be on a resume.

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Job Interviews Are A Uniquely Bad Way To Find Real Talent

Job Interviews Are A Uniquely Bad Way To Find Real Talent | Tips to Help You Get a Job | Scoop.it
I needed to hire a new salesperson, and one resume stood out like a sore thumb. The applicant, Ari, was a maths major and built robots in his spare time—clearly not the right skill set for sales. But my boss thought Ari looked interesting, so I called him in for an interview. Sure enough, he bombed it.
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A little long, but an interesting point about skills that may be hidden during interviews.

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How Social Media Can Help You Find a Promising Job Opportunity | Social Media Today

How Social Media Can Help You Find a Promising Job Opportunity | Social Media Today | Tips to Help You Get a Job | Scoop.it
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Use it to show your involvement in a field as well as to do research on companies.

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