An Offer is Just a Starting Point: Tips for Negotiating a Higher Salary

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For many job-seekers, the excitement that comes with receiving a job offer is tempered by the anxiety-inducing salary negotiations that go along with it. In today’s economic climate, so many of us have heard, “You’re just lucky to have a job!” so much, we’re nervous about pushing our luck when it comes to money. The…

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Totally Desperate Job-Hunting Attempts That Actually Worked

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In total, 13.1 million Americans are out of work—more people than live in Beijing or Sao Paolo. The city proper populations of New York and Los Angeles combined do not equal the unemployed population in America.  Over four million of those job seekers have been unemployed for more than a year, and some are resorting to…

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From the Classroom to the Office: How to Write a Resume with no Work Experience

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Photo by Ryan Maxwell It’s every freshly minted graduate’s lament. “They say I need experience, but how can I get experience when no one will hire me?” We’ve all been there, when the euphoria of being a real live adult wears off and the search for your first real adult job gets particularly frustrating. But…

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5 of the World’s Most Creative Video Resumes

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Like everything in cyberspace, video resumes will last forever on the Internet, so they should be produced with the utmost care, professionalism, and preparation. Even though a video may seem like a sufficient representation of your talents and experience, it is not a substitute for a perfectly written resume and cover letter. If done well,…

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