Computer Science Degrees are Still Money

For ten years or more, we have heard about how computer science degrees are the future. This has a lot of people asking when that future is going to be. The short answer is: Not yet. The internet is growing exponential and the jobs just keep coming. One of the biggest questions that people have…

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Making the most of job fairs

Career fairs can be a great place to meet a huge number of potential employers all in one day. But it is just a day out if you are not prepared. Here is a list of things to do to prepare for your next career fair: • Find out what companies are going to be…

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Housing is improving, jobs improving: But I’m not a contractor!

As the housing market improves, millions on homeowners are finding themselves needing to make repairs and want to do remodels that they have put off for years. This is excellent news for the construction industry. But what if you aren’t in the construction industry? What if the only hammer you have ever swung was the…

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Using Twitter to Find a Great Job

For most Americans, it seems that Twitter has become nothing more than a playground for vain people who simply want to tell everyone what kind of latte they had at Starbucks. Meanwhile, there are over 100 million people on Twitter in the US and most of them are doing business. So here is a plan…

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Change Your Brain – The Pity Party is Over

The US economy is not perfect, but it’s time for all of us to stop playing the pity card about finding jobs. There have been some changes and certain things may never be the same, but understanding where the economy is at right now can make all the difference in your success. The News: The…

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The Devil in the Details: Resumes and Cover Letters

This is a short guide to some of the finer details of your resume and cover letter. This is the polish that you need to put on your work so that your career will shine. The Font: Don’t use some hard to read or Silly font. This is fine for an invitation to a party!…

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Education – Where to go to increase job prospects

Recently, the Massachusetts Attorney General launched an investigation into for profit colleges that sprang up during the economic slow down but have now disappeared. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley says she’s expanded her investigation of whether for-profit colleges have deceived students in her state about their prices, graduation rates and job placement records. “The more…

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Marketing yourself: Using email cover letters to apply for a position

Email is everywhere. In fact, most job openings these days ask for an emailed resume, rather than a paper one.  It would be wise to learn to use email effectively and professionally. These instructions are specifically for an email cover letter, but most of it will apply to any email. Firstly, make sure you have…

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5 Ways to Stand Out During Your Job Search in 2013

“With 17% of American businesses planning to hire new workers in the first three months of 2013, job seekers should be prepared to go the extra mile when it comes to standing out to potential employers. This means tossing out your generic resume, strengthening your networking and getting a little creative.” continue reading

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13 Mistakes To Avoid In Job Interviews

“The drum is beating for a new job in 2013. It’s up to you to make it happen, and it’s not as hard as you may think. Simple steps make all the difference, especially when it comes to successful interviews. Avoid these killer interview mistakes and you’ll be that much closer to a new job.”…

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