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Posted September 10, 2007 by

Finding Work from Home Jobs

Dear Sue:
For medical reasons I need to find a business that will enable me to work from home. How can I tell which companies that proclaim success working from home from the ones that are no good?
– Homewardbound

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Posted September 07, 2007 by

General Attorney Sample Cover Letter

GENERAL ATTORNEY RESUME COVER LETTERS
General attorney resume cover letters focus on the job seekers’ ability to work in a law firm that handles a variety of matters relating to the general application of the law. They should also show the hiring manager their special abilities, such as doing research, defending people against prosecution, finding facts in books and on the computer, and so on. Any well-written general attorney resume cover letter must make a clear and convincing case for why the applicant should be hired.

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Posted September 05, 2007 by

Lead With Your Strengths

Dear Sue:
I have a job interview tomorrow. I know I probably will be asked to talk about my strengths and weaknesses. I’ve always wondered how to answer that question. Do you have any ideas?
– Unsure

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Posted September 04, 2007 by

First Week on the Job

Whether you were a liberal arts student or a business major, chances are the degree you got in college did little to prepare you for the new situations you’ll face during your first week at a “real” job after graduation. The first day at work can easily feel like the first day of kindergarten. Someone directs you to your assigned seat, and you don’t know most of your co-workers.
I’ve interviewed more than 200 young people facing the post-graduation work force for the first time. Many of them have told me, “I’m not prepared for a real job,” even if they’ve done well in school and have a great track record at the internships and part-time jobs they had during college. The good news is that most employers take the time to train you. But the training manual and orientation sessions probably won’t tell you the best ways to make the most out of those first nervous days. Here are my tips for success:
10 Tips for Getting Settled in a New Job

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Posted September 01, 2007 by

Tips for Coping with Unexpected Job Loss

Losing a job is traumatic, but it can have lasting negative repercussions unless you avoid some common missteps. Some young ex-employees lose their motivation, and others get discouraged and settle for low-skill work. Here are some actionable strategies to help you sidestep these and other common pitfalls.

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Posted August 31, 2007 by

12 Ways to Be a Job Keeper, not a Job Hopper

Do you feel as though you have one foot out the door in your new job? If you’re in your twenties, that’s not uncommon. In fact, studies show that 20-something employees are 70 percent more likely to leave their current employers in the next year than workers their age from 25 years ago. In fact, the average American job-hops eight times before age 30.
The key to sticking it out at a new job is to feel fulfilled in your work and respected by others. Here are 12 ways to do it.

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Posted August 30, 2007 by

Tips for Tapping the Hidden Job Market

You’ve typed up your résumé and bought a nice suit. You follow the job listings online every day. What else can you do to launch your career? Try the “hidden job market.”

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Posted August 30, 2007 by

Study Reveals More Than Half Of Finance Managers Worldwide Are Working Longer Hours

U.S. Professionals Work Fewer Hours Than Many Global Counterparts but are More Likely to Work at Home and on Vacation
A new global report shows that many financial professionals are putting in more hours on the job than just two years ago, but exactly how much time varies widely by country. The Robert Half International research also suggests a trend toward increased accessibility of financial managers outside of the office.
Among the findings:

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Posted August 29, 2007 by

School Secretary Sample Cover Letter

SCHOOL SECRETARY RESUME COVER LETTERS
Job applicants who write school secretary resume cover letters make sure the hiring manager knows about their years of experience in this profession and any special qualifications they may have. If you are in the market for such a position, be sure to write a professional letter that displays your skills and abilities. A school secretary resume cover letter should include practical information as well as personal traits so the applicant will be noticed and win an interview.

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Posted August 29, 2007 by

Are You Ready For College?

Did you know that about 25 percent of all freshmen at four-year colleges do not return for their second year? Sometimes it takes the reality of actually being on campus for students to learn that they’re not ready for college. Whether you’ve already decided to go to college or are still considering your options, this short quiz can help you assess your readiness for the college experience.

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