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October 11, 2012

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Q&A with Howard Mittman: Media Alliance Between WIRED & Monster

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Q&A with Howard Mittman: Media Alliance Between WIRED & Monster

Q&A with Howard Mittman, VP and Publisher of WIRED on the company’s media alliance partnership with Monster.com.

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February 16, 2012

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Small Business Financing: Raising Capital in this Economy

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Small Business Financing: Raising Capital in this Economy

Small business owners need serious cash to get their ideas off the ground. Which type of small business financing is right for you? We asked a group of entrepreneurs who have collectively raised millions of dollars about the good, bad, and ugly of small business financing. First – Is Capital Even Right for You? When [...]

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February 15, 2012

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How Staffing Companies Will Stand Out in 2012

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How Staffing Companies Will Stand Out in 2012

What is the forecast for staffing industry in the year ahead? In a word(s): The “big squeeze” in the staffing industry will continue in 2012 as clients maintain downward pressure on rates, reduce the number of staffing vendors and recruiters they work with and demand perfection from an American workforce of uneven quality. The statistics [...]

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February 10, 2012

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How to Persevere and Prepare for Your Next Interview

One of the most common questions in the job search and interviewing world is “Why didn’t I get the job!?” To many, rejection causes their job search to stall. Some, however, view this as an opportunity to improve their interview technique and will enthusiastically say “NEXT!” Interviewing is a wonderful exercise in self-assessment, and what [...]

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January 23, 2012

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5 Ways To Get Paid What You’re Worth

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5 Ways To Get Paid What You’re Worth

What are you worth to an employer? Quick, come up with a number. OK. Now, let’s come up with a realistic number. Negotiating salary is, for most of us, as difficult as getting past phone screens and interviews to the job offer. It can be tough to think of yourself in dollar terms. If you’re not prepared to negotiate, you’re sure to be unhappy with almost any offer. So don’t be caught flat-footed.

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January 18, 2012

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How To Turn A Meaningless Job Into A Meaningful Career

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How To Turn A Meaningless Job Into A Meaningful Career

Erase the phrase “it’s just a job” from your vocabulary. Putting minimal effort into a job is only doing you a disservice. Even the smallest job should be treated as if it is a stepping stone to something else… because it might be! Every job has the chance to wow someone, to lead to an amazing recommendation or to expand your network.

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January 10, 2012

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Top 5 Ways to Kill Your Personal Brand

Top 5 Ways to Kill Your Personal Brand

I have come across certain people who have tweeted nothing but their offerings and wares. Recruiters, you’re as guilty as anyone – I get that you’re posting a job, but why not at least attempt to converse with someone who may be a candidate rather than turn everything you post into a classifieds section? I don’t get it. Why are you on social media if you clearly don’t want to be social? Because that, my friend, is not social media. That’s advertising. And it’s frowned upon.

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December 14, 2011

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Personal Branding Secrets for Gen Y Workers

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Personal Branding Secrets for Gen Y Workers

The key to personal branding, like any good marketing, means telling a story, but things like personal websites, Twitter profiles and Facebook pages are just the beginning. Every story needs a middle and an end. To get to the happy ending of a successful job search, however, means finding that middle ground between personal objectives and professional experience. While your story should be written with an external audience in mind, selling yourself externally requires looking internally.

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November 23, 2011

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5 Tips for Getting Hired Over the Holidays

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5 Tips for Getting Hired Over the Holidays

The economic realities of the holiday season, for those of us struggling to make ends meet or to find a job, makes it difficult to be grateful. When you’re in survival mode, it’s pretty tough to step back and reflect. So, should we be grateful for a job these days, or merely relieved? Should we express that gratitude to a boss? And if we do, will it be viewed as sucking up?

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