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September 6, 2012

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Recap: Preparing for the Emerging Workforce Summit

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A selection of tweets from Monster’s Aug. 9 event, hosted by SmartBrief in Washington, D.C.

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March 7, 2012

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Educating and Engaging the Emerging Workforce

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Educating and Engaging the Emerging Workforce

How critical is social media to the Emerging Workforce and how are they incorporating social into their professional lives? On Thursday, February 23rd, Monster hosted an invite-only summit to share best practices with employers and college recruiters on how to reach the next generation of job candidates through social media and networking platforms, such as Facebook.

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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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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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November 14, 2011

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Q4 Job Search Success: How To Land A Job Before the End of the Year

Q4 Job Search Success: How To Land A Job Before the End of the Year

Fall brings crisp leaves, apple cider, kids in costumes, families around holiday tables and a drop in job search. For some reason all these things are great except that last one. Why is it that job seekers, both employed and unemployed, relax their search efforts during the 4th Quarter?

Regardless of the reason why, here are some tips on what to do to remain successful during what job seekers think of as a “useless” and “dead” search quarter (hint: plenty of people get hired during Q4).

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October 11, 2011

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How To Build A Personal Brand While Working Full Time

How To Build A Personal Brand While Working Full Time

It’s hard to explain to people that building and maintaining your personal brand isn’t just a skill that needs to be mastered by entrepreneurs. Even if you never plan on leaving your current job, increasing your profile often leads to promotions and bigger money. More likely, though, you plan on leaving your job at some point, if you haven’t already, and you’ll make for a much easier transition if you do a few simple things to build your brand before leaving.

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October 7, 2011

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Feeling Lucky? 4 Paths for Tipping Your Job Search Karma

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Feeling Lucky?  4 Paths for Tipping Your Job Search Karma

If you want luck in your job hunt this fall, make your own luck, and develop it the way you’d train for a marathon. If that sounds like a lot of hard work and dedication, it certainly is. “They need to be mentally prepared and physically prepared,” said Susanne Goldstein, author of Carry A Paintbrush: How To Be the Artistic Director Of Your Own Career. Her central message sounds simple, almost magical: Bring along an imaginary bucket and paintbrush, so when you see an opportunity, you paint a doorway.

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September 1, 2011

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12 Ways to Get the Most Bang from Your Conference Buck

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12 Ways to Get the Most Bang from Your Conference Buck

At #TNL, like all good conferences, there were so many great tricks of the trade, new social media tactics and recruiting strategies to learn, that advance planning is a prerequisite. So, with so much information to share, how do you fit it all in? I asked a dozen of my favorite presenters & personalities from #TNL Dallas to share their conference expertise and leverage their collective experience to help conference attendees avoid making the mistake of misplaced priorities.

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July 11, 2011

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How to Find Great Contacts and Add Them to Your Professional Network

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How to Find Great Contacts and Add Them to Your Professional Network

A large, diverse, and engaged professional network is an important part of a job search. And part of maintaining a professional network means adding to it on a regular basis. Don’t wait until you need a favor or are desperate to get your resume in front of a hiring manager! Right now, valuable contacts are on the perimeter of your social circle — they’re the parents of your kids’ chums, they’re in your school’s alumni association, and they’re your friends’ friends. So how do you turn these people from relative strangers into valuable network contacts?

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