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  • Written up: Letters of recommendation call for substance, personalization

    Written up: Letters of recommendation call for substance, personalization

    The right letter of recommendation can open up new job opportunities, confirm a potential employer's positive thoughts and put the subject of your email in the "interview" pile of applicants. Or, when sent after the initial round of interviews, help close the deal. But who cares what you have to...

  • You working, yet? Tips to deal with questions about job status

    You working, yet? Tips to deal with questions about job status

    It's summer party season, but some people will be avoiding family and other get-togethers, knowing they'll be bombarded with questions about current employment status. People mean well, but they ask questions that make you feel bad about yourself. They say, 'Are you ever going to find a job?' or...

  • Please acknowledge: You did the work; now take credit for it

    Please acknowledge: You did the work; now take credit for it

    It's a common occurrence at most offices: the worker bees do the bulk of the heavy lifting but rarely get any buzz because they're content to remain in the background. Or let the work speak for itself. Or hope their boss will eventually notice their extra effort and reward them with money, promotions...

  • Think you'll get the job? Get to know these interview dos and don'ts

    Think you'll get the job? Get to know these interview dos and don'ts

    The interview can present job seekers with more than a few dilemmas. Interviewees worry about saying too much or too little. They worry about saying the right thing at the wrong time or the wrong thing altogether. And despite that growing glow of self-confidence, it's not always a good idea to...

  • Show and tell: Considering nursing? Experienced caregivers share what you should

    Show and tell: Considering nursing? Experienced caregivers share what you should

    There once was a time when it seemed as if you had to make your career choice early. Entering your late teens or early 20s came hand-in-hand with at least an attempt to pursue the profession you envisioned yourself in for the rest of your life. While that scenario in and of itself is probably best...

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