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SHOULD YOU DISCLOSE A DISABILITY ON YOUR RESUME?
[12/5/2007]

The 2000 US Census reports that nearly one in five Americans has some type of disability. However, most of these people aren't working -- according to the New Freedom Initiative, the unemployment rate for adults with disabilities is around 70 percent. These statistics suggest that people with disabilities may have to work harder to land a new position. The most important job search tool -- the resume -- has to be in top shape. Follow these experts' advice on how to address a disability on your resume.
JOB LISTINGS: CRACKING THE CODE
[11/29/2007]

If you’ve ever looked at a job listing and thought, “I’d be perfect for this job, if only...,” you understand the discouragement a lot of job seekers feel. When it comes to meeting the qualifications for a job, is there any flexibility?
THIRTEEN NETWORKING MISTAKES
[11/29/2007]

You wouldn't wear jeans to a job interview, but do you pay as much attention to job-hunting etiquette when networking? If you're approaching potential contacts in an offhand way, you may be putting them off entirely. Learn what the most common networking mistakes are so you don't have to make them.
MAXIMIZE YOUR JOB FAIR EXPERIENCE
[11/29/2007]

Have you been searching long and hard for a job, only to keep hitting roadblocks when you try to make contact with companies in your community? If so, it's time to start utilizing another great job searching resource - the career fair.
TELL ME ABOUT A TIME WHEN...BE READY FOR THE BEHAVIORAL INTERVIEW
[12/5/2007]

As soon as you hear the words, "Tell me about a time when...," you should be aware that your interviewer is probably using a behavioral interviewing technique. This technique uses your past experiences and behaviors as an indicator of your future success.
NEW BEGINNINGS FOR YOUR COVER LETTER
[11/29/2007]

Cover letter openers are often pretty generic, but they don’t have to be. "Most cover letters begin with something like, 'In response to your job advertisement, I'm forwarding my resume for your review and consideration,'” says Abby Locke, speaker, writer and president of Washington, DC-based Premier Writing Solutions. “Make a stronger first impression by writing something different -- something that will readily show the value you offer."
FOLLOW THE INTERVIEW WITH A THANK-YOU NOTE
[11/29/2007]

The thank-you note is a necessary tool for any job-hunting strategy. But should you send it email or snail mail, handwritten or typed? In this fast-paced computer age, the question baffles even the most sophisticated job hunters. Follow these guidelines to help you through the maze.
SEVEN JOB SEARCH LESSONS FROM 'DANCING WITH THE STARS'
[11/29/2007]

Perhaps you've been riveted by the wildly popular TV show “Dancing with the Stars,” which pairs celebrities with professional dancers glammed up in sequined costumes, makeup and dazzling hairdos. The show is a good metaphor for today’s job search experience.
REFRESH YOUR RETRO RESUME IN 6 STEPS
[11/29/2007]

Many people are facing the prospect of finding a new job. And some are even contemplating a complete career change. If it has been years since you've updated your resume, you may be wondering where to start. Follow these six steps to turn your dusty retro resume into a high-powered personal marketing tool for winning interviews in today's competitive job market.
DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR INTERVIEWS
[11/29/2007]

What do I wear to the interview? It's a question millions of people agonize over on some level while looking for a job. The bad news is that there are few cut-and-dried answers. As the saying goes, there's no accounting for taste, and each interviewer has his unique sense of what's appropriate interview attire. The good news? Deciding what to wear isn't as difficult as you might think.
TOP 10 TIPS FOR ATTENDING CAREER AND JOB FAIRS
[11/29/2007]

Learn helpful tips to be prepared for career and job fairs!
NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATIONS: ESCAPE THE PITFALLS
[11/29/2007]

It begins even before you say your first word in an interview. As the interviewer walks toward you to shake hands, an opinion is already being formed. And as you sit waiting to spew out your answers to questions you've prepared for, you are already being judged by your appearance, posture, smile or your nervous look.
Follow-Up After Job Interview
[1/12/2006]

This article is about following up after a job interview, through a letter or a phone call, for prospective job applicants. Gives advice on proper etiquette, manner and technique.
Retirement and Career Changes: What You Should Consider
[1/12/2006]

Retirement and Career Changes: What You Should Consider

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