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#ThankYouNoteFriday: Try to take a few minutes today to say Thank You to those who have been especially helpful, both professionally and personally. Those two simple words can make all the difference and brighten someone's day. 

Unsure what you'd like to say? Here are sample thank you letters to help you get ideas and suggestions for your own letters and email messages:

http://jobsearch.about.com/b/2014/02/07/thank-you-note-friday.htm
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Top 50 Interview Mistakes

It's easy to make a mistake when you are at a job interview. In fact, sometimes you don't even know you're making a mistake.

Here are the top 50 most common interview mistakes to review so you can avoid making them: 
Review these top 50 most common interview mistakes so you can avoid them when you're interviewing for a new job, as well as advice on how to avoid making a mistake so you can ace the interview.
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How to Make Your Resume Stand Out from the Crowd

Here's how to make it more likely that your resume will get noticed and read: 

http://jobsearch.about.com/od/resumewriting/qt/resume-stand-out.htm
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How to Find a Job You Love

Looking for a job can be a bit like dating. It can be easy to go online and find a match for a first date, but what happens after that is what matters the most. Will that first date (or first interview) turn into a long-term relationship?

Here are 5 ways to help find a job you love: 

http://jobsearch.about.com/od/howtofindajob/a/find-a-job-you-love.htm
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Top 10 Resume Writing Tips

Need help creating or updating your resume? It certainly can be complicated because your resume is going to be reviewed by software as well as by hiring managers. 

Review these top resume tips for choosing a #resume format, selecting a resume font, customizing your resume, using resume keywords, explaining #employment gaps, and more tips for writing #interview winning resumes.
Top resume tips for choosing a resume format, selecting a resume font, customizing your resume, using resume keywords, explaining employment gaps, and more tips for writing winning resumes.
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10 Steps to a Successful Career Change

Interested in a new job or career? If so, it is important to take the time to evaluate your present situation, to explore career options and to choose a career that will be satisfying for you.

Here's how: 
http://jobsearch.about.com/cs/careerresources/a/10steps.htm
Interested in a new job or career? Follow our Ten Steps to a Success Career Change to explore career options and choose a new career within or outside your current industry or career field.
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Top 10 Secrets for Job Search Success

These days, you need more than a proofread cover letter, properly formatted resume, and polished shoes to find a job.

Here are the ten job search secrets that will help you find a job fast.
These days, you need more than a proofread cover letter, properly formatted resume, and polished shoes to find a job. Here are the ten job search secrets that will help you find a job fast.
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How to Unstick Your Job Search

When your job search is stalled there are ways to unstick it and get back on track. It can be as simple as making sure you are finding the right opportunities to apply to, or as complicated as having to reconsider your career options.

Top Ten Tips for Getting Your Job Search on Track

http://jobsearch.about.com/od/findajob/tp/unstickjobsearch.htm
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How to Find Companies With Job Openings

What's the best way to find companies with available job openings? 

Here's information on how to find jobs at companies that are hiring, how to find job listings fast on job sites and on social networking sites, and how to beat out the competition and get a head start on applying to new positions as they become available.

http://jobsearch.about.com/b/2014/04/14/how-to-find-companies-with-job-openings.htm
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Interview Tips for College Students

Finding a job can be challenging when you're in college, especially when you are balancing classes, schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and your social life.

Here are some tips for interviewing when you're in college: 

http://jobsearch.about.com/od/college-interviews/qt/Interview-Tips-For-College-Students.htm
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About.com Job search and employment expert: jobsearch.about.com
Introduction

Alison Doyle is a job search and employment expert with many years of experience in human resources, career development, and job searching, with a focus on online job searching, social media, professional networking, and employment trends and technologies. She has covered job searching for About.com since 1998.

Alison is the author of Alison Doyle's Job Search Guidebook, Internet Your Way to a New Job: How to Really Find a Job Online and the About.com Guide to Job Searching

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  • Indiana University
  • State University of New York
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I have a blog post about extended unemployment benefits on my About.com site that had close to 10,000 comments from unemployed workers. Ther

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GQ magazine said the dress code died in 2013, but this may not be the case for job seekers.

The Long And Short Of Long-Term Unemployment [Infographic]
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Although 44 percent of the long-term jobless said they look for work every day, 30 percent haven't been on a job interview in a year, says n

Top 10 Job Titles That Didn’t Exist 5 Years Ago [INFOGRAPHIC]
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The workplace is constantly changing and how we define what we do is no exception. Since we just welcomed the new 2014, we thought it’d be f

Why hobbies are quickly becoming careers - MonsterWorking
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Two careers experts describe how people are increasingly turning their enjoyable pastimes into gainful work.

Obama: Renewing Benefits for Long-Term Unemployed Is Priority | TIME.com
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The president urged lawmakers to make it their "first order of business"

How to Get The Job You Dream [INFOGRAPHIC] | JobCluster.com Blog
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Here is a useful infographic to teach you the finer details of how to get the job you dream or want.

Top 25 Job Search Tips for 2014
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Top 25 Job Search Tips for 2014 by Alison Doyle of About.com

Meet The Team, Volume 2: Meredith Worsham
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Hey all! Welcome back to About About. Today, we’re introducing Meredith Worsham - Senior Manager of Communications in the Public Relations d

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Why you should work at About in 15 seconds or less
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As you may have heard, we’re looking for awesome people to join our About.com team. In case you don’t have all day to learn about why it’s s

Heat up your job search
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Tips to set you apart in your job hunt.

How Apple Gets At-Home Workers To Work | TechCrunch
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When a leaked memo broke the news earlier this year that Yahoo was ending its work-from-home program, CEO Marissa Mayer was both lauded and

Job-search apps for the boomer job seeker Andrea Coombes' Working Retire...
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Are apps a must-have tool in your job-search toolbox? Not at all. But they can be very useful for the connected job seeker, keeping up-to-da

July 2013: Big Data Sprawl
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Businesses expand into big data creating jobs from coast to coast.

The Hiring Manager Seems Awful. Should I Take the Job Anyway?
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In a further email exchange, he explained the background to his concern: he had recently interviewed at a company on the recommendation of a

Lululemon's fake CEO job posting gets 160 applications
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So far, 160 people have applied for a joke job posting for lululemon's recently-vacant CEO spot.

INFOGRAPHIC: Why Recruiters Should Start Using Google Plus
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Google's answer to Facebook recently announced 100 million users. While that's still nowhere near Facebook's 800 million, it clearly has a l

How to Sign an Email
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When you are sending an employment or business related email message it's important to sign your message in a professional manner, just as you would any