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"Tell Me About Yourself"

Are you prepared to answer the most common interview question? 

Here's advice on how to respond: 

http://jobsearch.about.com/od/interviewquestionsanswers/qt/yourself.htm
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Ha, As a Recruiter I ask the First Question "Tell me about Yourself" :)
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Top 20 Tips and Strategies for Success in a New Job

Just as you are breathing a sigh of relief after landing that prized new job, it's time to turn your attention to formulating a plan to guarantee success in your new position.

Here are 20 practical tips and strategies for success in your new job: 

http://jobsearch.about.com/od/work/a/start-a-new-job.htm
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When Should You Send a Thank You Letter After an Interview?

After you have a job interview, it's important to follow-up right away - that means within 24 hours of your interview...

Read more: 
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/thankyouletters/f/whentosendthankyou.htm
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How Long Should Your Resume Be?

The answer is that the length of your resume depends - on how much experience you have and what level candidate you are.

Here are tips and advice on resume length for entry-level, mid-level, and senior level candidates for employment: 

http://jobsearch.about.com/b/2014/04/21/how-long-should-your-resume-be.htm
How long should your resume be? The answer is that the length of your resume depends - on how much experience you have and what level candidate you are.
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Most Common Interview Mistakes You Should Avoid

Some interview mistakes are so common that you can make them without even realizing it. Take the time to prepare in advance so you can avoid them.

http://jobsearch.about.com/od/interview-mistakes/ss/most-common-interview-mistakes.htm
What shouldn't you do when interviewing? Here are the top 10 most common interview mistakes, blunders, and errors a candidate for employment can make and how to avoid them.
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Turn Your Hobby Into a Career

If you want to swap your current 9-to-5 for a business based on your favorite hobby, the best thing to do is to think carefully about the particulars and make a plan, long before you start drafting that resignation letter.

Tips and Advice for Using Your Hobby to Start a Business: 

http://jobsearch.about.com/od/best-tips/fl/hobby-into-career.htm
Tips and advice for turning your hobby into a career, including how to get started, how to juggle your day job and how to get the word out that you're in business.
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[Infographic] Best and Worst Jobs of 2014 via +CareerCast 
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I love the fact that 3 of the top 4 jobs deal directly with Math!
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Fast Track Your Job Search

What can you do when you have to find a job fast? It's not easy, but there are steps you can take to expedite your job search.

http://jobsearch.about.com/od/findajob/a/fasttrack.htm
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What to Include in Your +LinkedIn Profile When You're Unemployed

Krista Canfield, Senior PR Manager at #LinkedIn provides suggestions on what to include in your LinkedIn Profile when you're out of work: 

http://jobsearch.about.com/od/linkedin/a/linkedinunemployed.htm
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"Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve." ~ Mary Kay Ash
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    Job Search Guide, 1998 - present
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    Executive Administrative Manager, 1984 - 1991
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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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jobsearch.about.com - written by Alison Doyle

Job search advice including job listings, job search engines, resume writing, cover letters, interviewing, employment information, and more job search tips and

Congress Needs to Renew EUC Unemployment Benefits
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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

If the dress code is dead for workers, is it still alive for job seekers...
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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
jobsearch.about.com - written by Alison Doyle

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