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Here are a few times you should never, ever, contact HR:
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Top 7 Skills Employers Seek in Job Applicants
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"What can you contribute to this company?" 

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Top job interview answers to the question: What can you contribute to this company?
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A good thought to start the week...

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." ~ Jimmy Dean
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“2014 was a great year for entry level hiring and 2015 is even better. The Class of 2015 is in high demand among employers.” ~ Brian Krueger, CEO of

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Today is ‪#‎ThankYouNoteFriday‬. Spend some time today saying "Thank You' to those who have been helpful, both professionally and personally, this week.

Not sure what to say? Here are some examples to help you get started:
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"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind" 
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Have a job interview coming up? Prepare to ace it with this list of the most commonly asked interview questions and best answers.
Over 120 of the most common and frequently asked job interview questions with the best answers for each question, and tips and advice on how to respond.
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"Tell me about something that's not on your resume." 

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Tips and advice for responding to interview questions about information that is not on your resume, with examples of the best answers.
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Tagline Job search and employment expert:

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 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 Guide to Job Searching

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Forbes: The Top 75 Websites For Your Career, Mashable: 14 Career Experts to Follow on Twitter
Job Search Expert and Writer
    Job Search Expert, 1998 - present
  • Skidmore College
    Associate Director, Career Services, 1991 - 2010
  • Tri-State Retail Systems
    Executive Administrative Manager, 1984 - 1991
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Job Search - Job Search, Employment & Career Ad... - 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

Social + Data = Better Decisions for Students

Back in August of 2010, my daughter started her freshman year of college, and I joined LinkedIn to help students make more informed – and in

Why LinkedIn Recommendations and Endorsements Should Matter To You

One of the most common questions I hear is: “Which means more to have on my LinkedIn Profile, a recommendation or an endorsement?” The answe

Giving You More Reasons to Share on SlideShare

SlideShare community: We’ve heard you loud and clear! Over the last few years, we’ve created and enhanced premium tools built to empower you

8 Things Not to Do on LinkedIn | Alison Doyle | LinkedIn

I thought it was just me who was getting a bit annoyed with LinkedIn lately. Then one of my Facebook friends commented that LinkedIn was sta

How To Stop Stressing Over Your Child's Job Search

In a daunting market, don’t let their quest for work become your issue.

Congress Needs to Renew EUC Unemployment Benefits

I have a blog post about extended unemployment benefits on my 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...

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]

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]

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

Two careers experts describe how people are increasingly turning their enjoyable pastimes into gainful work.

Obama: Renewing Benefits for Long-Term Unemployed Is Priority |

The president urged lawmakers to make it their "first order of business"

How to Get The Job You Dream [INFOGRAPHIC] | Blog

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

Top 25 Job Search Tips for 2014 by Alison Doyle of

Meet The Team, Volume 2: Meredith Worsham

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

As you may have heard, we’re looking for awesome people to join our team. In case you don’t have all day to learn about why it’s s

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Tips to set you apart in your job hunt.

How Apple Gets At-Home Workers To Work | TechCrunch

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...

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