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You Can Make Your Own Dreams a Reality: An Interview with Valentina Vayntraub

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“It was quite a blessing to come to the realization that, yes, I can do what I love and pay the bills,” says Valentina Vayntraub, a thirty-two year old professional pet sitter, dog walker, and founder of Lap of Luxury Pet & Home Care of Marlboro, New Jersey. “And what a relief because, believe me, […]

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Hired At First Sight: The Statistics of Looking Good

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If only the way we look had no effect on the jobs we land and the amount of money we make. Unfortunately, career utopia doesn’t exist and regardless of policies set up by companies, human resource departments and governments, workplace discrimination does exist. I love reading career stats that change expectations and blur perspectives. I […]

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The Best Ways for College Students to Spend Summer Vacation

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Summer is almost here, and that means surf, sun, tan lines, and time away from standard semesters. During the next few months, you have lots of options to choose from to make the most out of your break. Enjoying the moment by reconnecting with friends and family—or rekindling an old flame—are all perfectly acceptable ways […]

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5 Creative Ways to Add Interest to Your Resume

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Now that you’ve graduated from college, it’s time to land a job that actually pays well enough for you to get a nice apartment without having to rely on six roommates to make the rent. This may seem somewhat of a challenge—because to get a job you need job experience, but in order to get […]

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10 Questions to Avoid in an Interview

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  Now that you know the ten winning questions to ask on an interview, let’s discuss the ones you should avoid altogether. In short, it’s best to stay away from “me” questions. An interview is your opportunity to learn more about the position at hand; it’s not the right time to make demands or requests. After all, you […]

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10 Questions to Ask in an Interview

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The date is set, the nerves are setting in, and, surprisingly, you aren’t about to get married. Congratulations! You’ve probably scored a job interview. Anyone who’s received the call or email request for an in-person, or over the phone, meeting knows the excitement and anxiety associated with preparing for it. You want to make a […]

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Your Secret Weapon in a Job Interview

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You’ve finished college.  Now it’s time to pound the pavement to nab a job. If your family is anything like mine was, I’m sure they’ve already mentioned the tough economic times once, twice, or maybe fifty times.  My mom tried to ease my job-search anxiety by letting me know “there are few jobs out there” and […]

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5 Job Fair Considerations

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Job fairs are a great way to find work. In fact, some companies hire only through job fairs. So if you have your heart set on working for a particular organization, it would be smart to find out exactly how any company in which you’re interested hires its employees. But are all job fairs created […]

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5 Topics an Interviewer Can’t Touch

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On a job interview you always want to present yourself in the best possible light, and that usually means being as cooperative and pleasant as possible. So what do you do if your interviewer starts asking questions that make you uncomfortable or that you don’t want to answer? You don’t want to blow your chances […]

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8 Resume Myths Debunked

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When you set out to find a new job the first task at hand is to update the dreaded resume. I say dreaded because most people have no idea what to put on a resume; they either include every personal detail about themselves or so little information you’d think they were part of the witness […]

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