Articles By: Charles Purdy

Networking Tips for the Holiday Season

Networking Tips for the Holiday Season

Mark Payleitner’s diverse background includes directing the 120-member tech-support team at the Arthur Andersen Development Center, managing in Baxter Healthcare’s network support, directing operations for Coleman Home Solutions, and supervising worldwide HR systems for Arthur Andersen. Currently, he teaches business at Computer Services Institute. Like many professionals, he recognizes the unique networking opportunities that the [...]

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Good News for Retail Workers

Good News for Retail Workers

The retail jobs market is looking up, according to this new infographic from Monster. Even better news? It’s not too late to squeeze into the last of the holiday hiring (check out “How to Find a Seasonal Job“). Already secured your seasonal job? Get tips on making it a permanent position, in “How to Go [...]

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18% Admit It: “I Steal Food from the Work Refrigerator”

18% Admit It: “I Steal Food from the Work Refrigerator”

In a recent Monster poll, we asked our nation’s workers to get real about a common workplace annoyance: “Have you ever ‘borrowed’ someone else’s food from the shared refrigerator at work?” And a full 18 percent copped to the crime! (So now you know what happened to your leftover spaghetti.) Here are the full results: [...]

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Cool Jobs of the Week: IT Sales Edition

Cool Jobs of the Week: IT Sales Edition

Information Technology has become a popular career field as the range of high-tech products — from firewalls to data-center management software — grows. Technology research company Gartner recently reported that, by 2015, there will be 1.9 million IT-related jobs in the United States. This week’s cool jobs are in sales of IT solutions. Field Solution [...]

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How to Win the Job Like a President

How to Win the Job Like a President

Ever feel like your job hunt has become a long political campaign? Just imagine how the presidential hopefuls feel! President Obama and Governor Romney are vying for the most important job in the United States. With the market more competitive than ever, maybe you should stop searching and start campaigning for the job. Both presidential [...]

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Build Your Career Marketability

Build Your Career Marketability

Dawn Rasmussen is a frequent speaker on the topic of career management — she has been quoted in the Chicago Tribune, CBSMoneyWatch, Christian Science Monitor, and Careerbuilder.com on career-related topics, and she is a recognized career expert on Careerealism.com. She is also the author of the new book Forget Job Security: Build Your Marketability, which aims [...]

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Be a Boss! (Or Just Be Like One.)

Be a Boss! (Or Just Be Like One.)

National Boss’s Day is just around the corner, on October 16. And what better way to celebrate leaders and leadership than to start taking steps toward becoming a boss (or if you’re already a boss, becoming a better one). To get you started, we collected 25 motivational and informational articles on how to get yourself [...]

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Career Advice for Gutsy Women

Career Advice for Gutsy Women

Kate White is a former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, as well as the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Hush and The Sixes, and the creator of the Bailey Weggins mystery series — If Looks Could Kill, A Body to Die For, ‘Til Death Do Us Part, Over Her Dead Body, and Lethally [...]

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The Right Words for Job-Search and Career Success

The Right Words for Job-Search and Career Success

Do you get tongue-tied in job interviews and at networking events? Does the idea of cold-calling a company to ask about career opportunities make your palms sweat? Career experts Miriam Salpeter and Laura Labovich have recently published a new book, 100 Conversations for Career Success, which may help. The book contains customizable scripts that will [...]

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Only 12% of Workers Are Sure They’re on the Right Career Path

Only 12% of Workers Are Sure They’re on the Right Career Path

For a recent Monster survey, we asked visitors to our site, “Are you currently on the career path you want to stay on for the rest of your working life?” And only 12 percent said they surely where. Here are the full results: No: I know I need to make a change     78% Maybe: [...]

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