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Would you date a colleague even if it could hurt your career? See who said they would.

Would you date a colleague even if it could hurt your career? See who said they would.

The dating world and the workplace sometime collide. But according to a recent Monster poll, more than half the respondents would rather they don’t.

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Is finding a new job part of your New Year’s Resolution for 2014?

Is finding a new job part of your New Year’s Resolution for 2014?

The new year is just around the corner, and while many are scrambling to make plans for New Year’s Eve celebrations, others are already looking toward next year. For a lot of people, a new year means a new job (or at least the hunt for one).

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Lights, Camera … Take Action: What it’s like to work on live television with TakePart Live’s Alex Jeffries

Lights, Camera … Take Action: What it’s like to work on live television with <i>TakePart Live</i>’s Alex Jeffries

Working in live television isn’t for everyone — with deadline pressures, the need to rethink and change things on the fly and of course the occasional wardrobe malfunction. But for those who enjoy the thrill, it’s a rewarding and exciting way to make a living. To learn more about what it’s like behind the cameras, [...]

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‘Dilbert’ creator: Simplicity matters when crafting a resume

‘Dilbert’ creator: Simplicity matters when crafting a resume

By Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert and author of How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big Images reproduced with permission. Copyright Scott Adams, 2013. When writing a resume, a handy trick you’ll learn from experts is to ask yourself if there are any words in your first draft that you would be [...]

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Can You Really Make Money Doing What You Love? 5 Lessons

Can You Really Make Money Doing What You Love? 5 Lessons

This post is by Matt Wilson, co-founder of Under30CEO . Recently, author Daniel DiPiazza wrote “An Open Letter to Frustrated 20 Somethings” on Under30CEO.com. It blew up. Daniel’s premise: If it were up to him, why would he make a “job” or “work” the center of his life? When someone asks him “what he does,” [...]

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5 Tips for Unplugging FOR REAL on Your Next Vacation

5 Tips for Unplugging FOR REAL on Your Next Vacation

We recently asked visitors to Monster.com the question: “If asked to work during a vacation, how often is ACCEPTABLE and would not be cause for seeking another job?” and received nearly 4,000 responses. International findings included: Frequently – I am not concerned with working almost every time when on vacation – 11% Occasionally – I [...]

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5 for Friday: How to Avoid Job Search Mistakes

5 for Friday: How to Avoid Job Search Mistakes

Searching for a job can be a daunting task, but you don’t have to stray off the productive path and into mistakes. This week’s 5 for Friday provides insights into common job search mistakes and how you can avoid them. Ways You’re Subtly Sabotaging Your Job Search by Penny Wren at The Week: “In today’s [...]

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How to Prepare for a Career in the Future Customer Service Department

How to Prepare for a Career in the Future Customer Service Department

Ashley Verrill is a CRM software analyst for Software Advice, as well as the managing editor for the Customer Service Investigator blog. She has spent the last seven years reporting and writing business news and strategy features. Her work has been published or cited in Inc., Forbes, the Upstart Business Journal, the Austin Business Journal [...]

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Monthly Employment Update With Joanie Ruge

Monthly Employment Update With Joanie Ruge

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation report for March 2013 was just released. We spoke with Joanie Ruge, founder and president of Tack Consulting, Inc. and employment industry adviser to Monster.com, to find out what those numbers, along with Monster’s own data, mean for employers and job seekers. MonsterWorking: Joanie, where is some of [...]

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Cool Jobs: Spring Photography Edition

Cool Jobs: Spring Photography Edition

The first official day of spring has finally arrived and depending on where you are located in the US, you are either still shoveling snow, or lucky enough to see the first buds of flowers starting to appear. If you’re really lucky, you’re able to attend the myriad of Cherry Blossom festivals happening now through [...]

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