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June 30, 2010
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Getting Ahead 
  • How the search for Mr. Right applies to your job hunt
     
    Nicole Williams, author of career-advice book "Girl on Top: Your Guide to Turning Dating Rules into Career Success," sat down with SmartBrief senior editor Mary Ellen Slayter at the Society for Human Resource Management conference to discuss how the rules of courtship translate to the job-search process. "There are jobs out there. You just need to use the tools that are available to get out and find that job," Williams says. Monster Blog/SmartBrief (6/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Making the Connection 
The Landscape 
  • Work-at-home scams are increasing, officials say
    The poor economy has led to an increase in the number of work-at-home scams, with complaints to the Federal Trade Commission increasing from 4,004 in 2006 to 7,955 in 2009, according to this article. One of the things to be wary of is companies that ask you to pay "for information to learn how to make money on the Internet," says Alison Southwick, a Better Business Bureau spokeswoman. USA TODAY (7/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Your Next Challenge 
  • How to transition from the military to the corporate world
    If you're leaving the military to join the private sector, make sure the assignments and skills listed on your résumé are clear to civilians, Eve Tahmincioglu writes. "Talk about a specific assignment that shows how you were able to map out a plan and then execute it. Keep code names for military operations, or model numbers of helicopters or tanks to yourself," she writes. Career Diva blog (6/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Strong action words add spice to your résumé
    To catch the attention of a hiring manager reading your résumé, use "words that jump off the page and captivate them," Jessica Holbrook Hernandez writes. Some examples of such words include "championed," "masterminded" and "rejuvenated," she writes. Careerealism.com (6/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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The Water Cooler 
SmartQuote 
One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it."
--Pedro Calderón de la Barca,
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