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Debating Accepting A Job Offer

By: CareerCast.com

You found a job opening of interest to you. You submitted your application and resume, earned an interview and maybe even a second.

Your skills, confidence and prior preparation -- from studying CareerCast.com, no doubt -- impressed the interviewer so much that you have been offered the position. Congratulations!

But...

What if you are unsure that you want to accept?

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Avoid Copyright Infringement On Your Resume

By: Meg Guiseppi

You see a beautifully written, branded resume – or maybe a LinkedIn profile – of a job seeker with similar qualifications to yours, seeking the kind of job you want.

It sounds a lot like you, and you don't have a lot of time, so you see no reason why you shouldn't use some of that good writing in your own resume or LinkedIn profile.

Beware: This is a form of stealing known as copyright infringement.

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Use Summer Downtime to Get A Jump on Your Job Search

By: CareerCast.com

Thoughts of summertime typically conjure visions of relaxing under a hot sun with a cold beverage. And, with Independence Day now passed, we are into the thick of the season's downtime. 

The impending dog days can easily give way to a more relaxed attitude, but for those considering a career change, the summer months are prime time to heat up the job search. 

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Early-Career Job Application Advice

By: CareerCast.com

Here at CareerCast.com, we published our Best Jobs for Millennials earlier this month. Though the market is improving, the youngest generation in the American workforce faces challenges unique to it. 

More of the Millennial generation is college-educated, thus the basement standard for most jobs has risen accordingly. Pay in entry-level jobs is also an issue due to student loan and other forms of debt Millennials accrue trying to stay ahead of the masses. 

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10 Tips to Stand Out During Your Job Hunt

By: Wendy Gelberg

Finding job openings, cultivating an attention-grabbing resume, networking with prospective colleagues and hirers and interviewing can all induce anxiety. However, there are 10 simple steps that can combat all facets of job-search anxiousness.

 

1. Be visible. Use social networking and conventional networking opportunities to ensure that you're on the radar screen of those who can help or hire you.

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Seven Job Interview Prep Tips

By: RetiredBrains.com

Unfortunately many job seekers make errors in their job interview which cost them the opportunity of being hired. This is particularly true for those that have been out of work for some time. These tips, if followed, should offer you the best opportunity of getting the job or at the very least receiving the consideration you deserve if your background and skills are a match for the opening.

1. Interview with a temp firm or staffing organization prior to interviewing with an employer.

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