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    Seven Celebs Who Could Quit Their Day Jobs

    Seven Celebs Who Could Quit Their Day Jobs
    Fame, that elusive quality coveted by many and achieved by few, almost always has an expiration date. Today’s “it” actors and actresses have a far greater chance of becoming tomorrow’s has-beens and reality-show contestants than they do of being the next Elizabeth Taylor or Jack Nicholson. That’s why so many young upstarts branch out beyond acting into entrepreneurial roles, becoming clothing ...
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    How to Ace the Interview

    We're loving cartoonist Grant Snider right now. Anyone who can make us laugh about the job search process is a winner in our book. Stay tuned as we'll be featuring more of Grant soon --a cartoonist who moonlights as a dental student by day! Click here to see the original version of this article posted on Grant's blog: Incidental Comics: ...
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    How to Ask for a Raise in a Recession

    How to Ask for a Raise in a Recession
    The current economic climate doesn’t exactly lend itself to asking for a raise. With all the talk of bailouts, budget cuts and layoffs (not to mention undue bonuses), many an employee is wary of asking for more money. But what if you deserve a raise? According to some experts, you are in luck. Now could actually be the best time to ...
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    15 Stupidest Ways to Lose Your Job

    Sometimes, a person will lose their job through no fault of their own. The whims of a psychotic boss, an economy in shambles, or a simple misunderstanding can have an otherwise satisfactory employee packing up his or her cubicle. Other times, a person will lose their job because they have done something so incredibly foolish, you wonder how they ever ...
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    How to Follow Up After an Awkward Interview

    How to Follow Up After an Awkward Interview
    Have you ever left an interview knowing something went awry? It can happen for a variety of reasons: Your gut tells you that this is not where you want to work, you had an uncomfortable exchange with the interviewer, or you forgot the interviewer's name altogether. Here are tips for following up after different awkward interview situations: You Don’t Like the ...
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    Ten Signs You Shouldn't Quit (Just Yet)

    Ten Signs You Shouldn't Quit (Just Yet)
    Unsure whether you should keep your job or seek greener pastures? While a shaky economy shouldn't keep you in a job you can't stand, you can watch for these 10 signs that could tell you you're fine right where you are. 1. You're Happy We're not talking mere complacency here, but genuine happiness. If you're happy, you're going to be more ...
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    5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Quit

    It’s always exhilarating to quit a job you hate. You think of all the perfect ways to tell your boss to shove it — but have you thought about the consequences? Do you know what you’re going to do after the big event? Are you prepared to just leave your job? Pause before you take any action. Go ahead and ...
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    When Should Internships Be Cut from a Resume?

    When Should Internships Be Cut from a Resume?
    Dear J.T. and Dale: I’ve been out of college for a year and a half and am in my second job. I have four college internships on my resume, with bullets for specific duties under each. I can’t fit my work experience because of the internships. Should I remove them? How long after entering the workforce are internships even applicable? — ...
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    Find the Right Creative Career Path for You

    Find the Right Creative Career Path for You
    Feeling like you are no longer passionate about your career? Do you wonder if you are in the right career? Want a change of pace? You need to find what your career destiny has in store for you! In order to find the career that’s right for you, you need to analyze your work skills and learning style, define your true ...
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    5 Ways to Stay Creative Once in Management

    Don’t Let Your Brainstorm Become a Brain-drizzle Feeling like all your creative ideas have dried up? That’s because you’re out of practice. Make it a point to brainstorm with your staff every chance you get. Brainstorming helps flex the creative muscles by forcing you to dig deep for those creative ideas. Even if you don’t have any projects that you ...
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    Resume Tips for Creative Temps

    Resume Tips for Creative Temps
    Temporary employment is becoming increasingly popular with both workers and employers. Workers are realizing that they can enjoy good pay and diverse work environments, while companies see value in hiring temp workers to fill short-term vacancies or handle special projects. Temporary employment is available in a variety of fields for staff at all levels. [widget:9_step_guide_in_article_widget_9] Temporary work does present certain ...
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    Turn a Stranger into an Art Industry Contact

    Step 1: Identify good contacts An effective professional network has a wide variety of types of people, including people from outside your industry. So how do you decide whether someone you meet at a cocktail party is someone you want in your circle? Career expert Liz Ryan says it's more about "feel" than logic: "You've got a certain style and ...
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    What's the Best Color to Wear to an Interview?

    What's the Best Color to Wear to an Interview?
    Prepping for an important interview means researching the company and making sure you have smart responses to anticipated questions. It also means being strategic about what to wear to an interview. Specifically, you want to choose job interview clothes -- and colors -- that will put you in the best light and may give you an advantage. Research has shown that ...
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    10 Art Career Resolutions for the New Year

    10 Art Career Resolutions for the New Year
    Like the old saying, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life," it's never a bad time to start moving your career in a better direction. Here are 10 New Year's resolutions to help. 1. Pay Attention in Class Treat every workday like a school day. Be sure you learn something and use it to make yourself more ...
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    10 Top Places to Meet Fellow Creative People

    10 Top Places to Meet Fellow Creative People
    Creative people are some the most valuable assets in business today. They drive main projects and come up with million-dollar ideas. If success is what you seek, you must find and network with your fellow creatives; It's a great way to learn and find inspiration! Click here to find out where all the creative people are >>
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    5 Job Habits That are Killing Your Body

    5 Job Habits That are Killing Your Body
    Do you leave your job every day with a headache? Do you have a large kink in your neck by the end of the week? Is your lower back constantly hurting? Your job is probably trying to kill you. Ok, so it’s not chasing after you with an axe, but poor conditions at your office can actually take a deathly toll ...
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    6 Suits That Don't Suck

    6 Suits That Don't Suck
    The suit is to interviews what sliced bread is to sandwiches: the combination always works. But, as we know, traditional wisdom and the creative career world do not always mesh. In a creative interview, being visually boring with your outfit choice is not going to get you noticed; however, your pink hair may bring the wrong type of attention. As a ...
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    Creative Careers Salary Guide for 2011

    Creative Careers Salary Guide for 2011
    Artists aren't known for worrying as much about money as they do about things like creative freedom and inspiration. However, nobody wants to be a starving artist. Luckily, in this increasingly visual world, opportunities for talented and well-trained artists are abundant and can be lucrative. Wondering what the best paths are, and how much you can expect to make as a ...
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    How to Keep Your Online Resume Secure

    How to Keep Your Online Resume Secure
    While you may hear about online fraud, it tends to be focused on companies that derive their business from online purchases. As Monster is primarily a free service, and the contact information found in a resume can just as easily be located elsewhere (e.g. telephone listings), you can be assured that posting your resume on Monster is a safe way to ...
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    The Secret to Becoming a Profitable Artist

    The Secret to Becoming a Profitable Artist
    There are many, many secrets to becoming more profitable as an artist but a big (and often overlooked one) is your productivity. How much do you actually get done in a day? Or is your time mostly spent spinning your wheels and not really getting focused. And please don’t get the idea that I know something you don’t. I have been ...
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