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- Self Magazine | Work + Money | Mon, Jan 28, 2013 1:29 PM EST | CommentsK. Aleisha Fetters, SELF magazine
You know one of the best places to land a job is online. But, hello, talk about being a needle in a haystack! Here, ways you can stand out among the e-masses.
PIMP YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE
You'll increase your chances of a recruiter contacting you tenfold if you post links to industry news along with personal insights on your page at least once a week, according to Nicole Williams, LinkedIn's career expert. And while you're at it, beef up your experience section. Profiles that list more than one position snag more page views. Highlight your personal achievements with about five bullet points of info under each gig.
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BE EASILY SEARCHABLE
Parrot words or phrases from the job post in your résumé and cover letter, says Rosemary Haefner, CareerBuilder.com's HR vice prez. Recruiters often weed through hundreds of applications by typing keywords from the job description (such as "experienced in HTML") into a search e...Read More »
- Woman S Day | Work + Money | Mon, Jan 28, 2013 12:47 PM EST | CommentsBy Marlisse Cepeda
Express your gratitude to the armed forces with these rewarding ideas Read more: Support the Troops - How to Help …
Though some servicemen and women may be thousands of miles away, there's plenty you can do from right where you are to show you're thankful for their brave efforts. Sure, you can donate money to any of the worthy military organizations, but many of the foundations that follow offer more direct ways to give back to those who fight for our country. Read through to find your favorite way to help. Photo by Thinkstock.
1. Send books and more.
There's nothing better than a good read, right? Service members think so, too, despite their limited downtime. After signing up with Books for Soldiers, you'll be able to see soldiers' requests via forums for books, comic books, DVDs and magazines. If you own one of the sought-after items or want to pick it up for a soldier, just send it where the service member asks-the organization suggests using flat-rate boxes from the USPS. If you're interested in sending gifts to multiple soldiers at once, check out the foru
- Jessica Ferri | Work + Money | Fri, Jan 25, 2013 2:27 PM EST | CommentsVirginia Woolf was a genius who created some of literature's most beautifully written novels, pioneered the stream-of-consciousness writing style, paved the way for mental health advocacy, and championed the importance of self-actualization, especially for women. Since her death in 1941, she has become an all-out icon, a monolith of women's literature, despite her many provocative choices both on and off the page. In honor of her 131st birthday, here are some reasons to love Virginia Woolf that you might not know about.
Happy Birthday Mrs. Woolf.
She had awesome friends
Virginia Woolf's social circle was cool enough to have its own name, The Bloomsbury Group. The pack included poet T.S. Eliot, economist John Maynard Keynes, novelist E.M. Forester, painter Duncan Grant, and many more.
Those friends were adventurous in the bedroom
The Bloomsbury Group didn't just sit around the parlor drinking tea and discussing literature. They also had torrid love affairs—extramarital, polyamorous, and homosexual—with each oth...Read More »
- Woman S Day | Financially Fit | Thu, Jan 24, 2013 12:03 PM EST | Comments
Try these tips that make squirreling away cash painless and even fun.
All the personal finance gurus (and your mother) have told you to save for future emergencies. But making it a reality-given that you're overdue for a haircut and food prices are rising fast-is easier said than done. Besides, many people have a mental block against putting away money, even when they have a few extra bucks. Click through to find ways you can fool yourself into saving without feeling the day-to-day pinch. Photo by Getty Images.
1. Groupon the necessities.
Whenever you see something you truly need (such as new glasses or teeth cleaning) on Groupon or Living Social, grab the deal. Then figure out what you would have spent full price, and bank the difference.
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2. Recruit online cheerleaders.
Rally your friends on Facebook or Pinterest to support your money-saving progress, then return the favor. Either start a group on Facebook to cheer one another on, or snap a pic of your stuff
- Astrology.com | Work + Money | Thu, Jan 24, 2013 11:16 AM EST | Comments
Your Sun Sign's Secret to Professional Success
It's no secret that any unique talents you possess can help you stand out at work. Now, with the powerful Sun and mindful Mercury having entered the free-thinking sign of Aquarius, put your own Sun sign to work for you with these concise tips on how to best make your mark professionally!
The ideas you gain from meeting and communicating with people from all walks of life will help you stand out from the crowd in your professional field.
Taurus: Promote yourself.
The more your managers and colleagues know about your abilities, the more successful you'll ultimately be.
Gemini: Study and travel.
Life is about constantly learning, so never forget that your adventures will always provide fuel for your upward success.
Cancer: Invest in your future.
Your career won't last forever. Take time to learn how to create extra income through savings, property, and other investments.
Unearth how your ambition, natural skills and sociability can get you on the fast track...Read More »
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