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Start Your Own Business with $100

Posted by on Jun 17, 2012 | 0 comments

Start Your Own Business with $100

Are you tired of working for “the man”? Do you think you can do better working for yourself? Do you think you need tons of money, a legal team, or even an original idea to start your own business? Yes. YES! and NO! Chris Guillebeau, the author of “The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future” says not. A lot of businesses in his book...

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Wanted: Badass Ninjas

Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 | 0 comments

Wanted: Badass Ninjas

Does that describe you in a nutshell? Are you afraid if you put that as a qualification on your resume you will scare off employers by exposing the true depths of your talent? So what gives? It seems that in the fierce competition for top-level programming talent, technology companies hope a fun job description will help give them the edge. “It’s a way to stand out,” Eric Gaydos, Associate...

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Post Interview Etiquette

Posted by on Jun 10, 2012 | 0 comments

Post Interview Etiquette

Most job seekers perceive landing an interview to be their biggest hurdle in the search process. Once that foot’s in the door, they think it’s all downhill as long as they wow the hiring manager with their charm and skills during the meeting. Actually, you can murder your chance to get hired by not following a few basic steps after meeting your potential employer. By all accounts, a...

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Resumes To Impress Computers

Posted by on Jun 3, 2012 | 0 comments

Resumes To Impress Computers

Job search hurdle number ONE–Dazzle the computers, which these days are more likely than people to be frontline resume readers. “Computers have a very specific way that they look at resumes,” said Jon Ciampi, founder of Preptel Corp. in Danville, Calif. For a subscription of $25 a month, Ciampi’s two-year-old company will help a candidate reconfigure a resume so a...

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Consider Tuition Reimbursement as a Benefit

Posted by on May 30, 2012 | 0 comments

Consider Tuition Reimbursement as a Benefit

Job offers come with many different types of compensation in addition to salary. In fact, some surveys show one benefit considered even more important than a salary offer when they’re considering whether to accept a job: opportunities for continuing education. Whether you’re pursuing a higher degree or simply taking classes to enhance your skill set, tuition assistance is an...

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Made Right Here, In Belvidere

Posted by on May 29, 2012 | 0 comments

Made Right Here, In Belvidere

It’s loud, dangerous, and wonderful. The air smells and even tastes like petroleum lubricant and hot steel. I sneak a touch to the smooth, perfectly stamped hood. With shiny hard hat and fashionable safety glasses, I stand mere feet from giant presses which make door panels. If I close my eyes and go to my happy place, I can recall the thrill, excitement, and titillation of being in an...

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