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[8 Apr 2010 | by verb [ICT] staff | 6 Comments]
[work] The New American Dream

Our parents hit their 30s during the peak of Reaganomics- they lived fast & spent big. Mine even had matching BMWs. It was the golden age of shopping malls, walking like an Egyptian and swiping your MasterCard.
But the world has changed- all these financial crises are, in part, due to a definition of success as outdated as The Bangles themselves. The ideal of working 30-plus years for a single company, building your 401k to retire at 65 with a nest-egg, has failed us as Americans. Big companies have taken our pensions (Enron) and our years …

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[3 Dec 2009 | by Amanda Mundt | 71 Comments]
[work] Don’t be a Dumbass When Applying for a Job

I don’t envy the unemployed – it’s tough out there.  If you want a job in this market, you’ve got to give blood, sweat, and tears.  Or at least put in some hard work.  Looking for a job IS a job, and you have to treat it like that.
Now, I’m no expert, but I have helpful advice for people in the job market.  My number one piece of advice for job seekers:  Don’t be a dumbass. That simple.  Yeah, I know it’s hard for some of you.  Even impossible for a few.  But if you want a job, …

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[12 Nov 2009 | by Aimee Brock | 17 Comments]
[work] Five Tips for the Newly Employed

Starting a new job can elicit a mix of powerful emotions: from pants-crapping excitement to pants-wetting terror. Sure, it’s intimidating. You won’t be doing exactly what you were doing in the same way you were doing it with the people your were doing it. That’s a lot of change to process – and fast.
So, rather than being overwhelmed by your new surroundings, take a gander at these tips that will ensure your transition is as smooth as Ex-Lax.

Be prepared for anything. You don’t bring a knife to a gunfight and …

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[4 Nov 2009 | by Aimee Brock | 21 Comments]
[work] Welcome to the Unemployment Line

It sucks out there, job-wise. Take it from me. I spent the last couple months bouncing between the highs of following up on job prospects and the lows of doubting I’d ever see gainful employment again. Well, employment that didn’t involve, “Would you like fries with that?”
Although I’m working now, things would be a lot rougher had unemployment benefits not been available. There was some swallowing of pride and plenty of frustration, but those few weeks helped keep me afloat while I searched for a job. After all, that’s what …

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[2 Nov 2009 | by Shea Sylvia | 99 Comments]
[work] 10 Tips for Wichita Job Seekers

As unemployment rates rise and the number of available jobs dwindle, I think we can all give a collective middle finger to the US economy for the doom and gloom of 2009. Unfortunately, the outlook for 2010 isn’t much brighter. But before you give up hope completely and move back in with mom and dad, make sure you’ve fully exhausted your options. Here’s a list of 10 tips to re-energize your job search:

If you’ve already scoured Monster and CareerBuilder and maybe even picked up an actual (gasp!) newspaper and checked …