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How to Improve Your Researching Skills and Write Accurately

 

Writing what you know is not enough even when you think you are already an expert on your chosen topic. A fair amount of research is still necessary to get accurate information and learn about things that you are not familiar with.

Writers should take on work by writing about things they…

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Added by Carolyn Williams on November 29, 2016 at 10:25am — No Comments

Chat - First Looks at the New Website - Part Two - November 28. 2016

Robert

Site looks nice, don't see a way to add favs, but the layout is much better.

Me

Indeed, Keith. I tried to capture them once upon a time --- http://my.coolworks.com/profiles/blogs/seasonal-work-alphabet-soup

aggie71

I agree....site is definitely better than before. Love the added pictures and logos.

Me

Robert - The favs / saved searches is still to come. Probably…

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Added by Kari Quaas (Q) on November 28, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Chat - First Looks at the New Website - Part One - November 28. 2016

  • 5:48 PM
  • Me

    Hey Reggie / Hey Richard

  • Richard Tatro

    Hi Kari

  • Me

    How goes it?

  • Richard Tatro

    It goes good…

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Added by Kari Quaas (Q) on November 28, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Why Your Seasonal Job Experience Is A Key To Employment And How To Use It Properly

Writing a good resume is extremely important when applying for a job. Because it is your first contact with a potential employer, a professional, well-written resume is a must. Of course, many employers will want to see your previous working experience in your…

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Added by Steven M. Mehler on November 25, 2016 at 7:05am — No Comments

HOW TO BECOME THE BOSS OF THE YEAR

Management is not an easy thing. While some people argue that people are born leaders, others argue that people develop into leaders. One thing that we can all agree on, is that management is both inherent and developed. With the current workplace filled with millennials, how then do you even contend to be named boss of the year? Well, you can use these tips.…

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Added by Nicole Boyer on November 25, 2016 at 3:07am — No Comments

Forging a Career in Writing - 10 Critical Steps

“Everyone has a book inside,” the saying goes. And given the shelves in bookstores and libraries, many obviously get that book out. You may have that book inside, but, unfortunately, you have to eat while it “bakes.” You also love to write and are ready and willing to pursue a career in writing, while that book percolates. The question is, then, how do you begin? How can you turn your talent and skill into something that will pay the rent? Here’s how.…

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Added by Diana Beyer on November 25, 2016 at 2:29am — No Comments

Chat - What's the Right Size of Employer for Me?



  • Hey Letha

  • Letha Moore

    Hi

  • Me

    totally like Gardiner

  • it was your question about employer size, yes?…

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Added by Kari Quaas (Q) on November 22, 2016 at 10:50am — No Comments

Checklist for Resume Writing: 5 Steps to Ensure Your Resume is Ready for Today’s Job Market

The resume is changing. There are a lot of reasons for this, but it does mean that if you’re just re-entering the job market, dusting off and updating the resume you wrote 10 years ago might no longer be sufficient. Instead, there are some more details that you’ve got to pay attention to.

We’ve collected…

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Added by Diana Beyer on November 22, 2016 at 7:32am — No Comments

3 Tips for Sending Your Resume to Employers

 

I remember when I first started looking for a job. I was young, fresh out of college, and needed some sort of income to get a place to live and provide for myself.

And I was desperate.

I have an enormous debt to pay in the form of tuition fees and money that…

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Added by Nicole Boyer on November 22, 2016 at 4:42am — No Comments

Chat - First Chat of the 2016/17 Fall Season - November 7, 2016 - Part Two



  • Bill Cooper

    I need a good job for older people with decent housing

  • Cal

    Already scored the site. Applied to dozens of places. Had many interviews. Every one of them rejected me. Seasonal isn't for everybody I guess.…

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Added by Kari Quaas (Q) on November 7, 2016 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Chat - First Chat of the 2016/17 Fall Season - November 7, 2016 - Part One

  • Me

    Chat with you TONIGHT! 9pm ET / 6pm PT

  • 11:57 AM
  • Me

    Howdy folks!

  • 5:56 PM
  • reggiecohen

    Hi from grand canyon…

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Added by Kari Quaas (Q) on November 7, 2016 at 7:41pm — No Comments

10 Signs It is Time to Leave Your Job

You sent plenty of resumes, went to a handful of interviews and, finally, got a job. You congratulated yourself, and maybe had a bit of a celebration with your family and friends. Happy times.

But now you aren’t that sure if you still want to stay in your…

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Added by Janet Anthony on November 2, 2016 at 7:29am — No Comments

7 Platforms For Professional Networking Besides LinkedIn

 

LinkedIn might be the best-known platform for making professional connections, but it is by no means the only one. In fact, depending on your needs and career goals, it might not be the best for you.…

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Added by Nicole Boyer on October 27, 2016 at 2:37am — No Comments

this summer from my kitchen

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Added by Ditesia Z. Johnson (TC) on October 21, 2016 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Unique Internships in the U.S. and Around the World

Internships are important. They are the stuff from which great experience comes and can often lead to a career position upon graduation. Internships tend to be of two types:

  • They can be rather unfulfilling, spent filing, being a “go-for,” or stuck in some corner doing some mindless…
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Added by Nicole Boyer on October 20, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Top 8 Small Business Ideas for People with Good Writing Skills

The writing industry has immense opportunities for people with good writing skills. People with good writing skills are considered as more credible. The general belief is, there’s nothing better than a man who is good with words. In any profession that involves writing and Public Relations, writing skills are an…

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Added by Janet Anthony on October 18, 2016 at 8:21am — No Comments

How to Make Your Seasonal Job Experience Work for You in Your Resume

It's easy to write off seasonal work as something that you just do to make ends meet or to make a few extra dollars, but it can be valuable work experience. You shouldn't feel like you need to gloss over it, or that the person reading your resume won't want to read about it. If you frame it the right way, your experiences as a temp can easily make your resume stand out in a sea of bland…

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Added by Diana Beyer on October 13, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Going Deeper

I've been watching the cool works page for years; applying here and there when my current job is being particularly soul-sucking. In the last couple of months, I've started a serious job search. But first, back story. 

I've worked as a swim instructor for four years. Before that, I was a wrangler at a summer camp. Before that, I was a full time college student majoring in Follow Your Heart and not caring what my future looked like as long as it "felt right". Let me tell you. That…

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Added by Nicole Barrett on September 26, 2016 at 7:06pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Put Travelling On Your Job Resume

It is always challenging to balance between a well-paying job and traveling across the world maybe for leisure or just exploration. Traveling should always be goal oriented and should also go hand in hand with your career objectives.

Wandering across the world aimlessly will not only consume a lot of valuable time but also keep one away from constructive activities around your working area and the society at large. If used carefully, traveling can be turned into working…

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Added by Julie Ellis on September 20, 2016 at 7:18am — No Comments

10 LinkedIn and Resume Tips for College Students

Well-organized resume for college students always prepares you for the outside world and also gives you an upper hand to potential employers from different companies. Job resume goes hand in hand with LinkedIn, they both play a big role in job connections. College students should never wait until they are…

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Added by Sylvia Giltner on September 20, 2016 at 1:30am — No Comments

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