Why It’s Imperative to Build a Professional Network on LinkedIn

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Have you put your profile on the professional networking site LinkedIn? That is, did you put up your name, a few of your past employers/positions, asked to link with a few former and current co-workers and then left it at that? If so, you haven’t really used its power. Here’s a short primer on the Read more »

The Importance of Updating Your Resume, Even if You’re Not Looking for Work

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Let’s say you currently have a terrific job, with great pay, with a wonderful boss and fun coworkers. You’re not looking for work and you don’t plan to in the foreseeable future. So the idea of keeping your resume updated hasn’t occurred to you in a long while — since you started at this wonderful Read more »

Why You Should Always Network, Even if You’re Not Currently Job Searching

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Never stop networking. Even if you’re currently job searching or you have a position that you believe will be there for you until the day you decide to retire, networking is a wonderful tool to improve your live professionally and personally, no matter what your present circumstances might be. The primary reason to network is Read more »

Dealing with Difficult Coworkers

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Backstabbers. Two-faced liars. Chronic whiners. Laz-abouts. Gossipers. Idea-stealers. Meddlers. Drama queens. We’ve all experienced a work life with difficult co-workers. It’s no fun and depending on the severity of your colleague’s “difficulty,” working with such a person can be toxic on your happiness, your career, even your emotional and physical health. And, unless you decide Read more »

Questions You Should NEVER Ask During Your Job Interview

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Last week we touched on questions you should ask in an interview. But what about those you should NEVER ask? Ask these questions and you can probably wave good bye to any chance of getting hired or getting the salary you truly deserve: How much paid vacation time do I get? While there’s inherently nothing Read more »

RealStreet Staffing Announced as the “Official Staffing Company of the Baltimore Orioles”

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BALTIMORE, M.D. — RealStreet Staffing is partnering with the Baltimore Orioles as the “Official Staffing Company of the Baltimore Orioles.” The partnership begins immediately and will run through the remainder of the 2010 season. As part of its Baltimore Orioles partnership, RealStreet will utilize signage throughout Oriole Park at Camden Yards, including behind home plate Read more »

Some Questions You Should Ask During Your Job Interview

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So you’ve landed an interview. Congratulations! Now you need to prepare for it, and prepare well. If you researched the company some as you were writing your cover letter and resume (you did didn’t you, so that you could reference your knowledge of the company in your cover letter?), you now need to really dig Read more »

The Best “Action” Verbs for Your Resume

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As you write a resume, you must remember that its purpose isn’t to get you a job, it’s to get you an interview. A resume is to pique an employer’s interest in you so much that the hiring manager will call you in for an interview. It’s at the job interview that you can then Read more »

How to Deal with Gaps in Your Resume

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If you have a large gap in your work history, you may be worried that you’ll have an even harder time finding work in today’s tough economy. That needn’t be the case. Here are some tips to help you handle questions about “holes” in your employment history: If you’ve just found yourself “between jobs,” as Read more »

It’s Not About You: The Key to a Successful Job Interview

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Have you ever met someone for the first time and, after exchanging the usual pleasantries about what a nice day it is (or isn’t), what each of you do for a living, etc., the person launches into a monologue all about him? His opinions. His tribulations. His day. His week. The funny thing his kid Read more »

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