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Resumé building resources from Career Explorer

You have heard it many times before – your resumé is your first impression in a job search. Resumés are extremely important when it comes to securing an interview and landing your dream job. A resumé is your chance to let the potential employer get to know you without ever seeing or speaking to you. What is your resumé saying about you? Learn the secret to making a resumé shine with these professional resumé writing tips, resumé cover letter techniques and follow-up and thank you letter hints that take you from unemployed to happily employed.

How to Tactfully Resign

Turning in your resignation can be a tricky situation. No matter how much you dislike your position, it’s important to be as tactful as possible when leaving your job. It would be unwise to burn any bridges because you may need references for future employment. Also, before actually resigning, you may want to consider several factors.

Trimming the Textbook Price Tag

How Renting Textbooks Could Make Your Classes Cheaper

You stand in line at your school bookstore, waiting as they total up the cost of your new textbooks for the semester. Have you ever wondered which ones were printed in gold? Or which texts had to be hand-lettered by monks? Something has to explain the high price of textbooks!

Top Career Training and Career Education Opportunities

Getting your company to pay for school

It is no secret that the cost for a college education has increased in recent years. At the same time, the amount of federal financial aid available to students has decreased. The difference could mean more out-of-pocket expenses for you. But the answer to your financial aid dilemma could be as close as your company's human resources office.

A survey of 1,428 chief financial officers conducted by Robert Half Finance & Accounting found that 46 percent of their companies provided some form of tuition reimbursement.

Using Social Networks to Boost Your Professional Connections

The numbers

It’s hard to argue with raw numbers. Social networks are commanding daily users somewhere in the range of 100 million combined. Those numbers aren’t even counting the numerous sites that users make for their favorite pets, TV shows and foods just for kicks. That number refers to the 100 million people who check in at least once a day to:

Career Building Resources

Assessment.com — Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential (MAPP): Aptitude tests such as the MAPP pinpoint your motivations and their corresponding talents. A full MAPP Assessment reveals the real you: your natural motivations, your interests, and your talents for work.

Managing Your Reputation Online

Four Tips on How to Keep MySpace From Ruining Your Professional Life

We’re going to work off of the assertion that in today’s hyper-public world of online life, there will always be a chance that the wrong person will see something you made, did or wrote while living a fairly private life. It’s a fact, so face it.

Top Career Training and Career Education Opportunities

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In Search of Job Fit

By Ian Christie, LiveCareer Counselor
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Just like the perfect pair of jeans, career success comes from finding the right fit.  In this case, you’re looking for fit with what you do, the environment you work in and the people you work with.  To find job fit, you need two things:  focus and confidence.

Find the Internship Program for You

Internships — a valuable way to get ahead!

Taking advantage of internships while you're still in school has a lot of rewards. If you're a college or high school student doing an internship search, finding and landing the right internship can give you a real edge when getting started on your career.

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