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Want a great source of jobs delivered right to your mailbox? Visit the Rutgers University Human Resources page where you can sign up to have vacancies sent to you every week.  New Jersey’s largest public university (campuses in New Brunswick, Newark and Camden)  has openings in Administration, Communications, Facilities, financial, Public Safety, Research, and Student Services, and qualified candidates can apply online by posting a resume and releasing it to the position(s) of interest.

I chose Rutgers since every so often I have to give a shout-out to the old alma matte, but the fact is that any college or university typically offers a treasure trove of vacancies covering a wide spectrum of interests, ranging from police officers, cooks, and custodians to accountants, writers, business managers, and more! So next time you’re planning your job search, don’t rule out working for an academic institution.

Good luck and happy job hunting!

We’re all busy these days, and certainly when we have the added task of having to search for a job, the thought of hiring a service to do a “mass blast” of our resumé to hundreds of organizations that are can help us with our job search is certainly an attractive sounding option, right?

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The following information might not apply to all situations described. Please consult your professional tax preparation service to see what associated expenses, if any, qualify for a federal tax deduction.

A lot of people scoff at the idea of paying to have their résumé professionally prepared or in employing an agent to help them with interviewing skills, job search strategies, etc. because they feel it’s a waste of money. However, that initial investment you make in your career can actually save you money in the long-term by way of a tax break from the federal government.  

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Looking for a seasonal/part-time job at some of the greatest places on earth? Then you’ll definitely want to check out CoolWorks.com, a site which caters to the job-seeker in search of an employment opportunity that goes beyond the four walls of an office and which incorporates fun, activity, and adventure.

Happy job hunting!

In high school, I hated biology. So when we had a test in the subject, I’d show up, try to apply common sense from all those programs I watched on television, and hope for the best.

Well, as you can imagine, my plan backfired on more than one occasion, and my grades weren’t where I wanted them to be. Moreover, after I completed the first quarter of the school year and I learned that biology was the one subject keeping me off honor roll, I was upset.

Then I had a heart-to-heart with one of my teachers, a woman who taught creative writing (one of my favorite subjects). She told me that if I prepared for the biology exams, I could overcome my disdain for the subject and conquer it.

Yeah, yeah, I knew that. I mean, it’s elementary, yet when it came to studying for biology, I would have rather sat in the dentist’s chair for a root canal.

What does my experience have to do with today’s topic of researching a company before interviewing? As an interview coach, I see so many people who when they are contacted for a job interview not prepare for it that they unknowingly sabotage their chances of being hired – even if they’re the best candidate for the job!

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