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Gunning for a new job? Implementing a diverse job hunting strategy can help you land a plum position at a great employer—pronto. Here are seven smart tactics you can use to track down job opportunities.

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Plenty of jobs rely on strong communication skills, and in some cases, rather literally. For certain jobs, you need to have the gift of gab and be able to share that gift with many different personality types. Big talkers, this is your time to shine. Using information from the Bureau of Labo…

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As a business consultant, corporate trainer, and psychotherapist for many years, I have been asked by many people, “How can I cope with negativity at work? Are there good companies to work for? How can I spot one and get hired?” Positive workplaces tend to exhibit a common set of traits that…

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Using data provided by the Gartner TalentNeuron tool, we identified the top companies with the most new job listings for computer and IT jobs on Monster over the past 30 days. So whether you're looking to get promoted or start a new career, this list of companies hiring is a great page to bo…

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Job searching is stressful enough without wondering whether your past is going to interfere with your ability to get hired, especially if you have a criminal record. But it shouldn't discourage you from seeking gainful employment. This is what you should know when you’re job hunting with a c…

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A recent study finds that managers and HR professionals are increasingly open to hiring people with a criminal record. The study echoes a 2016 White House initiative called the Fair Chance Business Pledge aimed to provide jobs for felons by giving them a fairer shake in the job market when t…

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If you want to come across as confident at work, stop apologizing. There’s just about nothing worse you can say than, “I’m sorry.” Sure, if you make a mistake, you should say sorry. But unfortunately, too many people—especially inexperienced workers—use sorry as a crutch and end up apologizi…

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You want to be known as the person who gets things done at work, taking on assignments and knocking them out of the park. You want to get noticed by the higher-ups in hopes of propelling your career forward. You do not want to be the person who utters the phrase, "That is not my job," and is…

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Setting boundaries at work is tricky. Oftentimes, some of the most talented professionals are the ones who end up feeling overworked and underappreciated. The more you take on, the more tenuous the boundaries in the workplace can feel. It’s almost as if the “reward” for being a team player i…

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Nothing makes a job miserable faster than a bad boss—particularly the kind who has no qualms overworking the staff. Sure, sometimes you’re going to be asked to go above and beyond your duties, and you’ll have to comply because that’s just part of being a team player. But feeling unappreciate…

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Do you describe yourself as a team player? A rule follower? Someone who goes above and beyond and gives 110% at work? While those all sound like favorable attributes, sometimes those are just euphemisms for “people pleaser,” which could be unhealthy for your career. In fact, being a people p…

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Your quest to find a job starts here. To compile the Monster 100—our weekly roundup of the employers making the biggest staffing pushes—we use data provided by the Gartner TalentNeuron tool to identify the 100 companies with the most new online jobs on Monster in the past seven days. Here's …

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Over the last couple years, diversity in the workplace has been a focal point around the U.S. The top companies for diversity span all sorts of industries. That's not by accident; diversity, it turns out, it really good for business. According to the 2020 Monster State of the Candidate surve…

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Most of us spend a large chunk of our workday reading and responding to dozens, if not hundreds of business emails. American workers spend roughly three hours a day checking business email, according to Adobe's 2019 Email Usage Study. Crafting an effective work email, though, hinges on makin…

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Finishing up college and getting ready to enter the workforce can be a very exciting and busy time. After working hard for four (or more) years, finding that first job doesn’t always come easy, especially if you’re in a competitive field. Sometimes, it takes a real pounding-the-pavement netw…

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No one ever said finding a job after college was a quick process. And what with all the responsibilities you have during senior year, it can be hard to focus on all the details of a job search. But if you have realistic expectations and avoid making rookie mistakes, you just discover jobs fo…

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Hiring managers are busy people. A single job posting might attract thousands of resumes—imagine having to read through all of them to pick out the best-looking candidates. Newsflash: Hiring managers don't read the entirety of every single resume that hits their desk. There's just no time. I…

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Want to join a company with a diverse workplace? Focus your job search on employers that have affinity groups. In a nutshell, an affinity group—also called an employee resource group (ERG)—is a group of employees with similar backgrounds, interests, or demographic factors such as gender or e…

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According to a Monster survey, three in four Americans (75%) have had a job where they didn’t feel they were a good fit for the company, and half (51%) have felt this way in two or more jobs. Use these steps to figure out if the company culture at your next potential job is the right fit.

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What’s the biggest predictor of job happiness? Hint: It’s not about how large your paycheck is (though a healthy salary never hurt anyone!). What job satisfaction really boils down to is whether or not you fit in with the company culture. What exactly is cultural fit? It more or less refers …

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Discrimination is an issue in workplaces across America, with serious implications for workplace culture, recruiting, and overall employee health and productivity. According to survey respondents in the 2020 Monster State of the Candidate survey, nearly one in four people have reported feeli…

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No one can give you a crystal ball to predict your future happiness at a particular company, but there are some ways to get a sense of what the work culture will be like at your new home away from home. We spoke with career experts to find out some of the best questions you should ask during…

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When you're looking for a job, the importance of cultural fit can't be overstated, especially if you're a member of a marginalized group. For Pride month, Monster rounded up a handful of diversity and inclusion (D&I) experts at leading companies to talk about how to best navigate the job…

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Monster asked Elana Lyn Gross, author of a new book, What Next? Your Five-Year Plan for Life After College, how the Class of 2020 can make a smart five-year career plan, in spite of the current recession.

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If you're looking for health care jobs, we've got the prescription for success. Using the Gartner TalentNeuron tool, we rounding up the top companies hiring health care workers over the past 30 days. Whether you're looking for nursing jobs, medical secretary jobs, or health care technology j…

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What was your childhood dream job? Did you want to be a world-famous movie star? Travel to space? Save lives? Pound a gavel? It can be hard to figure out what you want to do for the rest of your life. Take our short quiz to help you figure out what career path is right for you.

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TED Talks have been available for free online since 2006. As of June there were more than 3,400 ready to stream at Ted.com on a wide range of topics, from augmented reality and botany cryptocurrency and driverless cars, and a whole lot more. Monster found 10 best TED Talks that can help your…

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As the economy comes back after the coronavirus pandemic, there is a growing demand in a variety of occupations. Here are the top in-demand jobs in Kansas City right now.

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The Atlanta jobs market was one of the first to re-open after the coronavirus pandemic. Here are the top jobs leading the charge for the new economy.

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Looking for your first job? We identified the top companies hiring for the most new entry-level jobs in the past month. These jobs are perfect for students, recent college grads, and anyone looking to break into the job market. Build your resume, get experience, and launch your career by lan…

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We all need to play our part in creating an inclusive work environment for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) co-workers. After all, work should be a safe space where everyone feels comfortable expressing their true selves. But you can't simply say you're an LGBT…

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No matter how long you've been in the workforce, you will need to ask yourself "How much should I be making?" at the start of every job search throughout your career. You should even be asking the question annually before your performance review. Now, in some cultures, bargaining is the norm…

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You’ve got a reputation for being the best coder/editor/mechanic/whatever, but it amounts to little if you don’t work well with others. Some of the most important professional skills for workers and employers alike simply can’t be taught in a classroom or measured on paper. These traits are …

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Many companies are using pay cuts as an alternative to layoffs. But before you agree to a reduced salary, get answers to these essential questions.

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Looking for online classes to sharpen your skills? You’ve got plenty of company. In late April 2020, online learning platform Udemy reported a 425% increase in enrollments among consumers since the first COVID-19 shelter-in-place requirements began in late March. Many online learning sites a…

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Getting demoted is never in anyone’s career plan. We talk a lot about climbing the ladder at work, and for good reason: In an ideal world your career would follow an upward trajectory, where you’d get one promotion after another, rising up all the way to the C-suite—with a handsome paycheck …

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You have likely heard the term conflict of interest—perhaps there is even a glancing reference to it in your employee handbook—though you probably thought this unethical practice could not apply to you. The reality is, nearly everyone can make this mistake. Basically, a conflict of interest …

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Work-life balance is something many workers struggle to achieve. Between long work hours and your commute, it can be hard to find time for family, friends, and everything else you enjoy. That’s where part-time jobs come into play. Part-time jobs are great for work-life balance, not just beca…

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Manufacturing has always been a great place to kick-start your career, especially if you don't have a four-year degree. When the novel coronavirus landed, it greatly affected the way consumers shop, work, and, well, live, causing an influx of warehouse jobs to meet the demands put on online …

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Personal pronouns are probably things you never give a second thought, especially if you are someone who identifies as a cisgender male or female. You are either a he or a she, a him or a her. But as we know, every individual’s gender identity is personal, and it may not always conform to ot…

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With demonstrations around the country entering their second week, George Floyd’s death has touched off the largest U.S. protest movement since the 1960s. If the recent protests have you eager to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of race in our country, we’ve put together a rea…

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You know those "Best Boss Ever" mugs? Those don't come easy. Being a good boss isn’t just about delivering results or even producing award-winning work (although that’s nice too!). All the best bosses know it’s also about hitting an important corporate goal: employee retention. And for the p…

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It's taken a good, long while, but many companies are finally understand that employing a diverse workforce is not only the right thing to do, it's also makes common business sense. But good intentions are one thing. Actually hiring and promoting men and women with varied racial and ethnic b…

The country may be in the process of reopening, but the COVID-19 outbreak is far from over. Projections from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation show deaths from the virus continuing to climb through the summer, while several states may experience increased infection rates even a…

New college graduates going on industry job interviews for the first time might pass the interview with flying colors, only to get tripped up at the end – when the interviewer asks for a few work references. Where are students who might not have ever had a “real” job before supposed to get r…

Think the interview is the first step to landing your next job? Think again. Most jobs start with a phone call; either with a recruiter, HR manager, or hiring manager—and sometimes, all three. So before you’ve chosen your interview outfit or practiced your handshake, you’ll need to practice …

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Couldn't make it to SIA's Executive Forum this year—or want a recap? From recession predictions to the impact of the human cloud on the staffing industry, here are the most buzz-worthy topics talked about at this year's premiere executive staffing conference.

We just had our 100th month of continued job growth. That makes for a job market in which the best candidates have several options, and recruiters have to work double-time to turn the tide in their favor. The challenge is with so many digital moving parts to most recruiting strategies – emai…

It’s a weird time in the job market right now. You probably already know about the record low unemployment and the strong labor market if you’re a recruiter, but the bottom line is there are far fewer unemployed people seeking work than roles to fill. Or put another way, most of the top tale…

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