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    Restaurant Apprenticeships

    Restaurant Apprenticeships
    Jamie Popp | Monster Contributing Writer On-the-Job Training Provides Invaluable Industry Experience Graduating from a recognized culinary school isn't necessarily the only path to landing your dream job as a chef in a posh restaurant. Apprenticeships are another option to help you break into the restaurant industry - and they don't require spending a lot of cash for an advanced ...
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    Stalk Your Way to a New Job

    Stalk Your Way to a New Job
    The internet has made stalkers out of all of us. You know exactly what I'm talking about. But instead of stalking your ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend, consider using your newfound detective skills for more productive (i.e. less emotionally jarring) purposes, like snagging the job of your dreams. Interested in a company and need to find a person to contact? Google away. Trying ...
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    How to Survive Culinary School

    Succeeding in culinary school is more than just being a good student I can't think of many fields of work that are more fun, dynamic, and fascinating than culinary work, so I certainly don't want to scare anyone away, but culinary school is a meat grinder. I started school with around 45 people in my class and graduated with about ...
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    How to Change Careers Without Going Broke

    How to Change Careers Without Going Broke
    Is money keeping you from changing careers? If you’re like most would-be career changers, various money fears are keeping you stuck in your current position. The thing about money is that it holds so many layers of meaning for so many of you. People let money hold power over them. It keeps people from making decisions—big and small—because of preconceived faulty ...
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    What's Wrong With Personal References?

    What's Wrong With Personal References?
    How could your sixth-grade teacher, next-door neighbor, or golfing buddy comment on your management style, responsibilities or the quality of your performance on the job? The answer: They can't. Often, job seekers think a "personal" reference is someone they've worked with who also happens to be a personal friend. In my book, that's a business or professional reference because of the ...
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    6 Reasons to Run From a Job Interview

    6 Reasons to Run From a Job Interview
    Job seekers have issues to keep them up at night. They worry that the beautifully crafted cover letters they're sending off won't be read and that plum jobs will go to less deserving candidates. They worry that their résumés don't showcase their shining accomplishments well enough to command the six-figure offers they're hoping for. If they're job hunting while working, they ...
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    Make-or-Break Interview Mistakes

    Make-or-Break Interview Mistakes
    Some people go into human resources thinking that it's like social work. Here's a news flash for anyone who thinks in those terms: If you're the kind of person who wants to adopt every stray kitten and advise every needy person you meet, you may want to find a different profession. The plain truth is that HR people have limits on ...
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    Honesty Always Best Policy When Writing Up Your Resume

    Honesty Always Best Policy When Writing Up Your Resume
    Fibbing on your resume is a really bad idea. First, you probably will be found out by the army of commercial background screeners that employers deploy to scour resumes, check criminal records and pull credit histories. Plus, you don't need to. Many bosses are pretty forgiving if you come clean about a minor brush with the law or a supervisor so ...
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    15 Stupidest Ways to Lose Your Job

    Sometimes, a person will lose their job through no fault of their own. The whims of a psychotic boss, an economy in shambles, or a simple misunderstanding lead an otherwise satisfactory employee to the chopping block. Other times, a person will lose their job because they have done something so incredibly foolish, you wonder how they ever got the job ...
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    Hospitality Opportunities for Older Workers

    Hospitality Opportunities for Older Workers
    If you're an older worker seeking an industry that values your work and life experience while offering flexible hours, perks and an abundance of opportunities, give some serious thought to working in hospitality. "The lodging industry is bouncing back," says Fred DeMicco, PhD, professor at the University of Delaware, Department of Hotel and Restaurant Management. "The restaurant industry will need to ...
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    Resume Dilemma: No Degree

    Resume Dilemma: No Degree
    Are your fellow job seekers leaving you in the dust, nabbing the great jobs because they have educational credentials that you lack? Follow these tips to put your best foot forward on your resume and compete with others who have more impressive educational backgrounds. h4. Emphasize Your Strongest Credentials Think about why an employer should hire you out of all the ...
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    Resume Dilemma: I'm Overqualified

    Resume Dilemma: I'm Overqualified
    Six months ago, you were laid off from your executive job by a company that's now six feet under. You've sent out 800 resumes, done one interview, received zero offers. You blew through the severance pay in two months, the COBRA health insurance is gone and your unemployment benefits are about to expire. You find yourself looking lower and lower on ...
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    Essential Resume Tips for the Career Changer

    Essential Resume Tips for the Career Changer
    In a competitive job market, it's hard enough for job seekers on a steady career path to get their resumes noticed. If you are pursuing a new direction, it's all that much more difficult to convince hiring managers to take a chance on you. A common mistake career changers make is to use the same resumes that worked in their previous ...
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    How to Get a New Job

    How to Get a New Job
    No one said that finding a new job was easy. But if your work has become as exciting as a cheese sandwich and you have to drag yourself out of bed each morning, it’s time for a new challenge. We asked three experts how to find a new job that will stop work being a chore. *1. What do you want?* ...
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    Lying on Your Resume: What Are the Consequences?

    Lying on Your Resume: What Are the Consequences?
    When a woman we'll call Mary was offered a high-level student-services position at a prestigious college, she was thrilled to accept. But two years later, Mary was fired despite strong performance reviews and a reputation as a rising star at the college. The reason? She lied on her resume - and got caught. An HR initiative requiring employees to furnish college ...
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    10 Signs the Recession is Over

    1. The National Restaurant Association Predicts Record Profits for 2010 Yup. That's right. Record profits for 2010. In their newly released 2010 forecast, the National Restaurant Association predicts that 2010 will be the best of the last three years, seeing a profit of $580 billion and a 2.5% increase in sales over 2009. While that's good news for us restaurant industry ...
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    4 Career Lessons from American Olympians

    Lindsey Vonn: Don’t Stop When it Starts to Hurt Lindsey Vonn is the first American woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic downhill skiing. A contender in Torino in 2006, Vonn suffered a terrible crash that sent her to the hospital. She left with pain arching through her legs and back but still competed in five events. She didn’t ...
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    Want a Chance to Win $500 Just for Using Chef's Blade?

    Frequently Asked Questions: Chef's Blade's Spring Is Greener Promotion Do I need to register more than once? No How do I increase my odds of winning? Simply sign into your Chef's Blade account once a day through March 31, 2010 to be entered again to win. If you allow your browser to save your log-in information, you will need to click ...
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    10 Ways to Make Yourself Unfireable

    Don't just stand there, basking in your continued employment... Phew. You survived the culling. Or maybe your restaurant has managed to avoid a mass layoff. Either way, you're one of the lucky ones. Unlike so many of your friends and family, you won’t have to deal with the unemployment office or cancel your cable -- yet. But instead of sipping ...