Am I Kidding Myself if I Expect a 10 Percent Raise?

Q. What is the percentage range for raises in public accounting? Is the average really 4 to 5 percent? If I expect 10 percent, am I kidding myself? A. Companies determine their merit budgets for...

Do People Still Move Up Through the Mailroom?

Not too long ago, one of the best ways to break into a company was through the mailroom. In fact, Hollywood power players Michael Ovitz (a top talent manager in the business), Barry Diller...

You Received A Rejection Letter—Now What?

You polish your resume, sharpen your interviewing skills and land an on-campus interview. A few weeks later, you are invited to the corporate offices for a second round of interviews, which you are sure...

Sample Resume: Marketing

Jane James 123 Main St Boston, MA 02101 (123)-456 7890 Email: jane@domain.com OBJECTIVE Obtain marketing / management position in music industry. SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Experienced promotions director for three national web sites focusing on new and upcoming musical acts. All types...

Interview Questions for You to Ask Employers

Interviewing is a two-way street. Obviously, the organization is using the interview process to evaluate you and your credentials to determine if you are a solid fit for the company's needs. But the interview...

Getting the Most out of the Job-Shadowing Experience

Arrive on time and be polite, courteous, and enthusiastic. Show the person you're shadowing how much you appreciate the time and opportunity to learn. Don't be afraid to ask questions, but don't bombard the professional...

Paid Time Off from Work

Employers know their employees need a break once in a while. That's why companies offer paid time off (PTO) in the form of vacation days, holidays, personal leave, and sick leave. The definition of paid...

What to Include on your Internship Resume

Stuck on what to put on your resume? You’d be surprised how much information you can cram in your one page resume. Besides the obvious information such as the quick points about who you are...

Sample Resume: Public Relations

Joe James 123, Main St Boston, MA 02109 (123)-456 7890. Profile Enthusiastic, resourceful, and trainable recent graduate with academic background in communications and internship experience as Communications' Program teachers' assistant. Offer old-fashioned work-ethic and excellent prioritization abilities...
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Creating a Stellar Resume

A good resume can be hard to find; just ask any hiring manager thumbing through stacks of them. To stand apart from the crowd in today's competitive employment market, financial professionals must submit a...

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