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Career Enlightenment is the award-winning career blog from the author of “Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies”, Joshua Waldman.

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How to Write an Excellent Cover Letter

Many employees fail to understand the amazing benefits that an excellent cover letter could bring them. Unfortunately, this lack of understanding will cause them to “miss” many job opportunities. When you apply for a job post, you first send your resume, and along...

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Why One Bad Job Shouldn’t Ruin Your Resume

Writing a resume is all about selling yourself and highlighting the best bits of your career. But what happens when you have a bad job under your belt, perhaps a short-term disaster you walked away from, or a role where your manager never let you do anything? Don’t...

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Find Your Career Icon for 2018

If there’s one sure-fire way to get you fired up about your career in 2018, it’s identifying an icon or role model you can look up to and learn from. Though it helps to have real-life mentors – people in the workplace you can meet for coffee or have a formal...

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Are Video Resumes the Way to Go?

The job search is probably the ultimate place where, as the saying goes, “everybody is standing, but you need to stand out.” For increasing numbers of job seekers, the way to stand out is with a video resume. A video resume is a short digital video that serves as a...

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How Compensation Decisions Are Made

Understanding how employers make compensation decisions is critical if you want to be effective in negotiating your own compensation package. Compensation has been very much in the news during the past year.  From the fervor over a $15.00 per hour minimum wage to...

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