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Marie Larsen

Marie is a writer for Recruiter.com covering career advice, recruitment topics, and HR issues. She has an educational background in languages and literature as well as corporate experience in Human Resources.

Transition: When a Job Turns into your Career

You have been with a job for over five years, and you know all the ins-and-outs. The business model is becoming clear: You can start to see avenues of growth for your company that it's not using and, now, you're getting frustrated that your ideas are going unnoticed. Every day, you go to work proud of what you accomplish, even if the job isn't in the field you always thought you would work...

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Social Media Responsibility 101

In this day and age, social media has become more important to our daily lives than ever. Every morning check of Facebook has become as routine as breakfast and coffee and with the ever increasing level of ease in using this type of media through our phones, music players and even cars. There is no doubt of its immersion into our daily lives. This comes with a price, however, that many do not...

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3 Benefits of Choosing a Sales Job

We're living in a day and age when good jobs are hard to find. For this reason, it's definitely important to consider positions that make the most of all of your skills. If you happen to have a strong background in sales and you haven't been at least considering applying for positions where that might be an asset, you could be missing out on a wealth of opportunity. Let's take a closer...

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How to Prepare for an Interview

The interview process is one of the most terrifying and necessary things a person can do and will do to themselves at least once in a lifetime. No matter how menial the job, there is almost always a moment where someone sits you down and asks you a few questions. For those in the professional setting, this means getting dressed up, making sure you look like you're well put together and not...

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A Look into Outsourcing Benefits

Benefits administration can be a tasking ordeal for any HR department. From the first point of contact, simply sending in revisions to current benefit plans, adding dependents and removing features can eat into your productivity. What you might not know is that not only does keeping your benefits administration in house take up time and precious resources, but it also affects your total cost...

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Quitting Gracefully

Quitting a job is never as fun as it seems like it will be. Despite fantasies of a dramatic exit where you verbally scorn everyone who you feel has wronged you, in most cases leaving a job is a lot more stressful and difficult than it can seem. The trick, everyone knows they need to know but no one seems exactly how to do, is to leave gracefully. Burning bridges is always the worst option, but...

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3 Tough Job Interview Questions Every Job Seeker Should Have an Answer For

Finding good options for good-paying work in these trying economic times is hard enough. However, some would argue that preparing for today's job interviews is even tougher. Job interviews are notorious for being peppered with verbal traps for interviewees to fall into. Tough questions abound, your answers to which could make or break whether or not you're actually seriously considered....

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How to Effectively Present your Emailed Resume

In today's market it is quite common for prospective employers to accept applications and resumes online rather than having them mailed or delivered in person. It is important that you present your resume effectively in order to catch the attention of the recruiter or hiring manager and encourage him/her to seek more information about you. It is critical that you pay attention to not only...

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4 Signs it's Time to Quit your Job

These are tough economic times we're living in and jobs are in short supply, so it can be especially difficult to find yourself in a position where you are unhappy to the point of thinking about quitting. If you quit, you might not be able to find another position quickly enough or the next place could be even worse. However, staying could present just as much of a dilemma given the...

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How to Create a Professional Resume

The resume that you offer prospective employers is not just a record of your educational and employment history, interests, accolades, and talents. This document is a crucial first impression that will be made to those people that you hope will hire you. This means that if you are not presenting a polished, effective professional resume, you can't expect to get very far in the hiring process....

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3 Ways to Prepare for an Interview

It is rarely easy to get a job, particularly if the position is in high demand—which it is likely that the position for which you are applying is or you wouldn't want it. If you want to truly stand out from the other applicants and demonstrate yourself as the most desirable candidate, you need to dedicate yourself to your preparation. Really impressing your prospective employer starts with...

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Putting your Best Foot Forward on your Resume

So if you've been following us for quite some time, then you will already be aware of the fact that you should never use a functional resume and always stick with the chronological-style resume.  The question becomes, what is the best way to present the facts to an employer that will set you apart from your competition? There is no one answer to this question, as recruiters differ and so do...

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