A Day in the Life: Project Manager for Interior Design Firm

9:00 AM: Arrive at office. Review messages from clients and vendors. Check schedule for meetings and top priorities. Sort through paperwork and yesterday’s mail.

10:00 AM: Contact vendors regarding status of outstanding orders. Check availability on fabrics head designer has …

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6 Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Should Avoid

There is some truth to the old adage, “a mistake is just an opportunity for growth and learning.” A minor error can usually be seen as a lesson on what not to do, so don’t be afraid to mess up now and …

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A Day in the Life: Assistant Brand Manager

Interested in brand management? Take a look at a typical day in the life of an assistant brand management… and get ready for a lot of meetings.

8:30 AM: Get into work. Listen to voice mails. Check e-mails. Look over …

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A Day in the Life of a Foundation Officer

Perhaps the most prestigious job in the philanthropic giving world is that of a foundation officer, also known as a program officer. At the largest foundations, program officers are the elite, intellectual powerhouses behind philanthropy in America and the world. …

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A Day in the Life: Fashion Buyer (Dress Buyer)

Sylvia Dundon, Dress Buyer, Victoria’s Secret Catalog

Sylvia Dundon graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a BA in Marketing (concentration Merchandising Management) and an AAS. Buying and Merchandising in December 1998. It took two years to obtain her …

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A Day in the Life: Product Manager

Below is a typical day in the life for Henry Leon, 24, a product manager at L’Oreal. Henry manages the production of Revitalift and Age Perfect creams.

9:00 AM: I tend to get in around nine and get my computer …

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What’s the Number One Skill Employers Seek?

Figuring out how to stand out in a pool of candidates—especially when you are applying without a referral—is one of the most stressful aspects of a job search. So, what do employers really want, especially when hiring new grads? The …

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5 Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid so Your Job Application Stands Out

A cover letter isn't a mere formality—those in charge of hiring actually read them. And if your cover letter isn’t up to snuff, your application may head straight to the reject pile. Here are 5 cover letter mistakes to avoid so that your …

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Selling Yourself in Your Cover Letter

Ah, advertisers. They try to suck us in within a matter of seconds. Sound familiar? Hiring managers typically spend less than 30 seconds reviewing a cover letter or resume—unless it grabs their attention enough so that they read on. The …

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7 Ways To Find Job Openings Without Using Job Boards

Spending most of your job-search time on job boards is an addictive, time suck spiral. And this is how it starts: The enticing idea of sending your credentials online to instantly receive an interview appeals to your sense of wanting immediate …

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