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The Scoop on Summer Jobs

Whether you're looking for summer work for yourself or are trying to help a friend, here are a few good places to start looking:

The American Camp Association hosts a job board for camps across the country. Cool Works:  Jobs in Great Places specializes in postings for seasonal positions at national parks and resorts. Groove Job specializes in part-time and temporary positions.  Check-out their information page for teen job 

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Personality Clashes at Work

It takes all kinds to make a world, and it takes all kinds to make a workplace.  Whether you make lattes at a coffee shop or work out of a corner office in a skyscraper, odds are, at least a few of your co-workers and superiors drive you crazy.

Why these people who are in such great need of help do not seek it is one of many unsolved mysteries.  Until the reasons behind this phenomenon are revealed, the relatively normal ones in the workforce must shoulder the burden of working around those who cannot help themselves.

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Make Your Online Job Search Work For You

Viewing job boards one by one is so yesterday! Discover the new hotness (and convenience) of search agents and aggregators.

An effective job search involves a varied and creative approach.  One of the most over-used approaches to job hunting is submitting resumes online in response to job postings.  While it is possible to get a job using this method, it's important to keep in mind that online job hunting is one of the least effective ways to look for a job.  However, with almost every major company recruiting via online application, it's impossible to 

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Resources for Career Changers: Hand-picked digital and print resources available from NYPL

Choosing a career for the first time or changing careers is often unsettling and exciting. With so many people redefining their career goals, we are constantly bombarded by advice and information about how to make good career choices. Still, many patrons have asked me what I see as the best book or the best resource for career planning. My answer is always: It depends. You need to find the one that works for you.

Here are some favorites of mine and my clients, along with some hints on deciding whether or not these are the right resources for you:


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