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Top 5 blog posts of 2011

I know I’m a little late in posting this, but I wanted to share with you our top 5 most popular blog posts of 2011: 1. Who needs an apostrophe anyway? 2. Hotmail and Yahoo email deemed uncool? 3. No jerks and divas policy 4. Guest post: Know the Difference Between HR and Hiring Managers Before Job-Searching 5. Social media problems   Thank you to all of our loyal readers! I hope that you’ll continue to read and participate in this blog throughout 2012! If you are interested in guest posting, please email me at amanda.haddaway@gmail.com with your suggested topic and a link to your online resume or LinkedIn...

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Have trouble writing cover letters? Help is here.

Over the years, I’ve been asked to assist friends with countless resumes and cover letters. Some people think that cover letters aren’t necessary any more, but I disagree. I think the cover letter gives the job seeker a chance to show that they are willing to go above and beyond in their job search. It also provides a great opportunity to highlight some items that may or may not be contained in the resume. I came across this article on writing cover letters and it provides some great tips. If you’re struggling with writing a cover letter, try the format mentioned in the article and tailor it for each...

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Glowing review for Destination Real World: Success after Graduation

I am thrilled that my book just received this review on Amazon: “This book is really relevant and important for young professionals looking for their first career. Amanda Haddaway leverages her own experiences and experts in order to provide the reader with a practical, essential guide to success in the “Real World.” As a workforce development professional as well as an adjunct community college faculty member, I find this guide to be extremely valuable for students and others who need to be “in the know” about success in the workplace and in life! The book bridges a gap that has existed among educators, students and employers. Amanda...

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New book helps college graduates succeed in the real world

I am beyond excited to announce the publication of my first book! The press release follows: In today’s economy, finding and keeping a job can be especially daunting for new college graduates. Employers often report that college hires have textbook learning, but lack some critical life skills that are necessary to be successful over the long haul. Certain soft skills aren’t being taught in the classroom, but are essential to success in the workplace. With the input of several other seasoned professionals, author Amanda K. Haddaway provides 25 tips to help new college graduates navigate through the challenges of finding and keeping their first jobs and living on...

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Let’s celebrate National Email Week!

I just learned that the second week in June is National Email Week. I’m not exactly sure if people are throwing parties, but I thought some tips for email etiquette might be in order. This Wall Street Journal article has some great tips for how to effectively use email at work. Do you have any other tips? Here are my top tips: 1. Proofread! Before you hit the send button, make sure your message is free of spelling and grammatical errors. Spell check is great, but it doesn’t always catch everything. Also, if you write in an angry state of mind, it might be best to save your message to the drafts folder and go back to it once you’ve cooled down. 2. If...

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How Marketers Can Use QR Codes and QR Code Readers

I was featured as a guest blogger on Learn About’s blog. Check out my post about how marketers can use QR codes: http://learnaboutus.com/marketers-qr-codes-qr-code-readers.html

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