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Whether you’re launching a job search, asking for a raise, updating your resume, or climbing the ranks, expert advice and tools are always welcome. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the most useful resource list and compiled a cheat sheet from around the web to make it all easier. Use them to find employment --
No matter if you're about to create your first resume or your fifth, you probably have a bunch of questions floating through your mind -- It's enough to make your head spin. iVillage went to the experts and asked them what really matters on your resume.
If you want the promotion (or that new job), you first have to nail your elevator pitch
When you’re trying to get ahead in your career, it’s the little things that count. Here are 5 ways you may be hurting your image at the office. If you want to brand yourself as an assertive leader, you must stop these bad habits. What better time than during career week?.
Experts give tips and answer the most common questions about writing the perfect resume and how to get an interview

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Writing a cover letter can be just excruciating -- it's hard to find the right formula. Our experts answer your questions about crafting an effective cover letter.
Hemlines yo-yo and shoe trends are fleeting, so stock your closet with work-wardrobe essentials that never go out of style.
The quests for love and job hunting aren't really that different: You've got to put your best foot forward, patiently wait for emails and get as many details on Google as you can.
From Dynasty to Designing Women, we've rounded up the 12 most iconic business suits for women through the decades. Here's to hoping that in 2013 we've officially retired shoulder pads and pinstripes.
Finding a mentor can be a powerful tool in your career arsenal -- whether you’re new to the working world or already well-established in your industry. Here are five different types of mentors you should choose from
It's the career buzzword you hear all the time: Networking. But what exactly does job networking mean?
Are you waiting for your employer to offer you a raise? You shouldn't be. Even if they do offer you one, it's likely to lead to you making a compromise and agreeing to terms you're not happy with. To get the raise that your value to the organization deserves, you should request a raise yourself, so that
Before you negotiate, know your worth and what you can bring to the table.
The award-winning and trailblazing CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo weighs in on the Sheryl Sandberg Lean In controversy and reveals her biggest career risk.
From working part-time to volunteering, these tips could get you your next full-time job.
A Jobvite social recruiting survey revealed that 92 percent of recruiters and Human Resources professionals use social media as part of their recruiting strategy. Why Not Try a Social Media Job Search?
How does your happiness on the job stack up with other working women? Read the results of our “Take Charge of Your Career Week” survey results to find out.
Some of the women we admire the most share the biggest risks they've taken and the best career advice they've ever received.
Work life balance is seen by many to be the Holy Grail. We have so much that we need to pack in to seemingly less and less hours. So here are some ideas that might prompt us to make things easier for ourselves.
There is a passion inside all of us -- a fire that keeps us going despite barriers and challenges, a fire that makes everything seem awesome and worth it, a fire that makes us achieve our unique potential. Problem is, many of us don’t know what that passion is and live lives that are not as fulfilling as they can
You can pick your friends, but you often have little say about who’s sitting in the next cubicle or across the conference table (trying to sabotage your presentation). Fortunately, there are ways to deal without compromising yourself
Studies show just two percent of us can handle multitasking, yet we keep trying -- and failing
From Melanie Griffith to Anne Hathaway, there have been countless women in movies taking on strong career roles. A look back at some of our favorite career women
If you’re lacking in job satisfaction it could be time to consider something new. Take our quiz to find out if you’re ready for a career change.
Google yourself regularly and edit your online brand to support your job-search efforts.
You may think it’s just all fun and games for our furry friends, but some pets work very hard for their kibbles.
When you’re working a full-time job – or looking for one – it can be hard to find time to practice the skills that can get to the next level of your career. Luckily, there are lots of fun ways to improve your position outside of the office. Here are three unconventional ways to improve public speaking
Changing careers is much more challenging than changing jobs within the same profession. Here’s what you do to make sure the transition is as smooth as possible
We spend more than a third of our waking hours at work -- more, probably, if we’re young and energetic and looking to get a leg up on that career ladder. So it's not the weirdest place for love - or lust - to take root. But before you turn a professional relationship personal, consider these things we wish
What do the food truck owner, emergency radio dispatcher and music professor have in common? They all love what they do! Find out what it takes to get a kick-ass career like theirs.
Three exercises to help you evaluate what you really want out of your career at any stage.
If bad taste was an HR violation, these characters would be fired asap! Learn what not to do from their inappropriate get ups.
Going back to work after baby? Read how successful career women -- from Giuliana Rancic to Jennifer Garner -- handled the transition.
Think your job doesn't sound interesting enough when you describe it? Ask your kids! We asked moms to ask their kids what they think Mommy does at work. Here are their hilarious responses.

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