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15 Myths and Misconceptions About Job-Hunting
by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.

How much of a job-hunting expert are you? Read over these 15 myths and misconceptions about job-hunting and see how many of them you believed in and how many you knew were incorrect. Once you know the truths about job-hunting, you should have more job search success -- and less stress.

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Adopting a Long Term Career Plan

The reality is that professionals transition between jobs and careers far more often now, so having a long term career plan is essential. Career seekers who keep busy by scouring the Web for open positions and sending out resumes can get bogged down in the seemingly endless procession of day-to-day tasks that will hopefully land them a job. After a layoff, it's easy for professionals to scramble for something else in their field. Instead, taking a breath to reassess and further develop your long term career plan can inject new energy and purpose into your job search. Here are things to consider about your future as a professional that will help you stick to your chosen career path and succeed.

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Second Acts: Creating the Life You Really Want, Building the Career You Truly Desire

Writers realize that second acts are the hardest to write because stories have to reinvent themselves, and it can be pretty tough for professionals to reinvent their careers, too. Former attorney Stephen Pollan is qualified to create this workbook chock full of exercises for those looking to make major career changes. Second Acts reaffirms the saying that "It's never too late" and provides colorful, inspiring accounts of people who have managed to rise from the ashes of dead careers and transition to promising new ones.

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Q. I am curious about my rights as an AppleOne associate. If for any reason, I don't like the assignment that is offered to me, can I refuse? Or, if I have accepted an assignment and decide while on the job that I do not like it, is there a way I can get out of it?

A. As an AppleOne associate, you have the right to refuse or accept any assignment that is offered to you. If you are considering an assignment, make sure you have a clear understanding of the assignment and what it entails. This way, you and the Account Executive can minimize the chances of the assignment being a bad fit.

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