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Steve Dalton is Senior Associate Director of Career Management Services at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He is the author of The 2-Hour Job Search, released by Random House's Ten Speed Press in 2012.

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Stop Working on Your Resume, Says Research

(7) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 4:58 PM

A recent study by TheLadders suggests you should stop editing your resume as quickly as possible.

For their study, TheLadders asked recruiters to review a stack of resumes while connected to eye tracking software. Their data showed that recruiters spent just six seconds per resume before...

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Harness the Ben Franklin Effect, Boost Your Career

(1) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 10:27 AM

You may know a lot about Benjamin Franklin -- for example, that he invented bifocals, graces the $100 bill, and was born on January 17 -- but you've likely never heard of the Ben Franklin Effect. It's a concept from social psychology which, when properly applied, can strengthen your sales...

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Five Minutes to a Better Job Search in 2014

(1) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 1:00 PM

Searching for a job and an attainable New Year's resolution? The perfect job search resolution can be completed in just five minutes.

The single best job search action you can take in 2014 is this: e-mail someone who has your target job and request a phone call to discuss what...

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Gen Y: You're Not "Entitled," You're Unlucky

(12) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 10:13 PM

I hate hearing the word "entitled" used to describe Gen Y. Twentysomethings have been "entitled" for dozens of years now, yet this particular batch of twentysomethings is the first in decades to encounter an economy unable to fulfill rosier expectations. The face of youth hasn't changed; the economy has. Calling...

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If You Wouldn't Eat Cereal With a Fork, Why Would You Use Social Media for a Job Search?

(4) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 3:13 PM

Chances are in coming days someone will write an article touting the benefits of Snapchat for finding a job.

If you haven't heard of Snapchat it's a photo sharing service that allows users to send photos for a limited time before they are destroyed. How would that help you find...

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