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The Top 10 In-Demand Skills for Today’s Workforce

Every employer knows: for every open position, there are hundreds of applicants who could do the job from a technical perspective. But in the 21st Century workforce, that isn’t good enough.

What counts now is the soft skills the recruiter believes you bring to the job – as well as your ability to develop and implement further skills while working. But what skills are most in demand? And how does a young professional develop these skills?   

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The Clone Wars? Top 10 Over-used Buzzwords on LinkedIn

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Do you describe yourself or your work history as “creative”, “organizational”, or “effective”, on your LinkedIn profile? Well, you and 187 million other LinkedIn members had the same idea in 2012 as these words were the top three most overused LinkedIn buzzwords.

Let’s spice up your LinkedIn Profile this year to help you stand out against the crowd online. Read on to see how LinkedIn experts have outlined some advice for creating a better LinkedIn profile in 2013:   

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Top 10 Reasons Your Internship Program Sucks

More companies are engaging interns as an economical resource to increase bandwidth, inject youthful enthusiasm and as a way to “give back” to the community. However, it seems many employers – at least in the eyes of the intern – don’t make the cut in regard to providing a rewarding internship experience; the intern leaves unfulfilled. In today’s “everybody knows everyone” world of social media, this often comes back to haunt these employers. As our friends at Intern Bridge state, 94% of interns will vocalize their experiences through friends and social networking. So, it may be worth a little time   

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Our Very Best: YouTern’s Top 10 Posts of 2012

YouTern Top 10 2012

In 2012, YouTern’s blog, The Savvy Intern, continued to evolve and expand. Thanks to you and our wonderful authors, we’re honored and humbled to have been named to several “Top Blog” lists this year.

More important, whether you’re a regular reader or just discovered us, we sincerely hope you read us as we intend — as a virtual mentor, diverse support group, a collection of amazing advice… and perhaps even as a knowledgeable reference librarian (sans the reading glasses and the “Quiet!” shushes)…   

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Top 10 Sites for Professional Networking Events

More than 80 percent of jobs are filled by referral because employers are more likely to hire you if you have someone who can vouch for you.

In a recent CareerBliss poll asking whether attending networking events is important, 95 percent of the more than 1,800 respondents chose “yes, it’s all about who you know.”

Here are 10 sites that will help you find nearby networking events:   

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