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How to Prepare a Basic Résumé
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There are as many kinds of résumés as there are jobs. Use a style that matches your personality and career objectives.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
Envelopes
Postage Stamps
Computers
Printers
résumé software
Laser Printers
résumé paper

Choose one or two fonts at most, and avoid underlined, boldfaced and italic text. Many


How to Ask for a Raise
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Before you ask for a raise, consider whether you merit a raise and whether your company is in a position to give you one. If so, then choose your moment and your methods to ask for a raise very carefully.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things You'll Need
Calculators
Personal Organizers
Spiral Notebooks

Evaluate your worth. Make a list of your accomplishments, skill


How to Handle an Interview at Lunch
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In some ways easier, in some ways a little trickier, a successful lunch interview will depend on your best table manners combined with your professional expertise.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things You'll Need
Briefcases
Bonded Paper
Personal Organizers
Spiral Notebooks
résumé software

Follow general interview rules. Appear on time, wear proper clothes a


How to Manage Your Time
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Computers and the Internet were supposed to make life easier; instead, people are busier than ever. Whether you are single or juggling family responsibilities, learn to manage your time to get as much as you can out of each day.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things You'll Need
Address Books
Palm Handheld Organizers
Wall Calendars
Personal Organizers
Schedule Management Software<

How to Find a Story as a Reporter
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To stay ahead of the pack, a reporter constantly needs to be on the lookout for compelling stories.Difficulty:Moderately ChallengingInstructions Things You'll Need
Briefcases
Address Books
Dictionaries
File Cabinets
Magazine Subscriptions
Newspaper Subscriptions
Laptop Computer
Word-processing Software
Cellular Phones

Read everything you can get yo


How to Write a Lead
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A lead is the first sentence of a news article. An effective lead draws readers in and makes them want to read more.Difficulty:Moderately ChallengingInstructions Things You'll Need
Dictionaries
Thesauri
Writing Style Manuals
Cassette Tape Recorders
Spiral Notebooks
Computers
Word-processing Software

Think about how you would interest your best friend in


How to Become an Online Reporter
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Online writing requires skills that the print writer may not be familiar with.Difficulty:ChallengingInstructions Things You'll Need
Dictionaries
Thesauri

Become proficient on the Internet. Learn about different search engines, how to attach Word documents to e-mail and how to look up a URL.
Look at examples of online writing to get a sense of online style, which emp


How to Find a Modeling Job
Careers & Job Searching
In order to have a modeling career, you've got to find work. While modeling agencies find the work for their models, freelancers have to do things on their own. If you are an aspiring model or are already working as a freelance model, you will have to promote yourself and land jobs on your own. There are many resources that can help you get work.Difficulty:ChallengingInstructions Things You'll

How to Put Together a Modeling Portfolio
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When it comes to modeling, your portfolio serves as your resume and showcases your body of work. Whether you are signed to an agency or are a freelance model, putting together your portfolio is one of the most important aspects of your career.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things You'll Need
Photographer(s)
Outfits and Accessories
Portfolio Case
Photos
Portfolios

How to Find a Modeling Agent

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The first step to becoming a model is finding an agency. Choose carefully in order to start off on the right foot.Difficulty:ChallengingInstructions Things You'll Need
Fashionable Clothes
Fashionable Shoes
Modeling Agency Guide
Makeup Kits
Fashion Magazines
Career Counseling

Shop AroundLook up modeling agencies in your area and then visit each one personall


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