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"The secret to a successful interview is being prepared," says Michelle, a recruiter with a top New York City employment agency. No matter how experienced we may be at interviewing, this checklist will help review important points to remember.

Are you miserable at your job (or what you are doing) but go anyway to earn a living? Do you feel you are unable to use your talents and are doing things that are stressful? Do you find yourself in a career rut? Wouldn't you rather be in your ideal income position and go "play" every day?

Your resume needs an update that is, if your resume is like that of most people, its not as good as it could be. The problem is language: Most resumes are a thicket of deadwood words and phrases empty cliches, annoying jargon and recycled buzzwords. Recruiters, HR folks and hiring managers see these terms over and over again, and it makes them sad.

Keep in mind that physical adornments could limit your career potential.Corporate dress code policies have swung to the extreme in recent years. Companies either maintain no guidelines at all or establish such rigid policies that they almost appear to be elaborate pranks.

Most people spend approximately 35 to more than 67 percent of their waking hours working.Being unhappy for so much of the day makes it difficult to enjoy the rest of the waking hours. Think how your life will turn around when you are actually enjoying your "work." In your ideal career you will be doing what you love and be so good at it that you will produce considerable value to earn more than you need.

World's best universities ranked

While studies show that a college degree is a big step toward more wealth and happiness, employers prefer some degrees more than others.

Fifty percent of American workers are unhappy with their current job, according to a 2010 survey conducted by the consulting firm, Mercer. Do you fall into this half? If so, it might be time to make a career change.

Experts agree that in the current employment climate, bad behavior is becoming less and less something employers tolerate and more of a fireable offense. "For every one of you, there are a 100 people lining up to take your job," says Kiki Weingarten, an executive career coach based in New York City. "Employers are more able than ever to be as picky as they want."

The global credit crisis and flat-lining domestic economy have turned this into one of the most challenging times to be looking for a job in recent history. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 14 million people are currently unemployed, about twice as many since the recession started in December 2007.

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