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Boots Employees Share What It’s Really Like To Work Here

The pharmacy chain Boots, with which the U.S. chain Walgreens recently announced a full-scale merger, was founded in Nottingham in 1849. In 2006, the Boots Company PLC merged with Alliance UniChem PLC to form Alliance Boots. The company has become a High Street stalwart, but what do people...

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Introducing the Inside Glassdoor Blog Series

Will Staney is Glassdoor’s Head Talent Warrior, leading our recruiting efforts as Glassdoor continues to expand globally.  I’m very happy to introduce our “Inside Glassdoor” blog series. We thought it was time to give you an inside look into what it’s really like to work at t...

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5 Secrets of Likable Job Candidates

Every job seeker knows making a positive first impression is crucial to landing a job. However, many don’t realize how to make the perfect first impression. Regardless of how qualified you are for a position, a hiring manager is going to examine your personality, attitude, and present...

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6 Ways To Spot A Real Leader

Leadership is a strange thing. Those that are meant to have it often don't, while the most unlikely people sometimes do. Most of us have been in situations where the real leader of a team or even a whole organisation, is not the nominal boss. Someone else is. You'll probably recognis...

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These 10 Cool Offices Will Make You Want to Go to Work

Some companies like Google and Facebook come to mind when you think of cool office spaces, but more and more companies are adding their own twists to the traditional workplace with cozy kitchens and complete gyms. These amenities help foster a unique company culture that builds close-knit ...

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Avoid These 7 Deadly Resume Mistakes

Every job seeker knows the importance of writing a quality resume. Quality resumes are error-free, illustrate your accomplishments, and are targeted to the employer. While most job seekers follow these guidelines, there are some mistakes that are easily overlooked when writing a resume....

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3 Steps To Bring Passion With You to Work

A fan questioned Mike Rowe of "Dirty Jobs" on why he said that "follow your passion" was the worst advice he'd ever received. A snippet of Rowe's response follows: "… I would never advise anyone to 'follow their passion' until I understand who they are, what they want, and why they wa...

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2 Tips To Fix Job Burnout Before It’s Too Late

Job burnout can not only hurt your career, it can create serious medical issues if left unchecked. Yet countless employees don’t realize or ignore the signs of job burnout until it is too late. “People get this sort of ironman or woman mentality where they work really hard and refus...

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Big Drop In Redundancy Fears Among UK Employees; Glassdoor UK Employment Confidence Survey (Q3 2014)

Nineteen percent of UK employees are worried about being made redundant, a drop of ten percentage points in the past quarter. Confidence in finding another job is also slowly on the up - 31 percent of employees and those self-employed say they would be able to find a job matched to their e...

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Glassdoor Launches in France

We are delighted to announce that we are introducing our first non-English language site – Glassdoor France (www.glassdoor.fr). Glassdoor France offers more than 100,000 French-based jobs and already 15,000 company reviews and ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions and ...