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7 Tips: How To Write a Template Cover Letter

There are mixed messages in the value of a cover letter. In one instance, a recruiter proclaims, "Never waste your time on a cover letter. I never read them," while in the next instance, in an equally insistent manner, a hiring decision maker says, "Always write an introductory letter to ...

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6 Ways You’re Damaging Your Career – And How To Avoid Them

1. Waiting until you have "time" before you reshape your resume story. A resume needs to be fit, and as you add weeks, months and years of new experience to your career body, your resume becomes overweight and out of shape. Routinely (yearly is ideal), you must take time to trim and ton...

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Quit Your Job Search Over the Holidays

With holiday parties, week-long vacations, and year-end reports, the holiday season is a busy time of year for employers. Regardless of the hustle and bustle, the holiday months don’t keep employers from hiring new employees. According to JOLTS, there were 4,578,000 million hires in D...

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Glassdoor Employee Spotlight: Madelyn Ligtenberg, SMB Account Executive

Welcome to our second feature in the Glassdoor Employee Spotlight series where we ask our employees about what life Inside Glassdoor is like for them. We want to give you the ability to hear from employees in varying roles at our company why they chose to work here and what get’s them ex...

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Why Investing in Best Places to Work is Good for More than Morale

Do happy employees make for happy stock returns? In the case of the firms honored in Glassdoor’s most recent “Best Places to Work” list, that appears to be true. Our analysis of the data underlying the rankings found that on average, the year-to-date stock return for the 27 large ...

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Top Reasons Why Working for a Best Place to Work Can Help Your Career

Working for a Best Place to Work isn’t only going to keep you satisfied, but it can boost your career as well. While a great company is usually defined by its culture, having that name on your resume will undoubtedly enhance your brand. “If you have two applicants and everything...

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5 Tips to Land a Job at a Glassdoor Best Place to Work

All jobs aren’t created equal, nor are the companies that provide them. In a perfect world, everyone would love their employer and stay there for their entire career. In the real world, many people get stuck in dead end jobs thanks to the company they work for. But it doesn’t have t...

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Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award Winners Revealed: Google #1 Best Place To Work In 2015

We’re proud to announce the winners of the seventh annual Glassdoor 2015 Employees’ Choice Awards, honoring the Best Places to Work across the U.S. and new this year, the UK, too. This year, after making our 50 Best Places to Work (U.S.) list every year for the past six years, Googl...

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5 Tips For Finding A Part-Time Gig

Is working full-time not cutting it? Are you trying to find extra work for the holidays? You’re not alone, as many people are looking for ways to make additional income during the holiday season. According to CareerBuilder, one in four employers plan to hire seasonal workers this year...

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5 Things To Say in Your Interview Follow-Up Letter

Following up in writing after a job interview may seem like an easy task. However, after the "Dear Mr./Ms. Nickels" salutation, uncertainty often prevails. What exactly should I say? While thanking the interviewer for his or her time obviously is important, being to the point with su...