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8 Ways to Advance Your Career in a New City

Whether you crave the palm trees of Silicon Valley's San Jose, or the earthy richness of the Midwest's Oklahoma City, you can take the steps to transition your career, and your life to a new city. Recently, Glassdoor published an Employment Satisfaction Report Card by City, and the list is...

5 Things Not To Say During An Interview

Everyone knows how to act on a job interview right? Think again. Even seasoned professionals make mistakes during in-person interviews.  Coming to an interview late or ill prepared are two obvious show stoppers, but even seemingly innocent comments can hurt your chances of landing the job...

3 Questions to Ask After an Interview

The big interview you’ve spent weeks preparing for is finally over. What do you do now? Persistence is key to any job search, which is why job seekers are encouraged to follow up with hiring managers after an interview. There are a variety of ways to follow up with hiring managers....

Glassdoor Goes to Washington, D.C.

Members of Glassdoor’s executive and data teams recently hit the nation’s capital for a series of meetings, including one key meeting hosted by the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Office of the Vice President. The Glassdoor team also met with Vice Presid...

9 Tips to Negotiate Your Starting Salary

How would you like to get a raise before you have the job offer? It is possible, and candidates are doing it right now. Employers are not averse to increasing pay packages to secure the right candidate. If you have the kind of specialist skill or unique experience that employers are des...

8 Ways to Manage Your Manager

Early in my career, I was under two significant misconceptions. I thought that just because someone was my “manager,” that they, knew everything and had to be right about everything. By the time I was working for about five years, I realized that I was dead wrong about both. The truth ...

7 in 10 Employees Value Skills Training More than Degrees; Glassdoor Employment Confidence Survey (Q2 2014)

While 82% of college grads believe having a degree has helped them in their career, the value of an education remains an ongoing national debate. In fact, although most employees believe a degree is important, a majority of employees (72%) believe specialized training to acquire specific s...

Call for Nominations: Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work Awards

Do you love where you work? At the end of 2014, Glassdoor will reveal its seventh annual Employees’ Choice Award Winners, honoring the Best Places to Work. Each year, winners are determined entirely by the people who know these companies best – their employees. If you think your ...

4 Steps to Create Your Career Game Plan

Every job seeker needs to have a well-planned career strategy for the upcoming year. A great way to get yourself focused on your job search is to create a game plan for your career. Your career game plan consists of setting goals, figuring out how you'll accomplish those goals, and crea...

5 Tips to Be Happy at Work

Happiness is a nebulous concept. For many, of course, happiness is about not being at work, especially when there’s the World Cup to get excited about. But, given that we all – or at least most of us – accept the necessity to work to live, what do you need in a job to make you happy?...