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Glassdoor’s Top 25 Universities To Work For (2014)

Colleges are no strangers to competition: students compete to get in, there are countless college sports team rivalries, and there are annual rankings pitting university against university. With these annual rankings, prospective students can make better decisions about where to attend, bu...

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Steps Down; Former HP CEO Mark Hurd And Safra Catz Named CEOs

Today Larry Ellison, founder and CEO of Oracle is stepping down as CEO. According to the Wall Street Journal, Ellison, who recently turned 70 years old, is turning over Oracle to two of his deputies, Mark Hurd and Safra Catz. The two have shared power as Oracle's presidents since 2010, whe...

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4 Tips In Creating The Best Video Interview Environment

Have you had a video interview? If you have not been in a video interview yet, just wait. This could be done via Skype, Google Hangouts, or a variety of other platforms. The key to a successful video interview is to look and, more importantly, sound your best. 1. Room Selection The room...

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6 Steps to Reach Job Search Zen

Anyone who says they are 100 percent satisfied with their job in many cases is either being dishonest or their boss is standing nearby. Anyone who says they are zero percent satisfied, on the other hand, can most probably be believed and really should be looking for another employer. ...

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5 Ways To Juggle Work And Young Children

In the UK, most children went back to school last week. For most parents, waving your child off to school or kindergarten for the first time is a big deal. There will undoubtedly be a flood of emotions – loss, how quickly they’ve grown, pride, relief (come on, admit it, it’s there). ...

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10 Job Interview Questions You Don’t Have to Answer

During job interviews, employers want to learn everything they possibly can about the people they interview. However, sometimes their questions can cross the line and promote discriminatory hiring processes. There are a number of reasons job seekers should be aware of the types of quest...

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How To Land A Telecommuting Job

Telecommuting jobs are becoming more common place, giving job seekers more opportunities to find employment outside of their location. According to Global Workplace Analytics, the workplace research company, teleworking increased nearly 80% from 2005 to 2012.  The reasons why companies...

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Glassdoor’s Top 10 Companies for Career Opportunities for High School Grads

With nearly one in three (31%) U.S. high school grads unemployed (of those not enrolled in college) and college tuition continuing to rise, where can Americans with a high school diploma turn to find work that also offers them great career advancement opportunities? To help, Glassdoor has ...

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How To Get Fired Before You Even Start (Part 1)

Did you know that you were fired from jobs that you were unaware of?  Believe or not, it's true and all due to your online presence, or lack thereof. Recruiters are always on the hunt for new talent and the internet is a prime resource. If they are looking for someone with your skillset a...

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4 Tips To “Manage” A Younger Boss

It’s well documented that the workforce is “greying” and getting older. In the UK, it's estimated a third of workers will be older than 50 by 2020. This poses a range of challenges for employers, from managing the health needs of these older workers, to how to retain and motivat...