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4 Ways to Ask For a Flexible Work Schedule

A decade ago flexible working was considered something of a perk. Nowadays, with smartphones, tablets and laptops, more and more of us manage to carve out arrangements that allow us to work flexibly in some shape or form. This might mean working one day per week from home, staggering...

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How To Job Hop Without Hurting Your Career

Job hopping is a way of life for many professionals, especially millennials who balk at the notion of staying with one company for their entire career.  While moving from one job to the next to get ahead is acceptable, particularly for younger workers, it’s how you do the jumping that m...

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3 Tips to Beat the Job Search Obstacle Course

Elite athletes will tell you that training and conditioning along with determination to finish are the essential components to winning any competition. The successful job search requires no less of a commitment. Here are just a few of the obstacles job seekers face every day and some ti...

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VIDEO: Why San Jose, CA Employees Love Working in the #1 City for Employee Satisfaction

For the second year in a row, San Jose, CA topped Glassdoor’s Employment Satisfaction Report Card by City (2014). Based on local employee feedback shared on Glassdoor over the past 12 months, San Jose, CA ranks #1 for overall employment satisfaction. But, what makes San Jose employees so...

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San Jose, CA #1 City for Employee Satisfaction; Glassdoor’s Employment Satisfaction Report Card by City (2014)

Where in the U.S. will you find the most satisfied employees? And what makes them so satisfied in their jobs? For job seekers looking to relocate or launch their career, Glassdoor has released its second annual Employment Satisfaction Report Card by City (2014), offering a comparison by c...

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The Gender Gap: Why Women Negotiate Differently than Men

Recent news stories have focused on the persistent differential between the salaries paid to men and women for similar work.  Such stories are often accompanied by calls for legislation to remedy the disparities.  While we do not dispute the presence of sexism in corporate and institutio...

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Top 25 Toughest Interview Questions (2014) – UK Edition

With more people across the UK finding work and competing for new opportunities, the jobs market is big news. And let’s not forget that with hundreds of thousands of students set to graduate this summer, recruiters are going to be busy. So what should UK job seekers expect when it comes ...

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4 Tips to Stand Out as a ‘Cross-Functional’ Job Seeker

Today's job seekers must go above and beyond to stand out to employers if they want to land a job. Having a competitive advantage in the workforce requires job seekers to understand what skills are in demand by employers and how they can become easily trained upon being hired. One th...

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How to Network with the Right Recruiter

If you are out of work or, simply open to new opportunities, and you meet a recruiter: DO NOT start pitching your resume to them. Why? You might be wasting each other’s time! Just because someone is a recruiter doesn’t mean they are in a position to help you. For example, back in the d...

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4 Signs You Chose the Right Job

Finding a career that you’re passionate about can be incredibly difficult. In the world today, there are twice as many disengaged, unhappy workers than there are people who love their jobs. There are so many factors that people worry about when looking for employment that they often ...