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5 Damaging Career Moves to Avoid

Careers aren’t made overnight, but a few mistakes can easily derail your career pretty quickly. Whether you’re complacent in your current position, or you’re swept up in office politics, there are many snafus seasoned professionals can run into. “People make a lot of mistakes in...

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Job Seekers: 5 Ways To Go Undercover To Find Your Perfect Job

To find your perfect job, you may have to go undercover. Career coach John Lees, author of How to Get a Job You'll Love says: 'Only about 20 to 30 per cent of jobs are filled by people applying for published vacancies.' It sounds illogical - why would employers hide vacancies? However, ...

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5 Things to Consider Before Telecommuting

Telecommuting seems like the ideal work situation. You can earn an income from the comfort of your home, while avoiding commutes and office politics. Nevertheless, telecommuting is not without its challenges. Before accepting a work-at-home position, here are some things you should consid...

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6 Common Networking Mistakes to Avoid

By now, you’ve probably heard networking is the only way you can advance your career. Because of this, you’ve been sending LinkedIn requests, attending networking events, and even setting up informational interviews. Although you’ve been putting a great amount of time into your ne...

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6 Steps to Changing your Career this Summer

The summer holiday is a chance to relax and recharge your batteries. But it can also be an opportunity to sit back (perhaps on the sun lounger) and spend some time taking stock of your career, ambitions and direction. But “where am I going in my career?” can seem like a huge, intimidat...

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Glassdoor Unveils Benefits Reviews & Ratings

Just half (54%) of U.S. employees say they believe their benefits package is better than what competitors offer, according to a Glassdoor survey. Now, to even further help people everywhere find a job and company they love, Glassdoor has launched Benefits Reviews, a new feature designed to...

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VIDEO: Glassdoor Takes the Guesswork Out of Researching a Company’s Benefits and Perks

How does your benefits package compare to what other employers offer? Not sure? Glassdoor’s new Benefits Reviews feature removes the guesswork out of comparing and researching a company’s benefits and perks, making it easier for job seekers to understand which company is the right f...

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7 Resume Myths That Won’t Get You Hired

When it comes to resumes, most job seekers think they need a cover letter, to fill in any work gaps and include all of their employment history, even if it’s a part-time job during college. Unfortunately all of those moves and more will mean your resume ends up on the rejection heap. ...

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How to Get the Job Before You’re Even Hired

If you've made it as far as getting to the interview stage, you don't want to blow it. Throughout my tenure in the recruiting industry, I have been a silent observer on many interviews. Let me tell you one piece of helpful advice: Do not say that you are ready to start immediately. Ev...

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5 Tips to Clean Up a Toxic Work Situation

You're mired in toxicity at work. You know (and hope!) you will find your way out of this septic maze and into a new, better job. Presently, however, you must endure the mire in order to pay the bills. Toxic environments present themselves differently. They can exist in the form of an o...