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3 Ways to Sell Yourself and Get the Job You Want

You know what is the most important skill you can have? Well, I suppose that’s subjective. Let me ask it a different way. When searching for jobs, what is the most important skill you can have? No matter the company or the occupation, the ability to sell is the best talent you can have. ...

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UK Employees Losing A Quarter of Their Annual Leave; Glassdoor UK Annual Leave Survey (2014)

The average UK employee only uses 77% of his or her annual leave per year, while 44% of employees say that they undertake some work while on holiday. Employees in Wales used the most annual leave (86%) and those in Scotland the least (66%). These are the findings of the Glassdoor UK Annua...

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9 in 10 Job Seekers to Search for Jobs via Mobile; Glassdoor State of Mobile Job Search Survey

Last year, Glassdoor’s survey on the Rise of Mobile Job Search looked at how job search behaviors and the overall hiring landscape were changing. We dove in to find out what has changed in just one year. According to a Glassdoor survey1 released today, more job seekers and employees a...

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6 Unconventional Ways To Start Your Cover Letter

After weeks of searching and networking, you've done it. You've found the perfect job for which to apply. Of course, the first thing you want to do is impress the employer. In fact, you want to make such a great first impression they can't turn you down. So what do you do? You wow them ...

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How I Got My Job: Negotiating the Salary You Want

Salary negotiation can be tough. Once you receive a job offer, how do you know if what you’ve been offered is fair? Should you ask for more money? Or, accept the offer as it stands? Meet Ranjan Bonthala. He’s an engineer at Google with a master’s degree in electrical engineering, ...

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3 Ways to Clean Up Your Resume

In Jessica Ann Media's recent article, "How to Avoid Kitsch in Your Content," one of the ways she defined the word," kitsch," was "content that lacks context." She also continued by describing how "content (can become) clutter," an untidy mess if not curated properly. In your career, cr...

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5 Ways to Keep Employers Interested After an Interview

You've just finished a phone interview with an employer. Although you're feeling positive about the interview, the employer said they would only be in touch if they don't find someone more experienced. Feels like a slap in the face, right? If you find yourself in this situation after an...

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Why Not to Ignore Recruiters’ Calls

You may be in your dream job but that doesn’t mean you should blow off the recruiter or executive search consultant if they come calling. Getting inundated with recruiters' calls if you have sought-after skills can be annoying, but you never know when the roles will reverse and you will ...

Royal Bank of Scotland: Employees Reveal What It’s Really Like To Work On The Inside

Royal Bank of Scotland is rarely out of the headlines in the UK, and recently, the big bank made headlines again when the company’s plans to pay 200% bonuses were blocked by the Treasury. But working for an employer in the news so much can pose some challenges. So, what’s it really lik...

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How to Become a Leader at Work

Most of us strive to become leaders. We want to do something great, be respected by our peers, make more money and acquire more responsibility. Overall, we want to make a difference at our job. However, most of us simply don’t know the proper way to gain heightened respect, confidence ...