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Most Common Interview Questions

When it comes to the interview process, research and preparation for the interview can often times determine your chances of making it to the next step. One of the best ways to get ready for a job interview is to practice your responses to any and all interview questions – even the down...

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5 Job Search Tips Going Out of Style in 2014

During your job search, you're going to receive a lot advice. Some of this advice is going to help you land jobs, while some of it might set you back. Whether it's advice you receive from your mother or even a tip you get from a recruiter, some of it won't guarantee job search success. ...

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3 Rules For Remote Workers

I’ve been working remotely for the past nearly five years. I have a home office, I have a local cafe, I get terrific amounts of work done and I’m far more productive than when I worked in an office day in and day out. Sorry, Marissa Mayer, I get more done outside of an office. Here ar...

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How To Network On Social Media: Part 1

When it comes to networking (really, anywhere but today’s focus is on online) it is best to 1) be seen as either an expert or a person of influence and 2) to surround yourself with experts and people of influence. In this post, I want to demo how to pull that off. In a nutshell, create m...

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2 in 5 Employees Expecting Pay Raises in 2014; Glassdoor Employment Confidence Survey (Q4 2013)

As employees head back to work after the New Year, bigger salaries in 2014 are top of mind, according to Glassdoor’s Q4 2013 Employment Confidence Survey¹. In fact, two in five (42%)  employees expect a pay raise or cost-of-living increase in the next 12 months, up five percentage po...

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How To Write A Job-Winning Cover Letter

The Golden Globes are less than a week away, and we're getting ready to see who's going to impress America with their talent, experience and best work. Just like the stars who are preparing to showcase their work from the last year, you need to start preparing a job-winning cover letter...

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How To Reinvent Your Career in 2014

For many people reinvention is front in center in their minds as we enter the New Year. While most focus on losing weight and saving more money, reinvention can also be about your career. Whether you are star employee looking to move up or dealing with a bad reputation there are multiple w...

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How To Conquer 6 Common Workplace Fears

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” -Ayn Rand  “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” -Georgia O’Keefe  FEAR (definition): A distressi...

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4 Ways To Avoid Resume Mistakes That Can Slow Your Job Search

When faced with a job search, after years of being nose-down in your day-to-day work, it is natural to feel vulnerable and uncertain. And when you feel vulnerable, it is normal to reach out for reassurance to make sure you are doing the right things. After all, "you don't know what you...

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Top 5 Blogs For Job Seekers From 2013

Throughout 2013, the Glassdoor blog has brought you job search tips, tricks and advice to help you find the job you love. Now, we’ve compiled a short list of the top five blogs from throughout the year on topics ranging from interview mistakes to avoid, to how to write a cover letter and...