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One in Three UK Employees Are Disappointed With Their Job

As we enter the run-up to the final recruitment period of the year, Glassdoor Job Expectations research reveals that many job hunters invest very little time researching new employers before accepting a job offer. In fact, across the UK, employees admitted they spent an average of just fou...

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How I Got My Job: Following a New Career Path

Starting down a new career path can be overwhelming. What’s the pay like in a new field? How will interviewing be different? There are a lot of questions to answer when beginning a career transition. Meet Natalie Murphy. She’s a claims adjuster with a finance degree and is looking t...

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How To Get Fired Before You Even Start (Part 2)

Who are you connected to online? I only ask because it concerns your online reputation. As I mentioned in Part 1, you may be missing out on opportunities simply because of the way you portray yourself online. As a recruiter, if I am looking for someone with your qualifications, I might no...

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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...