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How to Impress Your Boss on Your First Day

Want to make a great first impression on your first day of work? Then you must put yourself in your new manager's shoes. The perspective you have as a new employee can be very different than that of your manager's. While on the first day you want to impress your new boss, you also want ...

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8 Leadership Tips from an Oscar Winner

Movie awards season is here and busy actors have much to teach those of us not in the spotlight. Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck) is my mentor and friend, and I worked as her personal executive assistant for 25 years. I resigned from this dream job in 2011 to pursue an...

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Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions for 2014

According to Glassdoor’s Q4 2013 Employment Confidence Survey, more than one in five (22%) employees report finding a new job is among their top career resolutions in the next 12 months. With job searches already heating up thus far in 2014, job seekers should be ready to impress during ...

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4 Tips for Answering Oddball Interview Questions

Your hair and clothes are pristine. You conduct a final run-through of common interview questions. Calm descends upon you. You are confident and cool as you enter the job interview. That is, until your prospective boss slings a question like those listed on Glassdoor's annual Top 25 Odd...

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50 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...