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5 Phrases To Close Your Cover Letter & Land The Interview

Writing a cover letter isn't an easy task for many job seekers. There’s a lot of pressure because, sometimes, the cover letter is the only piece the recruiter will read. Therefore, your cover letter must be a piece of writing that describes your achievements and how you will help the com...

One Year Later, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Enjoys 85% Approval Rating Among Employees

Over the past year, Marissa Mayer has made global headlines from the moment she was named Yahoo CEO in July 2012, to an employee ban on working from home, to instituting employee perks like free food, among other decisions that have impacted Yahoo employees. As Mayer’s one-year anniversa...

5 More Reasons To Recruit Veterans

There's a lot of talk these days about our social responsibility to support returning veterans. I absolutely believe we have a duty to do our part, but there are many reasons that also make it a smart business move. Take a look at these five reasons to recruit veteran...

5 Mistakes Millennials Make When Starting Their Careers

Millennial job seekers are often criticized as being lazy and entitled. But your generation is going to make up 36 percent of the workforce by next year. As millennials, you need to be aware of the specific mistakes your generation is making and avoid them at all costs....

Job Market Confidence Reaches Nearly Four-Year High; Glassdoor Employment Confidence Survey (Q2 2013)

As consumer confidence recently hit its highest level in more than five years, Glassdoor’s Employment Confidence Survey¹ shows that job market confidence has also hit its highest level in nearly four years. More than two in five (43%) employees (including those self-employed) believe th...

1 In 5 Employees Report Office Perks An Important Workplace Benefit; Glassdoor Survey

According to Glassdoor's Employment Confidence Survey, one in five (21%) employees say office perks (e.g., free food and drink, casual dress or a pet friendly office) are among the most important workplace benefits....

Glassdoor Talent Warrior Awards Deadline Fast Approaching

The deadline to nominate a talent acquisition and recruiting leader for a Glassdoor Talent Warrior Award is less than one month away! The final deadline is July 31, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. PT....

Give Your Job Search A Boost & Avoid Blame

In the job search, there's a lot of blame to go around. We can't get a job, so we blame the human resources manager, the recruiter, the hiring manager, the resume writer or the economy for being enemies of the unemployed. At the end of the day, though, blame is a dangerous game....

A Guide To Social Recruiting

Whether you are looking to hire a college graduate or a veteran worker, social media is increasingly becoming an important recruiting tool. From LinkedIn to Twitter to Glassdoor, companies who don’t embrace social media risk missing out on what could be a great employee....

How To Impress At Your New Job

Starting a new job can be nerve-wracking as you try to learn the ropes while trying to look good in the eyes of your colleagues and superiors. New hires can avoid social land mines and create a positive impression as early as the first day on the job by adhering to these suggestions....