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Why Personal Connections Matter & Can Get You Hired

Personal connections land jobs. Everybody knows that. Hence, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” Indeed, in surveys, it’s typical for roughly half of employees to say that they found their job through a friend, family member, or other type of social network contact. But not...

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How To Use Facebook To Get A Job: Part 2

In part one of this series, I discussed how one can promote themselves on Facebook to recruiters who patrol Facebook for hidden talent. In this post, I want to go more on the offensive and suggest ways that job seekers can turn the tables and engage recruiters who happen to be on Facebook....

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5 Ways To Be More Accessible To Recruiters

In the 2013 job market, it’s extremely challenging to stand out as a job seeker. There are thousands of job applications online and hundreds of people apply to each position. You need to make yourself readily available to recruiters. Not going above and beyond is the easiest way to fall ...

25 Highest Paying Companies For Software Engineers (2013); Glassdoor Report

It’s no secret software engineers are in high demand, and with salary and compensation among the top influencers when job candidates are deciding where to work, some employers are paying more in hopes of luring in the very best tech talent. In Glassdoor’s latest report, we uncover the ...

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4 Tips To Deal With A New Boss

No matter if you were upset or happy to see your old boss go, you need to accept the replacement with an open mind. You need to be ready to deal with change in your workplace. There are four key steps you must take to establish a relationship with your new boss....

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How To Make A Lasting Impression During A Job Interview

Standing out is hard to do, particularly in a job interview. Even in a good job market, competition can be fierce and the interview is the opportunity to make a lasting impression. While everyone knows to be punctual and dress appropriately, job seekers that want to cinch the interview hav...

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Why You Need To Include Soft Skills On Your Resume

Including soft skills on your resume is imperative for job seekers looking to land an interview. Here's why....

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How To Recover From Being Fired

Getting fired is one of those things you think will never happen to you. You’d have to really mess up to hear those dreaded words come out of your boss’ mouth, right? Maybe, but that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. In reality, it could happen to anyone. Here's how to get back in ...

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How To Use Facebook To Get A Job: Part 1

Do you know how many people are on Facebook? About a billion, more or less. That is a lot of people that can be accessed for free, and you know what? Recruiters cannot resist. Read on for Part 1 of a two-part series on how to find a job on Facebook....

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5 Ways To Make Your Employer Feel Like A Celebrity

Have you ever wondered how the assistants to celebrities keep their über-famous employers happy, calm, and on time considering that the word “no” is rarely in their vocabulary? If the answer is “yes,” allow me to pull back the curtain on a few trade secrets that will make your emp...