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5 Ways to Woo Hiring Managers During The Interview Process

While it's easy to think you're the center of attention during a job search or interview, you're actually wrong. Although 92 percent of job seekers fear something about the interview process, hiring managers have a lot of pressure, too. Hiring managers are expected to select candidates ...

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How to Find and Keep a Mentor

A mentor is someone with a lot of experience who advises a less-experienced colleague. The one with the limited knowledge is referred to as a protégé'.  A good mentor-protégé relationship is mutually beneficial.  Protégés benefit from knowledge, direction and introductions to peopl...

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5 Ways to Make your CV Say More Than ‘This is My Degree’

It’s June, you’re due to graduate this summer and enter into the scary world of work. Even worse, your CV may show you’ve been a star performer academically but, when it comes to work experience, it’s looking decidedly thin on the ground. Before you start your job search, here are ...

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5 Tips for Job Seekers to Stay Positive

You're discouraged. You're overwhelmed. You're tired of looking for jobs. And you’re not alone. For many job seekers, looking for a job is a stressful process. Filling out applications, writing resumes, networking, and attending interviews can become draining after an extended per...

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5 Ways To Prepare For Your Vacation

With summer underway, it’s time to reconsider ignoring that vacation time that you think you don’t need. According to the Glassdoor Employment Confidence Survey (Q1 14), the average U.S. employee only takes half (51%) of his or her eligible vacation time. Some are able ...

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4 Ways to Ask For a Flexible Work Schedule

A decade ago flexible working was considered something of a perk. Nowadays, with smartphones, tablets and laptops, more and more of us manage to carve out arrangements that allow us to work flexibly in some shape or form. This might mean working one day per week from home, staggering...

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How To Job Hop Without Hurting Your Career

Job hopping is a way of life for many professionals, especially millennials who balk at the notion of staying with one company for their entire career.  While moving from one job to the next to get ahead is acceptable, particularly for younger workers, it’s how you do the jumping that m...

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3 Tips to Beat the Job Search Obstacle Course

Elite athletes will tell you that training and conditioning along with determination to finish are the essential components to winning any competition. The successful job search requires no less of a commitment. Here are just a few of the obstacles job seekers face every day and some ti...

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VIDEO: Why San Jose, CA Employees Love Working in the #1 City for Employee Satisfaction

For the second year in a row, San Jose, CA topped Glassdoor’s Employment Satisfaction Report Card by City (2014). Based on local employee feedback shared on Glassdoor over the past 12 months, San Jose, CA ranks #1 for overall employment satisfaction. But, what makes San Jose employees so...

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San Jose, CA #1 City for Employee Satisfaction; Glassdoor’s Employment Satisfaction Report Card by City (2014)

Where in the U.S. will you find the most satisfied employees? And what makes them so satisfied in their jobs? For job seekers looking to relocate or launch their career, Glassdoor has released its second annual Employment Satisfaction Report Card by City (2014), offering a comparison by c...