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How To Prepare For A Job Interview

You applied for the job. Then, a hiring manager contacts you for an interview – fantastic! After jumping for joy for a few moments, you quickly stop and think, “Wait a second… How do I prepare for the big interview and land the job?” Here are seven tips to prepare for any job inter...

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5 Ways To Create Work-Life Balance At Your Company

Work-life balance is the exclusive property of your employees. It's another situation in which you can facilitate, but not cause, the outcome. What constitutes an appropriate balance varies from employee to employee. So why is work-life balance important to employees and how can employers ...

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5 Ways To Optimize Your Online Job Postings

Online job postings whether on your company careers page or on an online job board are an effective way to reach active job seekers while also providing insights into job specifics as well as your company’s culture and employment brand. These job announcements can serve as third function...

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Overworked & Stressed Out? 5 Ways To Balance Work & Life

Having it all is getting harder to do. In this hyper-competitive marketplace, people are throwing everything into their careers, letting their personal lives fall to the wayside. Just ask the doctor who works ninety hours a week, or the small business owner that’s sending emails in the w...

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Starting A New Job? Follow ‘The 30/60/90 Plan’

Starting a new job comes with a multitude of emotions, some good and some bad. Fortunately, the wonders of organization come to the rescue, yet again, as the transition is eased through the 30/60/90-day plan. ...

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How Cursing Is Hurting Your Career

Swear off swearing if you want your career to soar. That's the message from a new survey of workers and managers, which shows more than half of managers would be less likely to promote someone who curses on the job. Almost two-thirds of employers said they think less of a staffer who sound...

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Top 25 Most Difficult Companies To Interview; Consulting Firms Lead The Way

Some companies are notorious for using interview processes that bring you back to the days of your college entrance exams. But which companies and industries have the toughest interview processes out there? Do candidates walk away with a positive or negative experience? Does a tough interv...

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3 Career Lessons From Olympic Athletes

With opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics tomorrow, we’re about to be fascinated by stories of individuals who have the vigor and dedication to truly excel at their passions worldwide. It’s a likely story for Olympic athletes, but what about us common folk who are working to...

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Why Working From Home Is Not For You

Working at home may seem like a dream come true, but for many people it turns out to be a nightmare. Despite the allure of rolling out of bed and going across the hall to work, if you don’t have the right temperament, working at home could derail your career....

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Top 5 Reasons You Never Hear Back After Applying For A Job

People often wonder why they never hear anything back after they hit ‘send’ on the email with a resume attached or on the on-line job application. If you’re very lucky, you might have a preliminary email exchange with a recruiter and then never hear from them again. It’s a depressi...