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5 Tips to Get Yourself Noticed as a Job Seeker

Every job seeker knows they need to get noticed by employers, but the most important thing they want to understand is how. Being a job seeker in today's workforce is a challenge. There's isn't a one-size-fits-all solution to help job seekers land a job. In fact, if you want to be a sta...

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How to Get a Job by Picking Up a Magazine

I was in the airport the other day flipping through magazines when I experienced an epiphany about how to get a job. More often than not, magazines have a feedback section where readers comment on stories and articles that were featured in the previous issue. In other instances, there is a...

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5 Predictions on the Future of the Resume

As happens in the circle of forward thinkers and futurists, predicting the next trend is inevitable. In the careers environment, many experts feel that LinkedIn is surpassing the resume in value, and in some cases, replacing it altogether. This likely will never happen. For one thing, t...

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AstraZeneca: Life Inside A Takeover Target, According to UK Employees

Pfizer and AstraZeneca have been in the news constantly for the past few weeks due to Pfizer’s proposed takeover of AstraZeneca. There have been reports that such a deal would result in job cuts and a reduction in R&D expenditure, with bosses from both firms subjected to a grilling b...

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Glassdoor’s Top 25 Companies for Compensation & Benefits (2014)

A recent Glassdoor survey found that 2 in 5 (39%) employees do not believe they receive fair pay. As the ongoing national debate around income inequality and health care accessibility continues, Glassdoor is announcing its inaugural report, the Top 25 Companies for Compensation & Benef...

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UK Employees: John Lewis #1 Among Top 20 Companies For Compensation & Benefits (2014)

According to Glassdoor’s recent UK Employment Confidence Survey (Q1 14), one in three (34%) UK employees expect a pay rise in the next 12 months, while one in four (24%) report their employer has restored health and dental benefits, pay and perks previously cut. While pay and benefits ar...

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6 Steps to Scoring a Promotion in the Next 30 Days

Asking for a promotion is one of the best things you can do for your career. As the summer months begin to heat up, this is a great time to accomplish some of your career goals. Research shows June is one of the best months to land a promotion, so now is the time to start planning your ...

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How to Ace a Startup Interview

Companies aren’t created equal, nor are their interview processes. But for job seekers interviewing at a startup, the differences are great compared to doing the dance with an established company. “At a startup, we look for hackers,” says Greg Skloot, co-founder and CEO of startup...

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5 Ways To Be On Vacation When You’re Actually On Vacation

With Memorial Day weekend just days away, known as the unofficial start to summer, it’s time to make sure you enjoy some much-deserved time away from the office. In fact, the recent Glassdoor Q1 2014 Employment Confidence Survey reports that 61% of employees admit working, at least some,...

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Negotiating Your First Job: Getting The Salary You Deserve

You’ve aced all those job interviews and you are thrilled to learn that you are the top choice for a job at a company you want to join.  But you want to make sure you get a good deal, in terms of salary, benefits, and other working conditions.  What’s the best way to prepare for the ...