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How To Win A Second Chance At A Company You Want To Work For

Some job seekers stumble so badly the first time they apply or interview for a job at a company they love that they may not want to try again. But many others were a strong runner-up who ought to go after another opening. Here are five ways you can create a second chance for yourself at an...

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5 Reasons Your Resume Is More Valuable Than Your Online Professional Profile

Do you wish there was a one-stop resume shop online? Maybe you could just type in a URL, enter a few bullets and voila, your resume would appear. While that may be nice, it doesn't exist, yet. For now, you want to maintain a current resume, even if you have an online professional profile. ...

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Employer Secrets Revealed: The Most Difficult Job Interviews

No interview is alike. Depending on which company you are trying to get a job with, you may be faced with either a traditional, situational or a behavioral interview. While each one poses their own challenges, ever wonder why a company will go with one style over another? Progressive Insu...

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Background Checks: What Employers Will Discover

During your job search process, you may get tied up in the process of submitting resumes, acing networking events, and perfecting your interview skills. What many job seekers forget is another hurdle to employment: background checks. But what will employers learn about you and how can you ...

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4 Personality Traits You Must Have To Land A Job

You’ve made it through the heap of resumes and got a call back for an interview. You have all the technical skills and experience, but still, it doesn’t mean you’re a shoe in for the job. Hiring mangers look beyond skills and experience when choosing the right candidate for their com...

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How To Manage An Unpaid Internship

The debate over unpaid vs. paid internships seems to be never-ending. Everyone wants to know which one is more worthy of a student’s time. What’s often left out of the equation in these debates is the fact that many college students have no choice but to take on unpaid internships. Loc...

Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance

Top 25 Companies For Work-Life Balance (2012)

Get A Life! These 25 companies make sure you do. Prioritizing between "work" on one hand and "life" on the other can feel like an endless struggle for some. Often, helping people balance on-the-job demands and the desire for some personal time can come down to the culture of a company a...

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How To Show The Value Of Your Work-Life Balance

Sometimes your ability to manage your time well may look a lot like a family-friendly schedule. But when you're applying for a new job, or appealing to a new boss for a continuance of your flexible work arrangements, you may want to paint it in the colors of productivity, focus and connec...

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How To Use Social Media To Find A Job

Finding a job these days isn’t what it used to be. It’s no longer the norm to look within your local newspaper and peruse the classified ads. Today, social media has changed how people find jobs. Here are five tips from Glassdoor, the leading social jobs and career community, to consid...

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13 Signs You Need Work-Life Rebalancing

Working too hard? Too long? Too much? The first step involves coming to the understanding that you have a 'work-life balance' problem. Here are 13 symptoms that you've lost your work-life balance. If you have more than two or three, it's time to do something differently, so consider these ...