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10 Things You Should Never Do When Starting A New Job

Congratulations! You’ve finally secured a new job, and now you want to start off on the right foot, making a positive impression on your new boss and colleagues. You want to be careful not to make any career-ending mistakes. So, what should you NEVER do when starting a new job? Here are ...

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How To Find Companies With Good Work-Life Balance

Is your family life askew, or you're overwrought from work? Does reading a good book, watching a silly sitcom or even making time for your annual dental exam sound far-fetched? If so, you may need to recalibrate. While often defined ambiguously, work-life balance can be clarified and manag...

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Glassdoor Wins Best Places To Work Award 2012, North Bay Business Journal

We are thrilled to announce that Glassdoor has been named one of the Best Places to Work according to the North Bay Business Journal. ...

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Volunteering Your Way Into A Job

Maybe you’ve been selected for a job interview — or several. But you just can’t seem to get past the interview stage and get hired. It may be time to consider alternative routes to get on the inside of a company you want to work for. Sometimes, for instance, volunteering can lead to ...

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Don’t Wait To Promote Your Company’s Work-Life Balance Perks! It May Be Your Best Recruiting Tool

With 52 percent of Americans saying they work during vacation, having a focus on work-life balance at your organization is more important than ever, according to a July 2012 Harris Interactive report. Because of the increased financial pressures and economy, people are working harder and l...

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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. ...