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Will Google’s Marissa Mayer Be Good For Yahoo’s Culture?

Yahoo announced today that Marissa Mayer, a long-time Google executive and the company’s 20th employee, would be taking over as the company’s top executive. As Mayer readies to take the reigns tomorrow, one of the questions following the company’s many public struggles is what Mayer ...

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3 Top Strategies To Recruit On Twitter

Twitter, in my opinion, is the social network where recruiters and HR professionals should be. The most open social network, Twitter offers users the opportunity to connect with a new type of marketplace. For the recruiter, Twitter provides three very different and effective strategies to ...

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Train Like An Olympic Athlete For Career Success

The Summer Olympics, with opening ceremonies July 27 in London, bring us critical lessons on how to prepare for success. Many of the swimmers, tennis players and other athletes will have spent countless hours, days and years in training and preparation for a competition that will be over i...

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Where Employers Find Employees

Almost 60% of new hires come from either referrals or a Job Board (including the company career site as a job board). Generally speaking, it takes 10 referrals to generate one new hire. It takes about 100 job board submissions to do the same. So what does this data mean for job seekers? He...

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5 Things To Do After You’ve Given Notice

You’ve just waltzed out of your soon-to-be-former boss’s office after successfully giving your two weeks notice. You’ve handled the situation with aplomb and while hopefully putting up a fight to keep you, your current employer accepted the situation with dignity and your final day a...

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8 Reasons To Consider Quitting Your Job

With the job market unforgiving, it may seem completely insane to quit your job. After all, no one wants to end up in the unemployment line. While burning a bridge is always a ‘no no’ and leaving without a plan “B” isn’t ideal, there are some reasons to consider bidding adieu to ...

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How To Get A Promotion

July is one of the top three months for professionals to get a promotion within their company, along with January and June. There could be a variety of factors that make employers more prone to promote during these months, but it’s never the wrong time to ask your boss for a promotion if...

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Power Habits To Advance Your Career

Our habits, when they're good ones, help build our lives, our careers and our successes. Add even one positive habit and you can make a chain of changes to your life or your business. That is one of the messages in a new book, The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. I'm reading the book by D...

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Confidence Among Unemployed Job Seekers Reaches 3 Year High; Glassdoor Employment Confidence Survey Q2 2012

Is the job market looking brighter this summer? According to the latest quarterly Glassdoor Employment Confidence Survey, 42% of unemployed job seekers believe they can find a job matched to their experience and compensation level in the next six months – an all-time high since Q1 2009 ...

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How to Build A Persuasive Resume

Are you a Jack or Jill of all trades? If so, do you struggle with how to define yourself and your skills within the confines of your resume in a way that appeals to a specific opportunity? The trick is to identify one or two common threads that run through the positions you've held and foc...