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Guide To Getting Hired For The Class of 2012

It’s that time of year again -- graduation time. If you’re about to graduate in the Class of 2012, congratulations! You may be in the midst of a job search, and I’m here to walk you through each and every step....

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Answering Interview Questions: Best & Bad Answers

There are certain times you should never be unprepared to properly respond. A job interview is definitely one of those times. Always be mindful of the fact that the interviewer is looking to fill a position in which you have expressed an interest. This person is concerned with how the p...

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Glassdoor Wins WEBBY AWARD For The “Best Employment Website” In 2012!

We’re excited and honored here at Glassdoor today as we have officially won a Webby Award! The Webby Awards are the leading international awards honoring excellence on the Internet and it means we’re joining an esteemed group of industry leaders like Twitter, Google, Spotify, eBay, Yah...

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When It’s OK To Say ‘No’ To Your Boss

For many of us saying no is hard to do. When it’s saying it to our boss, it can be downright impossible. But there are situations that merit a no. How you go about it, however, can make or break your relationship with your supervisor. “It depends on the boss,” when it comes to sa...

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On The Wrong Career Path? 3 Ways To Get Back On Track

You did everything you were supposed to to get on the right career path. When you were in high school, you looked toward college to find a career. "Someday you're going to be a doctor, lawyer or even a business owner," said your overbearing-but-well-meaning parents. When you arrived ...

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How To Tell If The Company You Want To Work For Is Stable, Or Not

It's earnings season for major corporations - and as they report their earnings per share, they also may share some information that is useful to candidates who are being recruited to join their staffs. Yet the information that's important to potential hires may not show up on CNBC or i...

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When Your Career Needs A Plan B, Try Sales

There are certainly those who gravitate to sales early on, but sales jobs are also uniquely attractive to people looking for a plan B. An expertise in sales can provide a feeling of safety in a tight labor market, teach fundamental skills like fundraising, or in some cases allow job change...

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5 Ways Pinterest Can Help Your Job Search

If you haven't yet discovered the addictive time-suck that is Pinterest, here's the deal: It's a web-based bulletin board where users pin beautiful, inspirational pictures. Most people use it to pin pictures of pretty clothes, interesting home decor, and drool-inducing food, but we've got ...

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Do You Have The Personality To Work At A Small Business?

Small businesses and large corporations aren’t created equally, nor are the people that work for both types of businesses. A personality trait that may make you excel in a large corporation could ensure you crash and burn in a small company. Before you take a job at a small business, con...

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What To Wear To An Interview

“Proper” interview attire has traditionally meant formal business wear – think suit and tie for men, skirt suit and hosiery for women (even if it’s 100 degrees in the shade). Ask your mom, dad or grandparents what they wore to their last interview and you’ll get the picture. Fort...