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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...

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How To Get Paid When Asked To Work For Free

Are you an intern, freelancer, or consultant getting ready for a new job? Congratulations! Are they asking you to work for free? Bummer. Unfortunately, some people assume that if you’re not an official “employee,” you don’t need to be paid. Some people may ask to “pick your br...

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SURVEY: 39% Of Americans Think A Change In The White House Will Positively Affect Job Creation

Glassdoor, a social jobs and career community, has released the results of a new survey revealing how Americans think the result of this race for the White House will affect job creation, which issues they think the candidates should focus on when it comes to improving the outlook for jobs...

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5 Ways To Reach For The Perks You Want

Good news: Companies are starting to worry so much that their talented workers may walk away that they're employing various retention tools - including tuition reimbursement and higher salaries - to keep their best people. More good news: Two-thirds of companies in the last year have creat...

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Job Hunting In A Nutshell: 57 Tweets

What follows is a series of tweets I sent this spring as a part of a Twitter based seminar in networking for a job. The most amazing thing about Twitter is that it forces you to get very concise. The tweets distill a lot of information about networking and looking for work into a small spa...

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Making Sure Your Attitude Doesn’t Get In The Way Of Career Success

Have you been on more job interviews than you care to think about lately? Do you feel that you are interviewing worse with each meeting? Well, that perception may not just be in your head. Interviewing gets old after awhile, and just like the salesperson who hasn't gotten a "yes" since he ...