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5 Tips to Clean Up a Toxic Work Situation

You're mired in toxicity at work. You know (and hope!) you will find your way out of this septic maze and into a new, better job. Presently, however, you must endure the mire in order to pay the bills. Toxic environments present themselves differently. They can exist in the form of an o...

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6 Ways to Get a Promotion this Summer

For many of us, especially those who have kids, the next few weeks will be a mad scramble of clearing the in-tray, making sure deadlines have been met (or at the very least parked) and counting down the days to the summer holiday. But if you’re working through July and August, the sum...

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10 Words to Avoid Using During Your Job Search

Imagine you’ve sent in your cover letter and resume to the job of your dreams. However, weeks go by and you haven’t heard a peep from the employer. Are you not qualified for the position? Or was it something you said? Today’s job market is highly competitive, which is why job seek...

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Not Interested? How to Respond to Recruiters

How do you feel about recruiters? For some people, lots of people, too many people, talking to a recruiter is a waste of time. They view them as useless, clueless and more than anything else, an annoyance. As someone who has been in the industry since 1997, I wholeheartedly disagree. Yet,...

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4 Things Employers Look for When They Google You

Want to know what 80 percent of employers do before they invite you for an interview? They Google you. If this surprises you, then this article is exactly what you need to read. In today’s workforce, employers value transparency when recruiting and hiring candidates, so you need to m...

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5 Ways to Make a Good First Impression at a Job Interview

After weeks of applying for jobs and networking with recruiters, you’ve finally secured a job interview! Congrats! However, not only is this the thought of an interview a little scary, but also you’re worried about making a memorable first impression. As you prepare for your next...

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6 Ways to Manage a Micromanager

Countless companies have them: super controlling bosses who spend their time micromanaging.  It’s demoralizing, to say the least, if you are unfortunate enough to work for one. However, there’s hope. There are easy ways to manage your micromanager short of quitting. “Fundamentall...

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White House Touts Glassdoor Job Explorer in New Jobs Report

Vice President Joe Biden today issued a new report called Ready to Work: Job Driven Training and American Opportunity, designed to help Americans get hired and improve the skills they need to help their careers. The report recognizes Glassdoor and its new interactive job search mapping too...

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VIDEO: Glassdoor Job Explorer Helps Americans Map Out Their Next Career Move

Are you trying to figure out where you AND your partner have the best opportunity for landing a job? Or perhaps you are trying to figure out what other jobs you would be qualified for based on your skills? Try Glassdoor Job Explorer, a new interactive mapping tool to help answer those ques...

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Glassdoor Debuts Job Explorer, New Interactive Job Search Mapping Tool

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are nearly 10 million unemployed Americans yet there are nearly 5 million job openings in the U.S.  To help bridge the gap between those looking for work and those with jobs available, Glassdoor, the leading jobs and career community, tod...