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How To Land A Telecommuting Job

Telecommuting jobs are becoming more common place, giving job seekers more opportunities to find employment outside of their location. According to Global Workplace Analytics, the workplace research company, teleworking increased nearly 80% from 2005 to 2012.  The reasons why companies...

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Glassdoor’s Top 10 Companies for Career Opportunities for High School Grads

With nearly one in three (31%) U.S. high school grads unemployed (of those not enrolled in college) and college tuition continuing to rise, where can Americans with a high school diploma turn to find work that also offers them great career advancement opportunities? To help, Glassdoor has ...

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How To Get Fired Before You Even Start (Part 1)

Did you know that you were fired from jobs that you were unaware of?  Believe or not, it's true and all due to your online presence, or lack thereof. Recruiters are always on the hunt for new talent and the internet is a prime resource. If they are looking for someone with your skillset a...

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4 Tips To “Manage” A Younger Boss

It’s well documented that the workforce is “greying” and getting older. In the UK, it's estimated a third of workers will be older than 50 by 2020. This poses a range of challenges for employers, from managing the health needs of these older workers, to how to retain and motivat...

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4 Tips To Ace Your Next Phone Interview

Phone interviews are becoming more common as companies use that as a way to screen candidates without having to spend the time or money having a face-to-face meeting. Because of that, job candidates have to ace the phone interview if they want to get to the next level of the hiring process...

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How To Use Layoffs To Find a Job

What do you think of layoffs? Let me guess, you don’t like them. Who can blame you? Layoffs are an embarrassment to a company and represent a very bad day for the people who suddenly find themselves unemployed. What good could come of layoffs? I suppose one could argue a benefit to share...

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How To Decode Job Opening Jargon

Job opening jargon can be confusing. Would you ever apply for this? "Dynamic, quality-focused, results-driven team player needed to capture and park ideas, run them up the flagpole to see which way they fly then grab them by the scruff of the neck and run off with them. This is a senior...

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7 Things to Research Before Any Job Interview

Do you have a job interview coming up in the next few days? Then you better keep reading to learn about a secret weapon that will give you a huge advantage during your interview. Researching employers is one of the best ways to become a stand-out candidate during the hiring process. By ...

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5 Job Search Tips for Baby Boomers

By the time many of us turn 50, there is a good chance we have been working for 35 or more years. Of course, this is taking into account those teen summer and college jobs that helped pay for books, clothes and parties. That is an awful lot of work experience regardless of what those jobs ...

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Six Ways to Turn your Summer Internship Into a Full-Time Job

The long summer vacation is now coming to a close. In fact, in the UK, it already feels as if soggy, rain-swept autumn is well and truly here. That also means your summer internship is likely to be winding down. So how do you move on from what (hopefully) has been a valuable and enriching ...