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6 Steps to Scoring a Promotion in the Next 30 Days

Asking for a promotion is one of the best things you can do for your career. As the summer months begin to heat up, this is a great time to accomplish some of your career goals. Research shows June is one of the best months to land a promotion, so now is the time to start planning your ...

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How to Ace a Startup Interview

Companies aren’t created equal, nor are their interview processes. But for job seekers interviewing at a startup, the differences are great compared to doing the dance with an established company. “At a startup, we look for hackers,” says Greg Skloot, co-founder and CEO of startup...

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5 Ways To Be On Vacation When You’re Actually On Vacation

With Memorial Day weekend just days away, known as the unofficial start to summer, it’s time to make sure you enjoy some much-deserved time away from the office. In fact, the recent Glassdoor Q1 2014 Employment Confidence Survey reports that 61% of employees admit working, at least some,...

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Negotiating Your First Job: Getting The Salary You Deserve

You’ve aced all those job interviews and you are thrilled to learn that you are the top choice for a job at a company you want to join.  But you want to make sure you get a good deal, in terms of salary, benefits, and other working conditions.  What’s the best way to prepare for the ...

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10 Tips to Nail Your First Job

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2014! You’ve worked hard in college, and now it is time to land your first job. This is a very exciting time because you will never forget your first job. So whether you have started working on your resume or not, these 10 tips will help you ...

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3 Ways to Sell Yourself and Get the Job You Want

You know what is the most important skill you can have? Well, I suppose that’s subjective. Let me ask it a different way. When searching for jobs, what is the most important skill you can have? No matter the company or the occupation, the ability to sell is the best talent you can have. ...

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UK Employees Losing A Quarter of Their Annual Leave; Glassdoor UK Annual Leave Survey (2014)

The average UK employee only uses 77% of his or her annual leave per year, while 44% of employees say that they undertake some work while on holiday. Employees in Wales used the most annual leave (86%) and those in Scotland the least (66%). These are the findings of the Glassdoor UK Annua...

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9 in 10 Job Seekers to Search for Jobs via Mobile; Glassdoor State of Mobile Job Search Survey

Last year, Glassdoor’s survey on the Rise of Mobile Job Search looked at how job search behaviors and the overall hiring landscape were changing. We dove in to find out what has changed in just one year. According to a Glassdoor survey1 released today, more job seekers and employees a...

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6 Unconventional Ways To Start Your Cover Letter

After weeks of searching and networking, you've done it. You've found the perfect job for which to apply. Of course, the first thing you want to do is impress the employer. In fact, you want to make such a great first impression they can't turn you down. So what do you do? You wow them ...

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How I Got My Job: Negotiating the Salary You Want

Salary negotiation can be tough. Once you receive a job offer, how do you know if what you’ve been offered is fair? Should you ask for more money? Or, accept the offer as it stands? Meet Ranjan Bonthala. He’s an engineer at Google with a master’s degree in electrical engineering, ...