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Commuting For A Job: When Is It Worth It? How Far, How Long?

The hard costs of commuting can be calculated with some accuracy. Gasoline prices are hovering around $4 a gallon. Car insurance figures vary widely, so it’s more challenging to find a reasonable average, but figure $1,000 per year - or perhaps twice as much if you’re under 25 or have ...

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How To Find A College By Major

If you’re a high school or returning college student and you already know what you want to study for your bachelor’s degree, congratulations! Now you need to find a school that offers your major. With so many out there, it can be a little overwhelming trying to figure out which one wil...

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Help A Job Seeker Challenge

If you’ve ever been unemployed, you know how scary, frustrating and depressing it can be. In today’s economy, looking for a job is more challenging than ever. For the long-term unemployed, waking up every day and finding the motivation to send out more resumes, make more phone calls or...

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4 Nifty Ways To Make Your Cover Letter Amazing

Peanut butter and jelly, peas and carrots, Ben and Jerry... some things are just meant to be together. Just like these great pairs, your cover letter and resume should be a match made in heaven. When written the right way, these two documents complement each other in a way that engages the...

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6 Ways To Help An Unemployed Friend

These days, almost everyone knows someone who is unemployed or underemployed. You probably feel the need to help them out somehow, but you’re just not quite sure what to do. Even Hallmark recently came out with a line of cards for the unemployed. One card comforts the reader with a littl...

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Your Interview Questions To Build Rapport – And Open The Door!

In almost every interview, your turn to ask questions creates a marvelous opportunity, or a big yawn, or somewhere in between. So while it's important to prepare your answers for the job interview, it's also valuable to plan out your questions. ...

Jobs In Retail: Cashiers – Who’s Hiring, What They Pay & More

Looking for jobs in retail? Want to try your hand as a cashier? We looked into some well-known retailers to find cashier jobs open right now and share with you what it’s like to work there from current cashiers at these companies along with what you can expect to earn. Check out these...

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New Grads – Want A Job? Learn How To Work First

Had lunch with a frustrated exec this week I’ve known for years. He has hired new college grads for years, has seen the process through the past three decades and is concerned that today's grads don't know how to work....

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Top 10 Highest Rated Companies Hiring For ‘Big Data’ – Report Card

For the past year or more the term ‘Big Data’ has been spreading like wildfire, and as a result, companies are investing in Big Data and hiring all sorts of specialists to support it....

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Retailers Staffing Up For The Holidays

Santa is feeling generous about retail holiday jobs this season, but slightly less giving than last year. The retail sector plans to add about 600,000 seasonal staffers between October and early January, down from 627,600 last year, said John Challenger, chief executive officer of the outp...