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How Fear Can Help Your Job Search

Be very, very afraid - and use that scary energy to propel you onward. We are not talking about a trip to a haunted house or some kids throwing tomatoes at your car. We are talking about being laid off, or the possibility of losing your job faster than a vampire could rip out your throat. ...

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Career Change Advice: 3 Things To Think About When Embarking On A New Path

After several years at a job, it’s common for people to contemplate a new position within their organization, leave the company for something new or even strike out on their own to try their hand in an entrepreneurial stint. The reasons for their changes often include dissatisfaction wit...

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How To Be Effective Immediately In A New Job

Starting a new job can be tough, particularly if it’s your first real job in the industry. In just a small window of time, you need to learn how to do your job successfully, in addition to discovering how to fit in at a new company....

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Getting A Job Through Connections

You know the type. The people with obnoxious laughs, pushy pitches, and the ability to corner you at industry conferences and talk about themselves continuously for what seems like hours? The ones who clearly mean well, but their lack of etiquette can make you wish you hadn't even gone? He...

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Is Your Addiction To The ‘Storm’ Distracting You From Career Traction?

Have you heard of 'braincalming' sessions? I just read about it in a recent blog post, Brainstorming vs. Briancalming, by Mitch Ditkoff where he espoused the value of 'being silent' with one's thoughts. One of my favorite quotes in his post follows: "Me thinks, in today's over-caffeinated,...

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Reinvent Yourself To Land A New Job

If you've had more than a little bit of career, someone has undoubtedly told you that you need to reinvent yourself. If you're like me, that sounds like a big task and at least a little impossible. I wonder, 'How do I do this reinvention thing?"...

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Glassdoor Is Headed To The Recruiting Conference; Booth 200

We’re gearing up for the annual Recruiting Conference this year in Chicago and we’d love to see you there. Below are just a few of the ways you can find us, so if you want to learn more about Glassdoor and how we’re helping companies like PepsiCo, Intuit and ConAgra Foods boost their...

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How NOT To Start Your Cover Letter

If you’re looking for some awesome cover letter advice on how *NOT* to start your cover letter (and some great examples of how you should be starting it) then read on!...

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Job Search 101: Get The Most Out Of Your Emails

Think back to the job postings you’ve looked at lately: how many asked you to physically mail your application? One? Two? None? It’s almost quaint when you find a listing that asks you to mail materials to a P.O. box; you smile to yourself—just before you click the “back” button ...

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4 Reasons You Still Don’t Have A Job Offer

While unemployment for white collar workers still hovers at approximately 6%, many job seekers have been able to conduct productive searches that have yielded new and exciting roles. Some are even landing pay increases; but what about you? If you have been searching for a new opportunity f...