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Average U.S. Employee Only Takes Half of Earned Vacation Time; Glassdoor Employment Confidence Survey (Q1 2014)

While the U.S. government, under the Fair Labor Standards Act, does not currently require employers to grant employees paid time off, employees who do earn vacation time may need a reminder to actually take it. According to Glassdoor’s Q1 2014 Employment Confidence Survey¹, the average ...

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Salaries on Glassdoor Now in Bitcoins

As Glassdoor continues on its path of rapid global growth, I am excited to announce a blockbuster new feature for our iPhone app: it will now show salaries in bitcoins… permanently. As part of our international expansion, connecting bazillions of job seekers to the jobs and companies the...

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4 Tips to Nail a Video Interview

If a company said 15 years ago that they conducted interviews remotely through a camera in your computer, you would have thought you were applying to Hogwarts. Now, webcam interviewing is becoming a mainstream method of recruiting — saving employers both time and money while still giv...

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How to Outsmart Your Interviewer

Want to know your greatest strength as a job seeker? It’s the fact you can outsmart any interviewer. What's important to understand when interviewing for jobs is that employers are looking to hire people who fit their culture. They want to bring people on board who are not only talented...

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How To Get a Job Overseas

Are you open to expanding your job search overseas? (I am imagining you nodding your head up and down.) If so, you might want to hop over to Google and search for opportunities in other countries and in other languages. You may be thinking, “Hey Jim, I only speak English.” Okay, maybe ...

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Why Shrinking Your Resume Can Hurt You

Have you ever visited a friend who regaled you with their 50-page wedding album or 30-minute DVD of a European vacation? Perhaps they had you crouch over their computer while linking to Facebook posts and images so they could enthuse over their latest accomplishment? How difficult is it to...

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How to Avoid the ‘Motherhood Penalty’ During Your Job Search

Social science research suggests that in the labor market, mothers of young children are at a disadvantage. Employers seem to be less likely to hire and promote them than they are childless women and fathers. For example, in one well-known study, sociologists Shelley Correll, Stephen Benar...

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How to Stand Out and Land Your Dream Job

What's the difference between average job seekers and the ones who outshine the rest? It's their determination to land their dream job. Job seekers who stand out to employers are brand advocates for the company before they even get hired. Employers want to hire people who believe in the...

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6 Strategies to Get a Raise Without Asking

You don’t have to wait for your annual review to get a raise nor do you have to find a new job as leverage for one. There is a host of ways to get an increase in your salary without even having to ask. In this tight economy, where jobs are hard to come by, many workers passively accep...

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Everything You Need to Know About Wrongful Termination

If you've recently been laid off or fired from your job, do you know if your termination was legal? Although the majority of employment contracts are at-will (which means the employee or employer can end the relationship under any circumstance), there are some important factors you need...