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8 Ways to Manage Your Manager

Early in my career, I was under two significant misconceptions. I thought that just because someone was my “manager,” that they, knew everything and had to be right about everything. By the time I was working for about five years, I realized that I was dead wrong about both. The truth ...

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7 in 10 Employees Value Skills Training More than Degrees; Glassdoor Employment Confidence Survey (Q2 2014)

While 82% of college grads believe having a degree has helped them in their career, the value of an education remains an ongoing national debate. In fact, although most employees believe a degree is important, a majority of employees (72%) believe specialized training to acquire specific s...

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Call for Nominations: Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work Awards

Do you love where you work? At the end of 2014, Glassdoor will reveal its seventh annual Employees’ Choice Award Winners, honoring the Best Places to Work. Each year, winners are determined entirely by the people who know these companies best – their employees. If you think your ...

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4 Steps to Create Your Career Game Plan

Every job seeker needs to have a well-planned career strategy for the upcoming year. A great way to get yourself focused on your job search is to create a game plan for your career. Your career game plan consists of setting goals, figuring out how you'll accomplish those goals, and crea...

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5 Tips to Be Happy at Work

Happiness is a nebulous concept. For many, of course, happiness is about not being at work, especially when there’s the World Cup to get excited about. But, given that we all – or at least most of us – accept the necessity to work to live, what do you need in a job to make you happy?...

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Ignore these 4 Job Search Tips

Many well-meaning friends and family are all too happy to share advice about your job search that may or may not be beneficial to you. You can’t blame them, really. After all, they usually have your best interest at heart. When respected professionals share erroneous advice, however, ...

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11 Dos and Don’ts for Quitting Your Job

When country singer Johnny Paycheck recorded 'Take this Job and Shove It (I ain't working here no more)' in 1977, he really struck a chord. The song went to the top of the US country charts, inspired a film, and without a doubt, earned the heartfelt agreement of many disgruntled workers. B...

Nearly 1 in 5 UK Employees to Apply for Flexible Working: Glassdoor UK Flexible Working Survey

On 30th June, a major change will hit UK employers, allowing all employees with at least 26 weeks service to put in an application for flexible working. Prior to this new rule, the right to request flexible working was only open to employees with caring responsibilities for children or an ...

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5 Ways to Woo Hiring Managers During The Interview Process

While it's easy to think you're the center of attention during a job search or interview, you're actually wrong. Although 92 percent of job seekers fear something about the interview process, hiring managers have a lot of pressure, too. Hiring managers are expected to select candidates ...

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How to Find and Keep a Mentor

A mentor is someone with a lot of experience who advises a less-experienced colleague. The one with the limited knowledge is referred to as a protégé'.  A good mentor-protégé relationship is mutually beneficial.  Protégés benefit from knowledge, direction and introductions to peopl...