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6 Steps to Changing your Career this Summer

The summer holiday is a chance to relax and recharge your batteries. But it can also be an opportunity to sit back (perhaps on the sun lounger) and spend some time taking stock of your career, ambitions and direction. But “where am I going in my career?” can seem like a huge, intimidat...

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Glassdoor Unveils Benefits Reviews & Ratings

Just half (54%) of U.S. employees say they believe their benefits package is better than what competitors offer, according to a Glassdoor survey. Now, to even further help people everywhere find a job and company they love, Glassdoor has launched Benefits Reviews, a new feature designed to...

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VIDEO: Glassdoor Takes the Guesswork Out of Researching a Company’s Benefits and Perks

How does your benefits package compare to what other employers offer? Not sure? Glassdoor’s new Benefits Reviews feature removes the guesswork out of comparing and researching a company’s benefits and perks, making it easier for job seekers to understand which company is the right f...

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7 Resume Myths That Won’t Get You Hired

When it comes to resumes, most job seekers think they need a cover letter, to fill in any work gaps and include all of their employment history, even if it’s a part-time job during college. Unfortunately all of those moves and more will mean your resume ends up on the rejection heap. ...

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How to Get the Job Before You’re Even Hired

If you've made it as far as getting to the interview stage, you don't want to blow it. Throughout my tenure in the recruiting industry, I have been a silent observer on many interviews. Let me tell you one piece of helpful advice: Do not say that you are ready to start immediately. Ev...

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5 Tips to Clean Up a Toxic Work Situation

You're mired in toxicity at work. You know (and hope!) you will find your way out of this septic maze and into a new, better job. Presently, however, you must endure the mire in order to pay the bills. Toxic environments present themselves differently. They can exist in the form of an o...

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6 Ways to Get a Promotion this Summer

For many of us, especially those who have kids, the next few weeks will be a mad scramble of clearing the in-tray, making sure deadlines have been met (or at the very least parked) and counting down the days to the summer holiday. But if you’re working through July and August, the sum...

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10 Words to Avoid Using During Your Job Search

Imagine you’ve sent in your cover letter and resume to the job of your dreams. However, weeks go by and you haven’t heard a peep from the employer. Are you not qualified for the position? Or was it something you said? Today’s job market is highly competitive, which is why job seek...

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Not Interested? How to Respond to Recruiters

How do you feel about recruiters? For some people, lots of people, too many people, talking to a recruiter is a waste of time. They view them as useless, clueless and more than anything else, an annoyance. As someone who has been in the industry since 1997, I wholeheartedly disagree. Yet,...

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4 Things Employers Look for When They Google You

Want to know what 80 percent of employers do before they invite you for an interview? They Google you. If this surprises you, then this article is exactly what you need to read. In today’s workforce, employers value transparency when recruiting and hiring candidates, so you need to m...