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    Take the Job or Go on Vacation?

    Take the Job or Go on Vacation?
    A reader writes: I find myself in a really tight position here. I am going to an interview tomorrow for a job that I would really like. However, in less than a month I’m going on a pre-planned family visit in China for a little over a month (May 21 to Jun 29). It is nerve wracking because I do not ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    5 Steps For Career Transformation

    5 Steps For Career Transformation
    So last night I was finishing up my taxes for 2009 (I know, I know, procrastination) and I was looking back at my income for the year. I came to the conclusion that it is going to be hard to beat the up and down of 2009 (to which my wife happily applauded). I know that Jason Seiden would say that ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How Volunteering Can Boost Your Career

    How Volunteering Can Boost Your Career
    Income…$0. Value…Priceless. It’s always a good thing to give back. Whether it is doing hands on service with a group like Habitat for Humanity, or assisting in the back office of a local non-profit, there are benefits beyond money that come from volunteering. Apart from just the positive feeling of sowing good actions into a cause you believe in and the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    What That Job Description Really Means

    What That Job Description Really Means
    BEWARE: Job seekers aren’t the only ones who sometimes get creative when it comes to selling themselves (i.e. resumes and cover letters that have been, shall we say, ‘tweaked’ to make a person look like the ideal candidate). Some employers have a tendency to use verbiage that makes their open positions sound better than they really are. Over the years, I’ve ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Ace the Career Fair

    Ace the Career Fair
    With so many potential employers in one spot, you definitely want to make a good impression, right? So when thinking about your approach to an upcoming career fair, it may help to start by putting yourself in the shoes of the campus recruiter. In other words… You are meeting a lot of students in one day. (A lot of students!) You ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    6 Ways You Could Be Kidding Yourself In Your Career

    When it comes to your career, do you lie to yourself? The answer is most likely ‘yes.’ In an article I read by Sam Sommers, a professor of psychology at Tufts University, he explains how and why we like to kid ourselves. He explains: “People do this all the time. We bend the facts to fit our self-image, perpetuating a ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Are You the Second Choice? Ask for Feedback

    Are You the Second Choice? Ask for Feedback
    A reader writes: I wondered if I could ask you a question about feedback after not being hired (a subject I know you have covered before); I am in a somewhat interesting position regarding this issue. A bit of background: I worked for nearly a decade in the entertainment industry, before deciding to completely change careers; I went back to school ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Is Independent HR Consulting Right for You?

    Is Independent HR Consulting Right for You?
    Independent consultants have played a significant role in the American workforce for years, especially in the technology industry where freelancers have flourished. But independent consulting isn't just for IT professionals anymore. Fed up with corporate environments and looking for a change, more and more HR professionals are catching the consulting wave. Being your own boss, setting your own rules; it all ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    HRPeople's Resume Laboratory

    HRPeople's Resume Laboratory
    Ahh, the resume. It can be the key to unemployment if it's well written, but also a nightmare if it's riddled with mistakes. Let us help you get your resume in tip-top shape as you dive into the competitive job market. We know all there is to know about resume writing and can't wait to share it all with you. To ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Strange Behavior During Salary Negotiations

    Strange Behavior During Salary Negotiations
    A reader writes: I have a question about something I ran into in a previous job than the one I am in now: I had an interview for a job and returned home afterward. Only about two hours later, the HR manager called me and asked if I could come back to the office. It wasn't until I drove back to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Questions to Ask When Negotiating Salary

    10 Questions to Ask When Negotiating Salary
    What you ask for during a salary negotiation doesn’t just influence how much you earn -- it also tells your future employer whether you’re good at negotiating, which is a skill you can put to work for the employer once you’re hired. Negotiating salary doesn’t come naturally to many Americans, says Matthew DeLuca, author of Perfect Phrases for Negotiating Salary and ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Commission Vs. Base Pay

    Commission Vs. Base Pay
    Finding the right balance between basic pay and commission is crucial to rewarding salespeople, says Tom Washington. If you have ever had dealings with a persuasive, perhaps forceful, salesperson, the chances are they were thinking more about the money they stood to earn from the sale than finding the right deal for you. But for many employers, having an engaged and ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Setting Pay Levels For Today’s Worker

    Setting Pay Levels For Today’s Worker
    Shifting Demographics and Values Challenge Traditional Thinking in Setting Pay Levels Today’s worker wants something entirely different than does the baby boom worker Incentive plans tied to objective measures should be examined. Reexamining Values In the 1960s and 1970s, public employers were often considered to be employers of choice. Not only could individuals make a decent living, they were doing work ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Should Your Salary Be Higher?

    Should Your Salary Be Higher?
    How much are you worth in today's job market? Does your salary reflect the level of contribution you have been making to your employer? The answer may surprise you, as many employees are seriously underpaid. The amount of money you receive is, in great part, determined by negotiations between you and your employer. There's an old saying that goes something like ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Right Job, Wrong Salary?

    Right Job, Wrong Salary?
    As staffing manager for Comforce in New Jersey, Penne Gabel has noticed a change in HR job seekers' attitudes in recent years: Many candidates for human resources positions are now willing to accept lower salaries than they previously earned, because they're worried they can't expect a strong salary in a new position. Gabel herself estimates HR salaries have fallen approximately 10 ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Worst Jobs with the Best Pay

    Worst Jobs with the Best Pay
    Think you have a lousy job? You're not alone. So do about half of your fellow workers—and about a quarter of them are only showing up to collect a paycheck, according to a survey conducted by London-based market information company TNS. Grumbling over the size of that check is common, too. About two-thirds of workers believe they don't get paid enough, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    6 Steps to Handling Salary Questions

    6 Steps to Handling Salary Questions
    Everyone wants as much money as an employer is willing to shell out. Yet when it comes to job interviewing, salary questions make most people squirm. One reason is that such questions pressure you to tip your hand during the negotiating game. Winning the salary you want requires some evasive action on your part. Choose your words carefully, and don't be ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Half of College Students Polled Would Choose Salary Over Career Satisfaction

    Half of College Students Polled Would Choose Salary Over Career Satisfaction
    Experience, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of career services for college students and young alumni, surveyed current college students and recent graduates to determine the impact student loans have on their career decisions. In its 2008 Student Loan Survey, completed earlier this month, Experience (http://www.experience.com) found that half (50 percent) of college students polled would be more likely to accept a ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Use HRPeople to Improve Your Job Search

    Use HRPeople to Improve Your Job Search
    HRPeople's job search capabilities offer a lot more value to those searching for HR jobs than might be noticed at a first glance. We can help you find exactly the jobs you are looking for - this article will help you get the most out of your search for HR jobs. Seven Secrets: Power Job Searching Awaits We can help you ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    The Importance of Vacation

    The Importance of Vacation
    So what's your vacation got to do with the bottom line? Everything, say industrial psychologists, but that fact doesn't seem to have penetrated very well in corporate America. The majority of people still take work with them on vacation in one form or another, and more than 25 percent of corporate people don't take any absolute downtime at all. So what's ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +5

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?