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    Twelve Worst Job Interview Mistakes

    Twelve Worst Job Interview Mistakes
    Among the tips for this stage of the application process: You don't want to be unprepared or too rehearsed, or be labeled an HR stalker Turning off a potential employer is easier than one might think. To score a job, avoid these 12 mistakes that candidates often make during the interview process. 1. "+Being Unprepared for Standard Questions+":http://hrpeople.monster.com/careers/638-twelve-worst-job-interview-mistakes?page=2 2. "+Sounding Too ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +12
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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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    Top 10 Tips for Salary Negotiations

    Top 10 Tips for Salary Negotiations
    Negotiating a better salary package has put more than a few stomachs in knots over the years. Remember, we all go through it sooner or later. Keep these 10 basic tips in mind when it's your turn to ask for a sweeter deal. 1. Be Persuasive It's hard to force your boss to increase your compensation, and trying to do so ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +9
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    What Your Handshake Says About You

    [photo:6951] Nobody likes a limp handshake, but you probably don't realize just how much you communicate through your hands, says Jacqueline Whitmore, author of Business Class: Etiquette Essentials for Success at Work. Here's one handshake to use, one to be careful of, and three to avoid. *Types* p((. • "+The Fail-Safe+":http://hrpeople.monster.com/careers/657-what-your-handshake-says-about-you?page=2 p((. • "+The Rubber Glove+":http://hrpeople.monster.com/careers/657-what-your-handshake-says-about-you?page=3 p((. • "+The Queen's Handshake+":http://hrpeople.monster.com/careers/657-what-your-handshake-says-about-you?page=4 ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +7
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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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    How to Motivate Employees on a Budget

    How to Motivate Employees on a Budget
    With recession looming—or underway, depending on who you ask—corporate budget managers are battening down the hatches when it comes to expenses. One of the areas where spending is stingiest is employee raises; last year's average increase of 3.5% may look like a bonanza from the perspective of 2008, when many companies are likely to be giving raises of 2% or less. ...
    Published about 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
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    A Better Way to Deliver Bad News

    A Better Way to Deliver Bad News
    Is your critical feedback building up employees — or tearing them down? h4. The Idea in Brief That dreaded moment has come: You're delivering critical feedback to an employee. Despite your best efforts, the conversation is a disaster: tempers flare, the employee gets defensive, your relationship grows strained. What happened? Like most managers, you probably inadvertently sabotaged the meeting, preparing for ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Internships: The Best Places to Start

    Internships: The Best Places to Start
    Elana Gerasimova spent the summer of 2006 working as an intern for JPMorgan's emerging markets desk. The University of Pennsylvania senior enjoyed the summer in New York because of the variety of tasks she was given and the executives she had the opportunity to work with. "They really made a point to give us actual projects," says the 22-year-old native of ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Use the Right News 2.0 Tools to Stay on Top of Your Industry

    Use the Right News 2.0 Tools to Stay on Top of Your Industry
    In today’s information-rich world, there’s no excuse for not staying current with the goings-on in your field, whether it’s real estate, technology or Web marketing. But while every industry and industry niche is awash in news sites and publications, you can uncover even more information by adding industry blogs and user-generated news sites to your reading list. Despite the proliferation of ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Make or Break Your Career Over Lunch

    Make or Break Your Career Over Lunch
    You’d think it would be easy. At lunchtime you get hungry, so you grab some food and go on with your workday. However, lunch at work is rarely that simple. What you eat, where you eat and whom you eat with are all things your coworkers are paying attention to. This doesn’t mean every lunch has to be a pressure-packed situation, ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Brand Yourself as a Great Boss

    Brand Yourself as a Great Boss
    Branding yourself as a great boss (like any branding effort) requires first that you figure out who you are targeting. Low performers? High performers? Mediocre performers? Here’s what our research indicates: h4. Low performers are looking for a boss who… is weak, hands-off and tries to treat every employee the same; doesn’t keep track of who is doing what, where, why, ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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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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    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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    7 Dirty Jobs That Make Yours Look Better

    7 Dirty Jobs That Make Yours Look Better
    Okay, so you hate your job. You're sick and tired of clocking in day after day just to rot away in a cubicle. Your measly paycheck just isn’t worth the daily drudgery and never-ending grind. It’s called a job for a reason, but remember, it could always be worse — the grass isn't always greener on the other side. In fact, ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Get a Job With a Leadership Role

    Get a Job With a Leadership Role
    A reader writes: I've been working since I was in high school - retail gigs, etc were the norm for me until I went to junior college and started temping in offices. It grew a bit from there, as I learned all the new programs, and because I was a fast keyer, was cast in roles like accounting. Finally, in 2006, ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Get a Job in a Job Fair

    How to Get a Job in a Job Fair
    When you’re young and the world is seemingly your oyster, going to a job fair sounds like a no-brainer. A bunch of companies looking to hire? and All in the same place? As long as you bring enough copies of your resume and pass them out to everyone, you’re certain to get a callback. Right? Not necessarily. Without the right approach, ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Importance of Giving Notice

    The Importance of Giving Notice
    I read an article recently dealing with the pros/cons of employees giving notice.  It's an interesting read and you can check it out here. Giving notice should be a two-way street.  Employees should give notice to the company so a transition plan can be put into place.  Companies also have the opportunity to "give notice" to employees — for example, sometimes ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Don't Fake it at Work

    Don't Fake it at Work
    When I worked in Corporate America, summertime meant a few things. Company picnics was one and manager outings was another. Both of them usually involved a discussion about serving alcoholic beverages. The decision to serve alcohol was based upon three things: 1. Whether or not we had the budget for it 2. Senior leaderships views on drinking 3. If someone had ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?