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    Best Cities for HR Professionals #2: New York City, NY

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #2: New York City, NY
    Officially the largest city in the United States, New York City has over 8.2 million residents. New York City is incredibly diverse, and usually considered the cultural hot-spot of the entire United States of America. [widget:resume_questions] Quick Facts Population: 8,250,567 High School Graduates: 47.2% Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.4% Mean Travel Time to Work (in minutes): 40.0 Homeownership Rate: 30.2% Best ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Top 10 Common Resume Blunders

    Top 10 Common Resume Blunders
    Make sure your resume is in top-notch shape by avoiding the top 10 resume blunders: 1. Too Focused on Job Duties Your resume should not be a boring list of job duties and responsibilities. Go beyond showing what was required and demonstrate how you made a difference at each company, providing specific examples. When developing your achievements, ask yourself: • How ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Don't Resign Current Job Without a Formal Offer Letter

    Don't Resign Current Job Without a Formal Offer Letter
    A reader writes: I've been working at a company for the last year and a half, and its been great for what it is-- first job out of college, I've learned a ton, and they've been very nice about working with my schedule. I've been working full-time and going to school at nights to get my masters degree, and they've been ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Top 25 Cities for Your Career

    Top 25 Cities for Your Career
    Now more than ever, it’s important to get the best bang for your buck. And there’s no question about it — when it comes to value, not every U.S. city is created equally. Why chase a great salary if your rent swallows most of it, unemployment is skyrocketing and you spend two hours a day just to get to and from ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Worst Things to Say to Someone Who Just Got Laid Off

    As an HR professional you're used to talking to people when they've just lost their job. You may know all the right things to say, but when it comes to your friends, it's a whole different ballgame. You want to be supportive. You want to help them see the positive side of their misfortune. You want to buy them a ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Best Cities for HR Professionals #3: Boston, MA

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #3: Boston, MA
    Home to the esteemed Harvard College and center point of the American Revolution, Boston is one of the most historic cities in New England. Although the cost of inner-city living is on the rise, Boston is a bastion of New England’s unique assortment of attitudes, accents, and weather patterns. [widget:bored_at_work] Quick Facts Population: 581, 616 High School Graduates: 51.2% Bachelor's Degree ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    20 Career Lessons from Celebrities

    Celebrities. We love to hate them. We also love to watch their every move, laugh at their mistakes and scrutinize their decisions. Like them or not, their celebrity status means not only have they achieved career success, they’ve also got a hell of a lot to lose. And sometimes, whatever actions have helped catapult them to fame or rendered them ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    How to Write a Great Individual Development Plan (IDP)

    How to Write a Great Individual Development Plan (IDP)
    An individual development plan (IDP) is a tool that helps facilitate employee development. It’s a two-way commitment between an employee and their manager on what they are going to do to grow. IDPs are often used as a way to drive leadership development. Organizations like them because they are visible, tangible evidence that leadership development is taking place. They can be ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Friends You Should Have at Work

    5 Friends You Should Have at Work
    You spend most of your day at work, right? Why not make some friends while you're there? You won't just have more fun — you'll work better. Gallup research shows that developing close friendships at work boosts employee satisfaction by almost 50%. And while we don't always choose our friends with career success in mind (company happy hour, ahem), there are ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Best Cities for HR Professionals #4: Washington, D.C.

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #4: Washington, D.C.
    As the capital of the United States, Washington, D.C. is considered one of the fastest growing cities in the US. The city is known for its history and diversity. This bustling city is full of life and excitement. [widget:aspiring_community_field_discussion_aspiring_hr_professionals_discussion] Quick Facts Population: 582,174 High School Graduation Rate: 77.8% Bachelor's Degree or Higher:39.1% Mean Travel Time to Work (in minutes): 29.7 Homeownership ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Human Resources Virtual Interview

    Human Resources Virtual Interview
    If you work in human resources, you know it's important to practice for interviews. Prepping for an interview can be tough, but it's not impossible. Our Virtual Job Interview will give you instant feedback on your answers to the most likely asked questions and scenarios. How would you do in an interview? Find out now! Start [page] Question number: 1 of ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Top Paying Industries for HR Professionals

    Top Paying Industries for HR Professionals
    Human resources professionals have the ability to change industries without changing careers. Do you dream of working for a fast-paced technology company but you failed math? Try Google HR! As HR becomes increasingly important to the business, more industries are turning to their HR staff to help give them an edge. Want to know how your industry measures up? Ready ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Should Bashing Your Boss on Facebook Be Legally Protected?

    Should Bashing Your Boss on Facebook Be Legally Protected?
    Employees have been criticizing their bosses since the beginning of time. Until the birth of social media, these conversations generally played out in lunchrooms or restrooms, around the water cooler, over a few cocktails at the local pub after working hours, and in the smoker’s circle outside the office building. Regardless if the criticisms were true or not, the context remained ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Best Cities for HR Professionals #5: Seattle, WA

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #5: Seattle, WA
    A coastal port city, Seattle is located between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. Known as the “Queen City” and “Emerald City”, Seattle has been recognized as a bastion of youth culture, and as one of the highest coffee-consuming cities in the world. In 1999, Seattle was home to the World Trade Organization summit – as well as subsequent protests. [widget:employee_benefits_what_you_nee_to_know] Quick ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Difficult Types of People at Work: How to Deal

    5 Difficult Types of People at Work: How to Deal
    It is said that every person is unique in their own way, but the term ‘unique’ is sometimes misleading. The truth is that everyone of us has come across unpleasant people of various types and degrees in our personal and profession lives, and I bet you won’t like to call them unique (jerks, perhaps?!). The worst is when you happen to ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    10 Warning Signs of a Toxic Boss

    10 Warning Signs of a Toxic Boss
    We've all heard stories about the nightmare of working for a toxic boss. Some of us have even had the unique displeasure of doing so ourselves. Red flags to such behavior often appear as early as the interview process. We've compiled 10 warning signs of a toxic boss. Watch for them in the interview and you might be able to avoid ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Best Cities for HR Professionals #6: Columbus, GA

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #6: Columbus, GA
    Southern hospitality is alive and well in Columbus. It’s a community that takes pride in preserving the past while maintaining a vision for the future. Columbus is known for its rich history and fine attractions. Columbus is also the headquarters of many leading companies such as AFLAC Insurance and Carmike Cinemas. [widget:hr_career_articles] Quick Facts Population: 250,000 High School Graduates: 40.0% Bachelor's ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Best Cities for HR Professionals #7: Peoria, IL

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #7: Peoria, IL
    The city of Peoria is the oldest community in Illinois. Peoria has a very high standard of living, and boasts safe streets, quality shopping, and a historic theater district. Nested on a riverfront, Peoria has been named All American City three times; Peoria is home to the Caterpiller, Inc. headquarters, and Peorians are not above attending a tractor-pull at the county ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Best Cities for HR Professionals #8: Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #8: Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN
    Actually composed of 188 sub-cities and towns, the twin cities region comprises the country’s 16th largest metropolitan area. With a large number of theaters, universities, and a generally strong economy, the twin cities boast a music scene that warrants national attention and an extensive recreational and park system. [widget:hrpeoples_workplace_humor_guide] Quick Facts Population: 3,175,041 High School Graduation Rate: 53.8% Bachelor's Degree or ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Ways to Make Yourself Unfireable

    Make Yourself Unfireable Phew. You survived the culling. Or maybe your company has managed to dodge layoffs altogether — this time. Either way, you think you've made it. Unlike so many people you know, you won’t have to wrangle unemployment checks or cancel your cable — yet. But instead of smugly sitting at your desk, you should be figuring out ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +9

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?