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    Why Failures Can Be Such Success Stories

    Why Failures Can Be Such Success Stories
    Many great business leaders have faced failure at some point in their careers. Psychology experts say they share a learnable trait called self-efficacy. To err is human. But to persevere is a feat that often separates the successful from the mediocre. In business—as in sports, politics, and the arts—many of the greatest and most influential leaders share a history of failure. ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Strip-Search Job Interview

    Strip-Search Job Interview
    A reader writes: After filling out an online application, I received an email from the (large and well-known) employer asking that I return to their career website to provide my date of birth, social security number, and driver's license number. They added that they will only use the information to begin a background check if I were to receive and accept ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Is Your Professional Attire Hurting Your Career?

    Is Your Professional Attire Hurting Your Career?
    Professional attire: just how important is it to your career? While you ponder that question, let me tell you a story: Several years ago, a woman I know who frequently publishes in her field wrote an article that was particularly well received by her peers. As a result, she received several speaking invitations. Since each of the offers included an honorarium, ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Complete Job Search Strategy Guide

    Complete Job Search Strategy Guide
    The following job search tips have been provided to help you as you start your search. Job Search Tip #1: Targeting Your Search This is one of our most important job search tips - if you don’t know what you want, you will never find it! Too many job seekers simply apply to advertised positions that seem to fit their qualifications. ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Ferreting Out Fibs on the Résumé

    Ferreting Out Fibs on the Résumé
    It happens a few times a year: Seemingly successful (often high-profile) executives find themselves trying to explain an overstatement, exaggeration, or outright fabrication about the educational credentials that helped them land their current job, or at least put them on the path to their current leadership role. Besides the obvious questions—about how and why the people went to such lengths to ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Networking at Work is Important for New Hires

    Networking at Work is Important for New Hires
    After you’ve successfully completed a job search, shouldn’t networking be the last thing on your mind? Not so, say networking experts. In fact, internal networking, right from the beginning, is key to maintaining the upward trajectory of your career. Here’s how to successfully launch your networking campaign at a new job. Why Network from the Start? “When you start in a ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Career Change and the Seasoned Worker

    Career Change and the Seasoned Worker
    by Susan Bryant | Monster Contributing Writer "When you're finished changing, you're finished." -- Benjamin Franklin What would it be like to quit your job and start over in a more appealing career? If you are an older worker, you may think that a major career change would require overcoming too many obstacles to be worthwhile, like age discrimination, new technology ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How To Get A Job In This Economy - Interviewing

    How To Get A Job In This Economy - Interviewing
    Interviewing is often compared to dating—and for good reason. Just like a first date, an interview is a forum for you to look your best, highlight your attributes, and convince the other person that they should pursue a long-term relationship with you. While these are all important aspects of successful interviewing, don’t forget that it’s important to interview the company as ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Leave on a Positive Note: How to Write a Letter of Resignation

    Leave on a Positive Note: How to Write a Letter of Resignation
    Whether you're on your way to a great new position or unhappily leaving your employer for personal or career-related reasons, you need to write a resignation letter. The main goal of your letter is to inform your employer about the details of your resignation, but the underlying benefit is a chance for you to strengthen your relationship with your supervisor/colleagues and ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Healing Tips for the Broken Hearted Job Seeker

    Healing Tips for the Broken Hearted Job Seeker
    Someone once told me a corporation was a nasty thing to fall in love with – because it will NEVER love you back. The rules of loyalty in the work force are changing. No one can deny that. However, knowing this doesn’t change the pain of getting laid off or let go. It hurts. It can wound. Each of us reacts ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    What Is Human Resources Outsourcing Doing for You?

    What Is Human Resources Outsourcing Doing for You?
    It appears that Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO) is finally delivering on its initial promises. This is potentially good news for organizations embarking on HR Transformation which has, to date, often failed to live up to ambitious claims of process improvements and cost savings. In a recent survey by IT research and advisory company Gartner, (reported in the Times), asking whether outsourcing ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Signs You Will Be Laid Off

    10 Signs You Will Be Laid Off
    When massive layoffs rocked the tech sector last year, non-dot-commers looked on with sympathy, then thanked goodness, heavens and their lucky stars they hadn't migrated to a start-up. This year things are different. The sinking economy has just about everyone — new-economy workers and old — looking over their shoulder for that dreaded pink slip. [widget:quiz_how_do_you_look_on_paper] There is no sure-fire way ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Too Old for Business School?

    Too Old for Business School?
    Full-time MBAs 40 and older are rare. But for some, it's a valuable experience On several field trips to local businesses, 42-year-old Liza Turley, a 2008 graduate of the University of Washington's Foster School of Business, noticed a recurring misunderstanding. Speakers and business leaders would often assume she was a teacher, not a student. Considering Turley had a good decade on ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Why New Hires Fail

    Why New Hires Fail
    Forty-six percent of newly-hired employees will fail within 18 months, according to a new study by Leadership IQ. (Failure is being defined as: being terminated, leaving under pressure, receiving disciplinary action, or having significantly negative performance reviews.) But it's not because they don't have the right skills to do the job. Instead, the study found that 26% of new hires fail ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Best Industries to Find Jobs in '09

    Best Industries to Find Jobs in '09
    Times are tough, we all know it. Thousands of Americans have been laid off or the company they worked for has gone under. So where are the bright spots in this sea of gloom? Which industries will hold job opportunities for HR professionals, and others? Read more about the industries that are either recession-proof staples or are growing in light of ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    A Follow-Up Call Wins the Interview

    A Follow-Up Call Wins the Interview
    You've sent your resume to three (or 16 or 110) prospective employers, so you've done your part. Now all you have to do is sit back and wait for the phone to ring. But why is nothing happening? We've got news for you: Your phone will never ring. The fact you sent your resume in response to job postings means very ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Changed Mind After Accepting Offer

    Changed Mind After Accepting Offer
    A reader writes: In August 2008, I relocated for work and a boyfriend (we don't live together through) and ended up with a job in an industry in which I've been doing the same type of work for 10 years. The company and environment ended up being horrible and thus my job search began. I was so burnt out, in fact, ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Managing Your Layoff

    Managing Your Layoff
    You sit in your cubicle and watch your company's head count go down month by month. You know it's just a matter of time before layoffs affect your department. After all, why would the company need all these HR people when there are fewer employees to service? Snap out of it! Instead of waiting to become a statistic, get yourself in ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    10 Awkward Interviews and How to Handle Them

    If you're a hiring manager, you've seen a variety of colorful job candidates and heard many interesting answers, creative excuses and witnessed strange interview behaviors that have left you exhausted and ready to tear your hair out, if you aren't already bald from the stress. As for interviewees, it isn't that much easier for you either. Your lack of success ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Is Starting Your Own Business the Answer?

    Is Starting Your Own Business the Answer?
    by Susan Bryant | Monster Contributing Writer Whether starting your own business is something you've always dreamed of or it's one option after an unexpected layoff, there are several points to consider before striking out on your own: A New Business Is Like a New Baby If you're a parent, you know how your baby changed your life in ways you ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?