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Waiting for the Job: Cues to Take from Presidential Candidates

Today is a turning point in American politics, just as it is every four years. It’s election day, when we either elect a new President or re-elect a current President. It’s a time when we spend hours in line at the ...

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9 Annoying Lies Job Interviewers Tell

Have you ever wondered, following an interview, if the things the interviewer told you were true? They say, “We’ll call you” and “You’re terrific,” but are they lying? Yup. Brazen Careerist t...

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Dealing with a “Low Ball” Salary Offer

We’ve all been there. You interview for a job, you’re convinced this is the one that will finally push you over into your “dream salary” category, and then….the low ball salary offer. You’re ...


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10 Scariest Job Seeker Mistakes

It may be Halloween, but that doesn’t mean you should let your job search turn you into a clumsy zombie. Though these tips may not help you when the undead invade, there are a number of basic survival skills you can use to ge...

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Job Search Sleuthing: Who’s the Hiring Manager and Other Mysteries

Any expert in job searching will tell you that the best offensive move you can make when applying to a job is finding a way to get your resume into the hands of the hiring manager directly via a trusted friend or employee. This...

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The Internal Application: How to Make a Move Inside Your Company

Here on Career Girl Network, we talk a lot about the job search. We’ve given you best practices for looking for a job, how to master the dreaded online application, interview skills, and much more. But we rarely talk abou...


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Getting a Seasonal Side Job: Pros, Cons, and How-Tos

Halloween is almost here, and soon, too, will be the Holiday season. Wreaths will be raised, Santas will ring bells, and snow will start to fall. And with the Holiday season comes…the shopping season. And with the shoppin...

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How to Win the Job (or the Office of the President)

Ever feel like your job hunt has become a long campaign? Just imagine how the presidential hopefuls feel! Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are vying for the most important job in the United States. With the market more competitive ...

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The 5 Personality Traits That Get Hired

You’d like to think your skills, your experience, and your accomplishments will be the things that get you the job, right? But simply put, employers are hiring people, not resumes, and your personality counts when it come...


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Surviving Life Between Jobs

It’s not ideal to leave a job and not have another lined up, but it happens. Whether you were laid off or decided your job wasn’t right for you, it’s hard to know what to do in that strange in-between time. I left my last...