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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...

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When to Tell Your Boss You’re Looking

Over on PersonalBrandingBlog.com, Skip Freeman gave us a little glimpse into the workings of Marissa Mayer’s transition from Google to Yahoo! Namely, when she gave her notice, which according to Skip was…..30 minute...

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Prosperous Cheaters — Know the Interview Questions Before You Go

In high school, I was an officer in our NHS chapter. We had planned this incredible pep rally: complete with relay races, blindfolds, class competition, and teachers getting creamed in the face with pies (or something). Thinkin...


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Passive vs. Active in Applications and Hiring

In the HR community, you’ll hear a lot about passive vs. active candidates. What does this mean, exactly? Active Candidates are those who are currently actively pursuing a new position – these candidates are both employ...

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Beating the Online Application Machine

We’ve all done it. You’ve read the job description, you’ve clicked on the “Apply Now” button, and you sigh a huge annoying sigh. Ugh. An online application system. Sure, you can upload your resume....

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Spot a Toxic Work Environment BEFORE You Take the Job

Recently, Women & Co. by Citi published an article on toxic work environments – namely, how to know if you’re in one. And though their advice was spot on, I thought to myself, “who cares about identifying a t...


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Negotiating: How Far Can I Go?

One of the questions asked most often when it comes to interviewing and negotiating isn’t how to negotiate or how to determine your worth – it’s how to make the right counter-offer. It’s rare that any negoti...