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10 Tips to Better Networking

Some people seem born to network. They love working the crowd, meeting new people, and pressing the flesh. Others–perhaps the majority–are uncomfortable with the idea. But in this day and age, networking can be a key to making the sale. “That’s great,” you say. “But I’m not in the business of selling.” Don’t you believe

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How to Handle Losing Your Job during the Holidays

Losing your job is always crushing; losing your job during the holidays–especially when you didn’t see it coming–can be emotionally crippling. It’s not just the idea of losing money in the midst of the buying season, although that is certainly bad enough. It’s also the feeling of isolation, like everyone around you is Santa Claus

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Finding Work in a Full Economy

The economy is–somewhat surprisingly, given the current world situation–strong, American confidence is high, and unemployment is at its lowest point in years. So why are so many people still having trouble finding a job? Well to start with, that isn’t a universal question. A year ago, job search site Glassdoor.com pointed out that out of

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The Interview Question You’re Never Ready to Answer

If you do any research at all before your job interview–and you had better–you’ve probably got some answers down pat: where you went to school, work history, greatest accomplishment, biggest challenge–the normal stuff. Then there are the weird one or two pet questions that every interviewer has. They might be trick questions, or maybe not.

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Would You Move to a Position that Pays LESS?

Being out of a job is bad enough, but when it seems like there are no openings out there at all, it can be particularly depressing. If you’re a blue-color worker who feels the job market is whacked, well, you’re not wrong: a report earlier this year by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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Targeting Your Resume for Success

In a perfect world, all of us would keep our resumes constantly updated, just in case. The reality is, most of us completely ignore that important piece of paper until the day we need it … which, incidentally, is just about the worst time to be working on it. Nobody likes writing a resume. Of

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