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    Death of the Credit History Check In Hiring

    Death of the Credit History Check In Hiring
    There’s a growing backlash against credit history background checks in the hiring process. At the head of the movement is Jacqueline Berrien, the chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. According to labor experts I’ve been talking to in the months since she got the top post at the government agency in April, she doesn’t much like credit checks and has ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Are High School Dropouts Good IT Job Candidates?

    Are High School Dropouts Good IT Job Candidates?
    Never mind a college degree. Should companies be willing to hire high school dropouts as long as they have an IT certification? According to an executive at one of the nation’s top IT certification providers, they absolutely should. I spoke yesterday with Terry Erdle, senior vice president of skills certification at CompTIA, who said the IT environment is going through profound ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How IT Can Help Turn Rogues into Social HEROes

    How IT Can Help Turn Rogues into Social HEROes
    What a difference a few years makes in the perception of social media and other emerging technologies that are wildly popular among consumers though not yet mainstream in many enterprises. Three years ago I wrote a post titled IT's Role In Creating Rogues, in which I said IT had a role in creating "rogue" users of technologies by not being responsive ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Top 7 IT Jobs of the Future

    Top 7 IT Jobs of the Future
    It’s no secret that the past couple of years have been rough for IT professionals. Companies outsourced to countries with cheaper labor, the recession forced others to slash more jobs, and even high-level IT personnel were targets. Despite these job market woes, this field’s future is not all doom and gloom, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With some perseverance ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How To Cope With an Unemployed Partner

    How To Cope With an Unemployed Partner
    Today’s job market has many couples well aware of the strain unemployment can put on a relationship. Constant stress can cause fights, break up an otherwise healthy relationship, and, for those who are married, really put “for better or worse” to the test. Often, coping with this anxiety and pressure can be just as taxing for the employed partner as it ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How To Find a Job Without Getting Fired

    How To Find a Job Without Getting Fired
    So you’ve decided you can’t spend another year working for your under-appreciative boss with little room for growth. It’s a good job, but you’ve been here three years without a promotion. It’s time to go, right? Gone are the days when employees spend their entire careers climbing the ladder at a single company. In fact, job hopping can actually help you ...
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    How to Make Friends in and out of the Office

    How to Make Friends in and out of the Office
    When we were younger, making friends was easy. School provides us with an instant pool of people our own age that we interact with on a daily basis, who are in the same boat we are. But once we leave college and enter the real world, finding friends can be a more difficult task, especially if you have to relocate for ...
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    How to Refer a Friend for a Job

    How to Refer a Friend for a Job
    Finding a job is no easy task. Thankfully you’re employed, but it’s hard to watch your buddy network, scour job boards, send updated resumes, and… still not get a single call back. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could nudge her through the door at your company with a glowing reference? Definitely! But beware, oh gracious pal. Putting in a good ...
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    How to Ace the Phone Interview

    How to Ace the Phone Interview
    Most people regard a phone interview as a mere formality on their way to a face-to-face interview. Although the phone interview is usually just a preliminary step to the formal interview, it is just as important. If you don't impress your future employer with your phone screen, you'll never make it to the formal interview. Are you nervous talking on the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Make Your Boss Look Good

    How to Make Your Boss Look Good
    When you’ve got a good working relationship with your boss, she can be your greatest asset. Not only can she help you succeed in your current job and prepare you for more responsibility, she can also make your work satisfying and fun. But of course this just doesn’t happen. It’s up to you to get the ball rolling in the right ...
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    Getting Through a Group Interview

    Getting Through a Group Interview
    Group interviews are relatively easy if you work well in a team and are able to make your ideas heard in a crowd. However, they can be challenging if you have a quieter personality and prefer to keep to yourself. Regardless of how you feel about group interviews, there’s no reason you should treat them any different, in most respects, than ...
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    Resume Tips for a Career Change

    Resume Tips for a Career Change
    Looking for work can be difficult in the best of times…these are not the best of times. Advice about résumé writing abounds and experts offer astoundingly different opinions. How is a job seeker to know which advice to follow? The bottom line: no one way is the right way for everyone. [gate] For the job seeker, it is best to read ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Are You Getting Interviews, But Not the Job?

    Are You Getting Interviews, But Not the Job?
    How to Diagnose Where You Might Be Going Wrong Your resume has earned you interviews with several employers over the past year. That's impressive, especially in this economy. But none of those interviews has yielded a job offer. You've done the standard interview preparation. You've shown up on time and dressed in appropriate interview attire. But somewhere between the paper credentials ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Speak Assertively at Work

    How to Speak Assertively at Work
    If you deal with daily meetings and interactions with coworkers, you know just how important it is to speak assertively. But what exactly does “assertively” mean and how do you speak your mind without coming across as rude? These are important questions, as communicating effectively — not to mention politely — is pivotal to your professional success. The last thing you ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid

    6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid
    Wondering which questions you'll be asked during your job interview? You should expect the usual ones, such as "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and "What's your greatest weakness?" But then there are more colorful questions, such as "What animal best describes you?" and "If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Last-Minute Interview Prep Tips

    Last-Minute Interview Prep Tips
    Interviews can be pretty intimidating, so it's understandable if you put off prepping for the big day because of nerves. Lucky for you, we've put together a cheat sheet of last-minute interview prep tips, whether your interview is tomorrow afternoon — or two hours from now. Procrastinators, rejoice. You still have a chance at that job! 1. Dress Code Looking the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    6 Ways to Turn a Job Fair into a Job

    6 Ways to Turn a Job Fair into a Job
    When you’re young and the world is seemingly your oyster, going to a job fair sounds like a no-brainer. A bunch of companies looking to hire? and All in the same place? As long as you bring enough copies of your resume and pass them out to everyone, you’re certain to get a callback. Right? Not necessarily. Without the right approach, ...
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    Why You Aren't Getting Hired

    Why You Aren't Getting Hired
    Frustrated by unemployment? Job hunting is tricky business. Getting hired is a subtle mix of the right qualifications, enough experience, interview chemistry, and a dash of luck. Assuming you're making all the right moves and avoiding the really obvious job seeker mistakes, there are a few points to consider that could be your ticket out of unemployment. Get out of your ...
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    Blog Your Way to the Perfect Job, 5 Tips

    Blog Your Way to the Perfect Job, 5 Tips
    We don’t have to tell you — it’s not easy to get a job these days. In this economy, it's easy to get stressed out over less-than-plentiful job openings. So the question remains: What’s the secret to getting the job you want? Unfortunately, we don’t have secrets, but we do have answers. The main one? Start a blog! Come on, admit ...
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    Can Unrelated Jobs Really Hurt Your Resume?

    Can Unrelated Jobs Really Hurt Your Resume?
    Do you have a lot of unrelated jobs on your resume? Many job seekers — mostly young professionals and career changers — worry that having dissimilar work experience can hurt potential job prospects. But is having several unrelated jobs on your resume really an issue? According to interviewers and hiring managers, the answer is not really — especially if leaving it ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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