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Posted September 12, 2014 by

What to Do When Your Less Qualified Coworker Makes More Money Than You

Jennifer Parris

Jennifer Parris, Salary.com contributing writer

For the most part, you and your colleagues get along fairly well. As a team, you’re pretty much in sync, with each member pulling his or her weight. That is, with the exception of one team member, who does the least amount of work possible.

Ironically, you discovered the same colleague also makes the same amount of money as you. It’s understandable to get upset, but if you truly want to fix the situation there’s a right and wrong way to go about it.

Here’s what to do when your colleague earns the same as you—and does less. (more…)

Posted September 02, 2014 by

Tough in Your Search for Entry Level Jobs? Words to Inspire You for Success

While those of you searching for entry level jobs might sometimes feel like giving up, hopefully the following post can inspire you to keep going.

Job Search can be stressful and take much longer that you expect. It’s not easy to go through the pressure at times. Success comes to those who keep going, positively, enthusiastically and with a plan. Here are some inspiring sayings that might motivate you or help carry on when the going gets tough: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Don’t Quit When things

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Posted August 28, 2014 by

College Graduates, Considering New Jobs? 7 Ways to Plan Ahead

For college graduates interested in finding new jobs, the following post shares seven ways to get a head start.

These days, gold watches and pensions can be filed under “career fairy tales.” Quite on the contrary, just surviving a round or two of layoffs is considered a happy ending. In a tough economy and an increasingly competitive job market, it may feel like you should always be planning your next

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Posted August 19, 2014 by

How to become a professional wrestler

So you are probably an avid fan of professional wrestling. You probably have every kind of poster featuring your favorite wrestler, the T-shirts, the magazines and most likely consider WWE news more important that national or international news. That is what passion looks like: to eat, breathe and sleep wrestling. You may even want to turn your dreams into reality by getting into pro wrestling.

Now, before you go shocking your family (you must realize that unless you come from a wrestling family, everyone expected you to get over this ‘phase’), you need to have a plan on how you can make it on one of those posters in your room, just like you always dreamed. (more…)

Posted August 06, 2014 by

College Students, Want to Improve Your Ability to Network for Jobs? Tips for Success

Networking for jobs might not be easy for college students.  So for those who want to get better, the following post shares some tips for success.

Last week, while in a room with 300 strangers, I was introduced to a woman who was sharp, outgoing, and engaging. She asked really insightful, smart questions. I had her pegged: a power networker. She was clearly in her element and very comfortable connecting with strangers. But as our conversation continued, I came to learn that she wasn’t an extrovert or

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Posted August 01, 2014 by

7 “Secrets” to Jumpstart Your Job Interview

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

If you’re serious about getting the job you want, you must play an active part in jumpstarting the interview. The following seven secret strategies will help you do that.

Secret #1: Polish Your Resume
Make no mistake about the importance of presenting a clean, clearly written resume that is spell-checked and proofread. Read it again. Review it again. Repeat the process again. And if you know someone with good editing skills, ask him or her to take a final look. (more…)

Posted July 29, 2014 by

College Graduates, Interested in Jobs as Entrepreneurs but Don’t Know Where to Start? What You Should Do

College graduates who work on jobs where they’re not satisfied for one reason or another may feel at some point that it’s time for a change, say as entrepreneurs.  If grads are looking to go into business for themselves, the following post has advice on where they should start.

Are you “over” your 9-to-5? If you’re sick of going into the office every day and feeling totally uninspired as you sit in your cubicle working hard to grow someone else’s business, the entrepreneurial lifestyle might be a better fit for you. As an entrepreneur, you can set your own hours and

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Posted July 23, 2014 by

Want to Change Careers, College Graduates and Find New Jobs? 5 Ways Not to Limit Yourself Mentally

For college graduates who want to find jobs in new careers, it is important for them not to limit themselves mentally in these five ways found in the following post.

You probably fell into your current career. Yes, I know you planned. You carefully considered your choice of degree. You got a job you were qualified for. But you only assessed opportunities that were right in front of your nose.   Your choices were (unwittingly) limited. Limited by your environment.

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Posted July 22, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Don’t Worry About Having Top Corner Office Jobs Now. Plan that for the Future

Recent college graduates should not focus on getting the top corner office jobs right away.  However, that does not mean they can’t start planning to do so now for the future.  Learn more in the following post.

Though you know you one day want a C-suite title, you realize it’ll take some time to get there. No one puts the recent grad or entry-level associate in the corner office off the bat. So should you hang back and wait awhile before stepping up? Of course not! You should chart your path to

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Posted July 17, 2014 by

Over 25% of CIOs Say Their Company Has No Mobile Strategy

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Mobile phones with touchscreen and colorful apps. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

With seemingly everyone using mobile devices these days, it might be hard to believe that some businesses don’t have a mobile strategy.  That is the case, though, for more than 25% of companies, according to CIOs based on one survey.  Learn more in the following post. (more…)