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Posted October 10, 2014 by

9 Reasons Americans Increasingly Hate Their Jobs

Aaron Gouveia

Aaron Gouveia, Salary.com contributing writer

At first glance, things seem to be getting better these days. We’re told the U.S. is in a period of gradual economic recovery, more companies are now hiring again, and unemployment continues to inch downward.

But as we head into the last few months of the year, it appears many American workers haven’t gotten the memo about the good news, and are preparing for a winter of discontent. (more…)

Posted September 12, 2014 by

Work on an Entry Level Job? How to Approach it Like a Boss

No matter whether you work on an entry level job or another position, you can have the mentality of a boss.  Find out how in the following post.

Don’t let Lonely Island mislead you; there’s more to acting like a boss than rolling high and taking liberties with your subordinates’ desks. It encompasses everything from refilling the coffee pot like a boss to going after that big-name client like a boss. No task is too big or too small to tackle with the

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Posted June 18, 2014 by

By the Numbers: Impress Recruiters with Your Resume

While you might focus on various parts of your resume, don’t forget to use numbers to make a powerful impression among recruiters.  In the following post, find out how to use them successfully in this document.

Companies of all shapes and sizes hire one thing (and one thing only): solution providers. And how do you show you are a solution provider? Numbers. Numbers define the size and scope of your previous employer, position, and contribution. Your accomplishments, both past and potential, are defined by these numbers. Employers, when looking for

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Posted May 19, 2014 by

Not Satisfied with Recent Graduate Jobs Due to Underemployment? How to Get the Most Out of It

For young professionals on recent graduate jobs who are unhappy being underemployed, the following post offers advice on making the most of these positions for the future.

50 percent of recent college graduates were either unemployed or underemployed. Underemployed means you have a job, but it might be part-time and it’s definitely below your skill set, education and capability. This is the position I found myself in three months after graduating. However, I wasn’t satisfied with being underemployed.

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Posted April 10, 2014 by

The Most Effective Responses to Interview Questions

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Man interviewing a young woman across a desk. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

In order to give the most effective responses to interview questions, you must prepare and practice for your job interview. Read about the most common questions, prepare by writing down your answers, and practice with yourself or your mentor.

Since you have made it to the interview process you have met the initial requirements for the job. Now you must WOW your interviewer with great answers that will get them to ask you the ultimate question: “So, when can you start?” (more…)

Posted March 17, 2014 by

Using Social Media to Find Recent Graduate Jobs? Avoid These 7 Sins

Whether you are trying to build a personal brand or find recent graduate jobs, the misuse of social media could be harmful to your career.  In the following post, learn seven sins to avoid when it comes this form of networking.

Until social media came along and made everything complicated, I had personal branding figured out. Using traditional media, I could make any CEO, celebrity or author look like a genius. If my clients didn’t do anything embarrassing between board meetings, movie premieres or book releases, I could keep their reputations — and monetary worth — strong.

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Posted March 14, 2014 by

8 Critical Characteristics Interviewers Are Looking for in Applicants

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Job candidate talking to an interviewer. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When you are applying for a job and submitting a resume it is helpful to know what hiring managers and interviewers are looking for. If you have that information, you can make sure that those characteristics show up on your resume and address them in an interview. Here are eight of the most critical characteristics that interviewers are looking for. (more…)

Posted December 04, 2013 by

Searching Online for Entry Level Jobs? 7 Mistakes to Avoid

If you are conducting a search for entry level jobs online, be sure to avoid the seven mistakes mentioned in the following post.

You’ve been looking all over for a job. But it seems no matter what you do, you just can’t land one. The stress kicks in. Constant rejection destroys your confidence. And you’re getting desperate. You ask yourself why. Well, without knowing it, you could be committing one or more of the seven

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Posted November 21, 2013 by

Been Called a Geek? Why You’re Also a More Interesting Entry Level Job Candidate

If and when you’re classified as a geek, don’t think twice about it.  In the following post, learn why that makes you a more interesting entry level job candidate in the following post.

Geek has become more chic the last few years. In fact, a recent Modis Geek Pride survey found more than 87 percent of Americans fly their geek flag proudly. If you’re one of these geeks, that’s great news. You have a lot to offer many companies. Computer whizzes and tech nerds are no longer the only geeks in the game. The

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