Archive for Category: "In the News"

4 tips for connecting with co-workers despite your differences

4 tips for connecting with co-workers despite your differences

April is Celebrate Diversity Month, so I went out to find ways employees can embrace diversity at a grassroots level by connecting with co-workers who are different from them.

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Unconventional job search advice

Unconventional job search advice

Sometimes the best job search advice tells you what not to do, what to do differently or what to do less often. Tips to avoid pitfalls or think about things in a new way are equally helpful, if not more so, than rote platitudes about shoring up your resume and social connections. For this week’s [...]

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Making the transition from employee to entrepreneur

Making the transition from employee to entrepreneur

You’re a few weeks or months away from graduation, and you’ve got a decision to make: Jump into an awesome 9-to-5 job or take that project you’ve been working on for the last two years and turn it into a business. The decision isn’t easy.

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3 employee benefits that can save you money on your taxes

3 employee benefits that can save you money on your taxes

As today is tax day, you may find yourself wishing you had taken advantage of more ways to reduce your tax burden. There are plenty of legal ways to reduce your pre-tax income and help give yourself a break next time around. Here are three employee benefits many organizations offer that can save you money on [...]

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Middle-aged and unemployed: Smartly seize the opportunity for change

Middle-aged and unemployed: Smartly seize the opportunity for change

The overall unemployment rate for March of 2014 was 6.7 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Those ages 45 to 54 fared better than the national average at 5 percent, as did workers ages 55 and older at 4.8 percent.

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Heading to work? Leave stress at the door.

Heading to work? Leave stress at the door.

Work-related stress is a fact of life. Everyone feels it at one time or another. And with 42 percent of workers saying workplace stress has driven them to a job change, according to a recent Monster poll, we’ve decided to uncover some ways to deal with stress once it hits.

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Raining cats and dogs: Pet industry at historic spending levels

Raining cats and dogs: Pet industry at historic spending levels

Your pet cat or dog — waiting for you when you get home or keeping you company when you’re sick — provides you with constant, unrequited joy. Did you also consider that this relationship, and the ones like it around the United States, serves as an indicator of an American industry on the rise?

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How to know you’ve found the right job

How to know you’ve found the right job

If you found the perfect job, would you know it? This week’s roundup brings you five articles to help you uncover whether your next job is the right job for you. Want a Job You Love? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before the Interview The Daily Muse: “The foundation of our purpose lies in our [...]

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Retirement of baby boomers boosting financial services hiring throughout the next decade

Retirement of baby boomers boosting financial services hiring throughout the next decade

A recent Monster report shows that as baby boomers decide to exit the workforce, jobs are opening in the financial services industry.

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How to negotiate a job offer and salary

How to negotiate a job offer and salary

Whether you’re negotiating a job offer or just want an increase in pay, knowing how to negotiate your way to a successful end result requires preparation and strategy. Learn how to put the ball in your court — and keep it there — with the tips and strategies found in this week’s roundup.

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