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Single typo sinks 124-year-old company

Elizabeth Bromstein | Jan 30, 2015 9:15 pm

If ever there was a story that demonstrates the value of proofreading, this is it. Here is the tale of how the accidental omission of a single letter – a typo – ruined a 124-year-old company and cost the UK government a potential $13 million.


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The actual faces of the world’s most famous hand models (and is this the job for you?)

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 30, 2015 6:17 pm


We’ve all heard about the mysterious career known as “hand modelling,” and many of us have wondered who the people are attached to those hands holding the burgers or chocolate bars, or putting lotion on, in advertisements. Now let’s see who they are.



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How to get employers to give you a chance in an industry where you have no experience

Peter Harris| Jan 30, 2015 12:57 pm


Looking to make a career transition? Here’s how you can show value to an employer in a new field where you have little or no previous experience – without asking someone to just gamble on you.



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Develop this one skill that appears in 9 out of 10 postings for the most in-demand jobs

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 29, 2015 8:51 pm


“Active listening” is one of the most sought after skills by employers. How much have you developed this skill? Here are some ways to be a better listener.



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How to spot a psychopath on social media

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 28, 2015 5:53 pm


A new study suggests this habit in men indicates higher levels of narcissism and psychopathy. And you can spot it just by looking at Facebook and Instagram.



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The best time to quit your job

Peter Harris| Jan 28, 2015 3:25 pm


Sometimes you really have to leave your job. If you’re not making enough money to survive, your company is doomed, or your job is ruining your life, it’s time to jump ship. Here’s how to spot the smartest time to make your move.



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The definitive list of resume dos and don’ts. Don’t break these rules.

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 27, 2015 9:25 pm


There are resume rules you should not break. Here they are. Live by them and you will drastically increase your chances of getting the great job you deserve.



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Evaporating employment: 10 jobs with a 99% chance of becoming extinct in the next two decades

Peter Harris| Jan 27, 2015 10:49 am


Experts say that half of today’s jobs will be completely redundant by 2025. Here’s a look at the occupations with the highest (and lowest) danger of becoming obsolete over the next two decades.



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Facebook knows more about you than your friends, family or even your spouse

Peter Harris| Jan 26, 2015 9:29 pm


Your Facebook likes reveal more of your personality, work style, and attitudes than your closest family and friends even know about you. Experts suggest this could be used to predict candidates’ cultural fit when screening them for jobs.



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Five style essentials every man and woman should have in their work wardrobe

Lisa Mesbur| Jan 26, 2015 6:17 pm


Whether you’re a leopard print lover or a baseball cap enthusiast, you’ve still got to get yourself into a work-appropriate outfit every day. The good news is that a few carefully chosen pieces will go a long way towards looking professional and put together without sacrificing your personal style.



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