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Hospitality’s unexpectedly hottest new job: Butler

Melissa Allen| Oct 15, 2014 12:56 pm


We’re all familiar with the Geoffrey to Uncle Phil, the Alfred to Bruce Wayne, the Carson to Lord Grantham, but butlers aren’t just a relic of Hollywood parody and old-word aristocracy—butlers are back.



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Everyday habits that will get you promoted

Melissa Allen| Sep 26, 2014 10:24 am


We’ve noticed some common behaviours in people who rise quickly through the ranks. So here are some instant, real-world activities that you can start doing today to help you get your next promotion.



Category: Life At Work,
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Poll: Only poor underachievers think everyone deserves a trophy

Melissa Allen| Aug 25, 2014 10:09 am


A new study shows a distinct correlation between believing that everyone should be equally rewarded just for participating, regardless of achievement, and actually getting ahead in life. It can also shed light on your political views.



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Five career lessons from Kim Kardashian

Melissa Allen| Aug 18, 2014 02:56 pm


Kanye West calls them “Kim K skills” the tools you need to achieve success. Here are five basic “Kim K skills” you can use to propel your own career forward. (Hint: making a sex tape is NOT one of them).



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What to do right now if you just lost your job

Melissa Allen| Jul 28, 2014 08:38 pm


Some people handle getting let go better than others, and manage to bounce back into even better positions. Here’s what they do.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
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One simple social media hack for connecting with your dream job

Melissa Allen| Jul 21, 2014 02:53 pm


Here’s how one candidate leveraged social media to reboot his career and land his dream job – in a completely different field of work.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,
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10 jobs that let you retire early

Melissa Allen| Jul 10, 2014 07:34 pm


Believe it or not, you don’t need to win the lottery or inherit millions to retire early. Here are ten everyday jobs that will put you on the path to early retirement.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work,
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Career lessons from Dave Chappelle

Melissa Allen| Jun 11, 2014 02:50 pm


Everyone loves hearing epic job quitting stories. Last night, Dave Chappelle who famously walked off the job back in 2005, appeared on the Late Night with David Letterman, presumably there to promote his new act. Here’s what we learned.



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Five reasons why you suck at your job (and how to fix them!)

Five reasons why you suck at your job (and how to fix them)

Melissa Allen| Jun 2, 2014 09:31 am


Unfortunately many people who aren’t that great at their jobs never find out there’s a problem until they receive a terrible year-end review, or worse are suddenly let go. Here are five reasons why many people fall short on the job – and solutions for improving them before it’s too late.



Category: Career Dilemmas,
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Transferable skills that will carry you from hospitality jobs to other careers

Melissa Allen| May 15, 2014 04:15 pm


Those who want to switch jobs after working in hospitality positions can boast a large list of skills and qualities that should interest any employer.



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