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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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How to create the perfect social media post every time (infographic)

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 16, 2015 9:13 pm

Whether you’re a business, a job seeker, a marketer, or just someone with time to spend online, you want to make optimal use of whatever social media you’re marketing/wasting time on.

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Why is your boss a schmuck? Because they’re the boss (study)

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 16, 2015 8:25 pm

If your boss is a beast, maybe it’s not their fault. Maybe they’ve suffered what is the equivalent of trauma to their frontal cortex and that is causing them to behave like a beast.

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The five basic job search dos and don’ts for getting hired faster

Peter Harris| Jan 16, 2015 10:38 am

If you’re just beginning your job search, and you’re looking for some pointers to get started, here are the very basics for successfully landing a job.

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The seven most successful job search strategies for 2015

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 15, 2015 7:42 pm

Surveyed career experts list the most successful job search tactics being employed today. Try these tips to successfully land the position you want.

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Exit strategy: How to land on your feet when you lose your job

Peter Harris| Jan 15, 2015 12:47 pm

Obviously being let go from a job is a setback, but it doesn’t have to derail your career. Here’s how to handle the stumbling block and get back on track quickly.

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20 Twitter accounts every job seeker should follow for 2015

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 14, 2015 9:21 pm

Twitter is a goldmine of information and resources for your job search. Here are 20 career, job search, and recruiting experts you must follow to land the job you want in 2015.

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How your name could determine your occupation

Kevin Makra| Jan 14, 2015 8:12 pm

What’s in a name? Just maybe the career your destined for. While studying the origins of names, a team of researches has found that a disproportionate number of people with the same name end up in the same job.

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Six surprisingly high paying jobs for 2015

Peter Harris| Jan 13, 2015 9:24 am

A new report has just come out listing six surprising career options that can pay over $100,000 a year – and they aren’t just for bankers, insurance folks and executives.

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Here’s why you may be getting an extra paycheque this year

Peter Harris| Jan 12, 2015 12:29 pm

Workers who get paid every two weeks could be in for a surprise bonus this year. A quirk of the calendar causes 2015 to be a payday ‘leap year.’ Here’s what that really means for your wallet.

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