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The most obvious & most common reasons people get let go

Elizabeth Bromstein | Jul 29, 2014 6:22 pm

Everyone has career setbacks. Sometimes they’re your own fault, other times they’re not. Here are the most common and the most obvious reasons people are let go from jobs.


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Don’t trust anyone under 30 at work

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 9, 2014 5:31 pm


New research says 80% of Millennials will throw a friend under the bus if it means getting a promotion. What a cutthroat generation.



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Ten weird things about work that aren’t in your job description (and HR won’t tell you about)

Peter Harris| Jul 9, 2014 11:42 am


Work is a strange place. A lot of odd rituals have formed to keep so many disparate personalities coexisting in a shared space as part of a team. Here’s what they don’t teach you in school about life on the job.



Category: Life At Work,
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Welcome to the ‘Shared Economy’ – and what it means for your wallet

Kevin Makra| Jul 9, 2014 9:28 am


The new ‘shared economy’ has attracted job seekers who can think outside the box. Think about ways that you can apply your education and skills to be part of this innovative movement. Here’s what’s going on.



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Fighting for a bonus after being terminated

Norman Grosman| Jul 8, 2014 8:56 pm


Can my former employer deny me my bonus for the year because they fired me before it was paid out? I worked the year and believe I am entitled to it.



Category: Employment Law,
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The career lesson you can learn from a hot dog eating champion

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 8, 2014 7:47 pm


A competitive eater’s one trick everyone should know for the job hunt. Remember this and use it.



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Six job interview cliches to avoid like the plague

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 8, 2014 3:19 pm


We know you’re a hard-working team player and you’re a perfect fit for the position. But you can’t say that out loud.



Category: Job interviews, Latest News & Advice,
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Infographic: Why the other person got the job, and you didn’t

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 7, 2014 3:12 pm


We asked over 300 hiring managers what factor will move them to hire one candidate over another. The answer might surprise you.



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Secrets of hiring managers

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 7, 2014 2:23 pm


The job candidate isn’t the only one who isn’t always telling the whole truth. Here’s what hiring managers aren’t telling you.



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The three things employers want to see in your resume

The three things that employers want to see in your resume

Peter Harris| Jul 4, 2014 11:05 am


Resumes are boring to read, and hiring managers are busy. Since there are really only three things that they care about in your job application, make sure these are clearly communicated at first glance.



Category: Resumes and Cover Letters,