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How to talk yourself into a job

Kevin Makra | Mar 4, 2015 9:35 pm

A news study suggests hiring managers are more likely to hire you if they hear you speak, rather than just read your resume and cover letter.

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Beauty pageant runner-up tears crown off winner’s head (or how not to react when someone else gets the promotion)

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 3, 2015 7:56 pm

Beauty queen demonstrates how not to behave when you don’t get the promotion or prize that you want, unless your goal is to make international headlines.

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How to make more money: Our top tips for landing greater salaries and pay raises

Peter Harris| Feb 3, 2015 12:01 pm

It’s that time of year again. Salary negotiation time. So how can you make sure you receive the pay increase you’re looking for? Here are some top negotiation tips.

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The 10 best jobs for 2015 that pay over $90K

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 2, 2015 7:55 pm

Us News & World Report recently released its annual Best 100 Jobs report. These are the best paying out of those top jobs.

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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

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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