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  • Interview Confidence to the Edge of Cockiness
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    By Jeff Lipschultz, AOL Jobs

    Time and time again, I remind job seekers that your attitude in the interview can make or break your chances of getting the job. Keep in mind though that, "attitude" covers a lot of ground. Job seekers are reminded to keep a positive demeanor on interviews and never to speak ill of past employers. But there is also a value to maintaining an air of confidence during your interviews, one that projects you can do the job well.

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  • Entertainment Salaries: Academy Awards Behind the Scenes

    By Bridget Quigg

    Glitz, glam and garbage cans overflowing: these are all realities of one of Hollywood’s biggest nights, the Academy Awards. Started in 1929, the “Oscars,” as they’re more fondly known, bring leading directors, writers, and actors into the spotlight. But, who’s making sure that the spotlight works and shines in the right spot? And, how high are behind-the-scenes entertainment salaries?

  • You're Only Human... and So Are Interviewers
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    By Jeff Lipschultz, AOL Jobs

    You likely have heard that interviewing is like dating. Or interviewing is a complex dance with lots of steps. The translation: Interviewing is a unique conversation where there seem to be many rules and traps that could lead to failure. You can interview almost perfectly and still not get the job. Like professional sports, you can have a good season and still not win the biggest game. (As a Cubs and Bears fan, I am well familiar with getting close and still losing.)

  • PayScale Index: What is an Index Anyway?

    We at PayScale recently released the Q4 2010 results for the PayScale Index. See a previous blog post describing the Index and another one that compares the PayScale Index to other common measures of labor market health.

    However, a common question posed by our readers in response to our release was, "What is an Index?" Or in other words, "What do the numerical values actually measure?"

    In simple terms, an index tracks changes in a variable from some baseline time period. In terms of the PayScale Index, the variable we are tracking is the total cash compensation for full-time private industry employees in the U.S and the baseline year is 2006.

    In this post I will further discuss what an index measures, how it is calculated and compare the PayScale Index to another commonly used index, the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

    Understanding how we measure changes in compensation over time is interesting, but so is understanding your place in the current labor market. Find out where you are with a free PayScale salary report.

  • Your Boss Was Fired: What Now?
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    By Jane Genova, AOL Jobs

    In this volatile economy, bosses are often fired. Sometimes there are rumors this is going to happen. Sometimes it's sudden.

    Since it's now so common for the boss to get the ax, there has been a lot written and said by career consultants. But all the guidance comes down to one thing: protecting your own job. There are two ways to go about this, depending on how all this goes down.