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  • 5 Steps to a Career Insurance Policy

    I will fully admit when I first saw the headline of Lifehacker's recent post, "How to Futureproof Your Job with a Career Insurance Policy," I was really hoping that a major insurance company had branched out into providing us all with a success safety net. Despite my disappointment in learning that I wouldn't get to see a gecko or a human disaster area selling me career insurance in a television ad anytime soon, I found the actual advice very useful.

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  • 6 Career Myths That Are Just That

    Job searching has its own mythology, a set of rules for success that most of us follow almost blindly. If you want to get the job of your dreams, the first thing you need to do is figure out which of career urban legends are true -- and which are phonier than a sewer alligator.

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  • The End of History Illusion: Why You'll Change More Than You Think

    For those of you who crave constants in life, here's a bit of good news: You will always look back at yourself as you were a few years ago, and think that you were kind of silly, and you will always think that the "present you" will persist into the future. Oh, and one more thing: You will always be wrong.

    It's a phenomenon that psychologists are calling the End of History Illusion, and it's the basis for recent research examining self-perception.

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  • 6 Hot IT Jobs That Will Make You Rich in 2013

    Tired of toiling in the trenches for little appreciation and less pay? Maybe it's time to consider a career change. If you're a tech type, you might set your sights on one of these up and coming IT jobs.

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  • Sokanu Wants to Help You Find Your Dream Job

    Spencer Thompson is just 21 years old, but his new website is already being called a potential Match.com for careers. With a database of 500 jobs and endless stats on what makes people happy in specific jobs, Sokanu (pronounced "so can you") promises to match users with their ideal gig.

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  • Set a Career Goal and You Could Win an Extra Paycheck

    When it comes to your career, have you thought about what you'd like to change? Maybe you want to earn more money or finally earn that promotion. Or, perhaps, you might be ready to switch careers and start over in a new field. Big career goals like that can be daunting -- where do you begin? It's simpler than you think. Start with three words: Make It Happen.

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  • If You Don't See Yourself on This Career Path Five Years From Now, It's Not for You

    It's arguably the worst question in the interviewing process: "Where do you see yourself five years from now?" If your honest answer would be, "Doing the exact opposite of this job," then perhaps it's time to consider making a career change.

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  • Avoid These Top 5 Career Regrets

    As the year draws to a close, it's natural to take stock of our lives, and make resolutions to do better in the coming year. Mostly, we focus on developing healthier habits -- we want to lose weight, maybe, or quit a bad habit that's affecting our physical health. But if this recent informal survey by tech entrepreneur Daniel Gulati is anything to go by, maybe we should be thinking about our careers as well as our waistlines.

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  • 5 Ways to Deal with Underemployment

    Many of us are familiar with unemployment, but how many of us understand what it is to be underemployed? When a person is underemployed, he or she is working at a level far below his or her skill set and experience. In today's economy, espcially for Gen Y workers trying to break into a full and competitive job market, underemployment is a valid concern. How can you deal with being underemployed?

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  • How To Read Your Salary Report

    You already know that PayScale.com is the place to go to quickly generate a personalized Salary Report that tells you exactly how your total compensation compares to people like you. (And if you don’t know that, go complete your Salary Report right now.) You probably have even spent some time poking around and looking at the array of charts and lists contained on the report. But today we’re going to show you how to get the most out of that information.

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  • 5 Tips for Managing Up

    One of the quickest ways to ensure a miserable office life is having a poor relationship with your manager or supervisor. Whether you have trouble communicating or your manager just isn't cut out for managing people, the relationship you have with your boss can determine the course of your career. So, what can you do to make it better?

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  • 3 Ways to Build a Career When You Don't Want to Be a Manager

    Most of us want to be promoted at some point. But what happens when moving up the ladder means taking on a supervisory role -- and you don't want to be a manager?

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  • A Word of Caution About Crazy Job Titles

    Once upon a time, companies had a handful of C-level executives, and every title meant precisely what it said: the chief executive was the man or woman in charge; the chief financial officer was the king or queen of the checkbook. Now, however, it's not uncommon to have several people with "chief" in their title -- and they're not always in charge of much more than a portion of their own time. How did we get here, and is it a case of too many chiefs and not enough admins?

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  • 9 Tips for Applying for Jobs Online

    How did you find your last job? Chances are you applied for your current position online rather than by sending your resume by fax. In today's tech world, many job applications and initial screenings are done online. So, how can you give yourself the best shot at an interview?

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  • One in Three People Have Their Childhood Dream Job

    What did you want to be when you grew up? If you're one of the lucky 30.3 percent of respondents to a recent LinkedIn survey, your childhood dream job might be pretty close to the one you have now.

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  • 3 Ways to Cope With Career Regret

    Fall is the season of many things: pumpkin-flavored everything, holidays centered around overeating, and, as Priscilla Claman at Lifehacker points out, career regret. It's easy to berate yourself for what might have been when your former colleagues are going back to school or taking advantage of new job postings to change gigs. So what can you do, besides sit around and think about what might have been?

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  • Do Popular Kids Earn More Later in Life?

    "Revenge of the Nerds" was a lie, according to a recent report from National Bureau of Economic Research. The popular kids in high school didn't just make gym class a living hell: they're likely to out-earn you post graduation, as well.

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  • How to Quit Your Job and Not Make Your Boss Mad

    It sounds silly when you say it out loud. After all, if you're leaving your job, what do you care what the old boss thinks of you, right? Well, in reality, leaving on good terms is better for your career -- and it doesn't hurt to leave a trail of people who wish you well, instead of a wake of destruction.

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  • 12 Unique Skills Startup Employees Need for Faster Promotions

    Q: What's one unusual skill employees need to get promoted faster at a startup or small biz?

    The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.
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  • Social Media Job Titles That Need to Exist

    One of the best parts about living in the future is that there are jobs that didn't even exist when we were kids. For instance, anything having to do with social media was totally unthinkable when Gen X-ers and older Gen Ys were sitting down with their career counselors to choose a life direction.

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