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  • 5 Easy Ways to Ask for Time Off This Summer

    While your kids may be on vacation, you probably are not. However, that doesn't mean you can't ask for time off to spend with your family. Here are a few ways to ask for a few days off this summer.
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  • Headhunters Are Judging Your Grammar and Usage

    At first glance, it seems unfair: no one would expect an editor to build a website in order to prove that she has the chops to catch stray commas, but woe betide the software developer who submits a resume with a typo in it. In this era of instantaneous results and 24/7 availability, is it really reasonable for hiring managers to expect perfection in terms of punctuation, spelling, and so on?

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  • How You Can Create an Awesome Company Culture

    Company culture often comes from the top and trickles down. However, employees also contribute to the feel of the work environment. If your company culture could use some improvement, here are a few ways you may help effect change.
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  • Getting Hired: 6 Mental Makeovers for the Class of 2015

    Get ready for the real world, class of 2015. College is a supportive haven with lots of safety nets and a focus on individual achievement, but the workplace has different rules. You’re going to have to prove you can be fearless and independent, but also willing to share your success. Here's how to change your thinking.
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  • North America’s 5 Smartest Cities

    More and more, people are migrating to cities. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, 70 percent of the world’s population will live in one by 2050. It’s a compelling reason cities for cities to concentrate on acquiring better mobile technology and optimized infrastructure. In short, cities need to get smarter.
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  • 3 Networking Lessons From Barbie's LinkedIn Profile

    Barbie has a LinkedIn profile, and it is more useful (and slightly less pink) than you'd probably guess, if you still think of America's plastic sweetheart as a Corvette-driving, Dreamhouse-owning, Malibu beach babe. Entrepreneur Barbie is a businesswoman. Current venture? Dream incubator.

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  • BLS Jobs Report: 288,000 Jobs Added

    Any way you look at it, June was a great month for job growth and employment in various industries. Economists are hopeful that this trend will continue.
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  • Parents Value Education But Won't Pay for College

    More parents are requiring their children to either take out loans or pay for their college educations out of pocket.
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  • Leveling the Playing Field for Working Women

    Although we're a long way from total pay equality, there are still some professions that pay women as much as their male counterparts, if not more. Here are some of the best industries that are exercising fair pay.
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  • Google Still Searching for Diversity

    After Google recently released their workforce statistics, it was a pretty clear that white males comprise a majority of the company. The news is not surprising, as it reflects a problem that plagues most of Silicon Valley.
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  • 3 Ways to Be More Independent at Work

    Tomorrow is Independence Day in the U.S., and although you probably can't declare yourself free from all constraints and authority at the office -- at least, not without winning the lottery over the long weekend -- you can make a few small changes that will allow you to function with a greater degree of autonomy in your day-to-day life.

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  • The 5 Jobs That Ranked the Lowest for Job Meaning

    Low-meaning jobs aren't necessarily low-satisfaction jobs. Sometimes, they even pay a good salary and/or have minimal stress. PayScale's latest data package The Most and Least Meaningful Jobs looks at all the things that can measure a "good" job -- however you define that term for your own life and career.

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  • New Research Center Homepage, Career Path Charts and Some Cleanup - Thai Release

    We're releasing some features today that we've long-wanted to give our first-time users: a better landing page for our Career and Salary Research Center, and a better visualization of career paths based on our GigZig data platform.
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  • How to Be an Effective Leader: Praise vs. Feedback

    Many of us have the opportunity to lead in our work lives. We may have an assistant who works with us, or be part of a team. Teams may have appointed leaders or operate collaboratively, but effective leadership and communication skills are always useful. Learn the difference between praise and feedback to become an effective leader.
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  • A Tweet 45 Days in the Making

    To most of us, social media is a fun distraction: a place where we can post pictures from our vacation, engage in discussions about our favorite television shows, or follow the news on our favorite sports team. For social media managers, it’s a battlefield, where the stakes are high and competition to get the attention of consumers is constantly waged.
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  • Stop Doing These 3 Toxic Things at Work

    Some work behavior is poisonous to your career. Do certain things and act in certain ways, and you'll not only tank your own chances at promotion -- you'll destroy the productivity and job satisfaction of those around you, as well. Here's what you need to stop doing, right away, to get ahead without destroying your social capital with your colleagues.

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  • 3 Massive Companies That Are Incredibly Good To Their Employees

    We may think of large companies as being less personal to work for. When corporate headquarters are in another state, or you never meet the people in charge of making policy, you may feel like just another gear in the machine. These three giant companies, however, have not forgotten how vital the workers are and treat them well.
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  • The 7 Jobs That Offer the Highest Meaning

    You don't need to get fulfillment from your job: sometimes, a decent salary is enough. But if you know you're a person who can't be happy unless their days are spent doing something meaningful, these occupations might be a place to start your hunt for your next career.

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  • SAT Critics Need to Wise Up

    The College Board recently made an announcement about its plans to change the SAT starting spring of 2016. Many believe this news is in response to mounting pressure from critics of standardized testing. Yet, those who have been most critical about tests like the SAT seem to be missing the point.
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  • Afterhours Activities That Can Get You Canned

    Just because you’ve punched out for the evening, doesn’t mean you’re not at risk of getting fired. Many of the things that can land you in hot water at the office apply to when you’re off the clock as well. Phoenix Business Journal recently had employment law attorney and partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP, Shayna Balch, detail some of the more common fireable offenses.
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