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  • 3 Bizarre Resume Gimmicks (That Didn't Work)

    Adam Pacitti, a recent graduate of the University of Winchester in England, sent out 250 resumes and got only two replies -- both rejections. So he summoned up his chutzpah and his last £500 and rented a billboard. A few days later, he was besieged with job offers. But before you go looking for ad space, consider: Pacitti's story is more of an exception to the rule than a new guideline for job seekers.

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  • 3 Ways to Be Happier at Work

    Finding true happiness at work is tricky. After all, if your job was as much fun as your hobbies, they probably wouldn't pay you to do it. But the good news is that a few attitude tweaks can improve your perception -- which is the secret of feeling better about anything.

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  • What Do Successful People Read First Thing in the Morning?

    Want to be a billionaire businessperson some day? You can start first thing in the morning, by selecting a well-rounded collection of reading material. (No wonder CEOs and entrepreneurs tend to get up so early.)

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  • #PayChat: Yay or Nay to Raising the Minimum Wage?

    Americans are concerned about wages. President Obama recently spoke about this issue in a speech on the economy at a Center for American Progress event. The United States House of Representatives and the Senate are also considering legislation to raise the minimum wage in 2014. How might raising the minimum wage affect workers, businesses, socio-economic mobility, unemployment, inflation, etc.?

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  • What Do the Best Places to Work Really Have in Common?

    Lists of the best places to work are released every year -- sometimes a couple times a year -- and it seems like the same companies (like Google, for instance) appear on these lists over and over. As it turns out, workplaces that are consistently voted the best places to work have a few common elements.
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  • 3 Businesses That Are Booming in Colorado, Thanks to Legalized Marijuana

    There's a new gold rush in Colorado, thanks to new laws legalizing marijuana for recreational use. And just as the businesses that supplied the miners in the first gold rush often struck it rich, the businesses that support the marijuana industry are doing almost as well as the dispensaries themselves.

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  • Apple Vows to Diversify Its Board With More Women

    Apple currently only has one female board member, Andrea Jung, former CEO of Avon Products, Inc., on its eight-member, all-white and male-dominant board of directors. Recently, however, the company announced that it was taking steps to change that.
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  • Liberal Arts Majors, Rejoice: Salary Study Says You'll Find a Job That Pays

    Arts and humanities majors might never make as much as engineering and math students, but they're far from poverty-stricken, says a recent study. In fact, the report shows that liberal arts grads eventually make up the salary gap between their trajectory and that of other professionals.

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  • Bankers Are Being Forced to Take a Day Off (and Here's Why You Should Care)

    Many bankers and other finance workers regularly put in 120-hour weeks. But all that might be about to change, thanks to new polices at Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which force associates to take at least one day off a week (or four weekend days off a month, depending). Given that most of us aren't pulling down finance-sector money, why would we care? Think of those junior bankers as canaries in the coal mine of our work-life balance.

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  • How to Interview for a Job When You’re Not Exactly Qualified

    Sometimes, your dream job is the one that just slightly above your current qualifications, but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't go after it. Here are four tips to help you navigate past any possible inadequacies of your candidacy and land the gig.
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  • Which Gender and Income Level Are in Favor of a Higher Minimum Wage? [infographic]

    When it comes to the minimum wage debate, how you feel depends on who you are. PayScale crunched the numbers to find out how gender and income relate to people's opinions on whether or not the US should raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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  • How Workers Over 50 Bring Value to the Workplace

    It isn’t an easy task for any age group to find work sometimes. But workers over 50 have the most difficulty finding work of any age group. Before putting older workers out to pasture, employers should consider the benefits and skills that workers over 50 bring to the workplace.
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  • 3 Ways to Be Better at Your Job

    Whether you love your job or hate it, plan to stay until retirement or hope to have a new gig by Tuesday, it pays to be better at what you're doing right now. After all, you can't make the boss a better manager or your job title more impressive; the only thing you can change, all on your own, is you.

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  • Thinking of Switching to a Tablet at Work? Here's Why You Should Reconsider

    If you work a 9-5, you likely use either a laptop or desktop. With the rise of mobile devices as primary devices, though, many workers also carry around a tablet -- and it's intriguing to think about asking whether you can make the switch to a tablet as your primary device for work, too. Before you jump into this deep end, it's important to think about whether using a tablet for work is reasonable. For many of us, our current setup may make the most sense and was designed this way for a reason. However, if you think you'll be more productive with a tablet, consider the following before you make the switch.
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  • 5 Reasons People Hate Their Jobs

    Over 2 million people voluntarily quit their jobs each month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, even though the unemployment rate is at 6.7 percent. Why would anyone leave their job when new gigs aren't exactly growing on trees?

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  • Should Workplace Bullying Be Illegal?

    A great quote from a practicing lawyer is, "It is not illegal to be an unlikeable jerk." In Australia, newly crafted workplace bullying laws might just limit some jerkiness. The United State of America does not currently address workplace bullying, determine whether the behavior itself is illegal, or provide any sanctions or penalties. Should we?

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  • Your Boss Doesn't Want to Give You Negative Feedback (But You Probably Want to Hear It)

    According to a recent study, most of us are more comfortable receiving negative feedback than delivering it -- and that's unfortunate, because constructive criticism is essential to improving performance, and thus being more successful at work.

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  • The Top 20 Companies for Work-at-Home Jobs

    Working from home saves commuting time and the cash you'd spend getting to work, and keeping yourself fed and caffeinated while you're there. It's also a pretty good deal for companies, who get employee loyalty for no cost and might even see some productivity gains in the bargain. But not every company is on board with allowing employees to work at home. If you want to work remotely, you have to find the employers are OK with it.

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  • The Embarrassing State of Parental Leave in the US

    American working parents continue to get the short end of the stick when it comes to parental leave. We'll take a look at how this troubling reality has grave effects for parents and, especially, the US economy.
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  • Your Next Job Interview Might Involve a Test

    "So what?" you ask. Well, these tests a little different than the knowledge-based examinations you might already be taking during an interview process. They're to measure cultural fit, and the catch is that you might not even know you're taking one.

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