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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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  • 3 Little Things That Will Help You Get the Job

    If you're looking for work right now, you're probably already doing a lot to optimize your chances of getting hired. Sometimes, it's easy to forget the small things that can help you get your resume to the top of the stack and your name on the list of potential hires.

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  • 5 Apps That Every Professional Needs to Know About

    Professionals are constantly looking for ways to better organize their time in order to carve out a few more minutes (or hours, if they’re lucky) to find that elusive work-life balance. Here are five apps that every professional needs to help them attain a better sense of control over their everyday lives.
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  • Lawyers Are Killing Themselves, and No One Knows Why

    It's not something you read about very often, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does keep data on professions with high incidence of suicide. Currently, lawyers are fourth on that list, the CDC tells CNN, right behind dentists, pharmacists, and physicians. What they can't tell us, exactly, is why lawyers rank so high on the list, or specifically what makes some professions more prone to suicide than others.

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  • 3 Little-Known Ways to Nail the Interview

    When you get an in-person interview, the pressure is on to put your best foot forward. You want to impress your interviewer with your knowledge, background, and skills. Funny how little things we take for granted make a big difference. Consider these three little-known ways to make the right impression and be remembered for the right reasons next time you get the call to come in and meet the hiring manager in person.

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  • Does Your Employer Respect Your Rights as a Breastfeeding Mother?

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) gives working mothers rights so they can pump milk and breastfeed their children. These rights went into effect in 2010. Unfortunately, many employers behave as if these rights do not exist. In addition, the law lacks teeth; there is not much in the way of enforcement at this time. The growing numbers of working mothers filing suit against their employers may, with any luck, have an effect upon how nursing mothers are treated at work.
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  • 3 Ways to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. at Work

    Today is a day off for some in the U.S., and a day of contemplation for many. Since 1986, we've observed January 20 (or the third Monday of the month) as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, to remember the legacy of the civil rights leader who used civil disobedience to fight racial inequality. If you're reading this at the office today, there's much you can do to honor Dr. King's memory, and make your company a better place to work.

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  • Are You Addicted to Work?

    For many of us, work is more than just a way to pay the bills. It's a big part of our identity, perhaps the foundation of our social life, and the major way we use our time. With workdays growing longer, and the separation between work and personal life growing ever thinner, it's increasingly hard to tell if we're just doing what we need to do, or letting work take over our lives completely.

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  • What You Need to Know Before Becoming a Whistleblower

    Wouldn't it be lovely if employers rewarded employees for helping to ensure that business is in compliance with the law? Unfortunately, too many employers would rather not spend the money to keep up with health and safety standards, or be caught when they are guilty of wage theft. In other words, your boss might consider whistleblowers a nuisance.

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  • Top 5 Social Media Jobs in 2014

    Social media is so prevalent nowadays, especially in business, and companies are looking for top-notch professionals to leverage their social marketing efforts. If you’re a social-savvy person looking for an exciting career, then you might want to consider one of these five social media professions in 2014.
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