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  • 5 Tips That Will Help You Get a Promotion This Year

    Maybe you've had the same title for a while, and you're ready for something bigger; maybe your responsibilities have evolved, and you want your title to match what you're doing every day. Whatever the reason, angling for a promotion is a tricky business. Being prepared can help you allay your anxiety about asking for what you're worth, and make it more likely for you to ascend to that next rung on the corporate ladder.

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  • These 5 Middle Class Jobs Are on the Decline

    The U.S. economy added over 2.1 million jobs in 2013, but many of those new jobs were in low-paying industries like administrative support and leisure and hospitality. With the growing gap between the richest and the poorest Americans, many fear that the middle class itself is dying out.

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  • Forget About Wages, It's About Pay Ratios

    Anyone who has ever had a boss plead poverty as an excuse for not giving raises, or even paying living wages, needs to read this article. The United States of America has no regulations regarding the difference between lowest and highest paid employees and CEOs of companies. That means people who pay minimum wages with no benefits to workers are free to set six figure take-home salaries for themselves, and it happens all too often. The fight to reverse this growing gap is starting.
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  • How to Deal With the Sunday Night Blues

    Don't believe Garfield the cat. If you're less than thrilled about what you're doing for a living, the worst day of the week isn't Monday -- it's the day before. Specifically, the Sunday evening is the worst, because it's primetime for worrying about what comes tomorrow.

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  • The Case for Getting Hired by Audition

    You can polish your resume until it's visible from space, but all the action words in the world won't express your true worth to a company. Likewise, a company can set up interviews with every member of the current staff, take you on a tour of the facilities, show you every project they've worked on in the past 20 years, but until you work there, you won't really know for sure whether you'll like the job. So what's the solution?

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  • Would You Be a Happier Worker Without a Boss?

    Companies like Zappos are experimenting with flat management hierarchies, in which no one has a title or a boss and the organization revolves around the work that needs to be done, not the people who tell others how to do it.

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  • The Worst Jobs in the World Matrix [infographic]

    Think your job is tough? It could always be worse. A look at Lapham's Quarterly's matrix of the worst jobs in the history of man will make you happy to return to your 9-to-5.

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  • 3 Tips for Writing Effective Cover Letters During Your Job Hunt

    As annoying and monotonous as they may seem, cover letters might just be the most important aspect of your job application. Here are three tips on constructing an eye-catching and noticeable cover letter to compliment your well-polished résumé.
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  • 5 Tips That Will Help You Get a Raise This Year

    What would make 2014 better than 2013? If you're like most of us, you'll say, "More money." (No, seriously: we've done research.) Of course, setting your mind on the goal isn't enough to make it happen, all on its own. Here's what you need to do.

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  • The 5 Least Stressful Jobs of 2014

    If you're thinking of changing jobs this year, you're probably already considering factors like aptitude, salary, and occupational outlook. Here's another thing to add to your list: maybe you'd like your next job to be a little less stressful, too.

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  • 5 Million Reasons to Raise the Minimum Wage

    Should the minimum wage be higher? It's a heated debate, and a new study from University of Massachusetts-Amherst economist Arindrajit Dube throws more fuel on the fire. In short, Dube's study found that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour will lift nearly 5 million Americans out of poverty. Here's how.
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  • BLS Jobs Report: Economy Added Only 74,000 Jobs in December

    Economists predicted an addition of more than 190,000 jobs for December 2013, which makes today's Employment Situation Report unexpected bad news. Total non-farm employment increased by just 74,000 jobs in December, bringing the yearly average per month up to 182,000 per month -- identical to 2012's numbers. Unemployment, meanwhile, dropped to 6.7 percent, a new five-year low. So what's going on?

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  • 4 LinkedIn Crimes That Are Costing You That Dream Job

    If you’re struggling to get the attention of potential employers on LinkedIn, then consider these four common offenses that too many professionals unknowingly commit on the world’s most popular career-oriented social networking site.
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  • We Are Free to Exploit You

    Those who would like to dismantle labor unions are on the attack. As more states consider enacting right to work laws, people on both sides of the argument are disseminating information and misinformation in an attempt to rally others to their cause. It's too easy to lose sight of the forest for the trees. It's good to know who is behind efforts to disable unions and what their full agenda is.
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  • Hate Your Job? Then Get More Sleep

    We’ve all been taught that hard work pays off, but at what cost? Studies show that workaholics who consistently burn the midnight oil might actually be hurting their careers in the long run due to sleep deprivation. We’ll take a look at how getting more zzz’s can enhance your mood and well-being, and, more importantly, your career potential.
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  • Grow a Beard, Get a Job

    Javier Sanz was looking for a few freelance gigs on the online marketplace oDesk. Aware that he looked pretty young in his headshot, he Photoshopped a beard onto his normally cleanshaven face. His response rate jumped from 12 percent to 35 percent.

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  • Employee, Independent Contractor, Exempt: You May Be Misclassified

    Unfortunately, it is much too common for employers to misclassify their employees. This inaccurate and inappropriate reporting of job classes and responsibilities results in workers losing benefits and monies owed. Understand the difference between employees, independent contractors, exempt, and non-exempt workers to protect your rights.
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  • Open Offices: Ruining Productivity, Lives, Since the '50s

    Open offices are bad for us: they make us less productive, less healthy, and less happy to be at work. Ample research suggests that we'd be better off returning to the days of offices with doors -- or, at the very least cubicles with higher walls. So why is the open office so popular?

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  • 3 Questions to Help Unveil What You Want Out of Your Career

    If you’ve hit a fork in the road on your career path, don’t fret, because you’re not alone. Figuring out which path to take can be a daunting task, which is why we’ve compiled a list of three questions to help unveil your true calling in life and be on your way.
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  • Your Employer Won't Necessarily Tell You About Your Rights

    As a worker, you do have rights. In spite of the efforts of the National Labor Relations Board, your employer does not have to inform your of your rights as an employee. And that makes it harder for you to know when your rights are being trampled, or find ways to better your own situation. Know which rights your employer won't tell about.
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