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  • What Your Friendly Neighborhood HR Rep Can and Can't Do for You
    Nearly every organization has a mysterious person who lurks behind a closed office door, can be spotted on the floor checking on employees, or giving out helpful information at staff meetings. No we are not talking about some caped crusader who swoops in to save the day. We’re talking about the Human Resource representative at your workplace and finding out what this person can do (and cannot do) for you as an employee.
  • 12 Ways to Ace the Job Fair and Get Hired
    Heading for a local job fair? This can be an exciting time that’s filled with possibilities for your career. The good news is that you have a chance to meet with prospective employers and recruiters who are eager to talk to you. The bad news is that, like others in your situation, you are not prepared for the job fair experience. Learn how to ace the job fair and land the interviews you need to get hired with a dream company!
  • Could Your Secret Talent Lead to a Better Career?
    Do you have a unique talent that you keep secret from your friends, family and co-workers? Maybe you can play a musical instrument with no formal training, have a cool physical ability, or an out-of-the-ordinary hobby that you enjoy. Whatever the case may be, there is a possibility that this secret talent could lead you to a brand new career path and the road to riches.
  • U.N. Says Americans Rank No. 17 in Happiness
    People in the United Arab Emirates, Costa Rica and Mexico are living happier lives than Americans, according to the latest United Nations World Happiness Report.
  • Blurred Lines in the Workplace
    Workplace dynamics have become increasingly problematic thanks to social media making the lives of employees and employers easily accessible online. Can this intermingling of personal and professional be detrimental to the workplace hierarchy?
  • How to Politely Ask for a Job Referral

    Perhaps the most potent tool in your job search bag is an excellent employment reference letter from a former boss or co-worker. It’s true that it can be somewhat awkward to ask for one months and even years after you’ve left a company. However, it’s absolutely necessary if you want to be successful in your career search.

  • Daycare Employee Fired for Using Instagram to Post Pictures That Mocked the Kids
    Here we go again, people. Two daycare workers were fired recently for using the popular social photo sharing site, Instagram, to post humiliating pictures of the young children they were left to care for at A Heavenly Haven Child Care in Newport News, Virginia. The two caregivers may have thought it was funny at the time, but look who's laughing now in the unemployment line.
  • How LinkedIn Helps Passive Job Seekers Land Their Dream Jobs
    You already know by now that LinkedIn is a great tool to help with your job search, but it's also the place to be when you're NOT directly looking for a job. Passive job seekers are already employed, but willing to take on a new opportunity, should the offer fit the bill. So, whether you're actively seeking a job or not, LinkedIn is where it's at.
  • 5 Steps to Resigning Graciously
    Breaking up is hard to do, and quitting your job is no exception. Whether you are leaving on good or bad terms, the act of resigning can be a difficult one. PayScale provides you with five easy steps to help make the departure from your current employer a pleasant one.
  • Depression's $23 Billion Toll on the American Workplace
    People diagnosed with clinical depression are much more likely to miss work. How much does their absenteeism cost the U.S. workplace? One study says it adds up to $23 billion a year in lost productivity.
  • State Makes It Illegal for Companies to Demand Workers' Social Media Logins [infographic]
    In Washington State, employees no longer have to worry about the boss asking for access to their social networks. Now, locking down your profiles to prevent prying eyes should keep the people who matter from seeing something that could get you canned.
  • Online Interviewing: Why Body Language Means Everything

    Don't bother ironing your slacks for your next job interview, because you probably won't need them. Now that employers have opted for virtual interviews, you can probably get away with looking professional from the waist up. That doesn't mean you're off the hook when it comes to body language, however.

  • What's Trending on Twitter? #SFOCrash #AmandaBynes #Hyperloop
    This week's Twitter roundup recaps three trending topics that have caused quit a buzz: #SFOCrash, #AmandaBynes, and #Hyperloop. Why should you, as a professional, keep hitting the refresh button on your Twitter feed? Well, somewhere among the snark and the manic updates, you might just find some timely lessons to apply to your career. Read on to find out how the above trending hashtags relate to having a career back-up plan, what is and isn't appropriate workplace attire, and eliminating the stress of your morning commute.
  • Big Brother Contestants Get Canned for Racist Remarks on Live Feed
    On the reality series, Big Brother, contestants live in a small house with a group of strangers while cameras roll 24 hours a day, recording everything they say and do. They also know that anything that doesn't violate primetime censorship rules could end up on one of the three episodes CBS airs in a week.
  • 7 Biggest Interview Mistakes HR Professionals Encounter
    Ever wonder what the average Human Resource professional notices in an interview when they glance across the hiring desk? As a job seeker, this could be some very valuable insight to have – a clear advantage over other candidates who are oblivious to the mistakes they make in the interviewing hot seat.
  • The Connection Between Employee Wellness and Recognition Programs
    Employers have long known that corporate wellness and employee recognition programs work, but how well they support business objectives has been previously unknown. That is until a recent study was released that provides valuable insight into the connection between employee wellness and recognition programs.
  • Quora Question of the Week: You Did WHAT and Still Got the Job?!
    Have you ever landed a job after talking your way out of almost every interview question? Or, maybe, you didn't ignore his questions, but your answers inadvertently caused the interviewer to resign. If so, you have something in common with these Quora members. Their stories beat anything you've ever seen or done in an interview.
  •  You're Fired! Employees Who Went Out With a Viral Bang
    It seems to happen more often, nowadays: people getting fired for something they posted on social media. Many seem to believe it's perfectly acceptable to put whatever they choose on their social media networks. After all, what about freedom of speech? As it turns out, tweets and posts aren't always protected by the First Amendment. Here are a couple of recent and noteworthy cases of employees being terminated for something they posted online.
  • Public Speaking for Organizational Success: Your Pathway to Leadership
    When it comes to the top skills that are valuable for any career, the ability to deliver your message through public speaking tops the list. Communication in all its forms can be a deal breaker in almost every career. In today’s connected business world, having the skills to communicate in both the written and spoken word are paramount to success. Consider that many companies pay big bucks to hire a motivational speaker to come in for just one day. If you can harness this skill, there’s no limit to your career growth.
  • Give Your Resume a Leg Up with a Job Referral
    Are you struggling to get your resume noticed by hiring managers? You are not alone. In today’s competitive job market, getting on the radar of the top hiring managers takes more than just a well-written resume. It helps tremendously to get a referral from a trusted source, which can open many more doors to career success.