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  • Would You Quit Your Job Via App?

    This is proof positive that there is an app for absolutely everything. A new app, appropriately called Quit Your Job, will send the boss a text message, saving you the time and trouble of dealing with the situation, face to face.

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  • 3 Things to Do When You Didn't Get the Job

    There's nothing more frustrating than investing in an interview process, only to be rejected by the prospective employer. Before you sink into an abyss of self-recrimination, think constructively about the situation. You might find an opportunity amidst the disappointment.

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  • A Dating Service ... for Your Career?

    What dating sites have done for single people looking for romantic partners, Collegefeed hopes to do for college students hunting for jobs. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., and founded by Sanjeev Agrawal, Google's former head of product marketing, the company uses data analysis and human insight to match college students with jobs at employers like eBay and Cisco.

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  • Change Your Desk to Be More Productive

    Want to get more done at work? Start by looking at your work area -- specifically, your desk.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

    One week after New Year's, many of us have broken our resolutions already, and a whopping 92 percent of us will abandon them eventually. When your resolutions relate to your career, it's all the more important to try to maintain them. So how can you beat the odds?

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  • 10 Online Places to Learn Valuable Job Skills, for Free

    Job counselors tell us that the best way to build a successful career is to keep learning and adding skills to our resumes. But education isn't cheap -- for the most part. Fortunately, there are plenty of totally free sources online that will help you develop the skills you need to get hired, be promoted, and keep those raises rolling in.

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  • Do These 3 Things Differently, and Be a Success

    What makes people who achieve their dreams from the rest of us? It's not just having a knack for making money or a talent for knowing what people want. It's a knack for doing a few things just a little bit differently than everyone else.

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  • Top 10 Career Posts of 2013

    What was on your mind this year? If you're like most of us in the working world, it was a combination of professional ambition, terror of unemployment, and need for distraction -- which we often satisfied by reading stories about celebrities' professional ambition, terror, distraction, etc. Certainly, PayScale Career News's top posts seem to indicate that's where our interest lay.

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  • 50 Career Resolutions to Make This Year

    New Year's resolutions tend to focus on the personal. While January 1 is as good a time as any to quit smoking or start eating more vegetables, it's also an opportunity to look at your career from a new perspective. As a bonus, it's sometimes easier to build your resume than it is to drop some pounds.

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  • 5 Things That Really Make Us Happy at Work

    Ask anyone what would make them like their job, and the first thing out of their mouths will be, "More money." No, seriously -- we've done studies. The problem is, research shows that more money -- beyond a certain point -- doesn't actually equal more happiness. So what does?

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  • The 20 Hottest Job Skills of 2013

    Want to boost your salary in a hurry? Some entries on your resume are worth more than others. Pick up these skills, and your paycheck could increase by as much as 20 percent.

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  • Why You Should Trust Your Intuition

    We live in an age that's obsessed with the bottom line, and the numbers that it takes to get there. Sometimes, however, you have to fold a bit of instinct in with the research and scientific evidence -- especially when it comes to your career. Here's why it's sometimes a good idea to go with your gut.

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  • 5 Tips for Networking During the Holidays

    The holiday season is chock full of social events, which makes this a perfect time to network your way into an awesome new job. But that doesn't meant that it's necessarily easy. When the champagne is flowing and your energy levels are flagging, it's easy to miss an opportunity (or worse, put your foot in your mouth). Here's how to make the most of the holiday party season.

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  • How to Explain Long Periods of Unemployment on Your Resume

    Given the state of the economy over the past couple of years, you'd think employers would be more understanding about gaps in a potential hire's CV. But even a prolonged recession can't change human nature, and no matter how unfair it is, hiring managers tend to pursue employed candidates more ardently than folks with long stints of unemployment.

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  • Landing Your Dream Job With Instagram

    We've all heard the stories about how people find their dreams jobs through social media, whether it's a lead via Twitter, an introduction via Facebook or a recruiter "discovering" them via Facebook. Not often, though, do you hear about people discovering their true love via Instagram -- the social network where people post pictures and then like and/or comment on others' photos.

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  • What's the Worst Piece of Career Advice You've Ever Received?

    Remember that scene in The Graduate, when a friend of Benjamin's parents advises him to go into plastics? Probably good advice, in 1967 -- but completely the wrong tip to give that particular person at that point in his life. Likewise, we've found that a lot of the worst career advice stems from this disconnect between the giver and the receiver.

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