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Why Are We So Bad at Choosing the Right Job?

What would be your perfect job? Although there are well-defined parameters around what people actually want from work, our career-related choices are not always consistent with those parameters — even when we are consciously aware of them. Consider that most of us...

10 Character Traits That Define A Successful Recruiter

Recruiters are a unique tribe of people. I don’t believe any kid growing up says, “I want to be a fireman, police officer, astronaut, baseball player or recruiter.” It seems one of those jobs you fall into—usually after flaming out of a bunch of other stuff....

My Company Has Been Acquired – Now What?

Mergers and acquisitions.  It seems that we’re always hearing about two companies joining forces in an effort to cut costs, gain market share, access to talented employees, or acquire new technology.  As a result, inevitable lay-offs occur as there are always...

Jeff Bezos Valued 1 ‘Essential’ Job Skill Even Before He Had a Name for His Company. Here’s How to Master It

Jeff Bezos hadn't yet settled on a name for his company, but he had settled on the one skill that was essential for his first job opening in 1994. Bezos was looking for a talented Unix developer to work for Cadabra, later renamed Amazon. To land the job, Bezos said:...

Should You Accept a Lower-Level Job After a Career Break?

It’s a dilemma in the career re-entry world: What level is the right level to return to after a career break? Returning professionals who take a lower-level position than the one they were in before their career break may worry they are selling themselves...

Your boss hates you. What do you do?

You aren't always going to get along with everyone you work with, but when it comes to your boss, it's in your best interest to forge a good relationship. "The relationship has a big impact on the trajectory of your career," said Dana Brownlee, author of "The...

If you say these 7 things in an interview, you’ll look like you’re trying too hard

So you’ve prepared for your upcoming interview and know exactly what to say. You know why you want the job and how to explain the ways in which your past experiences are applicable to it. And you’ve practiced it all over and over again in the mirror so that you’re...

14 Morning Rituals (That Seem A Little Out There) But Will Totally Change Your Life

Take Epsom salt baths. Okay, so maybe you’re a little too hurried to bathe leisurely in the morning, but that’s only because you’ve structured your schedule that way. Get to bed earlier and wake up so your morning isn’t a miserable trek through stress-inducing tasks....

5 LinkedIn Mistakes That Cause People to Mock You

The Twitter handle @BestofLinkedIn was created for the sole purpose of mocking the self-serving and self-aggrandizing posts people put on LinkedIn. Some of them are truly cringe-worthy. Whatever you do, make sure your own LinkedIn posts never wind up there. LinkedIn...

How much is your job offer actually worth?

Taking a new job can be complicated and negotiating your new pay is part of it. To help, we’ve built the simple calculator below to help you compare how different mixes of salary, stock, retirement, and perks can affect your pay over five years.   What is the...

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