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Dos and Don’ts At a Holiday Office Party

September 8, 2014

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Holiday office parties can make or break your reputation at work, especially when alcohol is involved. Fortunately, though, there are several tips that you can follow to ensure you have a safe and fun time at all of your business get-togethers.

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Preparation Tips for Your First Day On the Job

September 8, 2014

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Your first day on a new job can be a bit overwhelming as well as exciting. Ultimately, you'll want to leave a good first impression on both your boss and coworkers. Fortunately, there are a few tips that you can follow to ensure your first day goes as well as possible.

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Dealing with Unemployment Gaps on Your Resume

August 28, 2014

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In today’s time, when the economy is still in a shaky state of recovery, it’s not entirely uncommon to have a difficult time finding another job. It may take you longer than usual to regain employment, perhaps a year or more. In that case, you may have the dreaded unemployment gap, or that space of time between your last job and your current one.

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Making the Leap from Hobby to Career

August 28, 2014

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The loss of a job can get most people reevaluating all of their career choices up to that point. Some people look at the loss of a job as the opportunity to set out on a new adventure, a new career path. Others look at their employment skills with a narrow eye and think they can only accomplish one type of job. While in between jobs it is a good time to take a close look at all of your skills and see which of those skills could be turned into career gold.
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How to Successfully Apply for a Job in Your Golden Years

August 27, 2014

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Applying for a full time job when you are 50 years old or older can be challenging. However, many companies are more than willing to hire older workers who have experience, initiative and are willing to learn new things. Following are three tips that can help you land a good job even though you are "over the hill."

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Surviving the Job Hunt: 4 Practical Tips for Getting Back on the Horse

August 22, 2014

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Whether you were laid off, let go, straight-out fired or simply quit, finding a new job is difficult. The BLS reports, on average, unemployed US workers spend 35 weeks (or almost 9 months) on the job hunt. This can be a discouraging and exhausting time, but here are some tips to help you get through it.

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The Best Jobs for Socially Shy People

August 20, 2014

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Social shyness can be mildly obstructive, or it can be crippling. Social anxiety can cause symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, sweating, stuttering or fleeing amid a crowd of people. Persons who suffer from social shyness still have to find a way to make ends meet. Therefore, they need to choose job positions that are least likely to trigger their symptoms. The following are three jobs that can work for socially shy people:

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Making the Leap Into a New Career

August 20, 2014

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The current economy in our country has forced many working adults to reconsider some of their previous career choices. After years of college and training in a specific field many people are finding those comfortable careers disappointing them with job layoffs and income drops. In the light of this many brave individuals are making the leap into an entirely new career. Although this can be scary, and in some ways seems impossible, rest assured it is not impossible. You can make a career change at any age. Here are few things to consider if you are facing this huge change yourself.

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