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Five Online Degree Fields That Have Been Popular in 2013


 

There is no secret that education is essential for a prosperous and thriving future. Employers prefer to hire people who have either degrees or field-specific training. Giving up jobs and attending college full-time is not an option for people who have to provide for their families in times of economic instability. That is why there is such a high demand for online education which presents wonderful opportunities to combine school with family and work commitments. Online tutoring…

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5 New Job Success Tips: Give Yourself a Headstart


 
After weeks or even months of looking for a job, after sending dozens of resumes, after numerous interviews, you finally ended up with a job offer in your pocket. Congratulations! Now you are officially employed and have a few days left till you are expected to start. This is a good opportunity to lay the foundation for your future success and make your transition as smooth as it can be!

Starting a new job is always exciting and a little scary even for someone who is an old hand…

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6 Tips and Tricks That Will Help Motivate Millennial Workers


 
Around 80 million young Americans now belong to the so-called generation of millennials. These are well-educated, culturally diverse and ambitious people aged 18 to 35, who presently comprise for about 36% of the U.S. workforce. However, they are also notorious for changing jobs too often because they mistrust the traditional hierarchies and dislike bureaucracy. This puts many employers in a rather difficult position of having to think up some new ways to keep the millennials engaged…

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Top 10 Pros and Cons of Working with Friends and Family


 

Being your own boss is an amazing feeling but there always comes the time when some of your jobless friends and family members start asking you for “a little favor”, even those whom you’ve only recently befriended on Facebook.

Running a business and working with family or friends seems like a great idea at first, but it also might turn out to be the worst decision you have ever made. Many people would say that mixing business with pleasure could destroy a growing business….

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Ten Things That Will Get You Fired


 

There are many things we think about when we start a new job: how to prove your value to your new boss, how to hit it off with your new colleagues, how to cope with your new duties. However, the possibility of getting fired rarely crosses our minds. We sincerely believe that is what incompetents and lazybones should be worried about, right? Wrong. You might not realize just how wrong you are about it, until it is too late.

Here are 10 things anyone can do or say that will get…

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Seven Things You Might Want To Remove From Your Resume


 

An average HR manager spends about 30 seconds to scan a typical resume. That means you will have only half a minute to impress the person you do not know and make them want to meet you. In the fashion industry, they like to say “less is more” and that could also be a perfect slogan when it comes to crafting your resume.

Everyone knows what a good resume should look like: short but informative, simple but elegant, detailed but not prolix. However, not all of us can keep the…

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Five Important Things You Should Know About Your Job Search


 

What does a typical job search process look like? You surf the Internet looking for vacancies, then send your resume, and wait to be invited for an interview. That is what most of us think. But the smartest know that job-search is a much trickier and complex process that involves lots of planning, assessing, researching, marketing and negotiating.

Before you actually start hunting for a job, it is a good idea to look into the statistics to know what to expect. So, did you know…

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Promoting Your Career: Psychology Tricks That Will Help You Make It!

It is no secret that people tend to spend much of their life at work. Typically, a person who works 40 hours per week spends approximately 2080 hours a year at his workplace. We spend most of our waking time being separated from our spouses, children, parents and friends. Thus, it comes as no surprise that we expect to be rewarded for our sacrifice.

If you feel you have invested too much in your career but it is not paying off as expected, think back: the odds are you might be making…

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Eight Simple Ways To Be Happy At Work


 

As adults, we spend most of our waking hours at work or thinking about work. Statistically, an average person spends over 100,000 hours at work in the course of their lifetime. That fact alone is a good reminder of the importance of staying happy and consent at work.

As a rule, good careers come with numerous benefits such as high salary, paid holidays, secure working conditions, stimulating working environment, health insurance etc. But there are also hidden pitfalls that one…

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Survive Your First Week on a New Job

 
Starting your first week on a new job can be a rather tough experience. You want to prove yourself, but even one little and seemingly unimportant thing can make you drop the ball. After all, they do not teach you in college the fastest and most effective way to remember your colleagues and clients’ names or who to call first if your copy machine suddenly quit working.

Just accept it as given: you will not get much to do within the first week on a new job but will most likely be…

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