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Bright Side of Working At the Holidays

Working with no one around can be best time of the year By Alison Green Grumpy about having to work during the holidays when you'd rather be at home by the fireplace and Christmas tree? Don't despair - there are plenty of things to enjoy about being at work around the holidays.

3 Important ways to build your online resume - RollandOsteen Blog - MouthShut.com

The importance of controlling your web presence is only going to keep increasing. Find out how you can bring your traditional resume into the digital world. If you've ever applied for a job, you're probably well acquainted with the traditional process.

Predicting future job success: 85 years of data interpreted

Predicting future job success: 85 years of data interpreted. Looking to hire the candidate(s) with the best chance of success? We discuss a comprehensive study that showcases the best and worst selection criteria.How do you predict future job success? That's a question to which recruiters across the world would love to have a definitive answer.

Online Courses for Continuing Education

Your chances of getting hired after graduation are higher if you attended a prestigious university. However, investing time in your education even after you graduate shows potential employers that you are passionate about your chosen career. Check out this article for a few suggestions of websites that offer online courses.

Tips That Will Help You Make the Most of Your College Years

College isn't only about studying - it's also about making friends, collecting experiences and learning more about yourself. Check out this article for some tips on how to get the most of your college years. College is meant to be the one of the best times of people's lives.

Look Yourself in the Mirror: Hidden Biases and How to Overcome Them

Are your decisions subconsciously affected by hidden biases? A Harvard project explores the somewhat surprising activity that goes on right inside your brain. What I'm about to say may come as a bit of a surprise. You ready? Ok, here it is: you are biased against certain types of people.

3 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get the Job (That You Had no Control Over)

It's natural to assign blame to others when dealing with personal failings. Sometimes, however, those instincts are correct. Here are several statistically-backed reasons that could explain why you didn't get hired. I'm guessing you've been in this situation before: a friend of yours, Jim, hears back about an interview, and he is livid.

The 4 Most Creative Interview Questions You Should Never Ask | TLB

Many companies have adopted offbeat interview questions in the same spirit of Google's infamous brainteasers. However, those types of questions are not helpful without a proper understanding of their purpose. Here are some examples of those types of questions accompanied by an explanation of why they (usually) don't work.

Find Out If You Are Ready to Freelance on the Side

You don't have to quit your job in order to start a freelancing career. Freelancing on the side can help you figure out if you are ready for the transition - without losing the security of your day job. This article offers some tips on how to find out if you have what it takes to start freelancing on the side.

How to Avoid the 7 Common Mistakes Freelance Writers Make

Landing a freelance gig is just the first step towards a successful career as a writer. What comes next is even more important: making sure the client is happy with the work, convincing them to keep you, and getting them to recommend your services further.

Can My Boss Do That?

Questions you've likely considered By Alison Green If you've ever witnessed your boss doing something that seems unfair to you or a co-worker, you might have wondered, "Can they really do that?" They don't teach workplace law in school, and so collectively, Americans tend to lack understanding about what employers can and can't do where employees are concerned.

10 Fastest Growing Transportation Jobs

Jobs also abound for entry-level and workers with no degree By Rob Morris, Director of JobsInMotion.com Few industries stood up to the recession the way transportation did. According to new data analysis by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., transportation job growth outpaced the national average in the years following the economic downturn.

Six Things to Do After You Graduate Instead of Getting a "Real" Job

If the corporate world doesn't appeal to you, then it's no wonder you aren't looking forward to getting a "real" job once you graduate, particularly while the job market is so competitive. This article lists a few other things you could do after graduation instead of chasing after a job you might not really want.

The 50 Fastest Growing Online Jobs

This year, online employers are looking for workers skilled in mobile development and 3D technologies, new research shows. Of the top 11 fastest-growing online jobs in 2014, more than half are related to either mobile development or 3D work, according to the study by the freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace Freelancer.com.

10 Tips From a Top Recruiter

Brian Walsh is an Executive Recruiter for The Renaissance Network, Inc. in Newton, MA. By its own definition, The RenNetwork is "an award-winning search firm specializing in sales and leadership expansion for Education and Technology companies." Recently, Brian agreed to answer 10 questions and share his perspective on the current job market.

Tips to Improve Employee Satisfaction

Good managers know that loyal and reliable employees are hard to come by. That's why they're always looking for ways to make their staff happy while offering them room to grow. This article lists six areas you should focus on if you want to increase your team's job satisfaction.

The most stressful jobs in America

I realize that this is going to be an unpopular post. Why no sympathy for the small business owner? I realize that "meeting payroll" is not a life or death issue like some of the other jobs listed but from my perspective, the decisions I make effect the lives of the 70 families who rely on their jobs.

How to Break Into the Writing World

Breaking into the world of writing can be tough. There are millions of writers worldwide waiting to be discovered. With a little hard work and a lot of determination, however, you can build a solid following and even manage to catch a publisher's eye. Check out this article to find out how.

5 Reasons Why Employers Don't Respond After a Job Interview

You researched the company you wanted to work for ahead of time. You were dressed in your snazziest interview outfit and showed up promptly and prepared. You answered every question brilliantly - even the strange job interview questions like, "If you were a pizza delivery man, how would you benefit from scissors?"

Job Description Decoder: Senior-Level Finance Position

In this week's "Job Descriptions Decoded," I feature a position in the Atlanta area for a Controller. This is the second in a series - last week I examined a tire maintenance job listing - where I analyze a live job listing in a different industry from AOL Jobs and guide you through how to apply for the job and how to interpret what the hiring authority wants to know.

How To Stand Out In A Group Interview

By Shannon Lee, OnlineDegrees.com Job interviews can be nerve-wracking on the best of days, but a group interview can take those nerves to a whole new level. The atmosphere oozes with competition, as everyone fights to be heard and make the best impression.

Key Questions to Ask a Potential Employee

Sorting through resumes to find the right people to fill your open positions can be challenging. Here are some creative questions you should ask applicants during the interview in order to determine if they would be a right fit for your company.

Work From Home? 8 Ways to Supercharge Your Productivity

Small changes to your environment and habits can radically increase how much you get done when working from your home office. Advertisement When it comes to setting up your home office you probably have the basics down. Your chair is comfy, your computer setup ergonomically correct and your iPad dock all ready to play your favorite tunes.

Fed begins policy exit talks, split on view of U.S. job market

(Reuters) - Federal Reserve policymakers last month began to lay groundwork for an eventual retreat from their extraordinarily easy monetary policy with a discussion of the tools they could employ to accomplish the task, with no final decisions taken.

Career Planning for Recent Grads: Every Starting Line is Different

In a recent post, Why Your Career Planning Should Start Right Now, I suggested that college students need to start career planning right from day one, freshman year. In response, I received a tweet from a senior who graduated a few days ago, "What do you do when you are exactly the student described in that post except you are now in the real world?"

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    Lydia Peters is a Huston-based freelance writer with over seven years of experience. She mostly covers technology, social media and finance, but doesn’t stay away from subjects like green business and science.

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