8 Mistakes To Avoid When Asking For A Raise

In addition to Tax Day, there’s another big occasion happening today. It’s Equal Pay Day, a day that us women aren’t exactly celebrating. That’s because we’re far and away from making equal pay to our male counterparts. Let’s make some progress by making plans to ask for a raise, but before you do so, keep

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Smart Reasons to Opt For Retail As a Career

Retail is a fast-moving industry with ample avenues for those who wish to find a well-paying job and turn it into a lifelong career. Though rewarding in the long run, a career in retail brings its own set of challenges. While an uncertain economy definitely makes it a risky proposition, retail is still considered a

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The Top 5 Stay-at-Home Careers

You’ve probably seen the ads. Certain companies will guarantee that thousands of dollars can be made by stuffing envelopes at home, or doing something equally easy. These scams are everywhere, and sometimes obscure the truth: A college degree can lead to real money made in real work-at-home jobs.

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Making the Best of a Bad Job Situation

Are you stuck in a rut and anxious to leave a job you used to like? Perhaps after receiving several promotions, you’re spinning your wheels in a role where there’s little room for further advancement. Maybe your company’s corporate culture has taken a turn for the worse, or a new manager is placing unrealistic demands

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Good Jobs Going Unfilled: 6 Careers in High Demand

With the U.S. unemployment rate now above 10 percent, millions of Americans are searching for new careers. A strange paradox currently exists, however. There are also many empty jobs that remain unfilled. So what’s the problem? According to economists and hiring managers, the main problem is finding candidates with the right career training for jobs

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Most Secure Jobs

Job security matters, especially during periods of high unemployment. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), unemployment rates at the end of 2010 hovered close to ten percent. Is there anywhere to turn for job security? Yes, there is, according to the experts. The following jobs should offer stability last year and beyond.

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Some Senior Executives Play by Different Rules

There’s a different set of rules and behaviors at the top of corporations. I call it the golf culture. It’s an abrupt and invisible change from the meritocracy that dominates all lower corporate levels. Admission to the senior-executive ranks typically depends on a combination of power and politics. Membership is predominantly male and the conventions

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