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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Unusual Job-Search Tactics That Might Actually Work

Today’s competitive job market is causing job candidates to try creative approaches in order to grab a hiring manager’s attention and secure an interview. In fact, Robert Half recently polled executives, asking them to recall the most unusual job hunting tactics they’ve seen applicants employ. One candidate offered a money-back guarantee for the initial six

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Metrics that matter

Staffing metrics have evolved from rough estimates on absenteeism to complex studies that evaluate every aspect of human-capital measurement. Along the way, the issue of what to measure has become as important as the old issue of how to measure.

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Common Mistakes Made by Job Seekers

After 10 years as a state unemployment counselor, it’s clear to me that job seekers are wont to follow their same old routine every day, yet they expect it to yield different results. In doing so, they set themselves up for rejection. Most of us are allergic to rejection. The adverse reaction causes our thinking

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Rethink How You Work With Recruiting Firms

When you blast off your resume to thousands of search firms, where do you think it goes? Not to the partners it’s typically addressed to. Instead, your documents are routed to the firm’s research department where they may be coded and filed in an electronic database according to such attributes as industry, function, location and

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Career Transition Touchstones

Transitions are not comfortable. Wouldn’t it be nice if career changes were mapped out for us in neat little how-to packages with “start here and go to there” instructions (complete with arrows and signposts to keep us on track)? Sorry, it’s not that easy.

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The Art of the Interview

If the very word “interview” makes your palms sweat and your head itch, then take a deep breath, sit down and read this easy step-by-step guide to acing the interview. Dress appropriately. This one may seem basic, but it’s easier said than done. Before you start your rounds of interviews, be sure to have a

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10 Careers That Offer REAL Work From Home Jobs

The old 9-to-5 has never been everyone’s cup of tea. Some people thrive within that type of structure, while others flourish when given freedom. These days, many are ditching the corporate grind in favor of working for themselves. In fact, according to Freelancers Union, nearly one in three Americans are self-employed. Interested in joining the legions

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10 Signs You’re In The Wrong Job

So you’ve started avoiding their calls, going to events without them, and when your friends ask how it’s going, you awkwardly fake a smile and say unenthusiastically, “It’s great.” While I hate to be the bearer of bad news, the writing is on the wall: it’s time to say goodbye. But, to be clear, I’m

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