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9 Common Job Application Mistakes

In today's competitive job market, landing a plum new gig seems harder than ever. And no matter how qualified you are, your cover letter-and-resume combo has to really shine if you’re going to land an interview. To make sure you get noticed for...

Blood, Sweat and Beers: Escape Your Cubicle and Get In the Game

Don’t be a hermit at work! Use these tips to help you ditch your cubicle and become a pro at office networking.

Mike Huckabee Is Disappointed in Your Potty Mouth

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee has a bone to pick with working ladies. The 2016 presidential hopeful says he experienced culture shock when he traveled to New York City to film his Fox News show — and it wasn’t all the black clothes....

How to Find Out What Your Coworker Makes

More and more companies are revealing how much each employee is getting paid, according to the Wall Street Journal. Advocates say this helps employees "better understand their individual contribution to the whole group." This wage transparency is...

How to Look Your Best on Video Chat

In the Golden Age of the selfie, even the most camera-shy among us are no strangers to flashing our own image. But the magic of the flawless Instagram snap is in the number of takes we get to perfect it (what’s your average? Two shots? Five?)....

6 Steps to Negotiating Better at Home and at Work

After the Sony hack heard round the world, Charlize Theron found herself in a position familiar to many women: She discovered that her male colleague made more than her. According to The New York Post, the leaked emails exposed that Charlize was...

A Step-by-Step Guide to Salary Negotiation

By now you know you need to make bolder asks for bigger opportunities and better compensation packages. You’re ready to work hard and negotiate for the resources, support, and money you need to achieve your ambitious dreams. Which is all well and...

7 Reasons You Didn’t Get the Job

My sister is job hunting, and recently had an interview that went really well. The company called her for a second round, which she also aced, so the hiring manager invited her back for one last meeting with the entire team. But then, a couple of...

Is It Ever Worth It to Take a Lower-Paying Job?

I used to be a librarian for seven years. I was laid off twice and am now working in marketing, which I hate but am doing well in. Many libraries are downsizing, and although I've been applying and interviewing, I'm stuck. And I’m not a librarian...

An Introvert’s Guide to Networking

You’ve probably heard conventional advice about networking: Practice your elevator pitch, try approaching people standing alone (they’ll be happy someone is talking to them), memorize icebreaker questions (“How did you hear about this group?”...

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