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How Hard is it to Get a Job at Google? (Infographic)

Working at Google is a career goal for many people. It takes a lot to get there though. Landing any job at Google is tough because they hire the best of the best. It doesn’t matter if you’re a software engineer or an accountant, or receptionist. But exactly how hard is it to get a job at […]

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Finding the Path of Least Resistance in Your Career

  “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” ― Mark Twain Have you ever had a day off from work and driven around mid-day, astonished at how little traffic there is? You can get anywhere you’re going 5x faster than usual. This simple concept of trying to drive […]

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You Won’t Believe These 5 Crazy Jobs Actually Exist

There are some pretty wacky jobs out there, but we bet these are even crazier than you’re thinking. We dug up 5 stories of people getting paid to do the unimaginable. Think you could do some of these? Check out the list below. The 5 Craziest Jobs that Actually Exist:   1. Pet Food Taster This […]

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How to Tell if Your Headhunter Gives a Damn About You

There are a lot of headhunters and recruiters out there. Some are good, some are bad. Even if you located a good one, they won’t be of much use to you if they’re not engaged and committed to helping you in your job search. The following tips will help you know when your headhunter actually […]

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The Best Time To Look For A Job (This Might Surprise You!)

The absolute best time to look for a job is when you already have a job that you enjoy. It sounds crazy, but it’s true… You don’t always need to be on an active job search, but taking calls from recruiters as well as occasionally networking and listening to what else is out there can […]

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The 3 Biggest Debt Ceiling Myths

The 3 Biggest Debt Ceiling Myths

I tend to write more about HR-related subjects, but the debt ceiling seems to be everyone’s focus right now. Since it effects every worker and business owner in the country (and potentially globally), I wanted to help clarify the 3 most common debt ceiling myths that I hear bouncing around. As a disclaimer, I’m not […]

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How To Make A Career Change: 3 Starting Steps

Making a career change isn’t easy and shouldn’t be taken lightly. However, you also shouldn’t feel trapped in your career if you’re not enjoying it. There are a lot of options out there! This 3-step guide on how to make a career change should help if you do decide to take the leap. Before we […]

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How to Succeed When Working for Multiple Managers

How to Succeed When Working for Multiple Managers

As you engage in more responsibilities at work, you are likely to find yourself working with more than one manager at a time. You will usually report directly to one person but might be working on projects with a few other people. This is a great opportunity to make a name for yourself and get […]

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The Two Week Notice Double Standard

Employers often ask for a two week notice (or more) when you resign. This is hardly breaking news. However, there’s a recent trend I’ve observed in this area… The Two Week Notice Double Standard: Workers are still obligated to provide a two week notice whenever leaving a company, yet employers feel no obligation to respect […]

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5 Reasons EVERYONE Should Use a Credit Card

I recently had a discussion with a few colleagues at work, debating whether it is necessary or even beneficial to make day-to-day purchases with a credit card (as opposed to a debit card or cash). My stance was, and still is, that everyone should be using a credit card for their purchases and then paying […]

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Unlimited Vacation Policy- Why It’s a Great Idea

It’s not the standard vacation policy for most companies yet, but more and more companies are moving toward an unlimited vacation policy. Rather than establishing a set number of vacation days per year for each employee, some companies are starting to allow workers to use their best judgement to decide when and how many vacation […]

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