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Having trouble reaching your goals?  Here are few suggestions for getting where you want to go from Heidi Grant Halvorson, a motivational psychologist. First, be as precise as possible.  When you set a goal to find a new job that you enjoy, for example, you need to specify the exact type of job you want,… Read more »

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When we see a new face, our brains decide almost unconsciously how attractive and trustworthy a person is.  The whole process takes no more than a fraction of a second.  It happens so fast that it is possible that the rational part of our brain does not even get involved in the assessment. Because this… Read more »

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The figures are eye opening. One study shows that close to two-thirds of current workers plan to remain on the job at least one year beyond their expected retirement date. This is an increase of nearly 10 percent from the previous year. And there is more. More than 25 percent of workers today believe they… Read more »

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Looking for a new hire in a timely fashion can be a trying experience.  Done properly, filling a vacancy with qualified workers takes a bit of skill to maneuver through the murky waters to which most human resources managers are subjected. Before placing an ad for a vacancy, HR departments should look at their hiring… Read more »

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As employers increasingly use social media as part of their job screening process, job seekers are responding by changing their social networking sites to present a more professional image.  A survey of recent college graduates looking for entry-level positions found that more than one-third of  had changed or planned to change the information on their… Read more »

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Recent  research by business experts has revealed that relationships between employees and employers has been steadily deteriorating. The study included  almost 200 employees in different areas and looked at the effects that abusive bosses have on their workers.  The researchers compared responses among two groups – those who reported abuse from their bosses on a… Read more »

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You’ve just been given the word — you’re being let go. Laid off. Downsized. That bites. Definitely bites. Yes, even as the economy is slowly recovering, companies still lay off workers. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that more than 152,000 workers were laid off in November 2010 (the most recent statistics… Read more »

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Networking has gotten a bad reputation in some circles because too many people think networking is about only getting a job. Which makes one feel a bit squeamish about the whole thing: “If I’m out of work, I feel like I’m more ‘begging’ than ‘networking.’ But networking, when done well, really is about establishing relationships…. Read more »

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If you spend hours creating what you believe to be the perfect résumé and then put a slap-dash cover letter together before hitting the “send” button, you should rethink this strategy because Cover letters work. Here’s why: A targeted cover letter (to the specific job to which you’re applying) acts as a laser-focused advertisement for… Read more »

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People who work primarily at home report having more satisfaction with their job than those who work mostly at the office, according to a study from the University of Wisconsin. The major advantage of working at home (which, according to the study, is telecommuting at least three days a week), is that there is less… Read more »