On Careers

May 2012


9 Tips for Work-Life Balance

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Many of us work too much, and it's hard to find the time for the after-hours activities we enjoy. Is it possible to balance the teeter totter of work and life? Maybe not, but here are nine tips to help you try:

1. Be 100 percent where you are. It's easy to keep thinking about that project you're ...

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Should You Take the First Salary Offer?

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If you've been looking for a job a while and have finally gotten a nibble in the form of a job offer, you may be inclined to jump at the chance. But experts say you should hesitate, no matter how good of a salary you're offered. Employers don't tend to lay all their cards on the table with that ...

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How to Juggle Multiple Job Offers

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A job offer is usually welcome news—unless it comes while you're waiting to hear about a different job you really want with a different employer.

While many job-seekers might see this as a good problem to have, it's a tough spot to be in. And most job-seekers aren't sure how to navigate it well.

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7 Deadly Interview Sins

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Having trouble getting job offers? You might be committing one of these seven deadly interview sins:

1. Being late. While occasional lateness may be excused in other situations, it's often a deal-breaker in a job interview. Hiring managers assume that you're on your best behavior while interviewing,

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Where the Summer Jobs Are

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If you're a college student looking for summer work, or simply want a part-time job that challenges you for a few months, there are plenty of options to consider this year. Here's more about four of them:

1. Tourism

Whether it's lifeguarding at your local pool, waitressing at a summer resort, or ...

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Why Freelance Jobs Are Hotter Than Ever

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If you haven't really considered online employment as a viable option, it's time to change your mind. While growth in the traditional job market is still sluggish, it moved much faster for virtual positions. In fact, employment growth for online workers (defined as independent workers, freelancers,

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