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April 2013


A Simple Job Interview Lesson From Miles Davis

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Iconic jazz musician Miles Davis is often credited with saying, "It's not the notes you play. It's the notes you don't play that make the difference."

In reference to jazz performance, Davis was suggesting that the silence that lives between musical notes is as important as the proper execution of ...

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Don't Worry, Be Happy—At Work

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Everyone wants to be happier at work, and you'll find no shortage of companies with programs designed to improve employee engagement. Then why are so many employees still so unhappy?

Right Management, a subsidiary of the staffing firm ManpowerGroup, released a survey that shows only 19 percent of ...

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The Pros and Cons of a Virtual Résumé

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"I thought I was posting a good résumé on normal job board sites," relates Kevin Amarose, "but all I got were lots of pitches from sketchy multilevel marketing companies wanting me to pay them money for a shot at making money."

Amarose was like most people who think that they're doing ...

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Interview Hail Marys

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Editor's Note: This is the second in a series on Job Seeker Hail Marys.

When a football team is about to lose, it often tries a Hail Mary pass—a long shot that pulls victory from the jaws of defeat.

The same is true of a job seeker applying for a long shot job: It may be worth taking a risk.

Here are ...

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5 Ways to Put Spring Into Your Job Hunt

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The spring days are getting longer and warmer, flowers are sprouting, and recent economic reports show signs that the economy is bouncing back to life at long last. Now is the time to dispense with winter's funk, take a breath of fresh air, and put some spring into your step. You can reflect in ...

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Resume Hail Marys

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Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of posts on Job Seeker Hail Marys.

When a football team is about to lose, the quarterback often throws a Hail Mary: a long, high-risk pass. He has nothing to lose—if he doesn't throw it, he definitely loses.

Many job seekers also reach Hail-Mary time, for ...

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