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How to Decide Between Two Job Offers

Receiving two job offers can be both a blessing and a curse. Use these tips to learn how to choose between job offers.
You refined your resume and cover letters, you shined in the interviews, you stayed positive and upbeat when the process was slow. ...

Job Interview Advice for Veterans: Practice

When going on an interview, it is important that veterans can accurately describe their skills and what they can bring to the table. Gibson said research shows that more than 70 percent of hiring managers find it difficult to ascertain recent veterans' skill sets based on their resume alone. ...

How to Explain Being Fired on a Job Interview

"So, why did your previous employer let you go?"
Ouch. Rough question to get in a job interview. But let's be real: If you encountered a termination in the past, it's one you will get asked – guaranteed.
For a question like this, it's especially important to prepare and practice. ...

Five Things You Must Bring To Every Job Interview

Dear Liz,
I have a big job interview next week. The recruiter and I had coffee yesterday and talked about the position, and the interview. I want to make sure I have everything I need for the interview. Apart from myself, what do I need to bring with me?
Dear Nicole,
Congratulations! Here are five things you must bring to every job interview:
1. ...

Be Yourself! Hiding Who You Are Is Bad for Your Career

While you might want to tone down your jokes or tame your sarcasm in the workplace, keeping your character professional and appropriate, you should never pretend to be someone you're not. Authenticity in the workplace is crucial. Contrasting personalities, differing histories and diverse backgrounds are not only expected, but encouraged. ...

Should You "Find Your Passion"? Stanford Psychologists Say No

When Steve Jobs delivered his commencement speech to Stanford University’s class of 2005, he instructed them to find their passion. “You’ve got to find what you love,” Jobs said. “If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. ...

Why Workplaces Need to Be Fairer to Working Dads

Each year around Father’s Day, some businesses take a moment to express well wishes for the working dads among the staff. Unfortunately, that sensibility is too often short-lived.
Seventy-three percent of U.S. working fathers say there is little workplace support for fathers, according to a new survey from Promundo and Dove Men+Care. ...

The Rise and Fall of Working From Home

The permanent telecommuter is going extinct.

Last year, Richard Laermer decided to let his employees work from home on a regular basis. "We hire adults, they shouldn't be tied to the office five days a week," said Laermer, who owns a New York-based public relations firm. ...

7 Ways Job Interviewers Learn What You’re Really Like

When you’re interviewing for a job, it’s easy to wonder how the standard hiring process — a résumé screening, job interview questions, and a reference check — will tell an employer what you’re really like. How are employers able to figure out whether or not to hire you based on such limited contact with so many different candidates? What do they think about and watch for during a job interview, but never say out loud?
The truth is, to some extent it’s a crapshoot. ...

8 Retirement Planning Red Flags

Spotting oversights in your retirement plan early can lead to years of financial stability.
If something doesn’t seem right in your retirement savings strategy, the best time to figure out where improvements could be made is now. Catching pitfalls early can help you secure a comfortable retirement later. ...