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The Problem with Pointing Fingers

Career Report August 2018 Issue – 223 The Problem with Pointing Fingers When things go wrong at work and mistakes result in a problem or even the loss of business, employees often get annoyed and want to place the blame on someone. But before pointing a finger at a follow employee, it’s important to take […]

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COMPENSATION ANALYST Mahwah NJ

Position: COMPENSATION ANALYST Part Time 20-25 Hours / Week HR Consulting Firm… provides a fast-paced, stimulating work environment conducive to career development. Competitive pay  is provided commensurate with experience. Compensation experience desired. Duties & Responsibilities include: Assist with development of compensation plans Work independently to process information data reports, trends, etc. Market and financial research […]

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Hiring a Resume Writer

Career Report August 2018 Issue – 222 Hiring a Resume Writer As job seekers find it tougher to compete for the attention of hiring managers, more of them have turned to résumé-writing services to help give them an edge, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal. But before you pay for someone to re-do […]

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Five Ways to Derail an Interview

Career Report July  2018— Issue 221   Five Ways to Derail an Interview An interview is one of the hardest things to obtain as a job seeker – and unfortunately, it’s also one of the easiest ways by which you can lose a job opportunity. Indeed, interview mishaps happen to everyone, but by being well-prepared […]

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Interpreting Job Postings

Career Report June 2018— Issue 220 Guidance for Interpreting Job Postings Trying to figure out the language of job postings is one of the biggest challenges that job seekers face. That’s because job postings are presented in many different formats. If you’re not careful how you interpret them, you may easily eliminate yourself as a […]

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Turning Downtime Into Job Offers

Career Report May 2018— Issue 219 Turning Downtime Into Job Offers If there’s one thing that most unemployed job seekers have in abundance, it is time. And yet many of them misuse it. According to an article in The New York Times, that’s because in the post-layoff life it can be easy to put off […]

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Building Trust with your Boss

Career Report April, 2018 — Issue 218 Building Trust with your Boss Maintaining a trusting relationship with your boss can be a definite plus for your career but, according to an article from CareerBuilder.com, establishing that rapport can be difficult and may take a significant amount of time. Still, in the end, the article pointed […]

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Messy Desk Will Cost You Dollars (Reprinted Popular Demand from 2014)

Career Report March , 2018 — Issue 217  Messy Desk Will Cost You Dollars (Reprinted Popular Demand from 2014) If your desk is a mess, it’s time to start thinking about getting organized. According to an article in USA Today, not only can messy desks lead to lost documents and lost time, there’s also a […]

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Be Cautious with Social Networking Sites

Career Report February, 2018 — Issue 216  Be Cautious with Social Networking Sites Growing numbers of business professionals are connecting into social networking Web sites, such as Facebook, in an effort to build work relationships, meet new contacts, and better market themselves. But such sites also provide a window into people’s personal lives causing concern […]

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PAY IS LESS OF A SECRET FOR MILLENNIALS

Career Report January  2018 Feature Story   PAY IS LESS OF A SECRET FOR MILLENNIALS Managing a generation of young people inclined to share their relationship statuses and meal photos on social media requires employers to adjust how they approach compensation, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal. That’s because, for millennials, pay is […]

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