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Why do employers do credit and background checks?

Why do employers do credit and background checks?

If you want to work for the senior home-care organization Visiting Angels in Ann Arbor, Mich., be prepared for a thorough background check. “I wouldn’t even consider hiring an employee without one,” says owner and director Angil Tarach-Ritchey. “Employees not only need to be trusted by the employer, they are a reflection of our business. […]

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Job market recovery off to a great start in 2012

Job market recovery off to a great start in 2012

After news last month that the economy added 200,000 jobs in December, there was talk that this month’s job numbers would be disappointing by comparison. Earlier this week, for example, economists predicted the economy had gained just 135,000 jobs in January. It was more than a pleasant surprise then, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ […]

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Negativity gets you nowhere in a social media job search

Negativity gets you nowhere in a social media job search

Employers admit rejecting applicants based on online information By Justin Thompson, CareerBuilder Writer   A new study released by online reputation manager Reppler revealed that 91 percent of recruiters screen applicants via social networks, with 76 percent reporting that they view a candidate’s Facebook profile. With the pending implementation of the new timeline profiles, candidates are probably […]

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Your guide to job searching after 50

Your guide to job searching after 50

By Kaitlin Madden, CareerBuilder Writer   There’s no question that job searching gets harder after 50. Although age discrimination is illegal, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Many employers have preconceived notions about older workers. Among the most common: Their salaries are high, their energy is low and they’re not up-to-date on the latest technologies. “Recruiters and […]

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Getting hired after the military

Getting hired after the military

By Kaitlin Madden, CareerBuilder Writer   When veterans leave the military they possess a wealth of valuable qualities and skills — discipline, leadership ability, strong work ethic — that should make them highly desirable to nonmilitary employers. But, despite their great potential to succeed in the civilian workforce, many veterans have trouble making the post-military career transition. “As […]

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How To Work Better

How To Work Better

Whether they are working in the same position for three months or five years, most people strive to know how to work better. Keeping your job is integral to the way you’ve built your lifestyle — without your weekly paycheck, you would never be able to make that car payment or hit happy hour every […]

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7 Signs Your Rockstar Employee Is Looking For A New Job

7 Signs Your Rockstar Employee Is Looking For A New Job

You’ve spent time and money to hire the right employees for your business, so keeping them satisfied and engaged is priority numero uno. We created this infographic with Mindflash to look at how losing and replacing even one employee can cost you and your business significant money and time. So let these signs motivate you to talk […]

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3 Hidden Energy Vampires That Kill Productivity

3 Hidden Energy Vampires That Kill Productivity

Productivity is the key to high performance, and this depends heavily on your energy levels; and sometimes your energy levels can be affected seriously by energy vampires.  Every animal has its fair share of parasites…including human beings.  Whales for example, accumulate algae and barnacles around various areas on their rubbery skin. These parasites live off […]

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Hidden Insomnia Health Risks:  How to sleep better starting tonight!

Hidden Insomnia Health Risks: How to sleep better starting tonight!

Insomnia, the most common sleep complaint among Americans, means “no sleep” in Latin.  And as the definition implies, people with insomnia may not only have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, they may also not feel refreshed or restored upon waking.  It’s an extremely common problem, with up to 40% of Americans suffering symptoms of […]

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Detoxification – Vital for Optimal Health

Detoxification – Vital for Optimal Health

Everyday we are exposed to an abundance of toxins. The body has the innate ability to detoxify, however, it struggles to keep up the demands of detoxification due to the multitude of toxins encountered on a daily basis. Among these toxins are daily consumption of processed foods, fast foods, medications, cleaning products, solvents, many environmental […]

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10 commandments for cubicle dwellers

10 commandments for cubicle dwellers

By Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder Still gunning for that corner office? First you’ve got to learn how to work in your company’s cubicle farm. Not sure how to navigate the unspoken rules to be the perfect cubicle dweller? Here, experts weigh in on the 10 commandments: Focus and refocus Because of the possibility for constant […]

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I can’t afford to quit but I can’t afford to stay

I can’t afford to quit but I can’t afford to stay

We’ve all pondered quitting our jobs. But unfortunately, for many people the choice is not that easy. After all, having a job means earning a paycheck. But what if that paycheck barely pays enough to cover your bills and expenses? It’s common for workers to think they aren’t paid enough and for various reasons, says […]

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Are you tired and hungry all the time?

Are you tired and hungry all the time?

Are you tired and hungry all the time…and gaining weight like crazy?  Could you be starving yourself to death eating too much while over exhausted?  What might really be going on…plus 7 foods that help you gain energy!  Follow this link to read the full article by Rhonda A. McKinney, Certified Nutritionist:  http://articles.healthrealizations.com/HealthySolutions/2011/10/17/Are-You-Tired-and-Hungry-All-the-Time.aspx www.healthysolutionstoday.com  

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Getting out of your COMFORT ZONE!

Getting out of your COMFORT ZONE!

A key rule in Writing 101 is that a writer should show, not tell. Don’t say, “She looked sad.” Describe your main character performing an action or speaking dialogue that proves to the reader how sad your protagonist is. Admittedly, workplace advice often fails to live up to this guideline. You have undoubtedly read the […]

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Quitting with Class-How to handle it the right way

Quitting with Class-How to handle it the right way

5 Tips for Quitting With Class It seems like the unofficial employment motto of the past two years has been, “Any job is a good job.” But with the job market finally starting to show signs of a recovery, more workers are finding themselves ready to leave their current positions in favor of something better […]

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