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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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Can I Dock Employees for Inclement Weather Days?

Can I Dock Employees for Inclement Weather Days?

Can I Dock Employees for Inclement Weather Days? By Michael Kelsheimer As winter approaches and those of us in the Dallas area wonder if we are in for a repeat of last year’s snow storms, employers may start thinking about those days they probably had to close around the time of the Superbowl.  They may […]

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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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Thou shalt look professional: 10 commandments of workplace dress

Thou shalt look professional: 10 commandments of workplace dress

10 commandments of workplace dress By Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder In a 2010 national poll conducted by the Center for Professional Excellence at York College of Pennsylvania, “appearance” ranked second only to “communication skills” when respondents named qualities most often associated with professionalism. “How an individual dresses for work can be a powerful extension […]

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Then and now: How did we work before email?

Then and now: How did we work before email?

By Sonia Acosta Hey you. Yes, you writing the email to your co-worker in a cubicle two feet away from you. Ever feel like no one talks to each other anymore? We are all guilty. Email is easier, it’s quicker, it helps us keep a paper trail, and well, it’s just what we’re used to […]

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Find the top job for your personality type

Find the top job for your personality type

There are a lot of things to think about when choosing a career, how much money you’ll earn, what you’re good at, education level, but one of the biggest factors that should be taken into consideration when determining your career path is your personality. Certain jobs just fit certain personalities better. Someone who is naturally […]

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