Survey: 1 in 4 small businesses plan to hire – Boston.com

“Small-business owners are cautiously optimistic about the coming year in Greater Boston, with most anticipating increased sales and many expecting to hire more workers, according to a Bank of America survey to be released” continue reading

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How to Turn Your Holiday Gig Into a Permanent Job – Forbes

“Here’s some good news for the 12.3 million unemployed Americans still looking for work: About 700,000 seasonal jobs are being added to the economy right now—thanks to major retailers like Macy’s, Target and Toys “R” Us, who are all increasing their payrolls by tens of thousands this holiday season” continue reading

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How to Survive the Holidays in the Office

The holidays in the office can be an awkward time. Many companies have decided not to celebrate the season, rather than chance offending someone. This is a mistake. The holidays season has traditionally been a time when the people in the office were able to relax and get to know each other in a context…

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Do Employers Know You Exist?

“This week, two clients let me know they had secured jobs, one in the legal field, the other in fashion. After I congratulated them, I asked about the process they had used to secure their initial interviews.” continue reading

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The Top 3 Ways To Annoy A Recruiter – And Lose Out On A Job!

“Once you apply to a position, your resume will most likely be sent to a recruiter.  It’s important to know how to work with recruiters because they can be a powerful ally in helping you land your dream job or they can prevent you from being considered for a position all together.” continue reading..

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Some Incredibly Obvious Rules of Getting Hired

This is a list of rules. They are so obvious that its seems no one should ever need to say them. Nonetheless, you’d be amazed the number of people who break these rules. Learn to sell yourself – Not hard sales, like a used car salesman. Don’t go in promising to triple     company sales and…

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10 Dumb Ways To Ask For A Raise – Careers Articles

” Asking for a raise is the adult equivalent of asking your crush to prom. It’s stressful. It’s awkward. You’re talking at the wrong speed, volume or both. You’re probably sweating too much, and the answer will either be the best thing that’s happened in a while or the worst ever. Even if you learned…

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10 Ways To Blow A Job Interview – Careers Articles

“ The job interview is one of the most crucial components of a job search. In these lean economic times of long-term unemployment and sparse interview opportunities, it can be a make or break situation. With so much at stake, you’d think job seekers would be at their best when they get that rare chance…

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Job Hunting 101 – 10 Hints for Job Seekers (with a special bonus)

There are some ideas about job hunting that can benefit everyone. There are also some ways that you can make the process easier, in the event you unexpectedly find yourself looking for work. 1)      Keep your resume up-to-date – Nothing is more difficult that having to sit down and remember what you did every day…

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