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  • Know How To Ask For A Raise
    Six tips on increasing your chances of getting a raise
    Many people have a difficult time getting a raise at their job. It can be frustrating to work very hard and never see an increase in your pay. Here are six tips on how to increase your chances of getting a raise.1. Come In Early: Make it a habit...
  • A Job Search Can Be Tough
    Seven tips on getting a job with limited work experience
    Many college graduates and young people have a very difficult time in getting the job that they want because they lack the experience for the job. Here are seven tips on how to get a job with limited work experience. 1. Determine What You Want To...
  • Avoid or at least shorten periods of unemployment
    Avoid or at least shorten periods of unemployment
    The latest research indicates that extended unemployment causes permanent personality changes of a negative nature. These research findings were surprising because they indicated that personality can be permanently affected by external events such...
  • How to overcome age discrimination during your job search II
    How to overcome age discrimination during your job search II
    Some enlightened employers not only do not practice age discrimination, but also actually appreciate the skills of their retirement eligible employees. They have created government and industry programs that help their retirement eligible...
  • Fired employee
    Nine areas of focus that can tell you if it's time to change jobs: Part two
    In part one; we reviewed some questions focused more on the company’s stability versus your own. The next series of questions are more specific and aimed at taking a look at how things are going for you personally in your job and within the...
  • How to travel while working full time
    How to travel while working full time
    You've read all of the blogs and articles written by travelers who quit their jobs and sold everything they owned just to travel full time. They live a nomadic lifestyle, jumping from country to country most of the time without a "home...
  • Negative social media posts can be damaging to your career
    Negative social media posts can be damaging to your career
    Most people know that negative social media posts can be damaging to:1. Job applicants.2. Promotion hopefuls.3. Employees who just want to keep their jobs.Now, as a teenaged female in Texas discovered, there is a new danger that can come from...
  • Teen was to start new job at a pizzeria
    Teen fired from new job on Twitter social media site
    A teenager in Texas got a new job at a local pizzeria. As teens tend to do, she got on Twitter and tweeted that she got the new position, but she should have considered her words carefully. She found herself fired after the owner of a Jet’s...
  • Job openings
    Things to do before you start looking for a job
    Before you embark on your job search, make sure to do the following 4 things:Reach out to your network: Did you know that a friend of a friend can help you find your next great opportunity? Many jobs are found through networking. It's also...
  • Fired
    Nine areas of focus that can tell you if it's time to change jobs: Part one
    Have you ever sat at your desk, contemplating your job and/or company and your future? Do you seem to struggle with knowing when it might be a good time to move on? Or, have you been that person heading home with a box of belongings, wondering in...
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    Why are you leaving your job?
    From my research, January is right up there with December as the months when most employees are fired from their jobs. Take note, my research means there were more than a handful of conversations with people from the company side on how they make...
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    Electric Boat and Doosan Fuel Cell America Are Creating 720 New Connecticut Jobs
    On January 28, 2015 the Connecticut Department of Labor - Office of Research released their monthly report, Business & Employment Changes Announced in the News Media. The two companies with significant hiring plans are Electric Boat of Groton...
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    Understanding your unhappiness in your new job and fixing it: Part three
    In part two, we reviewed the importance of asking yourself questions to drive your own understanding of why you could be unhappy in your new job in an effort to try making some changes before choosing to move on. Now, for those folks that have...
  • Stressful jobs increase stroke risk
    Stressful jobs increase stroke risk
    Many have stressful jobs that can impact their quality of life. A new study has found that stress in the workplace can increase the risk of stroke. The findings were published online on January 6 in the journal Stroke by Scandinavian researchers...
  • Frustration at work
    Understanding your unhappiness in your new job and fixing it: Part two
    In part one we reviewed several questions to ask yourself when trying to figure out what may be leading to your discontent in your new job. We also talked about why some of those questions may be important, starting with understanding your...