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Why You Should Love Your Job And Your Salary

Why You Should Love Your Job And Your Salary

What should you do if you’re lucky enough to love your job, but earn a measly salary? A cash-poor reader asks Forbes’ Liz Ryan; “My problem is simple. I love my job, my boss, and my co-workers. I just can’t live on my salary.” Ryan believes there are only two reasons why someone would continue […]

They Did What? Terrible Interview Behavior to Avoid

They Did What? Terrible Interview Behavior to Avoid

  A recent CareerBuilder survey on common interview mistakes revealed some truly terrible workplace behavior, including answer texts messages during interviews, dressing inappropriately, and being caught in a lie. Unfortunately, the bad interview behavior doesn’t end there. The 2017 CareerBuilder survey also asked hiring managers to recount specific instances of terrible interview behavior and the […]

Why Hiring Managers Don’t Care About Your Degree

Why Hiring Managers Don’t Care About Your Degree

You’ve got a Masters Degree from a great university, and not much else! How can you make hiring managers see the value in your degree? A reader asks Alison Green on Ask A Manager, “I know it sounds whiny, but why does no one care about my degree? ”   Green wastes no time getting […]

Interview Tips: Advice From a Harvard Career Advisor

Interview Tips: Advice From a Harvard Career Advisor

How can you properly prepare for a job interview? Linda Spencer, the Assistant Director of the Office of Career Services at Harvard, gives some practical advice useful to job-hunters of any age.

What HR Can’t Tell You

What HR Can’t Tell You

While your HR department can be a valuable resource, certain topics are off-limits. Here are a few topics HR won’t address with you, according to the Glassdoor Blog.   If You’re Underpaid It’s not very surprising that revealing whether or not you’re underpaid is often not in your HR department’s best interest. Having said that, […]

How To Be Unavailable On The Weekends

How To Be Unavailable On The Weekends

What can you do when your new boss complains about his inability to reach you over the weekend? Be direct, maintain your boundaries, and let him know your personal time is valuable.

Why Aiming too High Can Hurt Your Chances of a Raise

You wanted a raise but didn’t get it. Why not?

Interview Question; How did you handle a difficult situation?

Jobspeaker is back again with great advice on the right way to tell future employers how you handled a difficult situation. Get your pencils out, because this one requires a little planning.   When an employer asks you to describe a time “you handled a difficult situation,” they’re really looking for a time when you […]

What’s the Policy on Office Holiday Parties?

What’s the Policy on Office Holiday Parties?

Are you dreading your office holiday party and already thinking of excuses to bow out? If your boss expects you to attend or you feel pressure to make an appearance, Ask A Manager’s Alison Green suggests you suck it up and get into the Holiday spirit. She says: “…There are other companies where you’re really expected […]

Weekly Actuarial Career Advice: 1

Weekly Actuarial Career Advice: 1

From conversations to have with a new boss, to the top reasons people quit their jobs, here are the week’s top career articles to help propel your professional life forward.   The Rule Of Three: How To Be Unforgettable To Employers Learn how the rule of three can be applied in your professional life, and […]