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Fox News New York interviewed me for this report on pre-paid vacations, or "PreCations".  We live in a world where there exists a vast amount of burn-out.  Is this a sign of the times, or a ploy to lure new hires in a cost effective way?  According to my research, people either think it is [...]

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What does it mean to be independent?  What does it truly mean to be free?  On the 4th of July we herald the home of the brave and the free.  Yet, people without jobs do not feel free, and their independence is in jeapordy.  It doesn't take long to be upsidedown on your mortgage.  It [...]

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Every week on #HFChat we have a professional thought leader host. Guess what, you got a new job. You are the guest host Friday, January 18th. You ask the questions, provide advice, share an inspiration, a nightmare or a dream. Job hunting: let's admit, we've all had our fair share of nightmares. For every interview [...]

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According to NASA A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light cannot get out. The gravity is so strong because matter has been squeezed into a tiny space. This can happen when a star is dying. Because no light can get out, people can’t see black holes. [...]

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I’ve known Laura Hobson for many years. We met at my favorite coffee shop, Awakenings on Hyde Park Square. Laura is a hard working, organized executive assistant, and I can give her a personal reference. It is a great pleasure to feature Laura Hobson as this week’s Job Seeker Profile. She is indeed a real [...]

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It’s a dog eat dog world out there. When it comes to the job search, there are fewer jobs than job seekers. The competition is tough. Everyone is your competition. While we all know the importance of networking, what about the actual relationship building? We’re not just talking about when you’re searching for a job, but [...]

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On Star Wars day in 2012 (May the 4th be with you!) the HireFriday community met once again in a Twitter chat hosted by Intuit and sponsored by Dice. Led by Gail Houston (@IntuitCareers), Chris Cox (@crizzcoxx) and Leslie Mason (@leslie12002) we discussed “What Are Some Best Practices for a Tech Job Seeker?” It was [...]

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  Did you know that if you add #DiceAdvantage to your #HFChat Tweet today you will be entered to win a 3 month subscription to Dice Advantage. The DiceAdvantage service highlights your resume to employers, and lets you see who has viewed it. It’s your chance to gain an edge in your tech job hunt. [...]

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CareerBuilder. What’s in a name? Ask job seekers and recruiters if they have ever touched this online tool and the number of positive responses will approach 100%. Recruiters who have been around for more than a few years remember Careermosaic, CareerPath and Headhunter.net that are all part of the CareerBuilder genealogy. Today this powerful force [...]

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Occasionally the HireFriday gang gives the guest host roster a week off. This week the Twitter chat for the job seeker community was hosted by three of the leaders of the team: Founder and CEO Margo Rose (@HRMargo), Cyndy Trivella (@CyndyTrivella) and Tom Bolt (@TomBolt). The fierce chat raged about the topic Negotiating the Salary. [...]

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