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While the unemployment rate isn’t coming down yet, we continue to hear of big companies hiring big numbers of seasonal workers for the holidays. The latest is United Parcel Service.  UPS expects to hire 50,000 employees to work during the holidays.  UPS says workers will be hired to fill positions such as package sorters and driver helpers.  Hiring begins this month and will continue until all open positions are filled. Others hiring… Read More

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Finding a job in today’s economy is hard work. Here’s one way to make your search a little easier. Earlier this year, the U-S Department of Labor presented its “Tools for America’s Job Seekers Challenge”. It was looking for feedback and recommendations from people on their favorite job websites. Now, the best-of-the-best can be found in one place. More than 16,000 people reviewed and recommended over 600 job search and career advancement… Read More

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They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. And for many job seekers these days, that first impression isn’t face-to-face.   It’s through email, and with resumes. As you might imagine, when an employer posts a job opening, they’re bombarded with resumes.   And a recent CareerBuilder survey of more than 2500 hiring experts found some surprising and amusing  results: 38%  said they spend less than a minute reviewing… Read More

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Have you looked at your resume recently.  Even if you have,  chances are it needs a little fine-tuning.  Your resume is often the first thing a prospective employer sees about you. And a less-than-perfect one can hurt your chances for a job. We can all use some advice to spruce up our resume.  This morning, GMA Workplace Contributor Tory Johnson had some great resume advice. I won’t go into everything, but basically… Read More

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The economy is struggling, jobs are being cut, and employees are laying low, trying not to draw attention to themselves.  You may think, “This isn’t the best time to ask the boss for a raise.”   Maybe it’s not out of the questions, as long as you’re prepared.  CnnMoney.com has 5 things to consider before asking for a raise: Don’t wait for a rebound in the economy. Instead make your move when you… Read More

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I’ve never met George O’Leary. He’s probably a great guy and football coach. But O’Leary will always be remembered for a lie on his resume. If you’re not familiar with his story, just google “O’Leary resume” and you’ll see what can happen when you try to pull a fast one to land a job. With so many people looking for jobs, and so few positions available right now, there’s that temptation to… Read More

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Do you ever wish you could take back a mistake you make during a job interview?  I think we all have.  Careerbuilder.com is out with a survey of some of the most common mistakes people make during job interviews.  And some of the stupid ones.  Here are a few of the most unusual blunders reported by hiring managers: Candidate wore a business suit with flip flops. Candidate asked if the interviewer wanted… Read More

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Thanks everyone for “voting” on whether I should go with my wife to the opening of Legally Blonde (the musical) or stay at home and watch the Orange Bowl game.  Actually there was never any doubt what I would do (if you want to stay married).  Surprisingly, Legally Blonde was very entertaining.  Here’s a clip of LB (despite warnings not to take videos during the performance). Ok, so that’s my own Legally Blonde… Read More

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