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Listening Goes A Long Way in the Job Hunt

By: Wendy Gelberg

Much of the time when we think about looking for a job, we think about those situations that require good conversational skills, such as interviews or networking encounters.

As a result, job seekers spend a lot of time formulating and practicing effective answers and conversation starters and, of course, crafting a succinct yet powerful 30-second "elevator pitch." (At least, that's what career experts hope job seekers do.)

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Laid Off: Now What?

By: Phyllis Mufson

You’ve just lost your job. What do you do next? Here are the first steps to take to get grounded while you prepare to hunt for a new position.

First get clear about your finances. What are your savings? Are your expenses in line with your family income? Do a budget and get creative about lowering your monthly expenses - right away.

According to AARP, job searchers over 50 are taking one to two months longer to land a new job than searchers under 50. Take a close look at your options for cutting expenses and keeping money coming while you look for a new job.

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Employees: How to Push Back Without Putting Yourself at Risk

By: Chris Cancialosi

In high-risk military situations, there's no time for deliberation. You have to trust the people around you to process information and make decisions quickly, and you must execute without question.

Several years ago, I was in this kind of situation. A senior officer ordered me to put my soldiers in harm's way; I braved the consequences and respectfully offered a safer, equally effective course of action. I got an earful that day. However, he accepted my recommendation, and the mission was accomplished without exposing people to unnecessary risk.

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Going a Step Further

By: Les Krantz

The Jobs Rated Almanac, which debuted in 1988, is the “mother” of’s “Jobs Rated” report. The new 2015 edition is an indispensable tool to help you get the biggest bang from the best and worst jobs ratings. The Almanac has been developed and contributed to by two of America’s foremost career experts: Tony Lee, Editor & Publisher of, and Les Krantz, founding Editor & Publisher of the Jobs Rated Almanac.

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3 Secrets to Landing a Job at a Socially Driven Company

By: Benjamin Geyerhahn

With job prospects looking up across the country, it’s truly a worker’s market. Now, instead of looking to land just any job, you can choose between a job that merely pays the bills and a job that allows you to make a difference in the world.


A growing number of social ventures are making their mark. TOMS Shoes, Warby Parker, Grameen Bank, and a host of smaller companies are gaining popularity among job seekers — and for good reason.

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Should You Move For a Job? When Relocation Makes Sense — and When It Doesn’t

By: Michelle Kruse

Whether you’ve been offered a job in another city or you’re simply looking to expand your search, relocating for work is a huge decision — and one that many people are faced with every day. According to a study from the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 20 percent of Americans who moved between 2012 and 2013 did so for a job. Not sure if you’re ready to be part of that statistic? Ask yourself these six questions and you’ll be well on your way to deciding whether to call the movers or to stay put and stick it out.

1. How will a move impact your family?

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