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  • 5 Tricks To Ace Your Performance Review

    5 Tricks To Ace Your Performance Review

    By Brian O'Connell When it comes to knocking a job performance review out of the park, it pays to be aggressive and to be your own public relations director. It's an uphill climb for U.S. workers, who increasingly see job performance reviews as a useless exercise, and one that doesn't necessarily... Continue Reading

  • How To Follow Up On A Job Without Being Annoying

    How To Follow Up On A Job Without Being Annoying

    According to one career expert we spoke with, it's rarely ever a bad idea to follow up as long as you do so in a professional manner. Continue Reading

  • Is The Job Posting Worth Applying To? 7 Ways To Tell

    Is The Job Posting Worth Applying To? 7 Ways To Tell

    By Seth Fiegerman NEW YORK -- There's only so much time you have in a given week to search for jobs, so don't waste it responding to bad job postings. "You really shouldn't spend much time applying to job ads anyway," says Robert Hellmann, a career coach with The Five O'Clock Club, who urges job hunters... Continue Reading

  • Are You Annoying Your Co-Workers? How To Tell

    Are You Annoying Your Co-Workers? How To Tell

    By Seth Fiegerman Every office has that co-worker who chews gum too loudly or dresses inappropriately -- just make sure it isn't you. No matter how hard a worker you may be, if you annoy other people in the office, it will come back to haunt you. "The way you move up the corporate ladder is by making people... Continue Reading

  • How To Turn An Internship Into A Job

    How To Turn An Internship Into A Job

    NEW YORK -- The dream of using an internship as a gateway to an entry-level job is back. Employers plan to increase their summer internship hires by 8.5% in 2012, the biggest year-over-year increase since before the recession, according to a survey of 280 companies put out last week by the National... Continue Reading

  • 8 Job Posting Buzzwords Explained

    8 Job Posting Buzzwords Explained

    By Seth Fiegerman NEW YORK (MainStreet) - If you spend enough time searching for jobs, all the postings start to blur together thanks in part to the common phrases that seem to pop up in every listing. Continue Reading

  • How Can I Get An Unadvertised Job?

    How Can I Get An Unadvertised Job?

    Q: How should I ask employers about job opportunities that aren't advertised on their website or on job boards? A: Just because a company isn't advertising any open positions doesn't mean they aren't looking to hire. As MainStreet has reported before, many job openings are never posted to job boards or... Continue Reading