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How To Describe Yourself in One Word

How To Describe Yourself in One Word

Asking job candidates to describe themselves (or more specifically, to describe themselves in one word) is a pretty common personality-based interview question without a straightforward way to answer: it depends. According to Peggy McKee at Work It Daily, the answer depends on the position’s primary function, and the necessary qualities required to get the job […]

You Hate Your Boss. Now What?

You Hate Your Boss. Now What?

When dealing with a bad boss, your options are twofold: quit or make the situation more favorable. If quitting is out of the picture, the onus is on you to try and improve your situation. Once solution, according to Glassdoor’s Lillian Childress, is to simply ask your boss how you can do better: This strategy […]

How To Counter That Job Offer 

How To Counter That Job Offer 

What happens when you get a job offer that’s near perfect? You can either accept, decline, or negotiate to make it even better! How so? Glassdoor’s Amy Elisa Jackson explains how to counter without blowing the offer. In the article, Amy interviews Deepak Malhotra, the Eli Goldston Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School […]

Go Ahead, Discuss Your Salary at Work

Go Ahead, Discuss Your Salary at Work

Many employees are surprised to learn that discussing your salary with coworkers isn’t illegal. Instead, the opposite is encouraged to help you negotiate a better salary.

This Week in Career Advice: The Value of Exit Interviews

This Week in Career Advice: The Value of Exit Interviews

How honest should you be in an exit interview, especially if you need to stay on good terms with a company in order to potentially secure a positive employment reference in the future?

This Week in Career Advice: Why You Need to Consider a Passive Recruitment Strategy

This Week in Career Advice: Why You Need to Consider a Passive Recruitment Strategy

Finding a job is time-consuming. Between looking through job boards, researching hiring managers and filling out often-lengthy applications, a proper job hunt can literally eat away hours of your free time every single week. That’s why adopting a passive recruitment strategy is a solid approach every job-hunter should use when seeking new opportunities, according to […]

This Week in Career Advice: Job Hunting Tips & Tricks

This Week in Career Advice: Job Hunting Tips & Tricks

This week focused on the job-hunting process, from continuing your job search after accepting a job, to deciphering job descriptions. 

This Week in Career Advice: Why You Should Never Give Your Salary Information

This Week in Career Advice: Why You Should Never Give Your Salary Information

Asking for your previous salary has almost become commonplace among recruiters, however revealing this information can be damaging to your future career, so says Liz Ryan of Forbes Magazine.

This Week In Career Advice: Lowball Salary Offers & Why You’re Underpaid

This Week In Career Advice: Lowball Salary Offers & Why You’re Underpaid

This week was all about salary: when to walk away from a low salary, why you’re being paid so little, and how to deal with a boss who limits your salary based on their own.

Career Advice: July 12 to 18, 2016

Career Advice: July 12 to 18, 2016

Every week, the JobsWeb.com Employment Blog revisits the week’s top career articles. This week, we revisit Skype interviews, workplace lies told by managers, and a possible 6-step algorithm for success.