12.08.16
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Almost Half of Job Applicants Don’t Follow Basic Directions, Say HR Pros

Were you one of those kids who always followed directions on classroom activities? If so, you probably had an advantage when you started your career,

12.02.16
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Planning Ahead for Extended Leave, Financially and Professionally

Quite often, when the topic of extended leave from one’s career comes up, it’s in the context of having children. People often want to spend

12.01.16
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Three Things NOT to Do at Your Year-End Performance Review

The end of the year is performance-review time at many companies, which means that you’re probably reading this in between frantically reacquainting yourself with your

11.23.16
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Do Employee-Owned Companies Make for Happier Workers?

Your boss would love for you to feel like you have a stake in the company. After all, loyal employees put in longer hours, produce better

11.17.16
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Job Keywords: Should Your Resume Be Four Pages Long?

The job search process is mysterious, no matter which side of the conference table you’re sitting on. As a job seeker, the questions you ponder are

11.10.16
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Five Jobs Where You Can Work Part-Time and Still Have a Career

There are lots of reasons to want to work part-time, from launching your own side business to spending more time working on your hobbies. However,

11.03.16
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How to Salvage a Bad Day at Work

Ever have one of those days where nothing seems to go right? While factors beyond your control may have gotten things off to a bad

10.27.16
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Five Signs You Need a Career Change

Contrary to what you might have heard, no one is really sure how many careers the average person has in the course of a lifetime

10.21.16
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Five Jobs Where You Can Dress Like a Slob

A long time ago when the earth was green and internet startups were the newest thing, I had a boss who preferred a casual dress code.

10.13.16
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Five Careers Where Being Frugal Pays Off

Being frugal is an asset in any career path. After all, you never know when markets will shift and your occupation will go from in-demand

10.12.16
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Some Thoughts on Hating Your Job and What You Can Do About It

With the exception of about two years of my adult life (split into two periods), I have never actually hated my job. I’ve usually been

10.08.16
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Six Simple Skills Everyone Can Learn to Improve Their Earnings Potential at Work

The core message behind The Simple Dollar can be boiled down to five simple words, words that have been repeated many times on this site.

10.06.16
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Lying on Your Resume Is a Terrible Idea – Here’s What to Do Instead

If you’ve ever read any career advice or spoken with a career counselor for more than a minute, you know that there’s one big job-seeking

09.29.16
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Five Legitimate Passive Income Ideas

If someone gave you a million dollars, you’d never have to work again – but not for the reasons you think. The big leg up

09.25.16
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Nine Employers That Will Help You Pay Off Your Student Loans

When searching for a new employer, most people look at the full package of benefits they’ll get in return. How much will your new salary

09.24.16
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What Should I Do With My Life? The Fundamental Question of Personal Finance – and a Surprising Answer

For most of my life, I’ve just drifted. I would work passionately at one thing for a while, then I’d burn out on that thing

09.22.16
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Five Ways to Get the Job When You’re Overqualified

There are plenty of reasons you might want a job for which you’re overqualified. Maybe you’re trying to break into a new industry, and you’re

09.15.16
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Five Ways to Steal Back an Hour a Day

What would you do with another hour in the day—get a good night’s sleep for once, organize your workspace, update your resume? Bottom line, if

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