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Weathering the storm

Without the prospect of a school delay or school cancellation, one would think adults would not have much to be happy about on the eve of a snowstorm. The hope felt by children eagerly anticipating a blizzard is somehow lost on adults tortured by the thought of hours of shoveling and an aching back.…

How to compose an attention-grabbing cover letter

Like the façade on a building or a book’s cover, the cover letter is the first thing recruiters see when they receive a job application. Even though the old adage, “One should not judge a book by its cover,” is true, books are often judged not by the potentially insightful narrative contained within; but instead a warm reception is determined by its “cover.” Readers can be fickle, and if a book has been subjected to scorn or criticism or if it is declared a “bore” by the world’s preeminent literary critic, it is unlikely that readers will eagerly run to their nearest bookstore to purchase and peel back the pages of that book.…

Best Jobs in America

Did your job make the cut? Check out CNN Money’s list of top jobs in America. Great pay, superior growth potential, and doing work that’s meanigful are some of the leading factors that shaped this list.…

“Hardly Working—A look into business at the workplace”

Have you ever wandered around the office around midday? When employees are surreptitiously appropriating company time to very quickly check their Facebook profile, or update their Fantasy Football roster? With their screens turned in slightly so passersby are unable to observe and detect their online movements, these employees, because of their jerky and nervous mannerisms, betray themselves, making evident to virtually everybody walking past that their rapid mouse clicks and quiet laughter have absolutely nothing to do with work.…