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Strategies for Unemployed Workers: Negotiating Salary

By Rowe Leathers Contributor, Career Services Putting your game face on when you are desperate for a job is a challenge for many of us in today’s market. After months of job search, your gut reaction is to jump at the first offer that comes your way. But should you?

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Waiting for Your Chance

By Kristen Pearson Contributor, Career Services As I watched the 2013 NFL Draft this year, I was flabbergasted at the countless linemen that got drafted within the first 32 picks; and the number one ranked quarterback, Geno Smith, couldn’t believe it either. While I sat there mouth agape, watching as a continuous stream of unexpected selections came through, I realized that this experience, for pro-athletes, is no different than what the vast majority of the nation is going through right now.

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15 companies you should know about

While the waves of the trepidation beneath which America’s workforce was submerged following the economic downturn in 2008, and the financial tumult and market volatility that followed, have long receded, for many job seekers displaced by the downturn and who are still saddled with doubt about their career, the downturn is hardly a distant memory, but rather, an immediate reality.…

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Developing multiple streams of income during a recession

By Shun McGhee, Guest Contributor

We have all read and heard about the stories of families struggling during this current economic downturn. With companies still downsizing and regional employment becoming increasingly turbulent it can be difficult to depend on traditional fixed sources of income as the sole method for earning money.…

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The hidden paycheck

By Cathy Francois, Guest Contributor

For some, the New Year may mean seeking new employment opportunities. But, when comparing job offers be careful not to just focus on the salary in determining the financial benefits or disadvantages.…

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Overqualified and unemployed

By Kristen Carter, Guest Contributor

Do you fear your resume will fall into the pile for applicants judged to be overqualified, or even worse, placed directly in the trash? Being overqualified should be seen as a positive attribute rather than a deficiency, yet in today’s job market this label can carry with it a negative connotation.…

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The Kobayashi Maru: Navigating a New Job Application Process Paradigm

Growing up, I had a fascination with traveling fairs, and circus games. I was incapable of seeing the sunwashed, dull blue, lead paint chips flaking off the tattered wood frame on top of which the tilt-a-whirl spun, or the rattling, rusted tracks through which the rollercoaster’s lopsided wheels would pass as we whipped around a curve to head down a steep decline.…

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Oases in a turbulent jobscape

Though the storm clouds bearing down on the global economy have, in recent months, begun to part (some), and while the tides of pervasive uncertainty beneath which imperiled job seekers and job-holders were once submerged have begun to recede, there is still an overwhelming sense of job insecurity as a number of question marks, the biggest of which relates to future composition of the EU and Europe’s ongoing sovereign debt crisis, still loom.…

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