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How to Get Your New Employer to Help With Your Student Loan Repayment

December 7, 2018 at 05:35 PM

If you regret that working in the private sector has limited your access to government-funded student loan forgiveness, here's a piece of good news: Regardless of where you work or what position you hold, you can still qualify for employer-offered student loan repayment assistance. You just have to find an employer willing to offer it. Where to Find Employers Offering Student Loan Repayment Assistance Just 4 percent of ...

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Managing Holiday Stress Within the Workplace

December 7, 2018 at 07:43 PM

The holidays can be a stressful time, even when mental health issues aren't part of the dynamic. However, when employees are also dealing with things like anxiety and depression, coping with the challenges of both work and the holiday season can be overwhelming. The good news is that when employers provide the right mental health resources, a healthier and happier workplace can be the result. Mental Health and the ...

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Encourage Your Employees to Have a Work BFF

December 7, 2018 at 06:34 PM

When you spend one-third of every weekday in the same place with the same people, you're bound to make a few connections that are as personal as they are professional. Office friendships represent a unique type of social interaction, but one that is crucial to employee happiness and retention. While the received wisdom may say socializing at work leads to low productivity and other problems, the benefits of encouraging office ...

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4 Elements of a Job Seeker's Holiday Networking Newsletter

December 7, 2018 at 05:11 PM

Like me, you may receive holiday newsletters from friends and relatives. You may look forward to receiving these yearly letters — or dread them because they carry on for pages, spilling personal information best saved for a therapist. For job seekers, however, holiday newsletters can serve as great networking tools, if written properly. After all, you're sending these holiday newsletters to people who care about your welfare, people who would ...

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Is the Internet Sabotaging Your Job Search?

December 6, 2018 at 08:21 PM

If you're searching for a job today, it's not only your resume that needs polishing. Chances are the hiring manager at your dream job is just as interested in your online reputation. Your personal and professional activities leave behind a digital footprint that is massive, public, and searchable. Web searches, marriages, divorces, home purchases, job histories, customer reviews, legal disputes — all are online and tied to your name. Hiring managers can ...

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The Ultimate Anti-Procrastination Hack

December 6, 2018 at 09:12 PM

Article by Derek Doepker Even high achievers can end up procrastinating on important tasks when they feel overwhelmed and stressed. Although simply urging yourself to take action may sound like a good solution, it's a little like telling a sad person to "just cheer up." What you need instead is a specific process that works with your psychology instead of against it. When you use this ultimate ...

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Express Yourself in Your LinkedIn Photo — As Long as It Fits Industry Norms, That Is 

December 6, 2018 at 09:49 PM

By this point, most of us are familiar with LinkedIn. The social media site for professional networking has become a staple of the recruiting world. Job seekers use it to connect with opportunities, and recruiters and hiring managers use it to scope out leads. Every part of an applicant's LinkedIn profile says something about them — even the profile photo. Be certain that if you are looking for a job, ...

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A Simple Plan to Reduce Healthcare Costs and Attract Top Talent

December 6, 2018 at 09:11 PM

Average premiums for family healthcare coverage have risen 55 percent in the last 10 years, and they are projected to keep rising. Research has shown that diet and health are closely related, and with healthcare costs so out of control, perhaps it's time for ...

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How Candidate Rediscovery Gives Recruiters the Edge

December 5, 2018 at 07:29 PM

For years, recruiters have sought the secret to getting an unbeatable competitive edge in the talent market. Finally, they may have found it, thanks to new technology that uses AI to rediscover candidates in recruiters' existing talent pools. Your preexisting candidate database can be a potent tool for filling positions with the most qualified individuals in less time. Indeed, talent pools are gold mines of information, containing warm leads for ...

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4 Strategies to Help You Negotiate The Salary You Deserve

December 5, 2018 at 06:10 PM

According to CNN, the average American worker saw a salary increase of 3 percent in 2018 — but when adjusting for inflation, that only translates to a 1 percent raise. If you're underpaid, don't feel discouraged. Know that it can happen to anyone — and that it can be overcome. Know the Facts About Underpayment One key thing to ...

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