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Give up and go elsewhere when things are bad

I found a great job for someone and was told”

“If I leave, deliveries will stop, sales will stop, and a lot of people will be out of work. I’m going to have to turn down this job. I owe it to my boss and coworkers to see them through these hard times.”

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Salary toys

It’s not how much you make, it’s…. okay, so it is how much you make.

Have some fun and compare what you make to the rest of the world. It can be an eye opener when you play with minor variations in titles.

www.careerjournal.com is a great place to go looking for good jobs. Monster [...]

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One way the economy is really affecting hiring that is critical, but few notice

10 years ago the average car buyer visited 4.1 dealers before buying. Today he visits 1.7 dealers. The buyers are better informed. They can even find the dealer invoice amount, dealer only incentives and other bargaining information before they buy. The speed of decision making has dramatically increased.

3 years ago companies we deal with [...]

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Why would your boss think you are as bad as a cheating husband?

This may be counter-intuitive, but when you try to leave your job, your boss looks at YOU as the cheating husband. Your boss sees YOU as the betrayer no matter how many times he has failed to follow up on his promises. He may have not given you any raises in 4 years, but [...]

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Sample resignation letter and comments

Date

Name of Person Resigning To

Company

Address

City, State ZIP

 

Dear Boss,

Please accept this letter as my official notice of resignation. I appreciate the work we have been able to accomplish together at [company name], but I have now made a commitment to another organization and will begin with them in [...]

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Texas Hold ‘em salary negotiations

Some people object to my open and honest style of negotiating. They tell me that Texas Hold ‘em is the ultimate negotiating style.

Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died. (Steven Wright)

In this salary poker game you have some cards only [...]

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50 job hunting tips from recruiters

Need a job? Recruiters see every possible mistake, and some unusually successful ploys.

Here are 50 job hunting tips from good recruiters.

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Think twice before accepting a counteroffer to stay where you are at

When you’ve secured a job offer, yo may believe your search is over. But you’re not done yet. After you receive an offer, your employer may make a counteroffer. Should you accept it?

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