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10 Jobs of the Future
Children are often asked what they would like to be when they grow up. With the usual exclamations of ‘Astronaut! Doctor! Teacher! Engineer!’ topping the list and with most kids aspiring to pursue mainstream professions they see their parents or family members in, we barely question their choices. After all, these professions have their specific success stories. But will these mainstream careers be as popular as they are now or will others replace them? With new developments in science, technology...
 Simply Hired - Thu, 11/21/2013 - 21:59

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Tips For Dealing with Manipulative Co-Workers
It's not if you run into manipulative co-workers in corporate America, rather it's a matter of when and how you deal with the situation. Regardless of industry, profession, experience level or company, they exist and, if given the right opportunity these individuals can prove to be a monumental obstacle to your ability to be successful. Roughly, 90% of people who read this piece will currently be working with at least one person who, psychologically can be described as a manipulator. Of that...
 Simply Hired - Tue, 11/19/2013 - 21:58

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Recovery Tips: When a Job Interview Gets Awkward
We’ve all been there in life – an awkward moment that makes you want to turn and run for the hills. One place you wouldn’t want to experience this is an interview for your dream job. There are lots of things that can happen during an interview to make the situation uncomfortable. Here are a few situations that you might encounter and ways to turn the awkwardness into success. You Forget Their NameIt has been said that the sweetest sounds to a person’s ear is their own name. People love...
 Simply Hired - Mon, 11/18/2013 - 21:45

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How To Make Your Resume or CV Age Anonymous
The way we look for jobs has changed dramatically over recent years. The use of social network sites, emergence of online recruiters and popularity of email applications has meant that everyone has to up-their-game if they are to stay in the race for that ultimate prize. One thing that hasn’t changed is the importance of your resume or CV, as this is the most useful tool when it comes to finding employment. Let’s face it, pulling together all the information needed to build a personal profile,...
 Simply Hired - Fri, 11/15/2013 - 22:02

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3 Attributes You Need to Succeed in a Leadership Role
Some would say people are natural-born leaders – you either have it or you don’t. But the truth is you can learn how to become a leader, or groom yourself to become a better leader. Leadership can often seem like a daunting prospect on your career trajectory, but there are a few character traits you can start sharpening up that will help you perfect the role once you get there. So what are three key attributes you need to be a successful leader? Lead by example No matter which rung on the...
 Simply Hired - Wed, 11/13/2013 - 22:04

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How Much Are You Really Getting Paid?
It's easy to calculate your monthly salary or your hourly wages. It's harder -- and much more important -- to figure out how much you are actually getting paid. When people assess a prospective employer, often the only thing they look at when it comes to compensation is their hourly wages or yearly salaries. However, the cold hard cash that is paid to you is only a fraction of the total compensation package that your employer is providing. The truth is that your compensation includes...
 Simply Hired - Tue, 11/12/2013 - 15:46

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6 Tips for Following Up After An Application
So you submitted an application and resume to your dream job. That's great, but now what? Well, you can sit back, cross your fingers, and hope for the best, or you can take some initiative and really go after that job. Throwing your name in the hat is one thing. Following up on that application is another, and may very well be what you need to get hired.  Decide How to Follow Up    In past times, the methods of following up on a job application were limited to phone and in-person...
 Simply Hired - Mon, 11/11/2013 - 21:28

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Escape From Unemployment: Job Opportunities You May Have Overlooked
Have you been unemployed for way to long? Can't seem to find a company to give you a chance? Unqualified or unwilling to do certain jobs? If so, you are not alone. As most of us know, there is a high unemployment rate. What a lot of us don't realize is that that is always a potential to make money from the internet. If you are determined to break yourself from unemployment and want a steady stream of income, then you should be aware of some ways the internet can bring you an income. Blogging Blogging...
 Simply Hired - Fri, 11/08/2013 - 07:31

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Start Your Day Right: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Workers
Do you remember home room? That period in middle or high school reserved for organizing your work and finishing last-minute assignments? Chances are you spent more time catching up with friends than you did checking your homework planner -- assuming you even had one. That was a mistake, and according to Fast Company, if you want to be successful, you should avoid falling into that same time-wasting trap every day of your professional life, too. How you spend the first hour or two at the office...
 Simply Hired - Thu, 11/07/2013 - 15:25

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Tips for Protecting Your Online Reputation
Social media has become very important in our lives. Photos and status updates are quickly posted after a fun night out and it’s all just fun and games. However, social media has become a significant part of the professional world as well. Employers are increasingly checking the profiles of potential employees and interns and it could make a difference in whether they are hired or not. It’s important in this day and age to have social media profiles, but it is also important to keep your...
 Simply Hired - Wed, 11/06/2013 - 20:05

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The Learning Resume: New Ways to Showcase Your Skills
Resumes are changing. Using what was once the job seeker’s standard format (i.e., “Objective,” then “Experience,” then “Education”) is now the quickest way to ensure that your resume will end up in the recycling bin. Today many alternative types of resumes are being tried out: video resumes, social resumes, and visual/infographic resumes, to name just a few. These resumes are excellent not only for catching the attention of hiring managers, but also for demonstrating digital...
 Simply Hired - Tue, 11/05/2013 - 14:47

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Simply Hired Releases November Employment Outlook Report
Job openings decrease slightly in October but remain significantly higher than one year ago.  Today, Simply Hired released its November 2013 U.S. Employment Outlook report which shows that nationwide job openings decreased 0.4% month-over-month in October 2013. However, job openings were up 33.4% compared to October 2012.  “Simply Hired’s data from October shows a slight dip in job openings compared to last month, but still very positive growth year-over-year,” said James Beriker,...
 Simply Hired - Mon, 11/04/2013 - 14:26

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Don’t Blow It! Thank Your Interviewers, All of Them
Similar to a first date that went well, you need to follow up an interview with some sort of correspondence. But what do you say and how do you say it? Assuming that you did your research about the position and the company before your interview, the thank you note is easier than you think. Here are a few sample thank you letters for different interview scenarios: The informational interview/ 30 minute phone interview This thank you can be handwritten, but because it was more of a discovery...
 Simply Hired - Fri, 11/01/2013 - 13:45

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The Diversity of Careers in Real Estate
Are you interested or have you considered a career in real estate? The choice of professions in real estate has grown in recent years, including a wide selection of occupations, both part time and fulltime.   Most people automatically think of real estate agents, brokers, appraisers, closing agents, and loan originators when thinking of jobs in real estate, but the industry has grown well beyond these careers. There are a number of diverse career options available in the field of real estate....
 Simply Hired - Thu, 10/31/2013 - 14:58

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It’s Never Too Late to Negotiate Your Salary
For a young person just entering the professional workforce, the idea of negotiating with a powerful, and oftentimes intimidating, employer can be scary to say the least. You’re new to the professional environment, you’re focused on not spilling your coffee on your new pencil skirt and you’re still completely terrified of the boss you’ve only seen twice. We’ve all been there. Now it’s time for your first review and hopefully pay raise. Here is where things get tough. You are probably...
 Simply Hired - Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:03

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In Networking: Don't Burn Your Bridges
When you hear the term burning bridges you might think about relationships. About failed high school romances or jilted friendships. Abrupt terminations are hard to swallow, but your ability to keep your emotions in check may be the difference in landing your next job.   Future Job Searches Assume that everyone in your industry talks, and most of them have a vague idea of who you are. Image is crucial, and you don’t want to be the person that is seen as flakey, rude, petty, quick to anger,...
 Simply Hired - Wed, 10/30/2013 - 12:48

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Attraction and Action: How to Use the Law of Attraction in Your Job Search
When certified executive and career coach Marshall Brown works with clients, he may ask them to create a vision board, which is a board that displays words and images of what his clients want to achieve in their life. Other times, he may ask clients to write a story about what their perfect job would look like. He tells them to be as detailed as possible, really thinking about what they would be doing all day at that perfect job, what kind of colleagues they would be working with, and even...
 Simply Hired - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 14:23

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How Employers are Mining Social Data, and How to Protect Yourself
Anyone who is looking for a job already faces a tough battle. However, it’s growing even tougher as data mining advancements create a side to employer evaluations that are tough for job candidates to predict. You already know that saying the wrong things on social channels can be detrimental to your job search. You’ve learned to get rid of drunken photos, flame wars, and gripes about your former employer. But now, even the most innocuous social media presence can hurt you in unpredictable...
 Simply Hired - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 13:53

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5 Tips for Changing Your Career
Are you working in an occupation that isn’t satisfying? Maybe you have been revisiting your dreams of finding a new job. No matter what your reasons are, you think you are ready to take the plunge and start a career. What should you know before you make an employment move? Here are 5 tips that could empower you to make a change—the right way . . . Your finances If you are considering switching jobs, you need to have a good idea of where you are financially. The first thing you should...
 Simply Hired - Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:37

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4 Things To Do After You Ace A Job Interview
Ah, you’ve aced a job interview.  There really isn’t a better feeling, is there?  Oh wait, yes there is: actually landing a job! Regardless of how great your interview goes, there are so many variables and factors that still need to be added into the hiring equation.  Luckily, there are some things that can be done about the aforementioned uncertainty not long after you leave the interview chair.   In the never-ending effort to give yourself a competitive edge, we’ve complied four...
 Simply Hired - Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:46

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