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Series of articles on how to search, apply, and interview for jobs. We also touch on how to negotiate a better salary, maintain good work relationships, and take full advantage of employee benefits.

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5 Unique Ways People Are Making Money Online

I’m a big proponent of using the Internet today as way to make “extra” income or even as your main source of income. And, the best thing about using the Internet to make money is there are so many ways you can do it. We’ve written before about how teachers are making extra money (and some, lots of

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5 Things You Should Have Together Before You Ask for a Raise

This past week I asked my boss for a fairly sizable raise. I’ve been with this company for over 5 years now and thought it was time to “ante-up and kick-in” (as Denzel Washington’s character boldly declared in Glory) and make a request. Needless to say, it was not easy. I haven’t been that nervous

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How to Get Started in Farming

Lots of big city folks are looking at alternative ways of living. One way is to completely sell the corporate 9 to 5 job with suburban home, and move the family to rural America (i.e. Iowa) to start your own farm! Sounds like a scene from a movie doesn’t it? A scene where the mom

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How to Write a Resume That Gets Read

Several months ago, my wife was looking for a new job in her field of social work. I was amazed to see how easily she was able to land interviews and get job offers. I was equally impressed to find that she attributed much of her success to effectively writing a cover letter and resume

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Make Sure You Get the Compensation You Deserve

If you have an accident and need to make a claim for personal injury, it can often be a confusing and difficult time to make the right choice of personal injury solicitors. How do you know which one to use and how do you know that you are making the right choice? Following an accident,

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Are You Better Off Than You Were 4 Years Ago?

Okay, okay – here is our first and LAST Presidential Election post for you. And, you can take that promise to the bank! We aren’t here to tell you who to vote for – but we’d love to offer a few things to think about when you go to the polls (not, that you asked).

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Moving to Australia for a Better Life

Australia has always been a popular choice amongst expats considering moving abroad. If you are thinking of moving abroad, there are many reasons why you should consider moving to Australia. Australia’s quality of living is amongst the highest in the world, due to its opulent resources and thriving economy. The United Nations Human Development Index

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How to Keep Your Job – 10 Tips in a Tough Economy

Keeping your job in a tough economy is extremely hard, and this past week definitely proved it for me. On Friday I watched about 300 of my co-workers get laid off in a single day (end of the Federal fiscal year). One of my best friends at work got one week notice that his contract wasn’t being

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