Posts tagged with "career planning"

Questions Employers Aren’t Allowed to Ask in a Job Interview

If you’re on a job interview and you’re being asked questions that are making you uncomfortable, it may be more than just a bad interview. Certain questions are illegal, and an interviewer is prohibited from asking them either directly or indirectly. Interviewers are usually trained in which questions they can ask and which they can’t. […]

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How to Answer the Salary Question

It’s a very exciting time: You’re in a job interview, and you feel like it’s going well. You feel like you have a real shot at the job. And then they ask the salary question. Trying to decide how to answer the salary question can be difficult. You don’t want to ask for too little. […]

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6 Things to Know About Running a Business Out of Your Home

Running a business out of your home feels like a dream for many people. And why not? You get to take advantage of low overhead costs, and you don’t  have to worry about a commute. But before you jump into a home business, you need to make sure it’s the right move for you. Here […]

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Should You Accept a Job with a Start-up Company?

A job opportunity comes your way, and it looks like one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. But it’s with a start-up company. Should you accept the job? It’s virtually impossible to generalize when it comes to start-up companies. Some people have taken such jobs, and it’s paid off handsomely. They may have even become millionaires as […]

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Should You Be The Stay-at-Home Parent?

This question is becoming increasingly important in an economy where both spouses work. But once a child comes along, hard decisions may need to be made. It may be that the cost of daycare and other expenses practically require that one spouse stay home. But if that’s the case, which spouse should be? Historically, the […]

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Applied For A Job But Didn’t Hear Back?

Have you been applying for jobs, and getting frustrated by the lack of response? It’s become a common problem, so you can take at least some comfort in knowing that you’re far from all alone with this dilemma. The only way to get around it is by understanding why it’s happening, and then developing strategies […]

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Why You Should Consider Cost of Living Before Moving for a Job

It’s always exciting to get a job offer in a new city. It’s especially exciting if you are being offered a raise. However, just because you are being offered more money, it doesn’t mean that moving for a job is the right financial (or life) decision. Before you take the plunge and move to a […]

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How to Ask Your Boss for a Raise

You’re ready for a raise. You feel like you’ve been at the company for a while, and you provide solid value to your employer. It’s time for recognition. But you can’t just march into your boss’s office and demand a raise. In fact, asking for a raise requires preparation and thought. If you feel you […]

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