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The boss that comes with a user manual

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March 31, 2013
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One high-level manager and former CEO of Questback, a firm that provides online surveys and feedback management, is a bit like a brand new flat-screen TV. Not that he is particularly shiny or expensive, and he can't show you your favorite baseball team or news show, but he does, in fact, come with a user manual. And ...Continue Reading

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Compassionate management: Not just for employees anymore

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March 29, 2013
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Linkedin CEO Jeff Weiner has some life advice for people to take home with them this weekend in the packaging of a very personal blog post on the career networking site. Maybe the blog post was official penance for an argument he had with his wife, but being optimists here at HireMojo we'll chalk it up to a good ...Continue Reading

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Brain drains and gains: How professionals move across the globe

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March 27, 2013
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The BBC is currently running a fascinating interactive feature on its website depicting the international flow and migratory patterns of different kinds of professionals around the world. Did you know that Belgium is short on chefs, Singapore needs speech therapists, Australia is short on nurses, and Norway needs ...Continue Reading

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How to handle awkward conversations about your long-term unemployment

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March 26, 2013
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Whether it's in an interview, on a date or on the phone to parents, explaining why you've been long-term unemployed may not be anyone's idea of a pleasant conversation. But in the interview especially, having a good answer to the inevitable question about long-looking gaps in your resume may make or break your chances ...Continue Reading

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Imagine your life in another person's job...

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March 25, 2013
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If you're feeling restless in your office this Monday afternoon, have I got the thing for you: an article from The Guardian this weekend collected the anonymous accounts of 15 people writing about their fascinating jobs. To read it is a fascinating experience of other-peoples'-jobs voyeurism, with contributions from ...Continue Reading

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The top 10 underpaid jobs in America are...

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March 21, 2013
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I've blogged a few times about various best-paid jobs lists, sorted by geography, gender or other factors — but what about the opposite? What are the the most underpaid (if not least-paid) jobs in America? U.S. News & World Report has a list for us today, comparing median pay to reported levels of stress by employees ...Continue Reading

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Sequester's effect on jobs not as horrible as once imagined

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March 20, 2013
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Well, great. According to some top economists, the world-ending sequester that took effect at the beginning of this month will cost the US economy around 300,000 jobs, far less than the 750,000 loss originally estimated by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. The economists reason that employers in the public ...Continue Reading

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American workers aren't getting their innovation on...

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March 19, 2013
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Get back to work everybody, because the workforce isn't "innovative" enough, according to a survey by the Glen Llopis Group reported in Forbes yesterday. On second thought, simply "getting back to work" may not be the solution to this problem — American workers are still very productive, and excel at completing tasks ...Continue Reading

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John Younger talks to Inc. Magazine about the art of job listings

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March 18, 2013
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The CEO of HireMojo and our parent company Accolo John Younger recently spoke to Inc. Magazine about how to write the perfect job description. The thing is, generic job listings are usually overly generic, demanding and boring to read. How can a company expect to attract an outstanding new employee with such a vanilla ...Continue Reading

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The most-loved bosses in the world

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March 15, 2013
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Do 99% of your coworkers wholeheartedly approve of your boss and the decisions he or she makes on a day-to-day basis? If your answer is yes, you probably work at Facebook. If your answer is no, then you, like me, were surprised to learn that such a high figure is even possible. And 99% is in fact the approval rating ...Continue Reading

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Protections for the unemployed in NYC

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March 14, 2013
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It's a sadly ironic fact that the thing that might hurt your chances of getting a job...is not already having one. Unemployment — especially long-term unemployment — can be interpreted by a hiring manager as indicative of "something wrong" with that applicant, which is pretty absurd after the past 5-6 years of ...Continue Reading

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HireMojo : Get Lucky in March

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March 13, 2013
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Tips for hiring the perfect team of marketers

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March 12, 2013
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When hiring a marketing team, is it best to look for experience, or fresh ideas? Do you need people with specialized skills, or all-around knowledge? An article in Entrepreneur Magazine suggests the answer is none of the above. Or rather, all of the above....Continue Reading

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Governors promote hiring among the disabled

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March 11, 2013
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Governors across the nation are pushing measures to promote the employment of people with disabilities. This effort, led by the National Governors Association, seeks not only to help such people support themselves financially, but to improve the overall quality of their lives. The NGA is creating partnerships with ...Continue Reading

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More houses, more jobs

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March 08, 2013
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Today's better-than-expected February jobs report can be attributed in part to a boost in the housing sector, with construction jobs on the rise. The US economy added 236,000 jobs last month, bringing the nation-wide unemployment rate down to 7.7%, surpassing the expectations of those commentators whose job it is to ...Continue Reading

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The best-paying jobs for women right now

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March 07, 2013
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I've written recently on this blog about the best-paid and the most-hiring-ly fantastic jobs for 2013. But what about the best jobs for women specifically? A recent Forbes article provides us with a list that's both edifying and a little depressing. Edifying as it gives us the average salary and proportion of each ...Continue Reading

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Getting hired despite your dark, mysterious past

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March 06, 2013
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According to a Forbes article last week, the callback rate for job applicants stands at a sorry 1%, when in warmer economic climes it was around 10%. That means you can send out 500 of your carefully-polished resumes and only get your foot in the door for a paltry 5 interviews. Having a criminal, mistake-filled, or ...Continue Reading

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The whole rainbow of employee "types"

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March 05, 2013
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We often talk about company culture and team harmony as important goals when recruiting – but there can also be value in hiring a diverse workforce, even clashing personalities to work in the same office, according to an article from USA Today. One reason is that an office full of like-thinking best friends is less ...Continue Reading

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Telecommuting Debate - Further thoughts on the question of telecommuting

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March 03, 2013
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The work-from-home debate continues to fill news and opinion pages internationally. A London business owner, Heather McGregor, saw both sides of the debate a few days ago in an op-ed for The Guardian. The piece's title — with a quote from McGregor that "working from home is the future" — suggests she will come out ...Continue Reading

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