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How to Be a Star in Your First Year

Matthew Tarpey, CareerBuilder writer

Starting a new job often comes with a lot of additional concerns for which you may not have bargained. From learning people’s names and getting used to a new routine to setting up your benefits and completing necessary training, there’s a lot demanding your attention aside from your basic job duties.

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3 Ways to Turn Your Candidate Experience Around

Steve Browne, HR professional and CareerBuilder contributor

Have you ever looked for a job? It’s quite daunting, and often feels more like you’re swimming through molasses than finding a great new opportunity. Candidates have anxiety, and they are eager to be considered. We often forget that every candidate expects to get the job every time they interview. No one comes to a company thinking they won’t be chosen. Continue reading 3 Ways to Turn Your Candidate Experience Around

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Should You Accept That Job Offer?

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

Congratulations! After weeks of updating your CV, applying to jobs and enduring the rigorous interview process, you finally have a job offer. So why haven’t you accepted it yet? Perhaps you are having reservations about leaving your current job, torn between another job offer or simply not sure it’s the right fit. Whatever the reason, it’s important to explore it. Here are some expert-approved do’s and don’ts to consider before accepting a job offer.

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What To Do When Your Boss Takes Credit for Your Work

Deanna Hartley, CareerBuilder writer

Having 99 problems at work is nothing new — but what do you do if your boss is a problem? Specifically, what if your boss keeps taking credit for work that you have put your blood, sweat and tears to create? This can be a tough spot to find yourself in, but the good news is there may be a few things you can do about it.

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Do’s and Don’ts for Following Up After a Job Interview

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

“Don’t call us. We’ll call you.” This used to be the standard send-off to job candidates as they left the interview. In today’s competitive landscape, however, waiting around to hear from the employer might mean losing out on a job interview. Now is it not only perfectly acceptable for job candidates to follow up with an employer after a job interview, it can even be advantageous.

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How to Retain High Performers in a Hyper-Competitive Market

Matthew Stollak, HR professional and CareerBuilder contributor

In an increasingly competitive market, recruiting has never been more important. Not only is it critical to find the necessary talent to meet your organizational strategy, but retaining high performers may mean the difference between success and failure.

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The Rules of Online Networking for Your Job Search

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

As you’ve probably heard by now, professional networking is an essential skill — some might call it a “necessary evil” — that can help you further your career. The people you meet through networking can point you to your next career move, act as references for jobs you’re applying for and mentor you in ways you never thought possible.

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How to Recruit as a Small Business Owner

Steve Browne, HR professional and CareerBuilder contributor

It amazes me that in this day and age, most of us overlook the small businesses all around us. We instead get so enamored with gigantic companies and their brands. While it’s true these large companies get more publicity and visibility, they make up a very small portion of companies compared to the massive total of organizations that exist.

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What to Know About a Company Before Your Job Interview

Matthew Tarpey, CareerBuilder writer

As a job seeker, you’re often told how essential it is that you research the company before a job interview. But what exactly should you be looking for? Here are five things you should know about a company before you arrive for the interview.

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