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7 Incredible Employee Perks That Really Exist

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

Ever have one of those days at the office where all you want to do is sit back and crack open an ice cold beer…but it’s only 2 p.m.? At some companies, you can totally do that. From free alcohol to on-site massages, the following perks give your standard benefits package a run for its money. Check out seven of the most incredible employee perks that actually exist in today’s workplace.
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Should You Follow up After Every Job Application?

Matt Tarpey, CareerBuilder writer

Searching for a job can be stressful. When you find a job you think you’d really like, it can feel like one wrong move can spell disaster. While this usually is not the case, it does lead many to question when following up with a potential employer is appropriate. And though there aren’t any universal rules on the subject, here are some guidelines to help you determine whether to reach out.
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Informational Interviews: The What, Why and How

Amy McDonnell, CareerBuilder writer

Informational interviews: They’re pretty much the opposite of that Kanye-Taylor phone exchange. And nothing like when Britney was asked about Taylor (and forgot she had met her twice). And they don’t even closely resemble this awkward “interview” with Tom Hiddleston… about Taylor Swift.

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Job or Career? How to Decide Which is Right for You

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

There are two types of people in this world: the ones who entertain and the ones who observe job people and career people. Neither one is better than the other – it’s simply a matter of personal preference. After all, not everyone feels the need or desire to work their way up the corporate ladder, while others dream of having a corner office with a view and an executive job title.
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Why Employers Are Approaching the Salary Issue All Wrong

Steve Browne, HR professional and CareerBuilder contributor

These days, the majority of the job search process is transparent. Companies go out of their way to make job postings attractive so that they will be considered over others. However, there is one topic that both employers and candidates avoid: salaries. Continue reading Why Employers Are Approaching the Salary Issue All Wrong

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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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