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The Info You’ll Need to Complete a Job Application

Matt Tarpey, CareerBuilder writer

Filling out job applications can be tedious business and often requires sharing a lot of information about yourself. While it’s obvious why employers ask for basic information such as your age and contact information, some of their requests may seem a little out of left field.
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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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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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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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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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15 Jobs for People Who Don’t Like People

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

It’s not that you don’t like people, per se. It’s just that you’ve never gone to a networking event and thought, “Well, this should be fun!” You’d rather spend a quiet night in with a few friends – or by yourself – than go to a crowded bar. You go out of your way to avoid small talk. A part of you really identifies with Sheldon Cooper.

In short, you’re not a people person. And that’s okay. Some people just aren’t built that way. Fortunately for you, there are a slew of lucrative career opportunities that don’t require a lot of customer interaction and group collaboration.

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‘Career Advice I’d Give to My Younger Self’

Unless you can invent a time-traveling machine or become Jennifer Garner’s character in “13 Going on 30,” you may never get a second chance to go back in time and re-do or undo parts of your life you wish you could change. Fortunately for you, we asked real-life seasoned professionals to spill secrets and offer up advice they would give to their younger job-seeking selves.
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What is a Personal Brand — and Tips to Build Yours

Deanna Hartley, CareerBuilder writer

Congratulations — you’re a new or soon-to-be college graduate and you’re ready to conquer the working world. But before you can begin your conquest, you’ll need more than just a resume and cover letter to showcase yourself and demonstrate your competence to potential employers. You need to develop a personal brand.
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5 Signs You Need a New Job

Ever known someone who worked at the same job for years, but complained about it daily? Have you accepted an unfulfilling job because you think work is work and it doesn’t need to be enjoyable? The fact is many people are stuck in lousy jobs and have either grown complacent, don’t know that there are better options out there, or just aren’t sure what the warning signs are. Continue reading 5 Signs You Need a New Job

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