Business

Tips for Successful Salary Negotiations

In fatter financial times, many people are less fearful when discussing or negotiating salary. However, as the country remains mired in an economic slump, many people are content to be drawing a salary at all, regardless of the amount of that salary.

While it's understandable that today's workers are simply happy to be receiving a paycheck, that doesn't mean it's not possible to negotiate salary, whether starting a new job or asking for more money from a current employer.
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Don't Break the Law When Dealing With Money

Often times businesses or individuals break the law when it comes to money habits, without even knowing what is being done is wrong. Certain practices are illegal and can lead to bad credit or even prosecution.
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Did You Know?

According to a poll from Reuters/Ipsos, French workers are the most likely to get their R&R, using 89 percent of their alloted vacation time on average. The poll surveyed 12,691 people in 24 countries and found that there are large discrepancies in vacation time between nations.
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Despite High Unemployment, Some Jobs Still Empty

Staggering unemployment rates would mean that vacant jobs are filling up at a fast pace, right? Not so.

Even though millions of people are out of work, some businesses can't fill certain positions, particulary those at the top or bottom of the pay scale. This is contributing to the halt on the economy.
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How to Equip Your Home Office

Working from home is growing more popular each and every year. Advancements in technology have made it easier than ever before for the nation's workers to login from their home environment.
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Resume Writing for a Recession

The country's recession has stretched on for over a year, leaving thousands of people in employment turmoil. Unemployment rates are at all-time highs, and the market is flooded with individuals looking for work. Wording a resume effectively has never been more essential.

A resume should never be a static representation of a person. It's irresponsible to think that a cookie-cutter resume that is mass-produced will be effective at any time, much less in this particular economic climate. A resume should be personalized for each position.
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