Work excuses you can use

How Our Jobs Are Making Us Sick

April 24, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Unless you’ve got a mighty hefty inheritance or have been lucky enough to be born into money, you’ve gotta work. And you’re probably stressed about it.

Can’t Pick a Career? TV Can Help

April 7, 2017 | Joe Pye

Research shows nearly 25 percent of high school students pick their career based on something they saw on TV or in a movie.

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Ask the Expert: Can I Ask a Personal Question?

March 15, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know how Howard hires.

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Honeymooning at Work

February 21, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Just like marriages, happiness levels at work take a nose-dive after the first year on the job. If the honeymoon is over at your job, there are still ways for you to be happy.

Could you do a better job than your boss?

How to Make Six Figures at a Job with Thousands of Openings

January 26, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Glassdoor named software engineers as the 16th-best job in the country. With a $101,000 median base salary and 17,085 openings, your chances of landing a sweet gig with a hefty salary is high.

Need a Job? Chances Are You’ll Get One

January 10, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Forty percent of employers plan to hire permanent, full-time employees and 30 percent plan to hire part-timers this year, even as unemployment is at one of its lowest points in history.

Could you do a better job than your boss?

Want a New Job? Here are the Best Ones

December 5, 2016 | Dori Zinn

All jobs in these fields average at least $20 an hour and are some of the fastest-growing positions in the labor market right now.

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Jobs are Open, but Qualified Candidates aren’t Applying

December 1, 2016 | Dori Zinn

With generic resumes, cover letters and potential employees heading into interviews blind, many applicants aren’t prepared for the jobs they’re applying for.

Could you do a better job than your boss?

Many of Us Want to Change Jobs – But Not for the Money

August 25, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Salary tops the list, just barely — “benefits” and “fun” are next

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How to Get Hired With Bad Credit

August 25, 2016 | Dollar Stretcher

Yes, it can cost you — unless you know these five things.

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How Smart People Sink Their Careers in 15 Minutes

August 22, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

They forget to do these four things when they apply for a job, and it costs them.

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Employers Now Use Financial Background in the Hiring Process

July 25, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

The impact credit scores now have on those seeking out employment

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7 Things You Should Know if You’re Job Hunting

June 9, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

What your future employer wants out of you.

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30 Of The Wackiest College Majors Out There

March 3, 2015 | Claire Maurer

Don’t want to go to business school? Become a master meat cutter or surf all day instead.

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Have You Made Any Of These Body Language Mistakes During a Job Interview?

January 20, 2015 | Jess Miller

Using too many hand gestures, fidgeting, and bad posture can cause you to miss out on your dream job.

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4 ways to negotiate a higher salary

May 27, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Who’s most scared to negotiate a higher salary? Canadians. But Americans aren’t far behind.

Try these excuses to go to a job interview without outright lying to an employer.

Best (worst?) excuses to get out of work for a job interview

March 18, 2014 | Lulu Ramadan

There are better ways to get out of work for a job interview than faking an illness. We’ll tell you how.