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    Should Bashing Your Boss on Facebook Be Legally Protected?

    Should Bashing Your Boss on Facebook Be Legally Protected?
    Employees have been criticizing their bosses since the beginning of time. Until the birth of social media, these conversations generally played out in lunchrooms or restrooms, around the water cooler, over a few cocktails at the local pub after working hours, and in the smoker’s circle outside the office building. Regardless if the criticisms were true or not, the context remained ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Are These the Best Jobs in America?

    Are These the Best Jobs in America?
    Here's an interesting chart purporting to show the "Best Jobs in America." Predictably, lots of jobs in information technology and medical services make the list. But one failing of this chart is that it ignores the costs and risks involved in actually landing these jobs. Being an anesthesiologist, for example, requires that you go to medical school and assume a six-figure ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Student interns head back to college to tout Energy Department

    Student interns head back to college to tout Energy Department
    A second class of student ambassadors have completed their internships with the federal government, and six of them will return to their college campuses talking about the Energy Department. Of the 30 participants in the 2009-2010 Federal Service Ambassador Program sponsored by the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service, six college students were enrolled in a new Energy Department-specific internship. Energy's program ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Outlook for 2009 Grads: Good Jobs Available for Flexible Candidates

    Outlook for 2009 Grads: Good Jobs Available for Flexible Candidates
    Sherman Murdoch, who is graduating in June with a degree in mass communications from Tennessee State University, is frustrated. “I’ve been consistently searching job-related Web sites, networking with people in the know and working on my craft,” he says. Still, Murdoch is worried he’ll end up “working a job that I’m not passionate about or that I can’t learn from.” [widget:crunch_apps_callout_] ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Do College Endowments Affect Graduates' Salaries?

    Do College Endowments Affect Graduates' Salaries?
    The size of a university's endowment is frequently a measure of its wealth and prestige. Despite the significant hit that endowments took last year—plummeting an average of nearly 20 percent—many schools still have enormous resources at their disposal. But is that money being spent on improving the education of students, and how well do those substantial sums of money help students ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Feds to Hire 600,000 Employees by 2012

    Feds to Hire 600,000 Employees by 2012
    600,000 over three years. 273,000 deemed mission-critical. That's how many people the Partnership for Public Service projects the federal government will need to hire by 2012 to fill growing needs as well as replacing a baby-boomer workforce set to retire. These numbers and other hiring projections are listed just in time for some Labor Day reading in the third edition of ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Take the Banks Out of Student Loans

    Take the Banks Out of Student Loans
    Sep. 21--The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed legislation to overhaul the federal student loan program. Students would borrow money from the federal government instead of banks, saving taxpayers billions of dollars a year. [widget:becoming_a_community_10_step_guide] Education is the cornerstone of democracy, an informed electorate and all that. It's good for the economy, too. Colleges and universities prepare students for the ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Fool-Proof Pranks for the Office

    Fool-Proof Pranks for the Office
    April Fools is here, and that means you've either got a nefarious prank up your sleeve, or are taking some PTO to avoid being pranked. Whatever type of funny business you choose for April Fools' Day, make sure that you don't cross the line and get yourself fired or involved in a lawsuit! Follow these guidelines when thinking up your practical ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The Seasons Best Entry Level Holiday Jobs for College Students

    The Seasons Best Entry Level Holiday Jobs for College Students
    Working in retail doesn't necessarily mean that every day is the same. If you're looking to add some excitement to your retail career or earn some extra cash with an out-of-the-ordinary job, there are plenty of seasonal opportunities that go beyond ringing cash registers and stocking shelves. [widget:becoming_a_community_10_step_guide] While all positions are not the same, consider one of the following cool ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    9 Ways to Wake Up Earlier

    Some of us are night owls. Others, early birds. Apparently, based on your chronotype, you will be more naturally alert earlier or later in the day. And your type may dictate when and for how long you sleep. But while a natural variance in sleep patterns is natural, it appears that the early bird is indeed the more coveted of ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Students and Grads: Get Entry-Level Skills, Get Savvy - Part I

    Students and Grads: Get Entry-Level Skills, Get Savvy - Part I
    The prophet Napoleon Dynamite once expounded upon the importance of having skills: “You know, like nunchuck skills, bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills…” He’s concerned about his chances of getting a date, but the same basically holds true for finding jobs (though I’d go easy on advertising the bow-hunting abilities). [widget:what_should_you_be_quizzes_] I wrote last week about the importance of having hard ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    2009 in Pictures

    January Airplane Lands in Hudson A US Airways pilot ditched his disabled jetliner into the frigid Hudson River after a collision with a flock of birds apparently knocked out both engines. Rescuers pulled all 155 people on board into boats as the plane sank. (AP Photo) Next Photo [page] Barack Obama Inaugurated President of the United States History is made as ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Worst Advice Given to Me During My Job Search

    Worst Advice Given to Me During My Job Search
    So while I am conquering my anxieties with positive action steps in my job hunt, I've received some rather amusing bits of advice. I've managed to always graciously smile and say thank you outwardly, while inwardly wondering what is occurring in people's minds as they share these bits of advice. #1: Take the Summer Off So my top piece of bad ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Most Scandalous Workplace Hookups

    Workplace romances are hardly uncommon. After all, you're probably clocking in more hours at the office than at home. It's easy to develop close on-the-job relationships that can take a romantic turn. But what often starts as a titillating romp in the supply room can quickly turn into a train wreck, endangering your career and your future. Are you willing ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Professional Woman's Guide to Dating

    Photo courtesy of Creative Commons In the office, you might have everything under control. You hit your targets consistently. You help drive your business. Hell, people even come to you for advice. But do you sometimes feel like your record in the romance department is less than stellar? Is your return on investment in dating little to none? [widget:455] We ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    15 Companies Hiring Despite the Recession

    15 Companies Hiring Despite the Recession
    Are you looking for a job, but think you can't find one because there just aren't any opportunities out there? Think again. There are a few companies that are still growing and thriving despite, or maybe because of, the economic downturn. WomenCo. did the research for you and compiled a list of 15 workplaces that aren't laying people off, and that ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How Much Are You Worth? The Entry-Level Salary Conundrum

    How Much Are You Worth? The Entry-Level Salary Conundrum
    Any job searcher knows that one of the joys (make that “joys”) that goes along with finding and securing employment is figuring out how salary fits in. Does a job with better long-term potential balance out a low salary? If a position will require a lot of night and weekend work on top of nine-to-five days, will you take it only ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Are College Professors Intruding on Students' Facebook Accounts?

    Are College Professors Intruding on Students' Facebook Accounts?
    Nov. 2--College professors who want their students to be engaged and informed are turning to social networking sites to stay connected. "I find it's easier for me to distribute the information where they are. And where they are is Facebook," said Rebecca Wood, a political science professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Wood is UNLV's prelaw adviser and counsels ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The State of the Workforce for Grads

    The State of the Workforce for Grads
    MAY 2011-- According to the U.S. Department of Education, about 1.7 million students will graduate with bachelor's degrees in 2011 this spring. And while the job landscape is looking better than previous years, it will be no cake walk for the grads. Those who find jobs will be better off in the long run than those who don’t—research indicates that those ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Private Colleges' GPAs Rising Faster Than Public Ones

    Private Colleges' GPAs Rising Faster Than Public Ones
    The New York Times' Economix blog featured a study out of Furman University, which shows that beginning in the 1960s, GPAs at national colleges and universities rose at a pace of one-tenth of a point per year, from an average of 2.52 in the mid-'50s to 3.11 in the mid-'00s. Interestingly, during the past 50 years, GPAs at private schools have ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3