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Almost 40% of all unemployed people have stopped trying to get a job


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Today’s economic climate is definitely recovering and on the upswing compared to where it was a few years ago.

Are there curently layoffs at big companies? Sure.

But are all those newly unemployed people panicked today about their prospects of finding a new position at a new organization?  Also yes, but not as much as there was a few years ago.

Unlock the Hidden Job Market: 6 Steps to a Successful Job Search When Times Are Tough
Unlock the Hidden Job Market:
6 Steps to a Successful Job Search When Times Are Tough
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The 25 Best Companies to work for – if you want a HUGE salary


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For some people, the higher the salary the happier they are.

They’ll jump around from company to company, spending 6 months in one place, a year in another – all in the attempt to continually “bounce up” in salary when moving from one company to another.

Why do they do that? Because we all know that staying with one company and relying on that 2%-3% annual raise – if you get even that – is not the best way to increase your retirement nest egg.

Negotiating Your Salary: How To Make $1000 a Minute
Negotiating Your Salary: How To Make $1000 a Minute
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Top Cities to Start Your Career


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As you prepare to graduate from college and move into The Real World (you know, that place “where people stop being polite and start being real”), you’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what JOB you want to be doing.  What COMPANY you want to do it with.

Maybe you need to also spend some time thinking about WHERE you want to work as well.

The Secret to Getting a Job after College: Marketing Tactics to Turn Degrees into Dollars
The Secret to Getting a Job after College:
Marketing Tactics to Turn Degrees into Dollars

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Every successful CEO was really good at kindergarten


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You’re likely familiar with the book ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN.

Sure, it’s a funny title and has almost become a cliche – but there really is a lot of truth to the topic, perhaps some item that you hadn’t taken the time to thing about recently.

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

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Women will make the most money in these six US states


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It’s been often said that women earn anywhere from 60%-80% of what a man’s salary is in the exact same position.

And while that particular line item has been debunked as being a gender rule and more along the lines of what happens when you look at overall averages and neglect to take into account that women temporarily leave the workforce to raise a family for a portion of the time that men continue to earn money — there is still some truth that some women do earn less than some men in particular careers.

The Single Woman's Guide to Retirement
The Single Woman’s Guide to Retirement

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Top 10 Happiest Places to Work


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Web Watch has said it before and we’ll say it again: if you’re not happy at work, then you need to find a new opportunity.

Of course, there are always exceptions to this rule.

If you know that what you’re doing now is merely temporary, then no need to rock the boat and jump ship before you’re ready to do so. And there are different ways to measure happiness – sometimes the job you’re doing now may not be making you happy per se, but it allows you to do other things that do.  Like that overnight shift may not be ideal, but it frees up your daytime hours to spend time with the kids or attend school to be able to advance to the next career choice.

Powered by Happy: How to Get and Stay Happy at Work (Boost Performance, Increase Success, and Transform Your Workday)
Powered by Happy:
How to Get and Stay Happy at Work
(Boost Performance, Increase Success, and Transform Your Workday)

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Do you own a pair of POWER PANTIES?


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Heading into a big meeting at the office, maybe to ask for a raise or to make a presentation in front of senior management — what is the one thing you do to boost your confidence and build yourself up before you head into the room?

Confessions Of A Panty Seller: How To Turn Your Used Panties Into Real Money
Confessions Of A Panty Seller:
How To Turn Your Used Panties Into Real Money

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What are the MOST and LEAST stressful jobs?


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How stressful is your job?

Sure, there’s pressure to do the best you can at your current position, and maybe you are responsible for guiding others to be better themselves, but in the real world — how much of the stress you feel is self-imposed versus stress that is a natural component of the job you’re doing?

Success Under Stress: Powerful Tools for Staying Calm, Confident, and Productive When the Pressure's On
Success Under Stress:
Powerful Tools for Staying Calm, Confident, and Productive When the Pressure’s On

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A Social Media reminder from CNN


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As Santa takes his final moments today to check his list twice, to see who’s been naughty and who’s been nice – it’s a perfect time to offer this friendly holiday reminder that we gleaned from CNN this week over the JUSTINE SACCO incident:

Naughty and Nice Santa Hats
Naughty and Nice Santa Hats

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Why did you quit your job?


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Have you ever quit your job?

Just grabbed your things and walked out the door, not looking back?  Web Watch worked with one such person who, after a group meeting was over where they didn’t seem to agree with what was said, went back to their desk, left their access card, and walked out – not saying a word to anyone.

It was certainly an odd way to go for those who witnessed it.

Rich Dad's Before You Quit Your Job: 10 Real-Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Building a Multimillion-Dollar Business
Rich Dad’s Before You Quit Your Job:
10 Real-Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Building a Multimillion-Dollar Business

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No surprise: 25% of adult entertainers are students


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If economic conditions demanded you to make a choice — would you ever consider taking a job in the sex industry?

Trends reported in surveys say that the likelihood of you joining up and selling your soul is getting more and more likely.

Secrets of a Phone Sex Operator: The Bizarre-and Often Hilarious-Reality at the Other End of the Line
Secrets of a Phone Sex Operator:
The Bizarre-and Often Hilarious-Reality at the Other End of the Line

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The best job in the world: ball washer at Ikea


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You know those playgrounds with all the plastic balls in the ballpit?

Web Watch told you about how those ballpit balls were covered with feces and germs, remember?

Well, IKEA has ballpits for their younger guests.  Guess what they do?

The Truth about IKEA: The Secret Success of the World's most Popular Furniture Brand
The Truth about IKEA: The Secret Success of the World’s most Popular Furniture Brand

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What day of the week are you most likely to get a job?


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Applying for jobs can be stressful, especially if you’re sending out resume after resume, cover letter after cover letter, and not getting any nibbles of interest back.

You’ve reviewed your resume. You’ve rewritten your cover letter countless times.  You’ve rehearsed your elevator speech in front of the mirror until you’re blue in the face.  But you’re still not getting any leads back from the applications you’ve put in.

Maybe there’s absolutely nothing wrong with your paperwork.  Maybe all that’s wrong is the way you’re going about applying for jobs in the first place.

Get The Job You Want, Even When No One's Hiring: Take Charge of Your Career, Find a Job You Love, and Earn What You Deserve
Get The Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring:
Take Charge of Your Career, Find a Job You Love, and Earn What You Deserve

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Worst argument for working in an office vs telecommuting, ever


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Some people are lucky enough to WORK FROM HOME.  They think that just because they’re home all day, that really is like a vacation day and they can spend the entire time running errands or taking care of house projects under the guise of “working”.

Others take their telecommuting a bit more seriously, and end up working longer hours than their office-bound counterparts in order to retain the flexibility of maintaining a home office.

The Work-at-Home Success Bible: A Complete Guide for Women: Start Your Own Business; Balance Work and Home Life; Develop Telecommuting Strategies
The Work-at-Home Success Bible:
A Complete Guide for Women: Start Your Own Business;
Balance Work and Home Life; Develop Telecommuting Strategies

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Where to go to get the Highest Return on Investment in your College Education


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How many of you went to college?  More importantly – how many of you are still paying off your student loans?

Perhaps the size of your outstanding student loan payments can be directly related to what school you went to versus the career you chose.

Paying for College Without Going Broke
Paying for College Without Going Broke

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