Sorry, Employers: You’re Not Getting My Salary History!

Employers have no reason to require a job-seeker to give up their salary history except for one: they would get that information in order to pay the new employee less than they might if they had no idea what the employee had earned elsewhere. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sorry-employers-youre-getting-my-salary-history-liz-ryan?trk=hp-feed-article-title-channel-add  

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Performance Management: An article of Interest. Your views will be appreciated.   Is the Annual Performance Review Dead? Companies are turning away from time-consuming paperwork and forced rankings   https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/performance-management-article-interest-your-views-faizal-karani?trk=hp-feed-article-title-publish    

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Ten Management Decisions That Drive Great Employees Away

Too many CEOs and other leaders are asleep when it comes to corporate culture. Because culture seems like a soft and squishy topic, they don’t focus on it. They don’t pay attention to it. They pay attention to ‘hard’ things like dollars in and dollars out, and obviously these things are critical. What too many

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Never let yourself get too comfortable

Finding opportunities to stretch yourself beyond the day to day at work is the ideal way to give your career a boost. However, looking for new challenges is not just about impressing the boss. Taking on responsibilities which push you outside your comfort zone will also boost your own confidence and sense of self-worth. Taking

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Data Reveals The Most In-demand Soft Skills Among Candidates

We can all agree that finding candidates with the right hard skills is important. In fact, we recently published this list of the most in-demand skills. However, it turns out that there is something equally – or maybe even more important –that employers want in the next hire: the right soft skills. A recent LinkedIn

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Taking a Chance on the Less-Than-Perfect Hire

  How do you spruce up your resume when you don’t have access to a computer? How do you prepare for an interview when you’re homeless? How do you compete with seemingly ideal candidates when your experience is far less than perfect? Recently a photo of Shaun Beever went viral on social media. His compelling

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Soft Skills Are Increasingly Crucial To Getting Your Dream Job

In January, we published a list of the 25 most in-demand skills. As you may have noticed, all of the skills on the list are hard skills — specific skills that are required to do a job that are learned, like mobile development, channel marketing, and economics. But numerous employers have told us they’re struggling

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Five Things We Can Stop Lying About At Work I write about bringing life to work and bringing work to life. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. A good job is a place where the work is interesting, you’re treated with respect and you’re paid fairly. A great job is a good job

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The World’s Most Successful Leaders Share These 10 Traits

Here’s the conundrum: some of the most successful leaders in the world will readily admit that they aren’t any smarter, luckier, more talented, more beautiful, more privileged, or even more confident than their less successful peers. So what is it that leads to their success? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/worlds-most-successful-leaders-share-10-traits-bernard-marr?trk=hp-feed-article-title-like

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40+ careers: Out of work should not mean out of hope

  “I am 45, in a town full of startups and young people. Being around them makes me feel dated. When I apply for jobs, these young people talk to me like I talked to my parents; they treat me with a mix of sympathy and impatience. I am not current in the buzzwords everyone

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Failing Your Way to Success

 “ There is a “Natural Law of Balance” … “there is an offsetting positive to every negative occurrence” – Robert Ringer The headline above the quote “Failing Your Way to Success” sounds ridiculous…but is it? The more failures we have, the more successes we have; it is a natural law of balance. So what do

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How Strong Leaders Cope With ‘Cocky’ Young Employees

It’s a tricky spot to be in as a leader — you have a young employee who is technically strong, showing tremendous skill and promise and, because of that, you’re eager to champion that employee’s growth and success. There’s just one thing holding you back — that young pup employee is a bit of an

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Five Ways Employers Justify Lowball Salary Offers

You can’t blame an employer for making you a low salary offer if you haven’t told them what you expect to earn in your new job. You don’t want to go through the entire interview process without bringing up the topic of salary. You have to bring it up if they don’t. You have to know

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Here’s What Happens When You Start Focusing On Health At Work

  Health and wellness can seem like a long and impossible journey. In some ways, that can be true. It does take a lot of work to develop a healthy lifestyle—and it’s a journey that doesn’t stop when you’ve reached your destination. http://www.forbes.com/sites/alankohll/2016/08/11/heres-what-happens-when-you-start-focusing-on-health-at-work/#62b2e5107047

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What To Do When the Boss Begs You to Stay

You sit down with your boss to tell her you’ve been offered a job elsewhere and that you’ll be leaving the company in a few weeks. It will probably be an awkward conversation, and it’ll become even more uncomfortable when she asks you to stay. She might offer you better incentives, like more money or

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Do Less, Achieve More! A simple guide to Success.

So much to do, so little time. Ever since the start of the 21st century, everyone has been bombarded with insane amounts of information and pressure to get more work done. The desks of almost everyone is cluttered with never ending to-do lists and tasks that never seem to end. This has even given rise

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Ten Reasons Out-Of-The-Box Thinkers Are Unhappy Employees

It’s not easy being a creative thinker in the typical corporate or institutional workplace. It can be hellish, in fact! Managers say, “I want out-of-the-box ideas!” but they seldom mean it. When you show up with new ideas and new perspectives, managers can get threatened very easily. Your fellow employees can get threatened, too. http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2016/07/27/ten-reasons-out-of-the-box-thinkers-are-unhappy-employees/#6a5f1ac717ff

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