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How to turn small talk into smart conversation

How to turn small talk into smart conversation | General Employment | Scoop.it
Tips from a comedian and a journalist on the art of going from small talk to big ideas. Try these out at the next summer wedding reception.

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This is a handy little article which many people will find very useful.  

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Great ways to engage in conversation with anybody

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Here's a short article with some unorthodox ideas on how to get a conversation going. Any other interesting conversation starters out there?

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The questions to ask yourself before starting a job search | The Work Buzz

The questions to ask yourself before starting a job search | The Work Buzz | General Employment | Scoop.it
Looking for a job isn't easy. It takes time, patience and a lot of work.
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How to make work-life balance work

How to make work-life balance work | General Employment | Scoop.it
Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity -- and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.
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Big Worries about Wearables in the Workplace

Big Worries about Wearables in the Workplace | General Employment | Scoop.it
If wearables have not made their way into your organization, they soon will. If proper procedures are put into place early, there can be significant benefits.
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How To Get Your Workforce Ready For the Next Five Years

How To Get Your Workforce Ready For the Next Five Years | General Employment | Scoop.it
A sizable shift is coming as millennials enter the workforce and baby boomers retire or modify work styles to reflect flexible and mobile opportunities.
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10 TED Talks on how leaders inspire

10 TED Talks on how leaders inspire | General Employment | Scoop.it
What makes a great leader? The ability to rule with an iron fist? Being well-liked? These TED speakers offer nuanced takes on how to inspire.
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Writing Off Your Job Hunting Expenses - Fox Business

Writing Off Your Job Hunting Expenses - Fox Business | General Employment | Scoop.it
Writing Off Your Job Hunting Expenses Fox Business Summer is the time of year that many people change jobs, and if you itemize deductions on Schedule A of your tax return, you will be able to deduct a lot of related search expenses if certain...
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7 Common Mistakes Made By Graduate Job Seekers - Business 2 Community

7 Common Mistakes Made By Graduate Job Seekers - Business 2 Community | General Employment | Scoop.it
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Well the time has come – you've graduated from university and you're ready to start looking for a job.
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Job Search 50: 5 Factors That Will Determine Your Career Satisfaction - Huffington Post (blog)

Job Search 50: 5 Factors That Will Determine Your Career Satisfaction - Huffington Post (blog) | General Employment | Scoop.it
Job Search 50: 5 Factors That Will Determine Your Career Satisfaction
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Nothing could represent that tried and true statement more than a job search.
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10 Companies That Are Hiring Like Crazy Right Now

10 Companies That Are Hiring Like Crazy Right Now | General Employment | Scoop.it
And they're looking for you.
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Must-do tips for job seekers - News-Press Now

Must-do tips for job seekers - News-Press Now | General Employment | Scoop.it
Must-do tips for job seekers
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Cover letters and resumes aren't as important as networking in your job search.
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Make the Job Search End Sooner - Five Key Tips for an Effective Search - Social-Hire

Make the Job Search End Sooner - Five Key Tips for an Effective Search - Social-Hire | General Employment | Scoop.it
RT @NewCareerGuru: Five Key Tips for an Effective #JobSearch http://t.co/k4JpJsKTu4 via @Social_Hire
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Why Millennials Want To Work For Themselves

Why Millennials Want To Work For Themselves | General Employment | Scoop.it
Or do they? Millennials want to work on their own terms--without a bad boss micromanaging their every move. (RT @FastCompany: Millennials embrace self-employment; not micromanagement.
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When You Should (And Shouldn't) Tell Your Boss You're Job Searching - Forbes

When You Should (And Shouldn't) Tell Your Boss You're Job Searching - Forbes | General Employment | Scoop.it
When You Should (And Shouldn't) Tell Your Boss You're Job Searching
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If you're not thrilled with your current work situation, chances are you've probably discussed your options with family or friends.
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Hate Your Job? Follow These 6 Steps - U.S. News & World Report (blog)

Hate Your Job? Follow These 6 Steps - U.S. News & World Report (blog) | General Employment | Scoop.it
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Top 10 Tech Companies for Culture and Values

Top 10 Tech Companies for Culture and Values | General Employment | Scoop.it
Wonder which tech companies make their employees happiest? Here are the top 10, according to Glassdoor's new report on culture and values.
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What Role Do Personality Tests Play in the Job Search?

What Role Do Personality Tests Play in the Job Search? | General Employment | Scoop.it
How jobseekers can use personality tests as an asset in the job search.
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The Daily Shower Review: My Method for Fixing My Repetitive Mistakes

The Daily Shower Review: My Method for Fixing My Repetitive Mistakes | General Employment | Scoop.it
We all make mistakes. It's part of being human. Chances are, most of us have repeated a mistake many times. To fix these recurrences, I came up with a method that I like to call the Daily Shower Review.
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A Simple Rule To Get Yourself To Do Anything

A Simple Rule To Get Yourself To Do Anything | General Employment | Scoop.it
As a kid, nothing's more embarrassing than chickening out in front of your friends.One of my earliest memories of doing so was my first time jumping from a diving board into a swimming pool. Or
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The Worst Thing A Job-Seeker Can Do - Forbes

The Worst Thing A Job-Seeker Can Do - Forbes | General Employment | Scoop.it
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A job search is tough. It's hard on your ego, your pocketbook and your general sense of well-being. When you've been cozy in a job and the job suddenly vanishes, you're groundless.
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35 Surefire Ways to Stand Out During Your Job Search

35 Surefire Ways to Stand Out During Your Job Search | General Employment | Scoop.it
We pulled together a roundup of our all-time best job search advice to bring you 35 ways to put yourself ahead of the pack.
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Six Outrageous Requests You'll Hear On Your Job Search - Forbes

Six Outrageous Requests You'll Hear On Your Job Search - Forbes | General Employment | Scoop.it
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A lot of job-seekers and working people don't think of themselves as entrepreneurs, and it gets them in trouble. We are all entrepreneurs now.
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4 Tips To Deal With Rejection In Your Job Search - Business 2 Community

4 Tips To Deal With Rejection In Your Job Search - Business 2 Community | General Employment | Scoop.it
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It's a well-known fact that your job search is a rather stressful process to say the least.
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The 1-Minute Job Search

The 1-Minute Job Search | General Employment | Scoop.it
Recruiting and staffing software company Jobscience rolls out a fast, new way to find work on the go. - Casey Kelly-Barton - The Business
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The Biggest Mistakes 20-Something Job Seekers Make - Forbes

The Biggest Mistakes 20-Something Job Seekers Make - Forbes | General Employment | Scoop.it
The Biggest Mistakes 20-Something Job Seekers Make
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There was the young job seeker who showed up at his interview 15 minutes late, failed to apologize, and then asked if the interviewer had a garbage can so he could throw away his gum.
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