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Social Media History Becomes a New Job Hurdle

Job Search Professional Networking social media Facebook JENNIFER PRESTON nytimes.com

Submitted Aug 28 2011 By Linda Cruz, 34 comments

Companies have long used criminal background checks, credit reportsand even searches on Google and LinkedIn to probe the previous lives of prospective employees. Now, some companies are requiring job candidates to also pass a social media background check. Readers’ Comments Readers shared t...more»

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10 Things Job Applicants Should Know

Job Search Job Hunting JAY GOLTZ job tips nytimes.com

Submitted Nov 21 2011 By Susan Copper, 23 comments

While there clearly are not enough jobs to go around, some people are getting hired. Every day, every hour, thousands of people are selected from thousands more who are ready, willing and able to work. The question is, why is it that some people get hired and some don’t? I ha...more»

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Online Enterprises Gain Foothold as Path to a College Degree

Education Degree Online Courses TAMAR LEWIN nytimes.com

Submitted Nov 21 2011 By Susan Copper, 8 comments

Harvard and Ohio State are not going to disappear any time soon. But a host of new online enterprises are making earning a college degree cheaper, faster and flexible enough to take work experience into account. As Wikipedia upended the encyclopedia industry and iTunes changed the music business,...more»

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Companies Spend on Equipment, Not Workers

CATHERINE RAMPELL nytimes.com

Submitted Nov 22 2011 By Susan Copper, 5 comments

Companies that are looking for a good deal aren’t seeing one in new workers.Workers are getting more expensive while equipment is getting cheaper, and the combination is encouraging companies to spend on machines rather than people. “I want to have as few people touching our products as possible...more»

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Ugly? You May Have a Case

Job Offer Salary Negotiation DANIEL S. HAMERMESH nytimes.com

Submitted Nov 23 2011 By Susan Copper, 10 comments

BEING good-looking is useful in so many ways. In addition to whatever personal pleasure it gives you, being attractive also helps you earn more money, find a higher-earning spouse (and one who looks better, too!) and get better deals on mortgages. Each of these facts has been demonstrated over t...more»

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My Blog Is Also Paying My Bills

Freelance Jobs Stay-at-home Jobs KATE MURPHY nytimes.com

Submitted Nov 25 2011 By Victor Bennett, 6 comments

Casting the digital equivalent of a message-in-a-bottle into the Internet’s vast sea of content, many people start Web sites or blogs hoping that they will find an appreciative audience for their precocious parrot videos, cupcake recipes or pithy commentary on everyday life. The dream, of course,...more»

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