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Social Media History Becomes a New Job Hurdle

Job Search Professional Networking social media Facebook JENNIFER PRESTON

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»


101 Ways To Live Your Life To The Fullest

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Submitted Apr 29 2012 By Elina Douglas, 12 comments

“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they some...more»


10 Things Your Commencement Speaker Won't Tell You

new grad Life Lessons CHARLES WHEELAN

Submitted Apr 30 2012 By Linda Cruz, 12 comments

Class of 2012, I became sick of commencement speeches at about your age. My first job out of college was writing speeches for the governor of Maine. Every spring, I would offer extraordinary tidbits of wisdom to 22-year-olds—which was quite a feat given that I was 23 at the time. In the decades ...more»


12 Really Stupid Things I Never Want To Do Again

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Submitted Dec 29 2011 By Victor Bennett, 23 comments

Last year I listed 12 things I knew at age 50 that I wish I had known at 25. Now I'm a year older. And if I'm not wiser, at least I'm a bit more experienced. So here are 12 really stupid things I've done that I never want to do again. Maybe you've done some of them, too. But I'll bet we'd bo...more»


10 hot careers for 2012 - and beyond

Job Search Career Career Options Anne Fisher career choices

Submitted Jun 3 2012 By Linda Cruz, 11 comments

Hiring overall probably won't pick up much next year, but there are pockets of prosperity even in this job market. Here's where the most opportunities are now. FORTUNE -- Strange but true: Despite the fact that unemployment is stuck at around 9%, which translates to about 15 million Americans ou...more»


4 degrees with 0% unemployment

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Submitted Jun 29 2012 By Linda Cruz, 14 comments

College grads who majored in actuarial science or astrophysics have a practically nonexistent unemployment rate. Actuary job in hand, before the degree Bette Wiebke Majored in Actuarial Science, Class of `12 Drake University Why become an actuary? My parents kind of planted the idea in m...more»

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