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By MightyRecruiter-UndercoverRecruiter “Trust, but verify” is a time-tested and effective way to do business. That holds especially true with top candidates as they reach the stage of being cleared for hire. It’s the nature of the job market for candidates to cast themselves in the best possible light to the broadest group of potential employers…. read more

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By Jennifer Parris – theLadders   The idea of having to sell yourself in an interview is something that a lot of job seekers might struggle with. You want to highlight your qualifications without coming off sounding too smug. But what can wind up happening instead is that you undersell yourself, or you come across… read more

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By Brett Whysel – Forbes “So, Brett, what does GALOP say?” During my days as a quantitative investment banker, my colleagues would often ask me to convey the results of my financial models so they would know what product or strategy to offer a particular client. Programmed in Excel, my GALOP models (which stood for “Global Asset-Liability Optimization… read more

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By Kat Boogaard-theLadders When it comes to work, the last thing you want to be is another cog in the wheel — you’d much rather stand out. You want to be the first person your boss thinks of when she needs someone to spearhead a challenging project, and for everybody in your office to think… read more

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By Career Contessa Editors-theLadders “Grandma Dawn is turning 89 this year and still comes to the office every day,” says Natalie Levine over coffee (mine) and mint lemonade (hers).  She can’t drink caffeine after 2pm, “or she’ll be up all night,” explains her sister Emily. The referenced “office” is Century City-based Career Group Companies, a staffing firm… read more

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By Victor Lipman – Forbes Much is written about the numerous challenges CEOs face. But I haven’t seen much analyzing the differences CEOs face between expectations and reality. Which is why I took note when I recently came across a survey that thoughtfully examines CEO attitudes, “The CEO: A Personal Reflection,” from Egon Zehnder. The survey… read more

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Dear Loyal Readers: Here it is the middle of September, College and Professional Football are in full swing, (you can put Alabama in either category) my Cubs are holding onto first place in their division by a thread, and hockey is starting their pre-season training. Is this a great time or what!! In my last… read more

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Crate & Barrel has long sold items to help shoppers prepare and serve meals at home, from dinnerware and drinkware to cutlery and kitchen tools. But for those who’d rather take a night off from home cooking, next spring its Oakbrook Center store will get a full-service restaurant. The restaurant is a partnership between the Northbrook-based home… read more

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As part of its new “Starbucks Greener Stores” initiative, the coffee retailer plans to have 10,000 environmentally friendly stores worldwide by 2025. Among the goals of the program, announced Thursday, is for the company to generate enough energy by solar and wind power to offset all the electricity needed to run the chain’s stores in U.S…. read more

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Emboldened by the MeToo movement, McDonald’s workers have voted to stage a one-day strike next week at restaurants in 10 cities in hopes of pressuring management to take stronger steps against on-the-job sexual harassment. Organizers say it will be the first multistate strike in the U.S. specifically targeting sexual harassment. Plans for the walkout —… read more