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By Dana Hundley – theMuse You and your co-worker had a spat. Your boss keeps throwing you under the bus. You’re looking to make an internal transfer or want to ask for a raise, but you have no idea how to approach the subject. When your company doesn’t have a dedicated or reliable HR team… read more

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By Benjamin P Hardy – Ladders Most people, if they are honest with themselves, want “success” because of some form of status it will give them. “When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.” — Marilyn Strathern There is a law in statistics known as Goodhart’s law, named after the… read more

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Career Contessa Editors – Ladders Mistakes. We’ve written about them over and over again here at CC. We’ve made them over and over again, too. We think about them, talk about them, obsess about them. They’re what make us human and help us grow, but they can also be devastatingly embarrassing, shameful, and costly to… read more

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By Leah Thomas via Fairygodboss – Ladders If you’re someone who is able to keep your cool — and care — even when your team is driving you nuts, you were born to be a leader. Leaders are often depicted as cold-hearted, no-nonsense figures without a trace of a soul (think: Miranda Priestly). But recent… read more

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By Rob Scott-UndercoverRecruiter Shortlisting candidates is potentially the most important part of the recruitment process. With the majority of roles often having tens or even hundreds of applicants, ensuring that you’re selecting the most relevant candidates to go through to the next stage of the process is crucial to recruitment success. Robert Scott, Managing Director… read more

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By Jeff Cox – CNBC Wages and salaries rose 3.1 percent in the third quarter, the biggest increase in a decade, according to the Labor Department. Overall compensation costs were up 2.8 percent, ahead of Wall Street expectations. Wages have been the missing piece in the economic recovery, though the Fed has been raising rates… read more

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By Jung Viera – Ladders Optimize your resume with powerful resume words that showcase your true value to recruiters. Grab attention with resume power words that emphasize your talents. Optimize your resume with resume keywords that will showcase your true value to recruiters. Here’s the harsh truth: the average recruiter spends less than six seconds… read more