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Microsoft’s Layoffs - A textbook flop

In Microsoft’s case, the initial communication about the layoffs back in July was a textbook flop. A wordy 1,100-word company email announced the layoffs all the way down in the eleventh paragraph, so far buried in management terminology as to be lost to the casual reader.  115 more words

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Job Search in Tech and Digital - The Mashable Job Board

Are you on the job hunt? The Mashable Job Board is the ideal place to search for your next big move. More

than 3,000 employers in tech and digital have posted on our board, and they’re looking to fill positions from Mashable’s community. 10 more words


Productivity - The perfect length for a break: work for 52 minutes, break for 17

What’s the perfect length for a break? Seventeen minutes, according to an experiment released this week.

Rather than set your stop-watch for 17 minutes when you get up from your desk, the more important reminder might be to get up, at all. 170 more words

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Wages - Nine Negotiation Strategies

Here’s a step by step guide to negotiating your best salary yet:

  1. Do your research.
  2. Don’t talk money too early.
  3. Don’t be afraid to ask – but don’t demand either!
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Meetings - A Peter Drucker Quote

“Meetings are by definition a concession to a deficient organization. For one either meets or one works.One cannot do both at the same time.” 20 more words

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LinkedIn - The New Recruiting Firm’s Field Guide

We’re excited to introduce you to The Recruiting Firm’s LinkedIn Field Guide, a step-by-step playbook for putting these strategies into practice on LinkedIn. Download this free ebook for best practices to: 966 more words

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Job Search - 6 Game-changing trends for you (Infographic)

The infographic below — compiled by CareerShift, a comprehensive job hunting and career management solution — shares six new trends impacting job seekers. It’s time to ante up and use these game-changing trends to help you score big on the job field. 17 more words

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