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11 Reasons You Didn't Get the Job
We all have friends (or maybe YOU are the friend and just don’t realize it) who have been job-hunting for what seems like an eternity. They look through the help wanted ads, scour job boards and go on their fair share of interviews, each time thinking they "nailed it." But their optimism is soon broken by the hammer blow of rejection, and they’re still unemployed. Which begs the question, why?

Even though employers will likely never reveal the true reasons behind their hiring decisions, we're giving you the most likely reasons you didn’t make the cut.

How to Use LinkedIn to Negotiate Salary & Get a Raise
For our entire childhood, homework seemed like a chore or even punishment. But "do your homework" is also the first thing any expert will tell you when preparing for a job interview or salary negotiation. Unfortunately, the average job-seeker just looks over the basics when preparing for a negotiation. Sure, he might check some competitive salaries online, talk to a friend or two, or have some dollar figures in mind, but is he really, truly prepared?

Here's a case study highlighting one business analyst's extra efforts using LinkedIn and other publicly available salary data that earned him the job, a fatter paycheck and a fancier job title.

11 Telltale Signs You're Not Getting A Raise
If only competition in the workplace mirrored the simplicity of Olympic swimming. Whoever does the best job and touches the wall first, wins. But it's not as simple and easy as slamming that completed report in the boss’ hand and stepping right up on a big corner office desk for a playing of the National Anthem and an instant raise and promotion.

Raises are seldom guaranteed, yet many workers expect them on an annual basis. Which means they're often blind to the writing on the wall come performance review time.So here are some negatives that'll keep you from stepping onto the winning podium and collecting your just rewards.

How To Ace or Be Aced In Your Interview
You've just received word from the human resources manager that your resume made the cut. Next stop: the interview.

The job interview is your opportunity to create a positive impression of yourself, and can mean the difference between the door opening, and the door slamming shut. Here are eight tough but frequently asked interview questions, with eight kick-butt answers designed to help you create a favorable--and memorable--impact.

9 Ways To Beat Work Stress
Going to work can be stressful enough on its own. But throw in the stock market's rollercoaster ride of late and you have a host of people ripping their hair out and getting closer and closer to the proverbial ledge.

Whether you work on Wall Street or you're agonizingly watching the value of your investments ebb and flow with each shift in the market, there is no escaping the fact that this is a period of tremendous stress and uncertainty.

Who is now one year into his current contract with funding secured through early next year...
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