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5 Essential Tips to Help You Land a Job

If you’re thinking a new year means a new job, there are several things to keep in mind before you start pounding the pavement.

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What Are the Least and Most Trusted Professions in America?

There are two types of people that no one trusts: politicians, and anyone selling cars. On the other hand, Americans think very highly of nurses. That is the consensus of a recent Gallup poll.

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What Are the Best New Jobs in America?

Pretty much everyone knows how much trouble the economy has had over the last several years creating jobs. But some sectors have been bright spots, with booming growth and solid earning potential, enough to be called the best new jobs in America.

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Your Smartphone or Tablet Adds Two Hours to Your Work Day

When you buy a new smartphone or tablet, you may not realize that perhaps the biggest effect it will have on your life is that you will work more.

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What’s Your Biggest Workplace Fear? [POLL]

As anybody who's ever had a job will tell you, work isn't always fun. In fact, sometimes it can be downright scary.

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Would You Rather Have Better Pay or a Better Boss? [POLL]

Not being paid enough and having a difficult boss are two of the more common complaints of the employed. But which of these problems bothers working folks more?

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Some People — GASP — May Not Actually Be Sick When They Take a Sick Day

In not-so-stunning news, it appears that every sick day taken by employees may not be due to genuine illness. The latest survey by CareerBuilder found that about a third of all call-ins last year were made by workers who simply opted to take the day off rather than save their sick time for when they actually needed it.

However, the most interesting attribute of calling in sick is the excuses that people make for not coming into work. Sure, there are the standard lines that most managers hear repeatedly, but some employees get creative with their excuses.

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Do You Eat Lunch at Your Desk? [POLL]

Recently, Applebee's launched a "lunch decoy" ad campaign which encourages folks to reclaim their lunch break. So, how many people are taking their midday meal at their desk?

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