Author Archives: Michael Gabriel

6 Tips on How to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

It’s not good to live in the bubble. At some point, you have to step up the game and get out of there if you want to see a huge positive change in your life, such as land a much … Continue reading

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The Rise of Employment and Small Businesses

Good news: the possibility of a double-dip recession is becoming bleaker. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that the unemployment rate decreased to 8.5%, the lowest it’s ever been since February 2009. More than 150,000 jobs had been created, … Continue reading

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5 Tips on How to Find a Reliable Headhunter

We all need a little help sometimes, especially when it comes to job searches. One of the best people to approach when you need broader career options and more job opportunities is a headhunter. Here are five tips to know … Continue reading

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6 Steps on How to Get Your Job Back

For some reason, your new job is not working too well for you, and you are feeling that tinge of regret why you decided to leave your previous one in the first place. Then you start to wonder, “Is there … Continue reading

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Great Tips from Starbucks in These Difficult Times

While a lot of companies are suffering major setbacks financially, Starbucks remains stable. In fact, it continues to invite investors into the mold and has just experienced a boost in its dividends last week, climbing up to 17 cents from … Continue reading

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The Misfortunes of Obamacare

We have to admit: Obamacare was created out of good intentions. Health care costs continue to rise in alarming rates, and millions of Americans cannot afford them. Plenty had no other choice but to suffer their diseases and sickness in … Continue reading

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The Unemployed Are Turning their Job Hunting Attention to the Internet

The unemployment rate has just gone up to around 9 percent, forcing people to take bolder steps just to find a job – and they’re looking more using the World Wide Web. Craigslist and LinkedIn, among other websites, have become … Continue reading

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Obama’s Jobs Bill: Who Will Benefit the Most?

We do not need any more figures or statistics to tell us that we are on the verge of a double-dip recession. We may not be able to prevent that, but citizens can greatly decrease the negative effects if they … Continue reading

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Is Technology Killing Jobs?

Perhaps those sci-fi programs are right: Asimovs will start tending the garden and pouring coffee on our behalf, cars will start to fly, and everything works through touch. The continuous growth of technologies is embraced by the vast majority. New … Continue reading

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Top Must-awaited Techs for Jobseekers

Contrary to Back to the Future’s predictions, there are still no flying cars, though we are crossing our fingers for the sake of cheaper energy. We may also not see humanoids anytime soon. Nevertheless, there are plenty of great technologies … Continue reading

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Is It Okay to Fire Someone by Phone?

Yahoo, one of Google’s strongest competitors, has been hogging the headlines lately – and all for the wrong reasons. It had just decided to fire the most overpaid CEO Carol Bartz, by phone, no less. This eventually sparked the exchange … Continue reading

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How the Recent U.S. Credit Downgrade Can Affect Job Hiring

Just like that, the United States’ credit rating has dropped from AAA to AA+, according to Standard and Poor’s. Though AA+ isn’t bad at all, since it means that the country still has a strong capability to meet its financial … Continue reading

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5 Great Strategies in Finding Jobs through Google+

As of July 31, 2011, Google+ already has over 15 million unique visitors – that’s quite a feat considering that it’s a new entrant in the world of social networking. There are plenty of reasons for Google Plus’ sudden boom. … Continue reading

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Top Reasons Why Women CEOs Tick

It’s in the Bible and our history – work is dominated by men. They were the ones who hunted, fished, and fought off wild animals and enemies. They were the decision makers in the family, the ones who should seek … Continue reading

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How to Get Past the Silly Questions during Job Interviews?

Kevin Douglas (not his real name) sat poised in-front of the manager. He believed he’s already halfway through the interview, and he is not only gaining momentum – he is also acing every question. In fact, he felt it wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Job Satisfaction and Emotional Intelligence: Keys to Happier and Longer-staying Employees

Despite the healing of the economic recession two years ago and the growing movement of job hiring at present, there are still hundreds of men and women who decide to leave their respective jobs every day. It’s more than just … Continue reading

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Want to Lose Weight? Begin in at your Office!

If you are looking for another reason to stop being a couch potato and look for a job, then we will get it to you: exercise. Contrary to popular belief, not all types of work result to expanding waistlines, gluttony, … Continue reading

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The Thin Line between Work Ethics and Social Media

In Washington, a federal group of labor regulators alleged that the non-profit group Hispanics United of Buffalo had illegally terminated five of its employees after they were caught talking and complaining about their working conditions. Talking about work is actually … Continue reading

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How to Use Social Media in Employment If You’re Not Tech-Savvy

Times have definitely changed. A long time ago, for you to get a job, you need to spend days, if not weeks, searching, lining up, submitting resumes, and subjecting yourself to grueling interviews and time-consuming wait. Today, that’s not usually … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of Employment in the US

Is the United States now in a much better place? If you’re going to believe the dip in the unemployment claims for the past months, we can say we are almost there. Though not all states are bearers of the … Continue reading

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Is U.S. Employment Picking Up?

Let’s face the truth. Around two to three years ago, you found yourself too scared to even leave the house. You’re afraid you wouldn’t have enough money to pay for it. Every day your heart beat faster in the office, … Continue reading

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Are US Retail Jobs Under Threat?

If there’s one good thing about 2011 is despite the disasters, a lot of countries are experiencing a recovery in their economy. In the United States, a number of industries, manufacturing and transportation included, started hiring hundreds of people to … Continue reading

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How to Impress Your Future Boss during a Video Interview

There are times when the boss cannot meet you personally. However, he or she can find some time to see you through a video interview. Because there is technology involved, the requirements are different compared to in-person interviews. Just in … Continue reading

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How to Spot Fake Online Jobs

In hindsight, there’s nothing wrong with doing online jobs. In fact, it’s highly recommended. You can save a lot of costs with it. You don’t have to deal with seeing an angry boss all the time, and you have a … Continue reading

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Best Jobseekers’ Apps for Droid Phones

It is the start of the year! What better way to open 2011 than by getting that dream job. And if you are using a Droid phone, you’re lucky. There are various types of applications you can download and use … Continue reading

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What Are the Top 6 Engineering Jobs Over the Last Decade?

There are different fields of engineering, and virtually all of them are in demand. A world without engineers is simply a world without progress. However, there are some engineering positions that are far better than the others in terms of … Continue reading

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Making Professional Connections: What Should NOT Be Done?

Networking is important especially if you are thinking of expanding your opportunities. You just do not know how others can help you find a new job, set up a business, or recommend you to good clients. The problem is, many … Continue reading

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Choose Among the 4 Greenest Jobs

There is no need to present statistics here. The hard facts are staring at our eyes. Unless people will do something to curb pollution and slow down climate change or global warming, this planet will become helpless, and we humans … Continue reading

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5 Time-tested Tricks to Make Yourself Stand Out

If you want to beat your competitors in the job market, then you have to be willing to do one thing: stand out. Standing out, though, does not need to involve a lot of theatrics or obvious gimmickry. Instead, you … Continue reading

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4 iPhone Apps Job Seekers Can Find Truly Helpful

How much does an iPhone cost these days? Hundreds of dollars, right? Now why don’t you transform it from a mere cool gadget to an extremely useful job-hunting tool? There are actually several iPhone applications (also known as apps) that … Continue reading

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Top Tips in Searching for the Right HMO Policy for the Employees

These days, it’s no longer enough that employees rely on their wages. In order for them to stay, they need to be provided with other benefits, including a health insurance policy. One of the best ways to meet such demand … Continue reading

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How Do You Say Thank You after an Interview?

Some applicants are in doubt if they need to say thank you after the interview. Should you? The answer is actually YES. Saying thanks is a polite and the right thing to do. Keep in mind that employers have very … Continue reading

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How to Survive (and Get a Job) in a Job Fair

Job fairs can lead to profuse sweating, shortened patience, and very long queues. However, these are nothing compared to the prospect of getting a job on the spot or exposing yourself to several potential employees in one day. All you … Continue reading

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Beware of Recruitment Decisions That Can Waste Your Time

As a recruitment officer, you have a very huge role to play in the company. Pick the wrong person for the job, and it can be costly for the business. Worse, it can bring down the reputation, track record, and … Continue reading

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Great Jobs to Take after Retirement

Not all retirees buy a farm in Oklahoma, travel to Europe, or settle in Bali. A lot of them do take jobs just to relive boredom. There are others who do simply because they are not used to having a … Continue reading

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How to Send Your Resume in an E-mail

These days companies prefer applicants who send in their resumes and cover letters via e-mail. This allows HR managers to weed out unqualified candidates without going through the process of interviews and examinations. For the potential employee, though, it’s really … Continue reading

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Holiday Job Hunt: Reasons Why You Should Go for It and How to Do It

Did you know that besides preparing gifts for your loved ones you can also use the holiday season as a good time to look for a job? In fact, there are a number of reasons why you should do your … Continue reading

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Social Networking and the Peeping Tom

Is it okay for managers to spy on their employees’ social networking profiles? The popularity of social networking websites did not happen without a rough ride and several controversies. Social networking media, such as Facebook and Twitter, have been used … Continue reading

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When Should You Consider Hiring Outsourcing Providers?

How many business owners are currently outsourcing jobs today? Thousands. How many business owners are currently outsourcing jobs today? Thousands… Why do they do that? There are certain reasons why this business model works so well for many companies. Here … Continue reading

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Top New Methods in Looking for Potential Employees

Several companies these days have gone beyond the usual “Send us your resume and will call you” method of hiring employees. They are out there, making their available job positions known. Most businesses and HR managers use the power of … Continue reading

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