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How to Research Your Commute?

Few things are as challenging as looking for work. Making smart decisions involves a host of variables that may be quite contradictory. Figuring out where …

Would you move to Vermont for $10k?

You’re visiting Vermont on a November weekend. A magnificent hermit thrush flutters gingerly above the quintessential autumn scenery, and spots you hiking outside Waterbury after …

Cracking the Dress Code Dilemma

Survey Results Show Employees Crave At Least Some Structure When It Comes to Dress Codes Dress codes are, and always will be, a hot topic …

How to Negotiate Relocation Assistance With an Unwilling Employer

Career Coach & Author Jack Chapman Tackles All of Your Salary and Negotiation Questions “I love this job, but…” We’ve all been there. You find …

7 Ways to Avoid Being Friends with Coworkers

What to Do When You’re There to Work, Not Make Friends It’s All About Boundaries It might be tempting to hang out at the water …

Eight Things That Can Boost Your Pay

Did you know employers sometimes pay a premium for the right education and experience? Or that you might be able to earn more by doing …

10 Ways to Avoid Office Politics

How to Keep a Low Profile & Stay Out of Office Gutter Politics Office Politics? Proceed with Caution We recently ran an article about why …

7 Signs It's a Good Time to Ask for a Raise

Timing is Everything, So Wait Until the Right Moment Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs Everyone wants a raise. Everyone thinks they deserve a raise. But no …

7 Things to Do After Your Request for a Raise Gets Denied

Request for a Raise Denied? Don’t Succumb, Overcome! If the true measure of a person is how he/she acts in the face of adversity, then …

Am I kidding myself if I expect a 10 percent raise?

Q: What is the percentage range for raises in public accounting? Is the average really 4 to 5 percent? If I expect 10 percent, am I …