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Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can’t explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you <i>appear</i> to …

Here’s the Secret to Communicating With Irrational, Angry or Crazy People

We all have to deal with our share of hotheads and crazies. What does research say works with them?<p>First off, you can’t get angry too. Because then …

9 Tips For Creating A Stress-Free Work Environment

Does your workplace stress you out? With help from Jenny Foss, a recruiter, author, career coach and founder of JobJenny.com, Sherry Burton Ways, an interior designer, color therapist, and author of <i>Feel Good Spaces: A Guide to Decorating Your Home for Body, Mind And Spirit</i>, and Susan Kousek, a …

The 10 phrases on CVs that enrage employers the most

Surprisingly, employers don't appreciate emojis, 'inspirational' quotes or novelty email addresses<p>A new study has revealed the ten phrases that annoy employers the most - including very commonly used sentences that many of us have probably used before.<p>Research released today indicates recruiters …

7 Ways You're Isolating Yourself At Work (And What To Do Instead)

There are times at work when you want to isolate yourself. You might have an urgent project to get done, or some work that requires intense concentration. That’s not the kind of isolation I’m talking about. I’m talking about the kind of isolation that is unintentional, negative, and leads to lost …

Five Items On Your Resume Recruiters Notice First

Recruiters skim resumes in seconds and still glean enough information to decide on a candidate. I have fond this to be true across industries, positions and levels. I have recruited for a variety of industries (financial services, management consulting, tech, media, non-profit), positions …

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How To Be Indispensable At Work

I will teach you how to be indispensable at work if you want, but you must realize that being indispensable is a mixed bag. There are good and bad aspects to it!<p>In our company we get calls from indispensable people all the time. It isn’t a bed of roses.<p>When you are indispensable to an …

How To Answer The Ten Dumbest Job Interview Questions

I hope you don’t run into these ten half-witted job interview questions, but it’s likely that you will. Here are answers to these ten idiotic interview questions that won’t make you hate yourself the next day for answering in the standard, scripted Sheepie Job-Seeker Way!<p><b>Why Should We Hire …

Employment

Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks is splitting from Disney and it may get snatched up by Universal

Sources say the Spielberg-directed "The BFG," based on the Roald Dahl book and set to unspool on July 1, 2016, will be the last released under the Disney deal, which began in 2009.<p>The consensus among those with knowledge of the situation: Spielberg's likely future home is Universal, where he has …

Ask Yourself These 3 Questions Before Firing An Underperforming Employee

For a manager or business owner, the decision to terminate an underperforming employee can be a difficult one to make. It may keep you up at night. You may be looking for ways to keep them on or support them so you don’t have to “ruin their lives” by firing them.<p>But you have a responsibility to …

'Why Am I So Tired?' 14 Reasons You're Tired All the Time

Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy (though recent data shows over a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night). …

How To Negotiate Your Salary

Forbes talked to three employment experts about the best way for job candidates to negotiate salary and perks. Orville Pierson, author of The Unwritten Rules of the Highly Effective Job Search, used to be a senior vice president at the outplacement firm Lee Hecht Harrison. Rusty Rueff wrote Talent …

7 Things You Must Take Off Your LinkedIn Profile Immediately

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Good English and sharp communication skills 'key to getting a new job' says Robert Walters

The recruitment company reported a surge in pre-tax profits as workers grew more confident applying for new jobs<p>Robert Walters joined a number of recruitment consultants benefitting from the UK’s recovering jobs market as it revealed pre-tax profits jumped by 74pc to £8.7m in the first half of the …

Go Global but remember the VAT

One particular challenge facing businesses expanding into new markets is dealing with overseas taxes. Local rules on VAT (or ‘GST’ in some countries) …

A Simple Formula for Answering 'Tell Me About Yourself'

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>“So, tell me about yourself.”<p>What seems like such a …

700-billion-dollar baby

ANOTHER week and another record falls to Apple. On February 10th shares in the world-renowned electronics company closed at just over $122 each, …

Big Four accountants enjoy record fees despite new rules

Top accountancy firms have enjoyed a windfall in audit fees despite regulatory changes inteded to increase competition<p>The Big Four accountancy firms have enjoyed a windfall in fees despite regulatory changes intended to increase competition on company audits, a new survey has found.<p>The UK’s top 75 …

Want a pay rise? Threaten to quit your job

Telling your boss you a leaving for a new job will mean getting a counter-offer for one-in-five professionals, according to a survey<p>The best way to get a pay rise at work may be to quit for another job, with bosses so desperate to retain staff that they are increasingly making counter-offers amid a …

Pisco fever: is the Peruvian spirit London’s new favourite booze? – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 5:15 pm, January 10, 2015 in Food & Drink<p>The cocktail list at <b>Señor Ceviche</b> concentrates, naturally, on pisco. Peru and Chile are the only …

Flight delays likely during festive season

Passengers flying home for Christmas have more than a 50% chance of being delayed if things go the way they did in 2013, research shows.<p>More than 4 million people flew over Christmas and New Year last year, and similar numbers are expected this year, according to the Association of British Travel …

4 Biggest Myths About Being a Great Leader

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

What Are 5 Books That Can Change Your Life?

Little, Brown<p>Bloomsbury Publishing<p>Alfred A. Knopf<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Harper & Brothers<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Jonathan Cape<p>Viking Press, Dell …

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I haven’t had a pay rise in five years and I’m becoming resentful

Twice a week we publish problems that will feature in a forthcoming Dear Jeremy advice column in the Saturday Guardian so that readers can offer their own advice and suggestions. We then print the best of your comments alongside Jeremy’s own insights. Here is the latest dilemma – what are your …

A newbie manager must gain the team’s respect but not be a soft touch

Straight-talking, common sense from the front line of management<p><b>Q I’ve just landed my first ever management role. In this new job, I have six people in my team, none of whom I’ve met before. As I’m totally new to people management, are there any pointers you can give me?</b><p><b>A</b> You’re bound to be anxious …

17 things that make this the perfect résumé

After all, your résumé is your key to new and exciting job opportunities.<p>Business Insider and Amanda Augustine — who currently works as TopResume's careers expert and previously worked in the same capacity as Ladders— put together the following résumé for all current and future job seekers.<p>While …

Employment

Sony hopes to sell 50 million smartphones this year, reports losses for 2013

Sony announced results for the fiscal year ending in March, and it’s a mixed bag. Despite strong performances in the mobile and gaming business, the Japanese giant recorded another net loss, casting doubt over hopes of a turnaround.<p>Sony managed to obtain a small profit in 2012, but restructuring …

London's 10 best afternoon teas

The ritual of afternoon tea owes its origins to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. As a young women in the early 1800s she lived during a time when it was common to eat only two main meals a day, with breakfast scheduled early in the morning and dinner occurring late in the evening. Routinely …

London property: the rise of the Overgrounders

The London Overground or "Ginger Line" is opening up new areas of London for savvy house buyers<p>Huge property price rises in central London are forcing young professionals away from the Tube lines into previously unfashionable areas served by overground trains. Areas around the London Overground …

8 Common Mistakes U.S. Companies Make When Sourcing Goods And Suppliers In China

<i>By Richard N. Frasch and Charlotte Zhanghaixia Westfall</i><p>China’s impact on American business has always been the source of strong emotions among Americans. Bret Harte (1836-1902), a famous American author and poet who wrote about early pioneering days in California, once stated, “We are ruined by …