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From 2007: The Pioneer Woman shows how to roast a Thanksgiving turkey. She promises that it's easy.

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At Fast Company: Everything you can make with Thanksgiving leftovers.

Switching Careers? Here’s How to Revamp Your Resume

When it’s time for something new, you’ll need a new resume that will get you noticed by employers in your target industry. The post Switching Careers? Here’s How to Revamp Your Resume appeared first on Brazen Life.

So Tell Me, What Are Your Weaknesses?

This is one of the most dreaded interview questions, but if you understand the reason interviewers ask it and what they’re looking to uncover, you’ll see that you can certainly prepare for it. The question about your weaknesses comes...Show More Summary

Can the evergreen jobs concept win the battle for top talent?

The economy may be improving, but the battle for top talent wages on. Recruiters are all too familiar with the situation, as they are always fighting to fill those critical positions that always seem to be in demand. There just doesn’t seem to be enough adequate candidates to fill all the necessary roles, and this […]

The bad, the ugly and the bizarre things people do in interviews

There’s never a dull moment in the talent-acquisition field, especially when candidates keep interviewers on their toes with the most bizarre comments and questionable behaviors. This goes beyond the person who wore too much cologne or showed up two hours early to an interview – some of the worst experiences hiring managers have had will leave you […]

New client service model sets LinkUp apart

Whether it’s ordering your morning cappuccino or closing a deal with a major new business partner, customer service reigns king. The numbers don’t lie: 70 percent of buying experiences are based on how the customer feels they are being treated, according to McKinsey. If that experience turns sour after receiving poor customer service, 89 percent […]

Tomorrow’s Jobs Number Could Be Big (Maybe even Huge)

I’m not one to often hedge my bets, but there are a few compelling data points worth highlighting that point to the possibility that tomorrow’s jobs numbers for October could be even bigger than our ‘official’ forecast of 293,000 jobs. Our official forecast, already well above the Bloomberg consensus estimate of 235,000, is based on approximately a […]

The big O: How to overcome the overqualified label

The more experience the better, right? If your employment history and education go above and beyond what is required in a job description, you might think you are a shoo-in for at least an interview. But don’t be surprised if you aren’t getting the quick responses you expected – or any responses at all. You are likely […]

No ‘New Mediocre’ Here In The U.S. Labor Market; LinkUp Forecasting Job Gains of 293,000 In October; Q4 Looks Pretty Good, too

Despite serious and legitimate concerns about the emerging threat of the global economy entering an era of the ‘New Mediocre’ (Christine Lagarde), things in the U.S. look pretty decent these days, at least as far as steady job gains and declining unemployment go. Leaving aside for now the also serious and legitimate concerns about stagnant wages over […]

Top 50 Freelance Marketplaces Online

The most popular FREE freelance marketplaces on the Web according to Alexa. Most of the sites listed here are free to use in their most basic form both for freelancers and employers, however some of the sites have fees for at least one party and most of the sites have paid premium features. Show More Summary

Hiring overqualified candidates: Big win or big risk?

A Ph.D. vying for a job that only requires a B.A. A candidate with more than three times the years of working experience recommended in the job listing. An experienced executive applying for a middle-management position. Despite a recovering economy, recruiters and hiring managers still see many overqualified candidates applying for lower-level jobs, particularly in […]

LinkedIn endorsements: worthwhile or worthless?

LinkedIn endorsements have been around for about 2 years now, and in that time they have had extremely mixed reviews. Some people view endorsements as a key way to build your personal brand and improve professional networking. Others think of them as meaningless – a skills popularity contest with no real connection to actual experience. What are […]

10 tips for keeping your office healthy this flu season

Cold and flu season is officially here, and as concerns rise about the potential spread of Ebola, Enterovirus 68 and other illnesses, keeping the workplace healthy is a top priority. “According to the CDC, nearly 111 million workdays are lost because of seasonal influenza, costing employers approximately $7 billion annually in sick days and lost productivity,” […]

7 Leadership Lessons From the Thanksgiving Table

The holidays offer many insights applicable throughout the year. Here are 7 you can learn from the coming Turkey day.

Jimmy John's and Non-Competes: An Unclear Path

For many companies, non-compete agreements are used to protect trade secrets, business plans and intellectual property. But why is Jimmy John’s, a sandwich chain, requiring its low wage workers to sign non-compete agreements? These agreements do not allow employees to work for a competing sandwich shop for a period of two years following their employment […]

Two Lawyers Explain Why There's No Legitimate Reason For Most Non-Compete Clauses

  We were mad as hell after reading the excellent article on non-compete causes by Danny Westneat of the Seattle Times. Mr. Westneat described the absurdity and unfairness of employers forcing non-compete agreements on low-wage workers – thus limiting or even eliminating the employees’ future job options –and then going even further and suing those […]

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