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monkeybusinessimages/Getty Images If anyone reading this loves job interviews and thinks they’re a walk in...

How to Write the Perfect Summary for Your LinkedIn Profile

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How to Become a Mermaid at Florida’s Weeki Wachee Springs

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Google & Coursera Will Pay for Your Courses

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Technophobia Is Real but Don’t Let It Hold You Back at Work

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sasilsolutions/Getty Images Here at The Penny Hoarder, we like to help our readers find ways...

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As a species, humans are secretive about the oddest things. We’ll overshare about buying sports bras, our kids or even how much money we make.But when it comes to job searches, we like to...

5 Legitimate Work-From-Home Jobs — Some Even Offer Benefits

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Working in Retail Remains Risky As Retail Jobs Continue to Be Cut

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Catt Sadler Cites Gender Wage Gap in Decision to Leave E! News

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3 of 2017’s Top Workplace Trends — Plus 3 More for 2018

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Failing to Pay Your Student Loans Can Impact Your Career

The pursuit of education — and a satisfying career — can be costly. That’s why over 44 million Americans are saddled with student loan debt.After graduating, many rely on their jobs to pay off...
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