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Passion & hard work: Best practices of the best small businesses
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Passion & hard work: Best practices of the best small businesses
About 10 percent of the labor force — or more than 15 million people — work for themselves, according to the Bureau for Labor Statistics. Successful small-business owners create jobs and economic opportunity while avoiding mistakes and seizing innovation and the future.
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Kill the 9-to-5 by  turning your hobby  into a thriving business
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Kill the 9-to-5 by turning your hobby into a thriving business
A beloved hobby can feel like a mini vacation from everyday life. Whether it’s gardening for relaxation, photography as a creative outlet or computer coding to exercise the brain, hobbies serve as an escape from stress and boredom.
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How to thank colleagues, mentors
ending a thank you note after a job interview is standard practice. In other professional situations, expressing gratitude is less clear.
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Should you stay or should you go?
After 10 years of lackluster growth, wages finally broke the 3 percent ceiling in August 2018 and have done so every month since. With workers quitting to pursue better opportunities, employers have finally had to offer raises to remain competitive.
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Manufacturing’s second act
Just three years ago, the Labor Department estimated that manufacturing would lose jobs at a rate of 0.6 percent per year between 2016 and 2026, largely due to automation and trade penetration. But U.S. manufacturing employment defied predictions in 2018, growing by 2.3 percent — faster than average job growth overall of 1.8 percent.
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New customer service job titles can pay off
Customer service job titles are changing, and the one you end up with in your next role could significantly affect how much you get paid, even if the skill requirements are the same.
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Make a statement
Ready for a challenge? Summarize your entire professional history in a few concise and impactful sentences.
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The hottest cities for jobs in 2019
Zip Recruiter's list of the 10 cities showing the most potential for being a job seeker’s paradise in 2019.
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Should you agree to an employment trial period?
At some point you might be offered a job on a short-term trial basis, usually not exceeding 90 days, with the possibility of it turning into a permanent position
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Most of 2018’s new jobs went to women
In the coverage of the Department of Labor’s most recent jobs report, one remarkable point was largely missed: 73 percent of the jobs created in November 2018 went to women. In fact, in every month of 2018, women were responsible for the lion’s share of job gains.
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Make money working from home
Tired of that morning commute, those gray cubicle walls and that very loud gum chewer one seat down? Working from home provides the opportunity to still do a job you love while avoiding the pitfalls of an office. Here are some career choices that can be done remotely:
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Job trends: Great Recession still colors outlook, fears
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