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Career Advice Apr 16 2012

Moneyball and the HR Department

HR departments are going from warm and fuzzy to cold and calculating in the age of big data.

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Career Advice Apr 04 2012

Yahoos Still Beloved by Recruiters After Layoffs

Recruiters said that while having worked for Yahoo does carry some stigma, it also has some advantages. Laid off workers shouldn't struggle too hard to find new jobs.

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Career Advice Apr 04 2012

Chinese Students Flood American Graduate Schools

More than ever, Chinese students have their sights set on U.S. graduate schools. Application volume from that country rose 18% for U.S. master's and doctoral programs starting this fall, according to a new report from the Council of Graduate Schools that provides a preliminary measure of application trends.

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Career Advice Mar 14 2012

Top Five Strategies for Kicking Off a Career

Getting the gears moving at the beginning of that first job hunt can be tough. Lindsey Pollak, author of "Getting From College to Career," talked to FINS about what new graduates can do to get a leg up.

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Career Advice Mar 09 2012

Six Top Tips on How to Get the CEO Job

It takes more than superior performance to cross the finish line nowadays, as corporate boards have increased their focus on management succession. At the same time, boards rarely divulge the additional requirements that executives must meet to land a senior spot.

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Career Advice Mar 01 2012

'Opting Out': Why African-Americans Avoid Tech

Maya A. Beasley tells FINS that self-selected segregation, the desire to give back to the black community, and the relative newness of a sizable black middle class have inhibited the career choices of African-Americans.

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Career Advice Jan 25 2012

Selling Your Soul to Work at Apple

Author Adam Lashinsky talks with FINS about what life is really like for Apple employees inside the world's second most valuable corporation.

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Career Advice Dec 16 2011

The Holidays Can Be the Perfect Time to Look for Work

Many job seekers take a break from the hunt over the holidays, but experts say the period between Thanksgiving and New Year's can be one of the most productive times to land work.

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Career Advice Dec 14 2011

Google, Apple, the Cleveland Clinic Among Top Employers

Looking for a new gig? Sausalito, Calif.-based workplace culture website Glassdoor.com has released its annual list of the Top 50 Best Places to Work in 2012. Among companies that ranked in the top 50 were Facebook, Google, Apple and Intel, and finance firms Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Career Advice Nov 09 2011

College Students Find Math, Science, Engineering Just Too Hard

College students continue to gravitate toward liberal-arts majors despite better pay prospects for those who study engineering, science and math—disciplines deemed too rigorous for many.

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