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    Now that's a negotiating tactic! Nine Spanish flight attendants did a nude calendar to protest the fact that they are owed up to nine months of back wages after airline they worked for went out of business. There's just one teensy problem with this strategy ...

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    The cover letter should not exhaust all or even most of your search time. Some employers don’t even read cover letters, and you don’t know in advance of sending it how much weight it will be given, so you don’t want to needlessly spend too much time on it.

  • Unemployment

    It's been a sad year. We've all felt it, whether it's senior management or an employee at the other end of the totem pole. While companies hunkered down and waited for the worst to pass, some chiefs and senior management saw the downtime as an opportunity to mingle with their grassroots and take their open-door policy a step further.

  • Glassdoor.com conducted a survey which shows employees are more confident they will not lose their jobs. However, three out of four are willing to take a pay cut to make sure. For people who are unemployed, nine out of ten are willing to work for less than they originally expected.

  • Help Wanted

    By choosing to abuse entry-level workers while granting outrageous privilege to top-tier employees, companies are focusing only on the short-term.

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    Recently Vault.com and SixFigureStart teamed up to host an Ask Anything teleclass. We received over 200 questions! Here are some on resumes.

  • The Responsibility Revolution

    For most of us, ideas stay ideas unless they grab the attention of senior management and escape the long path from creation to implementation. But what if we took the opposite approach?

  • Unemployment

    Friday, the Labor Department will release March employment data, and economists have been optimistic the economy is finally gaining jobs and the recession has ended.

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    With the unemployment rate at 9.7 percent (at least until Friday), and 12 million or so Americans out of work, there are still a lot of things related to the economy worth fretting about.

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    Millennials. The very word sparks debates galore. And depending on who is speaking, these discussions can be depressing, full of expletives, ambiguous or downright dismissive.

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    Recently an experienced entrepreneur turned employee asked me for advice about a new job where there was a lot of down time. She already asked for more to do but wasn’t assigned anything. Now what?

  • Young Employees

    Jobs, jobs, jobs. Everyone is thinking it but not necessarily talking hiring, especially Wall Street.

  • Cost of healthcare

    But here’s what I do know: Obamacare’s worst tax hike is the imposition of a new 3.9 percent Medicare payroll tax on capital gains and other investments.

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    What tends to be absent from the leadership canon, however, is the acknowledgement that some people just don't want to be led, or are determined to resist any change that they don't agree with.

  • Stocks struggled Friday but managed to pull off a gain for the week, with the S&P holding a 17-month high at 1,150.

  • Stocks struggled Friday as investors digested mixed readings on the consumer: Retail sales rose unexpectedly last month, while consumer sentiment softened.

  • Stocks slipped into the red Friday after a report showed consumer sentiment softened in March.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street Friday after Thursday's rally in the final hour of trading and with investors watching consumer data due later Friday.

  • Stocks rallied in the final hour of trading Thursday, pushing the S&P to a 17-month high above 1,150. Banks finished strong, with Citi up over 5 percent.

  • Stocks slipped at the open Thursday after the government said weekly jobless claims fell but not as much as analysts had anticipated.