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- Cosmopolitan.com | Work + Money | Fri, Nov 16, 2012 5:46 PM EST | CommentsJob interviews can be super stressful. After all, it's hard to know which qs your would-be boss might ask. We got Lindsey Pollak, author of Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World, to dish on the questions you should be prepared to answer.
Don't get blindsided in an interview!
By Dara Adeeyo
1. How much do you want to be paid?
Do your homework on what an appropriate wage range is for the job (try Glassdoor.com). Then, give a number a little higher than that range to give yourself room for negotiation.
2. What did you make at your last job?
This one sucks, but employers are asking it more, so be prepared. You can either say that your company asked you not to disclose that info when you were hired, or give a range. They can probably check, so be truthful. That said, your current salary shouldn't dictate your future one.
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3. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
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- Babble.com | Work + Money | Fri, Nov 16, 2012 3:56 PM EST | Comments
Holiday chaos is upon us. Or at least it will be come November 23, which is when Black Friday falls this year. But bargain shopping should be fun, not something that requires an extra visit to your therapist and a renewed Valium prescription. There are apps designed to help save you money and guide you through the bargain-hunting process. Here are 7 of the best ones available this year: - By Meredith Carroll
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- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Work + Money | Fri, Nov 16, 2012 3:15 PM EST | Comments
train her body not to lactate so she wouldn't have to pump breast milk during working hours.... A former teacher and new mom in California is suing the Carmel Unified School District after being told to try to Read More »
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Sarah Ann Lewis Boyle was hired by the Carmelo School in August, 2010, to take care of kids age six months to four years old in their Child Development Center. In September 2011, after the birth of her first child, she met with her supervisor to talk about her return from maternity leave. Her doctor wanted her to breastfeed her infant son, she said, and she would need 15 to 20 minutes each day between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to pump breast milk.
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The request was well within the guidelines of California law, which states: "Every employer… shall provide a reasonable amount of break time to accommodate an employee desiring to express breast milk for the employee's infant chil
- Savvysugar | Work + Money | Fri, Nov 16, 2012 2:45 PM EST | CommentsSource: 10 Nice Things to Do For People That Won't Cost Much
Although it's good to focus on your own happiness, it's always beneficial to spread the joy around. In fact, studies have shown that people who perform kind acts see a boost in mood. Since today is world kindness day, let's celebrate by doing some nice things for people.
- Send a postcard. Send a postcard to a friend or family member who doesn't live in the same city, updating them on your life and telling them that you're thinking of them.
- Give affirmation. Praise someone about a quality that they have that you really appreciate. Make sure it's true for you or it won't sound genuine!
- Help someone with their belongings. If you see an elderly person struggling with their belongings or even groceries, offer to help carry them. Perhaps you can help them load the bags into their car, or if you live in the same neighborhood, you can drop them off at their door.
- Aid someone with their job sea
- Savvysugar | Work + Money | Fri, Nov 16, 2012 2:42 PM EST | CommentsSource: 7 Hotel Hacks You've Never Heard Of
There seems to be a spike in hotel dwellers in the areas hit by Hurricane Sandy. It's hard to live out of a hotel room, but here are some tips that may make living conditions more bearable.
- Make grilled cheese with an iron. If you're looking to heat up your cheese sandwich, wrap it in aluminum foil, the press an iron on top of it. Use the highest heat setting, then press each side for 30 seconds and check to see if the sandwich has been toasted.
- Sterilize items with a microwave. Other than the obvious use for a microwave - heating up food or cooking - you can use the microwave to sterilize items like sponges, toothbrushes, dish clothes, and cutting boards. Remember to dampen them with water, lemon juice, or vinegar first before nuking. Also, don't microwave the items for more than a minute.
- Use towels to humidify and cool the air. Hang a wet towel to dry in your hotel room, and you'll have an instant humidifier
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