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10 Top To-Dos After You’re Laid Off

“I just called you in here to let you know that -- you’re ‘getting it.’” That’s how a trusted co-worker once kindly gave me the heads-up that I was on the layoff list. However eloquently or not your pink slip was delivered, don’t panic. Get your coffee and read this:

Why Is Volunteering Important? Advice for Job Hunters

The search for work continues. Besides rubbing more polish on your resume, what can a work-hungry American do to get a job? If you know which career interests you, you could consider volunteering in your chosen field. From networking and skill building to resume improvement, the benefits of volunteering seem endless.

The Romantic Side of Networking

Networking is one of the most important things you'll ever do for your career. Even when you love what you do, you should continue to widen your professional pool of contacts, including friends, colleagues, bosses, family.

 
A new book by Shawn Graham, "Courting Your Career," makes a strong case for networking.

Increase Your Salary: 10 Expert Tips

Determined to increase your salary? Follow these tips from Reesa Staten, vice president of communications and director of research at recruiting firm Robert Half International and Anna Ivey, a Boston-based career and admissions counselor, to increase your salary this year:

1. Get comfortable negotiating salary raises.

How to Handle Salary Requirements When Applying for a Job

Job interviewing is like art: it requires skill, dexterity, and the right tools and environment. Make one wrong move and the result can be disastrous. This is especially true when it comes to discussing salary requirements. As a job-seeker, approaching a conversation with a prospective employer about salary requirements can be tricky.

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