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An informational interview is one of the most powerful tools you can use as you explore your future career options. Often, the best information regarding companies or industries is not available online or in print. Rather, it comes from veterans already working in the field. Don’t confuse an informational interview with an actual job interview… Read more »

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Many people mistakenly assume the term “boss” and “leader” are interchangeable. However, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Anyone can be granted a management position, but not everyone has what it takes to be a successful leader. A boss merely focuses on getting the job done, while a leader works to inspire everyone around… Read more »

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North Carolina has one of the highest levels of employment for customer service representatives in the country. In May 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics compiled a list of the top five non-metropolitan areas with the highest number of customer services representatives and North Carolina placed twice. The “other North Carolina non-metropolitan area” ─… Read more »

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Unemployment rates in North Carolina are dropping at lightning-fast rates. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the area’s unemployment rate was at 9.2 percent in July 2013 and fell to a low of 6.9 percent in November 2013. The North Carolina state unemployment rate was at 7.4 percent in November 2013 and the… Read more »

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Results of a recent survey suggest the new year may bring the promise of employment for many temporary employees. CareerBuilder’s 2014 job forecast found that more U.S. companies plan to hire temporary and contract workers this year than last. The survey, conducted online by Harris Interactive, polled 2,201 hiring managers and human resource professionals from… Read more »