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How to eloquently explain gaps on a resume

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Like the glaring Fs on the report card of the adult world, resume gaps are viewed as imperfections on our work record. It happens to the best of us. One day you’re working, and the next day you’re sitting at home wondering, “What’s next?”

Maybe your gap is due to layoffs, or perhaps you decided you couldn’t take a certain aspect of your job anymore. Either way, they can be tough both while you’re in them and when you have…

Ace your next job interview by adopting this mindset

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If you’re looking for a job, chances are you’ve heard the standard tips: “Don’t underestimate the value of eye contact,” “Dress for the job you want” and, “Remember to smile.”

Every article on finding a job (not to mention every well-meaning friend and family member) seems to repeat these tips or other well-worn adages.

But often, hard skills aren’t enough to ace an interview and land a job. Instead, you should focus on a soft skill that can make or break your chances for success — a growth…

Job hunting? 170+ openings in New York, San Francisco, L.A. and more

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Are you looking for a new career? The Mashable Job Board is the ideal place to search for your next big move. More than 3,000 employers in tech and digital have posted on our board, and they’re looking to fill positions from Mashable‘s community.

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The majority of Americans lose sleep over money problems, survey says

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If you’re tossing and turning over financial woes at night, you’re not alone

62% of Americans lose sleep over financial problems including worrying about how to pay for retirement and education, a new survey from CreditCards.com shows.

The results showed that the most common money worry was the cost of retirement — with Americans between the ages of 50 and 64 saying they’re the most concerned about retirement costs….

The rewards and challenges of being a woman in the tech industry: A firsthand account

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This question originally appeared on Quora.

What is it like to be a woman working in the tech industry? I’m particularly interested in the experiences of engineers, but the question is open to any job function at a tech company (legal, administrative, executive, management, etc). Does the disproportionate gender ratio make for awkward situations?

Answer below by Quora user Rebekah Cox.

TL;DR: Being a woman in the tech industry is awesome if you love technology enough to push through the more…

How you can do less to achieve more in your career

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I was in a Starbucks this morning and looked around. Every single person I could see — dressed in his or her business finest — was perched in place, looking down at a phone. Swiping, texting, and furrowed brows galore

Being busy seems to be the national pastime. Just think: How many times have you picked up your cell phone at 11 PM and fired off responses to email? More is better — right?

Our always-on mindset may have deluded you into thinking that’s true, but research doesn’t agree….

4 secrets to negotiating your salary

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At some point during an interview process, the hiring manager will ask you, “How much are you looking for?” And while you want to respond with a competitive, yet reasonable and well-researched number, you end up blurting out a tongue-tied, “Uh, what you’re paying?”

And you end up getting paid, well, what they’re paying — which is almost always less than what you want (and often times, less than what is fair)

So, how are you supposed to answer that question? By taking note of these four key…

4 secrets to negotiating your salary

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At some point during an interview process, the hiring manager will ask you, “How much are you looking for?” And while you want to respond with a competitive, yet reasonable and well-researched number, you end up blurting out a tongue-tied, “Uh, what you’re paying?”

And you end up getting paid, well, what they’re paying — which is almost always less than what you want (and often times, less than what is fair)

So, how are you supposed to answer that question? By taking note of these four key…

170+ job openings in marketing, tech and more

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Are you looking for a new career? The Mashable Job Board is the ideal place to search for your next big move. More than 3,000 employers in tech and digital have posted on our board, and they’re looking to fill positions from Mashable‘s community.

Twice a week,

4 secrets to negotiating your salary

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At some point during an interview process, the hiring manager will ask you, “How much are you looking for?” And while you want to respond with a competitive, yet reasonable and well-researched number, you end up blurting out a tongue-tied, “Uh, what you’re paying?”

And you end up getting paid, well, what they’re paying — which is almost always less than what you want (and often times, less than what is fair)

So, how are you supposed to answer that question? By taking note of these four key…