The Financial Diet

The 5 Biggest Reasons You Weren't Invited In For A Job Interview

“But why didn’t you at least call me? I would have explained!” That’s what Todd, one of my colleagues at a major news magazine, said when he discovered my past job was as a hiring editor at another publication. I had posted a job. He had applied. I clearly recall looking at his online application and hesitating. He sounded great — if only. (We’ll get to why he was rejected in a minute.) In retrospect, I realized he would have been a terrific hire, perhaps better than the superstar who landed t
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5 Ways to Tell the Absolute Truth at Work, Even When It’s Awkward

Everyone knows they shouldn’t lie — but everyone does. In fact, about 60 percent of people lie at least once, with the majority lying two to three times, during a 10-minute conversation, according to research by University of Massachusetts psychologist Robert S. Feldman published in the Journal of Basic and Applied Social Psychology. But aren’t lies needed to succeed in business? No. In fact, they could be preventing you from moving ahead, note executive coaches, HR managers and other business
10 Ways to Save Big on Renting Your Next Home

10 Ways to Save Big on Renting Your Next Home

It’s no secret that rents are high in many areas of the country. In recent years, high demand for rental properties — even among baby boomers — has driven up the costs. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t get a good deal, or at least avoid paying more than you should. Consider these tips for tracking down an affordable rental: Look for apartments where you will deal directly with the owner or a manager. Those landlords generally place a high value on long-term, reliable renters. They are