Your Office Coach: New boss reluctant to delegate tasks

QUESTION: After my boss was promoted, our director asked if I would handle her responsibilities until he could find a replacement. I had no interest in the position myself, but was glad to help out. For six months, I did most of her tasks as well as my own.

Balancing Act: The secret weapon behind work life balance

We all struggle for work life balance, but most of us don't realize that sometimes the path toward achieving might be something so simple.

Liz Reyer: Financial planner needs to manage stress

Question: I've been developing some stress-related health issues and am wondering what to do. Changing jobs isn't an option.

Technical schools expanding to meet new needs

In one of the newest and fastest-growing secondary schools in Chester County, teacher Katie Smith was demonstrating proper technique to 16-year-old Courtney Draper and 18-year-old Scott Persing - with a big assist from Dwight.

Advocates seek to help trade school students burned by debts

Janice Peete-Bey didn't stay long at the Baltimore trade school where she enrolled 25 years ago, leaving after the class seemed useless. But the student loan debt from her non-education haunts her to this day.


See how your resume compares to other job seekers that have applied for the same position

Ever send a resume to an employer and feel like it was lost in a black hole? According to a Personified survey of 250,000 job seekers, nearly 60 percent of job applicants reported they never received a response from employers they recently applied to for a job. CareerBuilder launched a free tool this week called hireINSIDER that helps to remove some of the guesswork from the application process by enabling job seekers to see how they stack up against other applicants for a job. By getting an inside peek into the qualifications of other candidates, job seekers are able to better assess if they are a viable candidate for the job and the likelihood of an employer contacting them.

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Website Makes Finding a Job in Dallas Easy

As a Dallas job seeker, finding the right job position means starting at the right website. There are ways to make your Dallas job search a little bit easier. Here are 10 tips from career experts to simplify your job search:

1. Learn how to get past the generic HR inbox

Typically e-mailing your résumé human resources or filling out an online application means it will get short shrift once opened on the other end. Most of the time it's being pre-screened by a software program for keywords that correspond with the job requirements. "People need to understand what an applicant tracking system is, what it looks for and how to maximize the odds that your résumé will pass through the [system], and move on to human eyeballs," explains Jenny Foss, a career expert who blogs.

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