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Honest Cover Letter Charms Wall Street

Summer internships on Wall Street can be difficult to snag, especially if you aren't related to one of the firm's senior executives.

But as an unnamed college student has proved, the really honest approach to job seeking can also work. His cover letter, in which he admits he has "no unbelievably special skills or genius eccentricities" and says he "no qualms about fetching coffee, shining shoes or picking up laundry," was immediately passed around the boutique investment bank he had applied, where it was praised as an instant classic.

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5 Utica Jobs That No Longer Exist

Utica has been a bustling hub of commerce for over 150 years. We've seen businesses come and go over the years. The area has remade itself first as a halfway stop on the Erie Canal then textile and manufacturing...

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What Workers Are Most Likely to Fall Asleep On the Job?

If you have a desk job, nodding off at your keyboard could get you a lousy performance review. But if you’re a transportation worker, on-the-job grogginess could actually put people’s lives at risk.

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Find Out What Job Buzzwords Like ‘Detail-Oriented’ and ‘Team Player’ Really Mean

At some point you’ve probably held a job that turned out to be unpleasantly different than you thought. As it turns out, though, the warning signs of what positions really entail might actually be right in the job postings.

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Banker Leaves One Percent Tip, Tells Waitress to ‘Get a Real Job’

The Occupy Wall Street crowd may have derided the so-called “one percent,” but someone is so proud to be in those upper ranks that he showed his disdain for the rest of us by tipping a restaurant server exactly — yes — one percent on a tab, and including a nasty note to boot.

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Would You Rather Have Higher Pay or Job Security? — Survey of the Day

In this economy, people are lucky just to have a job.

Which is perhaps why the majority of Americans would pick job security over higher pay, if given the choice.

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Is Money Really the Most Important Part of a Job?

The second annual Simply Hired Job Seeker Survey reveals that when it comes to our jobs, some things truly are more important than money.

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Weird Paying Jobs In China

There are some jobs every country has, such as a cook, a farmer and a shopkeeper. Then, there are some jobs that are unique to specific cultures. The Chinese happen to have a bunch of seriously weird jobs. So if you’re looking for some new work, these jobs might be for you!

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Top Jobs That Sound Bad, But Are Actually Really Cool

With unemployment hovering around nine percent, there are plenty of able-bodied people out there on the sideline, looking for work. Some might settle for terrible jobs, but honestly are these jobs that bad?

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Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images for 2011 Tribeca Film Festival
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Glamorous Dream Jobs That Aren’t That Great

Have you ever sat there and daydreamed about a dream job? Maybe you wanted to be an astronaut, or maybe a movie star. Sometimes these “dream jobs” aren’t as good as our fantasies.

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Mom Fired After Taking Time Off to Give Her Son a Kidney [VIDEO]

Claudia Rendon of Pennsylvania has had a tough year. First, her mother and uncle died, then her father was diagnosed with leukemia. As if that wasn’t enough, she later discovered her son, Alex, was in need of a kidney transplant.

Doctors found she was a suitable donor match, so Rendon took time off work to give Alex the kidney he needed. But when she tried to return to her job several weeks later, she found she’d been fired.

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The Most Satisfying Jobs

If you're thinking of changing careers, Yahoo.com has a list of the four most satisfying jobs in the United States. These jobs are based on opportunity, salary, flexibility, and how easy it is to advance your career.  Here's the rundown.

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