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New Jobless Claims Dip

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits dipped slightly last week, though not by enough to suggest that hiring is picking up.

Weekly applications for unemployment benefits declined 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 402,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the fourth drop in six weeks.

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5 Hot Jobs for Retirees

Looking for a job isn’t just a concern for those under 65. Retirees and those past the traditional age for calling it quits increasingly need or want to work. The challenge, of course, is finding suitable work in an economy with chronically high unemployment.

Here’s a look at five job categories with promising demand now — and in the years ahead — for retirees willing to tackle something different.

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5 Hot Jobs for Retirees

Looking for a job isn’t just a concern for those under 65. Retirees and those past the traditional age for calling it quits increasingly need or want to work. The challenge, of course, is finding suitable work in an economy with chronically high unemployment.

Here’s a look at five job categories with promising demand now — and in the years ahead — for retirees willing to tackle something different.

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5 Things You Should Never Say in a Job Interview

Job interviews are never easy. And they’re especially stressful when opportunities are so few and far between, with unemployment hovering at just under 10 percent. (More worrying, a third of jobless people are dealing with long-term unemployment.)

When you score a coveted interview, the single most important thing you can do is prepare and practice, by doing both a run-through with an industry-savvy friend, and recording yourself and then doing a self-review. This will help temper your nerves and help you work on weaknesses. Then, choose your words carefully once you’re in the room. Here are 5 things never to say to a hiring manager.

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3 Horrible Co-Workers (& How to Handle Them)

Do you have a cube-mate from hell? CBS News tells us how to neutralize him or her before you lose your sanity — and in the process, perhaps your job.

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