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savings-accountBy J.T. O'Donnell I've always said there's a silver lining to every situation - a recession is no exception. When times get tough, smart companies get creative. They recognize an opportunity to create brand awareness and improve customer satisfaction and loyalty. A great example is Hyundai. They just started a program that pays you to buy their car. Better still, if you lose your job, you get to give the car back without any hassles so you can save your credit rating. Now that is impressive! So here's OUR deal: We've decided to help all you career savvy people by offering a new service. Every Tuesday, we are going to send out the 'Career Savey' newsletter. In it will be 5 new deals we think you'd like to know about. Yes, our team will be scouring the internet weekly to find deals we feel are worthy of sharing with our readers. The goal? To let you in on the best money-saving tools and resources available during these tough economic times. We figure those of you who are either unemployed or worried about your finances will appreciate the inside scoop on these discounted products and services. Better Still - If you recommend a great deal (send the info to customer_service@workitdaily.com) and we choose to include it on our newsletter, you will get a free subscription to CAREEREALISM University - our career management course that is catapulting the professional success of participants via our innovative career strategy program. So, if you'd like to get our weekly newsletter with the top 5 career savey deals of the week, simply sign up below: Email Marketing by iContact

When most people think of Nike, they think of shoes, retail stores, and, of course, athletes. That's all true, but there's more. Behind Nike's walls, you'll find the doers and thinkers who design, create, and innovate every day. There are also data scientists who discover and leverage athlete insights to create the future of sport.

You might be surprised to learn about the impact you can have in Data & Analytics at Nike versus at a major tech giant. Nike employees get to work on a wide array of challenges, so if you're obsessed with math, science, computers, and/or data, and you love sport, these stories may inspire you to work at Nike.

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Employee loyalty is something every company longs for. It's estimated employee turnover costs as much as 130-200% of an employee's salary. When a talented, knowledgeable, trained employee leaves, it's bad for business. And, when lots of them leave, it can be the kiss of death.

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the interview situation one of our viewers, Remi submitted. He was in an interview and was asked the question: How many cows are there in Canada right now? - What a weird question but this is a technique that some hiring managers are using these days.

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Kevin submitted. He is a college student who's working a part time job to make ends meet. The manager/owner of the company has become a micro-manager who watches him work on camera and reads his company emails. A bit over the top wouldn't you say?

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All work and no play can create a tense and unwelcoming environment. Studies have shown that employers that offer additional perks have employees that are happier and more loyal to their place of employment. If you are looking for an employer that acknowledges how important it is to give its employees a place to de-stress and bond with their co-workers, check out these companies!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if you worked for an owner who micro-manages you my watching you work on camera and reading through your company emails.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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