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5 Most-Read Career Stories of 2012


For many of us, the new year is a chance to start fresh. A clean slate can be as exciting as a blank sheet of paper or a full carton of Cherry Garcia. Still, we want to be sure we remember the lessons we learned in 2012. In that spirit, we decided to put together a list of the top five most-read blog posts from 2012. As we try to get used to writing 2013, take a look back at your favorites from the PayScale blog. 

1) 7 Stupid Statements That Can Sabotage Your Job Interview

Job interview expert Pamela Skillings lays out the seven things NOT to say at an interview. Want to land that job? Be sure you aren’t making these mistakes. 

2) 8 Reasons You Didn’t Get the Job

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Maybe you didn’t make any of the above mistakes during your interview. So what else went wrong? Here are eight common reasons you might not have landed that gig. 

3) 5 Signs Your Co-Workers are Dating

Office romance gossip is much more exciting than arguing about whose turn it is to clean the coffee pot, which might be why so many people read this story. Do you suspect your co-workers are more than just colleagues? Here are five ways to tell. 

4) 100 Best Jobs in America

PayScale partnered with CNNMoney to create this list of the 100 best jobs in the country, based on pay and growth opportunity. See if your job made the cut. 

5) Which MBA Route Pays Off Best? 

If you are considering heading to grad school this year, be sure to check out our infographic. We follow four common MBA paths to see which are worth the time, effort, and money. Check it out to find out if an MBA is the best choice for you. 

Tell Us What You Think

We want to hear from you. What were your favorite blogs from PayScale this year? Join the discussion in the comments. 

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