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Raise your hand if someone you know was laid off in the last month. The odds are pretty good (meaning awful). Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that hiring slowed dramatically in March.

If youre planning to excel or at least survive in the working world youll need to transfer the skills youve been building through real life experience in school, on internships and at past jobs. These are essential skills so they apply universally to all jobs in all industries to all people.

Think before you speak is always a good policy and at work it's even more important. Saying the wrong thing to your boss can do serious damage to your career and some of the things bosses don't like to hear may surprise you. We checked in with some managers and came up with this list of nine phrases they strongly dislike and we'll tell you what you should say instead:

When you're searching for a job, landing an interview can feel like a huge success and it is, but for most open positions, the interview is only one step in a long hiring process.

Ever go on an interview only to be asked who would play you in a movie or if you were an animal, which one you'd be? While these oddball job interview questions may have you scratching your head, there's actually a method to the madness.

In a weak job market, you need to be motivated and willing to learn new skills to get yourself noticed.

A well-composed message makes your job easier and won't irritate your co-workers. Emails are key to communication in the office. Yet, as a rule, they are badly written. So by consistently sending sharp, well-composed electronic messages, you will make yourself stand out from the crowd. Take careful note of the following:

"Somewhere between 95 to 99% of resumes have stuff that shouldn't be on there," Eli Amdur, senior coach and adviser from the Amdur Coaching and Advisory Group, told us. "The general rule is if you put anything on there that distracts the reader from your real accomplishments, then don't do it. Resumes need to be concise and clear."

Want to go back to school online? It sure seems like a popular New Year's resolution these days.The National Center for Education Statistics estimates that 18.2 million students will be enrolled in online courses by 2013, which is up from 3.1 million online students a decade ago.

These are the factors that will help you find happiness at work. Choose to Be Happy at Work: Happiness is largely a choice. I can hear many of you arguing with me, but it's true. You can choose to be happy at work. Sound simple? Yes. But, simplicity is often profoundly difficult to put into action.

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