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    How to Minimize Distractions at Work

    How to Minimize Distractions at Work
    Have you ever been right in the middle of something – a complicated email, a tricky paragraph of a report, a hunt for some vital figures – only for your concentration to be shattered? Maybe your work day seems to be a string of interruptions. Maybe your colleagues want to chat constantly, or people keep phoning with trivial issues, or your ...
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    The Ins and Outs of Exit Interviews

    The Ins and Outs of Exit Interviews
    Exit interviews are one of the last items on your to-do list as you leave a job. Though you might be itching to just finish the job already and say sayonara to a micromanaging boss or a position you've outgrown, human resources managers appreciate it when employees take the time to give a thorough and thoughtful exit interview. Here's how to ...
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    5 Ways to Have Better Judgment at Work

    5 Ways to Have Better Judgment at Work
    While working at a bank many years ago, I approved a $10,000 fraudulent transaction. When the FBI showed me pictures of the man who had pulled a fast one on me, I didn’t even recognize him. In fact, the whole situation was kind of a blur. At some point, they pulled the footage from the branch security cameras and, as I ...
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    LinkedIn Study: Name Impacts Your Career

    Want to know why you’re not a CEO? Turns out, it could be because you have the wrong name! A new study by LinkedIn reveals the most popular CEO names for men and women. More importantly, your name may also impact your career choice. There’s even evidence that people change their names (i.e. shorten their names or use nicknames), to better ...
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    Resume Tips from Leonardo DaVinci

    Resume Tips from Leonardo DaVinci
    Leonardo DaVinci was the ORIGINAL Renaissance Man. Below is a copy of a letter Leonardo sent over 600 years ago to the House of Sforza. Look closely, it’s his resume! Modern day job seekers can learn a lot from Leonardo! “Most illustrious Lord, having now sufficiently seen and considered the proofs of all those who count themselves master and inventors of ...
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    How Did She Land a Job So Fast?

    How Did She Land a Job So Fast?
    Recently a friend of mine was the victim of “downsizing.” Her position was eliminated and she had a short window of severance. Within a month, she had a new exciting job and never missed a paycheck. Another acquaintance lost his job on Wall Street as a result of the economy. He has been searching for almost 18 months and continues looking. ...
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    2011 Best Companies for Hourly Workers

    2011 Best Companies for Hourly Workers
    Tuition help, flexibility, health insurance and child-care help: These 12 Best Companies for Hourly Workers give employees what they need to balance work and family needs—and put their career on track. The 2011 Working Mother Best Companies for Hourly Workers application was created in partnership with Corporate Voices for Working Families, a Washington, DC–based nonprofit membership organization. It includes some 450 ...
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    Are You Better Than Your Boss at Her Job?

    Are You Better Than Your Boss at Her Job?
    In a recent Monster homepage poll, we asked, "Could you do your current (or most recent) boss's job better than he or she does?" Here's what you had to say: Of 3,032 U.S. respondents, 69.23 percent think they could outperform their boss (and more than half of those respondents would describe their boss as "incompetent"). And less than 12 percent think ...
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    Are You Underpaid?

    Are You Underpaid?
    Are you making as much money as you should be? If you've been pondering this question, you're not alone. A 2006 survey by staffing services company Randstad USA and Harris Interactive found that 39 percent of employees surveyed believe their salary is lower than market rates, up from 28 percent surveyed in 2005. Meanwhile, 50 percent of employers think the salaries ...
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    Why Single People Have to Work Harder

    Why Single People Have to Work Harder
    Single? You’re not alone. More than a quarter of American adults are living in a “nonfamily household,” according to the US Census Bureau. This can be loosely translated as no spouse, no kids, further translated in the workplace to mean: You have all the free time in the world to do extra work. Whether it’s “voluntary” overtime or the business trip ...
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    What Your Workspace Says About You

    What Your Workspace Says About You
    If you spend a lot of time at a desk, personalizing the space makes sense -- whether it's a private corner office or a shared cubicle. But just as your clothes and body language make an impression on others, your workspace gives coworkers and clients a distinct impression about you. Plants, books, artwork -- even your name plaque -- transmit clues ...
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    5 Ways to Explain a Spotty Work History

    5 Ways to Explain a Spotty Work History
    Is your employment history the kind we used to call "checkered"? Well, you're not alone, or even in the minority. People bounce around between jobs, industries and locations like crazy these days -- but the result can be that your resume makes you look confused, finicky or otherwise undesirable. Here are five ways to smooth out your career storyline and help ...
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    5 Tips for a Virtual Interview

    5 Tips for a Virtual Interview
    Looking for a job has changed a lot in the past ten years. For one thing, there’s less of a need to actually leave your house for a job interview. Inexpensive Web cams and videoconferencing tools like Skype mean that, nowadays, your first interview (or first couple of interviews) with a company may take place in front of your home computer ...
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    Best Fonts for Your Resume

    Best Fonts for Your Resume
    Are you in the middle of creating your resume but are stumped by which fonts to use? Of course, there are hundreds of fonts out there from which to choose, but not all are appropriate for use in a resume. Let’s take a look at the ones that are considered to be the best—and which ones are good to avoid. Serif ...
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    5 Tips for a Safe Online Job Search

    5 Tips for a Safe Online Job Search
    Think you’re safe job-searching online? Think again. Conducting a job search using the Internet has definitely transformed how job seekers contact hiring companies. The availability of copying and pasting a text version resume into a form at a company’s website [or uploading a Word file] has laid the foundation for an easier and more convenient job-search process. No longer does a ...
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    Emerging Jobs with High Salaries

    Emerging Jobs with High Salaries
    The latest directory of job titles from Occupational Information Network (O*Net) features a variety of new entries that many people have never heard of before. Some of these jobs -- at least the duties -- have been around in some form for a while. What's new is a "professional pathway" for these careers, according to employment expert and author Laurence Shatkin. ...
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    How to Translate Popular Job Descriptions

    How to Translate Popular Job Descriptions
    BEWARE: Job seekers aren’t the only ones who sometimes get creative when it comes to selling themselves (i.e. resumes and cover letters that have been, shall we say, “tweaked” to make a person look like the ideal candidate). Some employers have a tendency to use verbiage that makes their open positions sound better than they really are. Over the years, I’ve ...
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    How to Recover After Being Denied a Promotion

    How to Recover After Being Denied a Promotion
    You did everything right. You were accessible, you met every deadline, you handled every task and you even boosted the company's bottom line. That promotion you've been eyeing should be yours. Well, maybe not. Nearly everyone has been passed over for a job they "deserved." If and when that happens there are five important steps to take, according to career counselors. ...
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    10 Words and Phrases That Can Ruin a Resume

    10 Words and Phrases That Can Ruin a Resume
    Your resume needs an update—that is, if your resume is like those of most people, it’s not as good as it could be. The problem is language: most resumes are a thicket of deadwood words and phrases—empty cliches, annoying jargon, and recycled buzzwords. Recruiters, HR folks, and hiring managers see these terms over and over again, and it makes them … ...
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    How Healthy Is Your Network?

    How Healthy Is Your Network?
    If you needed to find a new job, how many people could you turn to for help? If the answer is "not many," you may need to upgrade your professional network. "Maintaining a network should be a routine part of your career-development strategy, not just something you turn toward in a career crisis," said Janet Civitelli, associate director of University Career ...
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