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    Whose Job Do You Want?

    Whose Job Do You Want?
    You have been working at your job for some time and have been told you are doing it well. Your performance reviews are very good but your raises are somewhat disappointing, and you see others getting promoted. You ask yourself, what am I doing wrong? The problem is not what you are doing but what you are NOT doing. To move ...
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    Spring Cleaning for Your Resume

    Spring Cleaning for Your Resume
    Spring is in the air. It's the time of year when you wipe off the winter dust and let the sun shine in. Before you get all excited (yeah, right) about tackling the filth in your home, grab your resume and a pen. The first cleanup project this year should be your resume. The Look Whoever says looks don't matter hasn't ...
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    How We Waste Time at Work

    How We Waste Time at Work
    Corporate America has long been a source of fodder for comedians, anti-establishment naysayers, and even 9-to-5 workers themselves. Just this morning, as I waited for the bus alongside a cluster of other women, all of us wearing nearly identical black coats and sporting similar bags both on our shoulders and under our eyes, I watched a strapping young EMT with dreadlocks ...
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    5 Ways to Anger Hiring Managers

    5 Ways to Anger Hiring Managers
    One of the worst things you can do during your job search is annoy the hiring manager at the company for which you want to work. Not only will it probably ruin your chances at landing the job at hand, but also you probably won’t be considered for future positions, either. 1. Being ungrateful when you don’t get the job It’s ...
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    10 Fun Ways to Beef Up Your Resume

    10 Fun Ways to Beef Up Your Resume
    The word "fun" isn't usually associated with looking for a job. Even in the best of circumstances, being unemployed or underemployed can be scary and stressful. But in any job search, keeping a positive attitude is important. So in addition to refining your resume and assiduously applying for jobs, consider these pursuits that can not only be lots of fun but ...
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    7 Simple Ways to Get the Hiring Manager's Name

    7 Simple Ways to Get the Hiring Manager's Name
    How does one go about getting the name of someone in human resources or the name of a hiring manager? Job listings posted all over the place simply read: No phone calls and direct résumé to BD or some other letter combination at some post office box or no-reply e-mail address. Getting a name is like pulling a needle from a ...
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    How to Prove You Deserve a Raise

    How to Prove You Deserve a Raise
    Getting a raise is one of the quickest ways to improve upon your financial picture.. A few minutes of conversation can lead to a pay increase that you will enjoy year after year. Most of us think that getting a raise is about asking at the right time or framing the question in a certain way. We worry about coming across ...
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    6 Style Tips for Interview Success

    6 Style Tips for Interview Success
    In a tight job market, what you wear to an interview could be the difference between getting an offer and getting rejected. "By not really investing in your appearance, it can actually cost you the job," says New York City-based image consultant and personal stylist David A. McKnight. "Nine out of 10 employers say, when all else is equal, they select ...
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    How Not to Fail on Your First Day

    How Not to Fail on Your First Day
    Congratulations! Your resume made it to the top of the pile and you survived the interview. Now that you’re an official employee you must pass the hardest test of all: your first day on the job. Over the years, many young professionals have stumbled on their first day because of fear and anxiety. These problematic behaviors are often caused by belief ...
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    How Flexible Should You Be When Accepting a Job?

    How Flexible Should You Be When Accepting a Job?
    In tough times, job seekers are often advised to be flexible about issues from commute length to salary to job title. But while it's true that you have to be realistic, some compromises may end up hurting you more than they help. "I don't believe that you just cave and take anything," said Mary Jeanne Vincent, a career coach in Monterey, ...
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    Answers to the "Why Should We Hire You?" Question

    Answers to the "Why Should We Hire You?" Question
    his is another broad interview question that can take you down the wrong road unless you've done some thinking ahead of time. This question is purely about selling yourself. Think of yourself as the product. Why should the customer buy? The Wrong Track Spencer answers by saying, "Because I need and want a job." That's nice, but the bottom line here ...
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    10 Ways to Make Sure You Stay Unemployed

    10 Ways to Make Sure You Stay Unemployed
    The following are 10 true stories. These have all happened to me or my colleagues over the years as hiring managers. I know the job search process can be hard to maneuver. Add the fact there’s a whole set of “new rules” you need to follow to get employers to even want to hire you and a job seeker can feel ...
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    4 Presentation Hints for a Good Job Interview

    4 Presentation Hints for a Good Job Interview
    As political candidates answer endless variations of the same questions in pursuit of elected office, we can't help but be reminded of our own often-torturous experiences on job interviews. If, like the candidates, we could review our performances on tape, what might we see? Watch and Listen to Yourself "Verbal fillers are the No. 1 problem," says Randy Bitting, cofounder of ...
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    Food for Thought on Lunch Interviews

    Food for Thought on Lunch Interviews
    Dining out is usually associated with pleasure and relaxation -- except when you're being interviewed for a job while you're eating. There are many reasons why an employer will choose to conduct an interview over lunch. "A hiring manager may not want office staff to know the company is hiring for a particular position," says career strategist and workplace consultant J.T. ...
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    4 Ways to Get Killer Letters of Recommendation

    4 Ways to Get Killer Letters of Recommendation
    For many, attempting to get someone to write a letter of recommendation for school or a new job can be an extremely intimidating experience. Especially for those who fear rejection, don't easily accept compliments, or just don't like tooting their own horn. However, like filling out an application or writing a resume, getting someone to write a letter of recommendation is ...
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    How to Find a Low-Stress Job

    How to Find a Low-Stress Job
    Chronic job stress, which the World Health Organization has called a "worldwide epidemic," is not the occasional aggravation of a dysfunctional copier or an annoying coworker. It's the energy-draining, psyche-straining, day-to-day mental grind that results in accidents, insomnia, irritability, fatigue and an overall lower quality of life. But work doesn't have to stress you out. There are dozens of low-stress jobs ...
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    How to Get on Your New Boss' Good Side

    How to Get on Your New Boss' Good Side
    In business today, there can be any number of reasons why a boss might lose power. She could be toppled in a coup and forced to leave. She could be squeezed out as the result of a merger or acquisition. Or managers even higher up the food chain might be disgruntled that your boss isn’t making her numbers. While you may ...
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    How Employers Can Recruit (and Retain) Working Mothers

    How Employers Can Recruit (and Retain) Working Mothers
    As a career coach and organizational-development consultant working with many new parents, I hear the stories everyday from passionate, driven professionals: from a woman who can’t take a day off to be with her kids without the blackberry constantly buzzing; or from working mothers who hide on the floor of their offices, backs against the door, when it is time to ...
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    10 Questions to Create Your Career Vision

    10 Questions to Create Your Career Vision
    Have the last few years been cruel or kind to you, professionally speaking? Even if your career didn't take a hit, the recent economic tumult may have you quaking in your boots over the future. "Your career is long," says career coach Deborah Brown-Volkman. "Some people work for 40, 50 or 60 years. Don't get stuck in the here and now ...
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    Most Powerful Moms in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

    Most Powerful Moms in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
    For all of the bunk that women aren’t interested in careers in math or science the numbers of women entering STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Math] careers has been quietly growing. According to the National Science Foundation, the number of female science and engineering doctorate recipients increased by 36.1% from 2003 to 2008. Women stars in STEM have also been getting ...
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