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    Networking Tips That Won't Blow Your Cover

    Networking Tips That Won't Blow Your Cover
    If you've got a job, you probably want to hold on to it until you find another one, even if it's less than ideal. But remember, in most states, employment is at-will, meaning you can be fired for almost any reason (so long as it is not discriminatory) -- including looking for a new position. So how can a job seeker ...
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    10 Tips for a Successful Business Dinner

    10 Tips for a Successful Business Dinner
    You know you've made it when you finally get to host a business dinner. You also know you really don’t want to blow it. Here are 10 simple tips for a successful business dinner that are sure to “wow” your client. 1. Define the mood. Your choice of restaurant, and whom you invite, will definitely set the tone for the dinner. ...
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    8 Do's and Don'ts to Landing a Temporary Job

    8 Do's and Don'ts to Landing a Temporary Job
    If you’re a highly qualified professional who has been unemployed for a while, you may eventually have to find a “Plan B” job to pay your bills until the job market improves and you can return to your preferred type of work. There’s no shame in that, but landing a temporary survival job can be harder than you think -- there ...
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    9 Memorable Questions to Ask at Your Interview

    9 Memorable Questions to Ask at Your Interview
    The landscape for job seekers today is more treacherous than at any other time in recent memory. In other words, if you want a job today, the hard work starts when you prepare for the interview. That means not just nailing the questions you are asked, but actually asking the kinds of questions designed to make the interviewer sit up and ...
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    Leadership Lessons from "Kings Speech" Director Tom Hooper

    Leadership Lessons from "Kings Speech" Director Tom Hooper
    The King’s Speech tells the incredible true story of Prince Albert, known familiarly as ‘Bertie’ but known to history as King George VI (and father of Queen Elizabeth II). A reluctant leader thrust on the throne after his brother’s abdication, Bertie’s challenges are magnified by a debilitating ‘stammer,’ a speech impediment widely perceived as rendering him unfit to be King. Now ...
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    6 Steps to Deal with Criticism

    6 Steps to Deal with Criticism
    Ever feel deflated after going through a critique with your boss? Do you feel personally assaulted when someone criticizes your work? Dealing with criticism can be difficult, but learning how to deal with it may be one of the most important skills you ever need. Being open to feedback improves communication in relationships and in the workplace. In her book How ...
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    Build a Great Working Relationship with Your Boss

    Build a Great Working Relationship with Your Boss
    One of the worst things you can do when you start your new job is to make your supervisor look bad for hiring you. After all, your boss is key to your current on-the-job satisfaction and to your future success in the organization -- and perhaps even beyond. If there ever were a relationship for you to invest in, this is ...
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    8 Tips for Better Email Cover Letters

    8 Tips for Better Email Cover Letters
    As the saying goes, you don't get a second chance to make a first impression. If you're doing a job search or resume submission via email, the first impression any employer will have is from your cover letter. Some tips for creating successful email cover letters are the same as for paper cover letters: Be professional, with correct spelling and grammar, ...
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    5 Ways to Keep Your Career Moving Forward

    5 Ways to Keep Your Career Moving Forward
    The adage says, "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush," and its wisdom is applicable to job seekers. It is usually far easier to find another job if you're already employed. But how can you ensure that the worst never happens to you -- that you're never left without a job and possibilities for your next opportunity? ...
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    5 Job Seeker Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

    5 Job Seeker Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)
    When it comes to your career, taking a long view is often wiser than working for short-term rewards, according to Ken Sundheim, a career coach and the founder and president of KAS Placement, a New York-based sales and marketing staffing agency. We asked Sundheim for more of tips on how to manage your career--here's what he had to say: The $5,000 ...
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    Self-Conscious Mistakes That Kill Your Career

    Self-Conscious Mistakes That Kill Your Career
    Dr. Lois Frankel, President of Corporate Coaching International, author and engaging public speaker, knows how to get things done. She has made a name for herself as a leadership coach for women, sharing her findings on The Today Show, Larry King Live, CNN, and Fox News. She has been featured in USA Today, People magazine, and The Wall Street Journal, ...
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    Should Bashing Your Boss on Facebook Be Legally Protected?

    Should Bashing Your Boss on Facebook Be Legally Protected?
    Employees have been criticizing their bosses since the beginning of time. Until the birth of social media, these conversations generally played out in lunchrooms or restrooms, around the water cooler, over a few cocktails at the local pub after working hours, and in the smoker’s circle outside the office building. Regardless if the criticisms were true or not, the context remained ...
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    6 Ways to Make Professional Connections

    6 Ways to Make Professional Connections
    No matter how talented or smart you are, if you can’t communicate effectively with others it will be difficult to get a job, retain clients, and have productive relationships. It's a delicate process. Communication can be a hectic two-way street with messages coming and going between sender and receiver. If you aren't paying attention, you'll miss a queue and in turn, ...
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    Do You Have a Work Spouse?

    Do You Have a Work Spouse?
    Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. George Bush and Condoleezza Rice. Stacy and Clinton. Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy. Whether in real life or reel life, work spouses are out there. You've seen them, right? Or maybe you're in such a relationship: Two people who spend most of their working hours together, behaving like a married couple. But despite subtle overtones of ...
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    5 Job Skills You Need In 2011

    5 Job Skills You Need In 2011
    This article lists 5 types of job skills in demand in 2011 – plus a bonus! Depending on your industry, certain skills are bound to trump others. But overall, what are employers looking for in an ideal candidate? According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Job Outlook 2011 survey, employers are looking for job candidates these top five ...
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    Job Termination and Your Resume

    Job Termination and Your Resume
    Your employer just let you go. You need to find another job, but how should you handle your termination on your resume? The days when you signed on with a company and stayed with it until retirement are gone. In today's climate, employers are much more understanding when they see a less-than-perfect work chronology. Follow these tips regarding losing your job ...
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    Working Mother's Best Companies for Women's Advancement

    Working Mother's Best Companies for Women's Advancement
    These first-ever Working Mother Best Companies for Women’s Advancement are dedicated to helping women secure the mentoring, networking and training they need to make it to the highest levels. Mentoring, career counseling, sponsorship and executive coaching are all on the menu at each of our Working Mother Best Companies for Women’s Advancement. Based on data gleaned from the Working Mother 100 ...
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    7 Steps to a Clutter-Free Office

    7 Steps to a Clutter-Free Office
    A cluttered office can waste valuable resources including time, money, and energy. Lots of time can be lost searching for files and papers, finding a telephone number, or really any essential piece of information when you desk and office are covered in piles of unlabelled and unorganised documents. Since time is money, anything that results in wasted time leads to wasted ...
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    6 Keys to Staying Motivated at a Job You Hate

    6 Keys to Staying Motivated at a Job You Hate
    Let's be honest, work for the most part, sucks. Even if you are part of the 20% of Americans who actually truly enjoy what they are doing, chances are likely that you would rather be doing something else. Job satisfaction rates are horrendous and one of the reasons is that people are slowly starting to realize that there is a better ...
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    Why You Shouldn't Lie on Your Resume

    Why You Shouldn't Lie on Your Resume
    Desperate times often call for desperate measures -- and in a brutal employment market, some job seekers may be tempted to falsify their work or education history in order to make themselves more attractive to potential employers. HireRight.com, a provider of on-demand employment background screening, recently found that 34 percent of job applicants lie on resumes. And when Yahoo! HotJobs recently ...
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