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    Success Secret: Make Business Relationships Personal

    The most common mistake people make when building relationships for success is treating business contacts differently than personal friends. Just think for a moment about the people you work with on a professional level who are also close, personal friends. Aren't they always more forgiving when you slip up and more helpful when you're in need? Of course! I guarantee your ...
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    Are You an Entrepreneur at Heart? Go Out on Your Own with Your Current Employer's Help

    Are you dreaming of starting a business while you're logging time at a corporate job? You don't have to count the days until you can leave -- make the most of your position. You can leverage your corporate experience to sharpen the skills you'll need to launch your own business. For Twyler Jenkins, the 32-year-old founder of Chicago-based Creative Event Solutions, ...
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    Get Comfortable Wearing the Manager's Hat

    Your job description doesn't include the word manager, but sometimes you're forced to wear a manager's hat. You may find yourself hiring temps to help complete a project, or your department may grow and move you up the totem pole. Unfortunately for administrative professionals, many organizations don't train staff in management skills, yet companies pile on supervisory expectations. Part of the ...
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    How Do I Get into Management?

    MONSTER MEMBER MARILYN ASKS: I am a hard worker with my eye on the grand prize: A promotion into management within the next year. I graduated from college two years ago with a great GPA and two good internships under my belt, and I was hired right away into a midsize consumer products firm. When I was first hired, my new ...
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    Getting Women Up the Leadership Pipeline

    There's a lot of talk about the pipeline -- that magical conveyer belt that calls a select few up toward the top of organizations. The pipeline is critically important for women, who in most organizations are notably absent from it. This underrepresentation of eligible females is often cited as the excuse for everything from pay inequity and the shortage of women ...
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    Is "Older and Wiser" Only True for Men?

    Is "Older and Wiser" Only True for Men?
    Some experts say age discrimination can begin as early as when the worker turns 40. In 2001, outplacement firm Drake Beam Morin found that once workers reach their 50s, they might have to: p.(1)Take twice as much time to find a new job. p.(2)Move from large corporate environments to smaller businesses. p.(3) Settle for a lower salary if they change jobs. ...
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    Is Tech Work Gender-Blind?

    You can read stats and look at polls, but to uncover the truth about what it's like to be a woman working in the technology industry, you should go straight to the frontlines. Here's what a senior product manager at AOL, a network administrator, a software engineer and a senior developer at a startup Web development firm had to say about ...
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    Gender Wage Gap: Why it Exists, and how Women can Help Change It

    Gender Wage Gap: Why it Exists, and how Women can Help Change It
    There's no doubt about it: The gender pay gap has shrunk gradually in recent decades, but women in the US workforce still earn substantially less than their male colleagues. That's the consensus of advocates for women workers and the common conclusion of government reports on wages and salaries. Still, some observers contend, women's generally lower total earnings are a direct result ...
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    A Gender Paradox

    A Gender Paradox
    So how's this for a paradox: In 2000, women made up only 12.5 percent of corporate officers, 4.1 percent of top earners and 6.2 percent of top managers, reports Catalyst president Sheila Wellington in her book, Be Your Own Mentor. But recent research has shown that those organizations with the most women in top managerial positions are far more likely to ...
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    Be A Better Manager: Learn to Delegate!

    Be A Better Manager: Learn to Delegate!
    How do you find the time to develop your people? Delegation both frees up your time and can develop your people. It also increases productivity, morale and commitment. As the economy becomes more dependent on knowledge, managers need to delegate to be effective leaders. The number one reason for management failure is an inability to delegate. So, why don’t managers delegate? ...
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    Building Your Self-Confidence: How Not To Be Your Own Worst Critic

    Building Your Self-Confidence: How Not To Be Your Own Worst Critic
    In Corporate America, those with self-confidence succeed, while those who lack it have a much tougher time because others do not view them as leaders. In my work helping women succeed in business, I’ve found too many examples of very bright, talented women who lacked self-confidence. This lack of self-confidence was impeding their success to lead. Psychologists have found that, in ...
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    Why Organizations Need to Focus on Women

    Why Organizations Need to Focus on Women
    Most organizations recognize that they need to have gender equality in the workplace. So how are we doing in Corporate America in terms of women? A little over half (51%) of the nation’s managers and professionals are women. In spite of this, there are only 13 women CEOs in Fortune 500 companies (or 2.6%). Obviously, there is a discrepancy. Furthermore, some ...
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    Compressed Work Week: Pros & Cons of a Flexible Work Environment

    Compressed Work Week: Pros & Cons of a Flexible Work Environment
    Compressed workweek may be the flexible work arrangement to choose as part of your work-life balance management strategy. Carefully consider the personal pros and cons before deciding on this work option. A compressed workweek has you working 40 hours in fewer than five days. The most widely used schedule is 10 hour days for four days a week. Another arrangement is ...
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    Flexible Work: Which Option is Best For You?

    Flexible Work: Which Option is Best For You?
    Your home life, finances, and career goals will help you determine which work option is best for this phase of your life. Here’s an overview of the most common full-time and part-time flexible work arrangements to consider. [widget:522] Full-time Flexible Work Arrangements Flexible work options which retain your full-time income include flextime, telecommuting and compressed workweek. Flextime allows you a ...
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    No More Old Boys' Club: Women Move into Finance Careers

    No More Old Boys' Club: Women Move into Finance Careers
    Don't look now, but the old boys of finance have been slowly taking down their "no girls allowed" signs from their clubhouse doors. Women are making inroads into a field often associated with macho behavior and are doing so across a range of specific jobs, from sales to trading to administration. "Yes, I put up with a lot of ribbing from ...
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    Women Drawn to Marketing

    Women Drawn to Marketing
    Are you a woman with an MBA who's looking to rise to the top in marketing? It turns out marketing is the preferred occupation of many aspiring businesswomen. But the attraction extends far beyond traditional perceptions. And strong quantitative skills, a good education, and a strong role model can help convert that attraction into professional success. h4. Women Who Choose Marketing ...
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    Unique Networks for Women: How to Leverage What You've Got

    Unique Networks for Women: How to Leverage What You've Got
    Between two jobs, a 3-year-old son, a marriage, a house in mid-renovation and elder-care responsibilities, Susan Diachisin doesn't have the time to fill out a name tag, let alone attend events or make networking rounds at work. Lucky for her - and her career - she isn't afraid to network outside traditional arenas. Today, women are busier than ever. The silver ...
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    Career Advice: Should I Confront the Gender Gap?

    Career Advice: Should I Confront the Gender Gap?
    Q: "I’m about to complete an internal audit internship for a rather large company. The company just offered me a full-time job with a salary of $45,000. Although the job is entry-level, I’ve gotten nothing but excellent reviews from a senior who is notorious for being bad with her reviews. I also have a stellar academic record, which includes a 4.0 ...
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