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    5 Foods to Avoid Before Your Interview

    [photo:94334] Congratulations, you landed an interview! In a lot of ways, interviews are like first dates. The goal of your interview, like the goal of your date, is to make the other person feel comfortable around you and excited to spend more time together. Obviously, it’s important that you don’t stink. March is National Nutrition Month so it’s a good ...
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    The Dot-com Mom

    The Dot-com Mom
    They run their businesses on everyone else’s schedules. Today’s “mompreneurs” do market research, line up publicity, and assemble purchase orders within little windows of time sandwiched between carpool, naptime, and grocery shopping. “It is multi-tasking at its finest,” explains Gabrielle DeSantis, co-owner with fellow mom Monica Hillman, of Gigi Hill Bags, a California handbag company that grew out of conversations shared ...
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    10 Free Resources to Start or Grow a Business

    10 Free Resources to Start or Grow a Business
    Thinking about starting a home business or side business? My tongue-in-cheek checklist might let you know if you are ready for it—or go through a "real" assessment to determine whether or not you are ready to start a business" (warning—it’s pretty conservative, so don’t let it discourage you from continuing to prepare yourself for entrepreneurship). So let’s say you’ve made the ...
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    Are You a Net-Worker or a Net-Beggar?

    Are You a Net-Worker or a Net-Beggar?
    As Executive Managing Director of two Northern California chapters of eWomenNetwork, and sponsor for three other chapters within the organization, I meet these two types of people all the time. And I see a distinct difference in the progress of their careers because of their approaches. Whether online or in-person, there are key characteristics that clearly differentiate net-workers from net-beggars. You’re ...
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    The Importance of “Staying in the Loop” at Work

    The Importance of “Staying in the Loop” at Work
    Information is power. Knowledge is power. At work, information and knowledge allow us to be at our best and contribute in a highly effective manner. We stay focused on the important, are fully aware of emerging issues and obstacles, and understand the “big picture.” Without timely information and knowledge, we end up working in a vacuum and we’re not hooked in ...
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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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    Resume Dilemma: Career Change

    Resume Dilemma: Career Change
    In a competitive job market, it's hard enough for job seekers on a steady career path to get their resumes noticed. If you are pursuing a new direction, it's all that much more difficult to convince hiring managers to take a chance on you. A common mistake career changers make is to use the same resumes that worked in their previous ...
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    My Grad Degree Didn’t Help My Career or Salary

    My Grad Degree Didn’t Help My Career or Salary
    I didn’t really mind working evenings, weekends, and almost every holiday when I was single, but once I met my future husband, I began to hate it. He worked normal hours and so we never had any time together. Instead of feeling an adrenalin rush when I heard details of a homicide or a police chase on the scanner in the ...
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    Look for Work in Troubled Times

    Look for Work in Troubled Times
    It's hard enough to job hunt in a thriving economy, but now, even the heartiest job seeker may be inclined to roll over and catch a few more z's rather than hit the streets. Don't quit looking before you start. Job hunting requires you to pull out all the stops and take the basics to a new level. You truly have ...
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    A Leader's Real Job Description

    A Leader's Real Job Description
    Jack Welch has his "4E" framework for what makes for a great leader: positive energy, ability to energize others, edge to summon the courage to make tough decisions, and ability to execute. The Welch framework is just one of many in the leadership literature. Leadership gurus from Warren Bennis to Ram Charan have their own well-known and well-advanced formulas. I humbly ...
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    Stay Cool At Work

    Stay Cool At Work
    We've all seen people lose their cool at work. Let's face it, we have all experienced getting angry at points in our career. The workplace is more complex and demanding than ever. Many of us depend on other people to do our jobs. Situations arise that we often cannot control. Plus we may have additional demands in our home life. Even ...
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    Write Your Way to Success

    Write Your Way to Success
    I am a speaker at heart and have always wanted to speak in front of groups of people. I never really thought I would become a writer. Somehow, when I try to write, the words don’t flow like when I speak! But when a publisher found me on LinkedIn, I was honored (and overwhelmed!) and agreed to write one chapter in ...
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    New Year, New Job Search Strategy

    New Year, New Job Search Strategy
    It's almost a new year and, for those who are unemployed, it may be a time for new job-hunting strategies. I've consulted with South Florida's job market experts to avoid the mistakes of yester-year and get off to a running start in 2010. Get back to basics If you haven't been getting interviews, it may be time to again review your ...
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    Get a Job Inflight

    [photo:103278] A routine interview question asked by a famous consulting firm is "Sell me the middle seat on an airplane." It's a great question-- who can conjure up any value in that pariah of a seat? Some answer, "It's the last seat on the plane-- take it or leave it." Others say, "You're only one seat away from the aisle." ...
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    Monster iPhone App: Find Jobs with Your iPhone

    Monster iPhone App: Find Jobs with Your iPhone
    Thanks to Monster's new app for the iPhone and iPod touch, your job search can be right in the palm of your hands at all times. Monster designed the app to be the perfect complement to its website experience, giving you access to the Monster account you've already created online--including your resumes, your favorite job searches, your apply history, and so ...
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    What to Do if You’re Being Bullied at Work

    What to Do if You’re Being Bullied at Work
    We all know that there are bullies at school. I bet you can still remember who they are from when you were growing up. And now if you’re a parent, you likely have taught your children what to do if someone tries to bully them. Unfortunately though bullies don’t go away once we graduate and many of us have been bullied ...
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    Prep for the "Tell Me About Yourself?" Question

    Prep for the "Tell Me About Yourself?" Question
    It's one of the most frequently asked interview questions: Tell me about yourself. Your response to this request will set the tone for the rest of the interview. For some, this is the most challenging question to answer, as they wonder what the interviewer really wants to know and what information they should include. Eleanor dreaded this question. When it was ...
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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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