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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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    FYI : You Can't Get There Alone

    For each and every thing you want to achieve in life -- whether it's landing a job, earning a raise or promotion or finding lifelong romance -- there will be at least one person on the other end deciding whether you will achieve it and probably more than one person contributing to your cause. Everything we do can only be accomplished ...
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    How to Reply to Objections to Your Request for a Flexible Work Arrangement

    How to Reply to Objections to Your Request for a Flexible Work Arrangement
    How ready are you with well-scripted answers to each objection your manager may have in response to your proposal for a flexible work arrangement? You may be tempted to skip this step. Don’t. It’s like not being ready for a job interview. Related Links Pull your weight on your job. Find the right degree here. Scholarships can help you earn a ...
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    Recognize Your Needs: A Recipe for Success

    Recognize Your Needs: A Recipe for Success
    Last week, we got rid of some of your brick wall obstacles to success. This week, we’re going to look a little closer as to why that brick wall was there in the first place, clearing the rubble away for you to throw your victory flag into the ground and embrace your success! We all have five basic needs that we ...
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    6 Bathroom Etiquette Tips for the Office

    6 Bathroom Etiquette Tips for the Office
    You spend eight-plus hours at work every day, so you can assume that nature will call at least once during your day. Besides your desk, the office bathroom is where you might spend the most time during the workday. Since you spend so much of your day there, the office bathroom should be a comfortable, approachable place. Make sure you are ...
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    Break Into These 7 Booming Industries

    Break Into These 7 Booming Industries
    So you want to be a millionaire. You dream of going from rags to riches with money to spare. You brainstorm ideas, searching for the one that's going to catapult you to success and add six zeros to your bank balance. Though we can't do the work for you, we can direct you down some promising paths. Here are seven industries ...
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    25 Careers That Will Pay More

    25 Careers That Will Pay More
    As 2010 comes to a close and we embark upon the year 2011, many of us may be wondering what the new year will have in store for us. A new job? A new boss? New responsibilities? A bigger paycheck? A smaller paycheck? With the current status of the U.S. economy, it’s impossible to pin down exactly what will happen in ...
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    11 Writing Mistakes Even Smart People Make

    11 Writing Mistakes Even Smart People Make
    Professional writers often worry that their work is unnecessary. After all, can't anyone with even a basic education write? The answer: no, they can't. Even college graduates don't seem to be learning composition basics. Of course not everyone is going to be the next Mark Twain, but career success does depend on looking professional. Sure, some clients, coworkers, or resume readers ...
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    Most Scandalous Workplace Hookups

    Workplace romances are hardly uncommon. After all, you're probably clocking in more hours at the office than at home. It's easy to develop close on-the-job relationships that can take a romantic turn. But what often starts as a titillating romp in the supply room can quickly turn into a train wreck, endangering your career and your future. Are you willing ...
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    Ask the Gen Y Expert: How to Transition into Management

    Ask the Gen Y Expert: How to Transition into Management
    Being new to the workforce isn't easy. Let Excelle help you! We're delighted to introduce a new weekly column by venerated Generation Y career expert, Lindsey Pollak. She'll be taking member questions each week, on topics ranging from finding your first job, to getting a promotion and managing office politics. Submit your question here. This week, a community member wants to ...
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    Why Women Make Great Free Agents

    Think you'd make a great free agent? Author and entrepreneur Joline Godfrey believes that choice could be right for you. In her book Our Wildest Dreams: Women Entrepreneurs Making Money, Having Fun, Doing Good, Godfrey writes about all kinds of women who've gone out on their own -- everyone from Anita Roddick of the Body Shop to two female crane operators ...
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    Culture Club: How Executives Fit (Or Don't)

    Culture Club: How Executives Fit (Or Don't)
    The ability to consistently marry compelling corporate leadership opportunities with the right executive is what distinguishes the best headhunters and employers. An individual's fit—or misalignment—with the organization's mission, culture, and workforce will quickly dictate how both the company and the executive perform. Yet a well-documented decline in executive tenure, and the damage done by misfit leaders, suggest cultural compatibility remains a ...
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    Are You Picking the Wrong Goals?

    Are You Picking the Wrong Goals?
    I love goals. You don’t need goals to be happy or successful but I believe you need them to achieve your full potential. Without goals you wander through life with no direction. Goals make you think about what you want and help you plan to achieve it. Today, I’m going to talk about personal goals and in a later post, I’ll ...
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    6 Essential Work Strategies for Night Owls & Early Birds

    6 Essential Work Strategies for Night Owls & Early Birds
    For night owls and early birds, the traditional 9-to-5 workday can be agonizing. The exhausted night owl drags herself bleary-eyed into the office every morning, while the chipper early bird finds her energy waning well before quitting time. But there are ways to cope. Experts offer these workplace survival strategies for those with body clocks out of sync with their employers' ...
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    Melting? 5 Steps to Prevent Burnout

    Melting? 5 Steps to Prevent Burnout
    Working women often epitomize the expression “burning the candle at both ends.” This is due to the fact that the typical work day is not even close to 9 to 5. Not only because a lot of working women work overtime, but also because most working women juggle their work responsibilities with those of managing the household and caring for the ...
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    Stalk Your Way to a New Job

    Stalk Your Way to a New Job
    The internet has made stalkers out of all of us. You know exactly what I'm talking about. But instead of stalking your ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend, consider using your newfound detective skills for more productive (i.e. less emotionally jarring) purposes, like snagging the job of your dreams. Interested in a company and need to find a person to contact? Google away. Trying ...
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    15 Companies Hiring Now

    Times are tough. And these days, it seems like everyone is looking for a job. But don't be discouraged by all the depressing news. Work smarter not harder. How? You just need to know where to look. Luckily, Excelle's done the research for you. We've identified fifteen companies that are hiring near you -- even now! Read the descriptions then ...
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    6 Outrageous Hiring Practices

    From the downright crazy, to the just plain fun, hiring practices sure are getting interesting. Some companies turned to virtual reality to recruit new employees, while others weeded out weaklings by raising the stakes – literally. But do some of these new hiring methods cross the line? Are HR departments taking advantage of a sour economy and desperate job seekers? ...
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    What Makes You Think You Can't Have It All?

    What Makes You Think You Can't Have It All?
    During my second year of college, I got married. Eyebrows raised, questioning began. “What are you thinking? Are you sure you want to get married?" “Do you know what it means to get married? Do you know what marriage is?" "I Feel sorry that you are getting married so young. You are missing out on life.” "How many men have you ...
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    Interview With Your First Impression in Mind

    Interview With Your First Impression in Mind
    It takes less than 6 seconds to leave a first impression. It is said that we ought not judge a book by its cover, but come on, isn’t it the color, the design, the layout and title that draws us to pick up a book we've never heard of before? Notice what you make up about a person when you are ...
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