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    Working Moms: The Kids Are Fine

    Working Moms: The Kids Are Fine
    Working moms, you can breathe that sigh of relief now: A study drawing from 50 years of research supports what most of us have known all along: In spite of well-publicized reports to the contrary, infants and toddlers with working moms grow up to be just fine. The study, which appears in the American Psychological Association's publication, Psychological Bulletin, looked ...
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    Find the Right Career for You

    Find the Right Career for You
    Feeling like you are no longer passionate about your career? Do you wonder if you are in the right career? Want a change of pace? You need to find what your career destiny has in store for you! In order to find the career that’s right for you, you need to analyze your work skills and learning style, define your true ...
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    Ask the Career Expert: "Land a Seasonal Job"

    Ask the Career Expert: "Land a Seasonal Job"
    Being new to the workforce isn't easy. Let Excelle help you! We're delighted to introduce a new weekly column by venerated career expert, J.T. O'Donnell, founder of Careerealism.com. 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 ...
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    When Men Cross Boundaries at Work

    When Men Cross Boundaries at Work
    Rachel Pomerance | Little Pink Book The subject of a recent interview told me to call him if I felt like hooking up later. 
 
But he was a 90-year-old Texan, with a smirk of mischief, a hankering for a drink and a thrill at the ridiculousness of his transgression. Was I threatened or insulted? Of course not. I shot him ...
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    All Mentors Are Not Created Equal

    All Mentors Are Not Created Equal
    Has your career stalled? Do you want to try something new and don’t know where to start? Do you have a problem at work that you need to talk to someone about? Do you wonder if there’s something more you should be doing to get promoted? Are you struggling with work life balance? When I go to conferences and others ask ...
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    6 Ways to Find Your Voice at Work

    6 Ways to Find Your Voice at Work
    I know so many amazing professionals who often tell me speaking up at work is a challenge. It’s not they don’t have opinions—they certainly do! And it’s not because they don’t have the smarts—these folks are the best and the brightest. But they still have an incredibly difficult time expressing themselves in the workplace. So today’s post is all about finding ...
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    How to Successfully Network Online

    How to Successfully Network Online
    Diane K. Danielson | Little Pink Book Whether you're networking via e-mail, social networks, blogs or message boards, here are 15 tactics to ensure that your online efforts create some real-life results. E-mail Networking (or How to Avoid the Delete Button) Know your audience. Are they e-mail or phone people? You never want to force an e-mail person into a phone ...
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    6 Steps to Tackle Procrastination

    6 Steps to Tackle Procrastination
    Is there something you're procrastinating in your life now? For example, • Finishing your work • Getting a new job you're passionate about • Looking for your soul mate • Losing weight • Starting a business Procrastination is one of the biggest time wasters in life. When we procrastinate, we waste away valuable free time and put off important tasks we ...
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    How to Safely Dump Your Tech Trash

    How to Safely Dump Your Tech Trash
    During the holidays this year, many lucky folks will be treated to new iPods, computers, televisions, cameras, and electronic gadgets and gewgaws. But all that consumer buying power and technical innovation has led to an unimagined side effect: millions of tons of electronic waste generated by our constant need for newer, better, and upgraded gear. The EPA reports that two million ...
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    Why Goals Are the Secret to Your Success

    Why Goals Are the Secret to Your Success
    Whether you’re just starting your business, or celebrating your 5th, or 25th anniversary, writing down your goals is probably the single most important thing you can do. Think that sounds far fetched? Think again. Without goals, we don’t know where we are going. If we don’t know where we are going, how we will ever get there? “Without goals, and plans ...
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    Get the Best of the Office Backstabber

    Get the Best of the Office Backstabber
    Joanne Gordon | Little Pink Book After working for years in women-dominated offices in the software industry, Julia Hutton had had enough. "I saw so many things that were extremely counterproductive," says Hutton, referring to, for instance, female colleagues who spent more time talking about her "creative" clothing than her job performance. "The better I did, the more threatened others became, ...
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    How to Speak Up in a Meeting

    How to Speak Up in a Meeting
    How many times have you sat through a meeting with something brilliant to say but never knowing quite when to say it? Or realized half way through the meeting that your colleague who spoke up said something completely erroneous? Or worse yet, found yourself nodding and smiling in agreement while wondering what in the world the discussion at hand was actually ...
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    Temping: An Option for Older Workers

    Temping: An Option for Older Workers
    According to government data, 40 percent of workers older than 55 were in the workforce as of February 2010 -- up from just 29 percent in 1993. This trend reflects the need for many older workers to either stay in or rejoin the workforce to beef up their retirement income. In a survey released in 2004, about one-third of pensioners age ...
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    Resume Tips for Temps

    Resume Tips for Temps
    Temporary employment is becoming increasingly popular with both workers and employers. Workers are realizing that they can enjoy good pay and diverse work environments, while companies see value in hiring temp workers to fill short-term vacancies or handle special projects. Temporary employment is available in a variety of fields for staff at all levels. Temporary work does present certain resume ...
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    Temp Work Can Have Permanent Benefits

    Temp Work Can Have Permanent Benefits
    Maybe you're about to graduate into the real world with little or no work experience. Or maybe you're feeling clueless about what career you should pursue or what type of organization you should work for. Or perhaps you just plain need to earn some money to pay for school, rent and food. Whatever your particular circumstances, temping -- doing short-term work ...
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    Ask the Career Expert: "I'm Being Sexually Harassed at Work."

    Ask the Career Expert: "I'm Being Sexually Harassed at Work."
    Being new to the workforce isn't easy. Let Excelle help you! We're delighted to introduce a new weekly column by venerated career expert, J.T. O'Donnell, founder of Careerealism.com. 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 ...
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    How to Survive a Male-Dominated Workplace

    How to Survive a Male-Dominated Workplace
    Like many of you, I entered the work force early. Waitressing, teaching aerobics and police dispatching helped pay the bills in college, and at age twenty one I became a cop. In the early years of my career I was focused on learning the job, staying alive and like many female cops, trying to become “one of the boys.” After 29 ...
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    Jumpstart Your Career with JobSTART 101

    Jumpstart Your Career with JobSTART 101
    On November 1, Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of the leading U.S. companies, and [widget:related_reads__interview_1]
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    Successful Ways to Spice Up Your Business Cards

    Successful Ways to Spice Up Your Business Cards
    At just 3.5 x 2 inches in size, a proper business card functions as a pint-sized professional billboard for showcasing your skills. But in this digital age do college kids need them, or are they just relics from our parents’ generation? For the class of 2011, entering the job market seems almost as terrifying as moving back in with our parents ...
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    Top 7 Tips for a Better Blog

    Top 7 Tips for a Better Blog
    Note: This is a guest post I wrote for How-to-Blog a new blog seeking to empower and inspire successful bloggers. Check them out on Twitter and you can read my original post here. Whether you’re a seasoned blogger or just getting started, How-to-Blog is a must read! I have been blogging on and off since 2005, but never stuck with it ...
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