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    Steady Persistence: The Key To Making An Idea Reality

    Steady Persistence: The Key To Making An Idea Reality
    You all know of the famous expression that goes, “Rome wasn’t built in one day.” And you are tired of hearing it—you just want things to happen already. You want to make the big bucks and be successful. What’s the hold up for? That’s how I used to feel until I started carefully observing and analyzing people whose business ideas made ...
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    Job Hunting? Look for Constructive Criticism

    Job Hunting? Look for Constructive Criticism
    A willingness to pursue constructive criticism — even if it is painful — may be just as important as networking when it comes to landing work in a bleak Triad job market, according to employment officials. Many job-seekers struggle with three major roadblocks under their control — poor marketing, poor networking and poor mind-set — said Andy Chan, the vice president ...
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    A Little Empathy at Work Goes a Long Way

    A Little Empathy at Work Goes a Long Way
    In late 2008, Frank Kneller, the CEO of RainSoft, knew he’d have to lay off 25 percent of his workforce but made the decision to wait until after the Christmas holiday to make the cuts. The decision was not popular with his board that wanted immediate staff cuts. Kneller personally made the announcement to his workers about the layoffs, which went ...
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    How to Mention Unrelated Work Experience on Your Resume

    How to Mention Unrelated Work Experience on Your Resume
    Many candidates who come to us for resume help have the same question. They have years of professional work experience, but a lot of it isn’t relevant to the position they’re currently seeking. On the one hand, they don’t want to waste resume space detailing work that doesn’t relate to their application. On the other hand, they don’t want to omit ...
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    Rejuvenate Your Resume

    Rejuvenate Your Resume
    In a competitive job market, we have to do everything we can to make our resumes more attractive to hiring managers. This can be difficult for older workers, who fear that even if there's no bias (subconscious or conscious) against job seekers on the mature side of 40, a resume may make them look "overqualified" for the positions they want. Here ...
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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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    Management Lessons From the Olympics

    Management Lessons From the Olympics
    The Beijing Olympics were a rousing success from every angle. Despite the controversy over the women’s gymnastics and the few athletes who were caught using banned substances, the spirit of competition and national pride of each country was wonderful to see. Here’s my take on some of the headlines and what they would mean if the Olympics was one big multi-national ...
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    The Problem with Economic Predictions

    The Problem with Economic Predictions
    I know I may be asking a lot on this first Monday of the New Year, but if it’s at all possible you should take the endless economic forecasts for 2010 that will be pouring out of your radio, TV, newspaper and computer today with a grain of salt. The many prognosticators will be telling you what to expect out of ...
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    Ask the Career Expert: My Co-workers Make More Money

    Ask the Career Expert: My Co-workers Make More Money
    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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    Top 5 Things You Never Discuss at Work

    Top 5 Things You Never Discuss at Work
    SSHHH … I am a very lucky individual, meaning that I am fortunate enough to have one of those jobs that I actually enjoy, even look forward too. I know how rare that can be for young people so I do not say this lightly. When I was hired I can honestly say I was thrilled and looked forward to a ...
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    Top 5 Business Manners that Truly Matter

    Top 5 Business Manners that Truly Matter
    The knowledge of business etiquette applies to all, whether you’re a successful business executive or a recent college graduate just entering the business world. We can all use gentle reminders of how to behave appropriately in our day-to-day business life. There may be times when you find the adage true that “you don’t know what you don’t know”, so it behooves ...
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    How to Start Your New Job on the Right Foot

    How to Start Your New Job on the Right Foot
    Securing a new job is akin to a successful product launching! All the time spent running a well-organized marketing campaign and now the product is in the market. Well…you’ve landed your new job! As in the product launch, you want to continually work on product positioning and posturing for long term success, right? Likewise, you want to do so for your ...
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    Ask the Career Expert: Returning to Former Company

    Ask the Career Expert: Returning to Former Company
    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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    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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    4 Ways to Find a Job in This Economy

    4 Ways to Find a Job in This Economy
    Whether you are currently working and are looking to make a change, or you’ve lost your job and are eager to get back into the workforce, this is a challenging economic climate. You can find a job, but you need to do things that your peers are not. Let me share with you four things that will help you stand out: ...
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    6 Sloppy Speech Habits to Avoid

    You may look good on paper or in your suit, but if you're looking to nail your big interview, looks aren't everything. How you sound is often more important. But many job seekers let careless speech habits sink their chances of landing that plum job. The Bottom Line: You don't have to study elocution to speak well. Simply slow down, ...
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    The Do's and Don'ts of LinkedIn Etiquette

    The Do's and Don'ts of LinkedIn Etiquette
    For any career-minded college student or recent grad, having a profile on LinkedIn is basically expected in order to stay ahead of the game and network with peers, companies, and other professionals. As a member of this 65 million person network, not only do you get to shamelessly market yourself for the entire world to see, but you are able to ...
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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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    Killer #1: Leadership Without Inspiration or Guidance

    We once thought that leaders were born, not made. Now we know that leadership is truly a skill that people can develop. Leadership is the skill of getting people to “willingly do what you want them to do.” When you’re a leader people follow you because they want to, not because they have to. “People don’t quit their jobs, they quit ...
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    How to Change Careers Without Going Broke

    How to Change Careers Without Going Broke
    Is money keeping you from changing careers? If you’re like most would-be career changers, various money fears are keeping you stuck in your current position. The thing about money is that it holds so many layers of meaning for so many of you. People let money hold power over them. It keeps people from making decisions—big and small—because of preconceived faulty ...
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