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    5 Foods to Eat Before Your Interview

    [photo:94331] You are what you eat, so when it comes time for your interview, what can you eat that will make you alert, calm, focused, and quick thinking? We’ve spoken to experts and done our share of research to compile a list of foods that are essential to interview success. Remember — be sure to eat your meal at least ...
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    9 Ways Women Sabotage Their Careers

    9 Ways Women Sabotage Their Careers
    Very few people doubt the corporate deck is stacked against women to some degree. Still, you can sabotage your own career through errors made in the name of doing well or doing more. Here are nine career stoppers that can prevent you from advancing in your career. Do any of them figure into your modus operandi? 1. Flirting with Men to ...
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    How to Prove You Deserve a Raise

    How to Prove You Deserve a Raise
    Getting a raise is one of the quickest ways to improve upon your financial picture.. A few minutes of conversation can lead to a pay increase that you will enjoy year after year. Most of us think that getting a raise is about asking at the right time or framing the question in a certain way. We worry about coming across ...
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    5 Interview Types and How to Ace Them

    All interviews were not created equal. Depending on the role, the industry and the ruthlessness of your potential employer, you may encounter one – or a combination – of the common interview types. Each one is unique, and demands a tailored approach to its preparation. Lucky for you, we've identified the five most common interview methods. We'll give you the ...
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    Why Men Still Make More Money

    Why Men Still Make More Money
    Let's face it ladies. The fight’s not fair in the business world. We may be picking away at the salary gap but we still only earn 77 cents to every man’s dollar, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And despite filling more seats at business school, fewer than 3 percent of Fortune 1000 CEOs are women. So how does bias run ...
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    Would You Leave Your Job For a 10% Raise?

    Would You Leave Your Job For a 10% Raise?
    Have you ever been courted for a similar job you already do? What kind of incentives would it take for you to leave your job for the same position at a competitor's company? What would you consider the mitigating factors? Salary? Your integrity? The Gen@Work panel received this letter recently: Dear Gen@Work, I started a new job three months ago. A ...
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    10 Warning Signs of a Toxic Boss

    10 Warning Signs of a Toxic Boss
    We've all heard stories about the nightmare of working for a toxic boss. Some of us have even had the unique displeasure of doing so ourselves. Red flags to such behavior often appear as early as the interview process. We've compiled 10 warning signs of a toxic boss. Watch for them in the interview and you might be able to avoid ...
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    The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success

    The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success
    Ah, the dreaded cover letter. You may know what you should do and shouldn’t do, but when it comes to sitting down and actually writing it — where to even begin? Should you even bother? If the job listing specifically says to submit a cover letter, then you must! You don’t want to penalize yourself immediately by not following directions. Unless ...
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    How to Refer a Friend for a Job

    How to Refer a Friend for a Job
    Finding a job is no easy task. Thankfully you’re employed, but it’s hard to watch your buddy network, scour job boards, send updated resumes, and… still not get a single call back. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could nudge her through the door at your company with a glowing reference? Definitely! But beware, oh gracious pal. Putting in a good ...
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    5 Tips for Making Office Friendships Work

    5 Tips for Making Office Friendships Work
    If you've worked with the same company for several years, you've probably built many friendships. Some of your coworkers might be close friends, while others are individuals with whom you might share a weekend story on Monday morning. A friendship at work can become a powerful networking tool or a toxic relationship. What works best when you are in a leadership ...
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    5 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Job Search Results

    5 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Job Search Results
    By now you’ve learned the traditional ways of job searching don’t work anymore. A few years ago you could put your resume up on Monster and wait for the phone to ring. Those days are gone. So here are five things you can easily do that will quickly improve your job search results. 1. Scan your resume for 15 seconds – ...
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    25 Most Women-Friendly Cities

    25 Most Women-Friendly Cities
    Some US cities are perfect for the intelligent, driven women of today. It's easy to identify the qualities of a top-notch city: lots of economic opportunity, strong education and health care system, safe streets, and a sense of community and culture. But which city is the right one for you? Excelle has combed through hordes of city lists, best-of rankings, and ...
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    Make Over Your Cover Letter's Intro

    Make Over Your Cover Letter's Intro
    Cover letter openers are often pretty generic, but they don’t have to be. "Most cover letters begin with something like, 'In response to your job advertisement, I'm forwarding my resume for your review and consideration,'” says Abby Locke, speaker, writer and president of Washington, DC-based Premier Writing Solutions. “Make a stronger first impression by writing something different — something that will ...
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    How to Avoid Gossip and Stay Popular

    How to Avoid Gossip and Stay Popular
    Gossip is and will always be a part of the work environment. Whether it’s during a quick chat over a morning cup of coffee or a marathon session at happy hour, we’ve all started or repeated a rumor about someone in their absence. In fact, employees gossip up to sixty-five hours a year at work, according to a July 2002 survey ...
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    Twitter Mistakes to Avoid at Work

    A lot has been written about the revolutionary impact of Twitter: how it's changed the way we communicate, how it's connected us to one another, how it's increased transparency in everything we do, and how it's even helped us find jobs. But as much as people love Twitter, there's growing concern about other impacts the social networking tool is having, ...
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    Will You Be Hired or Fired By 2010?

    Which Sectors Will Be Hardest Hit? About 10,000 people a day are losing their jobs in the current U.S. economic crisis, the worst rate since perhaps the Great Depression. Yet for many industries, the real pain lies ahead. Here's a look at 30 sectors—some that will be among the hardest hit and others where the outlook is for modest growth, ...
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    25 Ways You Can Avoid Career Burnout

    h4. Getting Back on Track Feeling burned out? Trapped at the same place doing the same things with the same people? Use some of these strategies to get your career back on track. Next Page >> [page] h4. Differentiate Yourself Don't assume hard work gets recognized. Go beyond your job description. Collaborate with other departments to heighten your visibility. Broaden ...
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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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    10 Words and Phrases That Can Ruin a Resume

    10 Words and Phrases That Can Ruin a Resume
    Your resume needs an update—that is, if your resume is like those of most people, it’s not as good as it could be. The problem is language: most resumes are a thicket of deadwood words and phrases—empty cliches, annoying jargon, and recycled buzzwords. Recruiters, HR folks, and hiring managers see these terms over and over again, and it makes them … ...
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    The Sexiest Jobs: 10 Titillating Career Choices

    The Sexiest Jobs: 10 Titillating Career Choices
    Want to get asked out more often? Consider nursing school. Nursing is one of the ten sexiest professions, according to a recent survey. The seemingly universal male fantasy about the nurse in the short white dress notwithstanding, I can see why nursing, which comes in at number six, made the list. There is something sexy about a person who takes care ...
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