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    20 Career Lessons from Celebrities

    Celebrities. We love to hate them. We also love to watch their every move, laugh at their mistakes and scrutinize their decisions. Like them or not, their celebrity status means not only have they achieved career success, they’ve also got a hell of a lot to lose. And sometimes, whatever actions have helped catapult them to fame or rendered them ...
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    5 Reasons You Should Have a Mentor

    5 Reasons You Should Have a Mentor
    Having a mentor is said to be one of the most important keys to success. I believe this is especially true early on but is imperative at any point in your career. Here is why I believe you should find yourself a mentor: *1. They’ve been there and done that.* You can learn from your mentor’s mistakes and avoid making them ...
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    10 Great Companies for Women

    [photo:93720] General Mills General Mills manufacturers and markets some of the world’s best-loved brands landing at a store near you. Popular kitchen characters like the Green Giant and the Pillsbury Doughboy help secure its place as the sixth largest food company in the world. To advance its mission to “nourish lives by making lives healthier, easier and richer”, the Community Action ...
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    Get Happy: What Really Matters at Work

    Get Happy: What Really Matters at Work
    What do you want to be when you grow up? I used to ask this question tongue in cheek whenever I had a career discussion with one of my corporate employees. It always got a chuckle and relieved some of the pressure from a topic that could be stressful. We would go on to discuss the person’s logical career path and ...
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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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    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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    Keep Your Spark Alive at Work

    Keep Your Spark Alive at Work
    No matter how passionate you are about your job, there’s no doubt that you wake up some nights and wonder how you’re going to get up and do it again tomorrow. If you’re out of breath, it’s no wonder. Ever since the economy slowed, we’ve all been going full speed ahead. But, a successful life is a marathon, not a 100-yard ...
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    Corporate America: Why it Might Not Be for You

    Corporate America: Why it Might Not Be for You
    I never, ever, considered having my own business. Ever. But when I finally figured out what I wanted to be doing, it just so happened that starting my own business was the answer — helping others figure out what they want to be doing with their careers and lives. As I learned what it meant to be a coach, and learned ...
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    Personal Space: Why Two Can Be a Crowd

    Personal Space: Why Two Can Be a Crowd
    It could happen just about any time you step out in public. You get onto an almost-empty bus, but the next passenger inexplicably decides to bypass dozens of vacant seats to sit right next to you. While you’re waiting in line at the supermarket, the next customer insists on standing only two inches behind you and shouting into his cell phone. ...
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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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    Overcoming the Challenge of Marketing to Women

    Overcoming the Challenge of Marketing to Women
    Banks, hardware stores and carmakers are doing more and more to woo female customers. They want to know what women really want. Everyone knows women dream about men who will lay the world at their feet. So, the odds should have been in favor of Kevin Devine and his "Women's World" fund. The manager of the VMR investment fund wanted to ...
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    Can Unrelated Jobs Really Hurt Your Resume?

    Can Unrelated Jobs Really Hurt Your Resume?
    Do you have a lot of unrelated jobs on your resume? Many job seekers — mostly young professionals and career changers — worry that having dissimilar work experience can hurt potential job prospects. But is having several unrelated jobs on your resume really an issue? According to interviewers and hiring managers, the answer is not really — especially if leaving it ...
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    Gender Wage Gap: Why it Exists, and how Women can Help Change It

    Gender Wage Gap: Why it Exists, and how Women can Help Change It
    There's no doubt about it: The gender pay gap has shrunk gradually in recent decades, but women in the US workforce still earn substantially less than their male colleagues. That's the consensus of advocates for women workers and the common conclusion of government reports on wages and salaries. Still, some observers contend, women's generally lower total earnings are a direct result ...
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    20 Worst Business Buzzwords

    20 Worst Business Buzzwords
    During a phone conversation with a friend the other day, I uttered the phrase “I’ll shoot you an email tomorrow.” Shoot you an email? Who am I, a yuppie stockbroker from the early ’90s? Somehow, though I’m not technically a part of the corporate world, its ridiculous lingo has entered my vocabulary (albeit ten years behind everyone else). But “shoot” is ...
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    10 Steps to Becoming a Nurse

    10 Steps to Becoming a Nurse
    Do you want to become a nurse but don’t know where to start out? This 10-step guide will help you find your way. You'll learn about the nursing profession, find out about the educational requirements and certifications, and get tips on how to survive your first year as a nurse. This guide is meant for prospective, current, and second career nurses ...
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    5 Ways to Explain a Spotty Work History

    5 Ways to Explain a Spotty Work History
    Is your employment history the kind we used to call "checkered"? Well, you're not alone, or even in the minority. People bounce around between jobs, industries and locations like crazy these days -- but the result can be that your resume makes you look confused, finicky or otherwise undesirable. Here are five ways to smooth out your career storyline and help ...
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    Pinnacle-Itis: How Do You Stay on Top of Your Career?

    Pinnacle-Itis: How Do You Stay on Top of Your Career?
    Have you ever noticed that most people who have reached the top of a profession only stay there for a little while? I call it “pinnacle-itis.” Box-office bombshells usually have a few years of massive celebrity, and then they fade into the background of other working actors. High-profile CEOs spend a bit of time leading the charge in Corporate America, until ...
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    HR Secrets You Don’t Know About

    HR Secrets You Don’t Know About
    Human Resources. A real department of mysteries. Are they your advocate? How do they really decide if you're right for the job? And why can't you ever get a straight answer out of them? A lot goes on behind the closed cubicles of HR. Curious? Take a peek at a few insider secrets about how HR really functions to better understand ...
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    How Did She Land a Job So Fast?

    How Did She Land a Job So Fast?
    Recently a friend of mine was the victim of “downsizing.” Her position was eliminated and she had a short window of severance. Within a month, she had a new exciting job and never missed a paycheck. Another acquaintance lost his job on Wall Street as a result of the economy. He has been searching for almost 18 months and continues looking. ...
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    Why You Aren't Getting Hired

    Why You Aren't Getting Hired
    Frustrated by unemployment? Job hunting is tricky business. Getting hired is a subtle mix of the right qualifications, enough experience, interview chemistry, and a dash of luck. Assuming you're making all the right moves and avoiding the really obvious job seeker mistakes, there are a few points to consider that could be your ticket out of unemployment. Get out of your ...
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