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    Networking 101: Using Web 2.0

    Networking 101: Using Web 2.0
    “Web 2.0” refers to the use of the internet in an interactive and collaborative way. In the old days of Web 1.0, we accessed information posted on various internet sites. The Web 2.0 world includes “social networking sites” - like Excelle - where people interact with one another personally for a variety of reasons. “Social networking” is a general term which ...
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    Recycle Your Past into a Compelling Future

    Recycle Your Past into a Compelling Future
    Most people walk around with submerged dreams filled with fear and doubt. We all have dreams of something better: A better career, a better relationship, a better environment, a better lifestyle, a better financial portfolio, or whatever we want to improve in our lives. Just because you want something better doesn’t necessarily mean there is something wrong with what you have ...
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    10 Tips to Boost Your Interview Skills

    10 Tips to Boost Your Interview Skills
    Even the smartest and most qualified job seekers need to prepare for job interviews. Why, you ask? Interviewing is a learned skill, and there are no second chances to make a great first impression. So study these 10 strategies to enhance your interview skills. 1. Practice Good Nonverbal Communication It's about demonstrating confidence: standing straight, making eye contact and connecting with ...
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    Self-Promotion Power Plays

    Self-Promotion Power Plays
    Diane Contrisciano is a poster child for self-promotion. She began her career as a secretary in the marketing department at Mellon Financial Corp. in Philadelphia. Soon, she was one of two employees tapped to build the office’s marketing and planning department from the ground up. “We learned by the seat of our pants,” Contrisciano recalls. Since then, she has climbed the ...
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    What Tasks Can You Delegate...or Just Stop Doing?

    What Tasks Can You Delegate...or Just Stop Doing?
    The older I get the more I realize my time is worth as much to me as any money I could possibly earn. And while I firmly believe I have unlimited earning potential in my chosen business, I also realize that no matter how hard I try, I cannot increase the number of hours in my day. Yes, I’ve managed to ...
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    10 Steps to a Killer Career

    10 Steps to a Killer Career
    1. STAY OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY If you don’t believe in yourself, you can be sure that no one else will either. Don’t be your own worst enemy─bargaining yourself down by asking for less than you deserve because you convince yourself that to ask for more would be futile. Don’t become preoccupied with your fears or weaknesses. Think about what ...
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    Don't Sell Yourself Short: You, Too, Are an Expert

    I love reading Sara Pennypacker’s “Clementine” books to my girls because I laugh out loud at the antics and musings of this spunky third grader. But while Clementine is amusing, I wasn’t expecting her perspective in “The Talented Clementine” to resonate with me. I mean, come on, it’s been 30 years since I’ve been a third grader! But in this book, ...
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    Getting the Promotion: What You Should and Shouldn't Do

    Getting the Promotion: What You Should and Shouldn't Do
    In today’s tightening economy, you might be feeling lucky you even have a job—asking for a promotion could seem like tempting fate. “Better to sit tight,” you might be thinking. “Not make waves. Keep my head down.” Possible. But research shows that innovative companies use times of transition to nurture the employees they have. Then, when the economy turns around, they ...
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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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    Risks… Necessary for Business Success!

    Risks… Necessary for Business Success!
    I had the amazing opportunity a couple months ago to see Gloria Steinem speak. She, as most of you probably know, is a very well-known feminist. I asked her how we can continue to change the corporate culture to make it more inviting and more equal for women. Her answer was very interesting. She said, “Eliminate caution.” Eliminate caution. And she ...
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    Six Jobs You Should Have on Your Resume

    Six Jobs You Should Have on Your Resume
    Time was, your first job after high school or college was likely to be the only one you ever had. Then, in 2008, the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that younger baby boomers (those born between 1957 and 1964) held an average of 10.8 jobs over the course of their lifetime, and that between the ages of eighteen and forty-two, 23 ...
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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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    What's Your Story? Learn to Network

    What's Your Story? Learn to Network
    It's common to go to a networking event, job interview or even on a romantic date and be faced with the phrase: “Tell me about yourself.” Now take a moment and think about how you have answered this question. Did it sound articulate and did you cover the most relevant points? We are often caught slightly off guard by the question ...
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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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    Don't Put the Brakes on Your Own Career

    Don't Put the Brakes on Your Own Career
    I recently had a conversation with a very capable female middle manager hoping to be promoted to an executive level in her company. She was smart, a good people manager, met all of her deliverables and worked very hard. She had interviewed for three executive positions and but was passed over for someone else. She heard about several openings only after ...
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    3 Steps to Better Time Management

    3 Steps to Better Time Management
    How often have you said, “If I only had more time,” or, “I wish there were more hours in the day?” We say that often intending to imply that if we only had more time then we would get the rest we need or slow down to a more normal pace. But chances are if we did have more hours in ...
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    Don’t Go It Alone: Create a Personal Board of Directors

    Don’t Go It Alone: Create a Personal Board of Directors
    Every corporation has a board of directors to assist the CEO in making decisions that are in the best interests of the company’s shareholders. I’m a proponent of treating your career as if you were the CEO of Corporation You. Just as a corporate board provides expert knowledge and experience, your board of trusted advisors will be a sounding board and ...
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    Get Your 50-Plus Resume Right: Balance Experience with Relevancy

    Get Your 50-Plus Resume Right: Balance Experience with Relevancy
    When older workers hit the job market, they commonly take two common - and ill-advised - strategies for resume preparation. Many 50-plus job seekers adopt an "I am what I am" approach. Believing there's no sense in repackaging the defining moments of their careers, they simply update the top of their traditional chronological resume with a brief description of recent projects, ...
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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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    6 Ways to Make Professional Connections

    6 Ways to Make Professional Connections
    No matter how talented or smart you are, if you can’t communicate effectively with others it will be difficult to get a job, retain clients, and have productive relationships. It's a delicate process. Communication can be a hectic two-way street with messages coming and going between sender and receiver. If you aren't paying attention, you'll miss a queue and in turn, ...
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