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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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    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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    Are You Picking the Wrong Goals?

    Are You Picking the Wrong Goals?
    I love goals. You don’t need goals to be happy or successful but I believe you need them to achieve your full potential. Without goals you wander through life with no direction. Goals make you think about what you want and help you plan to achieve it. Today, I’m going to talk about personal goals and in a later post, I’ll ...
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    How to Work With a Recruiter

    How to Work With a Recruiter
    Recruiters can seem like demons that pick out all your worst qualities, or they can be like job-providing angels sent down from heaven; in either situation, if you’re retaining their services for free, you’re probably a job-seeker and you could be totally in the dark about whether they can really get you a job. *The key to working with a recruiter ...
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    The 10 Best Jobs for the Worst Times

    by Hannah Waters, Geezeo.com Job security is definitely up in the air right now for everyone. If you are out of a job, however, try considering some of these jobs that seem to thrive even during tough times. Although everyone and every industry is hit hard with job losses and cutbacks, these types of jobs seem to hover just a little ...
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    5 Recession-Proof Ways to Get Hired

    5 Recession-Proof Ways to Get Hired
    Let’s face it—job hunting is a challenge in a good economy and we are now well into a full blown recession. If you dust off that old econ textbook in your mental library, you’ll remember a model called Supply and Demand. It shows that as supply decreases and demand increases, price goes up. Price, in the case of job hunting, is ...
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    Networking 101: Top Tips to Land the Leads

    Networking 101: Top Tips to Land the Leads
    The aim of networking is to develop and maintain relationships - something women are naturally good at in their personal lives but not so great at when it comes to their career advancement. Think of networking as sharing: time, information, resources, and opportunities. Networking in general is crucial throughout your career, but at this moment, you're networking with a purpose: to ...
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    10 Ways to Make Yourself Unfireable

    Don't just sit there, basking in your continued employment... Phew. You survived the culling. Or maybe your company has managed to avoid a mass layoff. Either way, you're one of the lucky ones. Unlike so many of your friends and family, you won’t have to deal with the unemployment office or cancel your cable -- yet. But instead of sitting ...
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    Was the Second Job Worth the Money?

    Was the Second Job Worth the Money?
    I recently took a side job. Nope, not motherhood—it’s full time and the pay and benefits are bad, but the rewards are fantastic. I took a job in addition to my regular gig as a business owner. I took a job being in charge of forty foreign exchange students for a three-week period. Three weeks of work and a bit of ...
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    Women in Leadership: The 20% Rule

    Women in Leadership: The 20% Rule
    Look around your workplace, and calculate the percentage of women. Now look at top management. How many of those corner offices are occupied by women? For the vast majority of U.S. workplaces, the answer is, 20% or less, even though women make up 48% of the total workforce. As Newsweek columnist Anna Quindlen writes in The Leadership Lid: “One of the ...
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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 Successful Women Entrepreneurs Land Corporate Contracts

    How Successful Women Entrepreneurs Land Corporate Contracts
    As it embarks on its second decade, the Women's Business Enterprise National Council, has chosen a new president and released results of a survey showing that female consumers will go out of the way to patronize corporations that do business with women entrepreneurs. WBENC runs a process that certifies companies as principally owned, operated, and controlled by women. A WBENC certification ...
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    An Important Message from the Editor of Excelle

    An Important Message from the Editor of Excelle
    In today's uncertain economic times, you — like many others — are probably focusing on saving more and spending less. You may be anxious about your job security, salary and employment opportunities. Over the years, I've found the best way to combat stress is to put together a plan and stick to it. Here at Excelle, we are 100% focused on ...
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    How to Track Your Achievements

    How to Track Your Achievements
    What did you achieve last year? What progress did you make towards your goals? Those are questions that, a few years ago, I’d have had trouble answering. Perhaps I could point to some money saved up, or to the next step of a qualification earned, but it was hard to see whether I’d really made much progress. Often, I’d feel bad ...
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    Getting Real about Goal Setting

    Getting Real about Goal Setting
    Last night I was complaining to a friend about how I need to get on track with a few things I’m trying to accomplish. One of my goals is to focus on my freelance work, and my friend’s response was totally annoying and yet perfect: “Then do something about it.” I loved it. So therefore, I’m reviewing goal setting today. As ...
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    Boost Your Career Through Online Marketing

    Boost Your Career Through Online Marketing
    I bet you’re wondering why I decided to put an “Online Marketing 101” series on a career blog. Well, I believe that moving ahead in your career goes beyond perfect resumes, landing a job and dealing with corporate politics. I also know that many of you have your own side business, a hobby you’d like to turn into a business or ...
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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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    Self-Conscious Mistakes That Kill Your Career

    Self-Conscious Mistakes That Kill Your Career
    Dr. Lois Frankel, President of Corporate Coaching International, author and engaging public speaker, knows how to get things done. She has made a name for herself as a leadership coach for women, sharing her findings on The Today Show, Larry King Live, CNN, and Fox News. She has been featured in USA Today, People magazine, and The Wall Street Journal, ...
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    Downsizing: When It Happens to You

    Downsizing: When It Happens to You
    Americans are bracing for massive job losses in the wake of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Even before the recent worries on Wall Street, anxiety about employment was high; earlier this year, the U.S. Labor Dept. released a report stating that there had been a net loss of 63,000 jobs, which was the biggest monthly decline in five ...
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    Monster iPhone App: Find Jobs with Your iPhone

    Monster iPhone App: Find Jobs with Your iPhone
    Thanks to Monster's new app for the iPhone and iPod touch, your job search can be right in the palm of your hands at all times. Monster designed the app to be the perfect complement to its website experience, giving you access to the Monster account you've already created online--including your resumes, your favorite job searches, your apply history, and so ...
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