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    3 Negotiating No-Nos for Women

    3 Negotiating No-Nos for Women
    When Maxine Hartley, now an executive coach, was a young human resources executive being recruited by an Atlanta-based company, she did her homework and knew the terms she would need to make the move. But as Hartley realizes now, she wasn't prepared to negotiate the deal she wanted and, not surprisingly, didn't get it. What went wrong? Hartley liked the company ...
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    6 Essential Work Strategies for Night Owls & Early Birds

    6 Essential Work Strategies for Night Owls & Early Birds
    For night owls and early birds, the traditional 9-to-5 workday can be agonizing. The exhausted night owl drags herself bleary-eyed into the office every morning, while the chipper early bird finds her energy waning well before quitting time. But there are ways to cope. Experts offer these workplace survival strategies for those with body clocks out of sync with their employers' ...
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    Who's to Blame for My Failures?

    Who's to Blame for My Failures?
    When I got out of college I was faced with a harsh reality: It wasn’t easy to get a job for a major newspaper in New York. I was rejected by some, never replied to by others. And soon I realized my dream of becoming a big city reporter would take longer than I, well, dreamed. Surely someone was to blame ...
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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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    Top Lessons Learned from an Entrepreneur's Mistakes

    Top Lessons Learned from an Entrepreneur's Mistakes
    Wow. As I thought about the past eight years and what it’s been like being an entrepreneur, I was struck by how many mistakes I’ve made. I was also struck by how great those mistakes have been for my business. If it were not for all those mistakes, my business would never have grown. I would never have written a book, ...
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    How Mom's Advice Can Get You Promoted

    How Mom's Advice Can Get You Promoted
    Oh, mothers. They catch us when we fall, console us when we're feeling down, and offer us advice – whether we want it or not. As children, we were told to never talk to strangers, look twice before crossing the street, and remember that sharing is caring. But did the Mommy-isms really stop there? We may have flown the nest for ...
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    Want to Start a Business and Work From Home?

    Want to Start a Business and Work From Home?
    Any business is going to require money upfront to be successful - whether you have a concept and develop it yourself as a brand and a business, or whether you buy into someone else’s brand. Believing that you can start a business without any money is a bad decision! Interestingly, this is the biggest difference between men and women who start ...
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    Five Ways to Conquer Self-Doubt

    Five Ways to Conquer Self-Doubt
    Self-doubt has been something I’ve struggled with all my life, from debating whether I could get into a top-tier university to believing I could succeed as a writer. It’s a very human emotion, and it’s made worse for some people because of life experiences or temperament. Self-doubt also makes you feel alone. Sometimes you think you’re the only person in the ...
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    3 Key Traits of Successful Jobseekers

    3 Key Traits of Successful Jobseekers
    The current job market is challenging for everyone. Job hunters are finding themselves in a long, grueling job hunt - despite years of experience and impressive degrees. Yet, many job hunters are finding success. There is no single formula for job search success. However, Daniel Johnson, Jr., host of How I Got My Job, has noticed that successful job hunters do ...
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    Six Interview Tips for Career Changers

    Six Interview Tips for Career Changers
    It takes courage to interview for a lateral career change, whether you’re a journalist moving into marketing communications or a CPA internal auditor making the transition to financial planning. After all, you’ve got to hard-sell your transferable skills while showing that if you get the job, you’ll know how to go about filling your gaps in professional experience. So we’d like ...
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    Mixing Continuing Education With a Full-Time Job

    Mixing Continuing Education With a Full-Time Job
    The alarm goes off at 5:30 am, and you could swear you went to sleep five minutes ago. First a quick shower, followed by the finishing touches on that homework assignment due tonight over coffee and breakfast — if there’s time. Then it’s off to work, a solid eight-plus hours of time where you’re busy with reports, meetings and other assorted ...
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    Highest Paying Careers for Women

    Highest Paying Careers for Women
    Three seem to be three easily identifiable stages within modern women's entrance into (and overtaking of) the world job market. First, women were to nurse and teach - not an absolute victory, because many men were not interested in working such jobs, but a victory nonetheless. Next, women were allowed to work in pretty much any career men worked in, except ...
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    Ten Excuses for Missing Work (Which Will Fly?)

    Ten Excuses for Missing Work (Which Will Fly?)
    Taking mornings, afternoons, or even entire days off from work is nothing to be ashamed of. Especially because the base labor in many career fields is becoming abstracted, allowing for the possibility of video-conferencing and telecommuting, there is often nothing wrong with working from home, or putting in a few hours after work one day and arriving late the next. And ...
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    Can You Be Too Nice At Work?

    Can You Be Too Nice At Work?
    I just read a review of the management book Nice Guys Can Get the Corner Office: Eight Strategies for Winning in Business Without Being a Jerk. The premise is that our desire to be nice and please others hinders our ability to achieve success in the business world. Their research showed that 61% of people surveyed said that they struggle with ...
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    Doodling: The Creative Way to Stay Sane and Productive

    Doodling: The Creative Way to Stay Sane and Productive
    I’m the farthest from artistic that any one person could be, and that’s no joke. I’ve always been interested in drawing but have never been any good at it. I’ve no great sense of rhythm, and I can’t sing to save my life. If I tried out for American Idol, you’d have laughed the most at my tone deaf efforts over ...
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    Left Behind in a Layoff: Getting Ready for What’s Next

    Left Behind in a Layoff: Getting Ready for What’s Next
    The pink slips have been handed out, the severance checks cashed, and the farewell drinks consumed. Everyone has offered their condolences to those who were let go, yet you’re still here, reeling in your cubicle, wondering if maybe you’re the one who really deserves the well wishes, sympathetic words, and free rounds of strong drinks. As a four-time layoff survivor (and ...
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    The Best Places to Launch a Career

    The Best Places to Launch a Career
    Accountants used to be spoofed as bean counters—dutiful, middle-aged, gray-suited men with considerable analytical expertise but little charisma. That was during the good times. After their uninspiring performances in the corporate scandals of recent years, accounting seemed like a profession without much of a future, and the firms certainly no place to launch a career. Scratch that. This year accountants became ...
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    7 Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Promotion

    7 Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Promotion
    Communicating your unique and differentiating value doesn’t stop once you get a job. Personal branding is important for all professionals across industries whether they are seeking new career opportunities or seeking opportunities for advancement within their current organization. Here are 7 effective ways you can begin positioning yourself for movement up the corporate ladder: Communicate Your Goals: Make sure your managers ...
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    Don't Let Your Wardrobe Kill Your Career

    Don't Let Your Wardrobe Kill Your Career
    Professional attire: just how important is it to your career? While you ponder that question, let me tell you a story: Several years ago, a woman I know who frequently publishes in her field wrote an article that was particularly well received by her peers. As a result, she received several speaking invitations. Since each of the offers included an honorarium, ...
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    Make the Right Moves at Corporate Meetings

    Make the Right Moves at Corporate Meetings
    The Project Vice-President has called a meeting in response to a client’s phone call. Sherry’s boss tells her that as one of the team leaders on the project, she needs to attend. Sherry isn’t sure what questions will come up during the meeting but she’s reviewed the schedule and has a good overall knowledge of the problems. She’s confident that she ...
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