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    8 Do's and Don'ts to Landing a Temporary Job

    8 Do's and Don'ts to Landing a Temporary Job
    If you’re a highly qualified professional who has been unemployed for a while, you may eventually have to find a “Plan B” job to pay your bills until the job market improves and you can return to your preferred type of work. There’s no shame in that, but landing a temporary survival job can be harder than you think -- there ...
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    How to Make Sure a Hiring Manager Isn't Lying

    How to Make Sure a Hiring Manager Isn't Lying
    The job market is still tight, but there are some recent signs of life. Some companies are beginning to hire, and many of you are ready to pounce. You’ve been waiting for your first chance to get the hell out of where you are now; or you just want to land any job after being unemployed for months. This creates a ...
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    Funniest Ways to Quit

    We’ve all been there — you’re sitting at your desk or laying in bed actively imagining the infinite ways you could tell your lunatic boss “I quit!” Throwing him your resignation, haphazardly stuffing a box full of your most precious desk knick-knacks, and high-fiving coworkers as you bound out of the office, never to return again. Dream all you want, ...
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    Speak Up and Take Risks for Career Success

    Speak Up and Take Risks for Career 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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    8 Steps to Moving Up at Your Current Company

    8 Steps to Moving Up at Your Current Company
    When most people think of a getting a new job, the first thought is to look outside of their current employer. If you are in a small company with lots of “lifers” where many of the roles are set, an external move may be your only option. But if you work for a mid to large-sized company that actively recruits to ...
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    6 Tips for Overcoming Your Fear of Networking

    6 Tips for Overcoming Your Fear of Networking
    I consider myself a social person. I’m at ease talking to strangers in line at the grocery store, meeting new people at social gatherings and making conversation with people ages 2 to 92. But I have to admit that professional networking makes me uncomfortable. It just feels too self-serving. So for many years I just avoided doing it and rationalized that ...
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    How to Establish Yourself in a Male-Dominated Field

    How to Establish Yourself in a Male-Dominated Field
    Women are starting businesses at a rate three times that of men, but there are still inroads to be made in typically male-dominated fields such as publishing, biotechnology and gaming, to name a few. h4. *Biotechnology* Mireille Gingras is founder, CEO and president of HUYA Bioscience International, a company that focuses on drug development. She offers the following five tips for ...
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    Nice Girls Don't Finish Last

    Nice Girls Don't Finish Last
    It's still unclear how much a company profits from doing good, but a new study of international executives shows it certainly doesn't hurt business. It is one of the biggest questions in corporate governance: Is there really any financial payoff for promoting enlightened social, environmental, and ethical practices? Or are companies that get the most attention for doing good merely those ...
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    7 Tips for Social Networking Online

    7 Tips for Social Networking Online
    Just when you've mastered the art of handing out your business card, along comes another way to make connections - social networking online. Online communities such as Friendster, LinkedIn, MySpace and Facebook help you make connections for business, dating or personal interests. Specifics vary, but they generally work as follows: • A friend or contact invites you to join the service. ...
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    Transition is Either Voluntary or Involuntary

    Transition is Either Voluntary or Involuntary
    You may be changing careers, going back to school, or going back to a familiar career. The transition may be voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary transition can arise from being bored or dissatisfied from what you are doing, or deciding to do something different. Then there are times when you can’t figure out why you are not feeling the joy you think ...
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    Unique Networks for Women: Leverage What You've Got

    Unique Networks for Women: Leverage What You've Got
    Between two jobs, a 3-year-old son, a marriage, a house in mid-renovation and elder-care responsibilities, Susan Diachisin doesn't have the time to fill out a name tag, let alone attend events or make networking rounds at work. Lucky for her - and her career - she isn't afraid to network outside traditional arenas. Today, women are busier than ever. The silver ...
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    Make-or-Break Interview Mistakes

    Make-or-Break Interview Mistakes
    Some people go into human resources thinking that it's like social work. Here's a news flash for anyone who thinks in those terms: If you're the kind of person who wants to adopt every stray kitten and advise every needy person you meet, you may want to find a different profession. The plain truth is that HR people have limits on ...
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    Will Saying "No" at Work Hurt Your Career?

    Will Saying "No" at Work Hurt Your Career?
    That was the question posed by Suzy Welch in a recent article for Oprah Magazine. She focused on three high-powered women, two CEOs and one senior staff person. These women loved their jobs but had made difficult choices to achieve career success. One delayed having children until she was 41. Another consistently missed important family functions. The consensus of the group ...
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    Lessons from the Rejection Jar

    Lessons from the Rejection Jar
    Throughout high school and most of college I kept a "rejection jar," which I stuffed with the scraps of every "we're sorry to inform you" note I'd ever received and sometimes even quotes from particularly harsh or dismissive critics I'd encountered. My volleyball coach, for instance, used our one-on-one post-season wrapup simply to tell me I was the weakest athlete the ...
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    How to Use Social Networking to Increase Web Traffic, Clients, & Revenue

    How to Use Social Networking to Increase Web Traffic, Clients, & Revenue
    Six months ago, I wrote an article for Excelle, How to Use Social Networking Sites to Market Yourself. This year, I have been testing my own theories, and I’ve seen tremendous results! Through the social networking strategies and tips I have shared with you, in the first three quarters of 2008, I have received: • An average of 15,000 hits a ...
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    Four Ways to Get on Your Boss's Radar Screen

    Four Ways to Get on Your Boss's Radar Screen
    Hopefully, you're not still under the illusion that if you're talented and hardworking, somehow people will notice and you'll get your just rewards. A lot of career Cinderellas are still out there waiting around for that prince of a promotion or raise to come, getting more disillusioned and depressed with every passing day. Getting promoted means getting noticed, which is not ...
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    What Are You Afraid Of?

    What Are You Afraid Of?
    We've all been there. A new opportunity, promotion or challenge just presented itself and you would LOVE to be chosen for it. But then you start thinking. That little voice reminds you it will be a very competitive position, or you've never done anything like that before, or it might take a lot more of your time, or you might be ...
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    What an Obama Presidency Means: JOBS

    What an Obama Presidency Means: JOBS
    The newly elected Democratic presidency will literally create millions of new jobs in order to re-build America after the recent economic downturn. In an Ohio economic speech earlier this month, Obama stated: “Today I’m proposing a number of steps that we should take immediately to stabilize our financial system, provide relief to families and communities, and help struggling homeowners. It’s a ...
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    Job Hunt 101: Bag the Best Employer

    Job Hunt 101: Bag the Best Employer
    It’s 2009. Do you know where your next job is? Finding a new job is tough these days. New hires are in decline, unemployment is north of 8% so there’s plenty of competition and people who have jobs are making Herculean efforts to hang onto them. And, if you do manage to land a meeting with a potential employer, the contemporary ...
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    5 Ways to Protect Your Job in 2009

    5 Ways to Protect Your Job in 2009
    The month of January takes its name from the Roman god Janus. He’s pictured as a man with two faces, one looking forward to the New Year and one looking back at the year that passed. He’s considered the god of new beginnings and the guardian of doors and entrances. Over time, January has become a month to shed old habits ...
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