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    Want to Start Your Own Business? I Did, Too

    Want to Start Your Own Business? I Did, Too
    My mission to you is to write a column to help you turn your idea into a viable business, be inspired, and think positive. I will write to help you bypass negativity, overcome doubt and discouragement. There is nothing easy about starting or owning a business. I will be honest with you. It takes a lot of belief, determination, time and ...
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    How to Reconnect Professionally -- Painlessly!

    How to Reconnect Professionally -- Painlessly!
    I received a LinkedIn message the other day from a former employee who has been laid off. I had sent him a connect request a couple of months ago and asked how things were going. He accepted the invitation but didn’t take the opportunity to re-connect and open a dialogue. In this new message he apologized and said that he wished ...
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    Key Ways to Incorporate Friends into Your Job Hunt

    Key Ways to Incorporate Friends into Your Job Hunt
    Mention being out of work to a friend and they’ll be the first to emphasize that you do have a full-time job — looking for a job, that is. And they’re right. Looking for a new job can be just as time consuming as working nine to five. But there is one major difference and that’s making the transition from working ...
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    4 Ways to Get Killer Letters of Recommendation

    4 Ways to Get Killer Letters of Recommendation
    For many, attempting to get someone to write a letter of recommendation for school or a new job can be an extremely intimidating experience. Especially for those who fear rejection, don't easily accept compliments, or just don't like tooting their own horn. However, like filling out an application or writing a resume, getting someone to write a letter of recommendation is ...
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    4 Career Lessons From Television

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vagueonthehow/ / CC BY 2.0 1. Once More With Feeling The Show: Glee Like any other classic tale of geeks banding together in the face of adversity, the outcast characters of Fox's Glee made drama and singing cool again. An aspiring Broadway starlet, the captain of the football team, the head cheerleader, and the lowest of social misfits on the school ...
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    Finessing the Business Meal: Mind Your Table Manners

    Finessing the Business Meal: Mind Your Table Manners
    In your business life, you will be required to attend business meetings, formal and informal events, even interviews, that involve dining. Knowing what is expected of you as the guest or the hostess is very important, and this knowledge, or lack of, can make or break your business dealings. In this article, I will explain a few basic table manners that ...
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    Top Twenty Cities for Jobs (and Quality of Life)

    Top Twenty Cities for Jobs (and Quality of Life)
    Finding the next great job may mean making a move, especially as the economy cools. Forbes.com recently ranked the top cities for jobs in 2008. Its rankings were based on unemployment rates, job growth, income growth, median household income, and cost of living. I read the list with great interest—then started looking for other kinds of information on these cities. In ...
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    10 Expert Tips to Increase Your Salary

    10 Expert Tips to Increase Your Salary
    By Kristina Cowan Determined to increase your salary? Follow these tips from Reesa Staten, vice president of communications and director of research at recruiting firm Robert Half International and Anna Ivey, a Boston-based career and admissions counselor, to increase your salary this year: 1. Get comfortable negotiating salary raises."Women fall behind here, because they generally aren't as aggressive and fall farther ...
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    The Temp Commandments

    The Temp Commandments
    Every business day, almost 3 million Americans, many of them college students and new college graduates, go out on short-term work assignments as temporary employees. Few, however, make it the rewarding experience it can be, for both themselves and their employers. Here are 10 tips to do just that: 1. Thou Shall Accept Various Assignments If you, like many college students ...
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    Overqualified? 6 Tips to Shed the Label

    Overqualified? 6 Tips to Shed the Label
    In a tight job market midcareer professionals often consider openings that are less lucrative and less prestigious than their last job. Sometimes employers are glad to hire seasoned workers at a bargain, but others dismiss the candidate as "overqualified." What's behind the overqualified label is an employer's fear that if you're hired, you'll be searching for a better job before you ...
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    Would You Leave Your Job For a 10% Raise?

    Would You Leave Your Job For a 10% Raise?
    Have you ever been courted for a similar job you already do? What kind of incentives would it take for you to leave your job for the same position at a competitor's company? What would you consider the mitigating factors? Salary? Your integrity? The Gen@Work panel received this letter recently: Dear Gen@Work, I started a new job three months ago. A ...
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    Failing Forward… Toward Success

    Failing Forward… Toward Success
    I recently heard an interview with leadership expert, best selling author and speaker, John Maxwell, and was intrigued by the discussion on the topic of “Failing Forward”, a book that he had written several years back. So why are some individuals able to fight off handicaps and hardships, only to fail forward, not backwards? Maxwell says “…..I know of only one ...
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    Do Women Have To Think Like Men To Succeed?

    Do Women Have To Think Like Men To Succeed?
    In a recent discussion with a business friend, I was expressing my concern for an immerging business model that takes advantage of budding mom bloggers. I’m pretty passionate about moms who turn to the internet to earn income and want to make sure that they connect with good opportunities and resources. Over the years, I have often taken on money-making website ...
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    How Women Overcome Professional Fears

    How Women Overcome Professional Fears
    There's an old saying that when two people get married, six people climb into bed together — two sets of parents and two lovers. (You can tell how old that saying is; it's more likely to be 10 or 12 people these days.) At any rate, the point is this: What you learned about relationships probably came from your earliest memories ...
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    10 Questions to Ask When Negotiating Salary

    10 Questions to Ask When Negotiating Salary
    By Dona DeZube | Monster Finance Careers Expert  What you ask for during a salary negotiation doesn’t just influence how much you earn -- it also tells your future employer whether you’re good at negotiating, which is a skill you can put to work for the employer once you’re hired. Negotiating salary doesn’t come naturally to many Americans, says Matthew ...
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    Top 10 Ways to Get Fired

    Top 10 Ways to Get Fired
    Most start their jobs with the best of intentions, never thinking they could be fired. After all, that's a fate reserved primarily for incompetents and workers caught with their hand in the company till, right? Wrong. You might not realize just how slippery the slope out the door can be. Workplace Mistakes to Avoid To guard your job security, be sure ...
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    Networking 101: Using Organizations

    Networking 101: Using Organizations
    In my last column, I introduced the concept of networking as the habit of developing and maintaining relationships with other people. Networking can enrich one’s personal and/or professional life. My column deals with career management so I’m writing about networking for business purposes. But these ideas apply to building relationships regardless of what they are based on - use them in ...
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    EU Mulls Gender Quotas for Corporations

    EU Mulls Gender Quotas for Corporations
    European Union justice commissioner Viviane Reding said European corporations might require quotas to increase the number of women in executive posts. "I have not been an advocate of quotas for woman in senior business posts in the past, but given the lack of progress in this area, we might in the future have to consider taking initiatives at the European level," ...
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    How to Avoid Online Job Search Scams

    How to Avoid Online Job Search Scams
    “It’s one of the most sophisticated job scams I’ve seen lately,” said Susan Joyce, editor and publisher of Job-Hunt.org. And Christine C. Durst, Co-Founder of RatRaceRebellion.com and a home-based career and Internet fraud & safety expert, has been getting queries from readers about the same swindle as recently as last week. A job offer that seems to good to be true ...
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    The Dot-com Mom

    The Dot-com Mom
    They run their businesses on everyone else’s schedules. Today’s “mompreneurs” do market research, line up publicity, and assemble purchase orders within little windows of time sandwiched between carpool, naptime, and grocery shopping. “It is multi-tasking at its finest,” explains Gabrielle DeSantis, co-owner with fellow mom Monica Hillman, of Gigi Hill Bags, a California handbag company that grew out of conversations shared ...
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