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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Eight Reasons to Get an MBA Now

    Eight Reasons to Get an MBA Now
    *1. Today’s flexible programs make enrollment easy.* Degrees or certificate programs can be completed in as little as one day to two years. Weekend or evening classes, summer sessions, Internet courses, distance learning, open enrollment, and full-time modules accommodate busy professionals. Harvard Business School (HBS) offers Forty-five Executive Education programs, and Rutgers University offers a 12-week Mini-MBA certificate. And many top ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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