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    Top 5 Things You Never Discuss at Work

    Top 5 Things You Never Discuss at Work
    SSHHH … I am a very lucky individual, meaning that I am fortunate enough to have one of those jobs that I actually enjoy, even look forward too. I know how rare that can be for young people so I do not say this lightly. When I was hired I can honestly say I was thrilled and looked forward to a ...
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    Big Employees Don’t Cry

    Big Employees Don’t Cry
    In this totally unstable business climate, everyone is under a great deal of pressure. People are more prone to snap at each other, and office altercations aren’t unusual. Nevertheless, no matter what your job or situation, having a bonafide meltdown at work diminishes your credibility and intrudes on your reputation. Colleagues and managers who think you can’t handle stress will take ...
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    11 Writing Mistakes Even Smart People Make

    11 Writing Mistakes Even Smart People Make
    Professional writers often worry that their work is unnecessary. After all, can't anyone with even a basic education write? The answer: no, they can't. Even college graduates don't seem to be learning composition basics. Of course not everyone is going to be the next Mark Twain, but career success does depend on looking professional. Sure, some clients, coworkers, or resume readers ...
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    Three Ways to Stop Procrastinating at Work

    Three Ways to Stop Procrastinating at Work
    Do you put off long- or short-term tasks at work? Does the last-minute dash to finish a report cause unwanted stress? Are you avoiding chores in your personal life that may be affecting your career? Whether it be laundry, grocery shopping, or even taxes, is procrastination getting in the way of what you need to get done? Relax, you’re only human! ...
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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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    Study: Women Create ‘Their Own Glass Ceiling’

    Study: Women Create ‘Their Own Glass Ceiling’
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A new study shows female managers are more than three times as likely as their male counterparts to underrate their bosses' opinions of their job performance. The discrepancy increases with women older than 50, the study states. "Women have imposed their own glass ceiling, and the question is why," said Scott Taylor, an assistant professor at the University ...
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    Keep Your Spark Alive at Work

    Keep Your Spark Alive at Work
    No matter how passionate you are about your job, there’s no doubt that you wake up some nights and wonder how you’re going to get up and do it again tomorrow. If you’re out of breath, it’s no wonder. Ever since the economy slowed, we’ve all been going full speed ahead. But, a successful life is a marathon, not a 100-yard ...
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    How Women Can Succeed in Corporate America

    How Women Can Succeed in Corporate America
    You may have heard of the book “It’s Not a Glass Ceiling… It’s a Sticky Floor” by Rebecca Shambaugh. This title really resonates with me. In my work, I have been focusing on women succeeding in corporate America, and I’ve developed a very similar philosophy to hers. Two of the frameworks of the Women Leadership program I've co-developed are as follows: ...
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    7 Flexible Work Arrangements to Consider

    7 Flexible Work Arrangements to Consider
    Flextime is an accommodation, not an entitlement. Slackers and clock-watchers won’t get the benefit of the doubt. Good workers are more likely to have requests approved. So your first step is asking yourself if your performance is truly outstanding. If not, focus on improving it before asking for a special accommodation. Condensed work week: If your standard week is 40 ...
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    "Stop Telling Women We Can’t"

    "Stop Telling Women We Can’t"
    Recently an article was published in the NY Times arguing that the current labor market is punishing to mothers. As proof of their argument, they point out that the two women who just were appointed to the Supreme Court (and one who was nominated but withdrew) were never married. Jack Welch, former CEO of GE argued in an article in the ...
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    Sabotage at Work: How to Fight Back

    Sabotage at Work: How to Fight Back
    When I started at one of my old jobs, I was introduced around. A coworker in a remote location gave me what cops call a hinky feeling, but I figured we’d get to know one another and everything would be fine. I should have gone with my first instinct. This person literally had it out for me from day one. And ...
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    3 Ways to Stop Undermining Yourself at Work

    3 Ways to Stop Undermining Yourself at Work
    From time to time, you may undermine yourself on the job with your behavior. This form of self-sabotage not only prevents you from performing at your full potential, but also gives colleagues and customers an opportunity to think less of you as an individual and professional. With self-awareness, determination and practice, you can minimize these negative behaviors. Try this three-step process. ...
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    The Ins and Outs of Exit Interviews

    The Ins and Outs of Exit Interviews
    Exit interviews are one of the last items on your to-do list as you leave a job. Though you might be itching to just finish the job already and say sayonara to a micromanaging boss or a position you've outgrown, human resources managers appreciate it when employees take the time to give a thorough and thoughtful exit interview. Here's how to ...
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    8 Steps to Ace Your Annual Review

    8 Steps to Ace Your Annual Review
    I’m always surprised when I hear that a recent college graduate has failed to earn a raise at her first annual review. Getting a raise after your first year on the job should be easy. After all, as an entry-level employee, you’re not yet earning a substantial salary; raising it shouldn’t put an undue financial burden on your employer. Additionally, your ...
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    20 Worst Business Buzzwords

    20 Worst Business Buzzwords
    During a phone conversation with a friend the other day, I uttered the phrase “I’ll shoot you an email tomorrow.” Shoot you an email? Who am I, a yuppie stockbroker from the early ’90s? Somehow, though I’m not technically a part of the corporate world, its ridiculous lingo has entered my vocabulary (albeit ten years behind everyone else). But “shoot” is ...
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    Ten Signs You Shouldn't Quit (Just Yet)

    Ten Signs You Shouldn't Quit (Just Yet)
    Unsure whether you should keep your job or seek greener pastures? While a shaky economy shouldn't keep you in a job you can't stand, you can watch for these 10 signs that could tell you you're fine right where you are. 1. You're Happy We're not talking mere complacency here, but genuine happiness. If you're happy, you're going to be more ...
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    Can Gossiping on the Job Really Hurt You?

    Can Gossiping on the Job Really Hurt You?
    We all do it from time to time. Whether it's complaining about the latest comp-time policy change with your coworker in the file room or dishing about the latest spat between the CFO and the clerk in purchasing, gossiping on the job is almost an inevitable part of corporate culture. But is gossiping a positive way to build relationships, trade information ...
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    New Dads Take Advantage of Paternity Leave

    New Dads Take Advantage of Paternity Leave
    In our mercilessly competitive global economy, do men actually take leave from work when a new baby comes into their lives? According to the 2007 Monster Intelligence Father’s Day Survey, 58 percent of working fathers whose companies offered paternity leave took advantage of the benefit. Men are more likely to take paternity leave if they understand how it works and how ...
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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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