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    Prepare for the Workweek: Ten Things You Can Do to Make It Better for You and Your Family

    On one of the last episodes of “Seinfeld,” the main characters are stuck in traffic on a Sunday night. Galpal Elaine, who desperately wants to get home, wails, “All I know is that it's Sunday night, and I have got to unwind! Now, who's with me?” If perpetually single Elaine felt that way, you can imagine how the rest of us ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Step-by-Step Guide to a Traditional Résumé Template

    Step-by-Step Guide to a Traditional Résumé Template
    Job Seeker's First and Last Name Street Address - City, State ZIP Telephone Number - Email Address PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY AND OBJECTIVE Your professional summary is your persuasive sales pitch that introduces you to potential employers and allows them to place you in context based on their hiring needs. Compose three to five sentences touting your key capabilities and unique experience, ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Get Ahead While Balancing Work and Family

    For many professionals, it’s doable, though certainly not easy, to coast through their careers for some years while devoting most of their energy to raising small children. These sensible souls take care not to drop the ball at work, but they do forgo immediate opportunities to push that ball up the slope and land that next substantial promotion. But the most ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Functional Résumé Template

    Functional Résumé Template
    Your First and Last Name Street Address - City, State ZIP Telephone Number - Email Address CAREER OBJECTIVE Clearly and concisely explain what you offer and what you seek. Focus on specific industries or lines of business but avoid listing job titles. Organized, enthusiastic quick study with great ability to multitask and problem-solve seeks an opportunity in sales and customer service. ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    When Changing Careers, Highlight Transferable Skills

    A significant challenge career changers face is preparing a winning resume. After all, it's arduous enough when you have ample related experience. Writing this crucial document becomes even more painstaking when you're looking to take a completely new career direction. Your saving grace: Transferable skills. h2. What Are Transferable Skills? Career expert Richard Nelson Bolles pioneered the idea of transferable skills ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    General Cover Letter Template

    General Cover Letter Template
    Your first and last name Mailing Address City, State ZIP Telephone Number(s) Email Address Current Date Prospective Employer Professional Title company Name Mailing Address Dear (Address target formally-Mr., Mrs., Professor, etc. - unless you were instructed to use first name): Introduce yourself by explaining briefly why you are interested in this person, company, or position. Do not begin with, "Hi. My ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Jump-Start Your Career Change

    The prospect of changing careers is both exhilarating and daunting. If you know exactly what you want to pursue, don't become stymied by the enormous challenges the career-change process presents. Employ these powerful strategies to make that career change a reality. Determine Your Leverage Points Inventory the skills and experiences you can leverage in your career switch. Examples include: * Company ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Informational Interview Template

    Informational Interview Template
    Your first and last name Mailing Address City, State ZIP Telephone Number(s) Email Address Date Prospect Name Professional Title Company Name Mailing Address Dear (Address target formally - Mr., Mrs., Professor, etc. - unless you were instructed to use first name): Start with a brief introduction of yourself and reference a mutual contact if one exists. Explain why you are writing ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Fuse Different Interests into an Incredible Career

    Glenn Street entered the sports mascot industry by happenstance, but he got hooked by passion. Street, now president of Calgary-based Street Characters, which supplies mascot costumes for hundreds of professional and college sports teams in the US, Canada and elsewhere, used to work in commercial real estate. He considers this career "a great 'paid' education," adding, "I learned a great deal ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Salary Negotiation: Getting What You're Worth

    Salary Negotiation: Getting What You're Worth
    Do you think you're being paid less than your male colleagues? There's a good chance you may be. While the gap between men's and women's earnings has steadily been narrowing for the past quarter century, parity has not been achieved. Among full time wage and salary earners in 2005, women's median usual weekly earnings were 81 percent of men's, according to ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How To Ask if Your Résumé has Been Received

    How To Ask if Your Résumé has Been Received
    How To Ask if Your Résumé has Been Received Every job seeker knows that you often submit résumés without hearing anything in return. You wind up sitting by the phone or computer desperate to know if the human resources people have received your resume, especially since you can't just call up and say, "Hey, did you get it or not?" Resumés ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Write Masterpiece Resumes and Nail Interviews

    How to Write Masterpiece Resumes and Nail Interviews
    Since we are constantly trying to out-smart old-money fraternity boys and improve our chances of getting a new job or promotion, we've got to know how to carry ourselves. But is it not true that many of us rely on our outgoing personalities to outperform others? Of course, this is an important part of being an empowered woman; but how can ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Marketing Resume Tips: Build Your Personal Brand

    Marketing Resume Tips: Build Your Personal Brand
    As a marketing professional, you know the importance of branding a product or company. By applying this same strategy, you can use your resume to build your own brand to differentiate yourself from the competition (other job seekers), convey your value (how you benefit employers) and generate results (interviews). Follow these tips. h4. Use Your Resume as a Marketing Tool "Marketing ...
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    Impress the Hiring Manager (and the Receptionist)

     Impress the Hiring Manager (and the Receptionist)
    You stroll into the job interview, feeling pretty confident. You’re got the qualifications the employer is looking for, and believe you really connected with the hiring manager. When you leave, you expect to be getting a call soon. You feel you’ve got this job in the bag. But after you leave, something happens. The executive asks the administrative assistant, or secretary, ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Interview Feedback: The DIY Guide To Putting Your Best Foot Forward

    Interview Feedback: The DIY Guide To Putting Your Best Foot Forward
    You know the feeling: That moment in the interview when you realize the opportunity has passed you by. Or perhaps you think you're interviewing well, but you aren't getting any results. You need to figure out what you are doing wrong and fix it ASAP. But where do you start? Third-party headhunters and recruitment agencies often provide invaluable feedback when they ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How Much Is Too Much Information at Work?

    How Much Is Too Much Information at Work?
    When I was starting out in the white - collar world, it was a very different social environment from the typical workplace of 2007. We talked about work, work, work, with a little personal gossip thrown in now and then. From time to time, we'd say something like "I saw a good movie this weekend." People didn't bring their personal lives ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Five Habits of Millionaires

    Five Habits of Millionaires
    According to a study of college students at the Ernst & Young International Intern Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida, 59 percent of these young leaders expect to be millionaires within their lifetime. What's more, 5 percent of them expect to hit the million-dollar mark while in their 20s. And the super-rich are a growing group. The top 0.1 percent of the ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Becoming the Boss

    Becoming the Boss
    h4. The Idea in Brief Ask new managers about their early days as bosses, and you'll hear tales of disorientation, even despair. As Hill points out, most novice bosses don't realize how sharply management differs from individual work. Hampered by misconceptions, they fail the trials involved in this rite of passage. And when they stumble, they jeopardize their careers and inflict ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rate This
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    A Better Way to Deliver Bad News

    A Better Way to Deliver Bad News
    Is your critical feedback building up employees — or tearing them down? h4. The Idea in Brief That dreaded moment has come: You're delivering critical feedback to an employee. Despite your best efforts, the conversation is a disaster: tempers flare, the employee gets defensive, your relationship grows strained. What happened? Like most managers, you probably inadvertently sabotaged the meeting — preparing ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rated: -1
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    What Great Managers Do

    What Great Managers Do
    h4. The Idea in Brief You've spent months coaching that employee to treat customers better, work more independently, or get organized—all to no avail. How to make better use of your precious time? Do what great managers do: Instead of trying to change your employees, identify their unique abilities (and even their eccentricities)—then help them use those qualities to excel in ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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