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    Woman of the Week: Nataly Kogan

    Woman of the Week: Nataly Kogan
    This week, we're featuring *Nataly Kogan*, a member of Excelle and also the co-founder and CEO of "Work It, Mom!":http://www.workitmom.com, one of our content partners. Nataly is, yes, a working mom, and also an entrepreneur. Here she shares with us her thoughts on her many roles as a woman and what strides she feels working mothers still need to make. *Company ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Tell Me About Yourself

    Tell Me About Yourself
    It’s one of the most frequently asked questions in an interview: Tell me about yourself. Your response to this request will set the tone for the rest of the interview. For some, this is the most challenging question to answer, as they wonder what the interviewer really wants to know and what information they should include. Eleanor dreaded this question. When ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Resume Critique Checklist

    Resumes normally get less than a 15-second glance at the first screening. If someone has asked you to review his resume and you want to help him ensure it gets read - or want to know if your own is up to par - be sure you can answer yes to the following questions: h2. First Impression Does the resume look ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Careers for Creative Types

    Careers for Creative Types
    So you are the creative type. That means you probably don’t see pushing pencils over stacks of paper on a mahogany desk in your future… but maybe you do see pushing paints over a canvas on a wooden easel. Or perhaps you want to develop the next blockbuster video game, direct the next blockbuster film or write the next blockbuster book. ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Got the Cool New Job—Now What?

    Got the Cool New Job—Now What?
    Congratulations on landing that great new job and advancing your career! Now it’s time to plan how you will be successful in this new role. Many a career has suffered when people have failed to plan for starting a new job or worse, they assumed that what made them successful in the past will be the same things that will lead ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Why Aren't There More Women on Boards?

    Why Aren't There More Women on Boards?
    For those of us who monitor the number of women in the executive suite and boardroom, the announcement that Meg Whitman was stepping down as CEO of eBay after a long run was a disappointment. But, the very fact that gender was not prominently featured in the reporting on her departure is a measure of progress, because it was no longer ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Woman of the Week: Kayla Schill

    Woman of the Week: Kayla Schill
    This time around, we featured a top contributor to Excelle as our Woman of the Week. Kayla Schill, aka 'JeepGirl89', is an employee of MusicWorks.org as well as a college student. Concerning her work with MusicWorksNW, Kayla says that it is "a very unique non-profit organization in the Seattle area", and discusses the her favorite music, the possibilty of studying abroad, ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +4
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    A Recession for the Less Educated?

    A Recession for the Less Educated?
    This morning’s employment report leaves no doubt that we are in a recession, with less-educated workers being hardest hit so far. Private sector employment has fallen for four straight months, since November (which will turn out to be the beginning of the recession….) The private sector decline of 300K since November is concentrated in construction, manufacturing, retail trade, and temp services ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Woman of the Week: Theresa Maria Napa

    Woman of the Week: Theresa Maria Napa
    Company: Right Track Coaching | Anything is Possible Coach / Speaker Location: Chicago, IL Send Theresa a Message Excelle: You’ve been certified as a personal and professional coach since 2000. What’s changed in the coaching business since then? Did you ever imagine you’d continue to coach for 8+ years? Theresa Maria Napa: When I first started coaching professionally, it wasn’t ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Woman of the Week: Doree Lewak

    Woman of the Week: Doree Lewak
    Role: Freelance WriterAuthor of The Panic Years Location: Manhattan, New York City Excelle: Now that we know your job title, what more can you tell us about your job? Doree Lewak: Untraditional as some people might think it, my work life is actually pretty structured. It all comes down to self-discipline. When some people have too much time on their ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Women with Badges

    Women with Badges
    The percentage of women in law enforcement is hovering under 15 percent, according to the National Center for Women & Policing, and it's not increasing. Here's straight talk from current and former female police officers as to why we'd all be better off if that percentage rose, what's been holding the numbers down and which women are needed to fill the ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Google to Work For You

    How to Get Google to Work For You
    Building a website and making money via online advertising is not just for kids anymore. Gray Googlers - those passionate entrepreneurs in their fifties, sixties and seventies - are generating cash even without master-level technical skills. They're tapping into the AdSense system run by the global search giant. Contextual or content-sensitive online advertising is on the rise. Last year Google says ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Previous Women of the Week: Full Archive

    Previous Women of the Week: Full Archive
    Connie Castellano: February 25th, 2008 Anjuli Sherin: February 18th, 2008 Sarah Lee: February 11th, 2008 Nicole “Nik” Caldwell: February 6th, 2008 Shaherose Charania: January 28th, 2008 Annie Winhold: January 21st, 2008 Currin Berdine: January 14th, 2008 Alicia Morgan: January 1st, 2008 LaToya Thompson: December 25th, 2007 Kim Diorio: December 11th, 2007 Margaret Lee: December 4th, 2007 Rachel Cho: November 25th, ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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