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    Times to Go with Your Gut at Work

    Times to Go with Your Gut at Work
    Ever get a hunch but can’t put your finger on why you feel the way you do? Perhaps it’s the way a coworker reacts to your proposal, or a strange feeling that your boss isn’t happy with your performance. Not everything can be worked out with a pro and con list. Much of working with people is following your intuition. And ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Keep Your Self-Expression When Dressing for an Interview

    Keep Your Self-Expression When Dressing for an Interview
    College is about finding yourself—about self expression and individuality. And for many, that includes the way they dress. Everything from hair color, to tattoos, to makeup, to clothes fit the bill. But when you’re looking for work, self expression almost always gets tossed to the side, in lieu of professionalism. Everyone tells you that you must look professional, wear a (read: ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Take a No-Crying Approach to Resolving Workplace Conflicts

    Take a No-Crying Approach to Resolving Workplace Conflicts
    "There's no crying in baseball!" screams Tom Hanks as Jimmy Dugan at an outfielder on his all-women's team, shortly after he's brought her to tears for a throwing error in the classic 1992 baseball movie A League of Their Own. There's no crying in the world of work either, especially when you're just starting out, says career expert Alaina Levine. "You ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Effectively Negotiating Salary Packages

    Effectively Negotiating Salary Packages
    Part of the job search process can include salary negotiation. With a basic knowledge of negotiation, your anxiety will be reduced and your success rate for n egotiating will increase. There are several ways to make the process of salary negotiating effective. Start by taking a good look at your own salary requirements as well as developing an understanding of what ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    4 Grammar/Spelling Pitfalls to Avoid

    4 Grammar/Spelling Pitfalls to Avoid
    It’s hard enough to come up with the right words to sell yourself in a resume or cover letter, without the English language tripping you up. One little mistake in spelling or grammar can ruin an entire resume or cover letter. It’s not easy to remember all the rules of the English language. So here’s a little cheat-cheat to help you ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Making Decisions And Job Offer Negotiation Details

    Making Decisions And Job Offer Negotiation Details
    Introduction A common mistake of many entry-level job seekers is to define an offer by the amount of salary the employer extends. It is important to understand that "job offer" refers to a comprehensive package that can include everything from the particulars of the work to be performed to the location of the work setting. Salary is just one of many ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Signs of a Selfish Boss

    Signs of a Selfish Boss
    If you've ever worked in an office environment, you've probably dealt with some breed of bad boss. Micromanagers, control freaks, and selfish tyrants lurk at all levels of organizations, their destructive powers wreaking havoc in the workplace. In fact, employee-employer relations are major stressors for even the savviest businesswomen. According to a Gallup poll, supervisor problems surpass most other areas of ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rate This
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    Factors to Consider in Evaluating a Job Offer

    Factors to Consider in Evaluating a Job Offer
    Many career professionals suggest that after the interview you review what you learned about the position and the company. The Position * Why is it available? * How long has it been open? * What happened to the previous employee? * What would your specific responsibilities be? * Are the goals set for the position realistic and attainable? * Can you ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +25
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    The First Job Offer: Should You Take It?

    The First Job Offer: Should You Take It?
    You've just been offered your first professional job in the real world. You breathe a sigh of relief: The search is over. Unfortunately, it's not. In many ways, the real work, deciding whether this job is really the one for you, is just about to begin. Looking for a job after college is difficult enough. Deciding on a job offer when ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +12
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    12 Tips to Climb the Corporate Ladder FAST

    12 Tips to Climb the Corporate Ladder FAST
    Got a new job? If it’s an entry level position, consider yourself lucky to even have a job in this economy. But don’t settle for an entry level position permanently. Promotions mean more money, more responsibility and the ability to manage other people, which looks great on a resume. Every promotion is another rung on your climb up the corporate ladder. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    10 Worst Fashion Mistakes for the Entry-Level Man

    Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. —Mark Twain We hate to admit it, because we personally feel that clothes shouldn’t matter. In a perfect world, a person would be judged at their workplace based solely on their performance. Unfortunately, that’s not how the world works. How you choose to dress each morning reflects how ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    The 15 Coolest Office Gadgets to Take to Your Entry-Level Job

    If you have to be stuck at your desk all day, you might as well make it fun. From the totally useful to the completely random, there’s no end to the gadgets that can perk up your work day. Here’s our collection of the greatest office gadgets of all time!           Laser Trip Wire Fruit-Powered Clock USB ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Go From a ‘Nobody to Somebody’ In The Job Market

    Go From a ‘Nobody to Somebody’ In The Job Market
    How to go from a ‘nobody to somebody’ in the job market Everyone knows that the recession makes the job market much more competitive, but most college graduates are not doing all they can to make themselves stand out. Employers are flooded with resumes on a daily basis and as many of them are similar, hiring decisions are difficult to make. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +35
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    10 Excel Secrets Everyone Should Know

    Excel is one of those programs. Sometimes it seems as though it's perfectly harmless and easy - until you accidentally hit enter and erase all the data you just spent the entire day creating. With the help of featured writer Richard Rinyai, we've put together this 10 Excel pro tips that will help you do your job better, faster, and give ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Learn How to Type Faster With These 5 Pointers

    Learn How to Type Faster With These 5 Pointers
    I haven't been practicing lately so I only top out at about 95wpm (words per minute), but with continued training it is fully possible to kick your typing speed up to 160wpm or even higher. Why am I mentioning these speeds? Because the average person's handwriting speed is somewhere around 25-35wpm where the words are short and speed is at the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    The Double Standard Dilemma

    The Double Standard Dilemma
    Let's face it ladies. The fight’s not fair in the business world. We may be picking away at the salary gap but we still only earn 77 cents to every man’s dollar, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And despite filling more seats at business school, fewer than 3 percent of Fortune 1000 CEOs are women. So how does bias run ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    13 Types of Bosses and How to Make Them Love You

    13 Types of Bosses and How to Make Them Love You
    Along with paychecks, deadlines, and overtime, bosses are one of the things you just can’t avoid in the workplace. But how to identify these strange characters and deal with them? Don’t go it alone — it’s a jungle out there. We show you how! [page] The Robot Distinguishing characteristics: An empty desk, no family pictures. What they do: All business, all ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +30
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    5 Ways to Deal with a Difficult Boss

    5 Ways to Deal with a Difficult Boss
    In the new movie Horrible Bosses, two disgruntled workers plan to get rid of each others’ bosses. It’s an ongoing theme. In a recent episode of Law & Order one boss actually struck an employee at work and later wound up dead. The reason the story line is so popular is because everyone can relate. If you’ve held a few jobs, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Climb the Corporate Ladder

    How to Climb the Corporate Ladder
    Who doesn't think about getting that promotion? We all want to be our own boss someday, but before we can rule the hive, we have to tough it out as a lowly worker bee. These days, moving up is less like climbing a ladder and more like picking your way through a maze. There are many ways you can move your ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This