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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 about 1 month ago | Rate This
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    7 Tips to Make Meetings More Interesting

    7 Tips to Make Meetings More Interesting
    Meetings can be deadly, especially if they feel unproductive. Listening to your boss drone on and on about things that don't affect you just isn’t a smart use of your time. So how can you make your boring meetings more productive? Research shows that increasing activity and creativity in meetings helps increase brain activity and alertness. Everyone's happier when you make ...
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    Is Your Relationship Hurting Your Career?

    Is Your Relationship Hurting Your Career?
    No one ever said managing a career was easy. Throw a relationship into the mix and you’ve got career suicide, right? Wrong. While we’d all love to forgo a day of work in exchange for a fun-filled day with our significant other, having a strong relationship doesn’t mean your occupational goals have to suffer. It’s quite the opposite! Extensive research on ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rate This
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Deal with Workplace Discrimination

    Deal with Workplace Discrimination
    It’s 2011, but unfortunately discrimination in the workplace is at a high. In 2010, there were 99,922 charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). That’s up from 75,428 in 2005. Fifty one percent of those cases were based on religion, national origin or race. In April, we celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month. Discrimination against Arabs and ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Eating Tips to Improve Your Memory and Focus

    Eating Tips to Improve Your Memory and Focus
    If I were to tell you that eating certain foods in the right combination will make you more alert and focused, would you give them a try? How about if I told you that some of your food choices are literally draining your brain power? Would you think twice before chowin’ down on them? The bad news – it’s true! The ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Keep it Simple: What to Wear to Your Interview

    Keep it Simple: What to Wear to Your Interview
    Now that you’re wearing that beautiful, warm smile, let’s look at the rest of what you’re wearing. Guess what? You don’t necessarily have to go out and buy a $400 outfit to be dressed appropriately for an interview (unless you want to, of course). Maybe all you need to do is invest $5 in getting those dress slacks pressed or having ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +26
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    Top 5 Salary Negotiation Mistakes

    Top 5 Salary Negotiation Mistakes
    by Bridget Quigg If you want to make adults squirm like kindergartners, broach the subject of salary negotiation. Talking money makes most workers uncomfortable. And while they want such talks to succeed, they make plenty of blunders. If only they had some basic negotiation guidelines. So what's the best way to avoid stumbling and also boost your confidence? Rebecca Warriner, a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    How to Handle Salary Requirements

    How to Handle Salary Requirements
    Posted by Kristina Cowan Job interviewing is like art: it requires skill, dexterity, and the right tools and environment. Make one wrong move and the result can be disastrous. This is especially true when it comes to discussing salary requirements. As a job-seeker, approaching a conversation with a prospective employer about salary requirements can be tricky. How soon can you expect ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How to Start a College Entrepreneurship Club

    How to Start a College Entrepreneurship Club
    Noting that students in college today are going to be key to getting our economy back on solid ground, Inc. offers a primer on creating an entrepreneurship club at your college—even one where it may seem aesthetically out of place, such as Oberlin (where the club is known as the Creativity and Leadership Project). Such clubs offer students the opportunity to ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    9 Essential Ways to Rate Your Next Boss

    9 Essential Ways to Rate Your Next Boss
    Going for a job interview is as much about you being interviewed as you interviewing the interviewer. Remember that the reason you are in an interview is that the employer has a need that you can hopefully be the solution to. Before you agree to join a company, you want to be sure that the people you will be working with ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Start Your New Job on the Right Foot

    How to Start Your New Job on the Right Foot
    Securing a new job is akin to a successful product launching! All the time spent running a well-organized marketing campaign and now the product is in the market. Well…you’ve landed your new job! As in the product launch, you want to continually work on product positioning and posturing for long term success, right? Likewise, you want to do so for your ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Communicate Across Generations Effectively

    [photo:149149] In every talk I give at a corporation or conference on intergenerational communication, someone raises their hand and says that people of different generations don’t vary in their styles and that it’s all in my head. If you’re tempted to think that, here are some examples of the types of remarks I’m always hearing: Born before 1945, they’re the loyalists, ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Speak More Assertively

    How to Speak More Assertively
    If you deal with daily meetings and interactions with coworkers, you know just how important it is to speak assertively. But what exactly does “assertively” mean and how do you speak your mind without coming across as rude? These are important questions, as communicating effectively — not to mention politely — is pivotal to your professional success. The last thing you ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Working with Generation Y

    Working with Generation Y
    With a fresh batch of Gen Y graduates entering the workforce, there are now four distinct generations vying for fewer and fewer spots. Veterans and Baby Boomers who’ve spent their lives paying their dues are pitted against youngsters desperate to prove their worth in a steadily shrinking economy. Put generational differences in values, views, and communication into the mix and things ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Web-Based Classes and Working Students

    Web-Based Classes and Working Students
    Are web-based classes the solutions for both working students and struggling schools? College classrooms might be a little quieter these days, thanks to the economy. Higher education is being strangled by budget cuts and shrunken endowments. But there is one area that has been, perhaps not surprisningly, a growth industry for higher ed: the internet. In the past five years, enrollment ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    4 Jobs That Let You Travel the World

    4 Jobs That Let You Travel the World
    Wouldn’t it be nice to find a way to blend your love of travel with your career (instead of slaving away for 50 weeks to pay for two weeks of vacation)? If you’re at a point in your life where you have the personal freedom to travel, consider these travel-related careers: 1. Travel writing: Looking for a profession that enables you ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Fitness Advice from Cops and Firefighters

    Fitness Advice from Cops and Firefighters
    What’s one thing we all have in common with police officers and firefighters? While most of us probably don’t risk our lives on a daily basis, wear a uniform, or drive a vehicle equipped with a siren, the need to stay physically fit is something we can all relate to. Stew Smith, a former Navy SEAL and author of several fitness ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1