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    Entry-Level Business Etiquette 101

    Entry-Level Business Etiquette 101
    Introductions The proper way to make an introduction is to introduce a lower-ranking person to a higher-ranking person. For example, if your CEO is Mrs. Jones and you are introducing administrative assistant Jane Smith to her, the correct introduction would be "Mrs. Jones, I'd like you to meet Jane Smith." If you forget a person's name while making an introduction, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    5 Tips for Making Office Friendships Work

    5 Tips for Making Office Friendships Work
    If you've worked with the same company for several years, you've probably built many friendships. Some of your coworkers might be close friends, while others are individuals with whom you might share a weekend story on Monday morning. A friendship at work can become a powerful networking tool or a toxic relationship. What works best when you are in a leadership ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 6 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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    7 Office Offenders (And How To Regulate)

    "Why can't we all just get along?" One of the biggest causes of office stress is the inability of coworkers to cope with eachother's quirks. An employee's relationship with his/her boss and colleagues is a major factor in determining his/her productivity. Unfortunately, the unpredictable mix of personalities, communication styles, and work habits can lead to dysfunction. Face it. People are ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Ten Tips for Staying Happy at Work

    Ten Tips for Staying Happy at Work
    If you find yourself longing for greener work pastures in another entry-level job, don't immediately go looking for the first exit ramp off of your chosen career path. The Balance Team, which specializes in professional- and personal-growth seminars for administrative and executive assistants in Fortune 1000 companies, suggests these 10 tips for staying content at work: 1. Keep Personal Problems Personal: ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Dating a Coworker: Can It Work for You?

    As many red flags as the office romance waves, it actually can make a lot of sense. Spending a good chunk of our waking hours around the same people naturally allows us to get to know them better and become more comfortable talking, joking, laughing — maybe even flirting. But when you date someone in your office, it can become ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Worst Time Wasters at Work

    Time flies when you're wasting it These days, no one can afford to waste time at work. Thanks to widespread downsizing, workloads are piling up. Unfortunately, extra hours in the day are not. Maximizing your time at work can mean the difference between leaving at a reasonable hour (i.e. holding onto your sanity) and staying late unnecessarily. You’ve got a ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    7 Jobs That Make Yours Look Better

    7 Jobs That Make Yours Look Better
    Okay, so you hate your job. You're sick and tired of clocking in day after day just to rot away in a cubicle. Your measly paycheck just isn’t worth the daily drudgery and never-ending grind. It’s called a job for a reason, but remember, it could always be worse — the grass isn't always greener on the other side. In fact, ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    7 Free Web Alternatives to Photoshop

    7 Free Web Alternatives to Photoshop
    Tired of going through trial versions of Adobe Photoshop? Frustrated by the limitations of common accessory programs like Paint? You're not alone. Adobe Photoshop may be the holy grail of photo editing software, but that doesn't mean you've got to break the bank to produce high-quality photos! The Internet has spawned some amazing open source photo editing programs that'll get the ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The 5 Friends You Should Have at Your Entry-Level Job

    The 5 Friends You Should Have at Your Entry-Level Job
    You spend most of your day at work, right? Why not make some friends while you're there? You won't just have more fun — you'll work better. Gallup research shows that developing close friendships at work boosts employee satisfaction by almost 50%. And while we don't always choose our friends with career success in mind (company happy hour, ahem), there are ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Twitter Mistakes to Avoid at Your Entry Level Job

    A lot has been written about the revolutionary impact of Twitter: how it's changed the way we communicate, how it's connected us to one another and how it's increased transparency in everything we do. But as much as people love Twitter, there's growing concern about other impacts the social networking tool is having, especially when it comes to workplace productivity. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    10 Worst Time Wasters at Work

    Time flies when you're wasting it These days, no one can afford to waste time at work. Thanks to widespread downsizing, workloads are piling up. Unfortunately, extra hours in the day are not. Maximizing your time at work can mean the difference between leaving at a reasonable hour (i.e. holding onto your sanity) and staying late unnecessarily. You’ve got a ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +2