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    Eleven Annoying Facebook Buddies to Defriend

    Eleven Annoying Facebook Buddies to Defriend
    Sure, Facebook is great in a lot of ways. Without it, I’d never know about my high school acquaintances’ getting married and having babies; it keeps me tethered to my friends who live far away and helps me stay in touch with friends who I don’t get to see much anymore. Best of all, it provides me with a forum in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    7 Awesome Jobs You Don't Know About

    When I was in elementary school, I wanted to be a movie star. The career had it all: Hollywood glamour, traveling, playing lead roles alongside hot actors. What could be better? It seemed like the perfect plan. Until, of course, I realized that a bazillion other little girls wanted to be movie stars too. And that having a few lead ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How to Refer a Friend for a Job

    How to Refer a Friend for a Job
    Finding a job is no easy task. Thankfully you’re employed, but it’s hard to watch your buddy network, scour job boards, send updated resumes, and… still not get a single call back. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could nudge her through the door at your company with a glowing reference? Definitely! But beware, oh gracious pal. Putting in a good ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Jobs Being Replaced by Robots

    [photo:161719] If the fear of losing your job to the recession hasn’t given you an ulcer, maybe this will…robots. Yes, robots: man’s modern invention that can work harder, better, faster, and stronger — but more importantly, cheaper. So, does that make technology a bad thing? How do we deal with this phenomenon, or for some of us, the ordeal? We’re only ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Prep for the "Tell Me About Yourself?" Question

    Prep for the "Tell Me About Yourself?" Question
    It's one of the most frequently asked interview questions: 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 it was ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Your Work Values Checklist

    [photo:161750] Every day, we make choices -- some without careful consideration. Whether we realize it or not, often our career choice is based on values rather than the work. Values are the beliefs, attitudes and judgments we prize. Are you aware of your values? Do you act on them? Use this checklist to get a better idea of what's important to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Complete Your To-Do List

    How to Complete Your To-Do List
    I love making to-do lists. To borrow a line from the movie Clueless, it gives me a sense of control in a world full of chaos. When I put a solid line through something I’ve completed, that small surge of accomplishment propels me toward the next task. But on the flip side, a long list of uncrossed-off items—which, let’s be honest, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Launch Your Dream Business

    Launch Your Dream Business
    Know you want to work for yourself but aren’t sure where to start? This is the first post in a two part series on concrete steps you can take to make your entrepreneurial dreams a reality. Brainstorm Ideas Sitting down with a pen and paper – either by yourself or with a creative group of friends or colleagues – is a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    How to Make Friends in and out of the Office

    How to Make Friends in and out of the Office
    When we were younger, making friends was easy. School provides us with an instant pool of people our own age that we interact with on a daily basis, who are in the same boat we are. But once we leave college and enter the real world, finding friends can be a more difficult task, especially if you have to relocate for ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    11 Smart Money Moves to Make Now

    11 Smart Money Moves to Make Now
    This week as I enter a new decade in my life, I reflected on my twenties in terms of what I did right and where I left room for improvement when it came to money management. I have a few tips for you twenty-somethings. Live like a cheap college student as long as you can. When you graduate from college and ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Turn Your Internship into a Job

    Turn Your Internship into a Job
    As the end of July approaches, you’re probably half way through your summer internship. Whether or not you got a coveted gig at City Hall, it’s time to take stock of your progress and learning and think about what you’ve gotten out of the experience to date and how to make the internship meet your expectations if its not doing so ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    6 Bathroom Etiquette Tips for the Office

    6 Bathroom Etiquette Tips for the Office
    You spend eight-plus hours at work every day, so you can assume that that nature will call at least once during your day. Besides your desk, the office bathroom is where you might spend the most time during the workday. Since you spend so much of your day there, the office bathroom should be a comfortable, approachable place. Make sure you ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Can Studying Abroad Boost Your Grades?

    Can Studying Abroad Boost Your Grades?
    The GLOSSARI project, a study of nearly 20,000 students in the The University of Georgia system over the last decade, found that students who participated in study abroad programs did better in school after they returned to their home campuses. According to the study's results, as reported by Inside Higher Ed, study abroad participants' four-year graduation rate was nearly 50 percent ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Six Sizzling Summer Job Search Tips

    Six Sizzling Summer Job Search Tips
    Are you taking a break from the job search and surrendering to the lazy days of summer? The conventional wisdom is that almost everyone is in vacation mode from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Consequently, many postpone job searching until September. Is this a mistake? Could you be missing opportunities if you take the summer off? We asked the career experts ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Where Are All of the Women Politicians?

    Where Are All of the Women Politicians?
    Women are more visible in the political realm than ever before: Sarah Palin, Nancy Pelosi, and Hillary Clinton have all made it to the top of their profession. To a casual observer, it may seem as though American women are breaking the proverbial glass ceiling. They’re not. Despite our status as the world’s premier democracy, the United States ranks 74th in ...
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    Why Over-Apologizing Is a Bad Thing

    Why Over-Apologizing Is a Bad Thing
    I never realized how much I use the phrase “I’m sorry” in conversation until my friend pointed it out to me. “Why are you sorry?” she asked after I apologized for being indecisive about dinner for the hundredth time. Good question. After all, I hadn’t mistreated her in any way, so what was I sorry about? Since then, I’m more mindful ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Why Chocolate Does a Body Good

    Why Chocolate Does a Body Good
    “Here’s to feeling good all the time,” declares Kramer in one of my favorite episodes of Seinfeld. He’s smoking and drinking when he says it, but for those of us on a more positive health path, there are plenty of other ways to do just that (or at least get close). Consider endorphins, the chemicals that transmit information from one cell ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Green Jobs That Pay $50K or More

    5 Green Jobs That Pay $50K or More
    You know you want to do work that does good for the environment. The good news is there are plenty of opportunities out there. Monster Worldwide data shows a steady increase in the number of environmental job postings since 2005, particularly for engineers, protection technicians and specialists. This growth has been fueled by economic trends, with many jobs offered in the ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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    The Art of Biting One’s Tongue

    The Art of Biting One’s Tongue
    It’s not about quantity, it’s about quality. If you keep your answers short, and bite that “flapper of a tongue,” you may actually land a job. One of the most critical times to have poise while speaking is during an interview; and talking too much is one of the problems hirers note when asked to list their complaints about interviewees. What ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    7 Stupidest Interview Questions and What They Really Mean

    If you’ve been in the workforce long enough, the same inane questions will continue to creep up in interview after interview. What is your greatest weakness? Where do you see yourself in five years? You know, the small-talk questions that fill up just enough time between the really important questions. But all those meaningless questions actually have a purpose. That’s ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +39