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    5 Ways to Get a Promotion By Being Visible

    5 Ways to Get a Promotion By Being Visible
    By Barbara Reinhold | Monster Contributing Writer Just how important is getting your name in print and your ideas noticed for an executive career? Plenty important, say headhunters, career coaches and management-development professionals. "You have to arrange your own discovery," one executive search professional explains. But short of establishing your own vanity press and putting out books on topics you know ...
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    Step-by-Step Guide to Negotiating a Great Salary

    Step-by-Step Guide to Negotiating a Great Salary
    Here's a secret: Employers rarely make their best offer first, and job candidates who negotiate generally earn much more than those who don't. And a well-thought-out negotiation makes you look like a stronger candidate -- and employee. "We found that those people who attempted to negotiate their salary in a constructive way are perceived as more favorable than those who didn't ...
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    Work-share program that cuts hours vs. jobs could grow

    Work-share program that cuts hours vs. jobs could grow
    A program that encourages companies to avoid layoffs by reducing workers' hours could be expanded to nearly half the states this year. Legislation this year in at least seven states would create work-share programs in Colorado, Hawaii, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, growing the initiative for the first time in decades. Seventeen states already have programs in which ...
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    15 Companies Hiring Despite the Recession

    Are you looking for a job, but think you can't find one because there just aren't any opportunities out there? Think again. There are a few companies that are still growing and thriving despite, or maybe because of, the economic downturn. Excelle did the research for you and compiled a list of 15 workplaces that aren't laying people off, and that ...
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    Be Paid What You're Really Worth

    Be Paid What You're Really Worth
    I asked more than 150 high-earning women, "Are you doing this for the money?" The overwhelming response was a definite no. What drove them were passion, recognition, challenge and independence. At the same time, they wanted to be well-compensated, because they felt they were worth it. But that's not the case with most of us. We instinctively devalue ourselves. Those little ...
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    10 Key Leadership Qualities for Today's Entrepreneur

    Many writers have penned essays on the characteristics, behaviors, values and attitudes that spell success for the entrepreneurial leader. My top 10 list goes further, blending the theoretical, practical and the common sense based on 25 years I've spent in the field assessing, coaching and consulting leaders. 1. The successful leader has a vision: Think things through and know where you ...
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    Career Advice: Should I Confront the Gender Gap?

    Career Advice: Should I Confront the Gender Gap?
    Q: "I’m about to complete an internal audit internship for a rather large company. The company just offered me a full-time job with a salary of $45,000. Although the job is entry-level, I’ve gotten nothing but excellent reviews from a senior who is notorious for being bad with her reviews. I also have a stellar academic record, which includes a 4.0 ...
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    Study: Women Create ‘Their Own Glass Ceiling’

    Study: Women Create ‘Their Own Glass Ceiling’
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A new study shows female managers are more than three times as likely as their male counterparts to underrate their bosses' opinions of their job performance. The discrepancy increases with women older than 50, the study states. "Women have imposed their own glass ceiling, and the question is why," said Scott Taylor, an assistant professor at the University ...
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    How to Establish Yourself in a Male-Dominated Field

    How to Establish Yourself in a Male-Dominated Field
    Women are starting businesses at a rate three times that of men, but there are still inroads to be made in typically male-dominated fields such as publishing, biotechnology and gaming, to name a few. h4. *Biotechnology* Mireille Gingras is founder, CEO and president of HUYA Bioscience International, a company that focuses on drug development. She offers the following five tips for ...
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    Nice Girls Don't Finish Last

    Nice Girls Don't Finish Last
    It's still unclear how much a company profits from doing good, but a new study of international executives shows it certainly doesn't hurt business. It is one of the biggest questions in corporate governance: Is there really any financial payoff for promoting enlightened social, environmental, and ethical practices? Or are companies that get the most attention for doing good merely those ...
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    Sabotage at Work: How to Fight Back

    Sabotage at Work: How to Fight Back
    When I started at one of my old jobs, I was introduced around. A coworker in a remote location gave me what cops call a hinky feeling, but I figured we’d get to know one another and everything would be fine. I should have gone with my first instinct. This person literally had it out for me from day one. And ...
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    7 Ways to Handle Your Dysfunctional Office

    7 Ways to Handle Your Dysfunctional Office
    Workplace dysfunction may be funny when you’re watching “The Office,” but it’s serious business when you’re trying to cope with it every day. The good news is that it doesn’t have to bring you down. Nobody says dealing with dysfunction is easy, but if you follow this advice, chances are you can at least stay above the fray: #1: Step Away ...
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    The World's 20 Worst Places to Work

    Hardship Posts These days few workers feel confident enough to make demands of their employers. With the global economy enduring the worst downturn in decades, lots of workers in the U.S. and other countries are happy to have a job, any job. There are places, though, where it's so tough to live that employees can still get companies to pay them ...
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    Explain a Layoff in Your Interview

    Explain a Layoff in Your Interview
    Laid off, fired, let go… whatever you call it, it stinks. However there are a few things you can do prior to getting an interview and say when you’re in the interview hot seat—you will get back into the interview hot seat—that will reflect in a very positive light to your future employer. Let’s start first with what you can say ...
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    From Executive Assistant to CEO

    From Executive Assistant to CEO
    The New York Times has a great article about Ursula Burns, the new CEO for Xerox. She has held many different positions throughout her 30 years working for the company but what is particularly interesting to us here at ProAssisting is how Ursula was mentored in the executive assistant position by her two different bosses. During downtime, they would talk with ...
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    Typing Test Interview

    Typing Test Interview
    A reader writes: I'm job hunting again and recently had a really embarrassing experience during an interview. The interview was for a job in the industry I work in, but in a very different role. The day before the interview I read up on the company and the industry and I went into the interview feeling fairly confident. When I got ...
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    13 Worst Networking Mistakes

    13 Worst Networking Mistakes
    You wouldn't wear jeans to a job interview, but do you pay as much attention to job-hunting etiquette when networking? If you're approaching potential contacts in an offhand way, you may be putting them off entirely. Learn what the most common networking mistakes are so you don't have to make them. 1. Waiting Many people start networking only after they've lost ...
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    Post-Holiday Job Hunting Strategies

    Post-Holiday Job Hunting Strategies
    For the unemployed, the holiday season can be especially stressful. Strained finances can make gift-giving something to dread. Potential employers are going AWOL in mid December, putting the brakes on even the most diligent job search. Even so, soon the holidays will be over and it's time to get your search back on track, even though it may take a week ...
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    You Never Know Whom They Know

    You Never Know Whom They Know
    We don't walk around wearing signs displaying the names of everyone we know. It would probably shock you to learn about some of the influential people your best friend knows but hasn't told you about. You can't assume that your friend, acquaintance or referral partner doesn't have powerful contacts that can help you-or your business-in important ways. Never underestimate the depth ...
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    Can Gossiping on the Job Really Hurt You?

    Can Gossiping on the Job Really Hurt You?
    We all do it from time to time. Whether it's complaining about the latest comp-time policy change with your coworker in the file room or dishing about the latest spat between the CFO and the clerk in purchasing, gossiping on the job is almost an inevitable part of corporate culture. But is gossiping a positive way to build relationships, trade information ...