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    Do You Have a Work Spouse?

    Do You Have a Work Spouse?
    Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. George Bush and Condoleezza Rice. Stacy and Clinton. Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy. Whether in real life or reel life, work spouses are out there. You've seen them, right? Or maybe you're in such a relationship: Two people who spend most of their working hours together, behaving like a married couple. But despite subtle overtones of ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Turn a Stranger into a Network Contact

    How to Turn a Stranger into a Network Contact
    Whether you're looking for a job or trying to advance your career, networking is very important (in a recent HotJobs poll, 57 percent of respondents said that networking was a factor in landing their most recent job). And networking shouldn't end when you log off of LinkedIn or head home from a conference. Valuable contacts are on the perimeter of your ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Monster iPhone App: Find Jobs with Your iPhone

    Monster iPhone App: Find Jobs with Your iPhone
    Thanks to Monster's new app for the iPhone and iPod touch, your job search can be right in the palm of your hands at all times. Monster designed the app to be the perfect complement to its website experience, giving you access to the Monster account you've already created online--including your resumes, your favorite job searches, your apply history, and so ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    When an Employee Won't Stop Asking for a Raise

    When an Employee Won't Stop Asking for a Raise
    A reader writes: I have an employee who has been with us since 2008 in our small municipality (read: no money) who is constantly dissatisfied with his salary. He has gone to his manager (who is now on maternity leave), his acting manager, and the manager of HR (behind his manager's back) several times about a raise. I'm the HR assistant ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Management

    Hipsta-Veras by Martha Rodriguez, Estudio MartitaWelcome to the Underworld — and don't forget your wayfarers, because it's stylish here. Meet Martha Rodriguez: a self-taught, Chicana urban folk artist (and no, that's not her on the left, that's her work). We've chosen her album Hipsta-Veras as our Day of the Dead feature. The Day of the Dead, or in Spanish, Dia ...
    Published almost 12 years ago | Rate This
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    Use Public Speaking Skills to Ace Your Job Interview

    Use Public Speaking Skills to Ace Your Job Interview
    To have a successful job interview, you'll want to appear poised, calm and confident. As CEO of Media Training Worldwide, TJ Walker coaches clients on how to speak to live audiences and the media. Those same skills apply to job interviews, Walker said. "You want to look comfortable and relaxed. You want to be understood and, most importantly, you want your ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Bathroom Etiquette Tips for the Office

    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 about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Change Your Stressed Business Lifestyle

    Change Your Stressed Business Lifestyle
    I’ve been traveling quite a bit and people always ask me if I can relate to the movie Up In The Air. I don’t know if you’ve seen it but it basically follows the travels of this guy who helps companies across the country layoff people. He flies thousands and thousands of miles a year. His home looks like an empty ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Vacation Approval

    Vacation Approval
    A reader writes: Does it seem strange that my manager wants to know what I'm doing for any vacation request I submit? And not in the friendly conversational way of "where are you going" or "big plans?" but in the way that he's asking if it's worthy to give the vacation days. Is this right? I know it's the latter because ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    More Employers Looking at Social Networking Sites

    More Employers Looking at Social Networking Sites
    If you're looking for a job, you may want to do more than brush up your resume. You may also want to re-examine your Facebook page. More and more, employers are prowling social network sites - such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter - to check on potential new hires. "It can be a legitimate way to see if someone is a ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Taking 'Office' Lessons from the World's Greatest (Inept) Boss

    Taking 'Office' Lessons from the World's Greatest (Inept) Boss
    Supervisors, middle managers and corporate executives — suits, if you will — tonight will be going to a frightening source for leadership lessons. Many will put down their copy of The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker and tune into the one-hour season premiere of NBC's (GE) comedy The Office. This borders on disturbing. After all, the show centers on a bumbling ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    So Long Privacy: Apple Bans Apps, Music for Customers Who Opt Out of Tracking

    So Long Privacy: Apple Bans Apps, Music for Customers Who Opt Out of Tracking
    Apple recently has come under fire for engaging in a campaign of moralistic censorship when it comes to the applications it allows on its mobile devices.  That campaign is perhaps made more ironic by Apple's iconic 1984 commercial, in which it depicted itself as the face of freedom, taking down Big Brother.  Now with a new announcement that it will be ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    The Importance of Giving Notice

    The Importance of Giving Notice
    I read an article recently dealing with the pros/cons of employees giving notice.  It's an interesting read and you can check it out here. Giving notice should be a two-way street.  Employees should give notice to the company so a transition plan can be put into place.  Companies also have the opportunity to "give notice" to employees — for example, sometimes ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    6 Tips to Take a Summer Office Break

    6 Tips to Take a Summer Office Break
    Feel like the four dreary walls of your cubicle are closing in on you? Time for a summer break! Whether it's a relaxing cruise, an exotic island getaway, or a sandy beach adventure, it's high time you got out of that lifeless cubicle and away from the dreariness of your nine-to-five office life. Worried your workload will keep you from some ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Responding to Flaming Email

    Responding to Flaming Email
    I was watching the new Social Media Revolution video recently and it occurred to me that email could be one of those things that's both created and ended during my lifetime.  If you're not aware, email was invented in 1972 by Ray Tomlinson.  And it's being used less and less each day. But while email is still around and being used ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Distinguishing Business from Hobby

    Distinguishing Business from Hobby
    One of the things I do in my spare time is make jewelry. My first job out of college was a commercial artist and, after getting away from art for several years, I'm channeling my creative side into jewelry making. It's also a relatively inexpensive way to feed my bling habit. Sweet. But when I started making jewelry, my immediate inclination was ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Is Technology Holding You Back?

    Is Technology Holding You Back?
    Technology is a beautiful thing. Most of us can’t imagine doing our jobs without it. But sometimes, overindulging in email, texts, and social networking might actually hinder your performance. We’ve identified five ways your iPhone, BlackBerry, Facebook and that endless information superhighway are actually making you worse at your job. Instant message is twisting your words (and making you lazy) Remember ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Electric Cars to Get Noisy to Protect Blind Pedestrians

    Electric Cars to Get Noisy to Protect Blind Pedestrians
    There are many good things about hybrids and electric vehicles. They save fuel costs for the drivers and produce less pollution. However, for some people hybrids and electric cars pose a big problem, particularly for the visually impaired.A bill was proposed in April of 2009 in the Senate that would force automakers producing electric and hybrid vehicles to integrate a system ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Report: One in Three Regret Posting Personal Information on Social Networking Sites

    Report: One in Three Regret Posting Personal Information on Social Networking Sites
    Shopping site Retrevo learned that around 32 percent of people who post on a social networking site regret they shared information so openly. Users who post criticism about workplaces, co-workers, friends, political views, and other controversial topics often don’t consider the possible severity of these posts.The report focuses on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and other social networking sites popular among internet users.  Specifically, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Democratic Senators Call for Criminal, Civil Charges Over Gulf Oil Spill

    Democratic Senators Call for Criminal, Civil Charges Over Gulf Oil Spill
    With over 5,000 barrels of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico every day after the oil well leak on April 20, eight senators are contemplating pressing criminal and civil charges against BP. In the mean time, BP is scrambling to find solutions to what could be considered one of the worst oil spills in U.S. history. BP Plc., Transocean Ltd., and ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This