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    10 Tricks to Telecommuting Success

    In a century where convenience is the standard form of measurement, telecommuting is growing in popularity. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2005, more than 11 million people worked from home — that's about 8 percent of the U.S. population! And what's not to love about telecommuting? When you can work from the comfort of your home, skip commuter ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Become a Healthy Entrepreneur

    Become a Healthy Entrepreneur
    Living the life of an entrepreneur, it's easy to get lost in the cerebral side of your existence. By throwing yourself into the business, you may have lost touch with the simple joy in movement. We've come up with reality checks for the most popular excuses people have for not staying in shape. Myth #1: I'm not athletic, so even if ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    What Your Work Dreams Really Mean

    Most of us at some point have woken up in a cold sweat after a horrific nightmare about work. Whether about showing up naked at the office or missing a career-changing deadline, each of these dreams could have a deeper meaning about how you feel about your job. Wonder what your work dreams are telling you about your relationship with ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Tech Firms Fight To Keep Workforce Make-up Hidden

    Tech Firms Fight To Keep Workforce Make-up Hidden
    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Google, the company that wants to make the world's information accessible, says the race and gender of its workforce is a trade secret that cannot be released. So do Apple, Yahoo, Oracle and Applied Materials. These five companies waged an 18-month Freedom of Information battle with the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, convincing federal regulators who collect ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    4 Career Lessons from American Olympians

    Lindsey Vonn: Don’t Stop When it Starts to Hurt Lindsey Vonn is the first American woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic downhill skiing. A contender in Torino in 2006, Vonn suffered a terrible crash that sent her to the hospital. She left with pain arching through her legs and back but still competed in five events. She didn’t ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Should You Quit Your Job (Even Now)?

    Should You Quit Your Job (Even Now)?
    Your job is making you miserable. You dread getting up in the morning, you have nightmares about your boss and the thought of looking at that spreadsheet one more time literally makes you sick to your stomach. But no matter who you turn to, you get the same tired advice: now is not the time to quit. Six hundred thousand people ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    6 Reasons Why You Will Want the Apple Tablet

    6 Reasons Why You Will Want the Apple Tablet
    There's one big question remaining about the mythical tablet device that Apple is expected to unveil Wednesday. We've already learned, from whispers of those in the know, that it's basically a supersized iPod touch with a 10-inch diagonal screen and it may cost about $1,000. In addition to playing music and video, it's going to display digitized books, newspapers and magazines. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Effective Tips on Removing The Obstacles to Your Success

    5 Effective Tips on Removing The Obstacles to Your Success
    One of the fastest ways to success is to remove the obstacles in front of you. These obstacles can be anything from mental roadblocks to office politics and making them move in the direction you want is not always easy and it certainly isn't fast. I am not here to tell you exactly what to do because that won't work; your ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Why and How You Should Find Time to Read

    Why and How You Should Find Time to Read
    As a kid, I was exposed to a strong reading culture. Although my parents were not well educated, they clearly understood the importance of reading and our house was full of books. I remember visiting friends’ houses and being amazed at how little books they had around! The benefits of reading are enormous, and we could probably come up with hundreds, ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Your Corporate Blog Sucks

    Your Corporate Blog Sucks
    With apologies to the couple of corporate blogs I do read, corporate blogs suck. I am talking about the SEO fodder, copywriter driven, press release whoring and/or link bait attracting garbage that are corporate blogs today. I’ll read a lot of lousy blogs and standalone articles but I won’t read your company’s blog because even a guy who consumes as much ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Ways to Improve Your Commute

    5 Ways to Improve Your Commute
    The average commute time for workers in the U.S. is 24.4 minutes each way, but for many of us the journeys to and from work are really much longer — or at least they seem that way. But at the same time there’s relief. While most people haven't noticed their commutes getting noticeably shorter, the recession and resulting high unemployment rates ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Best Women-Run Blogs

    The Best Women-Run Blogs
    There are millions of blogs out there — how do you find ones worth your time? Sure, the number of Twitter followers is a good gauge of popularity, but there are plenty of exceptional reads flying under the radar. Whether writing about career advice, female empowerment or daily drama, here’s a list of 10 women-run blogs we love. 1) Penelope Trunk’s ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Where's Digital Marketing Heading in 2010?

    Where's Digital Marketing Heading in 2010?
    In our discussions about what will happen in the digital marketing industry during the next 12 months, one overarching trend emerged: The basic rules of brand building are just as important for innovations in the digital space as they are for traditional forms of communication. Using new technology won't in itself bring success; your digital communications still need to be creative, ...
    Published about 8 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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Asking for Time Off in a Busy Office

    Asking for Time Off in a Busy Office
    A reader writes: Summer's almost here, and I'm meant to be taking a week off for holiday. The trip is booked, it's been approved months ago by my boss, I've scheduled my requested time with an eye to our work cycle and done my best to get everything done and covered before I'm gone. However, two days before departure, my manager ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +1