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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 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    8 Secrets of “Lucky” Job-Seekers

    Still looking for the four-leafed clover that will get you the job you’ve always wanted? If Lady Luck hasn’t been on your side lately, maybe it’s time to try a new approach. Contrary to popular belief, good luck doesn’t solely have to do with fate and the mysterious unfolding of the universe — according to several psychology study results, luck ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 9 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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    ManagerLink's Guide to Work Happy Hour Etiquette

    ManagerLink's Guide to Work Happy Hour Etiquette
    At the end of a hellish day, it can be fun to go out and have a few with your favorite coworkers. But drinking with your office mates isn’t like drinking with your friends on the weekend. The same rules just don’t apply. No matter how laid-back your office may be, your actions always reflect on your professional persona. So what ...
    Published almost 9 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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    “Undercover Boss” and the Missing Information Loop

    It’s hard to argue that a primetime network T.V. show that debuts after the Super Bowl has any mission other than to entertain the masses. It’s perhaps unfair then to ascribe any responsibility to the “Undercover Boss” other than the blatantly obvious—we all knew what we were getting—another reality show. In reality T.V., however, there is an endgame separate and apart ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Calling a Coworker Who is On Vacation

    Calling a Coworker Who is On Vacation
    A reader writes: My husband called a co-worker Tuesday night after 10:30 pm and talked until almost midnight about business. This person was also on vacation. This was not an emergency call and I feel, regardless of whether the co-worker kept the communication going, that my husband was out of bounds in making this call. Please advise. It totally depends on ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    20 Easy Ways to Be Happier

    Had enough of the winter blues? We have too. So we looked for ways to lift our spirits, at least until "spring forward." What we found is that sometimes, the tiniest changes can have a huge impact on overall happiness. Here are twenty ideas to help you go from grumpy to giddy. 1) Make Your Bed Every Morning I’ve heard ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    The Nexus One vs. iPhone vs. Droid Price Comparison

    The Nexus One vs. iPhone vs. Droid Price Comparison
    So you've read the earlier stories on the Android-based Nexus One phone and you're thinking about buying it. The extensive specs inside the beautiful hardware are taking over your mind, like a slow advancing army from the great Gadget Lust Nation (that you know exists). But before you take out your wallet and give in, you need to let the rush ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Getting Back Lost Jobs Could Take 5-Plus Years

    Getting Back Lost Jobs Could Take 5-Plus Years
    WASHINGTON - Job creation is stuck on an uphill treadmill. So many jobs have been lost that the U.S. must run hard just to keep from losing more ground. Despite the election-year emphasis on job creation by both parties, the short-term outlook is bleak. While many economists believe the recession is technically over, nearly 15 million Americans remain unemployed. Six million ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Happy Employees Make Thriving Companies

    Fifty years ago, if you said you wanted better work-life balance, most managers would have smiled and assumed that meant you wanted to work until the balance of your life was over. Fortunately, times have changed. The best employers strive to help workers strike the right balance between work and enjoying life away from the office so they are re-energized ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This