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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 about 8 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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 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 8 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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 8 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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Can I Ask My Employer to Lay Me Off?

    Can I Ask My Employer to Lay Me Off?
    A reader writes: I work for a major financial services company. I no longer wish to work for that company but don't want to just resign. The company has been laying workers off and is planning more layoffs. I don't want to feel like a sitting duck. I also want to leave and focus on a non-competing business that I recently ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    FCC Steps Up Internet Regulatory Efforts; Republicans, Telecoms Fight Back

    FCC Steps Up Internet Regulatory Efforts; Republicans, Telecoms Fight Back
    National broadband was one of the  key campaign promises  that President Barack Obama made in 2008.  His Federal Communication Commission chief, Chairman Julius Genachowski, has tried to deliver on that promise, but has a difficult path ahead.The FCC's plan to is to take spectrum from television, re-auction it to wireless companies, and use part of the proceeds to finance new lines for the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Google Says That It Collected Data from Open Wi-Fi Networks by Accident

    Google Says That It Collected Data from Open Wi-Fi Networks by Accident
    Google has raised concerns on more than one occasion from users and privacy advocates who are concerned about the wealth of private data Google collects and stores. This information includes search history of users who use the search engine and more.One of the more controversial programs that Google runs is its Street View program. Google sends cars outfitted with cameras and ...
    Published almost 9 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 almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Government to Launch Apple Antitrust Probe

    Government to Launch Apple Antitrust Probe
    If there's one big company that knows to ruffle feathers, it would be Apple.  Apple has filed a  scatter-shot suit against HTC citing patent infringement, trying to slow down Google's Android OS's momentum.  And in the app arena, Apple has been waging a war of words and actions against Adobe's popular Flash medium.Apple has never allowed Flash Player to touch the iPhone - that ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Facebook Instant Personalization Feature Protested by Privacy Advocates

    Facebook Instant Personalization Feature Protested by Privacy Advocates
    Facebook has found itself in hot water over the last few months with very public changes to its privacy policy that would result in more of a user's personal information being shared with third-party websites. The backtracking on privacy for users of the site has raised the ire of more than one consumer watchdog group and some Senators as well.Senator Schumer sent ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    China Forces Foreign Firms Selling to Government to Provide Encryption Codes

    China Forces Foreign Firms Selling to Government to Provide Encryption Codes
    There are many security companies that provide a wealth of products from security software to portable hard drives that use encryption to protect the data. The key to keeping the data secure on the drives is the security of the encryption keys.These keys are often the same for all of their products no matter what country they are sold in. That ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    How to Avoid Your Boss' Going-Away Party

    How to Avoid Your Boss' Going-Away Party
    A reader writes: So my horrible boss is finally leaving (and the villagers rejoiced). She's doing it in a remarkably unethical way (we're going through some restructuring and she's submitting all her plans as if she's staying: once they are approved, committing the company to certain things that give her more flexibility, she's going to quit before the ink is dry), ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Apple Moves One Million Units of Its "Magical" iPad

    Apple Moves One Million Units of Its "Magical" iPad
    Many people weren't sure what to make of the Apple iPad when it was introduced by Steve Jobs in January. The iPad was meant to dive into a market that has largely failed to gain traction due to the use of Windows-based tablets and convertible notebooks that were never built from the ground up for touch-based input. However, Jobs must be ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Windows Phone 7 Architecture Leaks

    Windows Phone 7 Architecture Leaks
    This week, details about both the Windows Phone 7 architecture and low-end phone hardware for developing nations was aired.Microsoft faces much the same position as Palm does in the smartphone market -- it's losing marketshare to a charging Google and is falling farther away from entrenched market leaders Apple and Research in Motion.Microsoft's answer is a complete reboot of its smartphone franchise, however, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This