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    Are You Emotionally Intelligent?

    Are You Emotionally Intelligent?
    We all know people who have masses of academic qualifications yet somehow just don’t get it right in the world of work. They are not easy people to be with and tend to misread situations. They say the wrong thing, upset people (often completely unintentionally) and therefore don’t always get as many opportunities as people who are emotionally intelligent. They are ...
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    22 Affordable Ways to De-Stress

    Whether you’re an executive assistant juggling 10 high-level bosses, or a receptionist dealing with difficult customers, any job in the administrative field can be overwhelming and stressful. Learning how to manage stress and channel it through positive means is vital, not just for a successful career, but for your happiness and well-being too. If you don’t take time to unwind, ...
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    Organize Your Admin Job Search

    Organize Your Admin Job Search
    Managing your job search is just like managing any other project. You must create an administrative infrastructure that will allow you to operate efficiently, productively and with some order. Here are some strategies to consider as you craft a system to manage the flow of contacts, resumes, follow-ups and interviews throughout your search campaign: Use Technology Wisely Conducting a job search ...
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    Who’s Hiring: 8 National Employers Looking for YOU

    Who’s Hiring: 8 National Employers Looking for YOU
    There’s a common misconception that if you're fired or laid off these days, you won’t find a new opportunity or that you'll have to take a severe cut — in both your paycheck and pride. But can you really blame us? It’s not often you hear about companies hiring in this recession. With the nation’s unemployment rate on the rise and ...
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    Do-It-Yourself Career Development

    Do-It-Yourself Career Development
    With corporate downsizing at an all-time high and entrepreneurs and small businesses on the rise, many of us are finding we have to “do-it-yourself” in some areas where we might once have had help. Specifically, we have to actively manage our own careers including keeping an eye on our own training and development. Whether you were one of the “lucky” ones ...
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    5 Tips for Making Office Friendships Work

    5 Tips for Making Office Friendships Work
    If you've worked with the same company for several years, you've probably built many friendships. Some of your coworkers might be close friends, while others are individuals with whom you might share a weekend story on Monday morning. A friendship at work can become a powerful networking tool or a toxic relationship. What works best when you are in a leadership ...
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    Young Bosses, Older Direct Reports

    Young Bosses, Older Direct Reports
    One of my early mentors used the word "approbation" frequently. I don't hear it much these days, but he spoke often of having "approbation" for colleagues, particularly young people whom he "had time for," whose views he valued enough to consider thoughtfully. The dictionary defines "approbation" as "an expression of warm approval" and emphasizes that it is usually used in official ...
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    7 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

    [widget:bill_lampton_featured_auth_box] We have all heard this warning: "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression." In fact, psychologists caution that we only have from seven to 17 seconds of interacting with strangers before they form an opinion of us. With this widely acknowledged pressure to "make our case" instantly, here are *seven tips for making your ...
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    How to Make Your Resume Recession-Ready

    How to Make Your Resume Recession-Ready
    While you shouldn’t let the hysteria about today's economy derail your job hunt, you will have to get smarter in your job search strategy. How? By revising your tactics to include a more solution-selling approach to make your value clear to potential employers. You must always answer the question, "What's in it for them?" not, "What's in it for me?" Stay ...
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    Tips for Temps: How the System Works

    Tips for Temps: How the System Works
    Employment seekers are increasingly looking for temporary, contract and seasonal work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These days it pays, however, to go into a temporary work situation fully armed with information on how the system works. Sometimes, it makes more sense to avoid temp work. “When the economy is down, employers are more likely to use questionable employment ...
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    7 Ways to Make Your Boss Love You

    7 Ways to Make Your Boss Love You
    In this economic climate, everyone wants to avoid getting laid off. The number one way to do this is to have a strong relationship with your immediate manager. Here are some strategies that have worked well for me over the years: Be humble. Don’t approach your boss with a sense of entitlement, as though he is personally responsible for furthering ...
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    The Midyear Review Takes On More Weight

    The Midyear Review Takes On More Weight
    Like most rites of summer, the midyear review has historically been an informal affair: a quick chat about what needs to be done to get that raise in December, a perfunctory performance check-in required by the higher-ups in human resources. But as the economic crisis rewrites the rules of management, the midyear assessment is taking on dramatically more weight. Goals set ...
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    The 15 Stupidest Ways to Get Fired

    1. Rectal Advertising [photo:37791] Our first nominees come from Lake Geneva, Wisconson. Local news station WISN says two nurses snapped photos of a patient’s X-ray and, according to their employer, posted them on Facebook. The patient in question allegedly had a sex device lodged in his rectum, hence the keen interest on the part of the nurses. The accused nurse claims ...
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    Protect Yourself From Job Search Scams

    Protect Yourself From Job Search Scams
    Searching for a job is challenging enough in a recession. Job seekers who are eager to reply to any hint of a paying gig must also avoid online scammers and identity thieves who are targeting them. The Better Business Bureau found that 73% of job seekers reported using online sources for help in 2007, compared to 66% in 2005. And that ...
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    5 Skills to Learn if You’re Looking for a Job

    5 Skills to Learn if You’re Looking for a Job
    It’s becoming harder to stand out from the growing pile of resumes in today’s tough job market. If you’re unemployed, consider learning a new skill to gain an advantage. “First, look at your strengths to see how those might cross over into other fields or careers,” says Diane Brennan, an Arizona-based career consultant. “Then decide what other skills you need to ...
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    Meet Your New Unemployment Buddy ... Dad!

    Meet Your New Unemployment Buddy ... Dad!
    Originally published on Unemploymentality on January 30, 2009 I’ve always been a bit of a daddy’s girl. Ever since my first days of life, he and I have shared a special, indescribable bond. I remember giggling at Monsterpiece theater together, sharing an unusual love for burnt popcorn and racing each other down the slopes at Heavenly (the bunny slopes, of course). ...
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    Work for Free While Unemployed: How and Why

    Work for Free While Unemployed: How and Why
    While I was going through the 17th revision of my resume for my job search, I was pondering how I might be able to keep my fingers on the pulse of marketing work while exploring some new industries. Then, when talking to a local running buddy at the weekly running club gathering spot (you never know who knows who), he suggested ...
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    10 Warning Signs of a Toxic Boss

    10 Warning Signs of a Toxic Boss
    We've all heard stories about the nightmare of working for a toxic boss. Some of us have even had the unique displeasure of doing so ourselves. Red flags to such behavior often appear as early as the interview process. We've compiled 10 warning signs of a toxic boss. Watch for them in the interview and you might be able to avoid ...
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    Cover Letters: Don't Bother

    Cover Letters: Don't Bother
    In my daily search for information on job interviews, resumes and cover letters, I tend to see the same advice: Don’t make your resume more than one page, get prepared for the interview, and always send a cover letter. Always. But yesterday I came across someone that says something completely different. His basic philosophy is: "Cover letters? Don't bother." David Silverman ...
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    The 25 Species of Coworkers

    They might be lurking in the cubicle next to you or lounging in a cushy corner office. They could be e-nagging you daily or haunting your dreams at night. That’s right, the people you work with have the power to influence, annoy, inspire, and scare the living daylights out of you (work nightmares, anyone?). Since you’re stuck with them 40 hours ...
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