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    7 Ways to Handle Your Dysfunctional Office

    7 Ways to Handle Your Dysfunctional Office
    Workplace dysfunction may be funny when you’re watching “The Office,” but it’s serious business when you’re trying to cope with it every day. The good news is that it doesn’t have to bring you down. Nobody says dealing with dysfunction is easy, but if you follow this advice, chances are you can at least stay above the fray. h4. *Step Away ...
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    Tips for Working Mothers

    Tips for Working Mothers
    Fulfilling the role of Mom while also holding down a job can be dizzying. But with a little planning and family cooperation, moms can make routine tasks easier, get family members involved and helping instead of asking for things, and reduce everyone's stress level. Try these tips out. Teach Cleanup Do you clean up toys, hang up coats, stow shoes, pick ...
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    5 Job Hunting Mistakes that Scream "I'm Unprofessional"

    5 Job Hunting Mistakes that Scream "I'm Unprofessional"
    In most job-filling situations, the employer has the luxury of choosing from several well-qualified applicants, all of whom could probably do the job. That's when the little things, like the common but often unrecognized mistakes described here, almost always come into play. Make sure you avoid them, so they don't cost you a shot at the job. h4. *1. Using a ...
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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 ...
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    10 Must-Follow Interview Rules

    In the current job market, you'd better have your act together, or you won't stand a chance against the competition. Check yourself on these 10 basic points before you go on that all-important interview. [page] *Look Sharp* Before the interview, select your outfit. Depending on the industry and position, get out your best duds and check them over for spots and ...
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    Get Noticed at Promotion Time

    Get Noticed at Promotion Time
    Since you started at your company one year ago, several positions have opened up you could have easily slipped into. Instead, other internal candidates got the nod. The last person who was hired in your company (just two months ago) was even promoted. What can you do to get noticed and prevent another opportunity from passing you by? Study these solutions ...
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    Audio: Take Control of Your Admin Career

    Audio: Take Control of Your Admin Career
    All of us want to be successful in our careers, and the secret to getting ahead is taking control of your own destiny. But how do you do it? If you’re an admin asking yourself that question, Monster Admin/Support Advisor Sue Fenner has advice for you. She talks with us about admin career paths, getting noticed and staying engaged at work. ...
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    Overqualified?

    Overqualified?
    You were laid off from your executive job by a company that's now six feet under. You've sent out 800 resumes, done one interview, received zero offers. You find yourself looking lower and lower on the totem pole and occasionally eyeing openings for line managers at the competitor that killed your former employer. If you must apply for a position for ...
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    First Admin Blog-a-Thon Creates Peer Power

    First Admin Blog-a-Thon Creates Peer Power
    Admins unite worldwide to learn from International Administrative Expert, Joan Burge, and to share their best practices to popular topics ranging from: *Facing Bertha Bully*, *Training Managers*, *Coping With Conflicting Priorities*, *How to Disagree Agreeably*, *Pros and Cons of Being Assertive* and *Rock the Boat!* The Blog-a-Thon is a 22-day event sponsored by Office Dynamics in honor of Administrative Professionals Day. ...
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    Successful Communication Begins With Self Awareness

    Successful Communication Begins With Self Awareness
    No matter where you work, who you work for, or how many people are on your team, good communication skills are vital to your success. Many conflicts on teams and issues with teamwork are directly linked to communication issues...or more accurately communication preferences. As a qualified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator administrator and trainer, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals ...
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    The Importance of Boundaries

    The Importance of Boundaries
    Have you ever felt over-worked, over-stressed, bitter, resentful, taken advantage of, manipulated, dissatisfied-after a hard day’s work on the job? Chances are, you are lacking boundaries in your professional life. In the heat of the economic meltdown, many of us are aware of the daily reminders of on ongoing crisis and workloads are increasing along with the unemployment rate. This makes ...
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    Use A Bad Boss to Your Advantage

    Use A Bad Boss to Your Advantage
    It happened again. Maybe the boss broke his or her word, bad-mouthed you, or torpedoed your promotion. You're not surprised. Your boss already ignores your ideas, talks down to you, and expects you to be a mind-reader. And that doesn't even count the eavesdropping. What's worse, your boss won't talk about it with you, telling you to "move on." as if ...
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    Job Hunt 101: Bag the Best Employer

    Job Hunt 101: Bag the Best Employer
    It’s 2009. Do you know where your next job is? Finding a new job is tough these days. New hires are in decline, unemployment is north of 8% so there’s plenty of competition and people who have jobs are making Herculean efforts to hang onto them. And, if you do manage to land a meeting with a potential employer, the contemporary ...
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    How to Work With a Recruiter

    How to Work With a Recruiter
    Recruiters can seem like demons that pick out all your worst qualities, or they can be like job-providing angels sent down from heaven; in either situation, if you’re retaining their services for free, you’re probably a job-seeker and you could be totally in the dark about whether they can really get you a job. *The key to working with a recruiter ...
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    The Changing Employer-Employee Relationship

    The Changing Employer-Employee Relationship
    The public is all too aware of the controversy surrounding AIG's (AIG) collapse due to its exposure in credit default swaps, the scope of the government investment to bail out the company, the outrage over generous bonuses paid to many of the same executives responsible for the poor business decisions that derailed the company, and the efforts from many quarters to ...
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    COBRA: Tips for Manipulating the System Legally

    COBRA: Tips for Manipulating the System Legally
    In my continuing series on being laid off, I thought I would talk about what I’ve learned about COBRA. h4. *What Is COBRA?* COBRA (named for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act which governs it’s administration) is the system to retain your group health insurance after you leave a company. You always have COBRA rights regardless of why you were dismissed ...
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    7 Job Search Time Wasters, and How to Avoid Them

    7 Job Search Time Wasters, and How to Avoid Them
    Looking for a job is, indeed, a full time job. And like any full time job, you probably waste a lot of time either completing tasks, or between them. The difference is, when you’re looking for work, you don’t have a boss to answer to. You are only accountable to yourself - and let’s face it, you kind of favor you. ...
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    Is Low Self Esteem Affecting Your Job?

    Is Low Self Esteem Affecting Your Job?
    Could low self-esteem be affecting you on the job? When we allow ourselves to be overcome by our low-self esteem we are unable to reach our full potential at work and, more importantly, in life. You could be subconsciously holding yourself back from opportunities, advancement, and achievements on a professional and personal level. A few of the ways how low self-esteem ...
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    Struggling? Unhappy? Here's What I've Learned

    Struggling? Unhappy? Here's What I've Learned
    I graduated from a four year university in December of 2007. Since then, I have been in the work force for over a year now. As a young, naive, recent graduate I have struggled to find my dream job with minimal work experience in a shaky economy. I have been back and forth, tossed to and fro, job to job, ...
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    Lowball Salary Offers: A Working Guide

    Lowball Salary Offers: A Working Guide
    I get lots of mail from job-seekers who want to know the perfect juncture in a job-search process for the *Salary Discussion*. I'm glad to get these inquiries, because nailing down a salary range is not a trivial matter in a back-and-forth job-search conversation. However, all of these folks looking to pinpoint the Ideal Time for the Salary Conversation are in ...
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