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    Top Dos and Don'ts for Legal Resumes

    Top Dos and Don'ts for Legal Resumes
    When you're looking for a new legal position, the quality of your resume can make or break your job search. Follow these 10 tips from recruiters to produce a winning legal resume that will help you stand out. Make a Good First Impression When you receive up to 700 resumes a week, as does Hudson Legal placement director Penny Burke, you ...
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    To Expand Your Business, Go Home

    To Expand Your Business, Go Home
    Plenty of Web entrepreneurs start their ventures at home and move into commercial spaces only when they expand. Unity Stoakes and Steven H. Krein did it backwards. They ditched their office space in midtown Manhattan a year after founding OrganizedWisdom, a health search engine vetted by physicians, and sent their staff of nine to work from home. And after more than ...
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    Avoid Age Bias in the Workplace

    Avoid Age Bias in the Workplace
    As if midlife crises, presbyopia and receding hairlines weren't bad enough, the Baby Boomer population has something else to worry about: Age bias in the workplace. It's the fastest-growing category of complaints received by the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC). In fiscal year 2006, the EEOC received 16,548 age-discrimination claims. "We have a youth culture in this country, where younger is ...
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    Visibility vs. Self-Promotion, The Art of Advancing Your Projects and Accomplishments

    Visibility vs. Self-Promotion, The Art of Advancing Your Projects and Accomplishments
    To get ahead, you've got to keep the spotlight on your projects and accomplishments. But how does an effective, ambitious manager walk that fine line between gaining visibility and appearing to be a shameless self-promoter? The key in differentiating between the two is your intention: The best managers focus on departmental accomplishments, not themselves. How managers gain visibility makes all the ...
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    Dress for the Venue

    We have been hosting our World Class Assistant™ high-end workshops in Las Vegas since 2005 at the beautiful Red Rock Country Club. I have watched hundreds of administrative professionals come through the program and am always amazed when a participant shows up for class looking like they are going to the Strip or shopping. These attendees will even tell me or ...
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    STEP 5: When Promotion Time Approaches, Get Noticed (No Excuses!)

    STEP 5: When Promotion Time Approaches, Get Noticed (No Excuses!)
    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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    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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    Simple, Easy to Remember, and Secure Passwords

    Simple, Easy to Remember, and Secure Passwords
    Today I woke up to one of the worst things that could happen in this day and age… a truly terrible occurrence that I wouldn’t wish on my worst nightmare — well, I probably wouldn’t care it if happened to my worst nightmare but close — ready for it? My personal Gmail account was hacked & hijacked! It was one of ...
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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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    Get Your Resume Ready for the Recession

    Get Your Resume Ready for the Recession
    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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    Why No Updates After Job Interview?

    Why No Updates After Job Interview?
    Q. I have been out of work now for nearly four months. I have had many interviews and great leads through networking. Still nothing has panned out. Given this economy, and with so many people being out of work searching for jobs, I find it frustrating when the HR rep/hiring manager does not get back to you with updates on the ...
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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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    Understanding Communication Styles

    Understanding Communication Styles
    People have vastly diverse communication styles, and not all are compatible. That is, how one says something may not be the best way to communicate to a person or group. Or you may hear what someone says, but not necessarily what they mean. Basically, everyone may interpret the same message in very different ways, possibly resulting in conflict or failure of ...
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    Career Profile: Medical Assistant - Phyllis Shipper

    Career Profile: Medical Assistant - Phyllis Shipper
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a medical assistant because of a wonderful and rewarding experience I had as a youth. I volunteered as a Candy Striper at the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Maryland. The enjoyment and overwhelming satisfaction I felt by helping others was incredible! Ever since then, I knew I wanted to work ...
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    What If Your Interview is Tomorrow?

    What If Your Interview is Tomorrow?
    Even if you have less than a day before your job interview, you can outshine the competition with a little preparation. The following four tasks will take you about four hours (plus five minutes) to complete, and you'll walk into the interview confident you'll be successful. h4. Conduct Basic Interview Research Find out as much as you can about the interview. ...
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    What's the Key to Online Social Media?

    What's the Key to Online Social Media?
    ...The key is to mind your manners! We ALL participate in online social media in our world today… and if you think you’re one of the people who DOESN’T, I’ve got news for you: Just reading this blog is participating in the world of online social media. See, our blog has a comments section where back and forth communication of ideas ...
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    Unemployment Insurance and You

    Unemployment Insurance and You
    If you've just been laid off, your first questions probably involve unemployment insurance. How does it work? How much will you collect? Where do you sign up? The answers depend on where you live. Some unemployment insurance policies are set at the federal level, but states set most of the rules and run most of the programs, explains Rich Hobbie, executive ...
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    Pleasures and Perils of PTO

    Pleasures and Perils of PTO
    Weary of the costly games some workers play with elaborate systems of vacation, personal and sick days, many large employers have shuffled the deck and called a new game: Paid time off (PTO). PTO plans, by which employees accrue days off in a single account and spend them more or less as they wish, are a mixed bag from the worker's ...
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    Happy Bosses Day!

    Happy Bosses Day!
    Enjoy your day, Boss! Joan and I have yet to spend an administrative professional’s day together. In fact, we rarely spend bosses day together either. Joan’s speaking schedule is at its most hectic in the spring and in the fall which is fine – we always find time to let each other know how much we appreciate the other and how ...
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    How Your Home Business Can Avoid a Tax Audit

    How Your Home Business Can Avoid a Tax Audit
    Q: I operate a small business out of my house. The thought of a potential IRS audit makes me lose sleep at night. Is there anything I can do to eliminate or reduce my chances of being audited? —J.C., San Leandro, Calif. A: There's no reason for an honest business owner to lose sleep worrying about a tax audit. Even if ...
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