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    Admin Opportunities in Commercial Real Estate

    Admin Opportunities in Commercial Real Estate
    Successful commercial real estate brokers constantly work on building their brand and reputation, but who keeps the ship afloat behind the scenes while they’re off schmoozing with clients and closing deals? You guessed it: An admin. And although your administrative support work may not be as outwardly glamorous as your boss’s, keeping up with high-powered brokers who chase high-dollar deals can ...
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    What is a Board of Advisors and Why Should Every Smart Professional Have One? (Part 1)

    What is a Board of Advisors and Why Should Every Smart Professional Have One? (Part 1)
    What is a Board of Advisors and Why Should Every Smart Professional Have One? Gone are the days when any of us -- no matter what our level of business experience, our job description or our career goals – needs to rely solely on own selves for everything. From the Internet to social media sites to the "it takes a village" ...
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    What is a Board of Advisors and Why Should Every Smart Professional Have One? (Part 2)

    What is a Board of Advisors and Why Should Every Smart Professional Have One? (Part 2)
    In part 1, I discussed the why's of having a personal board of directors. Today, I'll tackle who should make up your personal board of advisors. Determining who "sits" on your board is much easier than you might think. Here's what I recommend: • Think of what you focus on most on, say, a daily basis. For me, I'd put professional ...
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    The Bittersweet End of Maternity Leave

    The Bittersweet End of Maternity Leave
    I enjoyed a glorious twelve weeks of maternity leave home with my baby girl thanks to FMLA (Family & Medical Leave Act.) I can’t even believe that I contemplated taking less time off from work. Twelve weeks fly by fast even without twelve weeks worth of sleep. And just when I’ve started to get the hang of how to be a ...
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    Virtual Help for Real Entrepreneurs

    Virtual Help for Real Entrepreneurs
    Learn the many roles a virtual staff can fill to help grow your business. If you're like most entrepreneurs, you've got piles of paper cluttering your office and to-do lists that seem to be multiplying like rabbits. The good news is that many of the tasks that keep you from being as productive (and profitable) as you could be can be ...
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    Returning Back to Work and Career Changer Resources

    Returning Back to Work and Career Changer Resources
    Going Back to Work? Maybe you took some years off to go back to school, or to raise your family, or maybe you just took a break from the “rat race” and now want back in. If you’re considering going back to work, or have already made the leap, this is the place for you. People going back to work have ...
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    When Changing Careers, Highlight Transferable Skills

    A significant challenge career changers face is preparing a winning resume. After all, it's arduous enough when you have ample related experience. Writing this crucial document becomes even more painstaking when you're looking to take a completely new career direction. Your saving grace: Transferable skills. h2. What Are Transferable Skills? Career expert Richard Nelson Bolles pioneered the idea of transferable skills ...
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    Resume Dilemma: Career Change

    In a competitive job market, it's hard enough for job seekers on a steady career path to get their resumes noticed. If you are pursuing a new direction, it's all that much more difficult to convince hiring managers to take a chance on you. A common mistake career changers make is to use the same resumes that worked in their previous ...
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    Refresh Your Retro Resume in 6 Steps

    Refresh Your Retro Resume in 6 Steps
    Many people are facing the prospect of finding a new job. And some are even contemplating a complete career change. If it has been years since you've updated your resume, you may be wondering where to start. Follow these six steps to turn your dusty retro resume into a high-powered personal marketing tool for winning interviews in today's competitive job market. ...
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    Jump-Start Your Career Change

    The prospect of changing careers is both exhilarating and daunting. If you know exactly what you want to pursue, don't become stymied by the enormous challenges the career-change process presents. Employ these powerful strategies to make that career change a reality. h2. Determine Your Leverage Points Inventory the skills and experiences you can leverage in your career switch. Examples include: * ...
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    Sizing Up Admin Salaries and Office Skills

    Sizing Up Admin Salaries and Office Skills
    Monster member orangeweaverfinch posts: I am seeking to find a permanent, midlevel clerical job immediately. I claim to know Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook. I do not claim to know Microsoft Excel. Although I learned Excel six years ago, I don’t remember it, because I never used it on any job. I am tempted to relearn Excel, which would open up ...
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    Negotiate More than Entry-Level Pay in Your New Career

    Negotiate More than Entry-Level Pay in Your New Career
    A shift into a completely new career doesn’t have to mean a drop back to an entry-level salary, but convincing an employer you deserve above entry-level pay for an entry-level position is tough. “Companies have a set salary range in mind for every position,” says Janice Litvin of Micro Search, a San Francisco high tech recruitment firm. “They are not able ...
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    Tell Me About Yourself

    Tell Me About Yourself
    It’s one of the most frequently asked questions in an interview: Tell me about yourself. Your response to this request will set the tone for the rest of the interview. For some, this is the most challenging question to answer, as they wonder what the interviewer really wants to know and what information they should include. Eleanor dreaded this question. When ...
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    Recommendations Play Key Role in Job Search

    Recommendations Play Key Role in Job Search
    Human resource people tell me a good reference can make or break a job applicant, but many of those vying for jobs seem to give their references little or no consideration. Even when job-hunters do spend a long time singling out the best possibile references, how can you be sure that they deliver? With that in mind, we've consulted CareerDiva and ...
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    First Offer Not Your First Choice? When to Take It - And When to Walk Away

    When you're unemployed, unhappily employed or eager to change careers, jumping at the first offer you get - even if it isn't quite what you want - can be tempting. So should you? While an offer can give you a sense of security, that feeling can quickly vanish if the position just isn't right for you and you find yourself looking ...
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    Beyond the Paycheck

    When you're negotiating for a new job, there's much more to consider than the size of your paycheck, points out Mary Simon, author of Negotiate Your Job Offer: A Step-by-Step Guide to a Win-Win Situation. Simon suggests each offer has eight different components you need to consider. h2. Total Compensation This includes base salary, medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits. h2. ...
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    Returning to Work After a Leave

    Returning to Work After a Leave
    So you took some time off from work. People do it all the time, right? Sure, but you've been gone for several weeks on an extended leave. You had legitimate reasons for taking the time, but you're worried about how the absence will affect your career. Here's how to make sure that it doesn't -- at least not adversely. h4. Stay ...
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    Reinvention Review: Turn Prior Experiences into Current Capabilities

    Reinvention Review: Turn Prior Experiences into Current Capabilities
    After three decades as a radio engineer, a 50-plus woman suddenly finds herself downsized. With the radio industry in a tailspin, what are her prospects for continuing the work she loves? Pretty good - if she repositions her skills and reinvents her experience as relevant to employers seeking engineers knowledgeable about podcasts and MP3 downloads. Is she alone in worrying about ...
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    Alternative Legal Careers: Ten Law-Related Careers Without Law School or a Badge

    Alternative Legal Careers: Ten Law-Related Careers Without Law School or a Badge
    If you watch TV, you may think there are only two basic career options if you love the law: Become a lawyer or a cop. Fortunately, real life is not like television. So if studying for the LSAT or heading for the police academy aren't on your docket, consider these 10 suggestions. Perhaps one of these will lead to the verdict ...
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    Temp in the Legal Industry

    Temp in the Legal Industry
    Our increasingly litigious society is carving a niche for temporary legal professionals, from paralegals and other legal support staff to attorneys, to help busy law offices cope with mounting caseloads. Do you have the skills needed for temping in the legal industry? h4. What It Takes Who are the most attractive candidates? “The bulk of all the temporary positions we handle ...
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