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    Time for a New Job—or a New Attitude?

    Time for a New Job—or a New Attitude?
    Question: I have been at my job for two-and-a-half years, and the past six months have been very hard to get through. There’s nothing awful about the job, but it’s not what I want to be doing. At least I’m glad that I am getting the chance to learn what kinds of environments work best for me. Here is my problem: ...
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    Prep for the Top 10 Interview Questions

    Prep for the Top 10 Interview Questions
    Too many job seekers stumble through interviews as if the questions are coming out of left field. But many interview questions are to be expected. Study this list and plan your answers ahead of time so you’ll be ready to deliver them with confidence. What Are Your Weaknesses? This is the most dreaded question of all. Handle it by minimizing your ...
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    Hot Tips for Maximizing Productivity in Outlook 2007

    Hot Tips for Maximizing Productivity in Outlook 2007
    An excerpt from the course ‘Outlook 2007 Productivity with Andrea Kalli’ brought to you by AcademyVP. 1. Organize your E-mail with the Rules Wizard The Rules Wizard helps you manage your e-mail messages by using rules to automatically perform actions on messages. After you create a rule, Microsoft Outlook applies the rule when messages arrive in your Inbox or when you ...
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    Smartphones: The Pluses and Minuses of Them Coming with the Job

    Smartphones: The Pluses and Minuses of Them Coming with the Job
    Endowed with phone, Web, email and PDA capabilities such as a calendar, contacts and so on, handheld wireless multimedia devices like BlackBerrys, Treos and iPhones are continuously adding features to their already formidable mix. And in the workplace, these Swiss Army knife-like gadgets are usually a boon to both workers and employers. But when smartphones travel home with you in a ...
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    Should Recruiters Pass a Resume Around?

    Should Recruiters Pass a Resume Around?
    Dear Liz, In my experience as a businessperson for the past decade (that is, since I graduated from college and started working) I've been a job-seeker only once. I got my first job through on-campus interviews, and I got my second job when I launched a job search after my first employer moved its headquarters out of town. Right now, I ...
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    Twelve Worst Job Interview Mistakes

    Twelve Worst Job Interview Mistakes
    Among the tips for this stage of the application process: You don't want to be unprepared or too rehearsed, or be labeled an HR stalker Turning off a potential employer is easier than one might think. To score a job, avoid these 12 mistakes that candidates often make during the interview process. 1. "+Being Unprepared for Standard Questions+":http://adminsecret.monster.com/benefits/536-twelve-worst-job-interview-mistakes?page=2 2. "+Sounding Too ...
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    The New Rules for Making the Big Leap

    The New Rules for Making the Big Leap
    You never know what the impetus will be—a random conversation with a friend, an article you read online, or a snippet of a radio interview overheard in a cab—when it hits you that you're ready to make the Big Leap—that you're hungry for more power, pay, and prestige. You may have been thinking Big Leap thoughts for some time, or this ...
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    Ten New Rules for Getting Ahead

    BusinessWeek Career Workplace columnist Liz Ryan shares 10 to-dos for those wanting to take the "Big Leap" into a new job Looking for more pay, power, and prestige? In today's networked, fast-paced, Web-based world, the old rules don't apply. Forget writing a résumé with boilerplate language, answering an ad, or sending a letter to a company's recruiting department. It's not about ...
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    How to Return to Work After A Vacation

    How to Return to Work After A Vacation
    Christine Downes vacationed in Chicago, where she had a great time shopping on the Magnificent Mile, visiting museums and watching the Chicago Cubs play at Wrigley Field. To ensure her first day back at work wouldn't suffer from her time off, Downes, an administrative assistant at Deloitte Consulting's Cleveland office, scheduled an extra day off. "I need to readjust my sleeping ...
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    On a Résumé, Tell What You've Accomplished

    On a Résumé, Tell What You've Accomplished
    Reading résumés is a love/hate thing for me. As an HR person, I look at so many that sometimes I feel I can't bear to see another. On the other hand, from time to time I come across a résumé so terrific that it restores my faith in humanity (or, at least, my faith in the résumé-writing population). These rare, special, ...
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    So, You Want to Be a Virtual Assistant?

    So, You Want to Be a Virtual Assistant?
    The end of a year and the start of a new one will often lead people to think about what they want to do for the next 365 days, or in this case, 366 days with a leap year in 2008. It’s at this time of year that I hear from many who would like to leave their corporate jobs and ...
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    A Practical Guide to Branding

    A Practical Guide to Branding
    Talk to entrepreneurs about their marketing and communications efforts, and they'll often use the words "branding," "marketing," and "advertising" interchangeably. That reflects the pervasive confusion about the terms, says Gail Guge, managing partner of Wilkin Guge Marketing in Ontario, Calif.. "About 15 years ago, 'branding' became a buzzword in the business vernacular, and people still get the words mixed up all ...
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    Are You in the Best City for Your Job?

    Are You in the Best City for Your Job?
    Elizabeth A. Campbell was happy with the job offer from a top Houston law firm, but she wasn't itching to leave the comfortable life she had built for herself and her two teenage boys in suburban New Jersey. Other than a detour to Michigan for law school, she was a lifelong Northeasterner. Campbell drew up a table of the pluses and ...
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    Best and Worst Cities for Your Job (or Future Job)

    Best and Worst Cities for Your Job (or Future Job)
    By Prashant Gopal/ Business Week Looking for somewhere to live where you can find a good job and enjoy a high standard of living? (Who isn't?) But some places are more likely to score on both counts than others—and you might be surprised to find out where they are. Working with Payscale.com, we looked at the 25 largest metro areas in ...
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    5 Steps to Getting a Promotion

    5 Steps to Getting a Promotion
    You have been working for your current company for a while now, and you are ready to move up the ladder. You might have even been considered for a promotion in the past, but didn't quite make the cut. Earning a promotion takes more effort and diligence than you might expect. You must master your current job and prove that you ...
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    STEP 3: Be Worthy of a Promotion, Be an Excellent Admin

    STEP 3: Be Worthy of a Promotion, Be an Excellent Admin
    If you want to be promoted or have more control over your job responsibilities, there are additional things you can do to get positive attention. These extra efforts also can help you get promotions and performance increases, but of course your work will have to be good as well. Here are 10 tips to give you a leg up on the ...
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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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    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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    STEP 1: Use Your Admin Position as a Stepping-Stone

    STEP 1: Use Your Admin Position as a Stepping-Stone
    If your current administrative position is one rung on a career ladder and you’re looking upward, then here’s your next task: Figure out how to transition from where you are to where you want to be. Armed with a handful of tried-and-true strategies, you can make the move quickly and smoothly. Use these tips to move one (or maybe even two) ...
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    STEP 4: Get on Your Boss' Radar Screen

    STEP 4: Get on Your Boss' Radar Screen
    Hopefully, you're not still under the illusion that if you're talented and hardworking, somehow people will notice and you'll get your just rewards. A lot of career Cinderellas are still out there waiting around for that prince of a promotion or raise to come, getting more disillusioned and depressed with every passing day. Getting promoted means getting noticed, which is not ...
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