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    Learn to Work a Career Fair - Before, During and After

    Learn to Work a Career Fair - Before, During and After
    It isn't often that a bunch of employers will gather for several hours in a purposeful effort to meet you and other job seekers. So when a career fair is held in your city or, even better, right on your own campus, it's smart for you to attend. But to get something from the experience beyond a few free key chains, ...
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    Reap the Benefits of Airline Partner Groups

    In order to serve their customers better, most major airline carriers have banned together in alliances. Be sure to take advantage of these partnerships as it can provide many perks and free resources for you and your boss. Frequent Flyer Miles Frequent Flyer programs are set up to offer rewards to customers after they accrue a certain amount of "points" or ...
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    10 Ways to Make Next Week Better

    10 Ways to Make Next Week Better
    On one of the last episodes of “Seinfeld,” the main characters are stuck in traffic on a Sunday night. Galpal Elaine, who desperately wants to get home, wails, “All I know is that it's Sunday night, and I have got to unwind! Now, who's with me?” If perpetually single Elaine felt that way, you can imagine how the rest of us ...
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    Be the Star of Your Own Network

    Be the Star of Your Own Network
    How would you like to establish yourself as the hub of an expanding network? Organizing and hosting your own networking events is a smart way to accomplish this. Why should you host an event? First, you will take charge of meeting new people and expanding your network. Second, you establish yourself as a connector, creating a reason for people to want ...
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    Tips on Using Frequent Flyer Points: An Overview

    Tips on Using Frequent Flyer Points: An Overview
    Collecting all your frequent flyer miles is a great idea. If you fly with one particular airline frequently, you can start collecting your points. You can later redeem these points for cash or a free ticket. You can even use a credit card to earn those points, without even traveling. However, airlines are not so pleased with your traveling for free. ...
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    Stopping Survivor Guilt

    Stopping Survivor Guilt
    As an administrator in an era of massive layoffs, it's your job to stave off survivor guilt before it lowers the morale and productivity of remaining employees. The subject of survivor guilt—the despair employees feel when co-workers fall victim to downsizing— comes up during every recession, but 2009 promises a uniquely virulent strain of the affliction. "The layoffs are just starting," ...
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    Top Tips for Reducing your Business Class and First Class Airfare

    Top Tips for Reducing your Business Class and First Class Airfare
    Top Tips for Reducing your Business Class and First Class Airfare © By: Dave Smith Here are 10 more top tips for getting cheaper first class and business class airfares: 1. Always join the frequent flyer programs of the airlines you fly on. You should try to have loyalty membership from at least 2 of the major world alliances. If you ...
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    Handshakes During Flu Season

    Handshakes During Flu Season
    With the flu season upon us as well as colds cropping up, people are wondering about the proper etiquette for shaking hands. This does pose a real problem. It’s funny that this question would be asked of me today, as I was just speaking on business etiquette in Raleigh, NC. We discussed the importance of the handshake as a good business ...
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    (800) Numbers for the Top Airlines

    (800) Numbers for the Top Airlines
    This is a great reference sheet to print off and put in your 'to-keep-handy' records... AAA Air Ambulance   (800) 245-9987 Aer Lingus   (800) 223-6537 Aero California   (800) 237-6225 Aeroflot   (888) 340-6400 Aerolineas Argentinas   (800) 333-0276 AeroMexico   (800) 237-6639 Aeroperu   (800) 777-7717 Air Afrique   (800) 456-9192 Air Canada   (800) 776-3000 Air Europa   (888) 238-7672 Air France   (800) 237-2747 Air Jamaica   (800) 523-5585 ...
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    Guidelines for Carry-On Items

    Guidelines for Carry-On Items
    What to Carry and What Not to Carry On First, remember no liquids, gels or aerosols that are more than 3.5 oz. Even if you only have less than 3.5 oz. of liquid, it cannot be carried on in a container larger than 3.5 oz. Carry-on appropriate containers can be found at most drugstores and will indicate the fluid ounces it ...
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    Hotel Rates to Stay Low Until 2012

    Hotel Rates to Stay Low Until 2012
    Exactly how good are the hotel discounts these day? Really good. In fact, a Bloomberg report says that hotels are cutting rates so deeply to encourage customers to walk through their doors that it may take four years to raise them back to 2008 levels. "We don’t see national average room rates getting back to 2008 levels until sometime in 2012 ...
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    Check Real-Time Flight Status

    Check on any flight from any carrier by the departure and arrival airport, airline and flight number, or by airport using the top widget. Also, see the weather and areas of delay in any major city with the tool at the bottom. Legend: Scroll over "Legend" link at bottom of map See all of our "Travel" Articles.
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    Is Technology Making You Bad at Your Job?

    Is Technology Making You Bad at Your Job?
    Technology is a beautiful thing. Most of us can’t imagine doing our jobs without it. But sometimes, overindulging in email, texts, and social networking might actually hinder your performance. We’ve identified five ways your iPhone, BlackBerry, Facebook and that endless information superhighway are actually making you worse at your job. Instant message is twisting your words (and making you lazy) Remember ...
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    Admin Lessons from 2008's Worst Communication Blunders

    Admin Lessons from 2008's Worst Communication Blunders
    As you think back over your professional activities during 2008, you are likely to remember your most glaring communication blunders : •You sent an important, confidential e-mail to the wrong person •You didn’t change your voice mail out-of-the-office recording after your vacation •You didn’t silence your cell phone, and it rang during a staff meeting •You forgot to provide information you ...
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    How to Organize Your Magazines

    How to Organize Your Magazines
    The next session of Organize Your Paper Clutter starts next Tuesday … so the topic of organizing paper is top of mind again! How to organize magazines is one of the popular questions in this workshop, so I thought I’d share my system for keeping my vast collection of magazines under control. If you’ve stopped by this blog of mine a ...
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    10 Things You Must Know When Planning Your Company Picnic

    10 Things You Must Know When Planning Your Company Picnic
    After producing literally hundreds of picnics for every size company, I have found that there are issues any savvy admin must address. Below are some of the most important and often overlooked issues in planning a summer picnic for your group: 1. Cost: If you do not have at least $50 per person to spend for a company picnic (of 75 ...
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    Ever Been Stranded at an Airport?

    Ever Been Stranded at an Airport?
    Being stranded at an airport just stinks … canceled flight, no connections and you can find yourself stranded pretty quick. I’ve experienced this personally a couple of times but usually, I deal with such occurrences when my boss calls as they’re trying to get back home and are stuck in some far off airport due to a canceled or delayed flight. ...
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    Go Ahead and Write Something: Creating Stellar Articles

    Go Ahead and Write Something: Creating Stellar Articles
    This is one of those tricks of the networking trade that may not seem big, but boy, can it come in handy. If you have any writing skills - and yes, the good news is we all have some level of skill - you can get close to almost anyone by doing a piece on them or with them, even if ...
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    7 Tips to Make Meetings More Interesting

    7 Tips to Make Meetings More Interesting
    Meetings can be deadly, especially if they feel unproductive. Listening to your boss drone on and on about things that don't affect you just isn’t a smart use of your time. So how can you make your boring meetings more productive? Research shows that increasing activity and creativity in meetings helps increase brain activity and alertness. Everyone's happier when you make ...
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    Social Networking Vs. “Real Life Networking:” Which Is Better?

    Social Networking Vs. “Real Life Networking:” Which Is Better?
    I love Social Media and Social Networking! In my audiences where I speak, I see more and more serious business people are devoting time, money and effort to learn how to use these tools. Social Networking tools provide the ability to connect with others in ways that we never would otherwise. By using Twitter, I have connected with people that I ...
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