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Paralegals and Legal Assistants: Best Industries and Cities to Work
01 Apr 2014
 Though our notions of the world of law might have been influenced by hit TV shows like Ally McBeal, Boston Legal and The Good Wife, the fact remains that in our country, law is big business. From a DA who won't let up on getting a conviction for a seasoned white-collar criminal to an intellectual property lawyer who helps a child prodigy copyright an amazing new software program, we're fascinated ... Read More
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How to Stay on Top of Your Creative Career
01 Apr 2014
 Most people think creative professionals have fun all day long. After all, what could be more enjoyable than spending every workday writing, designing, creating music or shooting videos?Part of this is true, of course. In most cases, a creative professional starts out with a talent and turns it into an occupation by means of education and training. But there's also a lot of hard work involved. To ... Read More
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How to Handle Competition in the Workplace
01 Apr 2014
 A bit of competition can be a good thing. Whether it's in sports or school, it can push you to work a bit harder, reach a little higher and achieve things you didn't think you were capable of. And in the workplace, from telemarketing positions to office jobs, the notion of healthy competition is nothing new. Of course, law firms and consulting companies are known for their competitive ranking sys ... Read More
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Professional Development Could Advance Your Accounting Career
01 Mar 2014
 You're a good accountant with a couple of years of experience under your belt, a stable position in the company and a nice salary. But now that you're comfortable with both your tasks and your workload, you've started thinking about advancing your accounting career. Why? Though you keep up with all of the developments in your field, you want to build on your specific skills and area of expertise. ... Read More
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Overcoming Shyness at Work
01 Mar 2014
 Do you blush when you speak to co-workers? Do you find yourself struggling to get your words out when the focus is on you? Are you reluctant to speak up when you have something to say?If you recognize yourself in any of the aforementioned scenarios, you probably suffer from shyness. According to Psychology Today, shyness is the awkwardness, anxiety and even fear that people feel when interacting ... Read More
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Résumé Gimmicks: To Do or Not To Do?
01 Mar 2014
 Have you ever sent a potential employer your résumé by carrier pigeon? How about in a pizza box? Or perhaps you've created an elaborately decorated document that's a true work of art?Of course, the next question is: Did it get you the job?Chances are, you haven't strayed from the conventional cover letter with your résumé and references included. But in the current job market, hundreds of qualifi ... Read More
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How to Avoid Spreading Yourself Too Thin at Work
01 Feb 2014
 You're good at what you do, and everybody in your office knows it, including your boss. That's why you're the go-to person for all kinds of projects and issues. But when your attention's divided over a number of projects and your co-workers always come to you with questions and problems, it's easy to become overwhelmed. And that can result in stress and under performance. Read on for tips on how ... Read More
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New Working Moms: Full Time, Part Time or Flex Work - The Pros and Cons
01 Feb 2014
 You've had a couple of months at home with your baby, and now your maternity leave is over. It's time to go back to work. But the thought of leaving your child in day care from 9 to 5 is unappealing, even though your friends and colleagues assure you that you'll get used to it.If this is you, you're not alone. According to Time Ideas, 67% of mothers would prefer part time work rather than full ti ... Read More
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What Men and Women Should Not Wear to Work
01 Feb 2014
 Style is always a hot topic. After all, most of us like to look good. But when it comes to what you should wear to work, people are firmly divided into two opposing camps: those who believe in business casual and those who prefer casual or even ultra casual.Business casual includes khakis, slacks and shirts with collars for men, and knee-length skirts, slacks and blouses with collars for women. P ... Read More
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10 Tips to Capitalize on an Internship
09 Jan 2014
You have worked hard in college. You have written papers, passed exams and made friends for life. With graduation coming up next summer, it is time to get a taste of professional life in a field which interests you. In short, it is time to get an internship.Though internships are frequently unpaid or only pay minimum wage, the real payment comes in the form of experience and contacts. Without expe ... Read More
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The Six Fastest Growing Professions for 2014
09 Jan 2014
For many, a new year signals a new start and the resolve to change or improve certain aspects of our lives. If you are one of many Americans whose New Year's resolution is to find a (more) rewarding career, now is the time to take action. Although you might have a general idea of the professional direction you want to take, it is important to consider which professions are moving forward in a posi ... Read More
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Top 10 Blogs Every IT Worker Should Read
09 Jan 2014
With all of the changes in the digital arena, from cloud-based data storage to international e-commerce, information technology is one of the most rapidly developing professional fields today. That means that if you work in this field, you need to remain ahead of new developments that are relevant to your position. Read on to find out the top 10 blogs every IT worker should read on a regular basis ... Read More
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Playing the Part: How to Act Like a Leader to Become One
10 Dec 2013
Dress for success. Most of us have heard the saying at some point in our lives. But did you know that a similar logic applies to leadership?Many of us aspire to become managers, directors and even CEOs. We're willing to do what it takes to rise to the top of our organizations or professional fields.  And according to Muriel Maignan Wilkins and Michael Watkins in the Harvard Business Review, author ... Read More
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Do Unto Others: 10 Tips on Improving Interaction with Your Coworkers
10 Dec 2013
It's a well-known fact that on occasion, office jobs and many other positions can make you feel like you're back in high school. Petty rivalries, rude coworkers and even clique forming can make professional life stressful at best and nightmarish at worst. Unfortunately, hiding in your cubicle or ignoring others is not a valid option. Though it might give you some respite, sooner or later you're go ... Read More
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Watch Your Words: Seven Tips for Writing Effective Emails
10 Dec 2013
Do you find yourself getting annoyed when coworkers keep group emails going on forever-without saying anything important? Maybe you struggle to figure out exactly what the message is in a colleague's email. Or perhaps you've inadvertently snubbed a coworker because an email you sent was interpreted as curt and snippy.You're not alone. According to a June 2013 survey by the Huffington Post and publ ... Read More
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It's a Hero's Job: Resources for Veterans Reentering the Workforce
01 Nov 2013
Perhaps you’ve served years stateside or have done multiple tours of overseas duty. Maybe you’ve helped coordinate missions or have protected civilians. No matter what your role in the armed forces or where you were stationed, you’ve served your country valiantly for many years. And certainly you developed strong bonds with your comrades to get the job done and return home safely. But now, with an ... Read More
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Five Ways to Recover Professionally After a Company Downsizing
01 Nov 2013
It’s most people’s nightmare: shortly after the company’s CEO announces there will be cutbacks, you’re called into the manager’s office and told your position is no longer necessary. It might take a minute to sink in, but the cold hard truth is: you’re being let go.And at that moment, it’s important to realize that however shocked, angry or fearful you feel, you’re given the perfect opportunity to ... Read More
How Overcoming Negativity Bias Can Improve Your Professional Performance
How Overcoming Negativity Bias Can Improve Your Professional Performance
01 Nov 2013
Imagine: you’re in a meeting at work and you pitch a new idea to your boss and colleagues. Everybody loves it and spends the next quarter of an hour discussing how to best use your idea. And then, just before the end of the meeting, your boss mentions that this is by far the best pitch you’ve ever given.Suddenly, you’re overwhelmed with doubt. Were your previous pitches so bad? Does she mean that ... Read More
Knowledge Worker? How to Enhance Your Performance
Knowledge Worker? How to Enhance Your Performance
30 Sep 2013
Raul is a research and development manager at a leading telecommunications firm. A large part of his job involves coming up with marketable and profitable ways to stay ahead of the curve in the quickly evolving world of telecommunications. And with his fifteen-plus years of experience, he’s confident that he’s the right man for the job.Raul’s day starts at 6 a.m., when he turns on his cell phone a ... Read More
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The Antidote to a Toxic Colleague: Positivity Performs
30 Sep 2013
We’ve all had them: colleagues who somehow get you off balance and have a bad effect on your work or even your career. There’s your new BFF in the cubicle next to you who’s so much fun; you’re always late after taking a lunch break together. There’s the brilliant employee who’s great at everything he does but habitually criticizes your work. There’s the office gossiper, who somehow knows everythin ... Read More
Think Like an Owner to Be a Success
Workplace Advancement: Think Like an Owner to Be a Success
30 Sep 2013
Do you consider yourself ambitious? Do you want to attain the highest possible advancements and achievements in your field to become a recognized business leader?If you’ve answered yes to both of these questions, then congratulations: you possess the drive and the vision to succeed. Now on to the next question: How connected do you feel with your current company -- the organization itself, your bo ... Read More
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10 Information Technology Skills That Will Get You Hired
05 Sep 2013
Last year, a wave of panic buzzed through Silicon Valley when the news hit that three high-tech businesses planned to lay off a total of 48,000 personnel. More recently, at the beginning of August, information technology giant Cisco Systems announced it too would let 4,000 employees go.In a time when the economy is rebounding and information technology drives social and economic developments acros ... Read More
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Myths vs. Truths of Career Planning
05 Sep 2013
Richard is a 32-year-old entrepreneur from New York who owns a private equity company. He and his pregnant wife have a nice apartment on the East Side and, for kicks, rent a home in the Hamptons. And though this kind of lifestyle might seem unattainable to most of us, it’s worth noting that Richard overcame a hefty career challenge before striking out on his own. Like many Wall Street investment b ... Read More
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Career Advancement: The Dos and Don'ts of Effective Communication
05 Sep 2013
Ed Schuster’s father was a Milwaukee insurance adjuster his entire professional life until he retired at age 65, nearly twenty years ago. Back in those days, casual Fridays were unheard of: a suit and tie were mandatory. Similarly, though Ed remembers his father having the same boss for most of his career, he never once heard his father address his superior by first name. And on the rare day that ... Read More
Cross-Cultural Networking
Five Tips for Successful Cross-Cultural Networking
01 Aug 2013
Networking has always been a cornerstone of successful business dealings. Whether it’s making an impression on your CEO to facilitate your career advancement or reaching out to an acquaintance to explore mutual business opportunities, it matters who you know and who knows you. And in today’s global society, virtual and in-person meetings with peers and colleagues from around the world are the norm ... Read More
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Employment Trends: The Do's and Don'ts of Skype Interviewing
30 Jul 2013
“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Though many disagree about the origins of this quote, its truth is unanimously upheld. And when it comes to job interviews, first impressions are strategic moments. From writing an engaging cover letter accompanied by a stellar resume to conducting yourself professionally when you meet your prospective employer, it’s imperative you consis ... Read More
Outlook for Healthcare
What's the Real Outlook for Healthcare Jobs?
30 Jul 2013
If you follow workforce trends, you’ve probably heard that healthcare jobs are a sure thing when it comes to employment prospects. And with a job market that remains in flux due to both economic concerns and technological advancements, it’s appealing for recent graduates and veteran workers alike to enter a thriving sector. But before making any career decisions, you should always check that your ... Read More
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Workplace Performance
15 Jul 2013
The 2013 Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI) brings together work and workplace insights sourced from more than 120,000 respondents from 31 countries across the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions.It takes the form of an annual survey that canvasses a wide spectrum of opinions on issues impacting the contemporary workplace, with a particular focus on the perspectives from different generations, indust ... Read More
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Does the Job Fit Your Lifestyle?
08 Jul 2013
As the job market begins to regain momentum, job seekers can become—once again—more selective about the choices they make. For instance, lifestyle compatibility can once more be a factor for accepting or rejecting a job opportunity.In addition to the normal questions you ask yourself when a job opportunity arises, questions such as:Is changing jobs the right thing to do?What will it be like workin ... Read More
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The Graduation Advice You Wished for But Never Got
08 Jul 2013
As you awaited your diploma for graduation from high school or college, you might have believed you had a great foundation for joining the working world. However, some years later, you begin to realize that the advice you needed to hear was advice you never received from graduation speakers, your parents or anyone else.Traditional Graduation AdviceMost classic graduation advice, dispensed by publi ... Read More
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How to Prepare Answers to the Most Common Interview Questions
08 Jul 2013
Proper preparation for interviews gives you multiple benefits to help you stand above many other candidates competing for the same position.Preparation BenefitsYou will be more comfortable and less outwardly nervous.Your self-confidence will increase.You can prepare answers to common interviewer questions, answering without hesitation.You might just appear to be more talented and interesting to in ... Read More
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Take Advantage of Employee Engagement Opportunites
14 Jun 2013
The subject of encouraging and creating employee engagement is at the top of most management ‘to do’ lists. It has become a "must have" and a number one priority for many employers. While many good things often come from engaged employees, including higher performance, better job satisfaction and increased loyalty to employers, the potential downsides of employee engagement is rarely discussed. H ... Read More
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Is BYOD a 'Hit' or a 'Miss' at Your Workplace
14 Jun 2013
Most federal agencies and private employers have strong opinions about BYOD, bring your own device, allowing or prohibiting employees to use their own mobile devices, e.g., smartphones, tablets, to accomplish work tasks. Over 40 percent of employers allow or encourage employees to BYOD, while remaining companies do not, most of which have no plans to change their policy in the future. These opini ... Read More
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Do You Feel 'Intimidated' by Your Boss?
14 Jun 2013
Do you like and respect your boss? Or do you question your boss’s leadership skills and feel threatened by him or her? Do you sometimes feel demoralized by your boss’s behavior? Have you questioned your own ability, skills or talent because of supervisor threats or inappropriate behavior? Employee Job Satisfaction and History Until the mid-20th century, few businesses cared about the perception an ... Read More
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Stepping out into the job market? Here's how to keep a healthy hold on your current position.
14 Jun 2013
According to the Kelly Global Workforce Index, nearly 64 percent of the U.S. workforce will consider switching jobs in 2013. If you count yourself in this group, it’s important to not show your hand until the end of this process. The trouble with many job seekers is that they tip off their co-workers—and even employers—by being careless. Three reasons why this could be a problem: there may not ... Read More
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New Tips for Having Interviews that Get You Job Offers
14 Jun 2013
You have probably received more advice on how to deliver master performances at job interviews than you could ever use in a lifetime of career activities. As Toni Bowers, writing for Tech Republic, states, “The problem with career advice, there’s just so darn much of it out there.” Many career experts either recommend repetitive approaches or put their personal opinion slant on advice to nail job ... Read More
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How to Know If You're an Engaged Employee
14 Jun 2013
You’ve probably heard, read or viewed people talking about the importance of employee engagement. Being engaged sounds wonderful, but what is engagement really? If you feel the need, desire or expectation to be an engaged employee, you may wonder what engagement really means. How should you feel about your employer? Should you not feel positive leanings, are you disengaged? What does disengagemen ... Read More
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Adopt Power Job Interview Posture
14 Jun 2013
Body language sends valuable subconscious signals to each party in a one-to-one meeting or discussion. In the context of a job interview, body language takes on even more importance. Because they lack these important signals, telephone interviews pose challenges to both parties. Often, you’ll not consciously notice body language when having an in-person job interview, but you will feel the lack o ... Read More
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How to Create Professional Resignation Letters
14 Jun 2013
So you’ve found your dream job. It wasn’t easy in a down economy, but you committed to do it—and you’ve done it! The world is proud of you—especially the face in the mirror. You have one last duty to perform while at your current job: Writing a resignation letter. Component of Your Decision to Move On Many people are so consumed with their job search they overlook the necessity—and the opportun ... Read More
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Talk the Talk: Preparing for a Phone Interview
14 Jun 2013
Phone interviews are becoming ever more common and popular. Understanding how to prepare for them is a valuable talent and important learned skill. This is a skill and talent that you should develop to influence a successful professional career. Avoid the “Informal Trap” Your original excitement after receiving an invitation for a job interview with an employer you like, may take a hit as ... Read More
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How to Cure Meeting Antipathy
14 Jun 2013
How often have you heard these or similar comments about staff meetings? "We have too many useless meetings. How can I get my work done?" If your executive ears have been spared similar complaints from your staff, you are most fortunate. “Meeting Malaise” Writing for Human Resources iQ, a division of IQPC, Lawrence Polsky coined this phrase. It is quite descriptive of the attitude of many exp ... Read More
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Cancel Your New Year's Resolutions to Achieve More in 2013
14 Jun 2013
The start of a new year offers the strong temptation to start over, erase the cluttered and disappointing “blackboard” of the prior year. Making New Year’s resolutions has been a staple of human behavior for infinity. However, the resolutions you make with so much conviction often dissolve into oblivion as the New Year unfolds. In many cases, it’s not your resolve that fails. Often, it is the t ... Read More
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How to Use LinkedIn to Enhance Your Career
14 Jun 2013
LinkedIn has become more than a social networking site for professionals. It has also become a resource for recruiters, hiring managers and employers to conduct preliminary research on potential candidates for job opportunities. Advantages of LinkedIn As Amy Levin-Epstein, writer for CBS Money Watch, notes, there are “few easier ways to maintain a professional profile online than with LinkedIn.” ... Read More
How to Tell if Your Job Interviewer Will be a Great Boss
How to Tell if Your Job Interviewer Will be a Great Boss
14 Jun 2013
A job interview can make you feel like a rookie actor auditioning for the lead in an important stage play. You’ve got a precious few moments to sell the job interviewer on the infinite expanse of your talent and fit for the employer. This requirement is doubly difficult, as your interviewer works for the company, while you are a stranger and outsider. Doing thorough research on the employer befor ... Read More
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How to Plan Your Career for Success
14 Jun 2013
Your career is a vital component of your life and the quality of it. Yet, most people neglect to have any plan for their career, however lofty or modest. For every person that states, “I’ve always wanted to be a doctor . . . veterinarian . . . police officer . . . etc.,” there are millions of people who had neither a plan, nor a clue where their career was headed. Success Occasionally Finds Pe ... Read More
Tips to Win Your Boss s Trust and Support
Tips to Win Your Boss's Trust and Support
14 Jun 2013
Employees and managers all deal with bosses. Everyone, including the CEO, has a boss. The CEO may face a more difficult challenge than other employees, since CEOs must answer to a multiple person Board of Directors. Most employees, regardless of title or authority level only must satisfy one supervisor. However, sometimes, that responsibility also poses difficult challenges. Supervisor Personali ... Read More
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Why Job Security Not Primary Job Satisfaction Condition
14 Jun 2013
The subject of encouraging and creating employee engagement is at the top of most management ‘to do’ lists. It has become a "must have" and a number one priority for many employers. While many good things often come from engaged employees, including higher performance, better job satisfaction and increased loyalty to employers, the potential downsides of employee engagement is rarely discussed. H ... Read More
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How Your Favorite Color Makes a Career Statement
27 Apr 2013
Does your favorite color make a personal statement? Does your favorite color also make a career statement about you? The answer to both questions is a resounding “Yes.” Skeptical? Consider the following information.Color ScienceYes, there is a science of color. Your company uses one or more colors to promote its brand and generate desired emotions or investor/customer reactions. Interior designers ... Read More
Personalize Your Own Space at Your Workplace
Personalize Your Own Space at Your Workplace
09 Jan 2013
Do you work in the infamous “cubicle?” Do you have a more traditional office with four walls and a door—perhaps even an ever valuable window? Or do you work in a Google-style open workspace, without walls, but with plenty of “neighbors?”In all designs, you still have your own space, even if not delineated by plaster walls or acoustic cubicle half-walls. If your space does little to motivate you to ... Read More
Protect Yourself from the Negative Interview Process
Protect Yourself from the "Negative Interview Process"
08 Dec 2012
There are some frequent “warning signals” of an impending potentially negative interview. Recognizing these signs will not ensure that an upcoming interview will fall into the negative morass. Your interview could be meaningful, wonderful and result in a good job offer.However, these signals often indicate a negative interview may be on your horizon. Be aware and prepare. The common warning signal ... Read More