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    Use the Right News 2.0 Tools to Stay on Top of Your Industry

    Use the Right News 2.0 Tools to Stay on Top of Your Industry
    In today’s information-rich world, there’s no excuse for not staying current with the goings-on in your field, whether it’s real estate, technology or Web marketing. But while every industry and industry niche is awash in news sites and publications, you can uncover even more information by adding industry blogs and user-generated news sites to your reading list. Despite the proliferation of ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Managing Middlescence

    Managing Middlescence
    Welcome to middlescence. Like adolescence, it can be a time of frustration, confusion, and alienation. But it can also be a time of self-discovery, new direction, and fresh beginnings h4. The Idea in Brief Burned out. Bottlenecked. Bored. That's the current lot of many midcareer employees—those 35 to 54 years of age. Thirty percent of these middlescents work 50+ hours per ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Make or Break Your Career Over Lunch

    Make or Break Your Career Over Lunch
    You’d think it would be easy. At lunchtime you get hungry, so you grab some food and go on with your workday. However, lunch at work is rarely that simple. What you eat, where you eat and whom you eat with are all things your coworkers are paying attention to. This doesn’t mean every lunch has to be a pressure-packed situation, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Brand Yourself as a Great Boss

    Brand Yourself as a Great Boss
    Branding yourself as a great boss (like any branding effort) requires first that you figure out who you are targeting. Low performers? High performers? Mediocre performers? Here’s what our research indicates: h4. Low performers are looking for a boss who… is weak, hands-off and tries to treat every employee the same; doesn’t keep track of who is doing what, where, why, ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Use HRPeople to Improve Your Job Search

    Use HRPeople to Improve Your Job Search
    HRPeople's job search capabilities offer a lot more value to those searching for HR jobs than might be noticed at a first glance. We can help you find exactly the jobs you are looking for - this article will help you get the most out of your search for HR jobs. Seven Secrets: Power Job Searching Awaits We can help you ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Get a Job With a Leadership Role

    Get a Job With a Leadership Role
    A reader writes: I've been working since I was in high school - retail gigs, etc were the norm for me until I went to junior college and started temping in offices. It grew a bit from there, as I learned all the new programs, and because I was a fast keyer, was cast in roles like accounting. Finally, in 2006, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Get a Job in a Job Fair

    How to Get a Job in a Job Fair
    When you’re young and the world is seemingly your oyster, going to a job fair sounds like a no-brainer. A bunch of companies looking to hire? and All in the same place? As long as you bring enough copies of your resume and pass them out to everyone, you’re certain to get a callback. Right? Not necessarily. Without the right approach, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Importance of Giving Notice

    The Importance of Giving Notice
    I read an article recently dealing with the pros/cons of employees giving notice.  It's an interesting read and you can check it out here. Giving notice should be a two-way street.  Employees should give notice to the company so a transition plan can be put into place.  Companies also have the opportunity to "give notice" to employees — for example, sometimes ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Ways to Explain a Spotty Work History

    5 Ways to Explain a Spotty Work History
    Is your employment history the kind we used to call "checkered"? Well, you're not alone, or even in the minority. People bounce around between jobs, industries and locations like crazy these days -- but the result can be that your resume makes you look confused, finicky or otherwise undesirable. Here are five ways to smooth out your career storyline and help ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Don't Fake it at Work

    Don't Fake it at Work
    When I worked in Corporate America, summertime meant a few things. Company picnics was one and manager outings was another. Both of them usually involved a discussion about serving alcoholic beverages. The decision to serve alcohol was based upon three things: 1. Whether or not we had the budget for it 2. Senior leaderships views on drinking 3. If someone had ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Are You the Second Choice? Ask for Feedback

    Are You the Second Choice? Ask for Feedback
    A reader writes: I wondered if I could ask you a question about feedback after not being hired (a subject I know you have covered before); I am in a somewhat interesting position regarding this issue. A bit of background: I worked for nearly a decade in the entertainment industry, before deciding to completely change careers; I went back to school ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    6 Ways You Could Be Kidding Yourself In Your Career

    When it comes to your career, do you lie to yourself? The answer is most likely ‘yes.’ In an article I read by Sam Sommers, a professor of psychology at Tufts University, he explains how and why we like to kid ourselves. He explains: “People do this all the time. We bend the facts to fit our self-image, perpetuating a ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Open Door Policy

    The Open Door Policy
    Seth Godin's wrote a great post titled "Goodbye to the Office", challenging conventional thought about the traditional office environment. I can certainly see his point. It's one of the reasons I'm writing at Workshifting blog and am involved in social media. The development of the freelance economy along with the technology tools at our fingertips could make the traditional office obsolete. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Go From Temp to Permanent Hire

    Go From Temp to Permanent Hire
    Two questions, one answer. The first reader writes: I have been temping for a while and a few months ago landed a temp-to-perm gig at a financial services firm. I love the job and my coworkers and couldn't be happier. The pay is ok - tough for living in New York, but I scrape by. The problem is, I've been living ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Is Independent HR Consulting Right for You?

    Is Independent HR Consulting Right for You?
    Independent consultants have played a significant role in the American workforce for years, especially in the technology industry where freelancers have flourished. But independent consulting isn't just for IT professionals anymore. Fed up with corporate environments and looking for a change, more and more HR professionals are catching the consulting wave. Being your own boss, setting your own rules; it all ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Ace the Career Fair

    Ace the Career Fair
    With so many potential employers in one spot, you definitely want to make a good impression, right? So when thinking about your approach to an upcoming career fair, it may help to start by putting yourself in the shoes of the campus recruiter. In other words… You are meeting a lot of students in one day. (A lot of students!) You ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Start Your New Job on the Right Foot

    How to Start Your New Job on the Right Foot
    Securing a new job is akin to a successful product launching! All the time spent running a well-organized marketing campaign and now the product is in the market. Well … you’ve landed your new job! As in the product launch, you want to continually work on product positioning and posturing for long term success, right? Likewise, you want to do so ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    HRPeople's Resume Laboratory

    HRPeople's Resume Laboratory
    Ahh, the resume. It can be the key to unemployment if it's well written, but also a nightmare if it's riddled with mistakes. Let us help you get your resume in tip-top shape as you dive into the competitive job market. We know all there is to know about resume writing and can't wait to share it all with you. To ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Don't Hire People Just Like You

    Don't Hire People Just Like You
    When you recruit and hire new employees, do you often find that you're searching for people just like you? Similar in mannerisms, appearance, intelligence and culture? Perhaps also possessing the same educational background, experiences and maybe even gender, race and religion? If you do hire employees this way, then rest assured that you're not alone. At the same time, however, you're ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Importance of Vacation

    The Importance of Vacation
    So what's your vacation got to do with the bottom line? Everything, say industrial psychologists, but that fact doesn't seem to have penetrated very well in corporate America. The majority of people still take work with them on vacation in one form or another, and more than 25 percent of corporate people don't take any absolute downtime at all. So what's ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +5

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?