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    Women's Purchasing Power

    The 90 second video below by she-conomy.com shows that female consumers make a majority of purchasing decisions in comparison to men. • 70% of new businesses are started by women • 85% of all brand purchases are made by women      - 91% of new homes      - 80% of health care      - 93% food      ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Bad References Are Not Illegal

    Bad References Are Not Illegal
    A reader writes: My wife and I go back and forth about this one all the time. A former secretary of hers was moving and searching for a new job in her new city. The problem was that this person wasn't the most reliable employee. She was always late, took days off without calling and had some other quirks but when ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Choosing the Right Writing Sample

    Choosing the Right Writing Sample
    A reader writes: I've got a question about something you've touched on in some of your posts, but never really talked about at length. Writing samples. When a job listing requests that you send in a writing sample along with your resume and cover letter, but doesn't specify a topic or style of writing, what are you supposed to write about? ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Where Are All of the Women Politicians?

    Where Are All of the Women Politicians?
    Women are more visible in the political realm than ever before: Sarah Palin, Nancy Pelosi, and Hillary Clinton have all made it to the top of their profession. To a casual observer, it may seem as though American women are breaking the proverbial glass ceiling. They’re not. Despite our status as the world’s premier democracy, the United States ranks 74th in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    My Mom is Embarrassing Me With My Boss

    My Mom is Embarrassing Me With My Boss
    A reader writes: My mother and my boss are casual email acquaintances. They've also met in person, and my boss has given her some contract work over the last few months I've been here. So they have a relationship that is not-friendly but not quite professional either. I don't mind that he gives her work, because she's job-seeking and could use ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Career Lessons From Dad

    10 Career Lessons From Dad
    Whether you're still daddy's little girl, or the son that reminds him of himself, you know that a father's love runs deep. We look up to our dads, admire them, and do everything we can to make them proud. As kids, our fathers built us cardboard spaceships so we could reach the stars and carried us to safety when we crash ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Ask the CEO to Fund My Side Business?

    Ask the CEO to Fund My Side Business?
    A reader writes: I work in an online marketing company. It is a small startup company and it feels like a family. The partners, CEO, and managers are great. I came up with a business idea that will be in a market that is totally different than the company. I want to pursue this on the side and it won't interfere ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    6 Ways to Ask for a Summer Vacation

    6 Ways to Ask for a Summer Vacation
    Feel like the four dreary walls of your cubicle are closing in on you? Time for a summer break! Whether it's a relaxing cruise, an exotic island getaway, or a sandy beach adventure, it's high time you got out of that lifeless cubicle and away from the dreariness of your nine-to-five office life. Worried your workload will keep you from some ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Responding to Flaming Email

    Responding to Flaming Email
    I was watching the new Social Media Revolution video recently and it occurred to me that email could be one of those things that's both created and ended during my lifetime.  If you're not aware, email was invented in 1972 by Ray Tomlinson.  And it's being used less and less each day. But while email is still around and being used ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    8 Ways to Mind Your Office Manners

    8 Ways to Mind Your Office Manners
    It seems like there’s one in every office … one person who engages in baffling, inexplicable, or sometimes downright rude behavior. There’s the woman who talks on her cell phone in the bathroom every day, the man who microwaves noxious leftover fish, or the girl who leaves her personal papers on the copier glass. Work is the place where we spend ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Breastfeeding Moms Can Pump Milk at Work

    Breastfeeding Moms Can Pump Milk at Work
    A little-known clause of the new health care bill gives new mothers the right to pump breast milk at work. It's not something most of us think about until we actually have to do it. After all, who really wants to have to pump their breasts at work? It's bad enough having to share a bathroom with our co-workers, let alone ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Ways You're Annoying Your Coworkers

    Everyone has something (or someone) that annoys him or her at work. It could be faulty equipment or coworkers who don’t pull their own weight. But nobody’s complaining about you, right? Not so fast. Even though your mom, friends, or significant other may worship the ground you walk on, there could be some people you work with who are far ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Good Coffee Is Vital to a Happy Workplace

    Good Coffee Is Vital to a Happy Workplace
    When employees are asked to do more with less, smart business managers look for creative, affordable ways to keep staff motivated. Now, new survey findings reveal that small perks like good, free coffee can have a major impact in boosting employee morale. According to a recent national survey, three out of five employed Americans feel more motivated to do their best ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    No Concern for Building Security

    No Concern for Building Security
    A reader writes: Hope you can help address this pretty strange situation that is occurring in my office. My desk is the closest desk to the side door/parking lot door. Most building foot traffic comes through this door since it leads right to the parking lot/straight to the office area, so it's heavily used. With the way the building is set ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Don't Resign Current Job Without a Formal Offer Letter

    Don't Resign Current Job Without a Formal Offer Letter
    A reader writes: I've been working at a company for the last year and a half, and its been great for what it is-- first job out of college, I've learned a ton, and they've been very nice about working with my schedule. I've been working full-time and going to school at nights to get my masters degree, and they've been ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Get a Job Through Your Blog

    How to Get a Job Through Your Blog
    We don't have to tell you — it's not easy to get a job these days. In this economy, it's easy to get stressed out over less-than-plentiful job openings. So the question remains: What's the secret to getting the job you want? Unfortunately, we don't have secrets, but we do have answers. The main one? Start a blog! Come on, admit ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Do Unrelated Jobs Hurt Your Resume?

    Do Unrelated Jobs Hurt Your Resume?
    Do you have a lot of unrelated jobs on your HR resume? Many job seekers — mostly young professionals and career changers — worry that having dissimilar work experience can hurt potential job prospects. But is having several unrelated jobs on your resume really an issue? According to interviewers and hiring managers, the answer is not really — especially if leaving ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Change Your Stressed Business Lifestyle

    Change Your Stressed Business Lifestyle
    I’ve been traveling quite a bit and people always ask me if I can relate to the movie Up In The Air. I don’t know if you’ve seen it but it basically follows the travels of this guy who helps companies across the country layoff people. He flies thousands and thousands of miles a year. His home looks like an empty ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Distinguishing Business from Hobby

    Distinguishing Business from Hobby
    One of the things I do in my spare time is make jewelry. My first job out of college was a commercial artist and, after getting away from art for several years, I'm channeling my creative side into jewelry making. It's also a relatively inexpensive way to feed my bling habit. Sweet. But when I started making jewelry, my immediate inclination was ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    8 Ways to Fight Office Flab

    8 Ways to Fight Office Flab
    A growing concern for us working women: job-related weight gain. Not to mention cubicle-induced achiness, anxiety, lethargy, and dehydration. But listen up, ladies: you don’t need to quit your office job to stay healthy and happy. Here are eight ways to reverse your cubicle woes and greet the evening with energy to spare. 1) Unplug the Coffee Pot Coffee is a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?