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    How To Build a Better Home Office

    You did it! You’ve negotiated with your boss or embraced your entrepreneurial spirit and the home office is yours. Think of all the time you’ll save on the commute, the extra hours you’ll punch in, and the flexibility you’ll enjoy. You’re ready to kick back and… oh, work. Remember, even with all the promises of work-at-home grandeur, there are just ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    10 Tricks to Telecommuting Success

    In a century where convenience is the standard form of measurement, telecommuting is growing in popularity. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2005, more than 11 million people worked from home — that's about 8 percent of the U.S. population! And what's not to love about telecommuting? When you can work from the comfort of your home, skip commuter ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Five Tips to Finding Work at Forty

    Five Tips to Finding Work at Forty
    This weekend I conducted an intensive job search mentor program with a forty-something year-old woman from NJ. Like many women her age, she is returning to the workforce after raising young children. She's been looking for work now (off and on) for about six months and has become frustrated with her inability to get the results she had hoped for. Many ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Wary of the Self-Employed?

    Wary of the Self-Employed?
    A reader writes: I'm 35 years old and have been self-employed for the past five years as a sole proprietor. My business entails providing career and educational counseling to students and immigrants. I have a true "brick and mortar," not a virtual office. Though I have enjoyed the challenges that come with running a business, I'm ready to close up shop ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Job Advice is a Lot Like Dating Advice

    Job Advice is a Lot Like Dating Advice
    The other day we celebrated my wife’s birthday and we had a great time. You see, we’ve been married almost four years and I know the kinds of things she likes. I made her dinner (instead of going out) because she enjoys when I put together dinner. I got her clothes instead of jewelry because she seems to have a glut ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    What You Need to Know About Paying Freelancers

    What You Need to Know About Paying Freelancers
    Continuing concern over the state of the economy is reflected in the fluctuating fortunes of freelances. Suzanne Hinchliffe crunches the figures in our latest survey of this sector, while industry insiders give their lowdown on what's happening out there. There has been a dramatic change in freelance rates of pay, with the market being more depressed this year than last. Some ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Six Answers Interviewers Need to Hire You

    Six Answers Interviewers Need to Hire You
    During the typical job interview, you'll be asked a lot of questions. But do you really understand what the interviewer needs to know? "Most students have no idea why a recruiter asks a particular question," says Brad Karsh, a former recruiting professional for advertising giant Leo Burnett and current president of career consulting firm Job Bound. "They tend to think it's ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Assessing Your Skill Set

    Assessing Your Skill Set
    Gina had recently been laid off after working as a marketing manager in a high tech company for the past five years. She was distracted as she walked through the aisles of the supermarket. She was thinking about ways to market herself into a new job. She stood in front of the cereal selection, overwhelmed by the number of brands to ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    7 Lucrative Careers, No Degree Required

    7 Lucrative Careers, No Degree Required
    Mom might have told you that you need to go to college to get a good job, but moms are biased. College is not for everyone. There are plenty of good jobs that don’t require you to go into $200,000 of debt for a four-year college degree. When looking at these jobs, just remember that salaries can vary, depending on the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    7 Ways to Make Your Layoff Pay Off

    All too often, work and what we really love doing are two very different things. If that's your situation, a layoff can be a blessing in disguise. The blessing might be disguised as a severance package or a chance to reorient towards a more fulfilling career path. It might be a time to reconnect with family and friends or just ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Find a Viable Work-From-Home Job

    Find a Viable Work-From-Home Job
    Working from home has some pretty nice perks for those who choose to do it — flexible hours, no dress code and the ability to design your own workspace. It offers even more important benefits for people who must work from home because of children or a disability. But finding a satisfying at-home job that pays well can be tough. Most ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Learn To Delegate Your Tasks

    Learn To Delegate Your Tasks
    One of the most difficult tasks for all you super achievers is delegating. Why? Because you know no one else can do the job the way you want it done, when you want it done and how you want it done. OK, time for a reality check. Yes, the world will spin without you doing all the work. Athough it may ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Is Starting Your Own Business the Answer?

    Is Starting Your Own Business the Answer?
    by Susan Bryant | Monster Contributing Writer Whether starting your own business is something you've always dreamed of or it's one option after an unexpected layoff, there are several points to consider before striking out on your own: A New Business Is Like a New Baby If you're a parent, you know how your baby changed your life in ways you ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Three Things I Miss About Having a Boss

    Three Things I Miss About Having a Boss
    It's been about a year since I last had a boss. The boss I had at the time that I made the whole steady career to full-time entrepreneur change wasn't a nice one. He was passive aggressive, liked to embarrass people, always blamed me or someone else if anything went wrong, and gave very little credit if things went right. I ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Health Insurance for the Self-Employed

    Health Insurance for the Self-Employed
    I would love to own my own business, but I wonder what self-employed people do about health insurance. Do they not have any? I think medical coverage must be a major reason that most people stay at their jobs. Are there ways to get health insurance other than through an employer? —M.B., San Francisco Unfortunately, there are an estimated 40 million ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Working From Home Is Still Work

    Working From Home Is Still Work
    When I decided several years ago to work from home, I was excited. I was excited about the prospect of creating something that was all mine. I was excited about setting my own hours. No one could tell me what to do or how to do it. My schedule would be mine. If I did not want to answer the telephone, ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Steady Persistence: The Key To Making An Idea Reality

    Steady Persistence: The Key To Making An Idea Reality
    You all know of the famous expression that goes, “Rome wasn’t built in one day.” And you are tired of hearing it—you just want things to happen already. You want to make the big bucks and be successful. What’s the hold up for? That’s how I used to feel until I started carefully observing and analyzing people whose business ideas made ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This

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