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    How to Make Friends in and out of the Office

    How to Make Friends in and out of the Office
    When we were younger, making friends was easy. School provides us with an instant pool of people our own age that we interact with on a daily basis, who are in the same boat we are. But once we leave college and enter the real world, finding friends can be a more difficult task, especially if you have to relocate for ...
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    Confessions of a Account Exec.: Hybrid Multitasking

    Confessions of a Account Exec.: Hybrid Multitasking
    Upon entry of high school the first thing every freshman gets is a complimentary day-planner. Walk in to any office supply store and there are aisles dedicated to the holy art of scheduling with cute calendars and personal schedule books as far as the eye can see. But there is more than one way to skin a cat. The Trials of ...
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    How to Ace the Phone Interview

    How to Ace the Phone Interview
    Most people regard a phone interview as a mere formality on their way to a face-to-face interview. Although the phone interview is usually just a preliminary step to the formal interview, it is just as important. If you don't impress your future employer with your phone interview, you'll never make it to the formal interview. Are you nervous talking on the ...
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    6 Bathroom Etiquette Tips for the Office

    6 Bathroom Etiquette Tips for the Office
    You spend eight-plus hours at work every day, so you can assume that that nature will call at least once during your day. Besides your desk, the office bathroom is where you might spend the most time during the workday. Since you spend so much of your day there, the office bathroom should be a comfortable, approachable place. Make sure you ...
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    5 Tips for Getting Through a Group Interview

    5 Tips for Getting Through a Group Interview
    Group interviews are relatively easy if you work well in a team and are able to make your ideas heard in a crowd. However, they can be challenging if you have a quieter personality and prefer to keep to yourself. Regardless of how you feel about group interviews, there’s no reason you should treat them any different, in most respects, than ...
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    Confessions of an Account Exec: Odd Jobs You Didn’t Sign up For

    Confessions of an Account Exec: Odd Jobs You Didn’t Sign up For
    When you interview for a job at a public relations agency, you learn about the environment, your coworkers, the starting pay and your benefits package. But there are a few job responsibilities that you might not find out about until after you’ve been hired. Getting ad rates Your client is hosting an event and decides they’re interested in buying advertisement space ...
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    Confessions of an Account Exec: Influencing Your PR Stock Value

    Confessions of an Account Exec: Influencing Your PR Stock Value
    Public relations specialists held about 275,200 jobs nationally in 2008 according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. The good news is that the employment of public relations specialists is expected to grow 24 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations (US Bureau of Labor Statistics). The bad news is the number of ...
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    Confessions of an Account Exec: A Vacation from PR

    Confessions of an Account Exec: A Vacation from PR
    The average American takes only 14 days of vacation a year. The average public relations professional takes even less. We’re knee deep into summertime and as a PR pro, you’re probably still sitting at work looking out your virtual window, a.k.a. Facebook and Twitter, watching your friends frolic and play on tropical vacations, cruises and beach getaways. In PR, work doesn’t ...
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    New Bill Would Give U.S. President Power to Kill Some, or All of the Internet

    New Bill Would Give U.S. President Power to Kill Some, or All of the Internet
    The U.S. Senate is debating an unprecedented measure that would give the U.S. President and a branch of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) power to kill part or all of the internet hosted by private companies in the U.S., all in the name of protecting the motherland.  The bill, proposed by Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) who at times has been ...
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    How to Speak More Assertively

    How to Speak More Assertively
    If you deal with daily meetings and interactions with coworkers, you know just how important it is to speak assertively. But what exactly does “assertively” mean and how do you speak your mind without coming across as rude? These are important questions, as communicating effectively — not to mention politely — is pivotal to your professional success. The last thing you ...
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    6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid

    6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid
    Wondering which questions you'll be asked during your job interview? You should expect the usual ones, such as "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and "What's your greatest weakness?" But then there are more colorful questions, such as "What animal best describes you?" and "If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to ...
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    California Bill Proposes Digital License Plates with Advertisements

    California Bill Proposes Digital License Plates with Advertisements
    A staple of summer road trips for generations has players competing to find the strangest state license plates as the family travels the highways. This game could get a new wrinkle if California passes a bill that turns the states license plates into digital versions of the current metal plates.The California legislature is looking at a bill that would allow the ...
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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 ...
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    Ubisoft Will Allow Gamers to "Beat It" With New Michael Jackson Game

    Ubisoft Will Allow Gamers to "Beat It" With New Michael Jackson Game
    Ubisoft  announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo that it will release an interactive video game (currently unnamed) based on the song and dance moves of the "King of Pop" just in time for the holidays.  The motion-sensing game will be among the first to use Kinect and Move, the motion-detecting camera systems for Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's Playstation 3.  The launch of the ...
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    Want to Get Promoted? Here's How

    Want to Get Promoted? Here's How
    Do you have the drive to succeed? Want to move up in your organization, but not sure how to get promoted? Getting a promotion can be a tricky business. You can work hard and do everything your boss asks, but if you’re not in the right place at the right time you might get passed over. Office politics can be difficult ...
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    8 Surefire Ways to Break Writer’s Block

    8 Surefire Ways to Break Writer’s Block
    There's nothing more frustrating to a writer than writer’s block. You strain your brain to make something happen, but nothing comes out. You’re out of ideas. And it seems like there's nothing you can do to fix the situation. Sometimes the words just won’t come, and staring at a blank page just makes you more frustrated. Don’t throw your hands up ...
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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 ...
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    BP Robots Place Cap Over Well Leak

    BP Robots Place Cap Over Well Leak
    After last week's disappointing endeavor with the top kill procedure, BP has placed a containment cap over the leaking well pipe on Thursday with intentions of ceasing at least 90 percent of the flow of oil into the ocean.  With the use of robot submarines, BP was able to cut the remains of the damaged riser pipe and lower the containment cap over the leaking ...
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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 ...
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    Last-Minute Interview Prep Tips

    Last-Minute Interview Prep Tips
    Interviews can be pretty intimidating, so it's understandable if you put off prepping for the big day because of nerves. Lucky for you, we've put together a cheat sheet of last-minute interview prep tips, whether your interview is tomorrow afternoon — or two hours from now. Procrastinators, rejoice. You still have a chance at that job! 1. Dress Code Looking the ...