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    Top 12 Development Goals for Leaders

    Top 12 Development Goals for Leaders
    I help a lot of leaders create individual development plans using some variation of this process. This time of year (January) is always especially busy. Although every leader I work with is unique, it seems like the development goals end up being somewhat common from year to year. To help you get a head start on your 2010 leadership development plan, ...
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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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    25 HR Approved Office Party Ideas

    It's that time of the year again… the holidays. It doesn't matter what you're celebrating; there's no excuse needed to throw a fabulous office bash. Let HRPeople help you find ideas for office games, themes and activities. There's something in here for every occasion! Break out the champagne and join us for these 25 party tips and ideas that will ...
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    9 Ways to Ruin Your Ad Agency Interview

    Sometimes our faces and body language give away more than we're trying to reveal, especially in a tense or nerve-wracking situation like a first job interview. In some cases, we might not even realize that our brow is furrowed or that we're repeatedly tapping our toes much to the annoyance of a future employer. A recent survey of hundreds of different ...
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    Public Relations Skills You Need to Succeed!

    Public Relations Skills You Need to Succeed!
    Your resume doesn't say “B.A. in Public Relations” on it? Don't panic—you aren't immediately disqualified from the PR race. In fact, you'll be hard-pressed to find an acclaimed university that offers a B.A. in Public Relations. What you will find is a number of great colleges (both state and university) that offer comprehensive Communications majors, which include courses in media and ...
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    15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!)

    1. Why do you want to work in this industry? Bad answer: “I love to shop. Even as a kid, I spent hours flipping through catalogs.” Don’t just say you like it. Anyone can do that. Focus instead on your history with that particular industry, and if you can, tell a success story. Good answer: “I've always loved shopping, but my ...
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    How to Be More Likable: 10 Things to Do Today

    To a large measure, your likability will lead to success or failure. It often trumps skill levels in surveys of HR people who are asked to name the most important characteristic of job candidates and employees. Other than “don’t be an jerk,” what can you do to increase your own likability? Is it really possible to change? Or, do you ...
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    Twelve Worst Job Interview Mistakes

    Twelve Worst Job Interview Mistakes
    Among the tips for this stage of the application process: You don't want to be unprepared or too rehearsed, or be labeled an HR stalker Turning off a potential employer is easier than one might think. To score a job, avoid these 12 mistakes that candidates often make during the interview process. 1. "+Being Unprepared for Standard Questions+":http://saleshq.monster.com/careers/997-twelve-worst-job-interview-mistakes?page=2 2. "+Sounding Too ...
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    Fool-Proof Office Pranks!

    [photo:541725] April Fools is just around the corner, and that means you've either got a nefarious prank up your sleeve, or are planning to take some PTO to avoid being pranked. Whatever type of funny business you choose for April Fools' Day, make sure that you don't cross the line and get yourself fired or involved in a lawsuit! Follow these ...
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    What Not to Say During an Interview

    The truth is most people sabotage their own interviews. Instead of putting their best foot forward, they put off the interviewer by acting cocky, unsure of their talent, having bad manners, or by simply acting weird. HRPeople has interviewed several recruitment experts to bring you unbelievable true stories of what actually happens behind interview doors. If you want to land ...
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    10 Overused Phrases Interviewers Hate

    Interviews are hard. You’re nervous. You’re usually in close quarters. You have to answer question after question with little recovery time. And your entire professional future seems to hang in the balance of this one encounter. It’s no wonder so many interviewees resort to clichés when answering interview questions. But panicked responses aren’t going to land you that job. So ...
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    The 20 Best Outdoor Adventures for Thrill-Seeking Business Professionals

    Need a break from florescent lights, desks and rolling chairs? Does your idea of a vacation involve taking in the great outdoors, and days of heart-pounding adventure? We thought so. Monster Small Business has compiled 20 adrenaline-inducing adventures for the tried and true outdoorsman (or woman). We’ve scoured the travel guides, combed the Internet and sought out word-of-mouth recommendations to ...
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    Ace the 10 Most Common Interview Questions

    Ace the 10 Most Common Interview Questions
    Too many job seekers stumble through interviews as if the questions are coming out of left field. But many interview questions are to be expected. Study this list and plan your answers ahead of time so you’ll be ready to deliver them with confidence. 1. What Are Your Weaknesses? This is the most dreaded question of all. Handle it by minimizing ...
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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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    What Creative Professionals Should Never (Ever!) Wear

    We hate to admit it, because we personally feel that clothes shouldn't matter. In a perfect world, a person would be judged at their workplace based solely on the caliber of their work. Unfortunately, that's not how this world works. How you choose to dress each morning *reflects how you feel about your job* – that you take your position seriously, ...
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    9 Ways to Mess Up Your Interview

    Sometimes our faces and body language give away more than we're trying to reveal, especially in a tense or nerve-wracking situation like a first job interview. In some cases, we might not even realize that our brow is furrowed or that we're repeatedly tapping our toes much to the annoyance of a future employer. A recent survey of hundreds of different ...
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    Top 5 Mistakes of Advertising Job Seekers

    Top 5 Mistakes of Advertising Job Seekers
    Hundreds of advertising job seekers make avoidable mistakes when approaching top agencies -- although some are more obvious than others. “I once had a candidate show up on the front steps of our building and sing his resume to the tune of 'Oh Susanna' while playing the banjo," says James Hering, executive vice president and director of integrated marketing at TM ...
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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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    8 Ways Ad Agencies Keep Employees Happy

    There is an unwritten contract between every employer and every employee. It goes like this: "You take care of me, and I will take care of you." For the worker, it means that he or she will work hard, meet or exceed expectations and get along well with supervisors, subordinates and others. For employers, it means providing an atmosphere that ...
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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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