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    The 10 Worst Fashion Mistakes: Women

    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 the 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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    Smart Leaders=Productive Employees

    Smart Leaders=Productive Employees
    In tough times like these, your need employees to be up-front about problems they're experiencing on the job-whether it's an angry customer, a process that no longer works or a project that's heading for disaster. Smart leaders know that employees are a source of new ideas, as well as a first line of defense against damage to the bottom line. For ...
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    Step-by-Step Guide to Negotiating a Great Salary

    Step-by-Step Guide to Negotiating a Great Salary
    Here's a secret: Employers rarely make their best offer first, and job candidates who negotiate generally earn much more than those who don't. And a well-thought-out negotiation makes you look like a stronger candidate -- and employee. "We found that those people who attempted to negotiate their salary in a constructive way are perceived as more favorable than those who didn't ...
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    5 Signs Your Résumé is Passé

    5 Signs Your Résumé is Passé
    The workplace is not what it was five years ago. Neither is the job hunt. The most successful candidates are those who are ready and willing to adapt to a changing landscape. But it doesn’t matter how ready you are for the modern workplace if your résumé’s straight out of 1994. And sometimes, it's the most minute details that make all ...
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    Back-to-School Shopping for the Fashion-Forward Set

    Back-to-School Shopping for the Fashion-Forward Set
    Old urges die hard. Even grown-ups crave a back-to-school fashion fix. Here's how to get one for less. GiltFuse.com: High school and college fashionistas have a brand-new "flash-sale" resource for contemporary brands at up to 70 percent off retail: giltfuse.com. Single brands like BCBG and Modern Amusement will be sold for just 36 hours at a time—hence the term "flash sale"—with ...
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    Channel Your Cover Letter Feedback

    Prioritize the Feedback Most professional resume-writing firms also offer cover letter services, so if you're not having much success improving your letter on your own, it may be worthwhile to hire a professional. "I have seen many job searches stalled, because the individual had a terrific resume written by a professional but did not want to pay for a cover ...
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    5 Interview Wrong Turns

    5 Interview Wrong Turns
    When you think of psychology, do asylums and psychopaths come to mind? Well, so should job interviewers…and not because some may seem like sadistic psychopaths. A recent study from two psychologists, Thomas Hillard and Therese McCan, in The Journal of Psychology reveals a lot about what goes through interviewers' minds and how job seekers can use that to their advantage. An ...
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    Tweeting Isn't Just for Birds

    Tweeting Isn't Just for Birds
    Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Bebo, Linkedln, YouTube - how many of these inescapable social media platforms have you signed up to? One or two, perhaps? Unfortunately, this is simply not good enough. Because far from being the waste of time you perhaps berate your staff or your teenage children for perusing endlessly, social networks are actually an innovative way of bringing benefits ...
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    Your Cover Letter Needs Work

    Your Cover Letter Needs Work
    Feeling overwhelmed by the cover letter feedback you've received? Not sure where to begin to make improvements? If you’ve had a cover letter critique and are now faced with harsh criticism, here's help from career professionals on what to do next. Get Started!
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    10 Body Language Blunders

    1. A Closed Body Whether sitting or standing, your body should be loose and open. Do not cross your arms. Do not cross your legs. While you may think it conveys a sense of ease, studies have shown that a people read a closed body differently: they subconsciously think you have something to hide. What's more, you're missing a golden ...
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    Lying on the Employment Resume

    Lying on the Employment Resume
    Ever wanted to just erase your inglorious past as a Denny’s server and forget that unfortunate plate-smashing incident that got you fired? Have dreams of starting over as an advertising executive at a posh design firm? But you just don’t seem to have any actual advertising experience. Okay, maybe you’d be more of a success as a chef. After all, you’re ...
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    The Networking Expert's Checklist

    The Networking Expert's Checklist
    Networking, networking, networking. We’ve all heard about it and we’re sure you’re all doing it — but are you doing it right? Trying to develop job leads and new business contacts the wrong way can be just as damaging as not trying at all, if not worse. You want to (net)work smart, not hard, so make sure you’re making all the ...
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    Best Cities to Earn More

    Best Cities to Earn More
    Despite the gloomy economy and bleak job outlook, there are scattered cities where wages are rising and the number of jobs is increasing. Washington, DC, and several parts of Texas top the list, but cities as far apart as Anchorage and East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, continued to experience job and wage growth at the end of last year, according to Bureau ...
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    15 Networking Mistakes You Can't Make

    Need-Based Contact Imagine you have a friend or relative that you only hear from when he needs money. Do you take their calls? Do you look forward to hearing from him? Very quickly, you have no desire to do anything to help him. The same goes for networking. If you only get in touch with a contact when you need ...
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    Cold Call to Hiring Manager May Not Help Job Seeker

    Cold Call to Hiring Manager May Not Help Job Seeker
    You've adhered to the job-seekers' bible by networking with friends, family, the guy seated next to you at the ballgame and anyone capable of providing a connection to get you off unemployment and back on a payroll. The payoff, or at least a smidgen of hope, comes the day a network source comes through with the direct telephone line of a ...
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    One Resume Error and You're Toast!

    One Resume Error and You're Toast!
    Job seekers take note: One false stroke at the keyboard could send your resume into the "circular file." Three out of four (76 percent) executives interviewed said just one or two typos in a resume would remove applicants from consideration for a job; 40 percent said it takes only one typo to rule candidates out. The survey was developed by Accountemps, ...
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    Don't Eat Your Way Out of a Job

    Don't Eat Your Way Out of a Job
    The biggest obstacle to getting a new job may be the plate of spaghetti that falls on your lap. Even in these days of shrinking expense accounts, prospective employers often take job candidates out to eat as a step in the interview process. The breakfast/lunch/dinner interview makes sense for employers for several reasons, says Jill Zoromski, senior vice president and director ...
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    10 Ways to Make Yourself Unfireable

    Don't just sit there, basking in your continued employment... Phew. You survived the culling. Or maybe your company has managed to avoid a mass layoff. Either way, you're one of the lucky ones. Unlike so many of your friends and family, you won’t have to deal with the unemployment office or cancel your cable -- yet. But instead of sitting ...
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    Leverage Volunteer Work on Your Resume

    Leverage Volunteer Work on Your Resume
    You may have altruistic reasons for volunteering, but giving your time has career-enhancing power, too. "Volunteer work, whether in addition to a current job or an activity in between jobs, shows an employer that you are willing to try new experiences, be involved in your community and generally demonstrates a willingness to take initiative and make things happen," says Kara Montermoso, ...
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    6 Laws of Effortless Networking

    1. Bring a Wingman Rather than flying solo at your next networking event, bring a friend, co-worker, or business associate along with you. This "security blanket" will boost your confidence as well as your comfort level and immediately removes the bulk of reluctance associated with attending a networking event by yourself. Next Tip>> [page] 2. You Are Not Alone If you ...
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