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  • Creative Careers: Interview with Film Makeup Artist Patty Bell

    Patty Bell has been working as a film and TV makeup artist for the past 20 years. She's working on TV commercials, films such as The Dark Knight Rises and The Perks of Being a Wallflower and she works extensively with sports programs such as NFL on Fox.
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  • Women More Engaged Than Men at Work

    A recent poll found that more workers have "checked out" of their jobs mentally, but that women tend to be more engaged at work than men. Part of that might have to do with the fact that women are more likely to take advantage of flex time, which contributes to a person's sense of independence and satisfaction.
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  • Tips for Handling Multiple Job Offers Without Going Insane

    It’s every job seekers dream. Imagine the thrill of getting multiple job offers from companies that want to hire you, now. But before you do cartwheels around the house, remember that this can be a confusing time too, filled with worry over what job will provide the best option for your career path. It can be difficult to decide what job offer will give you the compensation and professional reward you deserve.
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  • Here's Why Your Job Title Really Matters

    A reader recently wrote in to Lifehacker with an interesting conundrum: He or she had received a raise, and a bunch of new responsibilities to go with it, but no job title change. What this reader wanted to know was, should that matter?

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  • Is College Worth the Effort Even if You Drop Out?

    Ideally, you'd finish your education. You'd graduate without debt. You'd land the job of your dreams. But life has a way of throwing us for a loop. Maybe you didn't have time to complete those degree requirements. Maybe an exciting job opportunity popped up in the middle of your academic career. You know what? That's totally OK. A new study says there's no such thing as a wasted education, whether or not you got the sheepskin to prove it.
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  • You're Fired! Employees Who Went Out With a Viral Bang

    It seems to happen more often, nowadays: people getting fired for something they posted on social media. Many seem to believe it's perfectly acceptable to put whatever they choose on their social media networks. After all, what about freedom of speech? As it turns out, tweets and posts aren't always protected by the First Amendment. Here are a couple of recent and noteworthy cases of employees being terminated for something they posted online.
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  • 3 Practical Tips for Working Moms, From the Quora Question of the Week

    Going back to work after having a child is a difficult decision to make, especially when it entails leaving your children at home to be cared for by someone else. In a perfect world, everyone would work together to prepare meals, clean the house, and stay on schedule, and working women would find that blissful work-life balance. For most, though, this isn't the reality. Regardless of whether you work inside or outside the home, being a working mother is difficult. It's inevitable that priorities, finances, and sleep schedules will shift when we juggle work and children. We turned to the Quora community to see what practical tips its members have to share with other working moms.
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  • 4 Tips from Teen Moguls that the Rest of Us Could Learn From

    Gen Y is often unfairly characterized as a generation of lazy and spoiled young people who expect all things, including success, to be handed to them. However, as recently explored in PayScale’s Gen Y data, 15% of management positions are currently being filled by the Gen Y age group, with the average salary of $39,700 being earned. Additionally, Millennials have been inventing and becoming overnight millionaires almost regularly. Is it possible that we could learn more about business and success from this generation?

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  • 10 Inspiring Pieces of Advice for Recent College Grads From the Billionaire Founder of LinkedIn

    If you've recently graduated from college, you're probably getting plenty of advice right now, most it less than helpful and not very inspiring. Which is why Reid Hoffman's presentation "The 3 Secrets of Highly Successful Graduates" strikes such a cord: not only is the advice practical, actionable, and easy to absorb, but it's overwhelmingly positive, focused on the things you can do, right now, to achieve your dreams.

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  • 10 Tips for Graduates on Work Life From People Who Have Been There

    After graduation, the pursuit of a career can appear to be a daunting task. Everyone has advice and rules. Follow your dreams. Follow the money. Never be late. Never be early. Preparing to enter the work force is sometimes harder work than the actual job. So, what exactly do you really need to know when you graduate from college? Take a look at 10 pieces of advice from people who have been there.
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  • 3 Things to Do When You Get Laid Off

    "Layoff" is arguably the scariest word in the English language for most workers, and never more so than during the past few years, when cuts abounded and new jobs were hard to find. But getting laid off can also be one of the best things that ever happened to you. It all depends on how you react in the days and weeks following your pink slip.

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  • 3 Ways to Rebrand Your "Useless" Degree

    Every spring, alongside the finance folks and engineers, an entire crop of graduates flood the workforce armed with nothing but a degree that appears to be worth less than a place mat at the fast food restaurant where they are unqualified to work. So what do you do when your degree doesn't automatically qualify you for a career track? Brand yourself better.

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  • What's Trending on Twitter? - #ThingsThatIrritateMe, #Powerball, #TheOfficeFinale

    Today's Twitter roundup recaps three of last week's trending topics: #ThingsThatIrritateMe, #Powerball, and #TheOfficeFinale. Why should the consummate professional keep hitting the refresh button on their Twitter feed? Well, somewhere amongst the snark and the manic updates, you might just find some timely lessons to apply to your career. Read on to find out how the above trending hashtags relate to common grammatical errors, job satisfaction, and corporate culture, respectively.
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  • College Grads Want to Work at Microsoft, Not Facebook

    Contrary to popular belief, it looks like Facebook hasn’t yet taken over every aspect of young people’s lives -- especially their career paths. According to global employer research and advisory company, Universum USA, good old Microsoft wins over the younger, popular social network when it comes to where recent graduates want to work.
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  • How to Stand Out in an Office Full of Slackers

    In a competitive job market, employers are likely to be carefully evaluating the performance of employees. This means, employees who want to stand out as high performers can take the high road and avoid becoming complacent. A Forbes article advises that, “Job security comes from making sure that your daily performance is so amazing that any company would be crazy to let you go.” As a professional who wants to stay employed, standing out at work counts.
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  • Should You Be Excited to Go to Work in the Morning?

    If you woke up with a bad case of the Mondays this morning, you might be wondering whether or not you're in the right job.

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  • Is Your Job Right for You? 4 Ways to Tell

    Penelope Trunk, cofounder of Brazen Careerist, would like to save you some time.

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  • The 7 Worst States for Startup Entrepreneurs

    If you want to start a new business, you might want to think about relocating. A recent report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce shows that some states are better than others when it comes to starting up in the tech world. Does your state rank as one of the worst?
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  • Part Time Jobs for Stay-at-Home Parents

    Raising kids is no easy task, especially when trying to stretch a single paycheck from week to week. When one parent has decided to stay at home with the family, a part time job can help to provide some much needed financial support. The good news is that there are many part time career options that give stay at home parents the power to earn and create a balanced family life.
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  • Has College Outlived Its Usefulness?

    As the cost of college soars to unsustainable heights, its efficacy has been seriously called into question. Students now have direct access to employers, open-access online courses and a jaded outlook of "finding the right fit" when selecting a place to pursue their higher education. With so many colleges giving such a low return on investment, more people demand to know what they're actually paying for.
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