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  • 3 Ways to Spin Unrelated Jobs on Your Resume

    Most career paths are less super-highway than long and winding road. As a result, most of us have a few twists and turns on our resume, which can make it look like we're less committed to our present career goals than we actually are. The trick? To make those unrelated gigs work as well for us in the present as they did in the past.

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  • How to Make Your Boss Listen to Your Ideas

    Employees are the ones who come up with the best solutions to workplace problems. There are a number of reasons bosses don’t always want to listen (other than because you once suggested Beer Day and Do Nothing Day). So how do you get your boss to listen to your great ideas?
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  • Here Is What's Keeping Women From Getting the Raises They Deserve

    Women often don't negotiate, and their reluctance to do so costs them as much as $500,000 over the course of their lifetimes, according one study. The fear of asking for anything -- more money, better perks, time off -- prevents many women from getting what they deserve. So why are they so fearful?

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  • 4 Ways to Cope if You Lose Your Job Tomorrow

    We spend more time at our jobs than we do cultivating personal relationships, and similar to relationships, our jobs are important parts of our lives and often define a large part of who we are. Losing a job is similar to breaking up, and the coping mechanisms necessary to survive the transition address so much more than simply knowing how to budget severance pay or updating your resume.
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  • Make Your Career Dreams a Reality; These 5 Famous Moms Did

    Working Mother magazine recently published an article that highlighted the inspiring stories of 25 celebrity mothers who chose to reinvent themselves mid-career to pursue new endeavors, which proved to be just as inspiring as they are prosperous. Read on to see how reinvention isn’t just for the rich and famous, it can also be your reality, too.
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  • Which Workers Approve of Raising the Minimum Wage?

    If the minimum wage kept place with inflation over the past 40 years, it would $10.74 an hour -- over $3 more than today's federal minimum wage of $7.25. President Obama advocates raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, but some fast food workers and union activists are pushing even higher, for an even $15 an hour.

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  • Downwardly Mobile in America: Fewer Americans Feel They're Middle Class

    One-third of Americans who identified as middle class in 2008 now say they're lower or lower-middle class, according to a Mother Jones analysis of recent Pew research. A national survey found that, post-recession, fewer Americans feel that they're middle class than ever before -- 44 percent, or just slightly more than the 40 percent who feel they're lower or lower-middle class.

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  • Your Favorite Football Team Might Be Guilty of Wage Theft

    Whether you're a fan of the Raiders or some other football team, the abuses alleged in the recent class-action lawsuit filed in Alameda County Superior Court may be more common than the football industry cares to admit. The suit alleges not only the usual wage theft violations such as no overtime pay, but a laundry list of patronizing and insulting, not to mention illegal, requirements that would cause any feminist to wonder at our lack of progress over the last century.
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  • Would You Give Back Half Your Paycheck, for Principle?

    Kshama Sawant is the only socialist member of Seattle's City Council, and she's putting her money where her mouth is. After accepting office earlier this month, she announced that she will only keep $40,000 of her $117,000 annual salary -- less than half, and about the salary of the average worker in Seattle.

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  • Why People Work Too Much, Even After They Have Enough

    Do you work more than you need to, more than your corporate overlords require, even after you have plenty of money in the bank? If so, a new study might explain why you're sacrificing your leisure.

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  • Stop Complaining About Being Overworked, Unless You Live in One of These 5 Countries

    Americans may think they’re being overworked, but a new study shows that they’re just being a bunch of wimps compared to professionals in these five nations.
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  • This Is a Real Thing: Yoga Pants for Work

    Today's office is a pretty casual place. Nylons are nearly extinct in most industries, and wearing a necktie is a good way to announce, "I have a court date." One thing that hasn't caught on: sweatpants at work. But a new company is hoping to change all that, by introducing a yoga pant ... for work.

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  • Women Are Dominating in the World of Hedge Funds (and It's Great for Everyone)

    A new study shows that fund management is proving to be gender-biased, and women are, literally, giving men a run for their money in this male-dominant industry.
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  • Executive Presence Leads to Executive Careers

    You may have the necessary education and expertise to become an executive, but do you have executive presence? The way we present ourselves goes way beyond wearing a power tie or a navy blue skirt and blazer. Having or developing certain interpersonal skills and presence are necessary if you wish to become a leader.
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  • 3 LinkedIn Mistakes You're Probably Making

    Used well, LinkedIn can be the best thing that ever happened to your job search or network building efforts. The problem, of course, is that many of us aren't using the career person's social network to its full extent -- or worse, we're making mistakes that make us look less than professional.

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  • How to Manage Social Media in the Office

    Unless managing social media in the office is your job, it's important to understand how using social media can affect your job -- and vice versa. Here are a few tips we've put together to help you manage social media in the office so you can be more productive and ensure your privacy -- and job security -- is protected.
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  • What the State of the Union Means to You

    Last night, President Obama called for 2014 to be a "year of action," asking Congress work with him to raise the minimum wage, extend unemployment benefits, and make better educational opportunities available to all Americans. In the meantime, the president has acted alone, issuing executive orders, directing government bodies under his control, and creating teams of private and public citizens. But those tactics will only go so far, if Congress won't act.

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  • 38 Percent of American Workers Don't Have Paid Sick Days

    At this time of year, we see a lot of articles admonishing workers for not staying home when they're sick. What's less talked about is the fact that only 62 percent of private sector employees have any paid sick time to use.

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  • Who Wants to Raise the Minimum Wage? The Answer May Surprise You

    Is raising the federal minimum wage rate beneficial to the economy or not? We'll take a look at who's for and against raising the wage and how level of education affects people's opinions.
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  • 3 Productivity Lessons From Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin was many things: an inventor, a businessman, one of the founders of the nation. But first and foremost, he was productive. His daily schedule from his autobiography allots seven hours for sleep, eight for work, a combined three for breakfast, planning his day, and "addressing powerful goodness." But what can we learn from Franklin's schedule, over 200 years later?

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