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  • 3 Ways Social Media Can Make You a Better Employee

    Professionals utilize social media to enhance their candidacy, network, and online brand, but many people overlook the value it can bring to their current employer, too. Let’s take a look at how social media can make you a more valuable employee.
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  • Top 10 Career Posts of 2013

    What was on your mind this year? If you're like most of us in the working world, it was a combination of professional ambition, terror of unemployment, and need for distraction -- which we often satisfied by reading stories about celebrities' professional ambition, terror, distraction, etc. Certainly, PayScale Career News's top posts seem to indicate that's where our interest lay.

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  • 50 Career Resolutions to Make This Year

    New Year's resolutions tend to focus on the personal. While January 1 is as good a time as any to quit smoking or start eating more vegetables, it's also an opportunity to look at your career from a new perspective. As a bonus, it's sometimes easier to build your resume than it is to drop some pounds.

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  • 5 Things That Really Make Us Happy at Work

    Ask anyone what would make them like their job, and the first thing out of their mouths will be, "More money." No, seriously -- we've done studies. The problem is, research shows that more money -- beyond a certain point -- doesn't actually equal more happiness. So what does?

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  • The Most Productive Time to Have a Meeting [infographic]

    Want to make sure everyone's listening to you at your next meeting? Schedule it for between 10 a.m. and noon, following a vacation. (In other words, mark those calendars for January 7.)

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  • The Ugly Truth About Returning to Work Post-Baby

    New mothers are returning to the workforce in droves; however, the reality of going back to work is, often times, a bleak one for working moms. We’ll take a look at why going back to work postpartum is much harder than it may seem.
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  • The 20 Hottest Job Skills of 2013

    Want to boost your salary in a hurry? Some entries on your resume are worth more than others. Pick up these skills, and your paycheck could increase by as much as 20 percent.

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  • The New Etiquette of Networking

    The new year is quickly approaching, and with it many resolutions. As we start thinking of ways to improve ourselves, you may have professional resolutions in addition to the typical desires to eat better and regularly hit the gym. If looking for a new job is a resolution in 2014, you'll need to start networking ASAP, if you haven't already. For those who haven't worked their professional network in a while, things are a little different than years past. With the emergence of professional networks like LinkedIn, networking is now a 24-7 activity and requires more effort than showing up for a cup of coffee once a month. The new etiquette of networking is critical for everyone, not just those actively looking for a new job. In 2014, consider these tips as you network. They will help you build stronger relationships across your profession and may even make the difference in helping you find that job of your dreams.
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  • 3 Tips for Offering Effective Apologies

    Some apologies are absolutely necessary. Others may feel like overkill, and sometimes it is unclear whether to apologize or instead refrain from calling attention to your foibles. When you mess up at work, learn how to offer an effective apology, and you may strengthen your position and gain respect.
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  • Just Say No to Being a Yes Man

    There are plenty of reasons to "be yourself." First thing that comes to mind is personal satisfaction. But is being yourself a good idea in the workplace? If you'd say no, consider this: harnessing your own idiosyncrasies might help you to stand out. You might succeed in business because you are unique, not in spite of it.
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  • Bill Gates Was Some Lucky Person's Secret Santa on Reddit

    Social media is one of the greatest ways to connect with loved ones and complete strangers around the world – so, why not use it for a nationwide Secret Santa gift exchange? That’s what many companies, big and small, have been doing across the nation to spread some good ol’ holiday spirit. You never know who you might get.
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  • Facebook's 'Donate Now' Button Makes Virtual Giving Easy

    Facebook turns its attention to philanthropy as it introduces a “Donate Now” button for its non-profit pages. Donating to your charity of choice is, literally, a click away.
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  • If We Want More Female CEOs, Then Start in Universities

    Not only are women underrepresented in leadership and executive roles in the corporate world, but they are also outnumbered in MBA programs. If we are to level the playing field, then we need to start with making educational programs more appealing to the women of the world, not just the men.
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  • Why You Should Trust Your Intuition

    We live in an age that's obsessed with the bottom line, and the numbers that it takes to get there. Sometimes, however, you have to fold a bit of instinct in with the research and scientific evidence -- especially when it comes to your career. Here's why it's sometimes a good idea to go with your gut.

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  • Greed Drives the Minimum Wage Debate

    Some economists argue that raising the minimum wage gives more people the power to purchase goods and services, while others say that raising the minimum wage hurts the poor, because businesses aren't able to hire as many low-wage workers. Both arguments are right and wrong at the same time.
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  • How to Keep From Getting Fired Over a Tweet

    By now, you've already read about Justine Sacco and the famous tweet that got her fired last week. What you might not have realized about this incident is that it offers a valuable lesson for you on how (not) to manage social media and your professional life.
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  • It's the Hard Knock Life for Working Mothers

    You arrive at work with peanut butter on your skirt and spit up on your shoulder. You duck into the bathroom to apply the lipstick you didn't have time for this morning, and arrive at your desk just a few minutes late. The baby was up all night. Then, things get worse.
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  • 3 Tips to Help You Fake Working From Home

    At least 20 million Americans work from home once a week or more, and during the holiday season, anyone with WAH privileges will be using them, whether it's to make up for the lack of vacation days or to multitask holiday prep while getting stuff done. But what what about folks who want to say that they're working at home -- but be lazy instead?

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  • Combine Book Smarts and Street Smarts to Be a Success

    After graduating from college, most people look for and expect to get a job. However, the skills you used to do well in school are not the same as the skills you need to do well on a new job.
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  • Justine Sacco: Once Again, Twitter Can Get You Fired

    You'd think a professional PR person of Justine Sacco's title and experience would understand the dangers of inappropriate tweeting -- but apparently, you would think wrong.

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