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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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  • Everyone Hates Performance Reviews

    Recent research suggests that even top performers and those motivated to learn for the sake of learning hate performance reviews. Given that managers tend to dislike giving criticism as much (if not more) than workers dislike receiving it, is there any point in having a formal review process to begin with?

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  • New Worker Co-ops Lead to Economic Prosperity

    The newest incarnation of worker cooperatives are worker self-directed enterprises (WSDE). WSDEs combine aspects of capitalism and socialism, resulting in an improved version of a centuries-old idea. Not only do the workers decide together when and how much to produce, but they themselves choose, via a democratic process, how to use the enterprise's net revenue. Suddenly, government agencies dependent upon enterprise tax payments become dependent not upon the CEOs, but on the workers themselves.

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  • New Book Says Working Moms Can Have Their Cake and Eat It Too

    Going back to work after having a child can be a tough decision for many working mothers, because they fear motherhood means their careers have to suffer. A new book shows working that parenting and career success aren’t mutually exclusive.
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  • Don't Ask These 5 Questions During a Job Interview

    We spend a lot of time thinking about how to answer the questions that hiring managers are likely to ask during interview. Equally important? The questions you've prepared prior to the meeting.

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  • 'Lean In' Will Soon Be a Movie

    Sony Pictures will produce a movie based on Sheryl Sandberg's book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Deadline broke the news, reporting that the movie will not be a biopic of Sandberg, but rather "a narrative film from the themes contained within the book," written by veteran TV writer Nell Scovell, who co-wrote the book.

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  • Mobile Devices Increase Productivity, But Pose Serious Security Concerns

    It's 6 a.m. and your alarm goes off -- and the first thing you do is check your email on your smartphone. Over the course of the day, you may have touched four or five devices, and half of them are mobile. While working with a multitude of mobile devices might seem like opportunities to distract yourself, the reality is that mobile devices can actually increase productivity -- but at the cost of security.
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  • 3 Ways to Cope With a Career Crisis

    Tough times come to us all, especially in these days of extended unemployment and dwindling job security. The good news is that how you deal with a crisis can sometimes make the difference between a disaster and a learning experience.

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  • Should New Managers Fire Underperformers Right Away?

    Let's say you've recently taken over a team of workers. Perhaps you've been promoted into the role, or perhaps you're a new hire. Whatever the case, suggests Ron Ashkenas in Harvard Business Review Blog Network, the biggest mistake you can make is to hesitate too long in getting rid of the people who just aren't making the cut.

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  • Does Your State Want to Raise the Minimum Wage?

    PayScale's recent survey indicates which state populations are in favor of raising the minimum wage to a full $15 per hour. Do you live in a state that is fighting to raise the minimum wage?

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  • Khan Academy Launches New College Prep Program

    The day you find out that you've been accepted to the college of your choice is quite possibly one of the best days in your life. However, when that doesn’t happen, it can seem as though your future hangs in the balance. Khan Academy has introduced a new college prep program that aims to help high school students turn their collegiate dreams into reality.
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  • 7 Employee Perks at Tech Companies [infographic]

    Nowadays, most of us would be happy just to have health insurance and maybe some paid vacation, but it's still fun to read about some of the crazier perks available to employees of companies like Google and Twitter. Especially since, once you really dig in, it's pretty clear that some of these fringe benefits aren't all they're cracked up to be.

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  • 3 Bizarre Resume Gimmicks (That Didn't Work)

    Adam Pacitti, a recent graduate of the University of Winchester in England, sent out 250 resumes and got only two replies -- both rejections. So he summoned up his chutzpah and his last £500 and rented a billboard. A few days later, he was besieged with job offers. But before you go looking for ad space, consider: Pacitti's story is more of an exception to the rule than a new guideline for job seekers.

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  • 3 Ways to Be Happier at Work

    Finding true happiness at work is tricky. After all, if your job was as much fun as your hobbies, they probably wouldn't pay you to do it. But the good news is that a few attitude tweaks can improve your perception -- which is the secret of feeling better about anything.

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