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  • 10 Online Places to Learn Valuable Job Skills, for Free

    Job counselors tell us that the best way to build a successful career is to keep learning and adding skills to our resumes. But education isn't cheap -- for the most part. Fortunately, there are plenty of totally free sources online that will help you develop the skills you need to get hired, be promoted, and keep those raises rolling in.

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  • Protect Yourself From Predatory Workplace Loans

    The newest thing in predatory lending is "workplace loans." Cleverly crafted to look like a good deal, workplace loans are sentencing unsuspecting borrowers to a possible lifetime of debt slavery. Spot the signs and steer clear of this latest attempt by unscrupulous lenders to steal your money.
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  • Big Banking Is a Man’s Job (or So the Numbers Say)

    Women have struggled for equality in the corporate world for decades now, but gender inequalities still exist in a select few industries. We’ll take a look at how women are still vastly underrepresented in big banking and provide tips on how they, too, can have a successful career in such a male-dominated industry.
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  • Use the Polar Vortex to Convince the Boss to Let You Work at Home

    It's cold today in many parts of the country, really cold -- from 4 degrees early this morning in Nashville to a whopping negative 32 degrees in Fargo, North Dakota. If you live in one of these super-chilly areas, and have a job that relies on an internet connection, you probably have the option to work from home today. Before you while away the day, half-working while watching Netflix and drinking cocoa, consider this: the Polar Vortex might have given you your best chance at setting up a permanent work-from-home arrangement.

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  • Understand These 3 Things and Stop Procrastinating (Starting Tomorrow)

    Procrastination is a huge killer of productivity. The more we worry about deadlines, the more we procrastinate. Understanding these three things about procrastination will help you overcome the habit and get more done. Starting tomorrow.
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  • Maybe You Don't Want an Emotionally Intelligent Boss

    Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive and understand emotions, and to use this information to inform one's actions. On the surface, that seems like a great quality for a manager to have. In reality, there are some potential downsides to the emotionally intelligent boss. It all depends on the character of the person who's wielding that high EI.

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  • 3 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Success

    Children's book authors often have much wisdom to share. Psychology Today writer Juliana Breines, Ph.D., remembers the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle book series. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle took everything literally. For example, when asked to dust the furniture, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle would add dust to the furniture. Her employers quickly learned to ask her to please "un-dust" the furniture. As hilarious as this is, there is more to Mrs. Piggle Wiggle from which we, as adults, can benefit.

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  • When Social Networking Gets Creepy (and What to Do About it)

    Many professionals consider LinkedIn a safe haven for networking, but sometimes clicking the “accept” button can open up a can of worms that you never expected ... or welcomed. We’ll examine the many ways social connections become cyber stalkers and how to deal with these inappropriate and unfortunate weirdos.
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  • Do These 3 Things Differently, and Be a Success

    What makes people who achieve their dreams from the rest of us? It's not just having a knack for making money or a talent for knowing what people want. It's a knack for doing a few things just a little bit differently than everyone else.

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  • 3 Ways to Calm Work Anxieties

    Anxiety is a drain on our energy and our productivity. It causes procrastination, poor job performance and decreases our quality of life. It is also common. Instead of letting anxiety destroy you, you may come to understand and overcome anxiety at work by using proven psychological techniques. Psychology Today offers useful tips and answers to questions about anxiety and productivity.
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  • 3 Ways to Have Less Stress in 2014

    There's nothing more depressing than coming back to work after a couple of days off to find that your stress levels are right back where they were before you left the office. If you're back in pre-vacation mode a few hours after opening your email, here's how to get the new year off to a better start.

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  • Social Media Marketer – Most In-Demand Job Skill of 2013

    If you’re looking to keep your professional skills current in 2014, then you might want to consider adding social media marketing to your list of credentials, especially since it topped LinkedIn's list of the hottest job skills of 2013.
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  • Want Better Work-Life Balance? Exercise

    If you're looking for another reason to keep that New Year's resolution to get more exercise, look no further: recent research suggests that working out helps employees balance the demands of work and their family life.

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  • 3 Ways to Master Your Job Searching on Twitter

    Twitter may not seem like a viable source for landing a job, but with the privacy settings and restrictions that come with LinkedIn and Facebook, Twitter’s free-for-all platform may be your saving grace for connecting with your future employer.
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  • How To Fully Embrace Vulnerability in Order to Excel in Your Career

    In her TEDxHouston presentation, Brené Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, speaks about how learning to embrace the one thing that frightens us most – vulnerability – is the secret to living a happy, fulfilled, and courageous life.
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  • Habits of Self-Made Billionaires [infographic]

    The vast majority of super-rich people had some help along the way. In fact, Entrepreneur points out, 27 of the world's 100 richest people are heirs. The 73 remaining richest mostly had either education or reasonably well-off parents to boost their chances. But what about the eight who had neither a college degree nor money to support them?

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  • 5 Powerful Business Books to Invigorate Your Career in 2014

    If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration to start 2014 off right, then consider picking up one of these five books that are sure to revitalize your career this year!
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  • 3 Reasons We Need Paid Paternity Leave

    With all the talk about the dismal state of maternity leave policies in the U.S., men often get left behind. That's too bad, because better paternity leave policies would benefit everyone in the country, from the kids who will make up the workforce of the future to the childless folks who are toiling away today.

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  • 5 Tips for the Long-Term Unemployed to Land a Dream Career

    If you’ve been unemployed for more time than you would like to admit, and can’t seem to find a job, then listen up. Here are five tips to help you get that break you deserve and, hopefully, land the job of your dreams.
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  • You May Be Exempt from Overtime If...

    There seem to be exceptions to every rule, including rules regarding whether or not an employer can give comp time instead of overtime pay to employees. County and state officials around the country sometimes have difficulty keeping up with federal standards and guidelines regarding who is eligible for or exempt from overtime pay. Employers who get it wrong may pay dearly in wage-theft lawsuits. Employees may do their own research to ascertain their rights, eligibility or possible exemptions.
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