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  • Why You Shouldn't Pick a Hot Career

    The internet teems with lists of possible job choices, often focusing on growth industries and high pay, and we've certainly contributed to the literature on the subject. There's just one problem with using these lists as an approach to career planning: a hot career might not be the right career for you.

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  • 3 Tips for Dealing With a Sneaky, Manipulative Co-Worker

    Proving yourself to your boss is hard enough. Add those manipulative co-workers to the mix and you have yourself an impossible situation – or do you? We’ll examine how to identify who those wheeler-dealer colleagues are and how to effectively deal with them so that you can shine bright in your career.
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  • Is It Fair to Pay Some Workers Less Than Minimum Wage?

    There has been much discussion and debate recently about whether the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour should be raised. Some argue that this wage is so low it must be doubled to fairly compensate those who labor in the employ of others. It may come as a surprise that there are people who earn less than the federal minimum wage, and it is legal.
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  • 4 Reasons Why Being a Female Entrepreneur Is Tough

    The entrepreneurial world has seen a definite rise in the number of women business owners in the past few years, but these women still face many challenges that make it difficult to excel.
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  • It’s My Career and I’ll 'Wine' if I Want To

    For all the ladies out there who like to enjoy a glass of wine every now and then, why not make a career out of it? The wine industry is calling your name and so are the new organizations catering to women vintners popping up around the country. Let’s all raise a glass to the women breaking through the “glass” (ceiling) in the wine-making industry.
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  • Bad News: Working Longer Hours Might Help Your Salary

    Working more used to hurt your salary, says a recent paper from Cornell University, but not anymore. In fact, say researchers Youngjoo Cha and Kim Weeden, the wage premium for working longer hours is growing. By the end of the first decade of the 21st century, "overworkers" earned about 6 percent more than their shorter-working counterparts.

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  • Use 'Social Listening' to Enhance Your Career

    Social listening, or also known as social media monitoring, is a way to locate specific conversations happening online without having to seek them out individually. Knowing how to master social listening just may be your ticket to career success!
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  • The Power of Mark Zuckerberg's Hoodie

    Your CEO walks into the Monday meeting, dressed for business -- which, in his case, is a hoodie and jeans, or athletic apparel, or some other casual outfit that you'd usually reserve for washing the car or taking out the trash. Does this mean he's less professional than the average C-level executive -- or does it mean that he's just confident, and higher status?

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  • 5 Time-Saving Tips for Working Parents

    The mornings can be rough for anyone, but they’re all the more challenging when you’re trying to get kids ready and out the door, too. Here are five tips that will help you get going with a minimum of stress.
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  • Ditching the Humanities for STEM Is a Bad Idea

    Science, technology, engineering, and math jobs are considered the wave of the future. The liberal arts and humanities are in danger of being dropped by some state universities in favor of STEM programs. However, the power of STEM majors to guarantee employment with high salaries may be a myth.
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  • 4 Ways to Be Productive in December

    If there were a contest to determine the least productive month of the year, December would win, hands down. Dark and cold as January or February, December also boasts a calendar full of holiday commitments both personal and professional. No wonder, then, that we sometimes have trouble getting things done.

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  • 3 Ways to Be a Better Listener

    After a lifetime of waiting for our turn to speak, it can be hard to close our mouths and open our ears. Which is too bad, because listening, although rarely mentioned in the skills section on a resume, is one of the most important things we can do to get ahead at work.

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  • Is It Possible to Apply to Too Many Jobs?

    It's tempting to think of getting a job as a numbers game: send out as many resumes as you can, the theory goes, and you'll definitely get hired. While you definitely won't get hired for jobs you don't pursue, sending out thousands of resumes and cover letters can actually be overkill.

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  • Why You Should Call in Sick

    It's cold and flu season, and everyone in your office is sick. You can tell, because they're hacking and coughing in every cubicle and common area in your office. If only they'd stay home. Of course, when you fall ill, thanks to the fact that everyone at your company works when they're sick, you'll come in, too. And the cycle goes on.

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  • What to Do When Your Job Is Boring

    There are thousands of articles on how to cope when you absolutely hate your job. But what about when your job isn't awful, but it isn't exactly great, either?

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  • Want to Be a Success? Learn to Say No

    After a few years of building our careers, many of us learn to be fairly accommodating, in order to get along with our colleagues -- and bosses. The problem with learning to say yes, readily, is that it becomes hard to say no when you have to. And if you can't say no, you sometimes can't advance your career to the next level.

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  • 3 Business Lessons They Don't Teach In School (But Should)

    Learning from books is valuable but will only get you so far in life. The "school of hard knocks" is an effective teacher, and offers different lessons than in the halls of academia. Both sets of lessons are valuable and even necessary in the workplace. Here are some hard-knock lessons that universities should consider adding to the curriculum:
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  • 5 Ways to Be More Thankful for Your Job

    If you have any presence on social media this Thanksgiving season, or friends with good attitudes, you're probably already familiar with the idea of gratitude journaling, the practice of listing things for which you're grateful. But what if you're feeling less than grateful about your work situation this year?

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  • The Productivity Hacker Tim Ferriss Shares His Tips

    We recently had the opportunity to interview Tim Ferriss, one of the most productive people on Earth and author of "The 4 Hour Work Week," "The 4 Hour Body" and "The 4 Hour Chef." Since we all could use a little more productivity in our lives, here are some pro tips from the master himself:
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  • 5 Tips To Write Effective Work Emails

    Work emails are vastly different from personal emails. Treating work emails like personal emails will render them ineffective because they will not be taken seriously nor understood. Here are some tips to help you write emails that actually accomplish something and reduce your workload.
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