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  • How to Behave When Co-Workers Grieve

    Grief hurts, and there is no use pretending it doesn't. These three tips will help you behave appropriately toward a grieving co-worker.

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  • 9 Über-Smart Tips for Writing a Cover Letter That Stands Out

    What does your cover letter say about you? Does it compel or repel people reading it? You need to make sure your cover letter stands out and grabs attention from the get-go.
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  • Sleep Your Way to the Top: The Importance of Getting Your Zzz’s

    It’s often overlooked, but a good night’s rest plays a huge factor in a person’s well-being, especially when it comes to that person’s career. PayScale takes a look at how catching up on your zzz’s can help boost your productivity and make you a happy camper at work.
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  • 5 Tips for Surviving the Office Picnic

    Ah, the end of the summer, the time when everyone panics about all the summery things they were going to do, before they wound up watching TV instead. Companies are no different in this regard. Many choose this time of year to add a new wrinkle to forced employee bonding, and that is forced employee bonding in an outdoor setting.

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  • Quit Your Job the Right Way

    We all need to move on to the next step in our careers at times. We might look for another job because our egos were bruised at our current gig, or we might jump ship for a better position. Best practice is to not burn bridges as we move from one company to the next.

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  • How NOT to Fire Someone

    Want to be a better boss? Treat people respectfully even if -- perhaps especially if -- they're on their way out the door.

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  • 5 Steps to Resigning Graciously

    Breaking up is hard to do, and quitting your job is no exception. Whether you are leaving on good or bad terms, the act of resigning can be a difficult one. PayScale provides you with five easy steps to help make the departure from your current employer a pleasant one.
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  • Stop Procrastinating! (Right After You Read This Post)

    Don't wait until tomorrow to implement this Jerry Seinfeld's foolproof way to end procrastination.

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  • TED Talks: The Power of Seduction in Our Everyday Lives

    The word "seduction" has been so sensationalized (and sexualized) that it is mostly associated with promiscuity or manipulation. However, as Chen Lizra points out, we all can use seduction in our daily lives to help achieve our life goals. In her recent TED Talk, Lizra shows us how seduction can be a positive tool that professionals can use to achieve their life dreams.
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  • 3 Life-Saving Tips for Going Over the Boss's Head

    Going over the boss's head is not fun and can have consequences. If you are drowning in a sea of incompetent management, use these life-saving tips to stay afloat.
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  • Car Rental Do's and Don'ts for the Traveling Employee

    Employers usually pay for business travel expenses, such as hotel and car rental. Don't be tempted to party it up just because you are not footing the bill. Keeping in mind these lesser-known facts about car rental may make you a highly valued employee.
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  • Why Networking on LinkedIn Is a Great Career Move

    LinkedIn is one of the first and most well-known professional social networking sites in existence today, with more than 225 million users and 300-plus million company pages. Additionally, because of its vastness and popularity, LinkedIn has become a powerful tool for recruiters to locate candidates. How can one benefit from this enormous network of professionals and employers, you ask? Let’s take a look at the many ways LinkedIn can help you enhance your career.
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  • 3 Listening Skills That Help You Get Ahead at Work

    If you want to get ahead at work, develop listening skills. It is more difficult than it seems, but well worth the effort.
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  • 16 Tips & Tricks for Giving Awesome Presentations [infographic]

    The fear of public speaking is one of the most common social fears known to man. In the professional world, presentations (a form of public speaking) play a significant role in the development and advancement of a person’s career, so it’s vital to learn ways to make the process less stressful. One way to relieve some of the anxiety is to create a presentation that will knock their socks off. Let’s take a look at sixteen tips and tricks from GetLifeMap.com’s infographic on how to create awesome presentations.
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  • 10 Organizational Tips for Professionals From Donna Smallin Kuper of Unclutter.com

    A big part of being productive in work and life is staying organized. PayScale turned to professional organizer, Donna Smallin Kuper of Unclutter.com, for some tips on how professionals can stay on top of things, whether they commute to an office or work at home.
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  • 3 Tips for Getting Customers to Pay Up

    Accounts receivable employees are sometimes between a rock and a hard place: a non-paying customer and a boss who will blame them if the customer does not pay. Follow these tips to maximize your ability to bring home the bacon and keep your boss happy.
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  • 10 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile to Get Noticed (and Hired)!

    With some 200 million users connecting at the speed of light on LinkedIn, it can be a little challenging to stand out as in your chosen field. Yet, a well-designed LinkedIn profile is paramount for success as a job seeker today. More and more recruiters are looking to LinkedIn for detailed backgrounds on candidates. Therefore, you need to do what it takes to make sure your LinkedIn profile is looking its best. After all, you’ve got some stiff competition on LinkedIn!
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  • 2 Reasons Why You Must Maintain Eye Contact During Business Communication

    Pay attention to how much eye contact your boss maintains with you during meetings. Employees who get more eye contact are more likely to get better perks, promotions, and raises.
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  • How Not To Act When You Don't Like Your Coworkers

    Very few workplaces are without occasional bickering and drama amongst co-workers. The reality is, if you spend that much time with anyone, you are likely going to start becoming annoyed by any number of pet peeves or idiosyncrasies. Although most of us are pretty good at refraining from throat punching people we work with, public bickering can be just as bad. Especially, if you happen to be employed in a public venue, such as the news.
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  • Negotiate Salary in a Seller's Market

    Job seekers are frustrated, and who can blame them? In this economy, it's not uncommon for educated yet unemployed adults to spend weeks in grueling job interviews, only to be offered the measly sum of $17 per hour. No benefits. Take it or leave it. In a bad business economy, it's a seller's market.
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