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  • Successful Women: How to Ace an Internal Interview

    Your dream job is posted on the bulletin board at work. It's exactly the opportunity you've been waiting for and would help advance your career. The question is, how do you make sure you get an interview with the boss? Your past work history will play an important role as well as how you work...

  • How to Develop Your Home Business

    In the past , people have relied on several elements to start their own business. Some of these have included a college education (Master’s Degree minimum), substantial investments and a brick and mortar office in which to operate.

    With advances in technology and a changing, global...

  • Ergonomics for a More Efficient Office

     When it comes to organizing and decorating your office space,everything from color schemes, furniture design and the location of the space all come into play when designing your space. But, in addition to the aesthetics, you should also consider ergonomics.

    In a nutshell, ergonomics...

  • Career options: paralegals and legal assistants

    Considering a career change?  Why not think about becoming a paralegal.  Paralegals, or legal assistants, paralegals and legal assistants do a variety of tasks to support lawyers, including maintaining and organizing files, conducting legal research, and drafting documents.

    The job...

  • Offline Success: Four Ways to Be Battle-Ready In The Real World

    The lovably neurotic Woody Allen says that “80 percent of success is showing up.” But anyone who is struggling toward the top knows that’s not true. Being there is merely the first step in the becoming the reigning victor in your industry. You must build a brand presence online. But in the...

  • Who's Got Swag? Promotional Gifts That Impress

    When's the last time you got a promotional gift that truly left a good impression? Smartphones have made the pocket calendar passé and you can always have too many magnets. Even high-end...

  • 6 Phone Interview Tips to Help You Get the Job You Want

    In this economy, it’s an employer’s market, because there are so many applicants per job. With an abundance of applicants, employers have their pick of the litter, so it’s up to you to stand out and be chosen. It’s no easy feat, especially when employers are changing the way they...

  • 4 Ways to Spend Less on Postage

    Most businesses know it’s convenient to buy stamps online, but they don’t really think about how much they’re spending on postage.Shipping products, shipping contracts and shipping correspondence is part of most any business.Shipping costs are fixed, you might think, so you’...

  • The Benefits of Networking, Keeping Things Confidential, Dress for Success

    Dear Reader,

    Are you tapping into your network when you need advice, career guidance or help with getting a new job?  Many of us are shy about asking colleagues or friends for help.  Don’t be.  But remember networking is a two-way street. ...

  • Swallowing Your Pride To Improve Your Business

    As a savvy (and potentially type A) business woman, you probably have a hard time relinquishing control when it comes to your business. Your business is, after all, your baby. You came up with the idea, nurtured it, built a business around it from the ground up. You know it inside and...

  • Marketing Is All About Building Relationships

    When you drill down to basics marketing is a lot like dating.  First you have to find the right person.  Once you’ve found them you start a conversation, get to know them and build the relationship.

    So let’s translate this metaphor to marketing your business. How do you find the...

  • Tips for More Effective Networking

     We’ve all heard about the “old boys’ network.”  How well are you using your “successful women’s network?” 

    Sure we all admire the person who got to the top on their own but if we took a close look we’d realize most everyone has help on their success...

  • Confidentiality in the Work Place: Ethical and Legal Obligations

    In almost every profession - whether it's law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business - people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. When we are given confidential information from our employers, a trust and at times a legal obligation is...

  • Making Your Business More Efficient

    Businesses don’t  always run smoothly. If yours isn't taking off or is in a rut, maybe it's time to take a look at the way you've been running it and see what you can improve..

    Today's world is one of fast access, fast connections, social networking and so on. Inefficient systems will...

  • Time Tracking Software: Good-bye time cards, hello time tracking

    One of the biggest expenses any employer faces is the cost of lost productivity, whether employees are absent or equipment breaks. Exacerbating the situation is that, unfortunately, not all employees are honest. Did you know that up to 19 percent of employees will clock in someone who isn't...

  • Lessons from Success: What Can We Learn from the New Jackie Robinson Bio-Pic

    The new Jackie Robinson bio-pic,”42”, which opened this past weekend, has attracted a large cross-section of folks—men and  women, young and old folks.  The movie, by highly respected filmmaker Brian Helgeland, was last weekend’s top grossing film at $27.3 million. What business lessons can we...

  • 10 Essentials of Project Management

     

    Managing multiple projects, inter-company projects, or national or international projects is tough, no matter how capable project managers may believe themselves to be. Managing these projects can take a lot of your time and effort, so you'll need the right tools to help you...

  • Homage to Strong Women, Creating a Personal Brand

    "If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman" – Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister

    Margaret Thatcher, known as the Iron Lady for her no-nonsense tough approach to governing, didn’t spend her life trying to please people. ...

  • Managing a Work-at-Home Business as a Single Mom

    Working from home is an option that many people, especially single mothers, are taking advantage of in this day and age. Working from home has become a way for mothers to find a way to earn an income from home while still being able to spend time with their children. Managing a work at home...

  • Stress Management for Workers in Helping Professions

     

    CareerCast.com lists several helping professions among its Top 10 Most Stressful Jobs. For example, in 2013 public service jobs like military member, firefighter and police officer were mentioned in the list. Other stressful jobs include social worker, nurse, physician and educator...

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