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  • How to Lead: Whether or Not You’re in Charge

    Zappos.com, the online retailer of shoes, bags and clothing, made headlines recently when the entire company did away with job titles to facilitate a more holistic style of work and management. Zappos made its way on to Amazon’s ledger in 2009 for a cool $1.2 billion, so they must be doing...

  • Are Millennials Really Miserable at work?

    The economy isn't the best it has ever been, but then again it isn't the worst it has ever been either. That said, some people question why so many "millennials" (those born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s) are still living at home. According to a Pew Research Study from 2012, 36% of...

  • Tips for Finding a Professional Work Wardrobe Without Spending a Fortune

    It is a bit ironic, isn't it? "It" being that we spend most of our waking hours in a workplace environment so that we can make money and yet a lot of that income goes to wearing clothes at that same office. Then, to add to the (potential) pressure, some of us don't get the kind of paycheck...

  • How Women Can Add "Transferable Skills" to Their Resumes

    Job Search Tips for those who Celebrate American Business Women's Day

    American Business Women's Day (http://www.ABWA.com) is celebrated on September 22nd. Many women at this blog are seeking work, or transitioning back into the workforce. If...

  • What to Wear and What not to Wear to the Office

    Many women struggle daily with the decision of what to wear. With the summer heat practically melting everyone in the country, some of you might be tempted to take that "business casual" idea a little too far. Grant it, there may be environments where you believe - maybe were even told that it...

  • Top 5 Resume Tips for Recent College Graduates

    Your cap and gown are packed away in the closet, your new diploma is framed and placed conspicuously on the wall, and now it's time to nail down the job of your dreams. Of course, this is a tough time to be entering the workforce. Jobs are scarce, hiring managers are risk averse, and there are...

  • The Most Dangerous Jobs in America

    In today's tempestuous job market, most Americans think that the only danger they face is being laid off and joining the legions of the unemployed. But for some professionals, heading to the office for the day actually comes with mortal danger. And though the workplace is less hazardous than...

  • 5 Ways to Design a More Productive Work Environment at Home

    One benefit of the down economy and miserable hiring climate is more and more people taking the opportunity to go out on their own as an entrepreneur. Sure, it's difficult getting any business off the ground, but managing your own schedule and working on projects you are truly passionate about...

  • Effects of Poor Lighting on Employee Productivity

    Perhaps you've heard of a little phenomenon called the Hawthorne effect. Based on a series of studies conducted at the Hawthorne Works factory in the 1920s and '30s, it was initially concluded that levels of lighting had the ability to affect worker productivity. Of course, it was later...

  • The Pros and Cons of Having a Virtual Office

    Modern technology has made it possible to have a lucrative career without being tethered to a traditional office. With the prevalence of smartphone technology, video and tele-conferencing, networking and cloud computing, professionals can handle all of their business from a remote location...

  • Learning to Delegate Effectively and Prevent Work Overload

    These days we're expected to be superwomen. There's work, family and friends that all require attention, and every once in awhile you're supposed to be able to squeeze out a few minutes for yourself. But there are only so many hours in a day, and it's incredibly easy to get overwhelmed. If...

  • The Pros and Cons of Working Abroad

    Sometimes, when you're watching a commercial for the military, it might be a bit tempting to you. OK, perhaps not the military position itself, but all of the traveling that comes with it. The truth is, there are a lot of opportunities for and benefits to working abroad.

    If you've...

  • How to Stay Focused at Work When You Are Going Through a Divorce

    One of the absolute hardest things for anyone to go through is heartbreak, and if it's by way of a divorce, that makes it just that much more difficult.

    One day, you're standing before a minister (or a judge) to pledge your undying love to your spouse and then months or years later,...

  • The Importance of Taking Risks in Your Career

    Some people are content to let their careers develop in a meandering fashion, receiving promotions when they are due rather than asking for them, or even silently accepting that they may simply be stuck in the same dead-end job until the day they retire (or die of utter boredom). At the other...

  • How to Make Your Commute to Work Less Stressful

    If you're lucky enough to have a job you love that also pays you well, you're already better off than most other people. If only that meant your day was stress free! Regrettably, stress doesn't disappear when your job is taken care of, and often can flare up simply by getting to and from that...

  • How to Find the Career That Gives You a Sense of Purpose

    Even in this difficult economy, there are plenty of ways to make money. But there's a huge difference between a 'job' and a 'career'. There are times you need to do whatever is necessary to contribute for your family, and in those cases, thoughts of a fulfilling career may need to be placed on...

  • Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

    For a good long while now there has been talk about women who want to do it all. But these days, working while you raise a family may not be so much an empowered choice as a necessity. Let's face it: living costs are expensive and most families require two incomes in order to scrape by. So...

  • Five Strategies for Dealing With Difficult Co-Workers

    We spend so much of our lives at work that getting along with co-workers can be as important, and as tricky, as getting along with our families. There's much at stake, and a ton of ways to cross people, find yourself in disagreements, or simply not see eye to eye with someone. But problems...

  • Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Mood at the Office

    The bleak and endless winter months take their toll on everyone. But if you find that your outlook is growing ever darker, a condition brought on by the "same old same old" grind of your work routine, it's time to take mood altering action, stat! Here are five easy ways to shake off the blues...

  • Top 5 Common Problems With Outsourcing

    Most growing businesses at one point or another have the need to outsource some of their work. Outsourcing is a way to expand your output without taking on new permanent employees, hopefully setting the stage for long-term growth. It's also a great way for small businesses or individual...

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