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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Will Working From Home Help My Health?

It's no secret that Americans work a lot. We experience longer daily hours and total work weeks than most of the rest of the world, and many slog along with less benefits, decreased retirement compensation, and limited prospects for advancement. And with the...

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How to Break Bad Work Habits

Most people will develop a slew of bad habits throughout their lives.

You may find yourself staying up late to watch a favorite TV show every night, even though you have to get up early. Or you might opt for fast food several nights a week instead of taking...

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The Pros and Cons of a Career in Social Work

Are you an empathetic person who is a strong communicator and a problem solver too? Then you may have a yen to become a social worker! Being a social worker means that you help out the less fortunate, people who may have some kind of disability, an emotional problem,...

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Office Envy: Professional and Stylish Office Decorating Tips

Chances are, if people were asked where they would prefer to work, they'd probably say from the comfort of their own homes. There's data to actually support the fact that 45% of the employees in the country currently hold jobs that would be considered to be...

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Managing Your Time Effectively

 

Whether you split your time working in an office and caring for a family in your off-time, you work from home in order to raise your kids while bringing in a second income, or you are focusing on your career now so that you can plan for a family...