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  • Why Medical Practices Encourage Students to Receive a Medical Office Specialist Degree

    The first face you see when you enter a doctor’s office is a medical office specialist. They sign you in, run your insurance card, and make sure the practice is running smoothly. A medical office specialist does most of the behind the scenes work for the doctor, which makes everyone’s life...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 5 Tips for Building a Professional Office Wardrobe on a Budget

    So you've finally landed the job you've been hunting for, and now you're faced with a new problem. The company is run from a professional office, and business casual just isn't going to cut it. If you're coming from a more relaxed working environment, pulling together an all-new professional...

  • Women Working from Home: What are Your Options?

     

    These days, it’s easier than ever for women to leave the corporate world behind and still make some money while they focus on starting a family.  Even if you’ve lost your job in the recession or you’re simply looking to make a little extra money on the side, the internet has created...

  • Female Fashion Dos and Don’ts for a Job Interview

    When you finally get that callback about an application you put in weeks ago, you may start jumping for joy; any job opportunity during a recession is a reason for celebration.  But your shouts of elation may quickly turn to moans of dread as you peruse your closet and realize that you have...

  • Why You Should Run Background Checks on Potential Employers

    These days, with so many people desperate for work, it is tempting to say that beggars can’t be choosers when it comes to a company that is offering employment.  And yet, nobody wants to uncover illegal activity at their place of work after the fact, when they could have easily found out...

  • Is a Long Commute to Work a Deal Breaker?

    Many successful women are feeling the pinch of America’s prolonged economic slump more than their male counterparts simply because of the nation’s outmoded corporate culture. As such, today’s modern businesswoman is continually confronted with difficult decisions regarding their career paths...

  • How to Earn Money by Working at Home

    All of us have hit road blocks on the career front.  Sometimes it’s just a small stumble, soon remedied by a new offer of employment.  But with the economy in its current state, a hiccup can easily turn into a hiatus (whether you want it to or not).  For this reason, many professionals who...

  • How to Plan a Wedding While Working Long Hours

    For most women, planning a wedding is both a stressful and enjoyable time in their lives. But how, in a 9-5 world, can you keep your wedding from taking over your life? For those of us with a full time job, other than wedding planning, the task can be quite daunting. You can plan a fabulous...

  • 5 Reasons you Should Reward Yourself When you Reach Your Business Goals

    Today’s woman goes into business for a variety of reasons: the desire to control her financial destiny, the need for autonomy, or perhaps the belief that her service or product will potentially enhance the current marketplace or make the world a better place.

    For some, it took many...

  • Recruiting the Best and Brightest Women for Your Organization

    These days there are more women than men entering colleges and universities, which means that businesses that want to move into the future need to start thinking about how they can recruit these qualified candidates.  In addition to filling a quota in the diversity roster of any company,...

  • How to Ensure Your Job Security

    These days, hanging onto a good job can be a dicey proposition.  Layoffs are ongoing, unemployment is on the rise, and despite assurances by the government that things are turning around, the job market does not seem to be improving.  Because of this, many people are willing to do more to hold...

  • What to do if You’re Injured on the Job

    The working world isn’t a dangerous place for most of us, especially with safety procedures in place to ensure that accidents are avoided.  And yet, there may come a time when you are injured on the job (whether in the course of your work or otherwise).  You may slip on a freshly waxed floor,...

  • How Important is Education to Your Job?

    In a word: very!  Some jobs don’t ask for anything beyond a high-school diploma, but these are generally low-paying positions that won’t offer you any room to advance.  Most employers worth working for will require that you have a degree before they’ll even hire you, while...

  • Is a Business Degree Really Worth It?

    The short answer to this question is: YES!  It is always worth your while to expand your mind, embrace knowledge, learn new skills, and earn a degree.  Many employers don’t necessarily even care what you have a degree in (although, of course, a related field is generally preferable).  They...

  • Career Advice from your Future Self

    If you're at mid-life (which I define as anywhere from 30 to 50) and starting to ask deep, existential-level type questions about your job, occupation, and current employment outlook, I invite you to consider the fact that the average lifespan for a healthy adult will allow most of us to have...

  • Do Not Get Depressed At Your Job

    Some people can get depressed at their job and they do not know what to do about it. As a result, here is a list of techniques that a person can use to make their job more satisfying.

    One of the ways to manage your depression at your job is to challenge your negative...

  • Working Woman with a Newborn: How to Manage Your Time

    Like most new moms, you’ll probably want to take a few weeks off to spend with your infant and set a routine.  If you’re lucky, your little bundle of joy will be sleeping through the night by the time you’re ready to return to work.  Unfortunately, this is not very common.  It’s much more...

  • I feel pretty badly about being laid-off

    Part of me is feeing insecure about not having a job, and I feel like there were many things that could have happened differently, and I would still be there. But I have to find another job, and I'm sure that I'll find something soon. 

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