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  • Important or Urgent Tasks – How Do You Decide?

    Important or Urgent Tasks – How Do You Decide?

    Many employees – regardless of what field they work in - are faced daily with tasks that require immediate attention. But when you are saddled with multiple deadlines at work, how do you decide between those that are urgent; where not meeting deadlines may impact...

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  • History of Women and Equality

    History of Women and Equality

    Womens Equality Day, the 19th Amendment (which guaranteed a womans right to vote), and the Equal Pay Act are all early steps that have led to shaping gender equality in todays work force. In recognition of Womens Equality Day, the recruiting experts at...

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  • Important or Urgent Tasks – How Do You Decide?

    Important or Urgent Tasks – How Do You Decide?

    Many employees – regardless of what field they work in - are faced daily with tasks that require immediate attention. But when you are saddled with multiple deadlines at work, how do you decide between those that are urgent; where not meeting deadlines may impact...

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  • Team Work: What it Really Takes to Create a Team Environment

    Team Work: What it Really Takes to Create a Team Environment

    The old mantra-there is no I in team, although overused should be considered a sound philosophy all employees need adopt to succeed in today's work environment. A streamlined workforce, mergers...

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  • A Day in Your Boss' Shoes - How it Can Help You Do a Better Job

    A Day in Your Boss' Shoes - How it Can Help You Do a Better Job

    I'm sure you've asked yourself; "what exactly does my boss do all day?" You may see them in meetings, going out to business lunches or in countless strategy sessions. You may feel your boss does at...

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  • When Looking for a Job, Put Your Dating Cap On

    When Looking for a Job, Put Your Dating Cap On

    Everyone is pretty familiar with the rules of dating. They go something like this: 1. Play up your positive features: nice car, great figure, fun job, likes to travel 2. Downplay your shortcomings: scary without makeup, regularly wears SPANX, embarrassing amount of credit card debt, has a tendency to stalk exes

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  • Making the Most of Your Commute to Work

    Making the Most of Your Commute to Work

    For many Americans, the average work week not only encompasses 40 hours, but also the added time spent commuting back and forth. This can make finding work-life balance a daunting task. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, on average, Americans spend more than...

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  • Women in the Workforce: Strategies to Finding a Job

    Women in the Workforce: Strategies to Finding a Job

    The female presence in the workforce, whether in accounting, the sciences, human resources, developing corporate communications, or assuming executive positions, is increasing in just about every industry. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor...

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  • How to Approach Your Job Search If You've Been Fired

    How to Approach Your Job Search If You've Been Fired

    Getting fired is always a tough situation, but it doesn't mean that you'll never achieve job success again. Although challenging, if you approach your job search after a termination strategically you can get back work. The first and most important step...

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  • Dressing for Success in the New Year

    Dressing for Success in the New Year

    We may be entering a new year, and while we herald in changes such as new technologies and trends, some things remain constant year-to-year, and how you dress for success in the workplace is one of them. While today's office environment is far more casual than...

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  • Resolving to Go Back to School

    Resolving to Go Back to School

    In our article, Redefining Your Career in the New Year, we address how to plan for a career change. In outlining the process, one area we addressed was the potential need of further education, especially for those looking to shift careers completely. If you think...

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  • Job Hunt Strategies for the New Year

    Job Hunt Strategies for the New Year

    As we look to the year ahead, this is a good time to review the job hunt strategies you employed last year. If you are still looking for a job, seeking a new opportunity, or want to make a career change, re-evaluating the strategies you used last year and how best to...

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  • Ford Collaborates with Universities on Sustainability Issues

    Ford Collaborates with Universities on Sustainability Issues

    Individuals who wish to launch careers as environmental scientists may have excellent job opportunities, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment of these professionals to increase by 18% over the next eight years.

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  • Sharpen Your Skills And Help Your Favorite Cause

    Sharpen Your Skills And Help Your Favorite Cause

    President Obama has called on Americans to make community service a part of their daily lives. Volunteering is not only a good way to give back to the community, but also a great approach to sharpening skills, networking with employers, and possibly landing a job...

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  • How to Make a Good First Impression at Work

    How to Make a Good First Impression at Work

    First impressions are always important, and never more so than on the work-front. The reality is and will always be that people make an assumption of you within the first few seconds you meet. This can include everything from the way you dress, to how you speak..

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  • How to Balance Work and Family

    How to Balance Work and Family

    As we celebrate Father's Day, this is a good time to bring up work-life balance. For many, as we've moved into a business culture where being available 24/7 is the norm, work-life balance can be an issue. With dual working family households at close to 50...

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  • Should You Slow Down Your Job Search in the Summer?

    Should You Slow Down Your Job Search in the Summer?

    The air is warm, the grass is green and the sun is shining, but you may inevitably still find yourself among the ranks of the unemployed. What most job seekers do not realize, however, is that the summer months are actually a vital time to commit to your job search...

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  • How to Deal with a Difficult Boss

    How to Deal with a Difficult Boss

    At some point in your career, you will probably be challenged with dealing with a difficult boss. This may leave you riddled with a sense of low self esteem, and you may bring this negativity home. Although dealing with a difficult boss can leave you feeling that you have no...

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  • Top Resolutions for the New Year

    Top Resolutions for the New Year

    The cornerstone of any successful career is excitement and eagerness to do something that you love. With the desire for career success, this may mean extra work, which can result in detachment from friends and family in favor of attending to the innumerable...

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  • Keeping up with Technology at Work

    Keeping up with Technology at Work

    When it comes to technology it seems we're all moving at "warped speed". The past few years, in particular, have brought us an influx of new technologies, making the general convenience of our personal lives grow exponentially, as well as streamlining our...

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  • Should You Change Jobs Now?

    Should You Change Jobs Now?

    Sometime during a job search, many people ask me whether they should consider a change of career. Before I answer, I always ask, "Why are you considering a change?" Their answer tends to be one of three: They can see that their old line of work is disappearing;

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  • What if You've Never Had a

    What if You've Never Had a "Real Job"?

    Maybe you're just about to graduate. Maybe you've been a parent and homemaker since you got married. Maybe you left school to care for a sick parent and now it's ten years later, and you're wondering how to start a career . Now you wonder, "How can I convince someone to hire me when I've never had a real job?"

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  • 5 Ways To Tap Into Career Intuition

    5 Ways To Tap Into Career Intuition

    Do you believe in intuition? Do you realize you can tap into your own future and "see" your next successful career step? Perhaps you're smart, successful, practical, realistic and don't believe in what you can't see. But then why are you in this mess? Why are you rethinking your life? Why are you afraid?

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  • Tis the Season...

    Tis the Season...

    The holiday season is a time to celebrate traditions, spend time with family and friends, and, contrary to popular belief, it can also be a savvy time to search for a job. Most people assume that the hiring process drops off during the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas...

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  • I See Your Dream Job: Your New Year's Resolution

    I See Your Dream Job: Your New Year's Resolution

    Forget the "lose 5 pounds" and "stop drinking coffee" resolutions; this year, it's time to use the powerful energy of a new decade to finally do the work you came here to do. These six steps will help you launch your new-and-improved career, and move closer to your life's work.

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  • The Intuitive Job Search

    The Intuitive Job Search

    If you've been job hunting for awhile with few promising results, it's time to try something new. It's time to use the powerful energy inside of you - called intuition - to guide you to the work you came here to do. When you master the art of listening to your intuition, it's like revving up your job-search engine and giving it super-powers.

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  • The Next Possible Thing

    The Next Possible Thing

    You woke up this morning with a new idea. You marinated in it before getting out of bed. You asked yourself, is this the time to follow that dream? There has never been a greater time to follow that dream than now.When the conventional rules of career come crashing in around us, we emerge from the rubble holding onto our true selves - the divine potential we came to fulfill through our work. Nothing else remains.

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  • Business Professionals Have Numerous Online Degree Options

    Business Professionals Have Numerous Online Degree Options

    Those who have earned a master's degree and wish to boost their careers may benefit from enrolling in a doctoral degree program Professionals with advanced degrees and certifications have increased job prospects, lower rates of unemployment and higher salaries than those with less education, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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  • Tips and Tricks for a Successful Job Search

    Tips and Tricks for a Successful Job Search

    If you find that your job search has stalled or you aren't getting any responses from prospective employers, the recruiting specialists at America's Job Exchange offer some tips to consider that can kick-start your search again and provide some fresh perspective...

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  • The Job Seeker's Guide to Online Job Search

    The Job Seeker's Guide to Online Job Search

    Launching a job search can be a daunting task for anyone, whether you're a transitioning veteran job seeker, looking to change careers or a novice. The Web is peppered with scores of job sites, referral tools, networking sites, social media, and job search engines...

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  • Professionals Have Increased Opportunities To Obtain Project Management Training

    Professionals Have Increased Opportunities To Obtain Project Management Training

    Employers are increasingly seeking applicants who have completed training in project management . As a result, a growing number of online and campus-based postsecondary institutions are offering...

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  • Redefining Your Career in the New Year

    Redefining Your Career in the New Year

    If you are like many people, you may be gearing up to make a New Year's resolution. This is a time of year when you, like countless others, are perhaps re-assessing some aspect of your life and setting goals for the year ahead. This may also be a time...

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  • Your Career: What Do You Really Want?

    Your Career: What Do You Really Want?

    Regardless of what career path you choose, fundamentally most of us work because we need to earn a living. At some point in all of our careers, however, the inevitable question is posed "Is this what I want to be doing?" While this can seem like a daunting question...

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  • Good Career Choices for Americans with Disabilities

    Good Career Choices for Americans with Disabilities

    The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) levels the playing field for people with disabilities. And when it comes to employment, everyone should have the same opportunity available if they have the skills to carry out the job function successfully. So, what kind of jobs...

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  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    With the unemployment rate holding steady in the 9 percent range, many Americans are having difficulty obtaining a job. The economy has been especially difficult for employment for disabled workers. A recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report sheds light on the plight...

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  • Keeping Up in a Down Economy

    Keeping Up in a Down Economy

    How do you get a job and keep a job in this tough economy? There is no magic formula that will guarantee success, but here is some straight-forward advice that will help you be a stand-out and improve your odds.

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  • What Do Employers Want from Their Employees?

    What Do Employers Want from Their Employees?

    What makes a good employee? While the response may differ from manager to manager and company, one constant holds true – employers want employees who are dependable, trustworthy, and good at their jobs. Great employees share certain characteristics...

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  • How to Write a Job Acceptance Letter

    How to Write a Job Acceptance Letter

    Whether by standard mail or email, if you have accepted a job offer it is always a good idea to send a job acceptance letter. This communique is a way to outline the details of the job, an opportunity to thank those with whom you've met, as well as confirm the start...

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  • How Do You Decide what is a Priority When everything is Important?

    How Do You Decide what is a Priority When everything is Important?

    Is everything really that important? Sometimes it may feel that way when weighed down with both work and family life. The hardest part when this happens is to determine what is the real priority, and what tasks can be relegated to a later time. Unfortunately...

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  • Advantages of Being Flexible in the Workplace

    Advantages of Being Flexible in the Workplace

    Flexibility at work is a necessity for employees and employers, alike. Streamlined workforces, shifts in technology and a changing market are just a few reasons why flexibility is the new norm for many organizations. While your company may not have a formal...

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  • New Year Resolutions for the Workplace

    New Year Resolutions for the Workplace

    The New Year means new beginnings - a great time to set both personal and workplace goals. Here are some ways to help you ring in the New Year with resolutions specific to the workplace. I resolve to do the best job I can each day. Do you understand what’s...

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  • Recovering from the Holiday Madness

    Recovering from the Holiday Madness

    You may still be recovering from the rush of the holidays – work and family obligations, holiday shopping and all your countless other commitments may have left you bereft of energy. The New Year is an ideal time to assess the past year and make improvements...

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  • How to Leave a Job Gracefully

    How to Leave a Job Gracefully

    While everyone has a Jerry Maguire fantasy of walking out of the office with flare, you should always approach every aspect of work with professionalism. The way you approach quitting a job can impact your career, so you need to be careful. If you want to leave...

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  • When to Turn Down a Job Offer

    When to Turn Down a Job Offer

    It may sound counter-intuitive in a down job market, but there are instances when it is best to turn down a job offer. This can be a result of many factors, including the job not being a good fit, the responsibilities are not ideal to your career goals and more...

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  • Preparing for Your Performance Review

    Preparing for Your Performance Review

    Stress, anticipation, trepidation, and anxiety: these are all emotions a person feels before an interview. But they are also common during another big event in a persons career the performance review. Many workers get only one or two chances a year to put...

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  • You are Your Brand

    You are Your Brand

    Branding plays a huge role in our consumer-based society. The perception you have of companies and the products you purchase tie directly back to how you perceive the brand. Many people only associate branding with large organizations - those that sell goods...

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  • Top 9 Most Common Income Tax Errors

    Top 9 Most Common Income Tax Errors

    Tax time can be one of the most stressful times of the year. Ideally the taxes you pay out in your paycheck would be enough, but that is not always the case and sometimes there are credits or additional deductions you can take. That's why it's important...

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  • Working Capital for Large Scale Projects

    Working Capital for Large Scale Projects

    Launching a large scale project requires the right financial advisers and proper planning. It's important that your financial adviser is someone who has chosen to become a CPA. All CPAs are well-versed in financial planning and advising various clients on...

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