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How to Recoup From Missing the Most Important Meeting of the Year


Sometimes missing a critical meeting just can't be helped. Despite the advance planning, you just cannot make it to the meeting.

5 Steps to Standing Out Above the Crowd at Work


Do you feel like one in a million at work - and not in a good way? When you run into your boss in the hallway, do you get the impression she isn't sure who you are? Are the juicy projects always going to someone else?If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you need to raise your work profile. Here are some tips to get you started.

Unemployment Blues: Mind Over Mood


Our lives are tranquil and smooth so seldom, it seems. We have our ups-and-downs, our good days and bad days, our sunny moods and black moods.

How to Tell if You are Fired and Just Dont Know It


No one should be fired and be surprised about it. There are always warning signs.

Job Lead Websites To Use in Your Telecommuting Search


Let me ask you a question: are you tired of using job sites only to find scam after scam? I bet you're nodding your head in agreement to that question. I know that I was sick and tired of spending all my time online searching for telecommuting jobs only to find scams.

Everyday Is Saturday: Help for the Suddenly Unemployed


I recently was "unhired" by my former employer. Unhired is a softer term than "fired" but it means the same.

Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: Career Opportunities for New Graduates


Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: Career Opportunities for New GraduatesThis article relates to the Career Opportunities competency and explores issues such as internal growth opportunities, potential for advancement, career development importance, and the relationship between job performance and career advancement. Evaluating the Career Opportunities competency in your organization will determine whether your employees believe they have a chance to grow within the organization.

Successful Job Seeking - The Importance of Your Cover Letter


As an employer I receive many job applications each week. Some cover letters are so well written that I am compelled to review the attached resume even if our company is not currently hiring.

The Case For Internships


America may be the Land of Opportunity, but this is also the land of the Big Trade-Off. Sure, you can have that nice house, but you're going to have to become a mortgage slave to keep it.

Wake Up and Learn Something New


The US Government has just released last month's job creation figures. It was the lowest number in two years.

Benefits of Mystery Shopping For Secret Shoppers


Mystery shoppers are people who are hired to scrutinize employees, products and customer services of any organization. The benefits that they get from mystery shopping are:They enjoy doing a job that's fun and frolic.

Career Killers to Avoid


Many professionals and managers are so involved in day-to-day crises and fighting fires that they forget about a key leadership characteristic: self-management. Effective leaders are first of all effective in managing themselves - their time, their focus, their emotions and their careers.

10 Key Career Success Questions


At some point in every professional or managerial career, there is a time when one start thinking: Is it time to move on or do something else? However, before you quit your job and take a fling at something else, realistically evaluate your career and potential options by asking yourself these ten career success questions: Do I really like my work or am I hanging on marking time? Am I promotable or am I seen as a disposable commodity? Am I visible to potential employers, as well as my current boss? Am I growing or stagnating or just standing still waiting for the next wave of change? How smooth are my interpersonal relationships with my boss and co-workers? Am I being rewarded at my true worth? Have I recently checked out my value in the marketplace? How valued and diversified are my skills and competencies? How can I distinguish myself from competitors? What will it take to get where I want to go from the place I am right now? While setting distinct goals is a critical factor in career advancement, remaining flexible is important too. Climbing the career ladder with blinders on could mean missed opportunity.

Think About a Nursing Degree


If you decide to get a degree in nursing, there are many things you need to know and consider first. Choosing your nursing school may not be as easy as you expect.

Employment Under A Microscope


A certain amount of oversight is involved in almost any job. The more important, the more highly skilled, the more successful the position, the lower the degree of oversight.

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