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Seven Productivity Hacks That Will Change the Way You Work

by Meredith Lepore August 21, 2015

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It’s pretty easy it is to slack off during the summer. The weather is incredible, everyone seems to be taking a vacation, and it’s hard not to yearn for those days when we all had seven weeks off. Fall is almost here, but we’re guessing you’re still trying to enjoy those last glorious moments of […]

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Five Networking Fails and How To Avoid Them

by Katharine Paljug August 19, 2015

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No matter where you are in your career, there’s no way to avoid networking. And if you’re on the hunt for a new job, it becomes even more important. More than 50% of new jobs are found through networking — some statistics even say as many as 80% of employees find work via networking rather […]

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How To Land a Promotion This Fall

by Kali Hawlk August 17, 2015

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September’s just around the corner. What would you like to change in your life? F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote “life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall” — and it’s not hard to understand why. As the heat of summer gives way to clear air, it feels like we can get a […]

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Five Ways to Bounce Back From a Bad Day at Work

by Kali Hawlk August 12, 2015

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No matter how positive of a person you are, or how much you love your job, bad days happen to the best of us. When you’re having one of those days where it seems nothing goes right and life is just harder than it usually is, it can be tough to pull yourself out of […]

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Learn How to Set Up an Automatic IRA in Less Than Two Minutes

by Tanya Edwards August 11, 2015

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Did you know you can set up an IRA to be funded from your paycheck just like an employer sponsored 401k? It’s true. You just have to know how to set this up, and it’s so easy, as the video below shows. You probably have direct deposit set up, but you can actually set up […]

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Nine Job Interview Mistakes You’re Making

by Elana Konstant July 28, 2015

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Let’s face it, no one ever comes out of an interview talking about what a great time they had.  While they offer a great opportunity to prove your value and impress an employer, interviews can be nerve-wracking and stressful, especially if you are on the quieter side. The most important thing to remember is that […]

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Four Ways to Have a Better Day at Work, Starting Today

by Elana Konstant July 27, 2015

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When you’re at work and answering to others, often it’s hard to find the time to go to the bathroom let alone care for your overall wellness. We are so focused on getting things done that there is not much opportunity to be present in the moment. Given that people in the U.S. spend, on […]

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5 Ways to Network When You Work from Home

by Kali Hawlk July 20, 2015

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For those of us who like to control our environments and our schedules, working from home may be, far and away, the best thing since sliced bread. Working from home gives you the sort of freedom, flexibility, and control that you simply don’t get to enjoy when you work in an office. The lack of […]

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Work from Home? How to Stick to a Schedule

by Carrie Smith July 17, 2015

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Managing a productive work-from-home schedule is vital if you want to build a lifestyle business — that is, a business you can run from anywhere and on your own timeframe. But doing this successfully takes patience and a little bit of practice to get right. Your business is unique, just like your personal workstyle. Below […]

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Four Things Not to Do When Quitting Your Job

by Kali Hawlk July 2, 2015

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One of the trickiest career milestones to navigate is quitting your job. It can be awkward for employee and employer. But even if you have another job lined up and are counting down the seconds until you can book it out the door, you need to tread carefully. Your professional reputation is valuable and it’s important […]

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How Americans Feel About Finding Balance

by Erika Torres June 17, 2015

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Do you ever feel like you’re just running the rat race, trying to make it to the end of day, and not truly living? You are not alone. 65% of Americans say they feel stressed to their limits, and one in three Americans cite income loss and increased amounts of personal debt as the cause […]

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Five Good Reasons Not to Go Freelance

by Katharine Paljug June 16, 2015

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Are you trying to decide if a freelance career is right for you? Maybe you’ve seen this article making the rounds on Facebook. Maybe you read recently that more than 53 million Americans are now working freelance. Or maybe you’ve seen other articles here offering great advice on how to know if you’re ready to […]

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How to Network When You’re Self-Employed

by Katharine Paljug June 4, 2015

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When you work in an office, you have a built-in network. You interact with people in your industry everyday, who understand what you go through and can help you move forward in your career. Whether through meetings, conferences, or business trips, your professional life has built-in networking opportunities. But if you’re one of the millions […]

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Five Pieces of Work Advice You Should Ignore

by Cheryl Lock June 1, 2015

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When it comes to our careers and working, there is no end to the amount of advice we will hear. Unfortunately some of that advice — while packaged in what may appear to be really good and helpful suggestions — is just plain bad. We spoke to three workplace experts to get their input on […]

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Join Us For Our #DigitalYou2015 Twitter Chat!

by Jessica Jones May 14, 2015

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Did you just graduate from college? Are you a mom reentering the workforce? Are you looking to advance your career, or improve your personal brand? Join us and digital branding expert Joanne Tombrakos for our #DigitalYou2015 Twitter chat Thursday May 14, 2015 at 8:30pmET. Joanne Tombrakos is the Founder and Chief Storyteller at Joanne Tombrakos […]

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Five Tips For a Stunning Professional Wardrobe (On A Budget)

by Meredith Lepore May 4, 2015

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Graduation is right around the corner and — believe it or not — the job market is looking quite good for the class of 2015. Employers plan to hire 9.6 percent more new graduates than they did last year, according to a recent survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers. And even though […]

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Five Ways to Sharpen Your Negotiation Skills

by Tanya Tarr April 27, 2015

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The art of negotiation has become a pretty controversial topic– so much so that in some organizations, salary negotiation is banned. Yet is negotiation always something that ends negatively for women? Is negotiation a skill that isn’t needed once a new job is landed? And are all negotiation skills the same? Negotiation skills can be […]

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Four Actions I Took to Finally Follow My Dream

by Carrie Smith April 17, 2015

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After 10 years of working at my accounting job, I finally walked out the door for the last time. Like many people who are dedicated to their employers, it took several years to finally work up the courage to 1) admit that I wanted to quit (leaving a secure paycheck is tough) and 2) tell […]

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