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Ten Things to do if you Really, Really Hate Your Job

1. Begin focusing on what you want instead of how much you want to escape. When you find yourself sharing the latest horror story, stop in mid-sentence and say, "What I want to have is..." 2....

What Should I Ask For when Going From Consultant to Full-time?

Q. I am working as consultant for a company and have been asked to join as an employee. How does the fee I receive as a consultant relate to the salary I would get...

Tips on Presenting Your First Paper at A Conference

Conferences are where the latest discoveries, technologies and science are first announced, and being accepted to present your work at a conference is a vital step in your career. (Sometimes it?s even a condition...

3 Helpful Tips to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

When you interview with companies who want to hire graduates of top talent, it's important that you master your public speaking skills.

How To Make Yourself More Marketable

In the context of job hunting, "marketability" refers to several things. First of all, it refers to how desirable a candidate is for employment consideration; on other words, what he or she is worth...

How to Turn a Seasonal Retail Job into a Permanent Position

If you have ever worked in retail, then you probably know that most seasonal employees are not kept more than a few months. Once a peak holiday season (Christmas and back to school) is...
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How to Leave Your Job Gracefully

People hold an average of four jobs during their twenties. By the time you're 30, leaving a job should be old hat. You'll be numb to the awkwardness and anxiety of announcing your "resignation"-right?...

Dialogue as a Communication Tool

"Consider any complex, potentially volatile issue: Arab relations, the problems between Serbs, Croats, and Bosnians, corporate decision making, getting control of the U.S. deficit or health care costs, labor/management relations and so on. At...

Can Your Personality Get You Fired?

Job candidates rarely admit to being fired for poor performance... and they might just be telling the truth. A Harvard University study found that for every dismissal based on failure to perform, there are...

How to Make Your Boss Love You (and Ace Your Performance Review)

The rules of performance reviews are changing. Not too long ago, management guru Peter Block said, "The performance review is the company's opportunity to prove to you, once again, that they own you." But...

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