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    How to Get an On-the-Job Promotion

    How to Get an On-the-Job Promotion
    Where Career Building Really Begins After you are hired, the true work of career building begins. Unfortunately, many people cease putting their toolkit to use after they have landed the job. The danger, of course, is that at some point they will either be out of work again, or they will have stagnated in their position and want to move on. ...
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    The Best Email Greetings and Sign-offs

    The Best Email Greetings and Sign-offs
    On an infamous episode of Sex and the City, Samantha receives a present from her boyfriend, accompanied by a card signed, “Best, Richard.” Despite the kind gesture of the gift, she’s incensed at what she perceives to be a flippant and impersonal salutation. “Ugh,” says Miranda. “‘Best’ is the worst.” Gulp. That’s how I’ve signed my emails for years. I thought ...
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    7 Jobs That Make Yours Look Better

    7 Jobs That Make Yours Look Better
    Okay, so you hate your job. You're sick and tired of clocking in day after day just to rot away in a cubicle. Your measly paycheck just isn’t worth the daily drudgery and never-ending grind. It’s called a job for a reason, but remember, it could always be worse — the grass isn't always greener on the other side. In fact, ...
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    Dining Etiquette: Don't Meet With Your Mouth Full

    Dining Etiquette: Don't Meet With Your Mouth Full
    No matter where a meeting takes place, it is still a meeting. If a potential client decides to interview you over a meal at a restaurant, your table manners must be up to par. The following etiquette guidelines will help get you through your next dinner interview. Long before you enter the restaurant, make sure you turn off your cell phone ...
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    Five Ways To Build Leadership Skills

    Five Ways To Build Leadership Skills
    If you want to start developing leadership skills in your first job, here’s Lindsey Pollak’s advice: Begin with your eyes and ears. That’s what she did in her first role as a program coordinator for the American Woman’s Economic Development Corp. in Stamford, Connecticut. “My pay was very low, so my terrific boss - the executive director of the organization - ...
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    How to Start Your New Job on the Right Foot

    How to Start Your New Job on the Right Foot
    Securing a new job is akin to a successful product launching! All the time spent running a well-organized marketing campaign and now the product is in the market. Well…you’ve landed your new job! As in the product launch, you want to continually work on product positioning and posturing for long term success, right? Likewise, you want to do so for your ...
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    How to Market Yourself as an IT Consultant

    Thinking of heading into IT consulting? Then you don’t want to miss the insight and advice from Doug Berg who started two companies, techies.com, an online job board and training center for tech professionals, and also HotGigs , a company that brings consultants together with the staffing firms that recruit them and the companies that hire them. He’s worked with job ...
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    How to Survive a Bad Team Leader

    How to Survive a Bad Team Leader
    For almost everyone, having a job means working on teams. But not all team leaders know how to create successful teams--by building consensus, setting agendas, meeting deadlines, encouraging good ideas, and so on. In fact, many team leaders are thrown into the role without training in any of these areas. If your leader seems to be less than fully competent, there ...
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    Top IT Organizations

    "It's not what you know, it's who you know." Techies ignore this adage at their peril. Even in the skills-crazed world of database administrators and PHP programmers, networking matters, no doubt about it. One surefire way to connect with others -- and advance your career -- is by joining technology organizations. Here's our list of top technology groups. Some emphasize continuing ...
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    Managing Employees on a Minimal Budget

    Managing Employees on a Minimal Budget
    Today's managers are charged with getting the most out of workers no matter what. But the reality is that many managers must coax top performances from their employees while working with a minimal budget that may require salary freezes; cuts in benefits, bonuses or perks; reductions in hours; or even layoffs. If you're faced with a less-than-optimal budget situation, follow these ...
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    Tame The Never-Ending Workweek

    Tame The Never-Ending Workweek
    Somehow, between the time when Apple II computers first appeared on metal office desks and the time you started booting up your Windows PC from the comfort of your cubicle, the notion of a 40-hour workweek became as unfashionable as your parents' prom picture. Today, after seven decades of decline, more than 31 percent of college-educated male workers are regularly logging ...
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    4 Obstacles Women Still Face in the Workplace

    [photo:115077] We’re not even two months into the new decade and already a number of studies have jumped up to point out how far women have come in the workplace. For example: Wives earn more than their husbands, and more U.S. women than men actually have jobs. But despite these significant milestones, a few key obstacles remain — particularly in the ...
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    Get the Most out of Tech Conventions

    Get the Most out of Tech Conventions
    Tech conventions -- like Microsoft's WinHEC, Apple's WWDC, or even the yearly Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas -- can be incredibly valuable or a colossal waste of time. You're going to end up at one sooner or later, whether you're an exhibitor, a company representative doing research, or just an interested developer looking to enhance your skills. Make sure you get ...
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    Race, Sex and Religion on Your Resume

    Race, Sex and Religion on Your Resume
    You're probably aware that hiring managers cannot ask discriminatory questions during interviews. But this legal protection isn't too useful in preventing discrimination before the interview. If your resume contains personal information unrelated to your job target -- your race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc. -- you might fall victim to discrimination, even if you're qualified for the position. Your resume ...
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    19 Best Outdoor Vacations

    When you spend your whole day in front of computers, it's important to get away from BlackBerrys and Wi-Fi connections every once in a while. InsideTech has compiled 19 adrenaline-inducing adventures for the tried and true outdoorsman (or woman). We’ve scoured the travel guides, combed the Internet and sought out word-of-mouth recommendations to bring you the best of the best. ...
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    Make Any Job Less Stressful

    Make Any Job Less Stressful
    Stress is inevitable. But the debilitating strain of chronic work stress is not, even if you're in an inherently stressful profession. In fact, learning to manage your stress is likely to improve your career, according to career coach Julie Jansen, the author of "You Want Me to Work With Who? Eleven Keys to a Stress-Free, Satisfying, and Successful Work Life--No Matter ...
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    Should You Bill by the Hour or Project?

    Should You Bill by the Hour or Project?
    There's more than one way to make a buck. You can charge your client by the hour, or you can negotiate a set fee for the entire project. Which is the best business decision? To some extent, it depends upon the nature of the services you perform. However, the independent professionals we spoke with recently surprised us with their strong consensus: ...
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    How IT Contractors Can Get More from Training

    How IT Contractors Can Get More from Training
    As an IT contractor, constantly updating and expanding your skill set can be critical to a thriving career. While you may be a natural candidate for training classes, you don't want to waste your time or money on classes that have no solid takeaway. How can you evaluate a course to make sure it's what you want and need? These six ...
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    Industry Spotlight: IT Management Consulting

    Industry Spotlight: IT Management Consulting
    In today's globally competitive market, corporate strategy is often intertwined with technology solutions. To respond to customer needs, IT management consulting firms increasingly seek tech professionals with business know-how to help their clients. "The vast majority of what is considered consulting these days is technical in nature," says the president of a Columbus, Ohio-based consulting information services firm. "That trend will ...
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    Explore Your Options: IT Consultant

    Explore Your Options: IT Consultant
    A decade or two ago, there were few IT consultants. Those who were ITconsultants most often worked for the large, well-established consulting firms. Today, however, IT consulting has become a quickly growing profession, advantageous for both the IT consultants and the companies who engage them. An IT Consultant's Advantage Once you've established yourself as an IT consultant and built a solid ...
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