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    Get the Salary You Deserve

    Get the Salary You Deserve
    Getting What You Want As stated elsewhere, employment is an agreement between two parties. Ideally, this agreement should involve trading two commodities of equal value—the employer's money and resources for the employee's time and effort. Many employees feel they are not in the position to negotiate, but as the saying goes, "Everything is negotiable." As your career progresses and your ability ...
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    Network at Your New Job

    After you’ve successfully completed a job search, shouldn’t networking be the last thing on your mind? Not so, say networking experts. In fact, internal networking, right from the beginning, is key to maintaining the upward trajectory of your career. Here’s how to successfully launch your networking campaign at a new job. Why Network from the Start? “When you start in a ...
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    How Well Are You Really Performing at Your New Job?

    When you start a new job, human nature is to focus on the surface of things: the photocopied vision statement included in your orientation package, how your peers dress and the date HR designates for your first performance appraisal. But if you’re going to use this job to further your career goals - or even if you just want to last ...
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    Evaluating The Job Offer

    Evaluating The Job Offer
    You've just been offered your first professional job in the real world. You breathe a sigh of relief: The search is over. Unfortunately, it's not. In many ways, the real work, deciding whether this job is really the one for you, is just about to begin. Looking for a job after college is difficult enough. Deciding on a job offer when ...
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    4 Ways To Earn Respect In That First Job

    When you’ve worked so hard to get that first job after college, the last thing you want is to screw it up. Sadly, new grads do it all the time. The problem rarely stems from lack of knowledge or poor technical skills. It often goes back to something simpler: Your persona in the workplace, particularly during your first few weeks on ...
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    The First Day On The Job

    The First Day On The Job
    Your first day of work will help define you in the eyes of your new coworkers. Make a good first impression, and you'll soon be viewed as a capable, respected colleague. But a bad first impression could mean months or years of trying to undo the damage. Here's what you can do - both before and during your start date - ...
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    You've Got the Job - What's Next?

    You've just hung up the phone after accepting a job offer, putting an end to a nerve-racking search. Since your start date is six weeks away, you can just kick back and enjoy yourself until then, right? Wrong. OK, you can take a few days off to decompress and put your head back on straight. But there are still several things ...
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    Break into IT with Temporary Work

    Break into IT with Temporary Work
    If You're New to IT... The business world may be looking for technology pros, but you're not a pro (yet) if you have a new certification and no experience. How do you gain that experience? One way is to take temporary assignments. Working as a temp may not be your ultimate goal, but when you're launching a career, you want to ...
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    10 Career Lessons From Dad

    10 Career Lessons From Dad
    Whether you're still daddy's little girl, or the son that reminds him of himself, you know that a father's love runs deep. We look up to our dads, admire them, and do everything we can to make them proud. As kids, our fathers built us cardboard spaceships so we could reach the stars and carried us to safety when we crash ...
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    Dangers to Avoid If Your Tech Job Is Also Your Hobby

    Dangers to Avoid If Your Tech Job Is Also Your Hobby
    Techies often make information technology their career, because they love working with computers, whether cobbling together networks or building Web sites. But if your work is also your hobby, when do you have time for anything else? Is this situation simply a win-win for techies and their employers? Or does focusing too much attention on one part of your life pose ...
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    5 Questions to Ask After the Offer

    5 Questions to Ask After the Offer
    All job hunters are waiting for that call -- the one that says they've landed the job. But as eager as you may be to escape either your current job or the unemployment ranks, don't abdicate your power position once the offer comes in. Now it's your turn to sit in the interviewer's seat and ask the company and yourself some ...
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