Careers 2012

15 Stories • Available July 2012
Being A Stay-at-home Mom

Being A Stay-at-home Mom

There has been an unusual amount of discussion this election season about the role of the stay-at-home mom, a subject that has been below the media's radar for the past several decades. You'd think

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Get To First Base

Get To First Base

Job seekers, what is your goal? If you said that your goal is to get a job, you answered incorrectly. That's like an author sitting down to write the great American novel; the goal is too lofty an

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Get Paid What You Are Worth

Get Paid What You Are Worth

Negotiation is a skill. It can be learned and improved upon. So you should "start early and negotiate often," Jennifer Greiner, president of Greiner Consulting, a legal career management firm, says

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Be Social On Social Media

Be Social On Social Media

It's hard to imagine someone who is not plugged in to the myriad social networks. While the verb "Facebook" is not an official entry in a dictionary, it has become a commonplace request among frien

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Perks

Perks

Federal and state laws make it mandatory for most employers to offer employee health plans, and you'll find a great amount of variety in the types of plans and what's included in them. Companies sh

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Work Advice On The Small Screen

Work Advice On The Small Screen

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Career Reading

Career Reading

You've heard the old motto "reading is fundamental." In today's competitive and precarious job market, that's extremely true. It's important to be well read on trends in your industry, on the top

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Don't Burn Bridges

Don't Burn Bridges

The average working professional will change jobs 11 times in his or her career, which means, in most cases, leaving 10 employers. Successfully exiting a job presents a special challenge that shoul

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Second Careers

Second Careers

F. Scott Fitzgerald observed, "There are no second acts in American lives." While that remark is debatable, a related one isn't; there are plenty of second careers in American lives today. More pe

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Pitch-perfect Resume

Pitch-perfect Resume

Your r?sum? is the first impression a prospective employer has of you, so you want to tailor this all-important door opener to present yourself in the best possible way. What your r?sum? says about

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The Truth Behind The Suit

The Truth Behind The Suit

Is there a reason women shove their feet into pointy-toed heels and endure the pain during their workday? On the surface, it might be about which shoes match the outfit. But science has shown many

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Home-based Jobs

Home-based Jobs

Dear Rat Race Rebellion: I don't like desk work. I like to be outside meeting people and doing things. Are there any home-based jobs or projects that pay you to be outside the house? -- Janice in L

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Workplace Questions

Workplace Questions

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Point Of Reference

Point Of Reference

It's 9 a.m. Do you know where your references are? It's not a trick question. In today's turbulent job market, you may need to marshal your references at the drop of a hat or the drop of a pink sl

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Work From Home

Work From Home

Looking to make some extra cash, all while working from home? Many ads say you can set your own hours and earn big bonuses, but while it sounds tempting, it's often a bad idea. Just ask Kelly from

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Career Facts 1

Career Facts 1

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Career Facts 2

Career Facts 2

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Career Facts 3

Career Facts 3

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