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Cover Letter Tips: Stick to the Basics

Remember that your cover letter should include three basic parts: an introduction paragraph, a qualifications paragraph and a closing. The introduction paragraph should tell the employer why the position interests you. What is it about the company that you like? Research the company to find its mission, basic goals and achievements. Explain how you fit […]

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Top Ten Summer Fashion Faux Pas in the Workplace

1. Flip flops, especially when worn with hairy toes, chipped polish or calluses 2. Bathing suits as undergarments 3. Farmers’ tans combined with sleeveless tops4. Swim-shorts or sarongs as office wear5. Reflective sunglasses6. T-shirts with sexual innuendos (Official Bikini Inspector, Big Johnson, etc.)7. Shorts above the knee8. Peak-a-boo bra straps under itsy-bitsy tank tops9. Halter […]

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Boss Survey

Boss Survey

What’s the worst type of boss? Incompetent Arrogant Lazy Micromanaging Unresponsive View Results more at twiigs.com…

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Best and Worst Business Jargon

In every workplace there are buzz words and lingo that identify employees as insiders. There’s also a lot of business jargon that adds nothing but confusion to a conversation. Usually, if you squeeze more than a couple buzz words into one sentence, the meaning will be lost to all but the most fluent business-ese speakers. […]

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Money and Happiness

In his book, Stumbling on Happiness, Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert argues that having money (beyond about $40,000 a year) doesn’t increase our happiness. But, most people strive for raises, promotions, bonuses and all that goes with financial success. If his research is correct and more money won’t increase happiness, then why is money so important […]

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Oops – I Accidentally Forwarded an Insulting E-mail to My Boss!

What do you do when you blow it big time at work? E-mail’s the easiest way to inadvertently offend dozens with the click of your mouse. Usually damage control from workplace gaffes involves apologizing and then lying low for a few days. Other times, you have to pay for the mistake in a more substantial […]

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5 Things Not to Say in a Job Interview

1. “I don’t like working with people.” Even if the job you’re applying for doesn’t involve working directly with customers, basic people skills are a necessity for virtually all jobs. 2. “When’s payday?” While you may be up to your ears in bills, asking about money too soon gives the impression that’s all you’re interested […]

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