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Bad Economies Offer Good Opportunities to Try Self-Employment

Running a small business is a lot of work. Imagine taking any business based on a skill set or talent you excel at, and adding marketing, customer service, accounting (everything from inventory to taxes), and supervisory skills to it — and you have small business. As the daughter of an apple farmer and a small business owner, I concur with those who would caution that running a small business is not for everyone; in fact, it’s not for a lot of people. But there are also a lot of people out there who are simply not entrepreneurs simply because they haven’t had an opportunity.

Finessing Those Oh-So Embarrassing Moments – Part 1

An interview at Intel? Marsha was beside herself with eagerness and anxiety. Having majored in computer science, she was finishing her senior year at University of New Mexico with an eye on employment at Intel.

How Far Will You Go to Promote Your Career?

What do you think? Is it worth flirting at work as a means of advancing your career? Is it worth wearing a low-cut blouse and push-up bra when meeting with clients? Is it worth sending provocative e-mails to colleagues at the office? Is it worth giving your boss a back massage at work if it looks like he could use one? Is it worth crossing your legs in such sexy fashion that even Sharon Stone could learn a thing or two? Is it worth doing any of these things to move upward in your career?

Career Advice – What to Consider in Times of Company Chaos

Downsizing. Streamlining. Cutting back. In these dynamic and seemingly chaotic times there are some key considerations that may help you survive and actually succeed in a chaotic environment.

Career Advice – Beyond Your Resume, What’s Exciting About You?

Don’t let your resume be the most exciting factor when you interview with a potential employer. There are three critical actions you can take to excite your future employer during the interview process.

No Wonder You Are Having a Hard Time Finding a Job, Your Attitude Stinks!

Recently, I was refining the resume of a client who was having a hard time finding a job. During our phone interview to go over questions that I had about work history and experience, I immediately felt turned off by his attitude. He was flippant and disconnected from what we were doing.

How to Work in a Team in Your Development DBA Job

Development DBA jobs are meant to explain the ground-level fundamentals of DBA jobs. They’ll introduce you to DBA software that’s commonly used around the office. The DBA manager will most likely show you around and acquaint you with all the DBA forms and the DBA database you’ll be working with. However, there’s a lot of room for creativity with development jobs, because the product has yet to be fully developed. So you’ll be joining the team that puts together the final product.

The Skinny on Being Fat

Here’s how personal responsibility, leadership and self awareness will help. Did you know that some companies are penalizing people for being fat? Outrageous you might say. The fact is companies are choosing this route in an effort to cut healthcare costs and reduce the number of people having to be laid off.

Career Advice – Lessons Learned From Captain Sully Sullenberger

This article offers helpful advice for the mature, over 40 manager regarding career planning. It is based upon the lessons learned from public information obtained in Captain Sully Sullenberger’s biography and the leadership principles of Ret. General Colin Powell.

What If I Want a Raise But My Employer’s Out of Money?

So your company is out of money? There are ways you can get bigger compensation without having to push a salary increase through personnel. It’s time to creative and to look at all of the compensation possibilities. The best two ways to sweeten the pot don’t cost employers money out of their pockets: time and bonuses. Think “outside the box” to get more fairly compensated for your hard work.

How Did You Get That So-Called Promotion of Yours?

It was so good to see yourself being congratulated by your boss and coworkers for bagging a promotion. Yes, but deep inside: you did not deserve– a bit of it– from the very start. How did you get them buying the idea that you have the edge over your competitors? What with your fake credentials and the like; and, now worst: you are brandishing such promotion telling them that you richly deserved it!

Career Do-Over – Interview With Serial Entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki is a serial entrepreneur. What’s that? It’s a person who has started several successful start-ups. What I love most about Guy is that he isn’t afraid of sharing his secrets to success. He’s honest and funny (when you read his answers you’ll see what I mean).

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