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Mentoring Matters: How More Women Can Get The Right People In Their Corner

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:30:00 -0400

Only 54% of women report having access to a senior leader to support their career. Yet research shows that women who have the right people in their corner go further than those who don't. Here are 6 ways women can get more of the support needed to climb the ladder.

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'It's Hard To Find Qualified Applicants' -- Another Business Lie

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:17:00 -0400

How can HR and business leaders complain about "talent shortages" when their recruiting problems are problems of their own making?

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Want To Be Successful? Break These Ten Bad Habits

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:03:00 -0400

Doug wants to be a successful business person. Here are ten bad habits for him -- and all of us -- to watch out for!

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The Best and Worst States For Making A Living In 2017

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:50:00 -0400

Look to the middle of the country if you’re thinking about transferring to a new job or embarking on a new career, a recent research report says. released a list of the best states to make a living in, and eight of the top ten don’t touch the Atlantic or the Pacific.

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The Best States For Making A Living In 2017The Best States For Making A Living In 201710. Kansas9. Michigan8. Ohio7. Virginia6. Wyoming5. Colorado4. Texas3. Illinois2. Minnesota1. Washington

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:50:48 -0400 released a list of the best states to make a living in.To create the ranking, it factored in elements like median salary, state tax rates, cost of living and unemployment rate. It used data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Tax Foundation, a nonprofit think tank, among other sources. Full methodology details are available here.

Median income: $34,460

State income tax rate: 3.07%

Unemployment: 3.8%

Median income: $36,030

State income tax rate: 3.78%

Unemployment: 5.1%

Median income: $35,760

State income tax rate: 1.91%

Unemployment: 5.1%

Median income: $39,070

State income tax rate: 4.51%

Unemployment: 3.8%

Median income: $38,710

State income tax rate: 0%

Unemployment: 4.5%

Median income: $39,710

State income tax rate: 4.63%

Unemployment: 2.6%

Median income: $35,480

State income tax rate: 0%

Unemployment: 5%

Median income: $38,270

State income tax rate: 3.54%

Unemployment: 4.9%

Median income: $40,100

State income tax rate: 4.15%

Unemployment: 3.8%

Median income: $43,400

State income tax rate: 0%

Unemployment: 4.7%

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Remote Work Can Be Isolating - What Management Can Do To Help

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:47:00 -0400

It's easy for remote employees to feel isolated and disengaged, but managers can take constructive steps to address the issue. Here are three.

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3 Perfect Replies To (Politely!) Shut Down Negative People When You're Job Searching

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:07:00 -0400

Here are three polite things you can say to shift the conversation when well-meaning people don't realize they're crushing your spirit during a job search.

Three Reasons You Shouldn't Work For A 'Nice' Boss

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:50:00 -0400

Working for someone you like, someone you see as a “good” person can actually stunt your professional growth in ways you might not even realize until you’re no longer in their employ. Here are a few of them.

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Eight Proven Fitness Marketing Strategies That Get Trainers More Clients

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Maybe you, like many personal trainers, would just rather train clients than attract them. That’s pretty normal, but if you want to help more people and grow both your impact and income, it pays to be serious about your business plan and corresponding marketing efforts.

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The Five Forces That Determine Selling Success

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Industry knowledge and a sales-like personality simply aren't enough to close a deal. A truly successful salesperson has what it takes to bring prospects into the pipeline who aren't even in search mode.

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How This Family Crushed $130,000 In Student Loans In Just 5 Years

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:40:00 -0400

Kody and Bethany found themselves with over $130,000 in student loans. Overwhelmed, it took a drastic wake-up call before they took action. But with hard work, they managed to pay off their debt in just five years. Here’s how the Morris family overcame their loans.

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Making Work-Life Balance A Reality, Not Fantasy

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:30:00 -0400

If you're ready for a life outside of the office and want to enjoy your life before retirement, implement these small changes.

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Turn 'Healthy Venting' Into Effective Communication

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:00:00 -0400

If you’re a leader addressing morale issues among team members, don’t wait until complaints become constant to remedy the situation.

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Yesterday's Leadership Values -- What Leaders Today Should Remember

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:30:00 -0400

All too often we hear, “If only their parents were still around, things would be so much better.”

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Four Keys To Upping Your Leadership To The Executive Level

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:00:00 -0400

The best leaders in tough situations execute certain consistent actions that lead to success.

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How To Identify And Banish Power Differentials To Advance More Women To Leadership Roles

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:00:00 -0400

It's time to turn questions about female leadership into business-defining strategy questions — and open the conversation about gender diversity at the top to everyone.

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3 Reasons To Recruit And Select More Female Leaders

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:16:00 -0400

Companies are in need of strong individuals in key leadership positions. Women are a huge and largely untapped resource that is often not recognized.

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How You Can Make Serious Money By Learning To Code On Vacation

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:29:00 -0400

This entrepreneur — a disrupter in the tech space —is creating a new kind of travel experience that aims to help you get a job.

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The Growing Army of Americans Who Work From Home

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:45:00 -0400

A new report on telecommuting in the U.S. provides a sense of who these workers are, how they’re making out better than other types of workers, and the types of employers that give them so much freedom (or are afraid to).

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Nancy Pelosi: Good Leaders Know When To Say Goodbye

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:00:00 -0400

Hubris is not becoming a leader. By refusing to step aside, Nancy Pelosi violates a creed that binds leaders together with their followers. Leadership is not about you, the leader; it’s about those whom you lead as well as the results you get.

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Why Employee Referral Programs Are The Litmus Test For Your Employer Brand

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:31:00 -0400

Every employee experience has an impact on your employer brand.

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What To Do When Your Manager Is A Spineless Wimp

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:48:00 -0400

Joshua is going through hell at work because of his manager, Bart, who shows every sign of being a spineless wimp. What should Josh do?

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Ten Things Every Good Recruiter Does Right

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:18:00 -0400

A great recruiter is an incredible ally in your career, but the wrong recruiter will dim your flame and leave you frustrated. Hold out for the best of the best!

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5 Cities With The Highest Concentration Of Telecommuting Workers5 Cities With The Highest Concentration Of Telecommuting Workers5. Austin, Texas4. Charlottesville, Virginia3. Raleigh, North Carolina2. Corvallis, Oregon1. Boulder, Colorado

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:16:52 -0400

According to an analysis of U.S. Census data by FlexJobs, an online job search platform for flexible schedule, part-time, and freelance work, these are the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of telecommuting workers.

% of Workforce That Telecommutes: 5.4%

% of Workforce That Telecommutes: 5.5%

% of Workforce That Telecommutes: 6.2%

% of Workforce That Telecommutes:

% of Workforce That Telecommutes: 8.5%

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Eight Reasons To Run From A Job Opportunity

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:47:00 -0400

There are job opportunities that simply don't deserve your talents -- here are eight signs you've run into one of them!

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5 Common Beliefs That Hold New Managers Back

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:01:00 -0400

Most new managers make these five wrong assumptions about themselves—here's what you should do instead to thrive in your new leadership role.

How Your Startup Can Harness The Power of Social Media

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0400

Social media increases brand awareness, creates a meaningful connection with customers, and offers the opportunity to reach a wider audience.

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American Airlines Looks For New Uniform Supplier, But No Quick Fix For Wardrobe Malfunction

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:32:00 -0400

After thousands of employees have claimed their uniforms are making them ill, American is hunting for another vendor. But not everyone is satisfied with the fix, which could have workers wearing the same garments for another three years.

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Not Getting Any Job Offers? Your Social Media Activity Could Be The Reason

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:12:00 -0400

Having trouble getting hired when you know you would be a perfect fit? Maybe it's time to check your social media baggage.

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