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Career Development

3 Interview Getups PLUS Enter to Win an iPhone 4s & $200 American Express Gift Card!

Categories: Spend

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Look the part at your interviews with one of these three Getups that cover casual, smart casual, and business offices. We’re pitching in to help one lucky reader by giving away an iPhone 4s and a $200 American Express gift card.

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Become Your Unique Value Proposition

Categories: Earn

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All great brands have unique value propositions, that is, identifying and promoting what separates them from their competitors in their customers’ eyes. But UVP’s aren’t just for marketers: No matter your aspirations, a unique value proposition will help you get there.

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How to Negotiate Your First Pay Raise

Categories: Earn

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The fastest way to earn a few extra thousand dollars a year lies in your negotiating tactic. We show you how to ask – and get – the raise you deserve.

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Why You Should Still Wear A Suit To Every Job Interview

Categories: Earn

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Don’t let the “casualization” of office attire fool you — you should always wear a suit to an interview, even if you’re more dressed up than the other candidates or even the interviewer.

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Making Yourself Irreplaceable Doesn’t Mean You’re Just the Best at What You Do

Categories: Earn, Live

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Especially in today’s professional climate, it comes as no surprise that striving to be the best won’t guarantee success. These 3 tenets will save you when your best isn’t good enough.

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Top-Earning Entry-Level Jobs [infographic]

Categories: Earn

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Many people would like to have great salaries right after they finish their studies — or even during them. Instead of working many years for a better job position and a better salary, some people choose to go after degrees which will land them with high incomes right from the start.

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The Only 4 Reasons Why Your Peers Are More Successful than You

Categories: Learn

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Do you know people who had the same grades as you but since leaving college have flown by you on the success train? Don’t give up hope, Jack Busch has identified the only 4 reasons for early achievers and how to make them work for you. One way ticket to Successville here you come.

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People Buy Feelings

Categories: Learn

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Getting to the core of why people buy the things they do doesn’t require an advanced degree in sociology. Jeff Barnett explains it’s not so much what a product can do for someone which encourages sales as much as it is the feelings it can give them.

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The Not So (Totally) Obvious Guide to Good Management

Categories: Learn

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Being a good manager takes skill and conscious effort, and the surprising thing is most of us aren’t taught how to be effective leaders. Follow this crash course and you’ll have a productive team that respects you and values your leadership.

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May I Take Your Order? Why Working at a Restaurant When You’re Laid Off Is A Good Thing

Categories: Earn

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If you’re in between jobs, working at a restaurant may seem like a huge step back or a waste of time. But before you dismiss waiting tables, consider the incredible benefits it can have on your career. Don’t believe us? We show you how.

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The Rule Is Never Draw A Penis Ever, Ever, Ever…

Categories: The Field Manual

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You may think drawing a diagram of a dongarama is innocent fun — just don’t do it at the office…

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Do You Really Hate Your Job, or Are You Just Complaining?

Categories: Earn

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We’ve probably all been there – whether it’s the job you have now – or the job you had three jobs ago. So let me state a fact: no matter what job you have, there will always be things about any job that you will hate. It’s just the way it is. The important thing to understand and reflect upon is what is causing your unhappiness and what the options are to deal with it.

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PSA: Beware the Allure of the Sexy Boss

Categories: Earn, Love

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You may think that hot middle-manager is attainable — and maybe she is — but you’ve got to think big picture when it comes to workplace relationships.

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Tales of a Recession Graduate: The Not-To-Do List

Categories: Earn

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Graduating college can be rough in the best of times, but in the middle of a recession, you’ve definitely got your work cut out for you. As you grasp for a hand hold in the employment world, learn from our mistakes and strike these six ideas from your to do list.

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The Secret to Having a Commanding Presence

Categories: Learn

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You know him when you see him – he’s the guy everyone notices when he takes his first three steps into a room. A natural leader. Is it witchcraft, or perhaps just a combination of simple body language tricks you yourself can master.

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Map It or Scrap It: The Real Secret to Success

Categories: Learn

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Coming up with an idea is easy, enacting it is a bit more difficult. Get started down the path to success the right way so it’s not some abstract idea floating in your brain, but rather a physical plan of action.

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Use The Opposite Strategy: Find A New Way To Win The Game

Categories: Live

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You never break new ground following in the footsteps of others. Trailblazers and trend-setters know that to get there first, you’ve got to go left when everyone else goes right. Sure, it’s safer to go with the flow, but to make it big sometimes you’ve got to go it alone. Check out how these five innovators zigged while others zagged.

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7 Tips for Dealing with a Job Nobody Understands

Categories: Earn

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Deciding to go for the job you’ve always wanted will get group reactions of “Great for you!” in college, but once you’re in the work force the encouragement fades to “When are you going to get a real job?”. Don’t get discouraged, we’ve got 7 tips for dealing with a job no one understands.

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8 Lessons From My Campaign Loss

Categories: Learn

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Eight years ago at only 18 years old, Richard Dedor ran for mayor of Mason City — and lost. The lessons he learned from his failed political campaign may have been even more valuable than winning.

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What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?

Categories: Learn

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In a sea of emotionless texts and sterile emails, it’s easy to forget about the power of the pen. Find out what you can learn about yourself, and others, with the help of an expert handwriting analyst.

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How to Get Ahead with a Powerful Personal Brand

Categories: Earn

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Your personal brand influences what your boss and clients perceive as your value — are you in charge of the message you’re sending?

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5 Reasons Not To Leave Your Career Up to “The Man”

Categories: Earn

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Whether you’ve hung on to your job or not, if you’ve seen the layoff scythe wielded through the corporate halls you’ve seen in sharp relief that you can’t rely on your company to protect your career advancement.

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Man Up! Everyone Hates Their Job

Categories: Earn

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There’s a line for those who hate their job and odds are, you’re already straddling it, next to everyone within eyesight. Work is the chip on all our shoulders and while there isn’t anything we can do about it, shy of becoming a bum – we can control the situation and make it a lot more manageable. Here’s how.

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10 Proven Test Taking Strategies

Categories: Learn

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Whether it’s graduate school, a professional certification, or the written portion of your motorcycle license test, exams don’t end after college. Utilize these strategies to guarantee a good grade, even if you don’t know all the answers.

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