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What You Need To Know About Working For A Non-Profit

Categories: Earn

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Some times giving back requires a lot of giving.

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Is the Millennial Generation Really Lazy, Entitled, and Selfish? A CNN Comic Strip by Matt Bors

Categories: Learn, Live, The Field Manual

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CNN recently featured a comic strip from cartoonist Matt Bors on the endless bashing of the Millennial generation in the media. What are your thoughts? Agree? Disagree? Give it a read and let’s chat in the comments!

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How to Prepare for Your First Business Trip

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A checklist for the in’s and out’s of traveling for work.

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The Art of Working From Home

Categories: Earn, Learn

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A growing trend among employers and a dream come true for employees, there’s more to working from home than signing into your e-mail. Here, we’ve outlined 5 important tips for getting the best from telecommuting.

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You’re Hired… Now What? 5 Things You Can Do to Make a Good Impression at Your First “Career” Job

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And you thought landing the job was the hard part.

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The Awkward Part About Awkward Situations: You

Categories: Learn, Live

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The shared sensation of anxiety during an uncomfortable moment…it’s all in your head.

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Style Q&A: Breaking Down Breakfast Meeting Attire

Categories: Earn, Learn

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The earliest meeting of the day, one for close colleagues or pressing business. Make a smart impression.

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5 Things Not to Do at Your Annual Job Performance Review

Categories: Earn

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The final anxiety before the holidays: A critique of your work for the entire year. Here’s to taking it positively and professionally.

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9 Ways to Get More Out of a Boring Job

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With jobs at a premium, many of us are forced to take what we can get. And sometimes what we can get requires even less brain power than our “leisure studies” minor. Here’s how to make it better.

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Don’t Be a Dick: The False Virtues of the Classic Alpha Male

Categories: Earn, Learn, Live

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Many guys don’t think they can be an “alpha male” because they’re not arrogant jerks. There is another way.

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The Perfect, Easy (and Healthy) Office Lunch

Categories: Earn, Learn

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Save money, time, and eat healthier. It tastes pretty darn good too.

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The Importance of Learning to Say No & The Power of Learning to Say Yes

Categories: Live

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We find ourselves in a funny situation these days: We say “yes” to all the annoying schedule stretching requests, but say “no” to all the things that will help us grow as individuals.

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How to Be a Better Man Than 90% of Guys: Be Polite, Always, to Everyone

Categories: Learn

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Telling guys to be polite and friendly may sound obvious, but how many times have you diverted your eyes walking passed someone in the hallway, or pulled out your cell phone in the elevator to avoid small talk? Yeah. We thought so.

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Knowing How to Talk to Angry People is a Skill You Can Take to Any Job

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There’s no getting away from them – dealing with pissed off people at work can be a daily occurrence. Learning to handle them correctly will not only make your life easier, it’ll get you ahead.

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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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A Guide to E-mail Etiquette

Categories: Learn

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Even though we’ve been using e-mail for 15 years, a lot of people have literally never gotten the memo about how this fantastic communication tool intersects with professionalism. More so than many other factors, if you’re sending poorly formatted e-mails you’re sending the wrong message.

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8 Things Every Guy Should Have in His Desk Drawer

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New to an office, or feeling like the one you’re in isn’t ready for all the shrapnel work throws your way? Load up on these eight essentials and be ready for anything.

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7 Tips for Dealing with a Job Nobody Understands

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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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Passive Aggression: How to Deal With It

Categories: Live

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Back-handed compliments and snide little notes left to be found later seem to be the only way people can communicate unhappy feelings these days. Whether with the family, at work, or online we’ve got the techniques for dealing with those people in your life unable to just say it to your face.

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Meeting Time: The Easy Formula for Being Persuasive When You’re Put on the Spot

Categories: Earn

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There’s nothing worse than being in an important meeting, getting put on the spot, and then not being able to verbalize your (great) ideas effectively. We’ve got an easy technique for communicating your thoughts to the bigwigs so you can continue your corporate domination.

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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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How to Avoid a Dead End Job: Laying the Groundwork for a Fulfilling Career

Categories: Best of Primer, Earn

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In a time of uncertainty with a faltering economy and rising unemployment, you might think it’s best to nail down a job, any job, no matter how demeaning answering phones or passing out mail seems. You sir, are wrong. Any time you go looking for a job, you know that thing you’ll be doing every day for years to come, you need to go in with your head on straight, your mind prepared, and goals determined. Check out the rest of your prep list in our complete guide to finding, scoring, and advancing in the career you’ve been waiting for.

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Working at Home: Perks, Disappointments and Realities

Categories: Earn

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Writing emails and teleconferencing in your Superman undies may seem like the ideal work environment, but working from your kitchen table is still working. Get a dose of reality as we break down the good, the bad, and the ugly of working at home.

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10 Questions with Alexandra Levit, Author of “They Don’t Teach Corporate in College”

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It may come as no surprise to you that Comparative French Revolution Politics and Cinema of Latin America didn’t do you any favors in preparing you for the corporate workforce. Let our interview with Wall Street Journal syndicated columnist Alexandra Levit bring you up to speed.

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