Become More Efficient.. Get Organized

To get more done, here’s what you will need to do: Avoid interruption: If possible, leave your phone on voice mail during times you have scheduled to work on projects. If you have a private office, close your door. You might even place a sign saying something like “Hard at Work: Please Come Back Later.”

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Marketing A Shiny New You

To employers, you are a product–just like Nike running shoes or a Kate Spade handbag. And, just like any good retailer, you should market yourself by shouting your best attributes from the rooftops. The way to do that is to network pro-actively, follow-up with a vengeance and never give up until you find the marketing

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Your Recruiting Process

Many organizations find themselves in an interesting trap. They know that they need to hire someone, so they post the position in the local paper and call a recruiter. They interview applicants and choose the most promising prospect for the job.

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Build Your Own Brand

Apple. Nike. Starbucks. What do these companies have in common? They’re all successful brand builders. Consumers associate these brands with quality and style. And that brand-based enthusiasm helps to drive increased sales.

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Just Say No

Telling your boss that you can’t take on a new responsibility or a new project can be tough. Most of us have a hard time saying no in these situations, even when we know that saying yes will mean we’re stretched so thin that our work will suffer (not to mention our personal lives).

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How Office Gossip Can Be Good for Your Career

We grew up learning that gossip was something to be avoided (and definitely “not nice”). But it turns out that office gossip can help us get ahead at work–if used carefully. “It’s not realistic to say, ‘Don’t participate in [workplace] gossip,’ because if you don’t participate, people tend not to include you in the conversation,”

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Rejuvenate Your Resume

In a competitive job market, we have to do everything we can to make our resumes more attractive to hiring managers. This can be difficult for older workers, who fear that even if there’s no bias (subconscious or conscious) against job seekers on the mature side of 40, a resume may make them look “overqualified”

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