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Is Career Coaching Right for You?

If you’re ready to change careers or move up within your current company, a career coach may be something you’ve considered.  You can turn to family or friends for advice, but often an outside opinion is helpful. Eilene Zi...

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Leave Your Bad Job Baggage Behind

Leaving a job, even if you hated it, can be emotionally challenging.  You spent months or years getting accustomed to the environment and learning the ins and outs of survival.  If you worked in a toxic environment, you might...

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Should You Work This Weekend?

The weekend is almost here, and most of us use those days to turn our brains off and relax.  The workweek is for work, the weekends are for fun — right? I’ve been writing a lot lately about busyness and the work/life b...


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Women Build Real-Life Relationships Online

Some might say we are too attached to our many devices: laptops, smart phones, iPads.  But apparently women today are very smart about how they use their devices and online social networks. Forbes’ Meghan Casserly brought up...

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Your Passion and the Work/Life Balance

The work/life balance, as we all know, is a delicate one.  I often worry about whether I’m working too much.  I feel guilty when I get caught up in a project and end up spending nights or weekends at home, at my computer. ...

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Why Long Meetings are Inefficient

On Friday afternoon, the last thing we want to do is sit in a long meeting — or even think about a long meeting.  Can’t this agenda wait until Monday? Regardless of what day or time it is, long meetings are hard for ev...


Grammar

Why Good Grammar Matters

Grammar: some of us are good at it, while others need a little more practice remembering the rules.  As a former journalist and now a writing graduate student, good grammar has always been a must.  If I lacked grammatical ski...

Shopping

Shopping for Your Best Business Attire

A big shopping trip before a round of job interviews or before a business trip can be a lot of fun, but it can quickly turn frustrating when you can’t seem to find anything that fits.  You stand in the dressing room looking ...

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Avoiding Distractions at Work

We’re expected to get the bulk of our work done at the office, but a new study suggests that the office is now becoming one of the worst places to get work done.  Phone calls, e-mails, meetings, “quick questions” —...


CareerChange

Making a Career Change

In college, we expected we’d find the right career and see it through to the end.  But in reality, all of us have many interests, and sometimes our tastes change when we enter a new period of life.  Like me, you might have ...