Business Etiquette for Responding to Mail & Email

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While much is written about how to correctly word a business email or structure a professional letter, it is just as important to respond effectively to these forms of communication. Doing so can enhance your reputation, exhibit your professionalism and possibly pave the way for new contracts, orders and deals. Read the following article to… Read more »

Temporary employment agencies see an uptick

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Cyndia Zwahlen | 1.17.11 | LA Times They’re doing better as companies gain the confidence to hire again — just not permanently. But bigger temp agencies are competing now with the small fry. At Royal Staffing Services Inc., an employment agency in Westlake Village, more requests are coming in for temporary workers. And the agency… Read more »

The 50 Best Careers of 2011

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Money.USnews.com | Alexis Grant | Dec 6, 2010 Consider these high-opportunity jobs as you look for your next paycheck It pays to be smart when choosing your career, particularly now that the job market is (slowly) improving. With the recession officially over, anyone who’s out of work or eager to change jobs is on the… Read more »

How to Tame the Social Network At Work

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Dan Tynan | 10.18.10 | CIO.com What you don’t know — or refuse to learn — about social networking could undermine your business. InfoWorld — They’re a productivity sink and a bandwidth suck. They’re a vector for malware and a gift for corporate spies. They’re a data spill just waiting to happen. And like it… Read more »

11 Firms That Overdid the Layoffs

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Rick Newman | Sept 17, 2010 | US News.com In the midst of a lot of shocking news, it stood out: In November 2008, Citigroup announced it would lay off more than 50,000 people, or one-seventh of its global workforce. Most companies don’t even have 50,000 employees, and those that do could barely function if… Read more »

Office Etiquette: Swearing at Work

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Some experts say employees need to swear at work to blow off steam and build camaraderie, but aren’t there nobler ways to vent? This summer, the Web has been abuzz with blogs defending profanity’s place at the office. The hubbub over swearing at work has been fueled by two events: President Barack Obama’s use of… Read more »

Are Your Tweets Costing You a New Job?

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Ann Bednarz | September 13, 2010 | Network World Would you change your digital persona if you were job hunting and knew hiring managers might check out your social media activity? IT pros are split on the issue. Half of IT workers said they might (22%) or would (28%) modify or delete content on a… Read more »

Avoid These Office Buzzwords

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By Marlys Harris | Sep 4, 2010 | MoneyWatch.com This article is from Money Watch.  You can click on the above or below link to read the full article.  Marlys Harris, “The Consumer Reporter”, has been covering personal finance at least since “the time of the Pharaohs”.  She wrote the previous article last year.  This… Read more »

Words You Should Never Use at the Office Unless You Have To

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By Marlys Harris | Aug 28, 2009 | Moneywatch.com This article is from Money Watch.  You can click on the above or below link to read the full article.  Marlys Harris, “The Consumer Reporter”, has been covering personal finance at least since “the time of the Pharaohs”, first in 12 years at Money and then… Read more »