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Salary Negotiations for Women





(The crux of this post is quite similar to an earlier one about…
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Added by Laurie Bell on August 4, 2011 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Career Profiles: International Quality / Localization Engineer



Name:  David

Location:  Silicon Valley

Industry:  Software Development

Position / job family:  International Quality…
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Added by Laurie Bell on July 26, 2011 at 11:25pm — No Comments

Career Profile: Healthcare, Pharmacy



Name:  "Steve"…

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Added by Laurie Bell on July 19, 2011 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Résumé Rules

 

Finding hard and fast rules for résumés…
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Added by Laurie Bell on July 12, 2011 at 11:12pm — No Comments

Help for Job-Seekers: b.y.o.Résumé Career Profiles





b.y.o.Résumé is looking to give job seekers a leg-up in their search with an upcoming Career…
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Added by Laurie Bell on July 6, 2011 at 12:14am — No Comments

Pros & Cons of Non-Exempt & Contract Pay



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Added by Laurie Bell on June 29, 2011 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Interview Tips: Un-Cage the Elephant in the Room



Ever arrive to an interview and found when you…

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Added by Laurie Bell on June 14, 2011 at 4:26pm — No Comments

What Should Candidates Expect from Recruiters?





The Short Version:



  • There are no specified requirements for a job in recruiting.  …

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Added by Laurie Bell on June 1, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Video Résumés: Why's Everyone so Scared?



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Added by Laurie Bell on February 1, 2011 at 9:46am — No Comments

Corporate Catfighting: Cut it Out!

I am certainly tired of seeing women in the workplace sabotage each other when it comes to dealing with conflict.  We have done more damage to each other than our male counterparts ever could.  How?  By not supporting each other enough and learning to iron out disagreements the way that men do.  As a woman, I feel… Continue

Added by Laurie Bell on January 19, 2011 at 7:48pm — 1 Comment

Corporate Year 2011: The Year of the Bunny



Let's get things started on a better note than last year.  The Chinese Zodiac lists 2011 as the Year of the Rabbit…

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Added by Laurie Bell on December 21, 2010 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Job Fairs: Five Tips to make them USEFUL!



1. Leave your expectations at home: This is meant to be pragmatic, not pessimistic. Do not expect that every job fair you attend will consist of on-the-spot interviews and preliminary job… Continue

Added by Laurie Bell on September 10, 2010 at 12:47pm — 2 Comments

Workplace Survival: Managing Your Privacy







CMA* Manoeuvre: I like, and am on Facebook, LinkedIn, and…
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Added by Laurie Bell on September 2, 2010 at 12:40am — No Comments

Workplace Survival: Managing the Nervous Micromanager

It's obvious that how your boss feels impacts how you feel at work. Are they jumpy, hyper, and it's due to their nature and not the economy?





If they micromanage out of fear and nervousness,…

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Added by Laurie Bell on August 13, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

It's a question; just ask it!

"Hey, quick question."



I've found that this phrase has become the preface for the majority of questions at work. If you can't answer the question…

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Added by Laurie Bell on August 6, 2010 at 6:15pm — 1 Comment

Interviewing: Bring Your Red Stapler with You!





Just like Milton in Office Space… Continue

Added by Laurie Bell on June 25, 2010 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Unemployed Doesn't Mean Unemployable!





A legal, yet… Continue

Added by Laurie Bell on June 17, 2010 at 1:35pm — 1 Comment

Office Etiquette - A Useful Rant

Speakerphones: Their Secret Annoyance





Hopefully most of us are aware of the irritation caused the volume and inane chatter blaring from a colleague's speakerphone conversation that we… Continue

Added by Laurie Bell on June 9, 2010 at 1:38pm — No Comments

To the New Grads and those still looking...

If b.y.o.Résumé were to give a commencement or a hang-in-there speech, this would be it:



For those of you stepping out or back into the full-time working world, seeking a bright future, just remember, your future doesn't have to be bright right now. It's okay if it s*cks. I'll…
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Added by Laurie Bell on June 2, 2010 at 2:54pm — No Comments

How many horses should be pulling that résumé cart?

I'd suggest at least two. You've got your Plough Horse (the scanable, aesthetically-bland format for an applicant database), and you have your Show Pony (the one you parade in an interview that just looks dazzling and makes you feel good). I'm talking about formats or structures here, so as not to be confused with different versions…
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Added by Laurie Bell on May 21, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

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