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Profiting From Online Social Networking

This is the second in a series of articles we will be publishing relaying thoughts and ideas from the Internet Retailer Conference in Chicago, which occurred June 5th through June 7th. Peter Kosciewicz, Director of E-Commerce for the Eastwood Company, and Chris Saito, Senior Director, Shopping Products ... would like help implementing a social networking strategy for your web site, call Work Media at 1-888-299-4837 or email info@workmedia.net.

by Dingopher
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6 to 20% employers look up your social networking page

Enjoying the anonymity of the internet in social networking? Are you revealing a bit more in Orkut, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, or BlogSpot? Extreme political opinions, photos, college pranks, weekend preferences and more? An increasingly popular trend, graduates stepping out of universities and ... responded to that same question with no comment. To quote Roberto Angulo of AfterCollege.com Students should be more concerned than they are.

by Octopuppy
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10 Ways To Stimulate Employee Motivation

Today's fast-moving business environment demands that the effective manager be both a well-organized administrator and highly adept in understanding people's basic needs and behaviour in the workplace. Gaining commitment, nurturing talent, and ensuring employee motivation and productivity require open ... Their rates of success are intrinsically linked to how they are directed, reviewed, rewarded, trusted, and motivated by the management.

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6 Ways To Guarantee Record Breaking Holiday Sales!

Winter smells fill the air, cool breezes send the geese on their way, and frost steals the color from fall leaves. Yeah, it's that time of the year again. We get out our winter clothes and head for the malls. Shopping and the holidays go together like a hand in a glove. The question is, how ... loves a special deal. A special deal around the holidays, is like an extra goody in their stocking. Treat 'em, and they'll love you for it!

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by Titank
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6 Ways to help your employees beat stress and work more

If you would like your business to employ highly motivated and high-energy level employees then investing in the workplace atmosphere and facilities will help and will reduce work-place stress significantly. Research confirms that if your employees are stressed then that will cost you even more money in ... in mind and are doing all you can to improve working conditions they will respond and you will see an improved atmosphere and productivity.

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by FlamboyantChomper
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5 Great Reasons To Hire A Telecommuter

How would you like to hire someone that is more motivated and more qualified to do the work and costs you less than your average employee? No, I am not talking about hiring someone illegally. You can accomplish this simply by employing a telecommuter. Let's take a look at ... position. Once you have experienced all the benefits a telecommuter brings to your organization, you may even consider converting even more positions to telecommuting.

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5 Reasons Why You Need A Work-At-Home Schedule

One of the attractions of working at home is the vision of freedom it invokes -- no time clock, no time sheets, and no one to account to for how you spend your time. Yes, it is an attractive proposition, but like so many attractive propositions there is a heavy downside -- you are ... you find it difficult setting up your schedule and priorities for the day and week then perhaps your significant other or a friend can help you set your schedule.

by Oystrich
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5 Creative Ways To Find A Job

Ok, you have posted to every internet job board and every job on Monster, CareerBuilder, and HotJobs. You've followed up with calls and networked until you are blue in the face. Each Sunday you take the newspaper and apply for every job in your field with little to no results. Well try some unique ... . Send them a thank you note. These are guerrilla tactics that can give you better results. Be sure to stay toned for another 5 creative tips.

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by Tomatoad
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8 Resume Editing Tips

It's amazing what a well-written and nicely presented resume can do for your job search. Before you send yours out, follow this checklist to ensure you are sending out an excellent quality representation of yourself. 1. Grammar, spelling, punctuation - Use the grammar and spell check function, then ... little click and voila! Alternatively, you can highlight the link, right click on it, and scroll down to "remove link" to deactivate the link.

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by HistoryYak
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3 Points You Should Negotiate When You Are Losing Your Job

You work for a company that has been going through a lot of changes and upheaval. Word is going around about lay-offs and you worry you will be next. If you've been an exemplary employee and the lay-off is not because of anything you've done, be sure you ask these three questions as you ... ask these questions again. Knowing ahead of time what to ask for may give you the confidence to speak up for yourself at this difficult time. Good luck!

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by Monkeyno
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5 Ways You Can be Prepared When Facing a Job Loss

Are rumors circulating throughout your workplace that there may be downsizing, a lay-off or merger? Are you scared and don't know what to do? These 5 tips can help you feel more in control of your financial situation: 1. Take a long, hard look at your monthly bills. Are in up to your neck in debt? ... life for the better. See this as a new opportunity, not as a loss, and your positive attitude will help you find a new job soon. Good luck!

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by HairyMagpie
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4 Tips To Ensure A Rewarding Experience When Hiring Others

Hiring an employee can be a big step for many small business owners. It means the end of doing EVERYTHING yourself and passing off some of the work! In order to make the experience rewarding for both you and your employees there are a few things that every boss and leader should do 1) Reward people ... to end up with your competition. So the moral of the story is find good people, train them, treat them well, and your business will take off.

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8 Great Interview questions to help you find the right Candidate

1) Do you have written goals you want to accomplish and if so, tell me about them? You are looking for indications of maturity, focus, planning ability and desire for achievement. 2) How did you earn your first paycheck, how old were you, and what did you do with the money? With this question ... answers to these and other questions you may provide, you'll have a good idea if you're ready to take the next step with this person. Good luck

by BumblingBee
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Top 10 Things People Do Wrong at Interviews, And How To Avoid Them

A face-to-face interview is the most stressful part of the job search for many individuals, but it is also a critical component of the recruiting process. Up until this point, you have been able to hide behind your resume and cover letter. As the selection process starts to draw to a ... evaluating you, don't assume the interviewer knows you still want the job. Reiterate your interest and inquire about the next step in the hiring process.

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Background Checks and Resume Verifications Protect Employers

If you are a business owner, manager, or work in the human resources department of a company, you've probably hired employees who have been less than truthful on their resumes. In fact, recent studies indicate that 75 percent of all resumes contain some form of falsification and fully 89 percent are misleading. ... applicants. It's a small price to pay for the peace of mind you'll have knowing that the people you hire are who they claim to be.

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Employers view of your resume

Before an employer agrees to an interview, they need to be convinced that you are a great candidate for the position. This is where your resume is an essential marketing tool. It demonstrates to an employer your skills, experience and writing ability. Make sure your spelling and grammar are impeccable. You ... out there if you look. If you submit a boilerplate cover letter and boring resume, you find yourself at the bottom of the resume pile.

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Boost employee morale with an exiting adventure team building event!

Corporations faced with a bout of low employee morale should organise exiting team building events to turn things around. Depending on the company budget available, there are lots of team building activities that can be implemented. Corporate event planners can organize a trip to a resort and run ... or rowing. Depending on the objective of the corporate event, physical elements will help to increase difficulty level of the geo-caching activity.

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Quiz - The Ego Of Your Team Member

A team is formed to achieve a goal, and for that all the team members have to combine and pool their abilities to achieve different tasks and achieve that single goal. Many times it is seen that a team with high performance individuals fails to achieve the given targets. There may be many reasons for ... also play havoc. Control the ego of the team members and you will get fabulous results. Quiz your team about all these aspects and you will win.

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Find The Perfect Job In No Time

It's about who you know, NOT what you know! But, what if you don't know anyone? Then what are you suppose to do? You suppose to go hunting and make contacts. When finding any job the first rule is to make looking for a job your JOB! Finding a Job Is ... digging). You should prepare questions which you may have for the interviewer about the company and/or position. You should familiarize or refresh yourself with the requirements/qualific

by Monkeyno
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Success In The Workplace Is All About Attitude And Approach

Whether you're just entering the workforce or have been entrenched for many years or are creating your own business, the world of work is an intrinsic part of all of our lives. And for a relative few, it's not all about the money. Our lives in the work world can take many transitions: As ... , with a better attitude and approach, one can at least make the best of it, and begin looking for another position that may be more satisfying. Ther

by Dragonig
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What You Should Look for In a New Job

Are you interested in changing jobs? If you are, you may already have a dream job in mind. Although it is nice to dream, it is important that you keep reality in mind. Finding a new job can be difficult, but it is more than possible for you to do so. A few of the many things ... taken into consideration, you should remember that there are other, more important, features that you should look for in a new job, a few of which were outlined above.

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How You Should Handle a Difficult Boss

Do you love your job, but not necessarily your boss? If you have a difficult boss, your first impulse may be to quit your job. Of course, the decision to quit your job because of your boss is your decision to make, but you shouldn't put your future or your finances in jeopardy because of ... resigning from your job is the best decision, you will want to do so in a pleasant and appropriate manner, no matter how you feel about your supervisor.

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How to Properly Handle Workplace Conflicts

Have you been having problems at work, namely problems with your boss or your coworkers? If you have, you are not alone. Workplace conflicts are a lot more common than you may have originally thought. You and many others may have problems with a coworker, a supervisor, or both. When ... after supervisors have been alerted, you may then want to consider seeking employment elsewhere, but you may want to use this only as a last resort.

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