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How to Be Liked and Respected When You’re the Boss

If you just got a promotion, started a new job and are charged with managing a staff of strangers or even if you’re scouting for new clients, you’re likely facing a unique challenge. You need people to like you and respect your authority. But how...

How I Got Over My Working Mom Complex

Freud did a nice job of spelling out our hangups about sex. According to his Madonna-whore complex theory, men enjoy sleeping with beautiful, lascivious women, but will only marry a “good girl.” (Cue Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.”) Women — in a...

Laundry Service, Paid Sabbaticals – 10 Seriously Cool Company Perks

When the time comes in the job offer process to talk benefits, you know to ask about a 401(k) plan and health insurance. But what about sabbaticals, pet sitting and laundry service? To attract the best talent, companies are getting more and more...

How Can I Write a Cover Letter That Will Help Me Stand Out?

I’ve just started my search for a new job, and I’ve found several companies that I’d really like to work for. How can I write a cover letter that will help me stand out amongst all the other applicants? — Stephanie, Virginia Beach, VA The thing...

Kick Up Your Negotiating Chops – at Work and at Home

I pride myself on being a savvy businessperson, career focused and ambitious, and yet I went 19 years without ever asking for a raise. I didn’t think I needed to. Instead, I just worked very hard and hoped my boss would notice and reward me. My...

Why I’m Glad I Was Laid Off

Have you been canned in a company downsizing? Do you have your resignation letter ready to go, peppered with a top 10 list of “Things That Are Wrong With My Boss”? Or are you just so fed up with your underappreciated role in an unchallenging job...

Why Talking a Big Game Is Good for Your Career

When someone compliments you, is your automatic response anything like mine? “Really? I haven’t slept in days. It must be the lighting in here!” Or, when you’ve been patted on the back for a job well done, do you allow your team to take credit...

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