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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 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...

How to Be a Serial Entrepreneur

Meet Gregg Renfrew and find out why being an entrepreneur is all about having fun.

What Do You Want From Your Next Job?

When you were fresh out of college, you might have taken any job that fit your major and paid enough to cover your share of the rent and student loan payment. But as you move through your career, your needs change in alignment with where you are...

Is There a Right Way to Fire Someone?

I recently became COO at my firm, which is exciting. But my job now includes HR, and my boss wants to fire an underperforming employee who has small children. I’ve never worked in HR before, and I’m really uncomfortable with this. What is the...

6 Tips For Politely Requesting a Job Referral

Whether you're unemployed or supported by a regular paycheck, job hunting and blindly sending out résumés can be a tiring and frustrating experience. So when the career gods smile in your direction and provide your dream position at a company...

Why I Chose a “Slash” Career

Jessica Alba: Entrepreneur/Author/Actress When I left my job to become a full-time freelance writer in 2001, other freelancers warned me: The business can be “feast or famine,” and it can get a little lonely working all by yourself. Within the...

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